Christopher Scott, The Lowell Sun

Christopher Scott

The Lowell Sun

Lowell, MA, United States

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Nursing home ballot question derails amidst pandemic

BOSTON – Massachusetts voters are on track to decide this November whether to embrace ranked-choice voting and expand access to automobile digital repair data, but a proposal to increase fund… → Read More

MCC President Mabry to retire next year

LOWELL – James Mabry, Middlesex Community College president since 2015, announced Tuesday he will retire in 2021. James Campbell, president of the MCC Board of Trustees, said in a statement, … → Read More

Lowell Folk Festival, Summer Music Series canceled due to pandemic

LOWELL — COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our way of life, closing schools, shuttering businesses and changing the way we spend our free time. The pandemic does not discriminate, and it has now … → Read More

Still in shutdown mode, Townsend awaits guidance from governor

TOWNSEND – In a conference call Tuesday morning and with a reporter on the line, the Board of Health, Town Administrator James Kreidler; the town’s sanitation agent, Rick Metcalf, of the Nash… → Read More

Amid pandemic, industry groups requests delay in flavored tobacco ban

BOSTON – The COVID-19 public health emergency has delayed a lot of things already, and now the industry group that represents convenience stores is asking the Legislature and governor to dela… → Read More

Meet Dave Nangle’s new lawyer – Lowell Sun

INDICTED REP. Dave Nangle has new legal representation: Carmine Lepore. The name may sound familiar. The Revere-based attorney previously represented Lowell police Officer Eric Wayne, who was accus… → Read More

Does money talk in the Lowell City Council Chamber? – Lowell Sun

MONEY TALKS. But just how much? A complex dispute involving a new roundabout by the proposed Pawtucket Boulevard Market Basket and an unhappy property owner — developer and former retired Low… → Read More

City has Shamrock owner feeling a little Blue – Lowell Sun

THE POLITICALLY connected Blue Shamrock bar in downtown Lowell is down on its luck. The bar, which rarely gets the municipal hammer, is scheduled for a liquor license hearing on Dec. 19. During a c… → Read More

Big weekend for Sun Santa – Lowell Sun

LOWELL — It was a big weekend for Sun Santa. On Thursday, Westford Rep. James Arciero held his annual fundraising party at the Franco-American Club in Westford. Then on Friday, former Sen. St… → Read More

Stonehedge owner pays Tyngsboro another $50,000 toward back taxes

TYNGSBORO -- The owner of one of the fanciest inns in the region further reduced his delinquent tax bill to the community late Thursday, personally delivering a five-figure check and beating the town-imposed deadline by nearly a day. → Read More

Charges against Lowell teens dropped in gun-theft case

LOWELL -- The criminal cases against three Lowell juveniles charged last June with stealing a handgun belonging to a retired Lowell police officer were dismissed last month because the former officer refused to testify. → Read More

Sun editor will depart on Nov. 30

LOWELL -- James H. Campanini, who as editor piloted The Sun through one of the most turbulent periods in the newspaper industry while overseeing its emergence as a powerful force on social media, announced Friday he will depart on Nov. → Read More

Firearm brought to school was not the same gun stolen from ex-Lowell cop

LOWELL -- The gun that an 11-year-old student brought into the Sullivan Middle School Sept. 13 is not the same gun stolen from a retired Lowell police officer last June, Police Superintendent Kelly Richardson told The Sun this week. → Read More

Lowell teens charged with stealing retired cop's gun to face judge

LOWELL -- Three Lowell teenagers are scheduled to go before a Lawrence Juvenile Court judge Monday in connection with the alleged theft of a firearm from a retired Lowell police officer in the city's Belvidere neighborhood early last month. → Read More

Retired Lowell police officer cleared of mishandling firearm

LOWELL -- Police detectives have cleared a well-known retired Lowell police officer of mishandling his small-caliber handgun, which was stolen from a motor vehicle parked in a Belvidere driveway last month -- but the case is far from closed. → Read More

Former Lowell roads king had special deal following retirement

LOWELL -- Former city Department of Public Works and parks chief Thomas Bellegarde retired Feb. 2 on an annual pension of $83,627. → Read More

Veteran Lowell police captain chosen as interim superintendent

LOWELL -- City Manager Eileen Donoghue selected Jonathan "Jack" Webb as interim superintendent Monday, calling the 37-year veteran police officer "totally capable and competent" and a "man of integrity. → Read More

Veteran Lowell police captain chosen as interim superintendent

LOWELL -- City Manager Eileen Donoghue selected Jonathan "Jack" Webb as interim superintendent Monday, calling the 37-year veteran police officer "totally capable and competent" and a "man of integrity. → Read More

Top state official: Remove Dobelle's name from MCC library

LOWELL -- State Inspector General Glenn Cunha does not have a vote when Middlesex Community College trustees decide next month whether to strike former President Evan Dobelle's name from a school library, but he is urging them to remove the honor. → Read More

Top state official: Remove Dobelle's name from MCC library

LOWELL -- State Inspector General Glenn Cunha does not have a vote when Middlesex Community College trustees decide next month whether to strike former President Evan Dobelle's name from a school library, but he is urging them to remove the honor. → Read More