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Amaris Castillo


Florida, United States

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Past articles by Amaris:

Elizabeth Acevedo’s ‘Clap When You Land’ Is a Moving Story of Secrets, Grief & Newfound Sisterhood

The author beautifully captures life in the Dominican Republic and in New York City. It's a moving story of secrets, grief & newfound sisterhood. → Read More

History of Freedom Tower in Miami, Known as “Ellis Island of the South”

Though originally built in 1925 as the headquarters for Miami News, the 17-story Freedom Tower is best known as the “Ellis Island of the South” due to its role in helping Cubans who were seeking political asylum from Fidel Castro’s regime. → Read More

Dominicans in Tampa Join Protest Against Canceled Elections

“This is a message from all the Dominicans in the Tampa Bay area who feel outraged and tired of the government over there that has stolen everything,” David Aquino said in Spanish. → Read More

The Little-Known History of Amelio Robles, a Trans Zapatista Who Fought in Mexico’s Revolution

Amelio Robles Ávila, a colonel in the Mexican Revolution, is believed to be one of the first transgender figures in Latin American history. → Read More

Attorney General probing Dracut purchases – Lowell Sun

DRACUT — Attorney General Maura Healey is reviewing a decision by Town Manager James Duggan to select a Hooksett, N.H. firm to construct a security fence around the police department despite… → Read More

Tyngsboro officials celebrate groundbreaking of water/sewer project – Lowell Sun

TYNGSBORO — Town officials last week celebrated the groundbreaking of the multi-million dollar Phase 2 Sewer/Water project. Approved at annual town meeting in May 2018, the major project wil… → Read More

The grass is always greener on her side of the fence

DRACUT — Marquise Dufour Renquin steps out of her air-conditioned home and onto her back porch. → Read More

Police seek info on stolen sign

PELHAM — The Pelham Police Department is seeking information on the whereabouts of a stolen sign in town. → Read More

Closing for repairs

DRACUT — Children's squeals filled the playground at Veterans Memorial Park shortly before noon Monday. → Read More

Dracut team excited

DRACUT — The team of nine sat in a second-floor classroom at Justus C. Richardson Middle School last Wednesday. → Read More

Gloves come off at selectmen's debate in Dracut

Tension pierced Harvey J. Gagnon Harmony Hall Monday as three candidates vying for two seats on the Board of Selectmen debated issues including a possible (and controversial) stormwater fee and social media politics. → Read More

Civil service overturns demotion

DRACUT -- Housing Authority Executive Director Mary Karabatsos issued a letter of reprimand nearly three years ago to longtime employee Brian Martin over what she described as acts of insubordination. At the time, Martin was working as the agency's maintenance supervisor. → Read More

Firefighters shave heads in solidarity with fellow Dracut jake battling cancer

Last fall, longtime Dracut firefighter Leo McMahon learned he had multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells. → Read More

Harmony Hall to be renamed for Harvey Gagnon

DRACUT -- It's official: Harmony Hall will be renamed after the late Harvey J. Gagnon. The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday voted 4-0 to make the change in honor of the former Dracut Historical Society president who died March 1. → Read More

Stonehedge owner settles back taxes with town of Tyngsboro

TYNGSBORO -- The owner of the Stonehedge Inn & Spa has finished paying off delinquent tax and sewer bills owed to the town. → Read More

Moral of their stories: The power of love

TYNGSBORO -- Back in December, Hannah Sheridan was inspired to create a children's book based on a story her 2-year-old niece, Jane Santoro, shared over dinner one night. → Read More

Dracut scholarship telethon smashes records yet again

DRACUT -- Karen Vergakes was buried in her laptop last Friday evening, closely monitoring a live spreadsheet of money coming in through the Dollars for Scholars Dracut Scholarship Foundation's telethon. → Read More

Losing Eric: Dracut man succumbs to addiction, and a family endures

DRACUT -- Michelle Normandin will never forget the call she received on Nov. 30. She was finishing up a glass of wine with a friend at O'Hara's Tavern in Dracut when she looked at her phone: It was 9:33 p. → Read More

Tyngsboro aims to update master plan

TYNGSBORO -- The town has launched an effort to update its master plan and officials hope to draw residents to the first visioning session next month. → Read More

Dracut discrimination complaint nixed by state commission

DRACUT -- The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination has dismissed a former maintenance custodian's complaint against the town that alleged discrimination based on his arrest record. → Read More