Aaron Curtis, The Lowell Sun

Aaron Curtis

The Lowell Sun

Lowell, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Aaron:

The Five Minute Read

TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Police Department sent six officers to participate in an officer wellness pilot program at Strongwater Farm thanks to grant funding from the Hidden Battles Foundation. → Read More

African Community Center of Lowell holds housewarming celebration

LOWELL — The African Community Center of Lowell has a new space to operate, though the organization’s search for a permanent home continues. → Read More

Bicyclist struck by car in Downtown Lowell

LOWELL — Police are on the lookout for the driver of a car who sped away after striking a bicyclist on Market Street on Sunday night. → Read More

A refreshing fundraiser: Lowell kids set to serve lemonade for a good cause

LOWELL — For anyone feeling generous, or even just a little thirsty, a group of Lowell kids from the Highlands neighborhood will have a lemonade stand set up outside 107 Westchester St. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. → Read More

Lowell’s Co-Response Jail Diversion Program brings positive results

LOWELL — It's been just under a year since the Lowell Police Department launched its Co-Response Jail Diversion Program, and so far, the program is proving to be effective, according to recently released statistics. → Read More

Update: Several people hospitalized following 4-car crash in Lowell

LOWELL — Police said they are investigating a violent four-car crash on the VFW Highway that sent several people to hospitals on Thursday night. → Read More

Police charge two men following alleged drug deal outside Tewksbury business

TEWKSBURY — Police announced the arrest of two men on Tuesday after detectives conducting surveillance observed an alleged drug deal outside a gas station on Andover Street. → Read More

Level 3 sex offender from Lowell pleads guilty to child pornography charge

BOSTON — A Level 3 sex offender from Lowell pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to receiving child pornography that he extorted from an 11-year-old girl through the social media platform Snapchat. → Read More

The Five Minute Read

LOWELL — UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney was honored recently for her role in founding the Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. → Read More

Motorcyclist injured in Lowell crash

LOWELL — It was reported in an emergency radio broadcast on Sunday night that a motorcyclist was transported to a Boston hospital by medical helicopter following a crash involving a flatbed truck. → Read More

Former Townsend police officer accused of propositioning woman for sex

TOWNSEND — A retired police officer is accused of propositioning a woman for sex and then impersonating a Townsend police officer in an attempt to prevent her from reporting the incident, authorities said. → Read More

New court dates set for Dracut doctor accused of involuntary manslaughter

LOWELL — The case of the retired Dracut doctor, accused of illegally prescribing opioids resulting in a Lowell patient’s death, has again been delayed. → Read More

Community comes together to remember 3-year-old Harry Kkonde

LOWELL — As the sun began to set on Lowell on Friday night, a few hundred people gathered outside City Hall, their attention directed at a podium on the building's steps that was graced with an image of 3-year-old Harry Kkonde. → Read More

Lowell man charged with trafficking cocaine, fentanyl

LOWELL — A 40-year-old Lowell man was arrested on drug trafficking charges after a search warrant executed by detectives at his Highlands apartment on Monday allegedly turned up cocaine, fentanyl and nearly $60,000 cash, police said. → Read More

Driver injured when car crashes into Lowell laundromat

LOWELL — A woman was hospitalized when the car she was driving crashed into the Laundromax laundromat at the corner of Aiken Avenue and West Sixth Street on Wednesday evening, according to police. → Read More

Police: Rollover crash leads to drunk driving charge for Hudson, N.H. woman

HUDSON, N.H. — A single-vehicle rollover crash during the early morning hours on Sunday led to a driving while intoxicated charge for a Hudson woman, police said. → Read More

The Five Minute Read

LOWELL — Nonprofit Mill City Grows is partnering with The Bike Connector for "Choose Your Own Bike Adventure," an afternoon of self-guided bicycle tours of Lowell's gardens, farms, and urban agricultural spaces. → Read More

Police: Missing 6-year-old Lowell boy recovered from Merrimack River

NEWBURYPORT — The body of the 6-year-old Lowell boy who had been missing since he fell into the Merrimack River off Deer Island during a family trip on Thursday has been recovered, according to police. → Read More

Lowell mother, 6-year-old son identified as victims in Merrimack River drowning

LOWELL — State Police identified the mother who died on Thursday while trying to save her two children in the Merrimack River, as 29-year-old Boua DeChhat, of Lowell. → Read More

Police departments unite in attempt to crack down on reckless dirt bikes

Area police departments have partnered to create a task force they say is aimed at addressing the public safety risk posed by reckless operators of dirt bikes and other recreational vehicles on public roads. → Read More