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Council Moves to fill Vacant School Committee Seat (Lawrence)

Council Moves to fill Vacant School Committee Seat (Lawrence)

Cooper resigned last month and moved out of the city saying that she refused to keep her children in the Lawrence Public Schools given the lack of leadership and curriculum…

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan, 9-15-12

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan, 9-15-12

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR PLAY HOUR 1    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR PLAY HOUR 2    It was all Lawrence all day as Tom talked about the indictments of Lenny…

Correcting the Record: Poulten Paid Station Taxes as Promised

Correcting the Record: Poulten Paid Station Taxes as Promised

  By: Tom Duggan – July, 2012 Last month, Colonel Sam Poulten of Chelmsford became majority shareholder of Merrimack Valley Radio Corporation which controls 980 WCAP radio in Lowell. The…

The Public Needs Watchdogs Not Lapdogs

The Public Needs Watchdogs Not Lapdogs

  By: Christine Morabito, Greater Boston Tea Party – June, 2012 Gone are the days when local newspapers did anything resembling in-depth investigative reporting. Whether the issue is lack of funding,…

Why is Lowell City Council listening to a P.A.C?

Why is Lowell City Council listening to a P.A.C?

  By: Gerry Nutter – May, 2011 On April 26th for the 2nd time since February the Lowell City Council received a “White Paper” dealing with suggestions of how the…

Daniel Lahiff Pays $5,000 Civil Penalty, for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

Lowell Regional Water Utility Executive Director Improperly used Utility generators and employees for personal purposes April, 2012 The Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Lowell Regional Water Utility (“LRWU”)…

TOMORROW’S HEROES: Local Marine Recruits

TOMORROW’S HEROES: Local Marine Recruits

By: Tom Duggan – April 2012 The United States Marines are indisputably the greatest fighting force in the history of mankind. Last month local recruits gathered with their families at…

Standing up for Victims of Murder

April, 2012 The Merrimack Valley Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children, (POMC) invites you to the 4th Annual Candlelight Vigil on April 23, 2012, in recognition of National Crime Victim’s…

The Home of the Brave and the Free

The Home of the Brave and the Free

By: Kim Saltmarsh – January, 2012 It’s dawn. You’re hungry and cold, dirty and tired. The faint light of a rising sun only reflects the exhaustion and determination on your…

Life-changing experience for Lowell Educator on Parris Island

Life-changing experience for Lowell Educator on Parris Island

By: Cecelia Calabrese – January, 2012 Want a crash course in decision making, leadership and teamwork skills? Tell it to the Marines! That is what Mary Payne of Dracut, Massachusetts…

Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Clark Smidt

Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Clark Smidt

  A Middlesex County Superior Court Judge has issued a restraining order against Andover resident Clark Smidt the soon-to-be former majority shareholder of 980AM WCAP radio in Lowell. Despite a…

Poulten takes control of 980WCAP in Lowell

  November, 2011 LOWELL – In 2007 Clark Smidt of Andover and Sam Poulten of Chelmsford bought 980AM WCAP radio in Lowell from longtime owner Maurice Cohen. At the time,…

City Clerk’s Issue Shines Light on Delinquency of Plan E Government

  By: Gerry Nutter – October, 2011 The City of Lowell operates under the Plan E form of Government. That forms calls for the City Council to be the presiding…

Green or Shovel Ready – Government Fails to Create Jobs

Green or Shovel Ready – Government Fails to Create Jobs

By: John Golnik – September, 2011 In mid August, Representative Tsongas was in Lawrence to present a $300,000 grant to the Workforce Investment Board, federal monies from the EPA, for…

Tsongas Pens Letter to President Obama

Tsongas Pens Letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama, As you know, nationwide unemployment remains unacceptably high. The job numbers released earlier this month show that the private sector added only 154,000 jobs. While this number…