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Clouds ~ “WEATHER 101” WITH AL!

Clouds  ~ “WEATHER 101” WITH AL!

By: Al Kaprielian – August, 2015 Clouds are classified by different levels: high, middle, low and towering. High clouds, known as cirrus clouds, are thin, feathery and hair-like. They are…

Maybe There Is Hope After All

Maybe There Is Hope After All

A few weeks back, The Bride and I had to fly from Seattle to San Francisco and then on to Boston. The experience at SEA-TAC was the worst I’ve encountered…

As O’Brien Exits the New Hampshire Political Stage, an Intimate Reflection on his Legacy

As O’Brien Exits the New Hampshire Political Stage, an Intimate Reflection on his Legacy

By: DJ Bettencourt – August, 2015 The announced retirement last month of former New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien is certain to set off reflections and reactions from across the…

This Year’s Lowell City Council Race Just Got Exciting!

This Year’s Lowell City Council Race Just Got Exciting!

By: John MacDonald  – August, 2015 Little did anyone suspect that the vote to hire a new Superintendent of Schools in Lowell would have such a profound effect on this…

Teacher Speaks Out on Poor Treatment in Lawrence Schools

Teacher Speaks Out on Poor Treatment  in Lawrence Schools

By: Amy Berard – August, 2015 I am one of the 59 Lawrence teachers whose contract was not renewed this year. Recently, on June 11, you reported on this. I…

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 4) The Rest of the Story

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 4) The Rest of the Story

By Christine Morabito – August 2015 It is difficult to believe that a project which will permanently alter the environment, kill thousands of birds and bats, threaten marine life, trample the religious…

SHENANIGANS! ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

SHENANIGANS! ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

Last month the Massachusetts Legislature delayed a scheduled vote on a public records reform bill after getting pressure from the very politicians who will have to pay the price for…

Lawrence Mayor Rivera Opposes Sanctuary Cities, But Will Not Veto Council’s Decision

Lawrence Mayor Rivera Opposes Sanctuary Cities, But Will Not Veto Council’s Decision

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera said Wednesday that even though he opposes making Lawrence a sanctuary city, he will not veto the city council’s vote Tuesday to stop criminal illegal aliens from being deported…

Governor Should Direct Opioid Abuse Policy

Governor Should Direct Opioid Abuse Policy

By: Joe D’Amore – July, 2015 Our state is reeling from spiraling crises in opioid addiction and the newest statistics confirm the need for a coordinated policy response from the…

Board of Medicine Has Only Contempt for Governor Baker’s Opioid Efforts

Board of Medicine Has Only Contempt for Governor Baker’s Opioid Efforts

By: Dr.Bharani Padmanabhan - July, 2015 Governor Baker’s task force recently issued its much awaited report which advocated a comprehensive approach to dealing with the state’s heroin epidemic. This report has…

Signs of Heat Stroke in Cats

Signs of Heat Stroke in Cats

By: Tracey Zysk – July, 2015 It’s common to hear about dogs getting heat stroke but did you realize your cat can become overheated? Especially those felines that like to…

Sheriff Cousins Needs A New Approach to Opiod Addiction

Sheriff Cousins Needs A New  Approach to Opiod Addiction

By: Jerry Robito – July, 2015 Working in corrections for over thirty-four years, I have seen countless inmates return to jail for opiate addiction related crimes. The problem today is…

The Kool Aid world of Obamacare ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

The Kool Aid world of Obamacare ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – July, 2015 The US Supreme Court recently ruled in King v. Burwell that the health insurance subsidies written into the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare)…

My Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

My Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – July, 2015 The Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced on July 16th and every year I like to review the past year in TV and give…

So Are You Open Minded or Not ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA

So Are You Open Minded or Not ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA

By: Ana Montserrat DeBernardo – July, 2015 Any well-mannered person living in the twenty-first century is acutely aware that when it comes to small talk, politics and religion are two…