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Westford hit with moisture problems
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Westford hit with moisture problems
Source Lowell Sun

WESTFORD - A leak in a major water main became a triple problem for the Westford Water Department Tuesday. Thirteen homes were without water, and a...

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Outreach meeting on Dracut pot proposal
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Outreach meeting on Dracut pot proposal
Source Lowell Sun

DRACUT - A company will be hosting a community outreach meeting on Monday evening for a proposed marijuana establishment at 103 Pleasant St. The...

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Lowell weighs limits on menthol tobacco flavors
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Lowell weighs limits on menthol tobacco flavors
Source Lowell Sun

LOWELL - When the Board of Health restricted the sale of flavored tobacco to adult-only tobacco stores three years ago, mint and menthol flavors...

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Chelmsford rethinking Route 40
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Chelmsford rethinking Route 40
Source Lowell Sun

CHELMSFORD - After examining the issue for months, the Route 40 Study Committee has recommended zoning changes that will allow housing for senior...

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Retailers resist Lottery's push for online sales
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Retailers resist Lottery's push for online sales
Source Lowell Sun

BOSTON The Massachusetts Lottery's technological systems are on par with an old, wall-mounted rotary phone -- outdated and inconvenient, but it...

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Tyngsboro releases FAQ sheet on course purchase
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Tyngsboro releases FAQ sheet on course purchase
Source Lowell Sun

TYNGSBORO - The Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator Matt Hanson this week released a living document to answer a flood of questions on...

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Selectmen OK license for new club
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Selectmen OK license for new club
Source Lowell Sun

New owners at former Club Fleur-De-Lis DRACUT - The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday voted 4-0 to grant an all alcoholic beverages club license to The...

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Opportunity knocks for urban areas
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Opportunity knocks for urban areas
Source Lowell Sun

Even in Massachusetts, with a jobless rate below 3%, there's still room for economic improvement. That's because while the overall unemployment...

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Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on Boston waterfront
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Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on Boston waterfront
Source Lowell Sun

EVERETT, Mass. - A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, "European-style" water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting...

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Officials grappling with dam repairs
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Officials grappling with dam repairs
Source Lowell Sun

TYNGSBORO -The Upper Flint Pond Dam is in very bad condition and in need of replacement. But in order to do that, MassWildlife officials say they...

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Board of Selectmen calls a mulligan on Tyngsboro Country Club vote
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Board of Selectmen calls a mulligan on Tyngsboro Country Club vote
Source Lowell Sun

TYNGSBORO -Those still hoping the town will pursue the purchase of the Tyngsboro Country Club may be in luck. The Board of Selectmen voted 4-1 on...

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Pot, downtown zoning bylaws are in focus
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Pot, downtown zoning bylaws are in focus
Source Lowell Sun

Specifically, residents will be asked whether or not the town should amend its zoning bylaws on two different subjects: marijuana businesses and...

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Adult-use marijuana proposals get competitive
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Adult-use marijuana proposals get competitive
Source Lowell Sun

BILLERICA - Efforts to set up adult-use marijuana shops in town are getting competitive. Three adult-use marijuana companies presented their...

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Pot, downtown zoning bylaws are in focus
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Pot, downtown zoning bylaws are in focus
Source Lowell Sun

Specifically, residents will be asked whether or not the town should amend its zoning bylaws on two different subjects: marijuana businesses and...

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Politics, zoning hamper housing
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Politics, zoning hamper housing
Source Lowell Sun

BOSTON -As the Legislature considers ways to kickstart housing development, a new report concludes that restrictive zoning bylaws, applied with...

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Major projects approved
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Major projects approved
Source Lowell Sun

DRACUT - Annual Town Meeting on Monday approved funding for two high-profile projects. The body voted 184-179 to approve Article 21 for the...

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Abutters sue over project
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Abutters sue over project
Source Lowell Sun

CHELMSFORD - A group of abutters upset about the density of a proposed development the Planning Board green-lit with a special permit in April have...

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Locking in on affordable spaces
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Locking in on affordable spaces
Source Lowell Sun

LOWELL -For the next 25 years, Rogers Hall will stay affordable. "I think it's so much security (for) people who live here that are much younger...

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Golf course purchase rejected
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Golf course purchase rejected
Source Lowell Sun

TYNGSBORO - Town Meeting on Tuesday narrowly rejected an article pertaining to the Tyngsboro Country Club, crushing the hope of many who wanted the...

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Volunteers make garden grow
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Volunteers make garden grow
Source Lowell Sun

AYER - Local residents are still waiting for May flowers, so they're trying to get a head start on making sure those flowers bloom. The Ayer...

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City is recognized as business-friendly community
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City is recognized as business-friendly community
Source Lowell Sun

LOWELL -- Mayor William Samaras on Wednesday was joined by representatives of Lowell's Economic Development Office and other nonprofit partners as...

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Outdoor recreation office eyed to boost economy, health
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Outdoor recreation office eyed to boost economy, health
Source Lowell Sun

BOSTON -- Touting a roughly $16 billion industry in Massachusetts, activists on Tuesday called on lawmakers to create a new state office that would...

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Abutters hoping to slow school project
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Abutters hoping to slow school project
Source Lowell Sun

TEWKSBURY -- These residents of Munro Circle are all for a new elementary school; just not one that is constructed -- along with a new athletic...

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Doing the heavy lifting for those in need
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Doing the heavy lifting for those in need
Source Lowell Sun

Michael Becotte is a familiar, friendly face at ReStore/Habitat for Humanity's store in Billerica. The Chelmsford resident has been honored by the...

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Latinos file plea in letter to city
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Latinos file plea in letter to city
Source Lowell Sun

LOWELL -- Three weeks ago, a proposal to rename Roberto Clemente Park to Pailin Park packed a Board of Parks meeting, ending with members of both...

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In absence of talks on park name, Latinos file letter plea in Lowell
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In absence of talks on park name, Latinos file letter plea in Lowell
Source Lowell Sun

LOWELL -- Three weeks ago, a proposal to rename Roberto Clemente Park to Pailin Park packed a Board of Parks meeting, ending with members of both...

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Proposed FCC rule change threatens community TV in Massachusetts
News 3 months ago
Proposed FCC rule change threatens community TV in Massachusetts
Source Lowell Sun

BOSTON -- Blasting a proposed rule change as an "existential threat" to community television, Sen. Ed Markey on Monday urged other states to follow...

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State auditor pushes bills to combat uncooperative pols
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State auditor pushes bills to combat uncooperative pols
Source Lowell Sun

BOSTON -- Auditor Suzanne Bump had three words to describe the effects two bills she spoke in support of at a legislative hearing would have: ...

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Debate grows over bid to rename Lowell park
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Debate grows over bid to rename Lowell park
Source Lowell Sun

LOWELL -- For years, members of the Cambodian community have gathered in the park near the intersection of Middlesex and Branch streets for...

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Goldberg calls online lottery a ticket to growth
News 3 months ago
Goldberg calls online lottery a ticket to growth
Source Lowell Sun

BOSTON -- The lottery has been a Massachusetts staple for almost 50 years. Now, lawmakers are considering a big change. State Treasurer Deborah...

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