LOWELL – As far as Gabriel Morales was concerned, the feeling-out process in this fight ended once the opening bell sounded. Golden Gloves bouts only last three rounds, and more often than not, the boxers who end up having their arm raised in triumph are the ones who are ready to spring forward at the […]


In Lowell, October means more than foliage and farmers’ markets. It is the month that the city celebrates the life of arguably its most famous native. And this year’s Jack Kerouac festival, Lowell Celebrates Kerouac, will be especially meaningful as it marks the 50th anniversary of the Beat Generation icon’s death. On Oct. 21, 1969, […]

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DRACUT — A little over a year ago, Selectman Joseph DiRocco met with Town Manager Jim Duggan to discuss some calls DiRocco said he received from local contractors. They wanted to know why they weren’t being offered contracts in town. According to DiRocco, Duggan said he would look into it. The calls from contractors continued. […]