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DRACUT — The growing list of marijuana businesses coming to town grew again last week, when the Board of Selectmen approved a special permit and license for Green Thumb Growers LLC, a micro-cultivation operation planning to open at 1935 Lakeview Ave. Co-owner Alex Bailey of Watertown, who said he is one of five owners overseeing […]
LOWELL — Friday at 5 p.m., the University of Massachusetts Lowell will celebrate more than 4,000 2020 graduates with a virtual commencement ceremony to be livestreamed online. The ceremony will feature several speakers, including Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karen Polito, UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, UMass President Marty Meehan and UMass Trustee Mary Burns of Lowell, […]
LOWELL — Police are investigating after a serious motor vehicle crash left a Dracut man dead Sunday night, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Police responded to the area of Lakeview Avenue and Ottawa Street around 9:15 p.m. Sunday for a report of a serious motor vehicle crash, according to a news release from […]
LOWELL – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced $11.6 million in two grant awards to the Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The authority will use the grant funds to support bus transit and paratransit services, including driver safety […]
DRACUT — More than six months since she was appointed interim town manager, Ann Vandal can now remove that pesky word ‘interim’ from her title. In a virtual meeting Tuesday night, the Board of Selectmen voted 4-1 to approve a two-year contract for Vandal in the full executive role, contingent upon a few minor alterations […]
LOWELL — In the latest blow to summer staples in the Merrimack Valley, the Mill City’s annual July Fourth Celebration has been canceled. The yearly event, which typically includes family activities, entertainment and a fireworks display, has drawn standing-room only crowds to LeLacheur Park in the past. In light of social distancing guidelines and restrictions […]