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Commercial shoot downtown LOWELL — A commercial shoot is coming to downtown Lowell Monday and Tuesday that will require meters to be bagged on Palmer, Middle and Shattuck streets.


'We have to do what we have to do'

With the excessive heat warning coming to an end Sunday night, the biggest relief might be felt among area firefighters who battled a trio of blazes over the weekend.


Key figures may not face lawmakers in RMV oversight hearing

Three officials from the Registry of Motor Vehicles, including the former registrar who resigned after a tragic collision was caused by a trucker with unchecked driving violations, may skip out on questions from state lawmakers Monday in a state oversight hearing seeking answers on critical lapses at the the agency.


Deal reached on $43.1B budget

BOSTON —Three weeks after the start of the new fiscal year, Democratic leaders finalized a fiscal 2020 budget agreement over the weekend to end a weeks-long stalemate and authorize $43.


From one mayor to another

When Bill Samaras got the news that he was going to be the city's 91st mayor, he received a number of congratulation calls from prominent figures inside the political world.


Conservation Commission eyes trail

DRACUT — Less than a week after a resident's complaint detailed alleged violations in connection with the Beaver Brook trail project, the Conservation Commission placed the matter on their Wednesday meeting agenda to explore what may have gone


Students compete by inventing solutions

BILLERICA — Working out of the new Billerica Memorial High School, a team of students is addressing a problem that many will be facing in a few months — snow buildup on roofs.


Legislators cancel RMV hearing after no-shows

BOSTON — Lawmakers abruptly recessed an oversight hearing on failures at the Registry of Motor Vehicles after the Baker administration witnesses the committee hoped to hear from did not show up.


Falling limb crushes truck in Lowell

LOWELL — A limb broke free from a tree on Webster Avenue and came crashing down on top of a pair of unoccupied trucks shortly after 7:40 p.


Victim of fatal Pelham crash identified

PELHAM, N.H. — Police have identified the victim of a fatal head-on crash on Keyes Hill Road on Friday afternoon as Joshua Nolette, 31, of Hudson.


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