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  1. Pony up 40 bucks and ride a horseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | Lowell Sun

    Ken Mierz, of Westford, makes sure his sons, Cameron, 7, and Connor, 12, as well as Lindsay Holden of Concord, are ready to ride. SUN PHOTOS BY SCOTT SHURTLEFF Bobby's Ranch in Westford is one of the last remaining places in the area where people can rent a horse by the hour and get a guided tour along gentle trails through shady forests and greener pastures.

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  2. Quite the Discovery in ActonRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 5 | Lowell Sun

    Discovery Museum in Acton, and the outdoor activity tree house. Nyla John, 7, of Chicago, serves plastic food to her mother Sheryl John in Bessie's Diner, a miniature diner that's part of the model train depot.

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  3. Quite the Discovery in ActonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 5 | Lowell Sun

    But at the Discovery Museum in Acton, kids are enchanted, lively and curious as soon as they walk through the doors. "We want them to touch everything and feel empowered to go home and do the same thing or try new things," said Ann Sgarzi, the museum's director of marketing.

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  4. Wish Boutique celebrates first anniversary with Fashion ShowRead the original story

    Jun 4, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    "Can we pretend that airplanes in the night are like shooting stars? I could really use a wish right now. ... And all the glitz and the glam and the fashion.

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  5. 'Defender' Cuthbert recognized for aid to juvenilesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    When it comes to working with her young clients, Maryellen Cuthbert is a force to be reckoned with in and out of the courtroom. An attorney of 35 years, Cuthbert has found her niche in defending juveniles and youthful offenders charged as adults, helping them to turn their lives around.

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  6. Phase 2A of Freeman path christened in ActonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    About 32 years ago the late Bruce Freeman, a state representative from Chelmsford, came up with the idea for a local rail trail while biking on just such a trail with one of his sons in California. Freeman died of cancer about a year after first floating the idea for a rail trail stretching from Lowell to Framingham, but grassroots activists have worked ever since to build support from politicians and make Freeman's dream a reality.

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  7. Phase 2A of Freeman Rail Trail christened in ActonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    It was about 32 years ago that the late Bruce Freeman, a state representative from Chelmsford, came up with the idea for a local rail trail while hiking on just such a trail with one of his sons in California. Freeman died of cancer about a year after first floating the idea for a rail trail stretching from Lowell to Framingham, but grassroots activists have worked ever since to build support from politicians and make Freeman's dream a reality.

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  8. Growing number of pols calling for Rosenberg's resignationRead the original story

    May 3, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    Calls continued Thursday for former Senate President Stanley Rosenberg to resign after the release of a report Wednesday detailing what investigators described as a "significant failure of judgment and leadership" in connection with allegations against his husband. Democrat Sens. Barbara L'Italien of Andover, Paul Feeney of Foxborough and Jamie Eldridge of Acton have each joined the governor and attorney general in calling for the Amherst Democrat to step down.

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  9. Locals merit elite scholarshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    National Merit Scholarship Corporation has released the names of the first group of winners in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. About 1,000 distinguished high-school seniors have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations.

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  10. NVTHS restaurant joins effort to better serve the disabledRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    Nashoba Valley Technical High School's in-school restaurant, The Elegant Chef, is joining a local effort to better serve patrons with physical or cognitive conditions that make it difficult for them to dine out. The Purple Table Reservation program was created last year by Jenifer Apazidis, owner of The Red Raven restaurant in Acton, when a guest mentioned her son was autistic and that it might be a good idea to seat them separately from other guests.

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  11. Safe Communities ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    The Massachusetts Safe Communities Act may not be such a safe bet after all. Despite a supposedly breakthrough compromise with the law-enforcement community, the proposed bill, which would restrict state enforcement of immigration laws, remains mired in legislative limbo, with no chance of being considered by lawmakers in this session. 4 comments

  12. SJC: Public funds for Acton church need scrutinyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    While it put a temporary hold on public dollars the town of Acton wants to spend on an historic church, the Supreme Judicial Court has ruled there is no blanket ban on public funding for religious institutions. The decision handed down on Friday stems from the town's use of Community Preservation Act money to fund a master plan and stained glass restoration at Acton Congregational Church.

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  13. What we are working on 3/12/2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    It's Monday, March 12. Here is some of what Sun staffers and other news providers are working on for lowellsun.com and Tuesday's editions. While it put a temporary hold on public dollars the town of Acton wants to spend on an historic church, the Supreme Judicial Court has ruled there is no blanket ban on public funding for religious institutions.

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  14. SJC: No blanket ban, but public money for Acton church needs scrutinyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    While it put a temporary hold on public dollars the town of Acton wants to spend on an historic church, the Supreme Judicial Court has ruled there is no blanket ban on public funding for religious institutions. The decision handed down on Friday stems from the town's use of Community Preservation Act money to fund a master plan and stained glass restoration at Acton Congregational Church.

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  15. Lowell rep eyes boosting ICE detainer to 12 hours in Safe Communities ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    A Lowell legislator plans to file an amendment to a controversial immigration bill, stressing that law enforcement should be able to hold individuals on ICE detainers for more than six hours. Rep. Dave Nangle, a Democrat, emphasized that the six-hour hold in the latest version of the Safe Communities Act is not nearly long enough.

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  16. EDITORIAL: Baker must stand firm on safe communitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    We're not surprised the Baker administration won't go along with an agreement brokered by two state lawmakers with police groups on how to deal with illegal immigrants suspected of committing serious crimes. In fact, we're both surprised and disappointed that the police associations in question would agree to language that effectively handcuffs their efforts to keep potentially dangerous criminals off the streets.

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  17. Trust, safety at core of safe communities compromise, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    The two Democrats behind a compromise that would allow for a limited amount of cooperation between local police and federal immigration agencies said Tuesday they're hopeful Gov. Charlie Baker will join them at the table to find a solution. Sen. Jamie Eldridge and Rep. Juana Matias last week announced that they had reached a deal with two major police associations over legislation that would allow local police to honor federal immigration detention requests for individuals with a history of committing violent or serious crimes.

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  18. Baker must stand firmRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    We're not surprised the Baker administration won't go along with an agreement brokered by two state lawmakers with police groups on how to deal with illegal immigrants suspected of committing serious crimes. In fact, we're both surprised and disappointed that the police associations in question would agree to language that effectively handcuffs their efforts to keep potentially dangerous criminals off the streets.

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  19. Deal on policing illegals opposedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    The path to a compromise this session over state immigration enforcement legislation got a little narrower after the Baker administration told two key lawmakers over the weekend that it opposes a compromise they struck with local police groups. Public Safety and Security Secretary Daniel Bennett wrote to Sen. Jamie Eldridge, of Acton, and Rep. Juana Matias, of Lawrence, to express his continued concerns with the latest version of the Safe Communities Act, which would allow local police to honor federal detention requests under certain circumstances.

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  20. Top state official not on board with "Safe Communities" compromiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    The path to a compromise this session over state immigration enforcement legislation got a little narrower after the Baker administration told two key lawmakers over the weekend that it opposes a compromise they struck with local police groups. Public Safety and Security Secretary Daniel Bennett wrote to Sen. Jamie Eldridge, of Acton, and Rep. Juana Matias, of Lawrence, to express his continued concerns with the latest version of the Safe Communities Act, which would allow local police to honor federal detention requests under certain circumstances.

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