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  1. Townsend student wins local and state essay contestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    Nine students at Hawthorne Brook Middle School in Townsend entered the Patriot's Pen Essay Competition for students in grades 6-8 that was sponsored by Townsend VFW Post No. 6538 and its Auxiliary.

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  2. Her teacher saved Christmas. 15 years later, she pays it forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    When Mia Reynolds lost everything in a massive house fire shortly after Christmas 15 years ago, her second-grade teacher at Crocker Elementary School made sure she and her mother knew how much the school cared. The teacher, Robin Pierce, told her class to bring in wrapped presents so Reynolds could have a second Christmas holiday.

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  3. Sen. Tran sworn in at StatehouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    Before his official swearing-in ceremony Wednesday, newly elected state Sen. Dean Tran was already on the job, reviewing budget earmarks, getting familiarized with the Statehouse, and meeting his fellow Republican state senators -- all six of them. "But I don't mind being part of a minority group," the 12-year Fitchburg city councilor quipped before shifting to a more serious tone.

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  4. Gov. Baker welcomes Tran to the SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    Moments after welcoming newly elected Sen. Dean Tran to the "hearty band of Republicans in the state Senate," the governor on Wednesday acknowledged what he considers a political reality in Massachusetts: Republicans' ability to compete for legislative seats is limited. "Look, there's some districts in Massachusetts where Republicans have a shot and there's some district where they don't," Baker said.

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  5. Tread cautiously on $15 minimum wageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    Despite support from a majority of its members, legislation that would raise the Massachusetts minimum hourly wage from $11 to $15 ended the year the same way it began -- pending before the Legislature's Labor and Workforce Development Committee. In 2017, the minimum wage in Massachusetts increased to $11 an hour, marking the final step in a three-year process that increased wages by $1 annually.

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  6. Hold onto yourRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    Statehouse Democrats are gearing up for a three-pronged attack on your pocketbook in 2018, so don't count all your blessings from President Donald Trump's tax cut just yet. It's hard to justify how Massachusetts' government can't live on a $40 billion spending budget when only a decade earlier the budget was $27 billion -- that's a 48 percent increase.

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  7. Popular Italian restaurant closes doors in FitchburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    After about four decades in business, the last dozen under the same owner, Il Ricordi shut its doors for the final time on Christmas Eve. "I just want to thank my customers over the years," owner John Shammas said.

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  8. EDITORIAL: Revised bail policies help, but don't solve problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    Supporters of prison reform in Massachusetts have taken great pains to state the obvious: Individuals from economically depressed backgrounds make up a disproportionate share of that population. According to a report in Tuesday's Sentinel & Enterprise, almost half of the state's roughly 14,500 prison admissions came from only 15 percent of its census tracts. 3 comments

  9. Gunderson, Marino drop out of race for Tsongas seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    The Republican field for the seat now held by U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas got a little smaller Tuesday, with Scott Gunderson of Groton and Lou Marino of Fitchburg dropping out. Calling it "the best opportunity" the GOP has had in years to take the seat, Gunderson said he is now backing Pepperell's Rick Green.

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  10. GOP candidate drops out of 3rd District raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    The Republican field for the seat now held by U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas got a little smaller Tuesday, with one contender dropping out and throwing his support behind another. Calling it "the best opportunity" the GOP has had in years to take the seat, Scott Gunderson of Groton said he is now backing Pepperell's Rick Green.

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  11. Tran's GOP win douses Democrats' firepowerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    The recent election of Republican Dean Tran of Fitchburg to the Massachusetts state Senate was an embarrassing rebuke to the state's top Democrats, including U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Despite their opposition, Tran defeated Democrat Susan Chalifoux Zephir, a Leominster city councilor who had the support of the state's Democrat Party hierarchy, as well as Charlene DiCalogero of Berlin an unenrolled candidate Claire Freda.

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  12. Defeated Senate candidate: Speaker probe hurt meRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    Fitchburg City Councilor Dean Tran, who is now a state senator, accomplished a rare feat in state politics earlier this month. He turned a blue seat red.

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  13. Hefner news "hurt our momentum," defeated Senate candidate saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    Fitchburg City Councilor Dean Tran, who is now a state senator, accomplished a rare feat in state politics earlier this month. He turned a blue seat red.

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  14. GOP's Tran sworn in as new senatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    Acting State Senate President Harriette Chandler places a pin on Dean Tran's lapel after Tran was sworn in as state senator. Looking on at left is Gov. Charlie Baker.

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  15. ChelmsfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    Marrone will begin her employment in Chelmsford Jan. 3, followed by a public introduction at the Jan. 8 Board of Selectmen meeting. Town Manager Paul Cohen said he's excited to welcome aboard a high-caliber economic-development professional with a proven track record.

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  16. Ban plastic bags? It's sense vs. centsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    Just days after Boston approved a plastic bag ban, a Fitchburg city councilor wants his community to consider a similar measure. City Councilor Joel Kaddy, who represents Fitchburg's Ward 3, planned to introduce a petition banning plastic bags at the council's Tuesday night meeting.

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  17. What the Sun is working on for 12/21/17Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    It's Wednesday, Dec. 20. Here is some of what Sun staffers and other news providers are working on for lowellsun.com and Thursday's print edition. The latest on the death of Bernard Law, Boston's former cardinal who became the posterchild for the Catholic Church's coverup of child sexual abuse by priests.

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  18. Littleton hockey team is blankedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    Brandan Garneau scored two goals and added an assist as Fitchburg skated past Littleton High, 5-0, in a Central Massachusetts non-conference boys hockey game on Monday. Littleton goalie Ben Canfield made 19 saves.

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  19. EDITORIAL: A way to streamline, incentivize more affordable housingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    Since our housing stock won't grow at the grass-roots level, maybe it's time for a top-down approach to solve one of the main obstacles to this state's sustained economic growth. Gov. Charlie Baker has proposed legislation that would facilitate the construction of more affordable housing developments throughout the commonwealth's cities and towns.

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  20. EDITORIAL: Dean Tran's inspiring story goes to Beacon HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    Dean Tran's personal story of arriving in America with his family as refugees from the Vietnam War and climbing the ladder of success via education, business and politics is a remarkable one. On Tuesday, he added another stepping stone to his inspiring story in being elected to the Massachusetts State Senate from the Worcester and Middlesex District.

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