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What We Are Working on 1/26/2018 (VIDEO)

January 26, 2018 GMT

It’s Friday, Jan. 26. Here is some of what Sun staffers and other news providers are working on for lowellsun.com and Saturday’s print edition.

The Tsongas Arena, now called the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell,

has turned 20. Prior to Friday night’s UML hockey game, local

officials will recognize that anniversary and there to witness the

festivities will be Reporter Rick Sobey, rsobey@lowellsun.com.

A father and daughter employed by the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial

Veterans Hospital funneled nearly $1 million in government purchases

to their family landscaping business and received little more than a

slap on the wrist, according to a new report from the Office of

Special Counsel. Reporter Todd Feathers, tfeathers@lowellsun.com, has

this story.

Out at Devens, Reporter Mina Corpuz, mcorpuz@nashobavalleyvoice.com

is reporting the Devens Enterprise Commission and the state’s


development agency could face penalties of more than $52,000 a day

over a five-year span for allegedly dumping stormwater into the Nashua

River without a permit.

Feathers is also reporting an uplifting story about the Sun Santa

Fund: for the first time inis history, the effort to help those less

fortunate during the holiday season raised more than $300,000.

The latest from Davos, Switzerland, were President Donald Trump was

set to deliver a speech to the World Economic Forum, and from

Washington D.C., where two newspapers are reporting that in June Trump

wanted to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

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