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What We Are Working on 11/1/2018 (VIDEO)

November 1, 2018 GMT

It’s Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Here is some of what Sun staffers and other news providers are working on for lowellsun.com and Friday’s edition.

Reporter Chris Lisinski, clisinski@lowellsun.com, is reporting from

the MITRE Corp. in Bedford, where military brass and military

contractors on Wednesday recognized retiring Rep. Niki Tsongas and

her attention to important military issues over more than a decade in

Congress.

Reporter Elizabeth Dobbins, edobbins@lowellsun.com, has the latest

on redistricting initiatives in the Billerica Public School

Department.

Yes, Christmas is around the corner! The local chapter of the

Salvation Army kicked off it’s annual holiday giving initiative

Thursday in downtown Lowell and Reporter Rick Sobey,

rsobey@lowellsun.com, was there.

Halloween 2018 has come and gone, but for a Dracut father and his

daughter the memories will live on. Reporter Amaris Castillo,

acastillo@lowellsun.com, has this heartwarming story.

In his second column of the week, Sun Columnist Peter Lucas,

luke1825@aol.com, shares his opinion about Mayor Marty Walsh’s hiring

of a former state rep. who got thrown out of the state Legislature

when he was found guilty of a domestic violence incident.

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www.lowellsun.com. We welcome your suggestions, comments and

contributions to staff members via their email addresses, or to Editor

Jim Campanini (@suneditor) or jcampanini@lowellsun.com.