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2008-07-03 12:00:49

By Matt Murphy, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jul. 3--BOSTON -- The pain at the pump might be nothing compared to what families will have to pay this winter for oil to heat their homes. Even as the mercury rises outside, some politicians on Beacon Hill are starting to think about how much it will cost to make sure low-income residents don't freeze in their homes this winter when they are unable to pay the high cost of home-heating oil. A new report from the Senate Committee on Post Audit and...

2008-07-01 12:00:54

By Matt Murphy, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jul. 1--BOSTON -- New Education Secretary Paul Reville said there is a "sense of urgency" for public schools and all those involved, including teachers, administration and unions, to show they are not too rigid to adapt to the changing needs of students. Reville visited The Sun yesterday to outline and discuss Gov. Deval Patrick's sweeping Readiness Project, unveiled last week with more than 50 proposals to reform education over the next 12 years....

2008-06-26 15:02:58

By Matt Murphy, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 26--BOSTON -- Gov. Deval Patrick's education-reform plan would offer children of illegal immigrants living in Massachusetts lower in-state college tuition rates, a politically sensitive topic around the country. "It makes good sense for us economically and, for me, it's about simple justice," Patrick said yesterday. "We don't tell these kids they can't go. We just tell them that they'll have to pay more than the kids that have been sitting...

2008-06-25 15:02:34

By Michael Lafleur, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 25--LOWELL -- City councilors last night took their first official step toward adopting a new trash-collection system in which residents who throw out excessive amounts will have to pay more than those who recycle. The council voted 8-1, with Councilor Bill Martin opposed, to approve the concept of a pay-as-you-throw collection system and ask City Manager Bernie Lynch to draft a formal proposal codifying the system and including other...

2008-06-24 15:03:08

By Rita Savard, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 24--CHELMSFORD -- Over the years, they've patched up hundreds of local patients that bark, hop and fly. Now the veterinarians at Chelmsford Animal Hospital hope to continue caring for man's best friends at a new 10,000-square-foot facility. Tomorrow night, the Planning Board is expected to vote on whether to approve a building design for a larger, state-of-the-art animal hospital at 11 Fletcher St. (The board will also meet again with the...

2008-06-24 15:03:01

By Dan O'Brien, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 24--LOWELL -- The city found itself welcoming another byproduct of the state's "green team" yesterday. No, not the NBA champion Boston Celtics. Rather, Gov. Deval Patrick, state legislators and others who have emphasized drawing clean-energy firms to the Bay State. Borrego Solar Systems Inc., a fast-growing designer and installer of solar electric power systems for commercial, residential and public sector clients, welcomed about 50 area...

2008-06-24 15:02:34

By Chris Camire, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 24--TYNGSBORO -- Though the start of the new fiscal year is days away, the budget remains at the center of Tyngsboro politics. After getting through a million-dollar deficit last month, town leaders are now pledging to put together a task force to plan for Tyngsboro's financial future. "We need to take a look at programs and services of each department," said Selectman Richard Lemoine at last night's meeting. Lemoine made creating a...

2008-06-24 12:02:28

By Dana Knight, The Indianapolis Star Jun. 23--Lowell Goss was asked to create a product for a project in third grade. He designed a hydrofoil tennis shoe called a SKIRK, with all kinds of funky add-ons, including an overdrive feature. The Fortville youngster then created a branding, advertising and marketing plan -- at age 9. "Lowell has always been forward-thinking," said his mother, Jill Goss, who lives in Indianapolis. "I had a sense that I had a very creative kid at a pretty...

2008-06-24 02:30:14

By Hiroko Sato, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 23--GROTON -- For budding scientists, high school will soon be a place to do more than simply toss around ideas. They'll be able to make them a reality using high-tech gadgets. The high school will soon receive $20,000 worth of equipment to outfit its technology-fabrication lab, thanks to the grant the Groton-Dunstable Science Technology Engineering & Math Foundation (GDSTEM) secured for the school. From helping buy lab coats and...

2008-06-24 02:29:45

By Michael Lafleur, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 23--LOWELL -- City councilors return to action tomorrow to a slew of items under City Manager Bernie Lynch's portion of the night's meeting agenda and two councilor motions. Tomorrow's meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the council chamber at City Hall. As of Friday, no subcommittee meetings had been scheduled. However, the council's environment and neighborhoods/traffic subcommittees are soon expected to resume deliberating...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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