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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...

2008-06-17 15:00:49

By Hiroko Sato, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 17--TOWNSEND -- Frederick Wheeler still remembers his daughter coming home after her first day in high school and saying, "There is no way I can find my way around the high school." High school can be intimidating, said Deborah Brady, assistant superintendent of the North Middlesex Regional School District. The district's high school, which serves students from Pepperell, Townsend and Ashby, houses 1,400 students. Guidance counselors may not...

2008-06-17 15:00:36

By Dennis Shaughnessey, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 17--BEVERLY -- And the award goes to ... Students from Tyngsboro High School and Dracut High School walked away from the third annual North Shore Music Theater Spotlight Awards ceremony on June 2 with a little bit of hardware and pride in a job well done. Twenty-four high schools and more than 1,000 students vied for top honors at the ceremony, which recognizes high-school students, teachers, musicians, directors, choreographers and...

2008-06-14 12:00:21

By Matt Murphy, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 14--Gayle Simone gsimone@nashobapub.com Gov. Deval Patrick came to the region bearing gifts yesterday, including a major loan for a local clean-energy company and $1.3 million in job grants for Ayer to extend the town's sewer lines. Patrick started his morning on the Tyngsboro campus of Beacon Power Corp., helping that company celebrate its expansion since moving to Greater Lowell earlier this year. Beacon Power, one of the state's...

2008-03-06 21:00:27

By Jennifer Amy Myers, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Mar. 6--LOWELL -- The staff of the Varnum Literacy and Arts Elementary School knew the end was near, but the loss still cuts to the bone of the tight-knit group. "We are very, very sad, but we understand that in a time of terrible budget crunch, decisions need to be made," said Principal Marianne Bond, who has led the school for two years. "We are trying to keep it on the bright side for the kids, because whether they are here or in another...

2008-01-17 12:00:38

By Hillary Chabot, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jan. 17--BOSTON -- Former Middlesex corrections officer Leo Tousignant claims he was bullied, his house was videotaped and he was eventually fired for crossing political lines and supporting Middlesex Sheriff Jim DiPaola's political opponent in 2003. Tousignant, who claims he was an award-winning all-star in the department when he supported DiPaola politically, alleges his career stalled after he helped Lowell Police Acting Deputy Superintendent...

2007-10-13 12:00:15

By Lisa Redmond, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Oct. 13--NEWPORT, N.H. -- Chelmsford native Kenneth Carpenter was convicted yesterday of first-degree murder in the 2005 killing and incineration of a Goshen woman whom he believed was interfering with his love life. After a trial that lasted several weeks, a Sullivan County Superior Court jury deliberated about two hours yesterday morning before finding Carpenter, 56, of Lempster, N.H. guilty of murdering Edith "Pen" Meyer, 55, of Goshen, N.H....

2007-05-24 15:00:20

By Lisa Redmond, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. May 24--LOWELL -- At 5 a.m. last Friday, Andre "Dre" Young's life came to a bloody end. After a "confrontation" with Juan Carlos Felix and Eliezer Montanez in their 5 Warwick St. apartment, the 23-year-old Lowell man took two shotgun blasts to his body and was left to die, prosecutor Daniel Bennett said yesterday. The man Young had driven to the apartment with, Paris Mitchell, 21, tried to flee in a car, but Felix, armed with the shotgun, and...

2007-02-28 18:35:14

By Michael Lafleur, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Feb. 28--Maine authorities yesterday said Carlisle resident Paul Blanco is presumed to have drowned after mistakenly driving his snowmobile into open water on Sebago Lake Saturday night. Mark Latti, a spokesman for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, yesterday said authorities have been searching the northern end of the lake for the 45-year-old Blanco's body since the accident occurred. He said boats and divers searched...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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