When Charles Dickens came to America in 1842, one of his goals was to promote copyright laws as a way of protecting the creative product of artists, writers and musicians. This Thursday night (April 5 at 7 pm) at UMass Lowell’s O’Leary Library auditorium, Room 222, 61 Wilder Street, UMass Lowell South Campus, three UML faculty members (writer Andre Dubus III, photographer Arno Minkkinen, and musician Alan Williams) will participate in a panel discussion of the topic “Whose art is it anyway?” as part of the Parker Lecture Series.
Another amazing photo from Tony Sampas
Thanks to the Chelmsford Patch for these early results:
Selectmen (2 seats)
George Dixon – 3251
Pat Wojtas – 3085
Roland van Liew – 2376
Jim Murray – 1614
New Fire Station
Yes – 2468
No – 2162
To stir the Pawtucket Falls Dam issue a little bit more and with a nod to Jack Kerouac and his relationship with the river, I’ve posted this fanciful image of Jack and the Dam. I found this image here along with many other Merrimack River and Lowell power canals images: http://images.mitrasites.com/lowell-power-canal-system-and-pawtucket-gatehouse.html.
Taking Liberty w/ Kerouac @ the Falls
Great Stone Dam across the Merrimack River at Lawrence Massachusetts from the ENEL website . The crestgate system installed by ENEL is visible enough for you to see what a so-called ”bladder” dam looks like.
Another view of the Great Stone Dam, May 2010 courtesy of Corey Sciuto. This view allows for a fuller look at the area surrounding the dam site in Lawrence.
With the recent “approval” by FERC of the ENEL proposal for the historic Pawtucket Falls Dam, I thought that these two photos “up” the Merrimack River in Lowell would provide an opportunity to compare the Lowell dam with the Lawrence dam regarding site, impression and impact.
Pawtucket Falls Dam as viewed from the Pawtucket/School Street Bridge
Pawtucket Falls Dam, May 2006 photo courtesy of Corey Sciuto