There was a lot of business news in May, but articles about butter burgers, salad dressing and drive-thru coffee were no match for a retiring preschool teacher. And of course, perennial favorite The Lowell Riddler makes an appearance in the top articles this month too.
Here are the most-read articles, based on website views, during May 2022.
This article was published way back in November 2021, but it returns for another appearance on the top five list for May 2022. After months of anticipation, Culver’s opened its doors to the public on Memorial Day, and that seems to have sent a new round of traffic to this story which was written when construction on the restaurant began.
Newer residents of Lowell may never remember a time when the city wasn’t home to one of the nation’s top producers of refrigerated salad dressings. Litehouse Foods merged with a Lowell company in 1997 and now makes many of its most popular products – including Homestyle Ranch Dressing & Dip and Litehouse Caramel – right here in town at a facility on Foreman Street.
The City of Lowell Planning Commission heard about two different business plans during its May meeting. One was for a temporary car sale at the fairgrounds. The other was for a drive-thru Scooter’s Coffee shop on W. Main Street. We think Scooter’s Coffee is probably what helped this article land in the top five for last month, but you’ll have to wait a while before the business comes to town. Lowell City Council needs to approve a rezoning request before the Planning Commission can review and OK a site plan for the property.
The Lowell Riddler actually accounted for two of the top five articles and four of the top 10 articles for May. However, we are consolidating them for a single entry on this list. The first clue for riddle #5 had the most views for the month, taking the number two spot. This riddle is now solved, but you can find the latest riddles and solutions here.
Taking the crown of top article for the month of May is a profile of Cara Forward who is leaving Curiosity Corner Preschool after 15 years. She has touched the lives of countless students and families and says her years as an educator have been richly rewarding. However, she now looks forward to spending time with her family and focusing on new pursuits.