5 Most Popular Articles on Lowell’s First Look for October 2021

The top articles for October included a mix of government and business news. But the number one spot went to a press release about the opening of Lowell’s newest fast food restaurant.

The following were the most-read articles, based on website views, during October 2021.

5. Construction on M-21 Between Lowell and Ada Begins

Photo courtesy of the Kent County Road Commission Facebook page.

This article, originally published in September, outlined construction work taking place on M-21 between Lowell and Ada. As the project progressed, readers returned to this article again and again to confirm dates and detours. It was the fifth most-read article on Lowell’s First Look in October.

4. Keeping Lowell Safe: Police Beat for September 2021

The September Police Beat takes the fourth-place spot among the most-read articles in October. While there was no rash of crime reported, the article did provide a sneak peek at the newest Lowell police vehicle and announced the winner of this year’s department Ironman competition.

3. Planning Commission Recap: New Marijuana Business Approved for W. Main Street

Another month, another marijuana business. In October, the Lowell Planning Commission gave the OK for a retail marijuana establishment to open on W. Main Street in the location currently housing Galaxy Signs & Awards.

2. School Board Recap: Potential Recall in the Works

Our recap of the October school board meeting was the second most-read story for the month. In addition to updates on district activities and public comments, the meeting included a statement from school board member Pat Nugent about recall paperwork that was filed against him and two other members of the board. It’s our understanding that an appeal has since been filed by board members regarding the petition language.

1. Press Release: Jimmy John’s Opens in Lowell

And the top article of the month was a press release about the opening of Jimmy John’s on W. Main Street. Located near Rite Aid, the restaurant specializes in sub sandwiches. It has drive-thru and dine-in options. Delivery is also available in a limited area.

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