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    Firm on track with new Dracut High

    DRACUT -- CTA Construction is making progress this summer toward meeting the company's contractual obligation to completing the new $60 million high school by Sept. Full Story
    Chelmsford shuts out Wilmington

    Five pitchers combined on a no-hit effort as Chelmsford blanked Wilmington, 4-0, during a Suburban Pony League 14-15 Division clash in Wilmington. Full Story
    (Charles Krupa)
    5 places you might start seeing calorie counts

    Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes? Full Story
    Need a party wine for the Folk Festival? Try Beaujolais

    The Lowell Folk Festival is this weekend (July 25-27) and thousands of visitors will descend on the city for a good time. Full Story
    (Kerry Brown/AP)
    Review: 'Hercules' is schlocky but entertaining

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — You'll have to say one thing for Brett Ratner's production of "Hercules": This movie has a sense of proportion. Read More >>
    Dracut girls in fine national showing

    The Visionary Basket Club's 8th Grade Premier Pinnacle Team came in third place at the United States Junior Nationals Basketball Tournament in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Full Story
    Keep a vintage suitcase handy ... just in case

    For years, I've had a passion -- let's be honest, an obsession -- with vintage suitcases. I can't seem to walk into a shop without finding a unique handled box staring back at me, calling to me. Full Story

    Items can be sent to What's Happening by e-mailing sdion@lowellsun.com. Photo attachments in JPEG format are also welcome; items can be sent to What's Happening by regular mail to: What's Happening, The Valley Dispatch, c/o Suzanne Dion, 491 Dutton St. Full Story
    Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

    MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Full Story