Dracut's $500-a-day message: Fix problem properties or pay

Town manager cracks down on owners of eyesores
DRACUT -- Standing on the corner of Pleasant Street and Lakeview Avenue on Monday, Town Manager James Duggan focused his glare on two vacant, graffiti-covered buildings on the property at 1095 Lakeview Ave. Full Story
Andover tops Lions for title

LOWELL -- Chelmsford High's Crystal Zhu (50 free), Anna Haywood (100 backstroke) and Elena Brown (diving) were individual winners, but the Lions fell to Andover, 98-88, in an exciting dual-meet showdown for the Merrimack Valley Conference Division 1 Full Story
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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
Governor: NYC doctor with Ebola sought help with 100.3-degree fever, not higher temperature

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Government official identifies Washington state school shooter as student Jaylen Fryberg . Full Story
This Halloween, go Above & Beyond

Gone (for now, anyway) are the days when big-name country music acts like Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Martina McBride would pack the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. Instead, thanks to smart booking that reflects the emergence of electronic dance music, the last two shows there have been the well-attended Calvin Harris show of last week and next week's Wicked Halloween show with EDM acts Above & Beyond, Benny Benassi and others. Read More >>
Trzcienski gives Dracut a big lift

Jacob Trzcienski had a pair of rushing touchdowns and ran for well over 100 yards as the Dracut D Blue team opened its season in high style with a 21-6 win over Methuen. Full Story
Remember when

Throughout history, people have given and received beautiful flowers for many reasons. Since 1947, Wood Brothers Florist has delivered beautiful bouquets in and around Lowell. Full Story

GROUPS BOY SCOUT TROOP 83: For boys 11-17 who like camping, boating, animal care, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, and a week of summer camp; meet Wednesday nights, 7-8:30, at Christ Church United, 10 Arlington St. Full Story
Man fighting charges for painting Main Street

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street. Full Story
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'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' canceled

TLC axes show after evidence surfaces that star Mama June had resumed a romance with a convicted child molester.