Pipeline relay ends in Dracut, but natural-gas protesters vow to 'never stop'

DRACUT -- The statewide relay to oppose a proposed natural-gas pipeline ended in Dracut on Saturday, but protesters vowed to continue the fight, beginning with a rally at the Statehouse planned for Wednesday. Full Story
SPORTS
Red Sox blown out by Jays, 14-1

BOSTON (AP) -- Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs, R.A. Dickey pithed three-hit ball for seven innings and the Toronto Blue Jays romped past the Boston Red Sox, 14-1, on Monday night. Full Story
HEALTH
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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
WEB EXTRAS
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Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
Harold Parker State Forest, Andover

Water, water everywhere and dams and dikes and ducks! Harold Parker State Forest is only 20 minutes from my house and I finally made my first visit. The state-owned property is large and home to many, many trails. Read More >>
SPORTS
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
COMMUNITY
WHAT'S HAPPENING

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
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Gaga on Bennett duet CD: Jazz comes easier vs. pop

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is a bonafide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop. Full Story
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Batkid documentary in the works

A film about Miles Scott, the 5-year-old who stole the hearts of millions when he “saved Gotham” as part of a Make-a Wish Foundation event in San Francisco, is underway, but needs funds to be finished; a trailer has aired at Comic-Con.