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    Sheehan, McMahon take Dracut, Lowell housing board seats

    Gov. Charlie Baker appointed new members to both the Lowell and Dracut housing authorities on Friday, including a replacement for embattled Dracut commissioner Brian Bond. Full Story
    Hynes race postponed until April 19

    LOWELL -- The 35th annual Hynes Road Race has been postponed until Sunday, April 19. It was scheduled to be held this Sunday, but there is still too much snow on the roads and too little parking spaces to accomodate a large race like Hynes'. Full Story
    Children in Southern California breathing easier, study says

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Smog-covered mountains, gritty sidewalks, smelly fumes from traffic-choked freeways. Full Story
    Microsoft co-founder says he found sunken Japan WWII warship

    TOKYO (AP) — Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, he said Wednesday. Full Story
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    Keeping ticket prices low tops a long live-music wish list

    Kind of a quiet week on the local concert scene, so in honor of me celebrating a birthday this coming week, I figured I'd offer up a list of things that I'd put on my birthday music wish list. These are offered in no particular order other than my brain could think of them: * The Lowell Summer Music Series continues to announce shows as promising as the first two announcements of Ani Read More >>
    Middies' rally falls short

    The Dracut 8th Grade Boys Travel basketball Team lost another tight hard fought game. Down double digits early to Lowell, the Middies (2-8) stormed back in the second half to make this Merrimack Valley League rival game a close contest before losing 61-58. Full Story
    Brick a handy tool for succulent chicken

    Of the 400 million or so ways to prepare chicken, I'm happy to highlight one that rarely makes it into most everyday repertoires. Full Story
    Roasted beet salad livens up drab winter

    I am so sick of seeing white everywhere! We New Englanders are all in the same boat, sharing the headache and anxiety of this endless snow. Full Story
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    Shania Twain to launch final tour in June

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shania Twain will launch her final tour this summer. Twain announced Wednesday that she would kick off her Rock This Country Tour on June 5 in Seattle. Full Story