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    SPORTS
    Billerica beats Chelmsford: 'Indescribable. Nothing like it. Huge.'

    CHELMSFORD -- The blue lights flashed atop a Billerica police cruiser rolling out of the Chelmsford High parking lot. Full Story
    DRACUT NEWS
    Loads of flags, too few points

    METHUEN -- Thick, wet snow covered the natural grass field at Nicholson Stadium. Except, of course, for the sporadic portions of the field that were shoveled clear by Methuen High players just 90 minutes before Thursday's game. Full Story
    WEB EXTRAS
    Shirley man arraigned on drug, firearms charges

    New film celebrates father of the yard flamingos
    AYER -- The owner of a Shirley auto-repair business was arraigned Wednesday in Ayer District Court on multiple drug and firearm charges. Full Story
    MOST RECENT
    Loads of flags, too few points

    11/28/2014 06:37 AM EST
    METHUEN -- Thick, wet snow covered the natural grass field at Nicholson Stadium. Except, of course, for the sporadic portions of the field that were shoveled clear by Methuen High players just 90 minutes before Thursday's game. 
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    Open House at Dracut High
    11/28/2014 06:35 AM EST - DRACUT -- Dracut High School will host an open house for incoming freshmen Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Planning for a successful transition from middle school to high school is one of the most important decisions families make about their child's Full Story

    Dracut selectmen oppose Special Town Meeting
    11/25/2014 07:24 AM EST - DRACUT -- If there happens to be a Special Town Meeting this winter for residents to re-vote on buying 27. Full Story

    Record-setting turkey-basket relay in Dracut
    11/25/2014 12:56 PM EST - DRACUT -- Manning his position, midway down the annual Thanksgiving-basket brigade line that spanned the Dracut House of Pizza parking lot on Sunday night, Town Manager Jim Duggan whirled left, and handed off the blue canvas bag of dinner fixings Full Story

    Dracut selectmen oppose Special Town Meeting on Fox property buy
    11/24/2014 11:47 PM EST - DRACUT -- If there happens to be a Special Town Meeting this winter for residents to re-vote on buying 27. Full Story

    Dracut's four new officers boost force to 39
    11/20/2014 06:35 AM EST - DRACUT -- The four newest members of the Dracut Police Department include a Master of Science degree-holder, a former corrections officer, two active members of the Air National Guard and Army National Guard, a former Dracut High football and Full Story

    Dracut's four new officers boost force to 39
    11/19/2014 07:09 PM EST - DRACUT -- The four newest members of the Dracut Police Department include a Master of Science degree-holder, a former corrections officer, two active members of the Air National Guard and Army National Guard, a former Dracut High football and Full Story

    Cops: Woman drops cocaine baggie in police station

    UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman being cited for public drunkenness in Pennsylvania accidentally dropped a baggie of crack cocaine on the police station floor. Full Story
    (Luca Bruno/AP)
    Barenboim opening West-Eastern academy in Berlin

    MILAN (AP) — Daniel Barenboim says his main reason for leaving La Scala is to develop an academy for his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra of Israeli and Palestinian musicians. Full Story