Dracut votes to join dispatch center

DRACUT -- Dracut became the second local community to opt into the Northern Middlesex Regional Emergency Communications Center on Tuesday, Sept. Full Story
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Dracut police a department in transition -- and turmoil

DRACUT -- To hear the lawyers describe it, the Dracut Police Department is engulfed in "subterfuge" these days. Full Story
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Dracut police a department in transition -- and turmoil

07/30/2016 08:11 AM EDT
DRACUT -- To hear the lawyers describe it, the Dracut Police Department is engulfed in "subterfuge" these days. 
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Dracut adopts aggressive strategy to build business
07/22/2016 06:36 AM EDT - DRACUT -- After years of agonizing about the town's small commercial tax base and grasping sporadically for prospective businesses, Dracut is now working with a research-driven economic-development strategy. Full Story

Dracut deputy chief suspended in records flap
07/19/2016 08:17 AM EDT - DRACUT -- Deputy Police Chief David Chartrand has been suspended for two weeks without pay, following a civil service inquiry into his handling of documents in a Dracut lieutenant's personnel file. Full Story

Dracut deputy chief suspended in records flap
07/18/2016 01:28 PM EDT - DRACUT -- Deputy Police Chief David Chartrand has been suspended for two weeks, following a civil service inquiry into his handling of documents in a Dracut lieutenant's personnel file. Full Story

Vandal's message on Dracut wall: '(Bleep) Trump'
07/18/2016 12:00 PM EDT - DRACUT -- Vandals spray-painted a profane message about Republican presidential Donald Trump on the wall of a Dracut woman who says she is heartbroken and dismayed by the incident. Full Story

Swan song for Lake Mascuppic fowl?
07/18/2016 05:36 PM EDT -

TYNGSBORO -- Wildlife officials have killed a reportedly aggressive swan at Lake Mascuppic that prompted reports from both state environmental police and the Lake Mascuppic Association, Full Story

Ouellette gets nod for Dracut interim chief
07/15/2016 11:59 AM EDT - DRACUT -- Neil Ouellette, a 32-year veteran and former chief of the Danvers Police Department, will be Dracut's interim police chief until a permanent replacement is chosen. Full Story