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SPAGHETTI DINNER: The Polish American Veterans Club, 201 Coburn St., Lowell, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 23. Benefits Lowell Hunger Homeless Commission. $5 per person, $12 per family.  Full Story

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SPORTS
Bruins square series with Wings

BOSTON (AP) -- Justin Florek and Reilly Smith scored in a three-minute span in the first period and the Boston Bruins evened their playoff series with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in the Game 2 on Sunday. Full Story
DRACUT NEWS
Dracut's Kacavas catches praise

DRACUT -- Dracut High's version of "The Natural" may not possess the power needed to belt a climactic homer off a light tower and circle the bases amid a hailstorm of sparks, but good luck finding a more electrifying player than Kaylee Kacavas on a Full Story
WEB EXTRAS
Miss America: Rethink suspension over prom query

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly. Full Story
MOST RECENT
Dracut's Kacavas catches praise

04/18/2014 05:38 PM EDT
DRACUT -- Dracut High's version of "The Natural" may not possess the power needed to belt a climactic homer off a light tower and circle the bases amid a hailstorm of sparks, but good luck finding a more electrifying player than Kaylee Kacavas on a 
Full Story
10 candidates try to keep peace at Dracut forum
04/17/2014 04:11 PM EDT - DRACUT -- For the most part, the 10 political hopefuls vying for a seat on one of four boards who participated in 2014 Candidates Night abided by the behavioral guideline set by Moderator Melinda Bettencourt to steer clear of personal attacks. Full Story

Dracut man admits vandalizing home, doll and underwear
04/17/2014 10:23 AM EDT - LOWELL -- Matthew Yackel told police he was having a "bad night" and was trying to "walk off his anger" when he broke into his Dracut neighbor's home. Full Story

Dracut man admits to vandalizing neighbor's home, teddy bear and underwear
04/16/2014 02:13 PM EDT - LOWELL -- Matthew Yackel told police he was having a "bad night" and was trying to "walk off his anger" when he broke into his Dracut neighbor's home. Full Story

Dracut vote keeps town manager's power intact
04/16/2014 04:50 PM EDT - DRACUT -- Sitting between one selectman who favored amending the town charter to make Dracut's police and fire chiefs a bit stronger, and another selectman who advocated leaving the strong town manager's powers as is, board Chairwoman Cathy Full Story

Vote keeps Dracut manager's power intact
04/16/2014 12:54 AM EDT - DRACUT -- Sitting between one selectman who favored amending the town charter to make Dracut's police and fire chiefs a bit stronger, and another selectman who advocated leaving the strong town manager's powers as is, board Chairwoman Cathy Full Story

Dracut parent: Student's punishment 'inadequate'
04/15/2014 06:36 AM EDT - DRACUT -- Dracut High School parent Victor Martinez informed the School Committee that his freshman daughter was slapped in the face by a male freshman in class last week, and Martinez said he plans to press charges of assault because he was not Full Story

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This GM apologized for cursing out his opponents in front of a large crowd

TORONTO Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri let loose a profanity about the Brooklyn Nets during a pregame address meant to pump up a group of fans outside Air Canada Centre before Saturday's opening game of the NBA playoffs. Several hundred fans gathered outside the Full Story