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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Markey, Chelmsford top Dracut

CHELMSFORD -- Senior Claire Markey scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Chelmsford celebrated Senior Night by posting a 59-33 victory over Dracut in a Merrimack Valley Conference Division 2 girls basketball game. Full Story
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Discover a holiday 'Treasure Trove'

BOSTON -- It wouldn't be a school vacation week without a Disney on Ice visit to Boston. And this Holiday Vacation Week edition -- dubbed "Treasure Trove" -- plays the Agganis Arena at Boston University Dec. Full Story
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Markey, Chelmsford top Dracut

02/06/2016 06:35 AM EST
CHELMSFORD -- Senior Claire Markey scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Chelmsford celebrated Senior Night by posting a 59-33 victory over Dracut in a Merrimack Valley Conference Division 2 girls basketball game. 
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Origami master thrills, motivates young Dracut students
02/05/2016 02:32 PM EST - DRACUT -- The second-graders gasped as Michael LaFosse dangled the alligator by its tail. They "oohed" when he balanced Wilbur, the pink pig, in his palm. Full Story

Pair held after Dracut SWAT raid nets drugs, guns
02/05/2016 09:17 AM EST - Sun Staff Report LOWELL -- A raid on a Brookside Street home in Dracut on Wednesday morning netted a loaded gun, crack cocaine, 3 pounds of marijuana and a 23-year-old Lowell man who is being held on a total of $80,000 cash bail. Full Story

Mistrial declared in Dracut cruelty case
02/05/2016 07:40 AM EST - LOWELL -- A district court judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the animal-cruelty case against Dracut Selectman Cathy Richardson, after a veterinarian testified about the results of undisclosed medical tests on the sickest of Richardson's horses. Full Story

Officer describes emaciated horse in Dracut selectman's animal cruelty trial
02/04/2016 07:49 AM EST - LOWELL -- After receiving a tip about a "skinny" horse at Dracut Selectman Cathy Richardson's farm last March, then-Animal Control Officer Virginia Courtenay testified she visited the farm and found an emaciated horse named Remy. Full Story

Pair held after Dracut SWAT raid nets drugs, guns
02/03/2016 06:06 PM EST - Sun Staff Report LOWELL -- A raid on a Brookside Street home in Dracut Wednesday morning netted a loaded gun, crack cocaine, 3 pounds of marijuana and a 23-year-old Lowell man who is being held on a total of $80,000 cash bail. Full Story

Animal control officer testifies she found emaciated horse on Richardson's farm
02/03/2016 02:44 PM EST - LOWELL -- After receiving a tip about a "skinny" horse at Dracut Selectman Cathy Richardson's farm last March, retired Animal Control Officer Virginia Courtenay testified Wednesday she visited the farm and found an emaciated horse. Full Story