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    WHAT'S HAPPENING

    GROUPS BOY SCOUT TROOP 83: For boys 11-17 who like camping, boating, animal care, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, and a week of summer camp; meet Wednesday nights, 7-8:30, at Christ Church United, 10 Arlington St. Full Story
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    Items can be sent to What's Happening by e-mailing sdion@lowellsun.com. Photo attachments in JPEG format are also welcome; items can be sent to What's Happening by regular mail to: What's Happening, The Valley Dispatch, c/o Suzanne Dion, 491 Dutton St. Full Story

    SPORTS
    Andover tops Lions for title

    LOWELL -- Chelmsford High's Crystal Zhu (50 free), Anna Haywood (100 backstroke) and Elena Brown (diving) were individual winners, but the Lions fell to Andover, 98-88, in an exciting dual-meet showdown for the Merrimack Valley Conference Division 1 Full Story
    DRACUT NEWS
    Dracut's $500-a-day message: Fix problem properties or pay

    Town manager cracks down on owners of eyesores
    DRACUT -- Standing on the corner of Pleasant Street and Lakeview Avenue on Monday, Town Manager James Duggan focused his glare on two vacant, graffiti-covered buildings on the property at 1095 Lakeview Ave. Full Story
    WEB EXTRAS
    (Richard Drew/AP)
    Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola

    NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heightened fears the deadly virus could be spread by health care workers returning to the United States. Full Story

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    Dracut's $500-a-day message: Fix problem properties or pay

    Town manager cracks down on owners of eyesores
    10/25/2014 08:58 AM EDT
    DRACUT -- Standing on the corner of Pleasant Street and Lakeview Avenue on Monday, Town Manager James Duggan focused his glare on two vacant, graffiti-covered buildings on the property at 1095 Lakeview Ave. 
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    Breakfast plates strategies to boost businesses across Dracut
    10/24/2014 02:12 PM EDT - DRACUT -- About two dozen business owners, executives, and town officials braved the elements -- including a partially flooded new Town Hall parking lot -- to attend the inaugural "Dracut: Taking Care of Business Breakfast," hosted by first-year Full Story

    Two face break-in charges in Dracut
    10/23/2014 11:50 PM EDT - LOWELL -- When Derron Giovanni was arrested and charged by Dracut police on suspicion of breaking into cars in July, police say the Dracut man, 21, was so drunk he passed out in the back seat of a cruiser. Full Story

    Dracut gets down to business with kickoff meeting, new hotline
    10/23/2014 11:32 AM EDT - DRACUT -- About two dozen business owners, executives, and town officials braved the elements, including a partially flooded new Town Hall parking lot to attend the inaugural "Dracut: Taking Care of Business Breakfast," hosted by first-year Town Full Story

    Friends celebrate Dracut's Onkwe Tase
    10/22/2014 08:45 AM EDT - DEVENS -- To listen to Onkwe Tase, who turned 90 on Saturday, is to listen to wisdom. Full Story

    Dracut man ID'd as victim in Lowell crash
    10/22/2014 06:35 AM EDT - LOWELL -- Police identified the victim of a horrific fatal crash Monday night at the end of the Lowell Connector as a 32-year-old Dracut man who's mother said her son's greatest love in life was his 2-year-old daughter Juliett. Full Story

    Dracut man ID'd as victim in Lowell crash
    10/21/2014 09:06 AM EDT - LOWELL -- Police have identified a 32-year-old Dracut man as the victim in a single-car crash at the end of the Lowell Connector on Monday night. Full Story

    (Scott Takushi/AP)
    Custom urns courtesy of company's 3-D printer

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota startup is using a 3-D printer to create custom urns shaped like objects that were important to the person whose remains they hold. Full Story
    (Mark Von Holden/Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)
    Hancock honored at jazz benefit concert at Apollo

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jazz legend Herbie Hancock says he's ready to look for another job after hearing 11-year-old Indonesian jazz piano prodigy Joey Alexander pay tribute to him at a benefit concert for the Jazz Foundation of America at Harlem's historic Apollo Theater. Full Story
    (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
    'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' canceled

    TLC axes show after evidence surfaces that star Mama June had resumed a romance with a convicted child molester.