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    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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    (Laurent Cipriani/AP)
    TOUR DE FRANCE 2016: A look at the overall contenders

    A look at the top contenders for overall victory in the 103rd Tour de France, which starts Saturday at Mont-Saint-Michel and concludes July 24th in Paris: ——— CHRIS FROOME The overwhelming favorite after his victories in 2013 and 2015, Chris Froome is aiming to join an elite club of just seven riders who have won Full Story
    Palumbo leads way for Dracut

    Cam Palumbo went the distance on the mound to earn the win as Dracut edged Lowell, 3-2, in a Northeast League baseball game. Full Story
    Palumbo leads way for Dracut

    06/29/2016 06:35 AM EDT
    Cam Palumbo went the distance on the mound to earn the win as Dracut edged Lowell, 3-2, in a Northeast League baseball game. 
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    Dracut 'superstar' DPW chief to retire
    06/28/2016 07:56 AM EDT - DRACUT -- For the past two decades, life has flowed smoothly through Dracut -- everything from traffic to sewage -- in large part because Michael Buxton and his crew cleared the way. Full Story

    One of Dracut's longest-serving employees to retire
    06/28/2016 01:57 AM EDT - DRACUT -- Mike Buxton, director of the Department of Public Works and one of Dracut's longest serving town employees, will retire at the end of the month. Full Story

    Cote, Lowell Shedd shut out Dracut
    06/26/2016 06:35 AM EDT - Lowell Shedd jumped out early 3-0 lead and never looked back en route to posting an 11-0 victory over Dracut during Suburban Pony League 13 Division action. Full Story

    This old Dracut house could be yours -- if you pay to move it
    06/24/2016 06:36 AM EDT - DRACUT -- In the market for a white Victorian mansion? It's a little bit of a fixer-upper, but you'd be hard-pressed to beat the price -- possibly free -- of the former Fox family farmhouse on Broadway Road. Full Story

    Dracut officer closing in on lawsuit
    06/23/2016 06:36 AM EDT - DRACUT -- The police lieutenant at the center of an administrative investigation into Deputy Chief David Chartrand has hired a lawyer to represent him in what could become a lawsuit against the town. Full Story

    Dracut athletes shine at nationals
    06/22/2016 06:37 AM EDT - GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A pair of Dracut High track standouts performed well over the weekend at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Full Story

    (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)
    Cher angers Internet by including bomb emoji in Instanbul tweet

    Cher includes a bomb emoji and explosion emoji in tweet meant to sympathize with victims of Instanbul airport attack.