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WHAT'S HAPPENING
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
Oh, brother, Petti star in own right at Tewksbury

TEWKSBURY -- Tewksbury High senior center Ryan Petti is an electrifying performer who has been scoring goals, piling up points and bewildering goalies throughout his four-year varsity hockey career. Full Story
DRACUT NEWS
Dracut High cheerleaders are national champs

DRACUT -- From a blizzard of confetti to a blizzard of snow -- and congratulations. Sixteen members of the Dracut High School cheerleading squad and their coaches triumphantly returned home Monday after being declared the No. Full Story
MOST RECENT
Dracut High cheerleaders are national champs

01/26/2015 06:29 PM EST
DRACUT -- From a blizzard of confetti to a blizzard of snow -- and congratulations. Sixteen members of the Dracut High School cheerleading squad and their coaches triumphantly returned home Monday after being declared the No. 
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Powerful anti-bullying dialogue in Dracut
01/25/2015 06:35 AM EST - DRACUT -- Students and staff at Richardson Middle School recently heard a talk on bullying by John Halligan, a Vermont man whose 13-year-old son committed suicide in 2003. Full Story

Pelham, Dracut crashes bring down poles
01/19/2015 08:37 AM EST - PELHAM -- It was tough going on Mammoth Road in Dracut and Pelham early Sunday morning, as a driver sheared off a utility pole along the road in Pelham, and another driver rolled a vehicle onto its roof and took out another pole in Full Story

Greenmont School in Dracut celebrates Week of Giving
01/18/2015 06:36 AM EST - Third-graders at the Greenmont Elementary School in Dracut recently collected items and donated them to the Lowell Wish Project as part of the school's Week of Giving. Full Story

Boys hoop: Bennett boosts Cats; Billerica, Dracut on top
01/17/2015 06:35 AM EST - Wilmington High senior center Connor Bennett followed up his 39-point performance on Tuesday by scoring 34 on Friday as the Wildcats defeated Stoneham, 75-58, in a Middlesex League Freedom Division boys basketball game. Full Story

Dracut Rep. Garry files bill to make certain protest actions a felony in light of I-93 incidents
01/15/2015 06:57 PM EST - BOSTON -- State Rep. Colleen Garry has filed legislation that would make protests like the one that shut down Interstate 93 in both directions Thursday morning a felony. Full Story

Split Dracut board OKs resolution opposing gas pipeline
01/14/2015 07:35 AM EST - DRACUT -- A divided Board of Selectmen voted 3-2 Tuesday night to pass a resolution opposing the northeast expansion of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline in Dracut. Full Story

Ohio man says dog got the best of would-be burglar

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A family in northern Ohio says a man trying to break into their home left behind a trail of blood after meeting their dog at the front door. Full Story
Voltaire book on tolerance climbs French best-seller lists

PARIS (AP) — A 250-year-old book by the Enlightenment anti-establishment writer Voltaire is climbing best-seller lists in France weeks after attacks by French-born Islamic extremists that left 20 people dead, including the gunmen. Full Story
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Benedict Cumberbatch sorry for racist remark

“The Imitation Game” actor was trying to address racial inequities in the film business when he referred to “colored actors” during a TV interview.