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    On music, death and the loss of youth

    Getting older has a lot of benefits, and if I sit here long enough, I may be able to come up with a few. But it has a lot of drawbacks, too. There are some septuagenarians and octogenarians - and probably some veterinarians - reading this and guffawing as a guy of 51 tender years talks about being old. But for every one of them, there are a bunch of 20-somethings who would agree that, yeah, 51 is ancient, dude - if only they were reading this. Full Story
    Michael Goldman: Some musing to accompany the new year
    First musing. Should the Democratic miracle occur and Donald Trump hang on to win the Republican nomination for president, what does the Bush family, the preeminent Republican family extant, do regarding a guy Jeb has 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