LETTER TO THE EDITOR Jesus' birth is the reason for Christmas

In a recent letter to the editor, F. Nowak of Lowell asks: So what are children being taught to celebrate on Christmas Day? Full Story
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Patriot proud to have served
To the Citizens of Dracut: We are proud to have been your emergency ambulance provider for the last 18 years; it has been our honor to serve you. Full Story

Tyngsboro shooter giving hunters a bad name

Hunters are very ethical, for the most part. They take the sport of deer hunting very seriously and the shooting of a firearm even more earnestly. Full Story
High grades for Dracut's Girls on the Run program

DRACUT -- The first season of the Girls on the Run program for Justus C. Richardson Middle School girls recently wrapped up with a positive impact on its participants, according to School Committee member Allison Volpe, a positive impact on its Full Story
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Alabama: Sweet home of progress

12/16/2017 06:35 AM EST
Alabama. Who knew it would become one of the most beautiful words in American politics? It turns out there could have been no better place to test the limits of indecency, the limits of Trumpism, the limits of Republican partisanship and, yes, 
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George F. Will: Post-Moore, GOP needs to repent
12/15/2017 08:18 AM EST - WASHINGTON -- The first time ended badly, so when, 156 years later, Alabamians were incited to again try secession, this time from the national consensus that America is a pretty nice place, they said: No. Full Story

Peter Lucas: Rosenberg could be Senate president again. Just don't bet on it.
12/15/2017 08:28 AM EST - You know it's over when they scrape your name off the office door. State Sen. Stan Rosenberg should never have stepped aside as president pending a Senate Ethics Committee investigation. Full Story

Have a heart. Don't be a Grinch about money in politics
12/14/2017 08:33 AM EST - T'is the season of giving and Americans sure know how. The average American plans to spend $660 on Christmas gifts this year. Full Story

GUEST COMMENTARY: The state of afterschool programs in Lowell
12/14/2017 08:32 AM EST - Each year, thousands of working Massachusetts families rely on afterschool programs to provide a safe, supervised haven for their children. Full Story

Eugene Robinson: Simeon Booker, a courageous advocate of truth
12/13/2017 08:53 AM EST - WASHINGTON -- The great Simeon Booker, one of the bravest journalists of our time, faced dangers far worse than a petulant president's social media feed. Full Story

A new stealth threat from China: Influencing U.S. institutions
12/13/2017 08:53 AM EST - Washington is waking up to the huge scope and scale of Chinese Communist Party influence operations inside the United States, which permeate American institutions of all kinds. Full Story

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Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split up

Taylor Swift decides Tom Hiddleston isn’t the one after all and hands him his walking papers.