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

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Scott Pare grew up with the Cities, now he can win (SLIDESHOW)

LOWELL -- Thanks to the wonders of social media, word had spread around the gorgeous grounds of Long Meadow Golf Club on Saturday that Scott Pare was enjoying one of those special days on the course. Full Story
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Student from Iran praises life-changing Dracut 'angels

I wanted to share this letter written by a Dracut High School student who recently came here from Iran. Full Story
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Double murder of Otto Warmbier

06/25/2017 06:35 AM EDT
We may never know what brutal torture and malign neglect American student Otto Warmbier suffered at the hands of North Korea's dictatorship before losing his life this week at the age of 22. 
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Our schoolchildren could benefit by reading Jules Verne's books
06/25/2017 09:38 AM EDT - Renowned French novelist Jules Verne of the late-19th century once wrote: "(M)y task is to paint the whole earth, the entire world, in novel form, by imagining adventures . Full Story

Democrats' persistent Pelosi problem
06/25/2017 09:35 AM EDT - By Aaron Blake The Washington Post Politico has a pretty stunning quote about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Full Story

Goldman: Please explain these things to me
06/25/2017 06:35 AM EDT - By Michael Goldman Please explain to me how the leadership in US Senate realistically expects to cobble together 50 of their colleagues willing to say yes to the monstrosity they have constructed in secret and labeled Trump Care. Full Story

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The great Muslim civil war -- and us
06/24/2017 08:21 AM EDT - WASHINGTON -- The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter-bomber. Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria. Full Story

PETER LUCAS: What the state really needs: a $15-an-hour legislator
06/23/2017 08:32 AM EDT - If the liberals in the Massachusetts Legislature believe in battling income inequality, they would quickly raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Full Story

ED ROGERS: Democrats lost the battle, but not the war
06/22/2017 09:22 AM EDT - Democrats lost a heartbreaker of a special election Tuesday in Georgia. 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.