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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TV-Radio BASEBALL MLB playoffs Astros at Yankees (FS1) 5 Dodgers at Cubs (TBS) 9 BASKETBALL NBA 76ers at Wizards (ESPN) 7 Bucks at Celtics (Comcast, 98. Full Story
DRACUT NEWS
Cox sparks Dracut High to impressive victory

Meghan Cox notched 26 digs, eight service points and four aces while powering Dracut past Whittier Tech, 3-1, in a non-league girls volleyball match. Full Story
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Single-payer mania is helping what ails Republicans

10/18/2017 06:36 AM EDT
By Albert R. Hunt Bloomberg WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's two-step gutting of the Affordable Care Act, ending cost-sharing for insurance companies, and allowing them to cover fewer medical conditions should be a political nightmare for 
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Editorial Cartoon by Gary Varvel
10/18/2017 06:35 AM EDT - By Gary Varvel Full Story

PETER LUCAS: Closing the book on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
10/17/2017 08:20 AM EDT - It is too bad U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is avoiding a trial by copping a plea. Otherwise, faced with charges of desertion (five years) and misbehavior in the face of the enemy (life), he could have called his two biggest Full Story

Michael Goldman: Is it just me ...
10/16/2017 12:45 PM EDT - Is it just me or did the public call by Secretary of Defense James Mattis for the U. Full Story

GEORGE WILL: Trump panders to those who love him as much as he does
10/16/2017 07:59 AM EDT - WASHINGTON -- With eyes wide open, Mike Pence eagerly auditioned for the role as Donald Trump's poodle. Full Story

E.J. DIONNE: Reformers, be ready when your time comes
10/16/2017 08:02 AM EDT - WASHINGTON -- Reformers are by nature impatient. But historically their victories have come from long, sustained efforts that began in periods when conservatives were dominant. Full Story

IT'S TIME TO BUILD TRUMP'S BIG WALL
10/15/2017 06:36 AM EDT - By Robert J. Samuelson The Washington Post WASHINGTON -- It's time to build the wall -- and, in doing so, prevent an estimated 690,000 DACA "dreamers" from being deported from the United States. 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.