LETTER TO THE EDITOR State needs clear net-metering policy

My family and I own and operate a fourth-generation dairy farm in Dracut. Earlier this year, as we worked to maintain the farm for future generations, we decided to install solar power. Full Story
Natural gas wrong answer for region's energy needs
Your recent editorial is right to ask where Massachusetts' energy will come from in the future ("Showing some signs of an energy answer," above). Full Story

Williams takes on Azarenka in Wimbledon quarters

LONDON (AP) -- The last time Serena Williams played Victoria Azarenka, they exchanged angry gestures, testy words -- and a pair of shorts. Full Story
No, that's not the IRS calling for your moneyPhone scammers no match for Dracut woman

DRACUT -- Lea Beaupre was exhausted and buried in a sea of boxes after a long day of moving into her new Dracut apartment on Tuesday when her home phone rang. Full Story
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Local Freshwater Beaches

Are you looking for a local spot to sink your feet into the sand and take a dip? Full Story
Peter Lucas: Man who saved gay marriage sits in a prison cell

07/07/2015 08:01 AM EDT
It is only proper that former Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret Marshall basks in the media limelight over the decision of the U. 
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Dana Milbank: Clinton, Obama trend in the wrong direction
07/07/2015 08:01 AM EDT - WASHINGTON -- Scenes from an insurrection: In Madison, Wis., Wednesday, 10,000 people show up to rally for longshot presidential candidate Bernie Sanders -- giving the self-declared "democratic socialist" the largest crowd any candidate has had Full Story

Michael Goldman: For America the divisive, a most historic time
07/06/2015 01:31 PM EDT - As we all know, for years American politics has been driven by disparate and conflicting "wedge" issues. Full Story

George F. Will: The Obamacare decision's silver lining
07/06/2015 07:40 AM EDT - "What chumps!" - Chief Justice John Roberts, June 29, 2015 WASHINGTON - Roberts' intellectual complexity does not prevent him from expressing himself pithily, as he did with those words when dissenting in a case from Arizona. Full Story

Success of Bay State's vocational-technical programs should be replicated in traditional public schools
07/05/2015 07:55 AM EDT - By Tom Birmingham Special to The Sun When something succeeds in K-12 public education, we should replicate it. Full Story

A tenfold salute to America
07/06/2015 07:51 AM EDT - I salute ... the editor of a colonial newspaper who shut down his paper rather than pay the Stamp Act Tax of 1765; his last edition proclaimed liberty as "the greatest blessing human beings can enjoy" and Full Story

Chris Christie
07/05/2015 06:36 AM EDT - By Jonathan Bernstein Bloomberg News Of the nine Republican presidential candidates I consider viable, I have New Jersey Gov. Full Story

Drug bundles block pipe near border, send sewage into home

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in the border city of Nogales, Arizona, believe smugglers were using an international sewage line to transport drugs from Mexico when the pipe became clogged, sending gallons of waste into a house and local businesses. Full Story
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Miss USA contestants dismiss Trump comments, show must go on

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Controversy continues to surround presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments painting Mexican immigrants as criminals, but the women taking part in the upcoming Miss USA pageant Trump co-owns say the show must go on. Full Story
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Paula Deen tweets photo of son in brownface

Former Food Network star reveals racial insensitivity again with “I Love Lucy” post that ignites social media backlash.