Daily Dish: 12/18/2014

12/18/2014 08:13 AM EST
Country singer Boyd crowned 'The Voice' champion Country fans have spoken again. Craig Wayne Boyd, the country rocker from Blake Shelton's team, was named the winner of "The Voice" Tuesday. 
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Public picks the act in Music Series survey
12/18/2014 06:36 AM EST - LOWELL -- What musical performers do you want to see and hear next summer? The Lowell Summer Music Series wants to know. Full Story

SPORTS
Mouth that roars - Pats-Jets rivalry won't be same if Ryan gets canned

FOXBORO -- Admit it, Patriots fans. You will be sad to see Rex Ryan leave this rivalry -- and not because he is 4-8 versus New England as the New York Jets' head coach. Full Story
DRACUT NEWS
UPDATES: Fired Dracut High teacher arrested outside the school

DRACUT -- Former Dracut High School English teacher Rob Moulton was arrested outside the school Thursday for trespassing and disorderly conduct, according to police and school officials. Full Story
WEB EXTRAS
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Reformers target traffic courts in Ferguson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, legal activists suggested that some of the raw anger that erupted in suburban St. Full Story
MOST RECENT
UPDATES: Fired Dracut High teacher arrested outside the school

12/18/2014 03:41 PM EST
DRACUT -- Former Dracut High School English teacher Rob Moulton was arrested outside the school Thursday for trespassing and disorderly conduct, according to police and school officials. 
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Special ed. chief: Lease break not political payback in Dracut
12/18/2014 10:58 AM EST - DRACUT -- A public special-education collaborative's decision to terminate a $167,000 annual lease agreement with the town to use the Parker Avenue School building was made to consolidate facilities and lower tuition rates -- and should not be Full Story

Greater Lowell Tech students craft new wooden desks for Dracut Town Hall
12/17/2014 06:59 AM EST - DRACUT -- The moment Greater Lowell Technical High School carpentry teacher John Maslowski introduced himself to the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, Vice Chairman Joe DiRocco slapped his palms on the sturdy, cherry-wood desktop in front of him twice Full Story

Dracut doubles up Hillies behind a balanced attack
12/17/2014 06:34 AM EST - Senior guard Jasmine Pream had 12 points and 6 steals to lead a balanced Dracut High attack as the Middies on Tuesday night defeated Haverhill, 70-35, in a Merrimack Valley Conference girls basketball game. Full Story

Tewksbury's Raymond nets shutout; Dracut wins late
12/14/2014 06:35 AM EST - Junior Christopher Raymond made 11 saves while posting his first varsity shutout in his first career start in goal as Tewksbury blanked Haverhill, 3-0, in a season-opening Merrimack Valley/Dual County League Division 2 game. Full Story

Average Dracut tax bill up $250
12/13/2014 09:18 AM EST - DRACUT -- Four months after Dracut residents unwrapped their 2014 Christmas gift to themselves early, in the form of a new $60 million high school, property-tax bills reflecting the town's $23. Full Story

Average Dracut tax bill up $250
12/12/2014 06:32 PM EST - By John Collins jcollins@lowellsun DRACUT -- Four months after Dracut residents unwrapped their 2014 Christmas gift to themselves early, in the form of a new $60 million high school, property-tax bills reflecting the town's $23. Full Story

Broken treetop hanging on wire gets holiday decor

INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Some Washington state residents are getting in the holiday spirit by decorating a Douglas fir that toppled onto an unused utility line in a recent windstorm and looks like an upside-down Christmas tree. Full Story
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New York Fashion Week booted out of Lincoln Center

NEW YORK (AP) — C'est la vie, fashionistas. The city of New York and Lincoln Center is evicting the invitation-only, twice-yearly Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in a court spat over destroyed trees and displaced park benches. Full Story