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    Dracut budget task force starts small

    DRACUT -- The Joint Budget Task Force began the cumbersome process Thursday night of reviewing the estimated expenses each town department will incur over the next five years. Full Story
    SPORTS
    Pats nipped in preseason finale

    FOXBORO (AP) -- Chris Boswell kicked four field goals and the New York Giants finished off the preseason with a 12-9 victory Thursday over the New England Patriots, who had already won a much larger victory earlier in the day. Full Story
    HEALTH
    (Matt Rourke/AP)
    1st of Tanzanian albino kids with missing limbs goes home

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kabula Nkarango Masanja returned home to Tanzania with a new American prosthetic arm replacing the limb that was chopped off with a machete by followers of African witchcraft. Full Story
    WEB EXTRAS
    (Carrie Antlfinger/AP)
    Police: Hunt won't stop for suspects in officer's death

    FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of an Illinois police officer threatened Thursday to dampen the Labor Day weekend across one of the state's most popular recreational areas, a boating and fishing playground known as the Chain O' Lakes. Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
    Veggies the focus of Beaver Brook classes

    HOLLIS, N.H. -- Beaver Brook Nature Center, 117 Ridge Road, presents a home gardening series each Wednesday, Sept. 9-Oct. 28, 7-9 p.m. The topics include Vegetable & Fruit Garden Planning, Healthy Soil for Happy Plants, Garden Fertility, Composting, Container and Raised Bed Gardening, Weeds, Pest and Disease and Good Bugs, Bad Bugs, Season Extension and Building an Inexpensive Greenhouse, Read More >>
    SPORTS
    Pats nipped in preseason finale

    FOXBORO (AP) -- Chris Boswell kicked four field goals and the New York Giants finished off the preseason with a 12-9 victory Thursday over the New England Patriots, who had already won a much larger victory earlier in the day. Full Story
    LIFESTYLES
    Savor the cityFood & Wine Festival gives Lowell a chance to show off

    LOWELL -- The Lowell Food & Wine Festival is coming back to the Mill City for the second time and, hopefully, will be twice as big. Full Story
    COMMUNITY
    WHAT'S HAPPENING

    Items can be sent to What's Happening by e-mailing sdion@lowellsun.com. Photo attachments in JPEG format are also welcome; items can be sent to What's Happening by regular mail to: What's Happening, The Valley Dispatch, c/o Suzanne Dion, 491 Dutton St. Full Story
    (Ed Crisostomo/The Orange County Register via AP)
    'Star Wars' BB-8 droid is an instant hit

    'Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ merchandise unveiling has fans waiting in line outside stores.