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    Vote keeps Dracut manager's power intact

    Divided Dracut board rejects bid to boost chiefs' authority
    DRACUT -- Sitting between one selectman who favored amending the town charter to make Dracut's police and fire chiefs a bit stronger, and another selectman who advocated leaving the strong town manager's powers as is, board Chairwoman Cathy Full Story
    SPORTS
    Engel gem lifts Tigers

    Senior Sean Engel threw a 4-hit shutout and struck out 13 to power Tyngsboro past Clinton, 4-0, in a Central Mass. Full Story
    HEALTH
    HIIT without hurt: Get fit with high-intensity interval training

    A HIIT session of 30 minutes or less has been shown to accelerate weight loss and boost metabolism, with one session helping your body burn calories for up to 24 hours after exercise. Full Story
    WEB EXTRAS
    Town clerk candidates make their cases at annual forum

    PEPPERELL -- The four-way race for Town Clerk dominated the debate at Pepperell's annual candidates' night forum Tuesday, as candidates Debra Durno, Lisa Ferolito, Jennifer Hardy and Anna MacDonald fielded questions on their qualifications. Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
    Kids can celebrate Earth Day, National Parks and more during vacation week

    ACTON -- The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St., plan many activities during the upcoming April School Vacation Week, including an Earth Day Celebration on Tuesday, April 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and kite-making fun on Thursday, April 24, 11 a. Read More >>
    SPORTS
    Dracut eighth grade girls team honored as River Valley League champions

    The members of the Dracut Girls Eighth Grade Travel Basketball Team were crowned Division 2 River Valley Champions after finishing their regular season with an undefeated 16-0 record. Full Story
    LIFESTYLES
    Helping HandsUML student group to host Red Cross blood drive

    LOWELL -- The Association of Clinical Laboratory Students (ACLS) Club at UMass Lowsell is marking the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings by hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, April 22. 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
    'Titanic' steam locomotive coming back to life on the rails

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. Full Story
    Gmail makes sending mobile photos easier

    Now, you can insert an assortment of pictures or photo albums directly into email, resize them within the message and make sharing with friends and family less of a time-consuming process overall. Full Story
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    Come visit FX's darkly fun 'Fargo'

    The beauty of "Fargo" is watching its plainspoken inhabitants from above, knowing full well who is responsible for what, and giggling as the worst of them dig themselves deeper and deeper into a hole. Full Story
     
    The members of the Dracut Girls Eighth Grade Travel Basketball Team were crowned Division 2 River Valley Champions after finishing their regular season with an undefeated 16-0 record.   Full Story