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    Lowell's gun-permit policy makes a mockery out of 2nd Amendment

    I was born in Boston, raised in Chelmsford, and lived in Lowell for several years before relocating to the Phoenix area in the late '90s, but I've always been proud to call Massachusetts my true hometown. Full Story
    Governor's meager renewable-energy funding just a modest first step
    Gov. Baker's move to supply 800 low- and moderate-income households with renewable energy is laudable. Full Story

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    Markey, Chelmsford top Dracut

    02/06/2016 06:35 AM EST
    CHELMSFORD -- Senior Claire Markey scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Chelmsford celebrated Senior Night by posting a 59-33 victory over Dracut in a Merrimack Valley Conference Division 2 girls basketball game. 
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    Origami master thrills, motivates young Dracut students
    02/05/2016 02:32 PM EST - DRACUT -- The second-graders gasped as Michael LaFosse dangled the alligator by its tail. They "oohed" when he balanced Wilbur, the pink pig, in his palm. Full Story

    Pair held after Dracut SWAT raid nets drugs, guns
    02/05/2016 09:17 AM EST - Sun Staff Report LOWELL -- A raid on a Brookside Street home in Dracut on Wednesday morning netted a loaded gun, crack cocaine, 3 pounds of marijuana and a 23-year-old Lowell man who is being held on a total of $80,000 cash bail. Full Story

    Mistrial declared in Dracut cruelty case
    02/05/2016 07:40 AM EST - LOWELL -- A district court judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the animal-cruelty case against Dracut Selectman Cathy Richardson, after a veterinarian testified about the results of undisclosed medical tests on the sickest of Richardson's horses. Full Story

    Officer describes emaciated horse in Dracut selectman's animal cruelty trial
    02/04/2016 07:49 AM EST - LOWELL -- After receiving a tip about a "skinny" horse at Dracut Selectman Cathy Richardson's farm last March, then-Animal Control Officer Virginia Courtenay testified she visited the farm and found an emaciated horse named Remy. Full Story

    Pair held after Dracut SWAT raid nets drugs, guns
    02/03/2016 06:06 PM EST - Sun Staff Report LOWELL -- A raid on a Brookside Street home in Dracut Wednesday morning netted a loaded gun, crack cocaine, 3 pounds of marijuana and a 23-year-old Lowell man who is being held on a total of $80,000 cash bail. Full Story

    Animal control officer testifies she found emaciated horse on Richardson's farm
    02/03/2016 02:44 PM EST - LOWELL -- After receiving a tip about a "skinny" horse at Dracut Selectman Cathy Richardson's farm last March, retired Animal Control Officer Virginia Courtenay testified Wednesday she visited the farm and found an emaciated horse. Full Story

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    Beyonce also rejected Coldplay's offer to collaborate

    Like David Bowie, Beyonce rejected Coldplay over a song she didn’t think was good, before finally collaborating on 'Hymn for the Weekend.’