Dracut school board votes to keep $900 cap on athletic fees

05/11/2015 09:39 PM EDT
DRACUT -- The School Committee voted Monday night to maintain the current $900 cap on athletic fees any one family must pay in a year, and amended the cap to exclude the significantly more expensive hockey fee. 
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Middies' rally falls short
01/30/2015 11:43 AM EST - The Dracut 8th Grade Boys Travel basketball Team lost another tight hard fought game. Down double digits early to Lowell, the Middies (2-8) stormed back in the second half to make this Merrimack Valley League rival game a close contest before losing 61-58. Full Story

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Murray extends clay streak to reach French Open 4th round

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic seems in a hurry as he chases his ninth Grand Slam title — and the only one he's never won — racing into the French Open fourth round with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win against 19-year-old Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis. Full Story
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Police top list of Dracut's highest paid

Overtime, detail jobs pump up salaries
DRACUT -- Police officers made up nine of the top 10 highest-paid town employees in 2014, due in large part to overtime and detail pay that in some cases was more than double their base salaries. Full Story
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B.B. King funeral to take place Saturday in Mississippi

INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of people are filling a church in the Mississippi Delta for the funeral of B. Full Story
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Murray extends clay streak to reach French Open 4th round

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic seems in a hurry as he chases his ninth Grand Slam title — and the only one he's never won — racing into the French Open fourth round with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win against 19-year-old Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis. Full Story
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SATURDAY TV-Radio BASEBALL Major League Red Sox at Rangers (Fox, 93.7 FM) 7:15 College NCAA Tournament (ESPN2) 12, 7 AUTO RACING NASCAR Xfinity (Fox) 2:30 IndyCar Detroit (Ch. Full Story

Local lacrosse teams look to go a long way
LOWELL -- The Billerica, Concord-Carlisle and Austin Prep girls lacrosse teams earned the No. 1 seed in their respective MIAA sectional tournaments. Full Story

Long-time coach O'Shea joins UML men's basketball program
UMass Lowell men's basketball head coach Pat Duquette has hired Tom O'Shea to take over the duties of Director of Basketball Operations beginning in 2015-16. Full Story

Lowell blasts Everett in finale; Lions tip Middies
Conor Callery had 3 hits while leading Lowell High past Everett, 15-0, in a non-league baseball game last night. Full Story

Shawsheen in Voc. final
Kevin Vacca made 17 saves in goal as the Shawsheen Tech boys lacrosse team defeated Tri-County, 10-4, in a State Vocational Tournament large school semifinal. Full Story

Chelmsford victory gives it a share of MVC crown
Taylor Rowsell had 2 hits and 2 RBI and was the winning pitcher as Chelmsford turned back Lawrence, 12-7, to earn a share of the MVC Division 1 softball title. Full Story

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Officials say those Boston snow piles are even more vile

BOSTON (AP) — It's disgusting enough to put you off snow cones for the rest of the summer. A Boston public works official says the towering piles of filthy snow left over from the city's record-setting winter are even more grotesque than most people can imagine. Full Story
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Dustin Diamond bar fight: Former TV star guilty of lesser charges

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge.