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Amaris Castillo

Amaris Castillo is a reporter who covers Dracut and Tyngsboro. She enjoys chasing feature stories in whatever time is left. A Brooklyn native and Florida transplant, Castillo previously worked as a reporter for the Bradenton Herald in Bradenton, Fla. Castillo graduated from the University of South Florida and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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DRACUT — It’s a Thursday morning in September and Carole Faraca is trying to coax her dog, Anne, out of her crate. Dressed in cotton pajamas covered with snowflakes and reindeer, the 5-year-old Chihuahua lifts herself from the fleece blanket she has been resting on. Her nails click on the hardwood floor. Carole, 76, kneels […]
DRACUT —  Attorney General Maura Healey is reviewing a decision by Town Manager James Duggan to select a Hooksett, N.H. firm to construct a security fence around the police department despite receiving a quote from a local firm that would have done the job for several thousand dollars less. The fence contract is just one […]
DRACUT — Selectman Joseph DiRocco Jr. came prepared. At Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting, DiRocco shared in greater detail the findings of his research into the town’s mishandling of procurement procedures. He listed a few projects which he said should have been sealed bids and took issue with the glaring absence of Dracut contractors. There […]
Commission says restoration must be done by Oct. 15