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Spaghetti dinner to benefit homeless
A spaghetti dinner will be held at from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.22, at the Polish American Veterans Club, 201 Coburn St. Tickets, $5 per person/ $12 per family, are available at the door or by calling 508-982-3444 for. Proceeds benefit the Lowell Hunger/Homeless Commission.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Theresa Zannoni of Dracut is one of 143 scholarships totaling $566,000 awarded to Massachusetts high-school graduates by the Massachusetts Freemasons. The Grand Lodge awards scholarships based primarily on each applicant's academic achievement, financial need, and broad participation in community and school activities.
Greater Lowell Tech students assist at Dracut Old Home Day
It is Dracut's largest event and continues to grow in participants and attendees, with attendance of more than 15,000 and more than 200 booths. Students volunteered to do free face- painting for children.
Dracut schools working to ease bus headaches
Facing complaints about buses taking children for hourlong rides, stranding some students and leaving parents confused, the School Department is working to address each problem as soon as it is reported, Superintendent of Schools Steven Stone said. "We are in day seven of school this year, and while the bus times are still longer than we want in some cases, they have shrunk overall, each day," Stone said on Friday.
Lenox native choosing to stand his ground against Tennessee Gas Co.
A fifth-generation native and energy business owner is waging a David vs. Goliath battle against the proposed natural gas pipeline that would snake through his secluded woodland retreat bordering the Housatonic River. But Jeffrey Clifford, owner of Clifford Oil Co., says he's sleeping somewhat better now, following a response to his recent letter to Gov. Deval Patrick.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Dracut High rolls
The Dracut High golf team posted an 18-2 win over Tyngsboro during non-league action Friday at Hickory Hill. Winners for Dracut at Hickory Hill were Reed Bourgeois , Steve Plowman , Josh L'Hereux , Nick Hayward , Mike Gantz and Emma Thibodeau .
Fri Sep 12, 2014
DFM hires company to evaluate possible sale
Digital First Media, the operator of this web site and newspaper, announced Friday that it will "evaluate and consider strategic alternatives" that could lead to the sale of some or all of the company. CEO John Paton said the company has retained UBS Securities to review a full range of alternatives -- including selling the entire company, selling regional clusters or doing nothing.
Dracut man charged with possession of child porn
Jamie King, 38, of 215 Long Pond Drive, was taken into custody at 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Dracut police said they had received two tips from the Mass.
Rep race heats up over gasoline tax
State Rep. Colleen Garry is taking exception to her November election opponent attacking her votes on the gas tax only two days after she underwent major surgery in a Boston hospital. The campaign for the Statehouse seat representing Dracut and Tyngsboro that Garry's held for 20 years resumed full throttle on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after Garry's doctors pronounced her cancer-free following her surgery Monday to remove two large ovarian cysts.
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Shawn Kelley, 20, of Dracut, has been interested in the weather since he was a child. Now the Greater Lowell Technical High School graduate has become a self-taught weatherman, posting localized forecasts for Lowell and Dracut on both Facebook and Twitter.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
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Notes from 9/11, a reporter recalls
Driving to the Lowell Sun newsroom on a sunny morning 13 years ago today I turned on the radio and caught the breaking news that there was an explosion in the Twin Towers. Like all Americans I was mesmerized.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
L'Italien wins Democratic nod in state Senate race
Buoyed by her name recognition and experience as a former state legislator, Barbara L'Italien emerged as the clear winner among the three Democratic primary candidates vying for state Sen. Barry Finegold's seat representing Dracut, Tewksbury, Andover and Lawrence. L'Italien received 53.4 percent of the overall votes cast, or 6,684 votes, in the four communities, placing first in Dracut, Tewksbury and her hometown of Andover.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Town manager: Dracut will revisit skate park next summer
Leo Vezina, president of the former Dracut Skateboard Association, visits the town's skateboard park, which has been closed all summer due to vandalism, foul language and disrespectful behavior. Vezina is pleased that Town Manager Jim Duggan hopes to reopen the park next summer.
The Heat Has Been Beat
The warmest stretch of the summer occurred in the 7-day period from August 31 through September 6! The mean temperature for the first 6 days of the month is an astounding 10 degrees above average and the highest temperature of the summer happened on September 2! Go figure! During that spell, Boston sweltered in 3 days of more than 90 degrees but it wasn't an official heat wave because the 3 days were not consecutive. Consequently, it seems very certain that 2014 will go into the record books without a single heat wave.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Complete makeover brings new shine to Chelmsford Colonial
The four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath Colonial for sale at 7 Burton Lane was built in 1987 but it may as well be new construction, according to listing agent Joel Simes, of Simes City Realty in Dracut. The home is situated atop a modest hill, and offers ample space, inside and out .
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Sullivan tops Player of the Year watch
Running back James Sullivan and Tewksbury are poised for another big season. SUN/Julia Malakie Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site.
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Pepperell resident continues fight against natural-gas pipeline
Russell Schott, a corporate attorney and a 33-year Pepperell resident, was one of the key figures who organized the Statewide Pipeline Resistance Relay Walk, a month-long rolling rally held in June and July against the 129-mile natural-gas pipeline project proposed by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. The pipeline would run through many undeveloped lands, including conservation lands, and residential neighborhoods between the western state border to Dracut.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
In Dracut, GOP talks business, bounce
Republican candidates, mostly unsuccessful in past races, gathered with supporters at Lenzi's Saturday with hopes that rallying around gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Baker at an event organized by the Mass. GOP would provide the crucial push they have lacked in previous years.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Dracut Old Home Day to take flight Saturday
For the first time in many years, the ReMax hot-air balloon is returning to the hugely popular, community-bonding event held annually on the grounds of the public schools complex, according to Old Home Day Vice Chairman Dave Paquin. Those riders brave enough to take a tethered 50-foot vertical ride in the hot-air balloon will have a bird's-eye view of the gathering that draws nearly 200 vendors, 12,000 attendees, and makes a virtual parking lot of a quarter-mile stretch of Lakeview Drive for a car show featuring more than 200 antique, sport and luxury cars, Paquin said.
Groton pipeline group narrows its focus
The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Working Group narrowed the committee's focus to a number of objectives it determined needed further exploration pending a meeting with selectmen later this month. The Working Group was established by the board to examine issues with plans by Kinder-Morgan Energy Partners to construct a new 36-inch high-pressure main from Dracut through Groton and beyond to supply area towns and other communities in central Massachusetts with natural gas.