8 hrs ago
Talks continue as pressure grows for Market Basket sale
There is no meat underneath the sign proclaiming "Best Meats Sold Anywhere." The same goes for the "Fresh Poultry Delivered Daily" sign, underneath which are only bare shelves.
11 hrs ago
Band show to aid fire victims
Several bands are joining together to play a show aimed at raising funds for victims of the July 10 fire that killed four adults and three children on Branch Street in Lowell.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Townsend, Mass., says alternate natural-gas routes from Beaver Brook hit their conservation land
When Beaver Brook Association proposed alternative routes for a possible natural gas pipeline coming up from Massachusetts, it did so to ensure that any line would avoid the group's hundreds of acres of preserved conservation land.
Dracut plans later voter registration at fire department tonight
Hoping to boost the turnout for the next election, Citizens for a Better Dracut are hosting a voter-registration drive Tuesday evening at the town's main fire station.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Ayer businesses join in on the Kinder Morgan pipeline fight
Businesses are taking a stand against a proposed natural gas pipeline planned to run through neighboring towns in the Nashoba Valley.
Dracut man dies in ATV crash
A 27-year-old Dracut man died Thursday of injuries sustained when he was ejected from an ATV after hitting a pool of water on a private trail in Vermont where he often spent long weekends.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Community Advocate Newspaper
A look back at the Red Barn Theatre on the Turnpike
For 20 years, starting with its opening day, July 2, 1938, the Red Barn Theatre, located at the intersection of Routes 9 and 30, offered a different play every week for a 26-week season.
Watch those signs and look both ways
When Leon Kay of Dracut heads to downtown Lowell to visit Brew'd Awakening Coffeehaus, he typically takes a right off of Bridge Street onto Merrimack Street and then loops around on one-way streets to Market Street.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Dracut man freed in Oxycodone distribution case
A 32-year-old Dracut man was released without bail Wednesday after pleading not guilty to possession with intent to distribute a Class B drug after Dracut police found a bag with they said was 221 Oxycodone pills on the backseat floor of a police cruiser where the man had been sitting.
Sentinel & Enterprise
Kerrigan: My experience sets me apart
Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Steve Kerrigan, who served as a selectman in Lancaster and worked for Sen. Ted Kennedy for 14 years, said it's his experience that separates him from other candidates for office.
Man released on Lowell drug charges
A Methuen man, free on bail in a 2013 Dracut home-invasion case, was released without bail Monday after he was arrested by Lowell police Sunday, allegedly with heroin.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
U.S. Senator Opposes New Natural Gas Pipeline In New England
Elizabeth Warren , the Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, is a brilliant legal scholar and a dyed-in-the-wool consumer advocate.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Arrest Log: 8/13/2014
Ivelisse Baez, 28, 74 West Fourth St., fifth floor; possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute, possession of a Class C substance, possession of a Class E substance.
ANON ALCOHOLISM SUPPORT: For those whose lives are affected by another person's drinking; meets each Fri., 7-9:30 p.m. at Lowell General Hospital, Hanchett Auditorium, Varnum Ave., Lowell; each Sat., 9:30-11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception School, 218 E. Merrimack St., Lowell.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Finegold: I have the passion, skill to be state treasurer
Calling himself a champion of pension, education and other reforms as well as financial literacy education, Sen. Barry Finegold, D-Andover, touted his financial management skills as a candidate for the state treasurer office while meeting with The Sun editorial board on Tuesday.
As police hunt for killer, Lowell brothers fondly remembered
An employee at Primo Pizza in Dracut needed a Sunday off work recently, but owner Christos Kotsironis said he didn't even want to ask Joseph Callahan to cover the shift, because Callahan was off on Sundays and his grandfather had died just days before.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Sentinel & Enterprise
Lowell police investigate double homicide
Brothers Joseph and Keith Callahan, sons of a retired Lowell police sergeant, were shot to death at a two-family home on Andrews Street early Sunday morning, according to authorities.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
New Hampshire Public Radio -
Massachusetts Man Drowns In Pemigewasset River
A 19-year-old man from Dracut, Mass drowned Sunday afternoon in the Pemigewasset River, according to a news release from the New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Judge denies injunction to block Lowell police promotions
A Superior Court judge has denied a police sergeant's request for a preliminary injunction preventing the city from promoting one of two other sergeants whom he alleges live in New Hampshire.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Dracut jake deputized with help from his retired firefighter father
It explains why, five seconds into Tom Mackey's speech -- which Dracut Fire Chief Dave Brouillette asked him to give after Mackey was pinned Wednesday as the department's new deputy chief -- Mackey seemed relieved to be interrupted by his mother, Betty Mackey of Tewksbury, who approached to give her son a loving and proud hug.