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  1. Winter rain, snow chipping away at droughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 13 | Lowell Sun

    Boston has seen almost two inches of rainfall this month and about eight inches of snow and the Worcester hills have seen almost as much of both. Despite the precipitation, a drought persists like the last Christmas decoration to go back into storage.

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  2. Winter rain and snow slowly chipping away at drought conditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | Lowell Sun

    Boston has seen almost two inches of rainfall this month and about eight inches of snow and the Worcester hills have seen almost as much of both. Despite the precipitation, a drought persists like the last Christmas decoration to go back into storage.

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  3. After refusal by Healey, gun rights group files appeal for public recordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 10 | Lowell Sun

    The gunrights group that has spent months fighting Attorney General Maura Healey's enforcement actions around the state's assault weapons ban is now appealing her refusal to release certain public records. The Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts announced Monday that it had filed an appeal with Secretary of State William Galvin's office over its request for records connected to Healey's July 2016 announcement that she would step up enforcement of the 1998 ban to crack down on copies or duplicates of prohibited guns.

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  4. Gun group appeal seeks more records from AGRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | Lowell Sun

    The gun rights group that has spent months fighting Attorney General Maura Healey's enforcement actions around the state's assault weapons ban is now appealing her refusal to release certain public records. The Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts announced Monday that it had filed an appeal with Secretary of State William Galvin's office over its request for records connected to Healey's July 2016 announcement that she would step up enforcement of the 1998 ban to crack down on copies or duplicates of prohibited guns.

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  5. State's highest court hearing case on whether cops can expertly determine marijuana intoxicationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 6 | Lowell Sun

    Are the signs of marijuana intoxication so familiar to the public that prosecutors can rely on the observations of police in stoned driving cases, or are experts required? That's a question the state's highest court is considering, hearing arguments Friday in the case of Thomas Gerhardt, who was charged with driving under the influence of drugs after a February 2013 traffic stop off Route 146. "Like alcohol, marijuana usage at this point is so widespread - it is in the common experience of a juror - that an expert is not required," Worcester prosecutor Michelle King argued before the Supreme Judicial Court.

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  6. Man who escaped from Rhode Island prison to appear in courtRead the original story

    Friday Jan 6 | Lowell Sun

    In this image made from a video provided by WCVB-TV, Massachusetts State Police lead James Morales, left, into the barracks in Medford, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Morales, who escaped from a Rhode Island detention center on New Year's Eve, tried to rob a bank in Somerville, Mass., just before he was captured.

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  7. Prison escapee suspected in bank robbery attemptRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 5 | Lowell Sun

    Massachusetts state police say a massive search is underway in the Cambridge area after a man who escaped from a federal prison in Rhode Island allegedly attempted to rob a bank. A Massachusetts state police spokesman says a man police believe was Morales attempted to rob a Bank of America in Cambridge on Thursday morning.

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  8. Mitza posts shutout for STRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 4 | Lowell Sun

    Junior goaltender Bobby Mitza recorded his first career shutout as the Shawsheen Tech boys hockey team blanked host St. Peter-Marian, 2-0, Tuesday night at Holy Cross in Worcester. Shawsheen put 34 shots on goal.

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  9. Need a spark for First Night?Read the original story

    Thursday Dec 29 | Lowell Sun

    Looking for a way to ring in the New Year? There's always the traditional First Night events in Boston and Worcester that are fun for the whole family. But if you're looking for something a little different, there's a wide variety of events around Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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  10. Jobs Not Jails pushing for criminal-justice reformRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Ending mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses will be a top priority next year for criminal-justice reform advocates, who said they are worried legislation from Beacon Hill leaders will not address all aspects of the system. The Jobs Not Jails coalition rallied Tuesday at a Bowdoin Street church, where SEIU Local 509 deputy political director Calvin Feliciano said mandatory minimum reform is "the number one thing we need to nail down."

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  11. New Dem Party chair says Baker should skip Israel tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Gov. Charlie Baker should skip his overseas trade mission and stay home to explain to Massachusetts residents the millions of dollars he cut from the state budget this week, according to the new Democratic Party chairman. Taking a more aggressive approach than his predecessor, Sen. Thomas McGee, Gus Bickford on Thursday picked up on the anger brewing over Baker's budget cuts, and urged Baker to skip his long-planned trip to Israel, where Baker hopes to make connections with digital-health and cybersecurity interests.

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  12. New Dem Party chair says Baker should skip Israel tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Gov. Charlie Baker should skip his overseas trade mission and stay home to explain to Massachusetts residents the millions of dollars he cut from the state budget this week, according to the new Democratic Party chairman. Taking a more aggressive approach than his predecessor, Sen. Thomas McGee, Gus Bickford on Thursday picked up on the anger brewing over Baker's budget cuts and urged Baker to skip his long planned trip to Israel, where Baker hopes to make connections with digital health and cybersecurity interests.

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  13. UMass law school gets full accreditationRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    The University of Massachusetts Law School has received full accreditation from the American Bar Association, according to a UMass official, marking a milestone for the six-year-old public law school as it looks to boost its standing in the field and financial footing. Operating with a provisional accreditation from the ABA since 2012, UMass President Martin Meehan said in September 2015 that he expected full accreditation "within the next year."

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  14. Wait lists growing at vocationaltechnical schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    While there are more than 3,000 students on waiting lists for career, vocational and technical education in Massachusetts, according to a recent report, there are zero names on a list at Nashoba Valley Technical High School. At Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, however, it's not as significant of a problem; there are typically 25 students on the waiting list for a freshmen class of 340 at Shawsheen.

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  15. Westford team takes the big oneRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    GHOSTS IN CHARGE: Coaches Tom Kane and David Silton celebrate with Westford Jr. Ghosts Pee Wee D players, fans and support staff after receiving the winner's trophy for the N.E. Regional Division III football championship. The Ghosts knocked off Foxboro, 19-7, in the final at Foley Field in Worcester.

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  16. Billerica falls shy of New England titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    But the North Attleboro Stars rallied to edge the Billerica Scouts, 7-6, during a New England Pop Warner C Division championship battle Saturday afternoon at Foley Stadium. In a defensive battle, the Scouts came just short as they held a 6-0 lead until the 3:46 mark of the fourth quarter.

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  17. Man seriously injured by treeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Authorities in Natick said a tree fell on a man as he was cutting it down, seriously injuring him. Fire officials didn't immediately release the victim's name, describing him only as a 60-year-old Natick man.

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  18. Worcester woman to be arraigned in connection with Lowell murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    A Worcester woman will be arraigned Tuesday in Lowell Superior Court in connection with the alleged fatal assault of Gloribel Orengo, 44, of Lowell, Saturday evening. Orengo died at a city hospital where she was taken shortly after the attack in the visitors' parking lot of Westminster Village, 1349 Pawtucket Blvd., on Saturday about 10:30 p.m. Orengo was one of several people who were involved in a fight after being kicked out of a party in the development.

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  19. Billerica and Westford keep marching onwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    The Billerica Scouts and the Westford Jr. Ghosts both moved onward in the New England Pop Warner playoffs on Sunday and will compete for New England championships this weekend in Worcester. The Scouts C Team defeated Leominster, 39-0, in a one-sided N.E. semifinal at Lampson Field.

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  20. For Dracut dad, daughter, Long Trail beckoned with challenges, triumphsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Last Thanksgiving, Hannah Corbin was sitting with her father, Tom, drinking a couple of Long Trail beers when Tom casually announced that he would like to hike the wilderness trail from which the Vermont brewing company takes its name. The 272-mile footpath runs from Vermont's mountainous northern border with Canada -- through woods, along streams, and across wild, rocky landscapes with names like Devil's Gulch -- all the way to the state's southern border with Massachusetts.

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