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Lowell man charged in robbery, gunshots

LOWELL — A Lowell man is facing federal charges for his alleged involvement in the attempted theft of marijuana and marijuana-sales proceeds during an armed home invasion in York, Maine in May.


Victims of Texas, Ohio shootings included parents, students

EL PASO Nearly 1,600 miles (2,575 kilometers) apart, the cities of El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, have been united in grief and pain by a pair of shootings that left more 30 people dead.


Dracut police investigate two break-ins

DRACUT — Police search for two suspects caught breaking into Dracut Town Variety on security footage early Saturday morning.


Dracut man released after found with unlicensed gun, drugs

LOWELL — A Dracut man was released on $500 cash bail Monday on charges of breaking and entering, possessing large amounts of marijuana, and carrying a loaded, unlicensed gun.


The Five Minute Read

Crafternoon in TewksburyTEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Public Library will hold Crafternoon Aug. 21 in the Trustees' Room.


Looking to help vets in college

WESTFORD — State Rep. James Arciero is seeking to help veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder get back into higher academia.


A safe space for bats

GROTON —The local bat population could soon have a few summer homes in town thanks to the service of Diana Mendel.


A revival at Tewksbury's Long Pond

TEWKSBURY — By all accounts, Long Pond was near its end as a recreational waterway not many years ago.


Former major uses talent to aid vets

CHELMSFORD — Erik Ruhmann strummed his acoustic guitar at the Alberton W. Vinal American Legion Post 313 on Groton Road Wednesday morning, taking a practice run for a new song in his expansive repertoire.


Charity seeking land

LOWELL — For their 50th house, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell wants to stay true to its name.


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