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Chelmsford, Tewksbury join forces in area opioid fight

It's a health and public safety crisis that knows no boundaries of towns, cities, economic class or background. Battling the abuse ofincluding legal prescription drugs, and traditional street drugs such as heroin -- takes more than arrest and prosecution, according to those on the front lines. They

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-19 19:24:34

Chelmsford photographer captures canine spirirt

Not everyone can turn something they love doing into a career. Chelmsford resident Blue Amrich has found a way to do just that. In 2010, she took her love of exploring the outdoors with her dog, Iris, and bringing a camera along and turned it into her own business, Beyond the Fence Adventure Dog Pho

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-19 17:24:47

Book sale aids Chelmsford library

Building Community is a year-long initiative to highlight aspects of the community that contribute to our sense of belonging and foster new connections. The Chelmsford Friends of The Libary held its fall book sale Sept. 15-17 at the gym of the Town Offices. The sale represents the largest fundraiser

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-19 17:05:03

Chelmsford Lions Club looking for members

The Chelmsford Lions Club is looking for new members looking to get involved in the Chelmsford community. The Lions Club sponsors the Peace Poster Contest, Youth speech Contest, Fourth of July Celebration on the commons and the Fall Fest. It also supports the local food pantry and gives out two sch

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-19 15:32:40

Chelmsford Art Society to present Marilene Sawaf demonstration

The Chelmsford Art Society will feature Marilene Sawaf who will demonstrate Working with Casein at 7 p.m. Sept. 27, at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Road, Chelmsford. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Sawaf lived in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. After coming to the USA in 1980, her fi

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-19 14:24:09

Chelmsford leaders taking multi-pronged approach to fight substance abuse

CHELMSFORD -- Last year, there were 36 drug overdoses in Chelmsford, three of them fatal. Three-quarters of the way through this year, there have already been 30 overdoses, four of which were fatal, said Police Chief James Spinney. They happen in vehicles, parking lots, public restrooms and privat

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-18 23:43:21

Chelmsford ceremony recalls war's prisoners, missing

Russell P. Bott, Tewksbury, U.S. Army. John M. Leaver, Arlington, U.S. Navy. Henry E. McCann, Marblehead, U.S. Air Force. Bruce R. Baxter, Lowell, U.S. Army. Their names resounded in the warm, late summer air on a Sunday afternoon. They went to serveduring the Vietnam War,and did not return, their f

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-18 23:15:47

EDITORIAL -- The fortunes of Chelmsford's Route 129

Change is coming to the Golden Triangle. This is the area along Billerica Road, consisting ofof 623 acres, from Riverneck Road to the Billerica town line, along Route 129. Currently, businesses there include a mix of office buildings, light industrial, warehouses, research and development and others

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-18 20:43:58

Chelmsford school transfer bid brings policy review

CHELMSFORD -- What's the proper way to handle in-district school transfer requests? Since the 1980s, Chelmsford's policy has been to disallow children to attend schools other than those they're assigned to by neighborhood. The policy has few exceptions, mainly those necessitated by special-educatio

LOWELL SUN - 2017-09-18 10:35:31

Man gets 18 months for accidentally shooting friend

LOWELL - A judge says he handed down a lighter penalty than prosecutors requested for a Massachusetts man who accidentally shot his friend because his actions in the aftermath may have saved that friend's life. The judge said Tuesday that 19-year-old Benjamin Khammanivong, of Lowell, could have worr

BOSTON HERALD - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

7.1 magnitude quake kills 2, collapses buildings in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least two people, collapsing buildings and causing widespread panic less than two weeks after another quake left 90 dead in the country's south. Mexican media broadcast images of multiple downed buildings in

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-19 20:56:25

Tewksbury man dies after ATV rolls over

WINCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire authorities say an ATV rider has been found dead near a state park after he attempted to navigate a steep trail and his vehicle rolled. Fish and Game conservation officers say 77-year-old Daniel Gill, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was reported missing Sunday ni

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-19 14:26:36

AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

PASADENA, Texas (AP) -- The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the si

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-19 12:16:13

Trump lawyer: Senate panel delays private interview

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A scheduled private meeting between President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and Senate committee staff was abruptly postponed on Tuesday. Michael Cohen was in the offices of the Senate Intelligence Committee, one of multiple congressional panels investigating Russian interferenc

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-19 17:45:02

Court says sobriety tests not scientific evidence for pot

BOSTON (AP) -- The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that field sobriety tests typically used in drunken driving cases cannot be used as conclusive evidence that a motorist was operating under the influence of marijuana. The Supreme Judicial Court in Tuesday's decision said police officers c

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-19 17:37:53

At UN, Trump threatens 'total destruction' of North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threated the "total destruction"' of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons. Trump, who has ramped up his rhetoric throughout the escalating crisis with North Korea,

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-19 15:08:45

Senate GOP musters final push to erase Obama health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans expressed growing hope Monday for a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, an effort that still faces an uphill climb and just a two-week window to pass. Adding more risk, senators would be in the dark about the bill's impact on American

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-19 12:16:05

Metallics and feathers galore on Emmys red carpet

A force of red, a wealth of metallics and a strong show of feathers took the carpet at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, led by Nicole Kidman, Tessa Thompson and Tracee Ellis Ross. And what's a dress without hair and makeup? The winners in beauty trends Sunday night in Los Angeles included pre

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-19 11:27:42

Raytheon workers hold 'informational picket,' demand better benefits from corporation

ANDOVER - Raytheon production employees, whose contract is due to expire Saturday morning, are demanding better medical coverage from the prominent missile manufacturer. They also want better wages and less outsourcing of work to non-union locations, according to Mike Zagami, business agent and chie

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Celebrating Lowell Community Health Center (SLIDESHOW)

"Celebrate good times ... Come on!" - "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang LOWELL - There was a party goin' on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Sompao Meas Hall, a celebration to last throughout the years. The Lowell Community Health Center had more than 300 groovy guests bring their good times - and laughter,

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-19 16:28:25