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In reversal, Baker not sending flight crew to southern border

In a sudden reversal, Gov. Charlie Baker's administration on Monday canceled its plan to send Massachusetts National Guard members and equipment to the southwestern U.S. border in light of the federa…
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What we are working on 6/18/2018 (VIDEO)

It's Monday June 18. Here is some of what Sun staffers and other news providers are working on for lowellsun.com and Tuesday's edition.
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State's high court nixes millionaire's tax

BOSTON -- The state's high court on Monday struck a proposed $2 billion income surtax from November's ballot, ruling the question improperly mixes two different spending priorities and a major change…
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3rd District candidate Rufus Gifford made splash in Denmark -- and Danish documentary followed every step of the way

In the penultimate episode of the documentary series "I Am the Ambassador," Rufus Gifford visits a Danish high school and is greeted eagerly by beaming students snapping pictures on their phones as i…
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Abduction suspect due in court Monday

LOWELL -- A homeless man arrested in connection with an attempted abduction of two girls Sunday afternoon will be arraigned Monday morning in Lowell District Court.
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Heat advisory posted for Monday afternoon

LOWELL -- Hot and humid conditions will result in heat indices in excess of 100 degrees Monday, state emergency-management officials are warning.
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Cannabis Association convening forum as it seeks to build positive image

BOSTON -- The sale of retail marijuana in Massachusetts is no longer a debate. It's an industry. So where's the industry association?
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Gill is Ayer's deputy chief

AYER -- Brian Gill is the Ayer Police Department's first deputy chief. The newly-created position reflects how his role as lieutenant has moved toward serving as second command and away from managing…
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Baseball -- blindfolded? Lions fundraiser brings blind team to town

TEWKSBURY -- Joseph Quintanilla loves baseball, but as a kid, he couldn't take part in America's favorite pastime.
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3rd District candidate Rufus Gifford made splash in Denmark -- and Netflix documentary followed every step of the way

In the penultimate episode of the documentary series "I Am the Ambassador," Rufus Gifford visits a Danish high school and is greeted eagerly by beaming students snapping pictures on their phones as i…
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5-alarm fire destroys Ayer apartment house

AYER -- A five-alarm fire on East Main Street that left several people without a home Sunday afternoon was started by careless disposal of smoking materials.
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Groton mulls pot cultivation, testing

By Mina Corpuz mcorpuz@nashobavalleyvoice.com GROTON -- Marijuana research, testing, and cultivation could be allowed in town through a zoning amendment the Select Board plans to bring to Fall …
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Girls on the Run seeks coaches

DRACUT -- Girls on the Run is seeking coaches for its second season of Heart & Sole, a program that teaches girls life skills such as team building, decision making, and more.
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$2.2 billion bond bill for climate change adaptation passes House

By Bob Katzen Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators and representatives' votes on roll calls from the week of June 11-15.
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Youth winners honored by VFW Auxiliary

TOWNSEND -- The VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post No. 6538 will honor the winners in three of its youth contests at an Open House and Awards Ceremony to be held in the Townsend VFW Function Hall located…
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