Welcome To The New Your Dracut Today!
Sep 19, 2016 02:10AM
● By Bill Gilman
Welcome to Your Dracut Today!
We've spent a great deal of effort to create a web experience that is valuable to our community and we're working with a company called Locable to create a go-to resource online where you can connect with the people, places, and things that matter most here in Dracut.
My name is Bill Gilman. I'm the Editor/Publisher of YourDracutToday.com and it's sister publication, YourTewksburyToday.com. I've worked in journalism 28 years, with a heart for telling stories and sharing what makes towns like Dracut fantastic places to live.
My wife and I were fortunate enough to live in Dracut for three years and fell in love with the unique combination of suburban/residential and country/rural that exists here. But we were shocked that Dracut had no local source of news and information to call it's own! A community of 30,000 with no "Dracut exclusive" newspaper online or in print?
That's what we are striving to provide.
Here are a few things you can expect to find on Your Dracut Today and ways in which you can be an active participant in this interactive site:
You'll find that we have a growing array of online content that can be viewed for free. Hard news, town government, public safety, obituaries, people-features, youth sports, school news -- you’ll find great local-interest content by and about the people, places, and things that matter most to you!
Find and add your events to our calendar for free!
We will be building a local business directory to help you discover local gems and share them with your friends. You can also find or leave reviews of local businesses or add your business to our directory for free! Or upgrade your listing for even more benefits.
Advertising opportunities that will drive informed, intelligent consumers to your business.
We strive to be a place for you to call home which is why we also have a flexible login system. Use an existing Facebook, Gmail or other account to get full and secure access to participate or create a username and password. As we continue to add to our site having 'an account' will become more valuable.
Finally, we're always on the lookout for great local voices. Whether you're a poetic writer or just have a unique perspective and want to write for one of our web-columns please let us know and we can talk about how you can become a contributor.
Have a look around, we hope you like what you see.