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MA Communities Unite to Combat Heroin Epidemic

MA Communities Unite to Combat Heroin Epidemic

By: Christine Morabito – March 2014 Because of its proximity to Interstates 495, 95 and 93, the Merrimack Valley has been uniquely impacted by a shocking increase in heroin…

The American Legion and Dealing with the VA

The American Legion and Dealing with the VA

By: John Lenotte – March, 2014 As we start to turn the corner to Spring (I HOPE!!) members of the American Legion and other veterans service organizations look…

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Three Reasons Why You May Not Have Felt Better on a Gluten-Free Diet – Dr. Jin Sung

Three Reasons Why You May Not Have  Felt Better on a Gluten-Free Diet – Dr. Jin Sung

By: Dr. Jin Sung – April, 2014 With all the buzz on how Gluten can…

Podcast of Paying Attention with Tom Duggan, April 12, 2014

Podcast of Paying Attention with Tom Duggan, April 12, 2014

Paying Attention is produced by Chris Poublon and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell CLICK HERE…

A BLOODY DAY IN LAWRENCE~Bank Robber, CarJacking Keep Police in Lawrence, Methuen Busy

A BLOODY DAY IN LAWRENCE~Bank Robber, CarJacking Keep Police in Lawrence, Methuen Busy

  LAWRENCE-METHUEN By: Tom Duggan and Justess Jacobson VIDEO GALLERY 1 VIDEO GALLERY 2 Lawrence…

Three Alarm Inferno Keeps Firefighters from Four Communities Busy Through Early Morning

Three Alarm Inferno Keeps Firefighters from Four Communities Busy Through Early Morning

By: Tom Duggan PHOTOS: J. BERGERON PHOTO GALLERY Firefighters from Lawrence, Andover, North Andover and…

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Let’s Talk About Food … Addiction with Pennie Hale

Let’s Talk About Food … Addiction with Pennie Hale

By: Pennie Hale – February, 2014 Have you ever taken a food addiction quiz? Are you concerned enough about your eating habits and/or weight that you spent time…

Bettencourt’s Retirement Marks the End of an Era on the Field and in The Classroom

Bettencourt’s Retirement Marks the End  of an Era on the Field and in The Classroom

D.J. Bettencourt While this special 10th Anniversary edition of The Valley Patriot represents a wonderful accomplishment for this publication, it also represents a personal milestone for the Bettencourt…

The Six Elements of the Massachusetts Way of Justice

Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – March, 2014 Every year on Women’s Day (March 8th) we remember the women who inspired us with their innate decency and courage. This year…

Paying Attention!

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, March 29, 2014

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, March 29, 2014

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 (right click to save to your IPOD or desktop) CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 2…

Award Winning Mob Movie “Boys” Made in The Merrimack Valley Now Available on DVD!!!

Award Winning Mob Movie “Boys” Made in The Merrimack Valley  Now Available on DVD!!!

By: Tom Duggan In November I had the pleasure of attending a screening of the mob movie “Boys” at The AMC…

PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan – Why is Lowell Wasting Your Tax Money on Hydrants?

PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan – Why is Lowell Wasting Your Tax Money on Hydrants?

MADE IN THE USA? FIRE HYDRANTS … REALLY? If you told me when we started this newspaper ten years ago that…