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A collaborative sports leadership academy effort for Lawrence youth!

A collaborative sports leadership academy effort for Lawrence youth!

Beyond Soccer, Everyone’s A Player and Lawrence High Athletic Department teamed up in 2015 to bring a top quality, multi-sport leadership academy to Lawrence kids, in their own backyard. This effort was…

Essex County Sheriff’s Dept Pays Tribute to MIA/ POW’s on National Recognition Day

Essex County Sheriff’s Dept Pays Tribute to MIA/ POW’s on National Recognition Day

Essex County Sheriff Kevin F. Coppinger led a service last week on National POW/MIA Recognition Day to remember Prisoners of War and Missing in Action.   The ceremony was…

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The Opioid Crisis in Massachusetts

The Opioid Crisis in Massachusetts

By: Mark Gray – September, 2017 If spending $71M ( 2010) to drive addicts to…

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Steve Saba

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Steve Saba

Methuen’s East District has two elected representatives on the city council. The city council votes…

Lawrence Cops Arrest Gang Member 2nd Time in a Week After Lawrence Judge Frees Him on Gun Charges

Lawrence Cops Arrest Gang Member 2nd Time in a Week After Lawrence Judge Frees Him on Gun Charges

Sept 15, 2017 Lawrence Police and the State Police Gang Unit arrested a known gang…

Vargas Put Lives At Risk – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-17)

Vargas Put Lives At Risk – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-17)

*EDITORIAL* State Rep. Brian Dempsey of Haverhill is vacating his seat. There are three candidates…

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Why I am Running Again For Methuen School Committee

Why I am Running Again For Methuen School Committee

By D.J. Deeb, M.A., M.S., M.Ed.   As most Valley Patriot readers already know, the Methuen Municipal Elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 7th.  I am running for re-election…

The Skinny On Gout Pain

The Skinny On Gout Pain

By: Rick Bellanti – Aug. 2017 As a gout sufferer for almost 20 years, I thought I could shed a little light on this painful yet manageable disease.…

State Senate Passes Youth Group Homes in the Valley and the Commonwealth

State Senate Passes Youth Group Homes in the Valley and the Commonwealth

By State Senator Katy Ives – Aug 2017 The Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Department of Mental Health license youth group homes throughout the state…

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Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2017 A support group for family members of murder victims meets in Lowell on the second…

Tom Duggan is a Guest on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl

Tom Duggan is a Guest on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan appeared on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl who recently attended The…

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE – Valley Patriot Announces Nominees for 2017 BASH Awards

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE – Valley Patriot Announces Nominees for 2017 BASH Awards

The Valley Patriot newspaper has announced the nominees for the 2017 Valley Patriot BASH Awards. Winners will be announced at The Valley…