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State Senator Bruce Tarr, Doggie Hero

State Senator Bruce Tarr, Doggie Hero

  By: Tracy Zysk – April, 2010 Woof ! Woof ! Woof ! Every dog in Massachusetts sends a BARK of THANKS to Sen. Bruce Tarr. ( R) That’s right…

Jazzing up your doggie party!

Jazzing up your doggie party!

  By: PuppyGirl Kate Whitney – April, 2010   Continuing on the same topic as last month’s article, I am going to talk more about puppy parties! Every party deserves…

I was Just Thinking

I was Just Thinking

   By: Paul Murano – April, 2010 …When exactly did the era of the store clerk asking if we want a bag begin? …Don’t we have enough choices in life…

Valley Patriot Hero Sarah Hayden Receives Congressional Gold Medal

Valley Patriot Hero Sarah Hayden Receives Congressional Gold Medal

Kathleen Corey Rahme – April, 2010 Born in 1919 at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the little town of Granite Falls, Sara Payne Hayden would eventually be…

Lawrence mayor disgraces slain police officer Tom Duggan, Sr.

Lawrence mayor disgraces slain police officer Tom Duggan, Sr.

Refuses to Lowe Flag for Slain Lawrence Police Officer By: Jerry Flynn - Executive Director, N.E. Police Benevolent Association April, 2010     On Friday, November 17, 1978, Officer Christos Rouses…

Lawrence Mayor Lantigua Accused

Lawrence Mayor Lantigua Accused

Educator Says Mayor has Conflicts of Interest, Lack of Leadership    By: Tom Duggan, April, 2010 According to Essex County District Attorney Jon Blodgett’s indictment of Lawrence School Superintendent Wilfredo…

Time to Raise the Taxes

Time to Raise the Taxes

  By: Lawrence, Lonnie Brennan – April, 2010 It’s spring, and that means it’s time to raise the taxes on local residents and homeowners! Yippee! Let’s take a quick review…

Message from Comrades Tierney and Tsongas “Welcome to the Gulag”

Message from Comrades Tierney and Tsongas “Welcome to the Gulag”

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – April, 2010 Message from Massachusetts voters, “Take your Gulag and shove it.” Yesterday I celebrated the first birthday of my third…

An exciting time for downtown North Andover

  By: Tracy Watson – April, 2010 Many months ago the Board of Selectmen tasked the Department of Public Works with the Main Street Improvement Project! This project began last…

Stalin Would be Proud

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL April, 2010 Since 2006, Massachusetts residents have been required to buy health insurance or be penalized on their taxes. The Mass. model was used as the platform…

Lantigua Must Recuse himself from Wilfredo Laboy Hearing

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL     April, 2010 This month the Lawrence School Committee will meet and hear testimony from indicted superintendent Wilfredo Laboy in his quest to appeal the committee’s…

A salute to those who make a difference in the life of a senior

  By: Terri Crow Mercier – April, 2010 Councilman, GLTS Teacher and Students Team Up To Make Residents Wish Come True Lawrence Councilman Roger Twomey had stopped by Colonial Heights…

Valley Patriot of the Month: Dominic Scarpignato

Valley Patriot of the Month: Dominic Scarpignato

Hero In Our Midst By: Gary Manion – April, 2010   In August of 1942, Dominic Scarpignato did what most boys his age were doing; he enlisted in the Navy.…

Lawrence mayor disgraces slain police officer Tom Duggan, Sr.

Lawrence mayor disgraces slain police officer Tom Duggan, Sr.

Refuses to Lowe Flag for Slain Lawrence Police Officer By: Jerry Flynn - Executive Director, N.E. Police Benevolent Association April, 2010   On Friday, November 17, 1978, Officer Christos Rouses was…