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Car Thefts Rise in Lawrence: There is a solution

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL March, 2011   Since Lawrence Police Chief John Romero formed the Auto Theft/Auto Fraud Task Force under Mayor Michael Sullivan, residents of Lawrence have seen a decrease…

A Soldier’s Farewell

A Soldier’s Farewell

By: Dani Langivan, Lesbian Columnist – March, 2011 My stepson has joined the military. In the next couple of months he will board a plane to San Antonio, Texas and…

Tips for pet safety, please use common sense!

Tips for pet safety, please use common sense!

By: PuppyGirl Kate Whitney – March, 2011 Boy am I glad to be home! I’ve been in Europe for a week on busi-ness and I sure did miss Dash and…

Tea Party Receives High Praise at CPAC

Tea Party Receives High Praise at CPAC

By: Christine Morabito – March, 2011 It was worth the bullying and name-calling we endured over the last 2 years to finally bring us to this point. How refreshing it…

Methuen Mayor William Manzi’s State of the City

Methuen Mayor William Manzi’s State of the City

The State Of The City Address by Mayor William M. Manzi III was delivered at the Methuen Board of Trade Meeting February 10, 2011**   Let me begin by thanking Karen…

Seven years later we’re still going strong!

Seven years later we’re still going strong!

The Valley Patriot Celebrates Seven Year Anniversary   By: Tom Duggan – March, 2011 For as long as I can remember, my ability to succeed has always been underestimated by…

An Interview with North Andover Selectman Rick Nardella

An Interview with North Andover Selectman Rick Nardella

  By: Tom Duggan – March, 2011   Last month North Andover Selectman Rick Nardella called into the Paying Attention! radio program with Tom Duggan on WHAV.NET to discuss his…

Selectman Don Stewart: I’ve Been Offered Bribes

Selectman Don Stewart: I’ve Been Offered Bribes

 North Andover Selectman Says North Andover is Corrupt   By: Tom Duggan – March, 2011 NORTH ANDOVER – Last month former North Andover Selectman Don Stewart called into the Paying…

Should we give them “A Few Dollars More” or “Hang ’Em High”?

Should we give them “A Few Dollars More” or “Hang ’Em High”?

Unions: the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX   By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – March, 2011 The right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness…

Bribery Is No Crime for Public Employee Unions

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL  MARCH, 2011   In the real world, ordinary citizens who bribe lawmakers for favors suffer serious consequences. Big fines and/or jail time are the rule. But this…

Today is definitely a shouting kind of day

Today is definitely a shouting kind of day

  By: Jeff Katz – March, 2011 Every once in a while, you have to shake your head and mutter Whiskey Tango Foxtrot under your breath. Every so often, it…