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Laplante goes on police ride along: encouages councilors to do same

Laplante goes on police ride along: encouages councilors to do same

  By: Tom Duggan – June, 2011   Lawrence City Councilor Mark LaPlante (District F) has been one of the more outspoken supporters of the Lawrence police. Last month LaPlante…

Marine Recruiters Say They Get Shabby Treatment at High School

Marine Recruiters Say They Get Shabby Treatment at High School

Superintendent Reaches out to Marines, says they will be treated respectfully   By: Tom Duggan – June, 2011 Sgt Cardona the Marine Recruiter in Lawrence and a number of past…

Happy Father’s Day

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   June, 2011 Father’s Day is June 19th. It’s a day to celebrate fathers all across the country. It is a day to spend time with the…

Suffering from Headaches, What You Sould Know

Suffering from Headaches, What You Sould Know

By: Dr. Rami Rustim – June, 2011 Headache is one of the reasons to visit a pain clinic which seems to be on the rise lately!!! With all the stress…

Looking Back at the Priest Scandal

Looking Back at the Priest Scandal

By: Paul Murano – January, 2011 The scandal within the Catholic Church was one of ignorance and evil. No question. It was the cause of much confusion and pain. But…

Love is a Battlefield – Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Love is a Battlefield – Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – June, 2011 My daughter just finished her sophomore year at Westfield State University. She had one more project to finish up due a week after she…

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford

By: Ronnie Ford – June, 2011 Naomi Klien’s “The Shock Doctrine” is a New York Times best seller. It is a scary book explaining the many machinations and illegal activities…

Votes, Taxes, Enemies and Reputations

Votes, Taxes, Enemies and Reputations

By: Lonnie Brennan – June, 2011 So, what did the spring Georgetown elections and the approved $1.2 million school override cost you? If you’re the average homeowner (half of whom…

Election Season Has Begun in Lowell

Election Season Has Begun in Lowell

By: Gerry Nutter - June, 2011 Election Season has begun here in Lowell. This year in the City Council Race we have one open seat with the retirement of longtime…

Town Manager Rees Takes Job in Maine Selectmen say they have big shoes to fill

Town Manager Rees Takes Job in Maine Selectmen say they have big shoes to fill

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2011 After ten years of managing the Town of North Andover, Mark Rees has taken a job as the city manager of Portland Maine, leaving…

Is Obama Intentionally Seeking to Destroy America?

Is Obama Intentionally Seeking to Destroy America?

By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – June-2011 I am not prone to conspiracy theories. I think Oswald assassinated President Kennedy without the active participation of Castro, the Soviet Union, Lyndon Johnson,…

It’s Time For us to “Let the Mitt Hit the Fan”

It’s Time For us to “Let the Mitt Hit the Fan”

By: Jeff Katz – June, 2011 Sporting his best Brooks Brothers casual while serving up chicken-chili in a barnyard, Willard Mitt Romney made it officially official the other day while…

Valley Students Attend Pre-boot Camp Training

Valley Students Attend Pre-boot Camp Training

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2011 Local U.S. Marine recruiters in The Valley got their first look at the latest batch of recruits last month at Ft. Devans Army Base…

Random, Mostly Non-Political Observations about The Valley

Random, Mostly Non-Political Observations about The Valley

By: Jamison Tomasek - June, 2011 I noticed from Facebook the number of people that grew up in Lawrence and settled in the Merrimack Valley is very high. While this…

Labor Unions, What are They Good for?

Labor Unions, What are They Good for?

By: Peter Larocque – June, 2011 As the City of Lawrence prepares itself to begin budget discussions on the FY-2012 Budget, I thought it would be good to review some…

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