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Massachusetts’ 209A Restraining Order Law Should Go

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   November, 2011 The Fatherhood coalition of Massachusetts is trying to get signatures to place a measure on the ballot to abolish the state’s restraining order law often referred…

William X Wall Experiment Station is State-of-the-Art, ‘Green’ Building following $30M Upgrade

  November, 2011 LAWRENCE – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) today celebrated the opening of the newly expanded and renovated Senator William X. Wall Experiment Station in Lawrence,…

Let’s Talk About Food Addiction

Let’s Talk About Food Addiction

  By: Pennie Hale – November, 2011 There are so many delicious food temptations at this time of year. Let’s face it it’s going to be a challenge for a…

It’s the End of the World as we Know it!

It’s the End of the World as we Know it!

    By: Dani Langevin – November, 2011 We can only hope that this is true. I believe that it is. I also believe that the Mayans are right the…

Occupying Earth

Occupying Earth

  By: Paul Murano – November, 2011 No one seems to notice the relationship between two converging occurrences in the news recently. Person number seven billion has joined us on…

Congratulations are in Order in Methuen Election Victories

Congratulations are in Order in Methuen Election Victories

  By: Diana Fay DiZoglio – November, 2011   Senator Steven A. Baddour told the Valley Patriot on election night, “Congratulations to all of the winners in Methuen’s municipal elections.…

Lawrence Mayor Lantigua runs the Table in Council Races: Net Gain- Zero

Lawrence Mayor Lantigua runs the Table in Council Races: Net Gain- Zero

PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN     By: Tom Duggan – November, 2011 At Large City Council All three Lawrence City Councilors at Large were reelected last month garnering more…

Redistricting for 2012: Haverhill, Lawrence, Andover, North Andover

  By: Jamison Tomasek – November, 2011 The results of the Massachusetts legislature’s redistricting commission, at least as far as the House and Senate are concerned, are official. In a…

Major Scientific Breakthrough! New Human Subspecies Identified: Homo Occupaduses

Major Scientific Breakthrough! New Human Subspecies Identified: Homo Occupaduses

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX     By: Dr. Charles Ormsby For years they have lived among us. We thought they were one of us. Certainly we share a remarkably similar…

Martha, Martha, Martha… 3 DWI’s

Martha, Martha, Martha… 3 DWI’s

GEORGETOWN TODAY   By:Lawrence “Lonnie Brennan – November, 2011 While the local papers detailed multiple articles regarding the most recent incident of Georgetown Housing Authority Member Martha Robertson, the chatter…

State Rep Jim Lyons Demands Answers

State Rep Jim Lyons Demands Answers

Governor Patrick Administration Refuses to Say How Much is Spent on Illegals By: Tom Duggan – November 2012 State Representative Jim Lyons (D) Andover, has turned Beacon Hill on it’s…

Watson Opposes Meals Tax at Town Meeting

Watson Opposes Meals Tax at Town Meeting

  By: Selectman Tracy Watson – November, 2011 On Tuesday November 15th North Andover will be conducting a Special Town Meeting. Among the articles on the warrant is Article 9…

Hit a Dog, Pull Over …it is the LAW!

Hit a Dog, Pull Over …it is the LAW!

  By: Tracey Zysk – November, 2011 As a dog walker with a majority of my dogs on Waverly, Mass Ave and the side roads in between, I instantly got…

A Business in Crisis A Company in Decline

  By: Michael Salach – November, 2011 One day a business will be sold, acquired, merged or transferred, and therefor, (unfortunately), according to a joint study (by McKinsey Consulting and…

The RECURRING DREAM by Bill Arcand

  Book review by Dottie Avery – November, 2011 The Author of THE RECURRING DREAM, Bill Arcand, was born and raised in Lawrence, MA. He moved to California in the…