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YE GAY OL’ VALLEY – Choosing and Being a Step-Parent

YE GAY OL’ VALLEY – Choosing and Being a Step-Parent

By Dani Lanvgevin – September Too many of us find ourselves divorced. For those of us with children, this means that we may find ourselves looking for another partner who…

I Have a Dream

I Have a Dream

I have a Dream I have a dream, that one day our people will rise up to take on its responsibilities as a free nation; that it will realize the…

September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month

By: Phil Lahey – September 2013 I started writing a letter to the editor stating that September is National Recovery Month. Then Tom Duggan asked me to write a column…

Follow The Money Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes

Follow The Money Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes

By: Staphanie Davis – September, 2013 “If it moves, tax it; if it keeps moving, regulate it; if it stops moving, subsidize it.” – Ronald Reagan On Beacon Hill, motor…

Lt. Colonel Allen West: Race, Poverty, and the Dependency Culture: PART I

Lt. Colonel Allen West: Race, Poverty, and the Dependency Culture: PART I

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LT COLONEL ALLEN WEST   Transcribed by Kathleen Laplante Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan (TD), and Christine Morabito (CM), President of the Greater Boston Tea Party…

Responding to the Overuse of Psychotropic Drugs for Seniors

Responding to the Overuse of Psychotropic Drugs for Seniors

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives, September, 2013 In 2007 a federal audit found that about one in seven elderly residents were being given antipsychotic medication in nursing homes despite…

Vet to Vet Services Comes Alive in Lawrence as Part of College Project

Vet to Vet Services Comes Alive in  Lawrence as Part of College Project

By: Tom Duggan – September, 2013 Jay Landry is an adult student at Springfield College who is taking human service courses at the school. Born and raised in Amesbury, the…

METHUEN MAYOR ZANNI HOSTS UTILITY ASSISTANCE FORUM

METHUEN MAYOR ZANNI HOSTS UTILITY ASSISTANCE FORUM

 Methuen, MA – Mayor Steve Zanni has invited Linda Soucy of the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc; Veterans Agent Tom Hargreaves; and representatives from National Grid and Columbia Gas,…

Mayor Kicks off Fun Weekend in Methuen

Mayor Kicks off Fun Weekend in Methuen

Methuen, MA – Mayor Steve Zanni announced that a series of events will be held in Methuen to coincide with the Essex National Heritage Area’s Trails & Sails Weekend. Scheduled…

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – FRANK YOUNT, U.S. NAVY SEABEES

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – FRANK YOUNT, U.S. NAVY SEABEES

HERO IN OUR MIDST By: Helen Mooradkanian – September 2013 It was January 1, 1945 as the convoy of 556 ships filled the horizon—LSTs, troop ships, aircraft carriers, submarines, destroyers,…

PUPPY LOVE! With Kate Whitney – Steps to Take with Puppies and Babies

PUPPY LOVE! With Kate Whitney – Steps to Take with Puppies and Babies

By Kate Whitney – September, 2013 Before I get into this month’s column, I want to give a very heartfelt and humble thank you to everyone who has sent donations…

Mayor Announces Opening of New Downtown Public Dock System on the Merrimack River

Mayor Announces Opening of New Downtown Public Dock System on the Merrimack River

Haverhill Mayor James Fiorentini announced the opening of the new commercial docks downtown. These docks will give boaters an opportunity to dock their vessels in the heart of Haverhill’s downtown…

Lawrence Preliminary Election Results

Lawrence Preliminary Election Results

[09-17-13]MUNIPRELIMINARY-UNOFFICIALRESULTS LAWRENCE MAYORS RACE Lantigua 5,725 Rivera 2,799 Devers 1,907 Gonzalez 1,058 O’Donoghue 305 Dejesus 165 Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North…

BREAKING….. ELECTION MACHINE “MISHAP” ERASES DATA ON ELECTION MACHINES IN LAWRENCE….

BREAKING….. ELECTION MACHINE “MISHAP” ERASES DATA ON ELECTION MACHINES IN LAWRENCE….

BREAKING…. SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 (MORE NEWS ON LANTIGUA) Valley Patriot news spotters in Lawrence City Hall say that the official results for the preliminary elections are being held up because…

Lawrence’s Mayor Lantigua Pushes Candidate on Ballot Against Her Will – Will File Complaints with AG Coakley

Lawrence’s Mayor Lantigua Pushes Candidate on Ballot Against Her Will – Will File Complaints with AG Coakley

PRELIMINARY ELECTION DAY…. LAWRENCE… By Tom Duggan, September 17, 2013 (7:14pm) (MORE STORIES ON LANTIGUA) Lawrence’s municipal elections were held today in preliminary races for mayor, city council and school committee.…

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