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Help for Teens Struggling with Their Faith – TEEN TALK with Ana Debernardo

Help for Teens Struggling with Their Faith – TEEN TALK with Ana Debernardo

By: Ana DeBernardo - November, 2013 Over the summer, I attended a Christian camp called C.A.M.P.S., an acronym that stands for Christ As My Personal Savior. This was my second consecutive…

Now the Real Healing Begins!

Now the Real Healing Begins!

By: Peter Larocque – November, 2013 First let me say congratulations to Mayor Elect Dan Rivera. I am so proud of the kind of campaign that you ran. You kept…

Methuen Mayor Zanni Invites Residents to Tree Lighting, Flag Retirement, Football Team Annual Dinner

Methuen Mayor Zanni Invites Residents to Tree Lighting, Flag Retirement, Football Team Annual Dinner

METHUEN FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY  Methuen, MA – Mayor Steve Zanni invites residents to join him for Methuen’s Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Veterans Lot in Elmwood Cemetery on Friday,…

Lawrence School Committeeman Pavel Payano to Run for State Senate

Lawrence School Committeeman Pavel Payano to Run for State Senate

Pavel Payano, Vice Chair of the Lawrence School Committee, has launched an exploratory committee for the Democratic nomination to succeed Senator Barry Finegold to the Second Essex and Middlesex District.…

Remembering the Dead – MORALITY MATTERS, by Paul Murano

Remembering the Dead – MORALITY MATTERS, by Paul Murano

By: Paul Murano – November, 2013 November is the month when religious traditions remember the dead. It is a fitting month to do so. The clock gets turned back an…

A One on One Interview with Superintendent-Receiver Jeff Riley – PART II

A One on One Interview with Superintendent-Receiver Jeff Riley – PART II

  READ PART I This is part 2 of an exclusive interview with state appointed receiver Jeff Riley who is now in control of the Lawrence School System. VP: Talk…

The Sustainable Materials Recovery Program

The Sustainable Materials  Recovery Program

  By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – November, 2013 State Representative Brian S. Dempsey (D-Haverhill), Chairman of the House Committee on Ways & Means, along with State Senator Kathleen…

Our Pawsitive stay at the Marriott Residence Inn

Our Pawsitive stay at the Marriott Residence Inn

By Tracey Zysk – November, 2013 On April 24, 2013 the unthinkable happened. I had just completed a very long day of work. In fact it was my busiest day…

HERO IN OUR MIDST: LT JG Gerald L. Halterman, USN, Pearl Harbor Survivor

HERO IN OUR MIDST: LT JG Gerald L. Halterman, USN, Pearl Harbor Survivor

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH By Helen Mooradkanian – November, 2013 At 6:54 a.m. Sunday, December 7, 1941, the quiet midnight watch was about to end for 20-year old Gerald…

Mayor Elect Rivera Names Chief of Staff while Lantigua Concedes Defeat on Spanish Radio

Mayor Elect Rivera Names Chief of Staff while Lantigua Concedes Defeat on Spanish Radio

By: Tom Duggan – November 25, 2013 Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua took to the Spanish Language airwaves today to concede defeat to Lawrence City Councilor Dan Rivera just two days…

An Accounting of Your Tax Dollars in Georgetown -Spending on Absent Teachers Nearly Exceeds Fire Dept. Outlays

An Accounting of Your Tax Dollars in Georgetown -Spending on Absent Teachers Nearly Exceeds Fire Dept. Outlays

  By: Lonnie Brennan – November, 2013 According to the 2012 Georgetown earnings records, recently obtained by The Valley Patriot, the Georgetown School Department spent $331,585.09 on substitute teachers in…

More Bubble Wrap … Stat!

More Bubble Wrap … Stat!

By: Jeff Katz – November, 2013 Do you remember back in the olden days when dinosaurs roamed the earth and we had to walk up hill to school…both ways? You know…

ObamaCare: Life Lessons for America’s Youth – Thinking Outside The Box

ObamaCare: Life Lessons for America’s Youth – Thinking Outside The Box

I don’t understand all this complaining about ObamaCare by America’s conservatives. The fact of the matter is that ObamaCare, and what we have seen so far about its enrollment Web…

Video of Lawrence Mayor Lantigua’s Press Conference After Losing Recount – “I AM NOT CONCEDING”

Video of Lawrence Mayor Lantigua’s Press Conference After Losing Recount – “I AM NOT CONCEDING”

CLICK THE PHOTO FOR VIDEO        Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former…

Salisbury Town Officials Change their Story on Cost of Sewer Project, Told Federal Judge Cost was $80M

Salisbury Town Officials Change their Story on Cost of Sewer Project, Told Federal Judge Cost was $80M

By: Tom Duggan – November, 2013 Condon and Knowles now seem to be backing the Tomaselli sisters’ claim that the project cost was not $80M On October 7, 2013 the…

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