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$1K Fine for Former Suffolk County Sheriff’s Captain Alesandro Basile Cited for Conflict of Interest

$1K Fine for Former Suffolk County Sheriff’s Captain Alesandro Basile Cited for Conflict of Interest

ETHICS COMMISSION FINES BASIL FOR DEMANDING RENT INCREASE FROM TENANT WHILE IN UNIFORM The State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which former Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office (“SCSO”) Captain…

Team Zingales Helped Burned out Family at Christmas

Team Zingales Helped Burned out Family at Christmas

  METHUEN - When Joe Zingales of Team Zingales at Remax Perferred in Methuen found out that Stephanie Santos and her children were burned out of their Perry Street home…

Commissioner Ed Davis sadly is not this Commonwealth’s Role Model

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – January, 2014 In Boston a young woman was murdered recently. The murderer had previously attacked another but hadn’t been arrested, even though he dropped his wallet…

Methuen Teen Josh Flagg Vying for National Rubik’s Cube Championship

Methuen Teen Josh Flagg Vying for National Rubik’s Cube Championship

By: Tom Duggan – January. 2014 Methuen teenager Josh Flagg entered his first Rubik’s Cube contest in April of 2011 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His second competition was at…

Mylie Cyrus off the Deep End – TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

Mylie Cyrus off the Deep End – TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

By: Ana Montserrat de Bernardo – January, 2014 One of my family’s favorite movies is called “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”. It’s an old slapstick comedy that revolves around…

Now is the Time for the University of New Hampshire to Bring Back Baseball

Now is the Time for the University of New Hampshire to Bring Back Baseball

By: DJ Bettencourt – January, 2014 The founder of the modern Olympics, Pierre de Fredy, once observed that, “those who find themselves first in physical exercises are also first in…

Never to be Repeated Again! (Lawrence)

Never to be Repeated Again! (Lawrence)

By: Peter Larocque – January, 2014 Just because you can, doesn’t necessarily mean that you should unless there is undisputed cause to do so! I am of the opinion that…

The Dragons Nest, The Place that Brings Smiles to all Ages in Newburyport

The Dragons Nest, The Place that Brings Smiles to all Ages in Newburyport

By: Rebeccah Pearson – Newburyportguide.com The Dragons Nest, located at Market Square in Newburyport, has been bringing smiles to children of all ages since 1982. The Seim Family has owned…

Letter from Tomaselli Sisters on The $80 Million Lie in Salisbury

Letter from Tomaselli Sisters on The $80 Million Lie in Salisbury

Letter to Tom Duggan, Publisher of the Valley Patriot, We thank you for your quest to report the truth to your readers. You have devoted an enormous amount of time…

Non-Compete Agreements in Massachusetts

Non-Compete Agreements in Massachusetts

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – January, 2014 Covenants not to compete are contracts provided to an employee by an employer that are intended to limit and/or restrict an employee from…

Massachusetts House of Representatives: 2013 and 2014

Massachusetts House of  Representatives: 2013 and 2014

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – January, 2014 Last year was a very productive year for our Legislature and 2014 will bring forth necessary and spirited debate on some…

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, January 25, 2014

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, January 25, 2014

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 The Show is produced by George Papoulias In the first hour today Tom, Paul…

HERO IN OUR MIDST: Sgt. Charles P. Sarantos, U.S. Army, 112th Allied Division

HERO IN OUR MIDST: Sgt. Charles P. Sarantos, U.S. Army, 112th Allied Division

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH By: Helen Mooradkanian – January, 2014 NORTHANDOVER – “We were the second largest convoy to leave for Europe—5,000 of us aboard the U.S. Army troopship…

Tsongas invites Lawrence Mayor Rivera to represent 3rd District at State of the Union

Tsongas invites Lawrence Mayor Rivera to represent 3rd District at State of the Union

  WASHINGTON, DC – Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera will attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. as the guest of Third District Congresswoman Niki Tsongas.…

One in Five Children Have a Mental Disorder; Lower the Risk Before Pregnancy

One in Five Children Have a Mental Disorder;  Lower the Risk Before Pregnancy

By: Dr. Jin Sung – January, 2014 One in five American children today has a mental disorder and the rate is rising, according to a report from the Centers for…

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