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Lawrence Exchange Club’s 2014 Firefighter of the Year Award, Lawrence

Lawrence Exchange Club’s 2014 Firefighter of the Year Award, Lawrence

The Lawrence Exchange Club honored EMT’s, firefighters and police officers from Andover, North Andover and Lawrence for their contribution to public safety in the Merrimack Valley. The annual award ceremonies were…

Award Winning Mob Movie “Boys” Made in The Merrimack Valley Now Available on DVD!!!

Award Winning Mob Movie “Boys” Made in The Merrimack Valley  Now Available on DVD!!!

By: Tom Duggan In November I had the pleasure of attending a screening of the mob movie “Boys” at The AMC Loews Theater in Methuen. What I saw was not…

Georgetown, Conventions, Republicans, Theatre, Events…oh my!

Georgetown, Conventions,  Republicans, Theatre, Events…oh my!

By: Lonnie Brennan – February, 2014 The Georgetown Republican Committee held a caucus in late January and elected 9 representatives from Georgetown to represent the committee at the upcoming March…

New Hampshire’s Marijuana Law Betrays Small Government Principles

New Hampshire’s Marijuana Law  Betrays Small Government Principles

By: DJ Bettencourt – February, 2014 Granite Staters might assume that New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan’s pledge to veto legislation passed this month to legalize marijuana would end the discussion…

How can we TEST to see if I have a GLUTEN sensitivity or GLUTEN related health issues?

How can we TEST to see if I have a GLUTEN  sensitivity or GLUTEN related health issues?

What if your path to a better quality life is avoiding food that is killing you and your family? By: Dr. Jin Sung – February, 2014 Gluten is one of…

50 Shades of Gay – YE GAY OL’ VALLEY by Dani Langevin

50 Shades of Gay – YE GAY OL’ VALLEY by Dani Langevin

By: Dani Langevin – February, 2014 The gay community is just as diverse and varied as our heterosexual counter community. I would also venture to say that we are probably…

Computer Problems in the Veteran’s Administration

Computer Problems in the  Veteran’s Administration

By: John Lenotte – February, 2014 There have been a lot of news stories about the computer security problems at Target and other stores. Have you heard much about the…

BABIES AND BRIEFCASES – The Multi-tasking Mama Finding A Balance

BABIES AND BRIEFCASES – The Multi-tasking Mama  Finding A Balance

By: Cheryl Hajjar – February, 2014 So the other day while sitting at my kitchen island I found myself writing an email, having 2 conversations going via text, cooking dinner,…

THE EMPTY CHAIR SHOW – The Stigma of Addiction

THE EMPTY CHAIR SHOW – The Stigma of Addiction

By: Phil Lahey – February, 2014 Everyone knows that addicts are low life people who deserve what they get for choosing a life of addiction. Hell, I felt the same…

Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – February, 2014 Many people don’t realize that sexual harassment is actually a form of sex discrimination. The statute that makes sexual harassment unlawful in Massachusetts…

TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING – CBS “Intelligence”: Been There Done That

TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING – CBS “Intelligence”: Been There Done That

By: Bill Cushing – February, 2014 CBS new series ‘Intelligence’, starring LOST’s Josh Holloway and CSI’s Marg Helgenberger, premiered on January 7th to decent ratings. It boasted a good cast,…

Martha Coakley – Against Sunshine and For Hiding Public Malfeasance

Martha Coakley – Against Sunshine  and For Hiding Public Malfeasance

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – February, 2014 Attorney General Martha Coakley made a lot of noise prior to her last election about public entities not being allowed to force nondisclosure agreements…

IN YOUR CORNER with KATY IVES – A Response to Court Rulings on Sentencing Juveniles Convicted of 1st Degree Murder

IN YOUR CORNER with KATY IVES – A Response to Court Rulings on Sentencing Juveniles Convicted of 1st Degree Murder

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – February, 2014 Senators Barry Finegold, (D-Andover), Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester), Richard Moore (D-Uxbridge), Eileen Donoghue (D-Lowell), James Timilty (D-Walpole), Joan Lovely (D-Salem), Richard Ross (R-Wrentham),…

PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan – Why is Lowell Wasting Your Tax Money on Hydrants?

PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan – Why is Lowell Wasting Your Tax Money on Hydrants?

MADE IN THE USA? FIRE HYDRANTS … REALLY? If you told me when we started this newspaper ten years ago that I would be writing a column about fire hydrants…

Winter Grooming is a Must for Your Dog –

Winter Grooming is a Must for Your Dog –

By: Tracey Zysk, Doggie Columnist – February, 2014 Snow, sleet, showers are all part of a typical New England winter. These conditions can be cold, frigid, and in some cases just…

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