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Heroes Honored

Heroes Honored

By: Jen Jones – December, 2014 The Methuen Exchange Club hosted their 20th Annual Awards Night on November 18th at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club. This is a special event…

Don’t Overeat Anymore! Don’t Smoke or You Will Die! Stop Worrying! Relax!

Don’t Overeat Anymore! Don’t Smoke or You Will Die! Stop Worrying! Relax!

By: Jerry Valley – December, 2014 While these words might work, they also might incite and conger up resistance, anger and non-compliance as the subconscious mind could see those words…

The Power Of Giving ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

The Power Of Giving ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar – December, 2014 It is better to give to then receive. We have all heard that popular saying before, but what does it really mean? The power…

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets

Christmas, Hanukkah and ringing in the New Year are always filled with joy and excitement. However, it comes with over excitement and some obstacles for our pets. Keeping your furry…

You Have No Right to Resist Arrest

You Have No Right to Resist Arrest

By: Joe D’Amore – December, 2014 Somewhere in America today there are law enforcement officers that wear the uniform , a gun and a badge and perpetrate the greatest discharge…

Government Waste Hurts our Veterans ~ Notes from The American Legion

Government Waste Hurts our Veterans ~ Notes from The American Legion

By: John Lenotte, American Legion December, 2014 As the Christmas and New Year’s holidays are upon us, let us not forget the men and women in our military, most of…

Tom Duggan’s December Notebook ~ HEROES & BOZOS of 2014!

Tom Duggan’s December Notebook ~ HEROES & BOZOS of 2014!

      BOZO OF THE YEAR – LENNY DEGNAN – It takes a lot to get bozo of the year but Lenny Degnan, (former Chief of Staff for Lawrence…

Some Patients Pay More and May Not Keep their Doctor – By Dr. Frank MacMillan

Some Patients Pay More and May Not Keep their Doctor – By Dr. Frank MacMillan

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – December, 2014 While I consider myself well read and I work hard to remain connected to and aware of changes happening in medicine, I have…

Feeding the Crocodile by Forest Rain, Valley Patriot Israeli Columnist

Feeding the Crocodile by Forest Rain, Valley Patriot Israeli Columnist

  By, Forest Rain – December, 2104 There is a new trend in Europe. Parliaments in various European countries are holding “symbolic votes” to “recognize the State of Palestine.” These…

Death Without Dignity – TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO

Death Without Dignity – TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO

By: Ana DeBernardo – December, 2014 One of the strongest arguments for physician assisted suicide is the idea of “Death with Dignity.” People claim that their life is theirs and…

“Revenue Estimates: the Most Important Legislative Battle of 2015”

“Revenue Estimates: the Most Important Legislative Battle of 2015”

  By: DJ Bettencourt – December, 2014 This month, the newly elected members of the New Hampshire Legislature officially took office. Despite most of the attention focusing on legislative leadership…

More Salisbury Residents Say They Paid Sewer Betterment “Fraud”

More Salisbury Residents Say They Paid Sewer Betterment “Fraud”

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2014 SALISBURY, MA – For the last year and a half The Valley Patriot has been investigating the way the Town of Salisbury charges rate payers…

Top Ten Reasons Manchester, NH is a Great Place to Work and Live

Top Ten Reasons Manchester, NH is a Great Place to Work and Live

By: Justess Jacobson – December, 2014 I have lived in Manchester since I was 8 years old. I didn’t appreciate it at the time, but it truly was a great…

Pointing Fingers, the Corrupt Hypocrisy On the Council

Pointing Fingers, the Corrupt  Hypocrisy On the Council

By: Kathy Runge – December, 2014 The election has come and gone, the employee residency requirement has been discussed ad nauseam by the council with more to come, and we’ve…

7 Warning Signs That an Older Relative Could Use More Support

7 Warning Signs That an Older Relative Could Use More Support

By: Greg Batchelder, December, 2014 I have found over my many years of working in the senior living industry that holiday visits are often a wake-up call for adult children…

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