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Montibello Seeks to Replace Dempsey, Says Vargas Put Lives at Risk

Montibello Seeks to Replace Dempsey, Says Vargas Put Lives at Risk

Haverhill resident Eva Montibello has joined Andy Vargas and Paul Magliochetti in the race for the Democratic nomination for the state representative seat being vacated by Brian Dempsey. Montibello has…

Lawrence General Hospital to Offer Aquatic Therapy at Andover/North Andover YMCA

Lawrence General Hospital to Offer Aquatic Therapy at Andover/North Andover YMCA

Starting this September, Lawrence General Hospital will offer a new aquatic therapy program at the Andover/North Andover YMCA. This service is one of only two aquatic therapy programs in the…

State Senate Passes Youth Group Homes in the Valley and the Commonwealth

State Senate Passes Youth Group Homes in the Valley and the Commonwealth

By State Senator Katy Ives – Aug 2017 The Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Department of Mental Health license youth group homes throughout the state that house…

Courageous Advocates Give Critical Testimony on Disability Abuse Registry

Courageous Advocates Give Critical Testimony on Disability Abuse Registry

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campell – Aug. 2017 Many of us in the Merrimack Valley know individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities in addition to knowing family members,…

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Eunice Zeigler

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Eunice Zeigler

Twenty-nine year old political newcomer Eunice Zeigler says she has the experience and education to lead Methuen on the city council as an East District Councilor. Zeigler, a homeowner who…

An Interview with At-Large Council Candidate Ryan Hamilton

An Interview with At-Large  Council Candidate Ryan Hamilton

Nineteen year old Ryan Hamilton says he wants to represent Methuen on the city council and with only four people running for three open seats in the at large race,…

Jerry Lee Lewis II – IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

Jerry Lee Lewis II – IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

By: Cindy Annis – Aug. 2017 Hi folks, thanks for joining me for the rest of the great, Jerry Lee Lewis. So, we last talked about the Million Dollar Quartet.…

‘Master Of None’: The Best Show You’re Not Watching ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

‘Master Of None’: The Best Show You’re Not Watching ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – Aug. 201 Today’s TV landscape offers many choices for the discerning viewer. So, while it’s understandable that some shows get overlooked by many people, it does…

Eavesdropping on a Young Couple ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

Eavesdropping on a Young Couple ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – August, 2017 The following is a Socratic dialogue of a typical young couple having an atypical conversation. That is because it contains wisdom, intelligence, and virtue…

What Banning the Transgendered in the Military will Really Cost~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

What Banning the Transgendered in the Military will Really Cost~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – August, 2017 In June of 2010, in the second column I had ever written for the Valley Patriot, I wrote about what “Don’t ask, don’t tell”…

FREE KITTENS – ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

FREE KITTENS – ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – August, 2017 “I am looking for a free kitten.” When I hear this statement I can’t help but cringe. My reply is always the same—“There is…

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – EDMUND SOLOMON – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – EDMUND SOLOMON  – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

METHUEN – This month, The Valley Patriot had scheduled a sit down interview with U.S. Navy War Hero Edmund Solomon. As fate would have it, Mr. Solomon passed away two…

Lawrence Police Respond to Two Shootings in an Hour Friday

Lawrence Police Respond to Two Shootings in an Hour Friday

By: Tom Duggan – Aug. 25, 2017 VIDEO OF REPORTER ARRIVING AT THE SCENE While Lawrence Police were racing through the streets Friday afternoon trying to keep up with assaults,…

 The Boston Demonstrations Were Unmistakenly  Violent

 The Boston Demonstrations Were Unmistakenly  Violent

By: Joe D’Amore – 8-24-17 When a helicopter hovers high above 40,000 people gathered to engage in a passionate demonstration- without the use of clubs, knives and guns- it creates…

Hey Lowell… Just Call it Like it is

Hey Lowell… Just Call it Like it is

 By: John MacDonald – 8-24-17 The delay by the MSBA, due to pending litigation (Thanks to Ed Kennedy and the Lowell School Committee) to table the vote to move the…

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