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Methuen High School Parking Fee Should Be Repealed

Methuen High School Parking  Fee Should Be Repealed

By: Dj Deeb – January , 2019 At its December Business Meeting, members of the Methuen School Committee voted unanimously to adopt a $100 student parking fee effective during the…

18 Local Lenders Offer Valley Small Businesses $2 Million Emergency Loan Fund

18 Local Lenders Offer Valley Small Businesses $2 Million Emergency Loan Fund

Small Businesses impacted by the gas emergency have access to capital thanks to local, collaborative Financial Institutions. BOSTON – December 19, 2018 – Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) announces the…

DiZoglio Financial Literacy Bill Signed into Law

DiZoglio Financial Literacy Bill Signed into Law

Just days after being sworn in as a state senator, financial literacy legislation sponsored by State Senator Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) has been signed into law. Under DiZoglio’s bill, An Act…

Body and Brain Yoga at Riverwalk

Body and Brain Yoga at Riverwalk

BodynBrain Yoga Riverwalk is located in the Riverwalk complex in Lawrence. Although it serves the community by offering daily yoga and Tai Chi classes, free workshops on gut health and…

A Thank you To Our Readers ~ Valley Patriot Editorial (01/19)

A Thank you To Our Readers ~ Valley Patriot Editorial (01/19)

It’s no secret that print media industry is dying. It seems that almost every month we hear of another newspaper going out of business as more people get their news…

Methuen Police Department Investigating Two Incidents of Violence

Methuen Police Department Investigating Two Incidents of Violence

METHUEN – Chief Joseph Solomon reports that the Methuen Police Department responded to a shooting last night, and a stabbing early this morning, resulting in two arrests so far.  Methuen…

Bizarre Shooting at McDonalds in Methuen over Stolen Car Doors

Bizarre Shooting at McDonalds in Methuen over Stolen Car Doors

VIDEO OF THE AFTERMATH Police were called to the McDonalds on Haverhill Street in Methuen for a call of shots fired late Monday evening. When police arrived they found a…

PDF of the Print Edition of The Valley Patriot, January 2019

PDF of the Print Edition of The Valley Patriot, January 2019

Download PDF of the January, 2019 Valley Patriot READ ON LINE IN OUR FLIP PAGE VIEWER Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North…

Raytheon Company Penalized $45,750 for Wetlands Violations in Andover  

Raytheon Company Penalized $45,750 for Wetlands Violations in Andover  

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized Massachusetts-based Raytheon Company $45,750 for unauthorized destruction of approximately 5,000 square feet of bordering vegetated wetland during site work at…

The Abuse of Diamond Girl

The Abuse of Diamond Girl

By: Marlene Bistany – Dec.2018 METHUEN – This is a story that should never need writing. It’s a story about apathy, irresponsibility, and disrespect. It’s a story about the bitter treatment…

Christmas Wishes for Better Days in Dracut

Christmas Wishes for Better Days in Dracut

    By: Brian Denest – Dec. 2018 What a year it’s been in Dracut! Here’s a look back at 2018 with some heart-felt holiday wishes for the coming year……

Governor Baker Signs Civics Education Bill

Governor Baker Signs Civics Education Bill

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Dec. 2018 Governor Baker recently signed into law a bill filed by Senator Harriette Chandler and myself that will enhance non-partisan civics education in…

Lawrence Rep. Moran Secures $750K for Lawrence Police

Lawrence Rep. Moran Secures $750K for Lawrence Police

  State Representative Frank A. Moran (D—Lawrence, Andover, Methuen) today announced that a state grant program the representative filed in this year’s state budget has resulted in over three quarters of…

Methuen Schools, City Must Institute Hiring Freeze

Methuen Schools, City Must Institute Hiring Freeze

By DJ Deeb – Dec. 2018 Earlier this year (in the February, March, and April 2018 Valley Patriot editions) I outlined many suggestions for cuts in spending for the City…

Methuen’s Police Mess, Merry Christmas ~ TEEN TALK with ABBY

Methuen’s Police Mess, Merry Christmas  ~ TEEN TALK with ABBY

By: Abby Junkvorian  – Dec. 2018 Six months. That is how long the residents of the City of Methuen have been subjected to the ongoing struggles of the Police salaries.…

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