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No Oversight Over State Dental and Medical Board is The Biggest Barrier

No Oversight Over State Dental and Medical Board is The Biggest Barrier

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Aug 2019 Governor Charlie Baker did nothing over four long years to fix fundamental regulatory problems at the RMV. This led directly to seven innocent people…

Preparation is the Key To Success ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

Preparation is the  Key To Success ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

By: Rick Bellanti – Aug. 2019 Just like an army preparing to go to war, when you are fighting the battle of the bulge, preparation is the key to success. Going…

How to be Conscientious on the Road: From the Point of View of a New Teen Driver ~ TEEN TALK with ABBY

How to be Conscientious on the Road: From the Point of View of a New Teen Driver ~ TEEN TALK with ABBY

By: Abby Junkvorian – Aug. 2019 Almost every time I drive, I become increasingly more and more nervous and cautious of the motorized world around me. After recently receiving my…

102 Infantry Division, Crossing the Rhine into Germany with Bob Chase ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

102 Infantry Division, Crossing the Rhine into Germany with Bob Chase ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – August, 2019 Living throughout the Merrimack Valley, with his family during his adult life, originally from Lynn, Massachusetts, Robert was born on July 17, 1926 and…

Methuen, 2019 Primary Election Debates (VIDEO)

Methuen, 2019 Primary Election Debates (VIDEO)

The Paying Attention! Podcast is recorded in front of a live studio audience at the Studio 21 Podcast Cafe, a United Podcast Network you can subscribe to the audio podcast Here If…

Methuen Takes Precautions after Critical EEE Assessment – Evening Activities Cancelled

Methuen Takes Precautions after Critical EEE Assessment – Evening Activities Cancelled

Methuen Emergency Operations Center Activated Residents Urged to Use Caution and Limit Outdoor Activities after Sunset Areas West of I-93 to Undergo Spraying Wednesday Evening from 7:30 p.m. to Midnight…

Bill’s TV Talk Mailbag ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

Bill’s TV Talk Mailbag ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing  – August, 2019 From time to time, my column will feature questions asked by readers regarding the world of TV. Feel free to email me with any…

Trail Project Full of Surprises in Dracut

Trail Project Full of  Surprises in Dracut

By: Brian Genest, August, 2019 Have you ever dealt with the Conservation Commission in Dracut? Did the board require staked haybales and siltation fence for your project? Would you be…

Ethics and Reason – the Forgotten Bridge Between Politics & Religion ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

Ethics and Reason – the Forgotten Bridge Between Politics & Religion ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – August, 2019 The following two questions are related – the first was priority in premodern philosophy, the second is in modern philosophy: 1. How should people…

Latino Underrepresentation in Methuen’s Municipal Govt.

Latino Underrepresentation in Methuen’s Municipal Govt.

By: Tomas Michel – August, 2019 Municipal governments should embody the view of its constituency and promote inclusion of the different segments of its residents. Ensure that policies and procedures…

Rep. Moran Secures $1M For Pet Projects

Rep. Moran Secures $1M  For Pet Projects

State Representative Frank A. Moran (D-Lawrence, Andover and Methuen) has secured $950,000 through budget amendments filed to the fiscal year 2020 budget signed by Governor Baker on Wednesday. Chairman Moran’s…

Jennifer Kannan Announces Opening of Campaign Office

Jennifer Kannan Announces Opening of Campaign Office

Jennifer Kannan, announced candidate for Mayor of Methuen, has opened her campaign office at 36 Hampshire St. Methuen. “With the help of my large and dedicated band of volunteers I…

Balanced State Budget Includes Major Increase in Education Funding

Balanced State Budget Includes Major Increase in Education Funding

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell The State Legislature approved a $43.1 billion budget for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2019. The balanced budget, which Governor Charlie…

Legislation to Prevent Another Columbia Gas Disaster ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

Legislation to Prevent Another Columbia Gas Disaster  ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

  Hello Valley Patriot Readers, The devastating events of September 18, 2018, which destroyed homes and buildings in communities in North Andover, Lawrence and Andover will be long remembered. With…

Methuen School Committeeman Nick DiZoglio Concealed School Spending Problems

Methuen School Committeeman Nick DiZoglio  Concealed School Spending Problems

Fellow Committee Member Says DiZoglio Should Resign  Last month, we learned at an open meeting that whistle-blower Ian Gosselin – the business manager of the Methuen Public Schools – told…

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