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NECC Expands Health Care Programs, Thanks to State Grant

NECC Expands Health Care Programs, Thanks to State Grant

    Good News for NECC Health Care Programs Northern Essex Community College is expanding its health care programs, thanks to a $400,000 grant which the college recently received from…

Illegal Alien from Lawrence Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

Illegal Alien from Lawrence Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for heroin trafficking. Angel Martinez-Peguero, 30, who previously resided in Lawrence, was sentenced by U.S. District Court…

Methuen Man Indicted for Armed Bank Robbery

Methuen Man Indicted for Armed Bank Robbery

BOSTON – A Methuen man was indicted on Monday, Jan. 11 by a federal grand jury on charges of armed bank robbery. Caio Costa, 25, was indicted on one count…

Methuen Police Chief Announces Retirement

Methuen Police Chief Announces Retirement

1/11/21 Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon has notified Mayor Perry this morning that he has put in for his retirement papers after 35 years on the police department, and 18…

Luz Polino of Lawrence Indicted on Charges Stemming from Tax Refund Scheme

Luz Polino of Lawrence Indicted on Charges Stemming from Tax Refund Scheme

BOSTON – A Lawrence woman was indicted today by a federal grand jury in connection with her role in a scheme to cash checks obtained through filed fraudulent tax returns.…

PDF of the January, 2021 Edition of The Valley Patriot ~ Lawrence Hits the Lottery

PDF of the January, 2021 Edition of The Valley Patriot ~ Lawrence Hits the Lottery

DOWLOAD THE PDF OF THE JANUARY, 2021 VALLEY PATRIOT Help The Valley Patriot Stay in Business Your Donation of ANY Amount helps  Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of…

Christmas Brings Not Peace, But the Sword ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

Christmas Brings Not Peace, But the Sword ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Dec. 2020 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I…

Methuen Resident Randy Carter Honored as Volunteer of the Month at Clear Path for Veterans New England

Methuen Resident Randy Carter Honored as Volunteer of the Month at Clear Path for Veterans New England

Clear Path for Veterans New England would like to congratulate our Volunteer of the Month for November 2020, Randy Carter. Thank you to WPKZ Radio for hosting our Volunteer of…

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – Dec. 2020 You don’t have to know the game of chess to enjoy Netflix’s superb binge-worthy new series. ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is a seven part limited…

John Ratomski World War II US Navy Seabee and New York City Cop ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

John Ratomski World War II US Navy Seabee and New York City Cop ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – Dec. 2020 Retired New York City Police Officer, John Joseph Ratomski, tried to enlist in the Marine Corps the year after Pearl Harbor, in December of…

2020 Was A Year of Change in Dracut

2020 Was A Year of Change in Dracut

By: Brian Genest – Dec, 2020 What a difference a year makes. Unlike 2019, which was filled with controversy and a management shakeup at town hall, 2020 was a time…

Zoom Call with the Homeles Dogs at The Humane Society ~ Coffee with Kane

Zoom Call with the Homeles  Dogs at The Humane Society ~ Coffee with Kane

Kane visited the Lowell Humane Society to learn about the dog adoption program. Since he was a rescue himself, he wanted to understand how other dogs became homeless, how they…

A Year in Review ~ METHUEN MAYOR NEIL PERRY’s MONTHLY VALLEY PATRIOT REPORT

A Year in Review ~ METHUEN MAYOR NEIL PERRY’s MONTHLY VALLEY PATRIOT REPORT

December – Year in Review As I write this article, it is hard to believe that more than a year has passed since I was elected Mayor. As end of…

Fighting to Bring Your Tax Money Back to The Valley ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

Fighting to Bring Your Tax  Money Back to The Valley ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, The Legislature recently passed a budget for Fiscal Year 2021. The package includes important investments in sectors impacted by COVID-19, including public health, education and childcare,…

House Passes Balanced Budget: State Grants Coming to Merrimack Valley

House Passes Balanced Budget: State Grants Coming to Merrimack Valley

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell As we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, there remains a tremendous need for food assistance in Massachusetts, as our economy has been particularly…