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The Valley Patriot is a free monthly print newspaper serving Northern Massachusetts, and Southern New Hampshire. The print edition is published by the 10th of each month and is distributed to 51 cities and towns.

Covid-19 News Across The Valley, Methuen Village Holds Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic for Residents and Staff

Covid-19 News Across The Valley, Methuen Village Holds Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic for Residents and Staff

By: Eric Spagnoli Although COVID-19 cases continue to rise, certain towns have adopted cautious optimism, as trends improve in some areas and some have received their first shipments of vaccines.…

Navy Veteran and Arson Investigator, Lawrence Detective Tom Murphy ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

Navy Veteran and Arson Investigator, Lawrence Detective Tom Murphy ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy  – Feb, 2021 This is our third US Navy Seabee, who after serving in the Navy, became a police officer. Tom Murphy Jr. is a retired Lawrence…

Taking Care of Our Mental Health During COVID-19 ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Taking Care of Our Mental Health During COVID-19 ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Feb. 2021 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Beyond the physical and financial anxiety that countless of us have felt since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many have also experienced feelings…

Happy New Year New-You! ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

Happy New Year New-You! ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

By: Rick Bellanti – Jan, 2020 Happy New Year everyone, yes that time again when everyone is gearing up with their 2021 New Year’s Resolutions and putting 2020 behind them.…

US Navy Seabee & Boston Police Officer James LaCroix -Valley Patriot of the Month ~ Hero in Our Midst

US Navy Seabee & Boston Police Officer James LaCroix -Valley Patriot of the Month ~ Hero in Our Midst

“A Camping Trip with Automatic Weapons” By: John Cuddy “A camping trip with automatic weapons”, is how Hyde Park native and Boston Police Officer James LaCroix described his service in…

Planet Fitness “Judgement Free” Gym at the Loop Now Open

Planet Fitness “Judgement Free” Gym at the Loop Now Open

Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, today announced its new club in Methuen…

TV TALK with BILL CUSHING ~ My Best TV Shows of 2020

TV TALK with BILL CUSHING ~ My Best TV Shows of 2020

By: Bill Cushing It’s that time of year again. That time when all TV people start thinking about the best shows that they watched over the past year. As usual,…

KANE ON THE COUCH ~ Emotionally Exhausted Let’s Talk Mental Health During The Pandemic

KANE ON THE COUCH ~ Emotionally Exhausted  Let’s Talk Mental Health During The Pandemic

Kane turned off the news the other day after watching conflicting information on the Coronavirus that made his jaw feel tense and his mind feel foggy. He was tired from…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL ~ McConnell, D.C. Republicans Are A Disgrace

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL ~ McConnell, D.C. Republicans Are A Disgrace

Senate President Mitch McConnell and some of his Republican colleagues in Washington, D.C. are a disgrace to our country. Since March of last year, millions of Americans have been out…

New Year Brings Same Old Political Nonsense

New Year Brings Same Old Political Nonsense

By: Brian Genest It’s a Happy New Year at the Massachusetts State House. State legislators are kicking off 2021 with another pay hike. Talk about a kick in the teeth for…

State Legislature Extended 2020 Session to Get More Done During Pandemic

State Legislature Extended 2020 Session to Get More Done During Pandemic

By: Linda Dean Campbell The State Legislature extended its two-year session past the usual July 31st end date in order to continue legislating during the pandemic. While we have accomplished…

‘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…

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 Homeless Dogs at The Humane Society ~ Coffee with Kane

Zoom Call with the Homeless  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…

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