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Inmate Crisis Ignored by Area Legislators For Too Long ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-16)

Inmate Crisis Ignored by Area Legislators For Too Long ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-16)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL The Valley Patriot hosted two debates in the Essex County Sheriff’s race last month.    During the Democratic Party candidate debate, superintendent of the Middleton jail, Michael…

Quincy Police Lieutenant Charged with Defrauding his Department

Quincy Police Lieutenant Charged with Defrauding his Department

BOSTON – A Lieutenant with the Quincy Police Department was charged in an indictment unsealed today in connection with collecting double pay while working for the Quincy Police Department in…

What You Need to Know About Bursitis ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

What You Need to Know About Bursitis ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

  By: Dr. Rami Rustum - August, 2016 Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa. The bursa is a sac filled with lubricating fluid, located between tissues such…

Sugar and Spice, Not so Nice

Sugar and Spice, Not so Nice

By: Rick Bellanti – August, 2016 As Def Leppard once said back in the 1980s, Pour Some Sugar on Me. But that’s about all I would do with sugar now,…

Technologies for Aging in Place

Technologies for Aging in Place

By: Celeste Begley – Aug, 2016 The proverbial “an apple a day will keep the doctor away” is today more likely “an app any time of day will keep the…

The Arab World Has an Empathy Problem ~ FROM ISRAEL TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT

The Arab World Has  an Empathy Problem ~ FROM ISRAEL TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT

By: Forest Rain – August, 2016 Yes. I said it. Don’t jump on me, hear me out. This is not about being derogatory to an entire culture, this is about…

Kitten Rescue ~ Robin’s Kitty Corner

Kitten Rescue  ~ Robin’s Kitty Corner

By Robin Desmet – August, 2016 It was a Saturday afternoon in the spring and I was working at the pharmacy. It had been a busy morning, but the afternoon…

Closing the Loopholes on Drunk Driving Laws ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Closing the Loopholes on Drunk Driving Laws  ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives August, 2018 In July, the Massachusetts Senate passed legislation to promote the use of ignition interlock devices by OUI offenders, which test a driver’s…

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” is Spooky, Nostalgic Fun

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” is Spooky, Nostalgic Fun

By: Bill Cushing – August, 2016 If Steven Spielberg and Stephen King got together in the 80’s and made a movie it would be Netflix newest series. “Stranger Things” is…

Summer Storms Part II ~ WEATHER 101 with Al Kaprielian

Summer Storms Part II ~ WEATHER 101 with Al Kaprielian

By: Al Kaprielian – August, 2016 Good EVENING! Summer weather finally arrived in July. A heat wave occurred with three or more consecutive days of 90 degrees or higher. July…

What You Need to Know About Fibromyalgia ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN

What You Need to Know About Fibromyalgia ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN

  By: Dr. Rami Rustum – July, 2016 Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder marked by widespread, unexplained pain in the muscles and joints. It’s not a disease. It’s a syndrome,…

5K Road Races – Have Some Fun

5K Road Races – Have Some Fun

By: Rick Bellanti – July, 2016 It’s that time and summer is fast approaching, which means the nicer weather will be bringing out all the competitive walkers, joggers and running…

Getting the People’s Business Done

Getting the People’s Business Done

By: State Representative Linda Dean Campbell – July, 2016 The Massachusetts House of Representatives recently passed important legislation for workers, for our communities, and protections for transgender individuals. Facing an…

My 2016 Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

My 2016 Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – July, 2016 The Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced next week and every year I like to review the past year in TV and give my…

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

By: DJ Deeb – July, 2016 June proved to be a volatile month for both the City of Methuen budget and the Methuen Public Schools budget. Even though Mayor Steve…

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