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To Have and To Hold: A Local Wedding in Newburyport On A Budget

To Have and To Hold: A Local Wedding in Newburyport On A Budget

Part 3: Putting Your Ideas To Work By: Rebeccah Pearson Newburyportguide.com Getting engaged to my all time love was the most magical moment of my life, as well as his.…

Don’t blame Massachusetts for New Hampshire’s Leftward Drift

Don’t blame Massachusetts for New Hampshire’s Leftward Drift

By: DJ Bettencourt – July, 2014 In New Hampshire politics there is a widely held but grossly inaccurate myth. For Republican believers in the myth, it is a source of…

Frauds Get Away Free When the Press Fears Asking Questions

Frauds Get Away Free When the Press Fears Asking Questions

By: Bharani Padmanabhan, MD – July, 2014 “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.” – George Orwell Valley Patriot readers read last month about the mind-boggling fraud…

7 Dangerous Apps That Every Parent Needs to Know About ~ A Look Into Some of the Scariest Apps for your Kids

7 Dangerous Apps That Every  Parent Needs to Know About ~ A Look Into Some of the Scariest Apps for your Kids

By: Kristen Peaks – July, 2014 I work in public relations at Cook Children’s. It’s my job to be on social networking sites, peruse the internet and keep up with…

Real Role Models Today ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

Real Role Models Today ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

By: Anna DeBernardo – July, 2014 ​The phrase “skinny as a twig” seems to be one used too often when referring to the majority of celebrities that dominate today’s media.…

State Agencies for Employment Rights

State Agencies for Employment Rights

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – July, 2014 For this month’s article I decided to describe the various Federal and State agencies that enforce employment laws in Massachusetts. I have listed…

My Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

My Emmy Wish List  ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – July, 2014 The Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced on July 10th and every year I like to review the past year in TV and give…

What I have learned in my 44 years in Hypnosis – MIND OVER MATTER with JERRY VALLEY

What I have learned in my 44 years in Hypnosis – MIND OVER MATTER with JERRY VALLEY

By: Jerry Valley – July, 2014 When I read my first book about hypnosis, it was the great Ormond McGill’s “Encyclopedia of Stage Hypnotism.” It was on Labor Day 1969.…

State Senator Ives Advocates for Key Priorities in State Budget

State Senator Ives Advocates for Key Priorities in State Budget

The Massachusetts State Senate debated the Fiscal Year 2015 state budget last month where I advocated for key provisions that will be beneficial to the constituents of my district. Below…

House Passes Law To Require Donor ID For Super PAC Campaign Contributions

House Passes Law To Require Donor ID For Super PAC Campaign Contributions

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell The House of Representatives recently passed legislation that will substantially increase the disclosure of specific donors to Super Political Action Committees (PACs). This was…

The VA Hospital, Memorial Day and More

The VA Hospital, Memorial Day and More

By: John Lenotte – June 2014 American Legion I am sure that most of you are aware of all the problems with the VA Health Care System. This has been…

Summer is No Longer a TV Wasteland – TV Talk with Bill Cushing

Summer is No Longer a TV Wasteland – TV Talk with Bill Cushing

By: Bill Cushing Not too long ago, the summer season was a vast wasteland for TV lovers. As recently as the 90’s you would be hard pressed to find any…

How Hypnosis is used in Medical Procedures

How Hypnosis is used in Medical Procedures

By: Jerry Valley – June, 2014 In my 44 years in the hypnosis field, I have worked with the medical community in various categories such as painless childbirth, dentistry, pre-operative…

What is Happiness – Teen talk with Ana DeBernardo

What is Happiness – Teen talk with Ana DeBernardo

By Ana DeBernardo – June, 2014 This past week, my class was asked to write a paragraph on what “happiness” means to us and what our own idea of happiness…

Social Security, Retirement, and Employment Law

Social Security, Retirement,  and Employment Law

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – June, 2014 Since Social Security and various retirement and disability programs are at least, in part, funded through employee payroll deductions, I thought it might…

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