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VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-14) – Who Were the Real Racists in Ferguson?

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-14) – Who Were the Real Racists in Ferguson?

September, 2104 In Ferguson, MO a white police officer shot a black man named Michael Brown six times, killing him after a confrontation that resulted from Brown’s strong arm robbery…

New Hampshire Desperately Needs Walt Havenstein

New Hampshire Desperately Needs Walt Havenstein

By: D.J. Bettencourt – August, 2014 Few states have endured a longer drought of electing a Republican governor than New Hampshire. In fact, that dry spell is unrivaled even in…

LARE Institute Offers Free Customer Service Certification

LARE Institute Offers Free Customer Service Certification

LARE Institute offering free Customer Service Certification training and assessment for qualified Lawrence residents, as made possible through Santander Foundation grant. Opportunity is knocking at the doors of Lawrence residents…

Wrongful Employment Termination Laws in MA

Wrongful Employment  Termination Laws in MA

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – August, 2014 For this week’s column, I thought I would discuss some specific Massachusetts laws that make an involuntary termination from employment unlawful in Massachusetts.…

Bigger is Definitely Not Better – Dr. Frank MacMillan

Bigger is Definitely Not Better – Dr. Frank MacMillan

By. Dr. Frank MacMillan – August, 2014 Health care consolidation is a bad deal for Massachusetts’s consumers. Over the past two decades, our hospitals, physicians, and health plans have been…

The Power of Proper Suggestions

The Power of Proper Suggestions

By: Jerry Valley – August, 2014  When you think about it, we are all receiving suggestions just about everyday from our friends, co-workers, neighbors etc. People give us suggestions about…

State Senator O’Connor Ives Working Into Final Day of Session

State Senator O’Connor Ives Working Into Final Day of Session

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – August, 2014 July is one of the busiest months in the legislature because the legislative session comes to a close on July 31, 2014.…

Legislature Goes Through – Not Around – Tough Issues

Legislature Goes Through – Not Around – Tough Issues

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – August, 2014 This session produced many important pieces of legislation: On-line voter registration and challenges to Citizens United that require a listing of…

Valley Patriot’s of the Month ~ Heroes in Our Midst: The Moran Brothers

Valley Patriot’s of the Month ~ Heroes in Our Midst: The Moran Brothers

By: Gary Mannion – August, 2014 Webster’s dictionary defines a patriot as one who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests. The Moran family was such…

Thoughts from Councilor #5 ~ Methuen City Councilor Dan Grayton

Thoughts from Councilor #5 ~ Methuen City Councilor Dan Grayton

  Greetings Valley Patriots! It is my pleasure to begin to provide an article each month geared towards those of you with a eye trained on Methuen and its politics.…

Blue Dog, JFK Democrats Need to Stage a Comeback

Blue Dog, JFK Democrats Need to Stage a Comeback

  By: John MacDonald – August, 2014 For some time now it has bothered me how the tide has turned against the classic blue dog, John F. Kennedy Democrats. The…

How Far We Have Come?

How Far We Have Come?

By: Markl Lipman – August, 2014 The recent events and conflict in Gaza have caused great stress and polarization around the world. Although the best in the great majority of…

Bill’s TV Talk Mailbag ~ TV TALK With Bill Cushing

Bill’s TV Talk Mailbag ~ TV TALK With Bill Cushing

By: Bill Cushing – August. 2014 From time to time, my column will feature questions asked by readers regarding the world of TV. Feel free to email me with any…

LEX LUTHOR’S BOOK REVIEWS – Collective Retribution by D.S. Edwards

LEX LUTHOR’S BOOK REVIEWS – Collective Retribution by D.S. Edwards

Collective Retribution, a new novel by D.S. Edwards, available on amazon.com and at CollectiveRetribution.com, is a fictional story of a future America that many people fear could happen if we…

The Liars Who Slander Israel Must be Exposed

The Liars Who Slander Israel Must be Exposed

Jerusalem Day Speech – Newton Commons    Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan was honored to be the Emcee of Christians and Jews United for Israel‘s Jerusalem Day in Newton MA.…

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