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House Budget Will Need a Haircut

House Budget Will Need a Haircut

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell Following an extensive process that starts with hearings in January, the Fiscal Year 2018 House budget was finalized in the last week in April.…

It’s Time We Stop Looking Away From The Violence ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL

It’s Time We Stop Looking Away From The Violence ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL

Last month a deranged person broadcasted live video of himself on Facebook, randomly executing a stranger on the street. As expected, the media and politicians went into hysteria-mode. Facebook officials…

Carter, MaGuire Win Valley Patriot Hero Veteran Award

Carter, MaGuire Win Valley Patriot Hero Veteran Award

$1,600 from BASH Proceeds Donated to Veterans for Wheelchairs and Groceries   Each year The Valley Patriot holds a charity BASH on the anniversary of the newspaper’s birth. “I’m so…

Returning Shows Bloom On TV This Spring ~ TV TALK with Bill Cushing

Returning Shows Bloom  On TV This Spring ~ TV TALK with Bill Cushing

  By: Bill Cushing – April, 2017 In years past, spring was the time when all of your favorite TV shows were winding down and ending their seasons and you…

The Dominoes! – IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

The Dominoes! – IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

By: Cindy Annis – April, 2017 The Dominoes group of the 1950’s was not the same group as Derek and the Dominos. They would come a little later in time.…

Age is Just a Number ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Age is Just a Number ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – April, 2017 I can’t walk by Wheezy’s cage without opening the door and showing him some love. He looks up as if to say “you again”…

MA Responsible For New Hampshire’s Drug Problem According To Governor Sununu

MA Responsible For New Hampshire’s Drug Problem According To Governor Sununu

By: Helen Price – April, 2017 In recent months, New Hampshire (and, in fact, New England in general) has seen something of an increase in drugs-related problems. What the media…

Valley Patriot/Lawrence High School Alumni Association Scholarship Winners

Valley Patriot/Lawrence High School Alumni Association Scholarship Winners

It’s amazing what the Valley Patriot has done with this annual BASH scholarship program,” said Chris Eldredge of the Lawrence High School Alumni Association. Each year The Valley Patriot throws…

Public Safety Related Legislation I am Filing ~ By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell

Public Safety Related Legislation I am Filing ~ By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – April, 2017 My prior service in the U. S. Army has influenced my public service in many ways, very significantly in my understanding…

Early Voting Can Be a FUNDED Mandate – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Early Voting Can Be a FUNDED Mandate – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – April, 2017 Early Voting passed into law in 2014 and this past presidential election was the first in which residents were allowed to vote…

Unfunded Mandates Hurt Methuen Taxpayers

Unfunded Mandates Hurt Methuen Taxpayers

By: DJ Deeb – April, 2017 There have been many noteworthy stories about the City of Methuen this past month. New contracts have been approved by city officials, the Marijuana…

Defending Immigrants from Perceived “Racism”

Defending Immigrants from Perceived “Racism”

By: Teresa Giuffre – April, 2017 I’ve read with interest, the onslaught of negative comments on the pages of the Valley Patriot, and on your Facebook feed, regarding the treatment…

WEATHER 101 with Al Kaprielian – Looking at the Weather from March

WEATHER 101 with Al Kaprielian – Looking at the Weather from March

This year March proved to be a chilly month. We saw many days where the temperatures averaged below normal. Also we had some winter weather with a blizzard on Tuesday…

Boxford’s Police Problems Start and End with Selectmen – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (4-17)

Boxford’s Police Problems Start and End with Selectmen – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (4-17)

VALLLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL April 2017   A few months ago The Valley Patriot began to investigate the goings on at the Boxford police station. Rumors about a department out of…

Sleep Yourself To Better Health

Sleep Yourself To Better Health

By: Rick Bellanti – Feb. 23017 Sleep is something I struggled with my whole life, and to this day I still need a fan as background noise to help put…

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