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Is There a Right Time to Take Social Security? ~ YOUR MONEY with ALEX TALCOTT

Is There a Right Time to  Take Social Security? ~ YOUR MONEY with ALEX TALCOTT

By: Alex Talcott – Sept. 2017 Social Security benefits are a cornerstone of retirement income for many Americans, though I’ll respect Gen X and millennial clients who don’t wish to…

Mass. Medical Board Escalates Retaliation Against Patients Opposed to Medicare Fraud

Mass. Medical Board Escalates Retaliation Against Patients Opposed to Medicare Fraud

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Sept. 2017 Ten years ago I raised concerns about substandard reports for brain MRI scans certified by Dr Carol Hulka and her colleagues at Cambridge Hospital…

Special Kitty ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Special Kitty ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet - Sept. 2017 I was interested in fostering Chicken from the moment I saw his picture. His curious, wide-eyed look captured my attention and his story captured…

The Nazi Roots of the American Left

The Nazi Roots of the American Left

By: Aliana Brodmann E. von Richthofen – Sept. 2017 My, my, my – what a difference two decades and a president make, who is hated by the mainstream media to…

2017 Fall TV Preview: What You Should Watch ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

2017 Fall TV Preview:  What You Should Watch ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – September, 2017 The new TV season is upon us and just like every year there are lots of new shows. Which are worth devoting your time…

Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives I recently testified before the Joint Committee on Public Health to encourage the favorable report of H1170 “An Act to Protect Little Lungs,” filed by…

Boxford’s Municipal Solar Power Generation Facility

Boxford’s Municipal Solar Power Generation Facility

BOXFORD – On August 16th, the Town of Boxford, cut the ceremonial ribbon on the newly built solar array on the former landfill on Spofford Road. Massachusetts’ Senator Minority Leader…

The Opioid Crisis in Massachusetts

The Opioid Crisis in Massachusetts

By: Mark Gray – September, 2017 If spending $71M ( 2010) to drive addicts to their next ‘fix’ over a 2 year period doesn’t prompt Massachusetts voters to act then,…

Vargas Put Lives At Risk – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-17)

Vargas Put Lives At Risk – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-17)

*EDITORIAL* State Rep. Brian Dempsey of Haverhill is vacating his seat. There are three candidates seeking the Democratic Party nomination in the October 10th special election. They are: Paul Magliocchetti…

Why I am Running Again For Methuen School Committee

Why I am Running Again For Methuen School Committee

By D.J. Deeb, M.A., M.S., M.Ed.   As most Valley Patriot readers already know, the Methuen Municipal Elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 7th.  I am running for re-election to the…

The Skinny On Gout Pain

The Skinny On Gout Pain

By: Rick Bellanti – Aug. 2017 As a gout sufferer for almost 20 years, I thought I could shed a little light on this painful yet manageable disease. Back as…

State Senate Passes Youth Group Homes in the Valley and the Commonwealth

State Senate Passes Youth Group Homes in the Valley and the Commonwealth

By State Senator Katy Ives – Aug 2017 The Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Department of Mental Health license youth group homes throughout the state that house…

Jerry Lee Lewis II – IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

Jerry Lee Lewis II – IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

By: Cindy Annis – Aug. 2017 Hi folks, thanks for joining me for the rest of the great, Jerry Lee Lewis. So, we last talked about the Million Dollar Quartet.…

‘Master Of None’: The Best Show You’re Not Watching ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

‘Master Of None’: The Best Show You’re Not Watching ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – Aug. 201 Today’s TV landscape offers many choices for the discerning viewer. So, while it’s understandable that some shows get overlooked by many people, it does…

FREE KITTENS – ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

FREE KITTENS – ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – August, 2017 “I am looking for a free kitten.” When I hear this statement I can’t help but cringe. My reply is always the same—“There is…

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