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Pelletier Family Gives Powerful Testimony in Support of Justina’s Law

Pelletier Family Gives Powerful Testimony in Support of Justina’s Law

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – July 3, 2015 Valley Patriot readers may be familiar with the 17 month long ordeal suffered by young Justina Pelletier at the hands of the Massachusetts…

Sheila’s Recipe Corner: Sweet Potato Curry and Tres Leches Coffee Cake

Sheila’s Recipe Corner: Sweet Potato Curry and Tres Leches Coffee Cake

By: Sheila Mullins – June, 2015 Warm weather… aaaaaaaaaah. Perfect! It’s time to think about warm weather ingredients. Of course coconut & rum are part of the ingredients this month.…

VisionMax-Cinema 95 in Salisbury to show Christian Film: “Faith of our Fathers”

VisionMax-Cinema 95 in Salisbury to show Christian Film: “Faith of our Fathers”

Next month The Valley Patriot will be publishing an interview with one of the writers of Faith of Our Fathers, Tom Saab of Salisbury. The movie will be shown at…

Summer TV Is Not Just For Reruns Anymore

Summer TV Is Not Just For Reruns Anymore

By: Bill Cushing – June, 2015 There was a time when summertime meant reruns on TV for 3 months. That is no longer the case. Now summer is a whole…

Access to Public Records is a Matter of Life or Death

Access to Public Records is a Matter of Life or Death

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – June, 2015 This month, Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan was front and center in this state’s media environment for a couple of days. Most media people referred to him…

THE DOCTOR IS IN! – Thoughts on Addiction

THE DOCTOR IS IN! – Thoughts on Addiction

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan, MD June, 2015 Human beings are hardwired towards addiction. Modern society has evolved a mind-boggling number of traps that ensnare members of the human family in…

Newburyport Summertime Happenings!

Newburyport Summertime Happenings!

By: Rebeccah Pearson – June, 2015 NewburyportGuide.com Getting ready for a fun filled summer of happenings here in the Greater Newburyport Area? We have some great MUST DO events for…

Call Down the Moon – A BOOK REVIEW by Susan Piazza

Call Down the Moon – A BOOK REVIEW by Susan Piazza

By Suzanne Piazza  – June 2015 “Call Down the Moon” Soulmate Series Book 1 by Mary Gillgannon Published by: The Wild Rose Press 2014 through their First Faery Rose Edition…

Father’s Day: A Son’s Confession

Father’s Day: A Son’s Confession

By: Oscar Camargo – June, 2015 I must confess: I used to hate Father’s Day. It was a painful reminder growing up that my father wasn’t around. I envied friends…

Methuen Schools to Start Before Labor Day

Methuen Schools to Start Before Labor Day

By: DJ Deeb – June, 2015 The end of the school year is always an exciting time for students, parents, teachers, and support staff. May and June are always busily…

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – Myra Ortiz, Charlie Boddy and Nagging Questions

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – Myra Ortiz, Charlie Boddy and Nagging Questions

By: Kathy Runge – June, 2015 Myra Ortiz, Candidate for District A Councilor I recently spoke with Myra Ortiz, who will be running against incumbent Sandy Almonte. Myra has made…

“WEATHER 101” WITH AL! What do All Those Weather Terms MEAN?

“WEATHER 101” WITH AL! What do All Those Weather Terms MEAN?

EXCLUSIVE TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT By: Al Kaprielian – June, 2015 On a surface weather map we commonly see what we call “fronts”. A front is caused by differences in…

Valley Patriot of the Month – HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Lawrence Cogswell, PART 2

Valley Patriot of the Month – HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Lawrence Cogswell, PART 2

  By: Sidney Smith- June, 2015 READ PART I HERE A young kid of 19 years old, like so many of the young guys my mother and I had met,…

State Deems Two Haverhill Nursing Homes ‘Deficiency Free’ Once Again

State Deems Two Haverhill Nursing Homes ‘Deficiency Free’ Once Again

By: Tim Coco – June 23, 2105 Two Haverhill nursing homes, Lakeview House Skilled Nursing and Residential Care Facility and Baker-Katz Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, received the federal government’s…

Methuen Mayor Zanni Brings Science to Fourth Graders

Methuen Mayor Zanni Brings Science to Fourth Graders

METHUEN – Will an orange float in a bucket of water? What if it is peeled? The fourth-graders at St. Monica School and those in Christine Habib’s class at the…

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