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The Valley Patriot is a free monthly print newspaper serving Northern Massachusetts, and Southern New Hampshire. The print edition is published by the 10th of each month and is distributed to 51 cities and towns.

Where Are the CBD Gummies in Massachusetts

Where Are the CBD Gummies in Massachusetts

With the FDA’s recently issued policy preventing the sale of CBD infused food, legitimate vendors have lost the ability to sell quality CBD gummies (as well as other CBD food…

Outlaw Murder So There Will Be No More Death ~VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, Aug, 2019

Outlaw Murder So There Will Be No More Death ~VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, Aug, 2019

August, 2019 It has become comical watching feckless and ignorant politicians having knee- jerk reactions every time there’s a mass shooting. They trip over themselves to get in front of…

An Imperfect Independence Denies A Doctor Basic Rights

An Imperfect Independence Denies A Doctor Basic Rights

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – July, 2019 This month, as the nation celebrates Independence from England, as my friend Kevin Leach correctly insists, we must also consider the sectors of the…

Fighting for Freedom Every Single Day in Dracut

Fighting for Freedom Every Single Day in Dracut

By: Brian Genest – July, 2019 In some towns in Massachusetts, our independence is celebrated on July 4th. In Dracut, there’s plenty of opportunities to fight for – and celebrate…

“Grindr App Hinders LGBTQ Users’ Mental Health”

“Grindr App Hinders LGBTQ Users’ Mental Health”

By: Tomas Michele There are approximately 394,000 adults in the state of Massachusetts that identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans. Making us the second gayest state in the nation,…

ABBY’S TEEN TALK ~ Meals for Sudan and the Art of a Social Media Hoax

ABBY’S TEEN TALK ~ Meals for Sudan and the Art of a Social Media Hoax

By: Abby Junkvorian When opening almost any social media page in recent weeks, it seemed like every feed was flooded with a sea-colored blue, leaving many to ask – what…

Iwo Jima’s DeFusco and Hyder; Two Men Serving on Sacred Ground ~ VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH, HEROES IN OUR MIDST

Iwo Jima’s DeFusco and Hyder; Two Men Serving on Sacred Ground  ~ VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH, HEROES IN OUR MIDST

LAWRENCE , METHUEN – Lawrence’s Anthony De Fusco 97, and Methuen’s Henry Hyder 92, did not know each other until they both recently moved into the same assisted living facility,…

The Meaning of Liberty ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

The Meaning of Liberty ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – July 2019 As another Independence Day has come and gone, Americans had an opportunity again to reflect on the meaning of July 4th. Traditionally, we have…

Speaker DeLeo Joins State Delegation at Veterans Northeast Outreach Center

Speaker DeLeo Joins State Delegation at Veterans Northeast Outreach Center

In June, we were fortunate to have Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo visit the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center (VNOC) in Haverhill. I invited the Speaker to help highlight the…

Moulton Bill Would Protect Consumers from Eavesdropping Digital Assistants in Speakers, Doorbells

Moulton Bill Would Protect Consumers from Eavesdropping Digital Assistants in Speakers, Doorbells

Automatic Listening Exploitation Act would create recourse for consumers when smart speakers and doorbells make recordings in violation of the technology’s user agreements WASHINGTON —Today, Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) will introduce the Automatic Listening Exploitation Act. The…

Addressing the Opioid Crisis ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Addressing the Opioid Crisis ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Every day we hear a news report or read of a new statistic about the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts. We all know people – loved ones,…

Why Not Just Let Them All Die? ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (July, 2019)

Why Not Just Let Them All Die? ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (July, 2019)

July, 2019 In the process of posting breaking news on The Valley Patriot Facebook and Twitter pages we often encounter reader comments that evoke serious emotion, discussion, and debate. Earlier…

My 2019 Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

My 2019 Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – June, 2019 The Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced shortly and every year I like to review the past year in TV and give my Emmy…

The Promises of God

The Promises of God

By: Peter Larocque – June, 2019 I am absolutely almost positive that many of you have heard the proverb, “Promises Made, Promises Kept”. As I looked for the genesis of…

“Millennial Referendum on Marijuana Retail Stores in Lawrence”

“Millennial Referendum on Marijuana Retail Stores in Lawrence”

By: Tomas Michel – June 2019 The Lawrence Police Department made 755 drug related arrests in the community it serves, according to their annual report for 2018. A statewide referendum…

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