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Return to Warmer Weather ~ WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN!

Return to Warmer Weather ~ WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN!

  By: Al Kaprielian – May, 2016 After seeing some warm April days with temperatures in the 70’s to low 80’s, our weather has turned noticeably cooler as we moved…

Goffstown Woman Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison For $1M Embezzlement Scheme

Goffstown Woman Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison For $1M Embezzlement Scheme

CONCORD, N.H. – Suzan Harbinson, a 52-year-old resident of Goffstown, New Hampshire, and an owner of ATA Martial Arts of Southern New Hampshire, LLC, in Bedford, has been sentenced to…

Final Language of New Public Records Law Released by Conference Committee

Final Language of New Public Records Law Released by Conference Committee

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/House/H4333 5-23-16 On Monday, a joint conference committee of the Massachusetts legislature negotiated and reached a final deal on a new public records reform bill for the first time in 40 years. …

H-1B Foreign Workers Are Destroying Merrimack Valley Economy

H-1B Foreign Workers Are Destroying Merrimack Valley Economy

By: Duncan Burns – May, 2016 Right now, when it comes to labor issues, all eyes are currently on The Verizon Strike, which affects many municipalities across The Merrimack Valley.…

Democrat Violence for Democrat Causes – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (5-16)

Democrat Violence for Democrat Causes – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (5-16)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL  For years, the false media narrative has been that the Tea Party controls the Republican Party and is made up of a bunch of “extremists” who could…

The Band Chicago ~ IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

The Band Chicago ~ IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

By: Cindy Annis  – April, 2016 The next artist in the groove comes from Chicago, Illinois. In 1967, students of DePaul University, Walter Parazaider, Terry Kath, Danny Seraphine, James Pankow,…

Billions Is Worth Your Investment ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

Billions Is Worth Your Investment ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

  By: Bill Cushing – April, 2016 Showtime’s newest drama, Billions, is a fastly-paced series that centers on the battle between charismatic hedge fund kingpin Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and…

Making it Easy for Government to Steal Our Medical Charts

Making it Easy for Government to Steal Our Medical Charts

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – April, 2016 John Ehrlichman authorized breaking into Dr. Fielding’s office on September 3rd, 1971, to steal Daniel Ellsberg’s medical chart. In those days, medical charts…

Bipartisan Legislation Passed, But Tough Issues Ahead

Bipartisan Legislation Passed, But Tough Issues Ahead

By: State Re. Linda Dean Campbell – April, 2016 Recently, we saw the bipartisan approval by the Massachusetts House of a bill to fund local municipal road and bridge repair.…

North Andover Town Moderator Opens On-Line Town Meeting Access

North Andover Town Moderator Opens On-Line Town Meeting Access

Innovation to allow non-attendee participation at Town Meeting expanded. Continuing what he calls “the historic initiative of the past two years”, North Andover Town Moderator Mark DiSalvo will be allowing…

Strong Spring Winds ~ Weather 101 with Al Kaprielian

Strong Spring Winds ~ Weather 101 with Al Kaprielian

By; Al Kaprelian – April, 2016 Lately, we have seen a lot of wind in the Merrimack Valley and Southern NH. Winds are caused by differences in air pressure. When…

Protecting Consumers from Fraud ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Protecting Consumers from Fraud ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – April, 2016 Recently, the State Senate unanimously, and in a bipartisan fashion, passed a bill I filed to protect consumers from unknowingly entering a…

School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

By: Amy Berard In a 2016 memo, Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester explains, “We ask principals and test proctors to handle refusals with sensitivity. Students should not be pressured to…

Valley Patriot Awards Volunteers, Contributors at Annual BASH

Valley Patriot Awards Volunteers, Contributors at Annual BASH

Each year The Valley Patriot gives awards in three categories to people who volunteer, contribute, or pitch in during the many special projects and charities the newspaper is involved with…

The Doctor is BACK! Talking Pain… AGAIN!

The Doctor is BACK! Talking Pain… AGAIN!

    Dr. Rami Rustum – April-2016 It is my great pleasure to be back, communicating with the great readers of The Valley Patriot newspaper as I will be writing…

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