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WE DID IT! Methuen Ranger’s Nicholson Stadium Makeover Approved

WE DID IT! Methuen Ranger’s Nicholson Stadium Makeover Approved

By: Jennifer Jones – March 2, 2015 Monday March 2, 2015, just after 7 P.M. cheers erupted from city hall and the gymnasium of the Timony Grammar School in Methuen,…

New Legislative Session Opportunities for Positive Change

New Legislative Session Opportunities for Positive Change

By Senator Katy Ives – February, 2015 As I begin my second term as State Senator and a new two-year legislative session, I have filed a cross section of bills…

Top Ten Restaurants in Manchester

Top Ten Restaurants in Manchester

  By: Justess Jacobson – February, 2015 I love food. Anyone who has known me for more than ten minutes knows, that I do indeed love food. My favorite tends…

Lowell’s Own Anthony Bourdain

Lowell’s Own Anthony Bourdain

By: John Macdonald - February, 2015  Some of us are familiar with the numerous television shows, books and magazine articles of the culinary adventurist Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain is an articulate…

Veteran Organizations Fight for Relevancy

Veteran Organizations Fight for Relevancy

By: Oscar Camargo – January 2015 Veteran organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion are experiencing a decline in membership. In fact, membership in the…

Things I Hate – THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

Things I Hate – THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – February, 2015 First and foremost, I hate innocent people being murdered. Hopefully, even most Progressives will join me on that. Oh, I forget … they…

DeCologero Runs for Selectman in North Andover

DeCologero Runs for Selectman in North Andover

On March 31st, voters will cast their ballots to fill two seats on the North Andover Board of Selectmen, including one being vacated by Bill Gordon, who has very capably…

2014 Year-End Housing Report: Local Home Prices Increased in All Categories in Merrimack Valley for the 2nd Straight Year

2014 Year-End Housing Report: Local Home Prices Increased in All Categories in Merrimack Valley for the 2nd Straight Year

Single-Family Volume and Prices Had a Strong Fourth Quarter   (MERRIMACK & NASHOBA VALLEYS) — The Northeast Association of REALTORS® (NEAR) reported today that the combined sales of single-family homes…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL – Mayor Fiorentini Must Act Now on Police Station Mold (2-15)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL – Mayor Fiorentini Must Act Now on Police Station Mold (2-15)

It seems hard to believe. Since before the Haverhill Police Station was even occupied, concerns were raised about mold and mildew due to substandard construction work. That was in 1999.…

Valley Patriot Columnist Inspires Ferguson City Council Candidiate

Valley Patriot Columnist Inspires  Ferguson City Council Candidiate

The Valley Patriot received this letter from Ferguson Mo. To: Ms. Christine Morabito, The Valley Patriot  Thank-you for writing about what you saw in Ferguson. So few people have heard…

American Legion Notes for the New Year

American Legion Notes  for the New Year

Hard to believe another year has come and gone. Time again for our New Year’s resolutions. Hopefully I can stick with most of them! Some are the usual ones: lose…

Steps to Prevent Pests and Rodents from Invading Your Home

Steps to Prevent Pests and Rodents from Invading Your Home

By: Th Pest End Girls No one likes to find pests or rodents finding their way into their beautiful homes. It can make you feel uneasy even in the haven…

God Bless the NYPD

God Bless the NYPD

By: John MacDonald – January, 2015 Sometimes words just can’t describe the level of disgust a person can feel, but I will try. Two of New York City’s finest police…

Helping Granite Staters Get to the Bottom of Downshifting

Helping Granite Staters Get to the Bottom of Downshifting

By: DJ Bettencourt – January, 2015 As Governor Maggie Hassan and the Republican-controlled legislature begins crafting the 2015-2016 state budgets, Granite Staters can be certain that both sides will allege…

Personal Debt: Going-Along to Get-Along Gone Wrong?

Personal Debt: Going-Along to Get-Along Gone Wrong?

By: Alex Talcott – January, 2015 Get your house in order. (Or, first, consider getting a house!) Get your U.S. and state representatives to get their houses in order. The…

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