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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.

SNHU DISGRACES POLICE AT GRADUATION ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, JUNE 2018

SNHU DISGRACES POLICE AT GRADUATION ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, JUNE 2018

FORCED BOSTON COP TO DISMANTLE WEAPON TO ATTEND GRADUATION  Last month Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan attended the SNHU (Southern New Hampshire University) graduation at the SNHU Center in Manchester NH…

A DementiaLive™ Experience at Nichols Village Presented by Right at Home 

A DementiaLive™ Experience at Nichols Village Presented by Right at Home 

GROVELAND – Recently our team facilitated the DementiaLive™ program to nurses, case managers and social workers at Nichols Village Independent Living Community in Groveland, MA. The program consisted of 20…

Bill’s TV Mailbag – TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

Bill’s TV Mailbag – TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – May, 2018 From time to time, my column will feature questions asked by readers regarding the world of TV. Feel free to email me with any…

If You Are Not With The Collective, You Are Disruptive

If You Are Not With The  Collective, You Are Disruptive

By:Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – May, 2018 In April 2018 historians in Prague rediscovered original footage from the notorious Slánský show trial. Said the historians, “One day, when we can make…

Hero in Our Midst, Angelo Dindo ~ The B29 Air Offensive vs. Japan ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Hero in Our Midst, Angelo Dindo ~ The B29 Air Offensive vs. Japan ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy  – May, 2018 May 28th was Memorial Day. This story is to help start us on our reflections of what that day means to each of us…

Heartbreak ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Heartbreak ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – May, 2018 Losing a kitten is one of the most difficult parts of animal rescue. No matter how much time goes by, you never forget the…

Hollywood Film “LAWTOWN” Focuses on Lawrence’s Opioid Crisis as a Microcosm for the Country

Hollywood Film “LAWTOWN” Focuses on Lawrence’s Opioid Crisis as a Microcosm for the Country

In December 2016, Justyn Moro, Patrick Flaherty, and Max Rose, alongside Anthem Films began producing a feature length film about the Heroin problem in Lawerence, MA. The team set out…

Flirtin’ with Disaster: The Lawrence City Council and the Open Meeting Law

Flirtin’ with Disaster: The Lawrence City Council and the Open Meeting Law

The Ordinance Committee finally had two meetings in a row, so the May 1st meeting of the full council contained over 20 of their reports. It was the first council…

MassDEP Fines Andover Trucking Company $33K for Failing to Address, File Reports on Fuel Spill Following Rt. 495 Accident

MassDEP Fines Andover Trucking Company $33K for Failing to Address, File Reports on Fuel Spill Following Rt. 495 Accident

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has fined Airfreight Express Corp. of Andover $33,000 for failing to take actions to address a release of diesel fuel to…

Andover Police Investigating Threat Involving Phillips Academy

Andover Police Investigating Threat Involving Phillips Academy

This updated version reflects the fact that while final exams were cancelled today, the Phillips Academy campus remained open. ANDOVER — Chief Patrick Keefe reports that the Andover Police Department…

Rep. Colleen Garry Should Blame Herself For Challengers

Rep. Colleen Garry Should Blame Herself For Challengers

By: Brian Genest – May, 2018 Congratulations to State Rep. Colleen Garry (D-Dracut). She has accomplished something that few entrenched Democrat legislators in Massachusetts ever seem to do: draw two…

The Battle of Unequitable Liberty in Massachusetts

The Battle of Unequitable Liberty in Massachusetts

  By: Duncan Burns – May, 2018 As readers know by now, Yarmouth K-9 Police Officer Sean Gannon was murdered by a career criminal. A criminal, whose very nature was…

An Honest Discussion on Guns… I Want to Know

An Honest Discussion on Guns… I Want to Know

By: Joe D’Amore – May, 2018 The Federal Assault Weapon’s Ban (AWB) enacted in 1994, prohibited the manufacturing, for civilian use, a variety of fire-arms loosely categorized as assault weapons,…

GLTS Students Restore Fleet of Lawrence Police Cruisers

GLTS Students Restore Fleet of Lawrence Police Cruisers

    ANDOVER — Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to announce that GLTS partnered with the Lawrence Police Department to restore three police cruisers. Juniors and seniors in the school’s…

 Former State Rep. Gloria Fox, Former State Police Major James Jones Pay Fines, Ethics Commission Dismisses Case for Conflict of Interest

 Former State Rep. Gloria Fox, Former State Police Major James Jones Pay Fines, Ethics Commission Dismisses Case for Conflict of Interest

Fox and Jones pay $1,250 civil penalties for filing their 2016 Statements of Financial Interests late  The State Ethics Commission on May 17th allowed motions to dismiss adjudicatory proceedings against…

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