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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.

Progressives Love Letting Racketeers Walk Between The Raindrops

Progressives Love Letting Racketeers Walk Between The Raindrops

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Sept. 2019 This past week, supporters of the rule of law encountered the shameful spectacle of a full page announcement in the Boston Globe, from 70…

2019 Fall TV Review: What You Should Watch ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

2019 Fall TV Review: What You Should Watch ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

  By: Bill Cushing –  Sept, 2019 The new TV season is upon us and just like every year there are lots of new shows. Which shows are worth devoting…

The War Against Women ~ YE GAY O’LE VALLEY

The War Against Women ~ YE GAY O’LE VALLEY

By Dani Langevin – Septmber, 2019 I have three grown children. My oldest, a daughter, recently gave birth to my first grandchild, a boy. How lucky he is to be…

Sewage Notification Bill Moves Forward

Sewage Notification Bill Moves Forward

  By: Linda Dean Campbell – Sept. 2019 In July, the state’s Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture voted to move forward legislation I filed with Sen. Pat Jehlen…

Distracted Driving ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Distracted Driving  ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

By Diana DiZoglio – Sept. 2019 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Distracted driving, the act of driving while engaging in other activities that divert the driver’s attention away from the road,…

Summer Sizzles with Town Scandals in Dracut

Summer Sizzles with Town Scandals in Dracut

By: Brian Genest – September, 2019 So much for a nice, quiet summer in Dracut. In recent weeks, a tidal wave of self-inflicted bad news has washed over town hall.…

Rebranding The City of Lawrence

Rebranding The City of Lawrence

By: Tomas G. Michel – Sept. 2019 “The everyday person is no longer voiceless or passive” —Jacob Benbunan, Disruptive Branding After the Columbia Gas explosion disaster on September 13 of…

One Year After the Columbia Gas Disaster ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-19)

One Year After the Columbia Gas Disaster ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-19)

September, 2019 This month marks the one-year anniversary of the Columbia Gas explosions that rocked Lawrence, Andover and North Andover. For those who lived through it, it will be something…

No Oversight Over State Dental and Medical Board is The Biggest Barrier

No Oversight Over State Dental and Medical Board is The Biggest Barrier

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Aug 2019 Governor Charlie Baker did nothing over four long years to fix fundamental regulatory problems at the RMV. This led directly to seven innocent people…

Preparation is the Key To Success ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

Preparation is the  Key To Success ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

By: Rick Bellanti – Aug. 2019 Just like an army preparing to go to war, when you are fighting the battle of the bulge, preparation is the key to success. Going…

How to be Conscientious on the Road: From the Point of View of a New Teen Driver ~ TEEN TALK with ABBY

How to be Conscientious on the Road: From the Point of View of a New Teen Driver ~ TEEN TALK with ABBY

By: Abby Junkvorian – Aug. 2019 Almost every time I drive, I become increasingly more and more nervous and cautious of the motorized world around me. After recently receiving my…

Methuen Takes Precautions after Critical EEE Assessment – Evening Activities Cancelled

Methuen Takes Precautions after Critical EEE Assessment – Evening Activities Cancelled

Methuen Emergency Operations Center Activated Residents Urged to Use Caution and Limit Outdoor Activities after Sunset Areas West of I-93 to Undergo Spraying Wednesday Evening from 7:30 p.m. to Midnight…

Bill’s TV Talk Mailbag ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

Bill’s TV Talk Mailbag ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing  – August, 2019 From time to time, my column will feature questions asked by readers regarding the world of TV. Feel free to email me with any…

Trail Project Full of Surprises in Dracut

Trail Project Full of  Surprises in Dracut

By: Brian Genest, August, 2019 Have you ever dealt with the Conservation Commission in Dracut? Did the board require staked haybales and siltation fence for your project? Would you be…

Ethics and Reason – the Forgotten Bridge Between Politics & Religion ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

Ethics and Reason – the Forgotten Bridge Between Politics & Religion ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – August, 2019 The following two questions are related – the first was priority in premodern philosophy, the second is in modern philosophy: 1. How should people…

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