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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…

Second $15 MIL Prize Claimed in “Supreme Millions” Instant Game

Second $15 MIL Prize Claimed in “Supreme Millions” Instant Game

BRAINTREE, MA (April 19, 2016) – Christine Bunszel of Marshfield has claimed the second $15 million grand prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s $30 “Supreme Millions” instant game.  It is…

Representative DiZoglio, Dr. Padmanabhan Win Newspaper’s Coveted 1st Amendment Award

Representative DiZoglio, Dr. Padmanabhan Win Newspaper’s Coveted 1st Amendment Award

  Methuen State Representative Diana DiZoglio and Cambridge Doctor Bharani Padmanabhan were both bestowed one of the highest honors by The Valley Patriot newspaper last month, when they were each…

The Million Dollar Man, by Duncan Burns

The Million Dollar Man, by Duncan Burns

By: Duncan Burns, Political Oberserver 4-18-16 This is not the story of a lottery winner, nor is it one of a successful rags-to-riches journey, no, this is the story of…

Two Lawrence High Seniors Win Valley Patriot Scholarship

Two Lawrence High Seniors Win Valley Patriot Scholarship

  The Valley Patriot newspaper granted two, $600 scholarships at the 12th Anniversary BASH last month thanks to the sponsors and advertisers of the paper. Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan…

5 Year Capital Improvement Plan Prepared for Methuen Schools

5 Year Capital Improvement Plan Prepared for Methuen Schools

By: DJ Deeb – April, 2016 After several years of asking for an updated Capital Improvement Plan for Methuen Public Schools, Facilities Director Bruce Stella presented a comprehensive 5-year plan…

Here Ye History Buff’s, Living History at Endicott State Park

Here Ye History Buff’s, Living History at Endicott State Park

By: Jennifer Jones – 4-12-18 On a brisk Saturday morning March 26, 2016, the troops rallied for a special event at Endicott Park in Danvers, Massachusetts from 11-2p. For people…

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