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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.

Some Bills I Have Filed This Legislative Session – By Rep. Linda Dean Campbell

Some Bills I Have Filed  This Legislative Session – By Rep. Linda Dean Campbell

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Feb. 2019 I have filed a number of bills this session to address issues important to the residents of the Merrimack Valley and…

Damon Launches WHAV Morning Show, ‘Win for Breakfast’

Damon Launches WHAV Morning Show, ‘Win for Breakfast’

Win Damon, the dean of Merrimack Valley radio, now delivers a live morning show over Haverhill-based 97.9 WHAV FM. The 6-9 a.m., weekday, program provides listeners with everything they need…

Rep. Nguyen Announces Sponsored Bills Filed – Seeks Protection for Foster Animals

Rep. Nguyen Announces Sponsored Bills Filed –  Seeks Protection for Foster Animals

BOSTON, MA — Rep. Tram T. Nguyen today announced the filing of twenty-one new bills for the 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Among the new bills are…

Why Isn’t ‘Economic Development’ Benefitting Dracut Taxpayers?

Why Isn’t ‘Economic Development’ Benefitting Dracut Taxpayers?

By: Brian Genest – Feb. 2019 Here we go in Dracut, again. Town Manager Jim Duggan is getting a pay raise, again. Homeowners are getting higher property taxes, again. “Economic…

102-year-old Tony Zukas, US Army, World War II ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

102-year-old Tony Zukas, US Army, World War II ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – Feb. 2019 Haverhill’s Anthony J “Tony” Zukas lived at Haverhill Crossing on Amesbury Road near Northern Essex Community College when I interviewed him. The students at…

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

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

By: Bill Cushing – Feb. 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…

Blistering Report Details Methuen Corruption

Blistering Report Details Methuen Corruption

REPORT: Four Councilors Benefited from Police Contract Vote The state Inspector General’s Office (IG) is an independent state agency that conducts investigations of government agencies and makes recommendations when wrongdoing…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (2/19)~ IG Report Blames Methuen Council, Mayors, Not Police

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (2/19)~ IG Report Blames Methuen Council, Mayors, Not Police

Feb. 2019 The Inspector General’s report on the approval of the Methuen Superior Officers’ contract was scathing and eye opening to those who have not been paying attention to Methuen…

Message from the MA Judiciary: You’re on Your Own!

Message from the MA Judiciary:  You’re on Your Own!

By: Aliana Brodmann E. von Richthofen, Feb. 2019 Whoever held out hope that Massachusetts would ultimately come through as a constitutional state had to finally give in. After a three year…

Like A Predator, Putin Pounced While Obama Slept

Like A Predator, Putin Pounced While Obama Slept

By: Ken Willette – Feb. 2019 The Left’s unsubstantiated theories on Trump’s cozy relationship with Mother Russia have reached a boiling point. It is as if they haven’t fully recovered…

DiZoglio to Chair Senate Committee on Community Development and Small Business

DiZoglio to Chair Senate Committee on Community Development and Small Business

(BOSTON) — On Thursday, State Senator Diana DiZoglio, D-Methuen, was named the chair of the Community Development and Small Business, as well as the vice chair of the committees for…

Methuen Police Department Adopts Smart911 Technology

Methuen Police Department Adopts Smart911 Technology

METHUEN — Police Chief Joseph Solomon announces the new Smart911 mobile app to provide greater access to the lifesaving benefits of Smart911, plus targeted location-based alerts to all residents. Methuen…

Cat Communication ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Cat Communication  ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Jan. 2019 Our pets are always communicating with us, whether it is with their eyes, their voices or their body language. Their insistent meows tell us…

Boston’s Own Kitty Genovese Case

Boston’s Own Kitty Genovese Case

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Jan. 2019 Everyone of a certain age instantly recalls the Kitty Genovese case, the New York Times’ now-timeless tale of city folk who ignored a murder…

A New Year Brings A Clean Slate ~ YOUR HEALTH WITH RICK BELLANTI

A New Year Brings A Clean Slate ~ YOUR HEALTH WITH RICK BELLANTI

By: Rick Bellanti – January, 2019 Happy New Year everyone. We made it through another year, whether we stuck to our new year’s resolution last year or not, we are…

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