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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.

Nicky’s Law Moves Forward

Nicky’s Law Moves Forward

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Oct.2019 One of my top priorities this session and last session, Nicky’s Law, has taken a big step forward in the legislative process. The…

Our SenaTOUR ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Our SenaTOUR ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Recently, I was so pleased to host fellow senators from across the Commonwealth for a listening SenaTOUR of the Merrimack Valley. This was a prime opportunity…

Charlie Baker’s Empty Vaping Ban Is Peak Massachusetts

Charlie Baker’s Empty Vaping Ban Is Peak Massachusetts

BY: Bharani Padmanabhan – Oct. 2019 On September 24, 2019 Governor Charlie Baker suddenly declared a public health emergency and invoked MGL chapter 17 § 2A, which allows the Public…

Oh Nuts! ~ Your Health with Rick Bellanti

Oh Nuts! ~ Your Health with Rick Bellanti

By Rick Bellanti-October 2019 Do you remember that old saying, “Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut – Sometimes You Don’t.” Well you may want to start feeling like adding more…

If You Really Care About Your Family, VOTE! ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Oct. 2019)

If You Really Care About Your Family, VOTE! ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Oct. 2019)

Last month, less than 5,000 people voted in the Methuen preliminary election for city council. Methuen has approximately 57,000 people residing in the city limits. That means less than 10%…

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…