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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.

The Republican Party in the state of Massachusetts

The Republican Party in the state of Massachusetts

  By: Jon Golnik – April, 2011 The Republican tide that swept through the country on November 2nd seemingly stopped short in Massachusetts. While Republicans won 16 state representative seats…

Lani’s first Christmas

Lani’s first Christmas

  By; Tracey Zysk – January, 2011 Christmas Day December 25, 2010 was one like no other for my Sweet Lani. As many of you know, I adopted Lani from…

The Private can’t afford the Public Sector

  By: Gerry Nutter – January, 2011 Last February now former State Sen. Steve Panagiotakos proclaimed “The Private Can’t afford the Public Sector anymore.” As we begin 2011 those words…

A New Year’s Resolution: Keep Fighting Back Against Cancer

A New Year’s Resolution: Keep Fighting Back Against Cancer

  By: Nathan Webster III, – January, 2011 I remember the day I got the call that my dad was in the hospital with pneumonia. It was the day after…

Fitness Together Donations Exceed $50,000 To American Diabetes Association of Eastern New England

By: Tracey Zysk ,January, 2011 Personal trainers help clients with diabetes improve their health and wellness. North Andover, Mass. – (December 20, 2010) – The Fitness Together Massachusetts Owners Group,…

Override will cost you $60 to $110/month

Override will cost you $60 to $110/month

  By: Lonnie Brennan – January, 2011 A few folks were chatting the other day about the upcoming tax increase for the schools, when my friend Tim cut through the…

It’s not that simple

It’s not that simple

  By: Dani Langevin, Valley Patriot Lesbian Columnist – January, 2011 As an eighth grade teacher I see bullying almost on a daily basis. As a student I was at…

What’s Happening with Lawrence Budget?

What’s Happening with Lawrence Budget?

  By: Attorney Robert O’Koniewski – January, 2011 As the New Year dawns, the fiscal clock is ticking for Lawrence. It should be a watershed year for the folks residing…

Election 2010, Lawrence by the numbers: part II

Election 2010, Lawrence by the numbers: part II

  By: Jamison Tomasek – January, 2011 It would be helpful to read Part 1 of this from last month’s Valley Patriot, but to briefly recap the first article finished…

A Sneak Peak at Santa’s Naughty and Nice List!

A Sneak Peak at Santa’s Naughty and Nice List!

  By: Gerry Nutter – December, 2010 Since we are in the Holiday season, I thought I’d save time and hand out my Christmas presents to the area politicians a…

Election 2010, Lawrence by the Numbers

Election 2010, Lawrence by the Numbers

  By: Jamison Tomasek – December, 2010 I was recently a candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate representing Andover, Dracut, Lawrence and Tewksbury. I have time on my hands to…

Is Lawrence Really Ready?

Is Lawrence Really Ready?

  By; Robert O’Koniewski – December, 2010 Recently state treasurer-elect Steve Grossman was whining in the press about legislation his pal, U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada), had filed…

Fitness Together-N.A. Launches Type 2 Diabetes Study – Invites Local Residents to Participate

  By: Tracey Zysk – December, 2010 North Andover, Mass. Some of the newest clients exercising at Fitness Together in North Andover are doing more than stepping on a scale…

Shaky new standards for college readiness

Shaky new standards for college readiness

  By: Sandra Stotsky – November, 2010 SPECIAL TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT “Dr. Ormsby is taking the month off to assess the existential meaning of the election results. He will…

Hero in Our Midst: Greg Page – War on Terror

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH   By: Gary Mannion – September, 2010 LOWELL – Greg Page sat on his couch waiting to leave for Newark International Airport to catch his…