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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.

Loving Life, Serving the Community Methuen City Councilor Jamie Atkinson

Loving Life, Serving the Community  Methuen City Councilor Jamie Atkinson

  By: Eva Montabello   When telling a story about “strength of spirit”, Methuen City Councilor Jamie Atkinson wholeheartedly embodies the statement. A lifetime of health hardships hasn’t stopped him…

Hoops Star Brewington, returns to help local kids

  By: Connie Benedetto – February, 2012 Dwight Brewington, a native of Lynn, MA, was born partially deaf. Yet, from a young age, after realizing his love and passion for…

Breaking the Silence

  By: Debbie Papalia – February, 2012 At this year’s March for Life in Washington, DC, Steven Tyler, the famed frontman of Aerosmith and the “American Idol” judge was mentioned…

At 11% Enrollment, It’s Time to Change the Republican Team

At 11% Enrollment, It’s Time to Change the Republican Team

  By: Lonnie Brennan – February, 2012 I love sports, and as my bride will tell you, my favorite is politics. I watch political debates the way she watches the…

The Many Contradictions of Mayor Willy Lantigua (opinion)

The Many Contradictions of Mayor Willy Lantigua (opinion)

  By: Jamison Tomasek – February, 2012 The Mayor of Lawrence, everyone must admit, is an interesting character. Some people love him, some hate him. Some really, really hate him.…

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford – Tim Thomas, Willie Lantigua and More!

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford – Tim Thomas, Willie Lantigua and More!

By: Ronnie Ford – February 2012  Bruin’s goalie Tim Thomas has the right stuff, stood up for his opinion and didn’t join team mates to meet the president. He exercised…

The Family of Firefighters: Honoring Hero Robert George

  Diana Fay Dizoglio – January, 2012 With heavy hearts people from all across Massachusetts honored four firefighters who lost their lives this holiday season. Among these brave fathers, husbands,…

Mayor Steve Zanni’s Inauguration Speech

Mayor Steve Zanni’s Inauguration Speech

Welcome to The Great Hall of the Nevins Memorial Library, another shining jewel among the many that makes us all wonderfully proud to live in Methuen. Thank you all for…

The Home of the Brave and the Free

The Home of the Brave and the Free

By: Kim Saltmarsh – January, 2012 It’s dawn. You’re hungry and cold, dirty and tired. The faint light of a rising sun only reflects the exhaustion and determination on your…

Life-changing experience for Lowell Educator on Parris Island

Life-changing experience for Lowell Educator on Parris Island

By: Cecelia Calabrese – January, 2012 Want a crash course in decision making, leadership and teamwork skills? Tell it to the Marines! That is what Mary Payne of Dracut, Massachusetts…

The Reality of Suicide

  By: Kathleen LaPlante – January, 2011 My Dad tried it. I tried it. He used a belt. I used pills. He physically cut off oxygen to his brain. I…

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford – Cops, Cops, Cops

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford – Cops, Cops, Cops

By: Ronnie Ford – January 2012 COPS, COPS, COPS!  You only like them when you need them, the rest of the time, who cares? Well, we better start caring, but…

A New Year for a New (Massive) School Override

A New Year for a New  (Massive) School Override

  By: Lawrence “Lonnie” Brennan – January, 2012 There’s a bridge in Haverhill, you all know it. Just as you get through the speed-trap zone in Groveland, you cross the…

Newt Gingrich: The Best Republican Candidate for President

Newt Gingrich: The Best Republican Candidate for President

Only Gingrich Can Institute the Fundamental Reforms Needed to Return America to Its Founding Principles and to the Prosperity That Will Quickly Follow  VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL! Today,America is stuck on…

Massachusetts’ 209A Restraining Order Law Should Go

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   November, 2011 The Fatherhood coalition of Massachusetts is trying to get signatures to place a measure on the ballot to abolish the state’s restraining order law often referred…