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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 RECURRING DREAM by Bill Arcand

  Book review by Dottie Avery – November, 2011 The Author of THE RECURRING DREAM, Bill Arcand, was born and raised in Lawrence, MA. He moved to California in the…

Economics 999 at New Hampshire presidential debate

Economics 999 at New Hampshire presidential debate

  By: Alex Talcott – November, 2011 Hanover, NH – Long before Republican voters and the media class turned blue holding their breath for a white-knight 2012 presidential candidate, New…

In Massachusetts, it’s Casinos, Casinos, Casinos

In Massachusetts, it’s Casinos, Casinos, Casinos

  By: State Senator Steve Baddour – October, 2011 The talk of Beacon Hill these past weeks has been casinos, casinos, casinos. Last month, the House of Representatives introduced a…

Booing Gay Soldier Should be Denounced

Valley Patriot Editorial October, 2011 Last month a gay soldier asked a question during a Fox News, Republican presidential debate. While asking his question via satellite, one man in the…

Ron Paul’s Dangerous Ideas

Ron Paul’s Dangerous Ideas

Valley Patriot Editorial   October, 2011 Presidential candidate Ron Paul continues to promote the flawed concept that terrorists should be protected by the constitution. He recently decried the killing of…

On Taking the High Road: Mayoral Candidates’ Families in Spotlight

  By: Diana Fay DiZoglio – November, 2011 At polling locations across the Commonwealth this past Tuesday, families of candidates came face to face with their challenger’s family. Many were…

EVERY VOTE COUNTS: The Hotly Contested Mayoral Race

EVERY VOTE COUNTS:  The Hotly Contested Mayoral Race

  By: Diana Fay DiZoglio – November, 2011 Methuen mayoral candidates Stephen N. Zanni and Al DiNuccio both ran rigorous campaigns on opposite platforms. While Zanni was deemed the more…

Ask the Reverse Mortgage Guy

  By: Robert Irving – October, 2011 September has been a busy month with the American Legion. On September 1, we had a new National Commander, Fang Wong of New…

Senator Tarr, Rep. Vallee to File Bill for Active Duty License Plates

Senator Tarr, Rep. Vallee to File Bill for  Active Duty License Plates

    By: Senator Bruce Tarr– October, 2011 Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) and State Representative James E. Vallee (D-Franklin) announced today they will be filing legislation requiring the…

October is National Adopt a Dog Month

October is National Adopt a Dog Month

  By: Tracey Zysk – October, 2011 Well when you have three animal writers for the Valley Patriot all PRO ADOPTION…you know we are all very excited about the month…

“I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Marks Milestone

“I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Marks Milestone

By:Tracey Zysk – October, 2011 On September 24, 2011 I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Karen Smith of the Massachusetts Animal Coalition at the New England Pet Expo in…

THE DRACUT UPDATE

By: Cathy Richards – October, 2011 Fall is here!! This is my favorite time of year, as it is for many of you. Dracut started this fall with two spectacular…

How the Race Was Won… Or… Go West Young Man

  By: Methuen Mayor Bill Manzi – October, 2011 The Methuen Mayoral primary results are in, with Al DiNuccio topping the ticket, and Steve Zanni finishing second. Both Ken Willette…

Our Politicians Failed Us in the City of Lawrence

  By: Robert O’Koniewski – October, 2011 Election time is once again upon us here in Lawlesstown. The choices we make on Tuesday, November 8 will dictate how the remaining…

Voter ID, Secure Communities-Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

Voter ID, Secure Communities-Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

  By: Jamison Tomasek – October, 2011 It is very hard to be positive about Lawrence. There has been a lot of press lately about a number of issues important…