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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.

Hero in Our Midst: Staff Sgt. John Katsaros Part II

Hero in Our Midst: Staff Sgt. John Katsaros Part II

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH   READ PART I By: Helen Mooradkanian – October, 2011 Last month we described the miraculous escape of downed airman, John Katsaros, USAAF, of Haverhill,…

Security too Restrictive at North Andover High School

Security too Restrictive at North Andover High School

  By: Zack Murray – October, 2011 Up until this September, North Andover High School was the last public high school in the region without a regimented security program. Seniors…

Why I Endorse Al Dinuccio

Why I Endorse Al Dinuccio

By: Kenneth Willette – October, 2012  Starting this endorsement article, I would be remiss by not taking this opportunity to personally thank the hundreds of voters who expressed confidence in…

October Is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October Is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

 Cyber Safety for Seniors By: Celeste Begley – October, 2011 October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, making it an excellent time to talk with your aging loved one about…

City Clerk’s Issue Shines Light on Delinquency of Plan E Government

  By: Gerry Nutter – October, 2011 The City of Lowell operates under the Plan E form of Government. That forms calls for the City Council to be the presiding…

The Choice

  By: David Sapir – October, 2011 A town had fallen on hard times. Like any other town, it had its share of rich and poor, good and bad, honorable…

Hero in our Midst: Staff Sgt. John Katsaros, WWII – Part 1

Hero in our Midst: Staff Sgt. John Katsaros, WWII – Part 1

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH   By: Helen Mooradkanian – September, 2011 Out of the darkness, engines roaring, hundreds of American B-17 Flying Fortresses took off March 20, 1944, in…

Now Here’s Something We Can Do!

Now Here’s Something We Can Do!

  By: Peter Larocue – September, 2011 In my August Valley Patriot column I wrote about having an event where we the Citizens of Lawrence who believe in the power…

The Canine Heroes of September 11, 2001

The Canine Heroes of September 11, 2001

  By: Tracey Zysk – September, 2011 Ten years later…it is as if it was yesterday. After the buildings went down, the search started. Images of firefighters, police, military, New…

School Year in Dracut Begins with Changes

  By: Dracut Selectman, Cathy Richards – September, 2011 The back to school shopping, reviewing of school supplies lists and bus schedules, and creating new lunch ideas has begun. Sports…

Top 40 – Taxpayer Supported Earners

Top 40 – Taxpayer  Supported  Earners

  By: Lawrence “Lonnie” Brennan -September, 2011 As we head into an important fiscal year, with the first of what has been promised to be several tax-overrides recently approved, we…

Green or Shovel Ready – Government Fails to Create Jobs

Green or Shovel Ready – Government Fails to Create Jobs

By: John Golnik – September, 2011 In mid August, Representative Tsongas was in Lawrence to present a $300,000 grant to the Workforce Investment Board, federal monies from the EPA, for…

Caylee’s Law: Report Missing Children

  By: State Senator Steve Baddour – September, 2011 For nearly a year, it was difficult to escape the media coverage surrounding the disappearance and death of two year old…

Back to School Blues for your Doggie

Back to School Blues for your Doggie

  By: Tracey Zysk – September, 2011 Back-to-school time can be a really hard time on your family dog. After having the children to play with all summer, your pup…

Monogamish

Monogamish

  By: Dani Langevin – September, 2011 For the record, the word marriage originated in medieval France in the mid-1200’s. The term marriage is not mentioned in the bible. At…