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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.

Conservative Frank McMillan Running for North Andover Town Moderator

Conservative Frank McMillan Running for North Andover Town Moderator

March, 2012 Dr. Frank MacMillan, Jr. is running for Town Moderator in North Andover with a campaign theme of finding “The Right Balance.” In these tough political and economic times,…

Newcomer Defeats Lantigua on Democrat Committee

Newcomer Defeats Lantigua on Democrat Committee

By: Gary Manion – March, 2012 On Super Tuesday the voters of Lawrence, Tewksbury, Dracut and Andover not only cast votes for President but voted for local and state party…

Outsourcing Methuen City Services

Outsourcing Methuen City Services

  By: Methuen Mayor Bill Manzi – March, 2012 “With the City of Methuen in the middle of a battle over outsourcing the Information Technology Department (City Council rejected Mayor…

Historic Andover Amos Blanchard House

Historic Andover Amos Blanchard House

  By: Anne Knowles – March, 2012 Andover is one of the best known towns in Massachusetts. It offers great schools, a well managed town and residents from all corners…

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford – Methuen’s Kenny Martin and More!

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford – Methuen’s Kenny Martin and More!

By: Ronnie Ford – March 2012 Over the past few weeks, we in Methuen have experienced a first attack regarding our government or at least part of our government, the…

An Idea to Completely Restructure Taxation in MA

By: William Gunn – March 2013 I submitted a letter similar to the following to a Massachusetts State Legislator asking him to draft legislation that would eliminate the DOR and…

Honor Flight N.E. – Taking Flight to Honor Our Veterans

Honor Flight N.E. – Taking Flight to Honor Our Veterans

 More than 200 Actions Taken in 23 States   By: Cecelia Calabrese – March, 2012 According to recent statistics, we are losing approximately 1000 World War II veterans every day.…

Reform Before Revenue

Reform Before Revenue

  By: State Senator Steven Baddour When I was the Senate Chairman of the Joint Committee on Transportation, I helped coin the phrase “reform before revenue” to describe an approach…

Hero in Our Midst: Colonel Kris Mineau, USAF (Ret.) – Valley Patriot of the Month

Hero in Our Midst: Colonel Kris Mineau, USAF (Ret.) – Valley Patriot of the Month

Helen Mooradkanian –  March, 2012 Colonel Kris Mineau, USAF (Ret.), of North Reading, flew 100 combat missions into North Vietnam in 1966 as fighter pilot in the supersonic F-4C Phantom…

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…