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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.

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…

Apple CEO, Jobs Resigns. Will Things Change Apple?

Apple CEO, Jobs Resigns. Will Things Change Apple?

    By: Nate Richards, North Andover High School – September, 2011 Apple’s executive, Steve Jobs who almost single handedly changed the way people consumed music, internet, and T.V, announced…

More Trouble in the Lawrence Voter Lists

More Trouble in the Lawrence Voter Lists

Last month’s article detailed irregularities in the list of Lawrence registered voters. On the official voter list hundreds of voters were registered two or three times, with the repeating names…

Youth Engagement in Local Government

Youth Engagement in Local Government

  By: Diana Fay DZoglio – September, 2011   METHUEN – Has anyone spoken to our local high school students lately about the upcoming local elections? I have, and am…

Ask the Reverse Mortgage Guy

  By: Bob Irving – August, 2011 Sandra and Martin Walsh represent a new breed of homeowner facing a dilemma that is increasingly common. After 45 years of marriage they…

Voter Fraud Discovered in Lawrence

  By: Jamison Tomasek – August, 2011 When the discussion turns to voting in Lawrence, there are many stories of irregularities. Some are firsthand, many are secondhand and some are…

Despicable

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL  August, 2o11 The number of underhanded tactics employed by Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua and his supporters against the efforts to gather signatures for his recall were staggering. And they…

What’s MA’s Job-Growth Strategy: Hoping, Hunting, or Helping?

  By: Mike Hruby – August, 2011 On Thursday, July 21st, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) announced that our state unemployment measure stayed at 7.6%…

Turner & Nason: Together Again!

Turner & Nason: Together Again!

  By: Lawrence, “Lonnie” Brennan – August, 2011 What exactly is Moonlight Productions and how did they ever produce such a moving theatrical production in Georgetown this summer? Impossible to…

Changes to the CPA in Dracut

  By: Kathy Richardson – August, 2011 To those who know Dracut, it brings to mind beautiful farms, rock walls, a rich Yankee heritage and a community that stood tall…