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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.

Manzi Signs Letter on Debt

Manzi Signs Letter on Debt

  From the desk of Methuen Mayor Bill Manzi –  August – 2011 A Letter to the President and Congress was signed by Methuen Mayor Bill Manzi and other area…

Heroes In Our Midst: Col. Van T. Barfoot

Heroes In Our Midst: Col. Van T. Barfoot

  By: Helen Mooradanian – August, 2011 In May 1944 during World War II, near Carano, Italy, 24-year old Sergeant Van T. Barfoot risked his life in extraordinary heroism. Single-handedly,…

Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins’ Excuses Are Not Good Enough!

Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins’ Excuses Are Not Good Enough!

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL July, 2012 Last month, The Valley Patriot criticized Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins for his failure to notify the public of an escape from the Lawrence jail on Marston…

Suffering from Headaches, What You Sould Know

Suffering from Headaches, What You Sould Know

By: Dr. Rami Rustim – June, 2011 Headache is one of the reasons to visit a pain clinic which seems to be on the rise lately!!! With all the stress…

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford

By: Ronnie Ford – June, 2011 Naomi Klien’s “The Shock Doctrine” is a New York Times best seller. It is a scary book explaining the many machinations and illegal activities…

Election Season Has Begun in Lowell

Election Season Has Begun in Lowell

By: Gerry Nutter - June, 2011 Election Season has begun here in Lowell. This year in the City Council Race we have one open seat with the retirement of longtime…

Random, Mostly Non-Political Observations about The Valley

Random, Mostly Non-Political Observations about The Valley

By: Jamison Tomasek - June, 2011 I noticed from Facebook the number of people that grew up in Lawrence and settled in the Merrimack Valley is very high. While this…

Repeal of Ban on Educational Dinners for Doctors Passes House

Economic Impact and Lack of Influence on Doctors cited in repeal, issue now moves to the State Senate By: Dave Andelman – May, 2011 Boston – Massachusetts is now one step…

An Open Letter to President Obama

An Open Letter to President Obama

  By Mark Dubinski – May, 2011   President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500   Dear President Obama: With all due respect, I…

Lawrence Councilors Put Mayor On Notice – No More Public Safety Layoffs

The following letter was sent to Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua from members of the Lawrence City Council   The Honorable William Lantigua Mayor, City of Lawrence City Hall 200 Common Street…

The Recall Process in Lawrence

The Recall Process in Lawrence

  By: Jamison Tomasek – May, 2011 A recall effort is underway in the City of Lawrence. The process of a recall is contained in the City Charter (hereafter Charter).…

Incumbents Reign – High School Renovation Passes

  By: D.J. Deeb – May, 2011 Dracut voters came out in record numbers for the May 2, 2011 Town Election to return incumbents to office and vote in favor…

VALLEY PATRIOT TV REVIEW: Mr. Sunshine ABC Wednesdays 9:30 p.m.

  By: Beth Daigle – April, 2012 I’m not going to lie I should not have enjoyed this movie. The acting is horrible, the story makes literally no sense, the…

Shawn Hansen’s Comedy Corner: Stand Up For Kids

Shawn Hansen’s Comedy Corner: Stand Up For Kids

  By: Shawn Hansen – April, 2011 Working as a full time real estate agent at Century 21 in the North Shore for the past eight years, Domenica Beraldi-Giordano is…

Beware of the Backyard Breeder

  By: Tracey Zysk – April, 201 It’s puppy season! It’s that time of the year when families decide it is a great time to bring a puppy into their…