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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.

Lawrence Mayor Mike Sullivan Shows Class

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL September, 2007  Thanks to Lawrence Mayor Michael Sullivan, police officers in Lawrence will not be laid off this year, a firehouse will not close and DPW workers…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: Thank You J.K. Rowling!

August, 2007  We wish to thank author J.K. Rowling for inspiring so many people, especially young children, to read and to enjoy reading in the age of internet, television and…

Valley Patriot Editorial: Talk Radio: Congress Shall Make No Law …

   July, 2007 Careful readers of this paper have probably noticed the above byline under The Valley Patriot banner since our very first printing. We chose this byline, the first five…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: We Love Immigrants

  June 5, 2007 We love immigrants. Those who come to America to become Americans have been the blood, sweat and backbone of our nation for many years.  Those who…

Valley Patriot Editorial: Come Join the Circus in North Andover

  May 5, 2007  We are looking forward to the circus that will take place at this year’s May 14th North Andover Town Meeting.  On the town warrant to be…

Hero in Our Midst – PART II – Gunners Mate 3rd Class Thomas Petrillo, U.S. Navy – WW II

Hero in Our Midst – PART II – Gunners Mate 3rd Class Thomas Petrillo, U.S. Navy – WW II

Valley Patriot of the Month PART 2   By: By Ted Tripp April, 2007 (read part 1) METHUEN – It was late in the summer of 1943 and Tom Petrillo…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: Police Details Needed?

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: Police Details Needed?

April,2007 We’ve noticed that North Andover Licensing Commission members always give a nice little speech to each new license holder about the how strict they are and how they have…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: We Miss the Old Patrick Blanchette

March, 2007  When Lawrence City Council President Patrick Blanchette first took office, he was honestly interested in making a positive difference in the city. He asked fair questions, exposed wasteful…

Heroes in Our Midst PART 1 – Methuen’s Thomas Patrillo – US NAVY WWII

Heroes in Our Midst PART 1 – Methuen’s Thomas Patrillo – US NAVY WWII

Valley Patriot of the Month   By; Ted Tripp – March, 2007 METHUEN – Sixteen million Americans served in World War II. Only a fraction of this number saw action…

Hero in Our Midst – Corporal James M. Cassidy, U.S. Army – WW II

Hero in Our Midst – Corporal James M. Cassidy, U.S. Army – WW II

Valley Patriot of the Month By: Ted Tripp – February, 2007 NORTH ANDOVER– On the morning of June 6, 1944, the Allies finally began the liberation of Europe from the…

What Thomas Jefferson Learned From The Muslim Book of Jihad

  By: Ted Sampley, U.S. Veteran Dispatch – February, 2007   Democrat Keith Ellison is now officially the first Muslim United States congressman. True to his pledge, he placed his hand…

Latinos Peddling Racism Further Divides Our City

  By: Atty. Robert O’Koniewski – February, 2007 Recently a local Latino publication bemoaned in inflammatory racist terms the development of the Wood Mill by Robert Ansin. The writer speculated…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: Lawrence Cabbie is no Criminal

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL February – 2007  Here we go again in Lawrence where the victim is arrested and treated like the criminal, instead of focusing on the real criminals.  Last…

Hero in Our Midst – Lieutenant Colonel Muriel Katschker, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

Hero in Our Midst – Lieutenant Colonel Muriel Katschker,  U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

Valley Patriot of the Month   By: Ted Tripp – January, 2007 NORTH ANDOVER – Muriel Katschker remembers well where she was on December 7, 1941. She was with her…

Valley Patriot Editorial: The Only Thing Wrong With Hanging Saddam… It was To Good for Him

  January 01, 2007  The New York Times editorial staff, in what could only be excused by a pre-New Years Eve drinking binge, complained in its December 29th editorial that…