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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.

Your Property Taxes in Methuen

Your Property Taxes in Methuen

  By: Methuen City Council President, Billy Manzi – December, 2004 With Methuen’s City Council prepared to set a “tax rate” at the December 6th meeting, it was an opportune…

A Call To Serve

A Call To Serve

By: Kathleen Corey Rahme – December, 2004 Who are those individuals who have answered the Call to Serve? Do we know our veterans? If you watch MCTV, Methuen Community Access…

Representative L’Italien Stop Using The Church

Representative L’Italien Stop Using The Church

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL  December, 2004   State Representative Barbara L’Italien has consistently supported two public policies that violate the teachings and core doctrine of the Catholic Church, abortion and gay…

Republicans Must Stand & Deliver

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL November, 2004 The voters have spoken. Republicans have been entrusted with the power to establish and direct government policy. President Bush won a clear victory in both…

When National Security Hits Home

When National Security Hits Home

  By: Jim Rurak, Former Mayor of Haverhill – December, 2004  We had a great Thanksgiving visit with family in Kansas, but on the way back terror hit home.  Tightened…

Signs of Growth are Everywhere in Lawrence – By Lawrence High Principal Tom Sharkey

Signs of Growth are Everywhere in Lawrence – By Lawrence High Principal Tom Sharkey

By: Tom Sharkey – September, 2004 The development of the mill buildings, the construction of a new rail center, and the repairs to City Hall and to Veterans Stadium speak…

An Interview with Principal Kostan – Hanna’s Education Corner

An Interview with Principal Kostan – Hanna’s Education Corner

By: Hanna, age 10 – September, 2004 Our new ace reporter, Hanna interviewed (Kathleen Kostan) the new principal of the Thomson School in North Andover. How do you feel about…

What The World Owes Lawrence, Massachusetts

What The World Owes Lawrence, Massachusetts

  By: Hartley Pleshaw – September, 2004 You probably don’t realize it, but if you live in Lawrence, you live in a place which should be as hallowed as Lexington…

Global Warming, Don’t Worry Mother Nature Is In Control PART 3

  By: Ted Tripp –  September, 2004 Since the 1960s, science has become increasingly politicized with large, well-organized groups using a particular scientific theory or research result to further their…

SENIOR MOMENTS WITH JAMES CASSIDY

SENIOR MOMENTS WITH JAMES CASSIDY

SENIOR MOMENTS WITH JAMES CASSIDY Disabled Vets Fight Injuries, Red Tape September 2004 As we remember the anniversary of 9/11, the most devastating attack on American soil, all Americans must…

Hanna’s Education Corner – An Interview with Lawrence School Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy

Hanna’s Education Corner – An Interview with Lawrence School Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy

By: Hanna, Age 10 – October, 2004 What is the difference between a teacher, a principal and a superintendent? Teachers work most directly with the students in the classroom. Principals…

The Middle East Conundrum – A Response to Blaming Israel

By: C. Zelman and Ethel Kamien – August, 2004 This column was prompted by a letter written by Mr. Andy Beresford, which appeared in the Letters to the Editor column…

UN Confirms: WMDs Smuggled Out of Iraq

By: Rod D. Martin – August, 2004  In a report which might alternately be termed “stunning” or “terrifying”, United Nations weapons inspectors confirmed last week not merely that Saddam Hussein had…

Senator Kerry: Why Not a $20/HourMinimum Wage?

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   July, 2004  Let’s start out with where we agree: We would all like everyone’s wages (in real terms) and standard of living to be higher. The…

Common Sense School Reform

Frederick Hess, Beacon Hill Institute – June, 2004 (Guest Columnist)   A Measure of the Need for Reform America’s schools are in a state of crisis. Few of our schools are…