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State Police Officer Commits Suicide After Being Suspended Pending Criminal Investigation

State Police Officer Commits Suicide After Being Suspended Pending Criminal Investigation

BREAKING…. Tom Duggan – July 30, 2013                                 (OTHER PUBLIC SAFETY STORIES) A Massachusetts State…

Condon Retires from Methuen Politics Will not Seek Reelection

Condon Retires from Methuen Politics Will not Seek Reelection

 By: Tom Duggan – July 30, 2013  (OTHER METHUEN STORIES) Methuen At-Large City Councilor Mike Condon told The Valley Patriot today in an exclusive interview that he is not seeking…

American College of History and Legal Studies Becomes First Member of the Salem Animal Rescue League

American College of History and  Legal Studies Becomes First Member of the Salem Animal Rescue League

By: DJ Bettencourt – July, 2013 (Other Pet Stories) SALEM- The Salem Animal Rescue League (SARL) today announced that the American College of History and Legal Studies (ACHLS), a two…

HERO IN Our Midst: 2nd Lt WALTER R. HEDLUND, US ARMY, WWII

HERO IN Our Midst: 2nd Lt WALTER R. HEDLUND, US ARMY, WWII

By: Helen Mooradkanian – July 2013 On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Walter Hedlund, then a sergeant, U.S. Army, 29th Infantry Division, 3rd Battalion, 115th Regiment, Company I, stormed Omaha Beach…

West End Methuen City Council Candidate George Kazanjian Says Council Argues too much, Will fight to Lower Taxes

West End Methuen City Council Candidate George Kazanjian Says Council Argues too much, Will fight to Lower Taxes

By: Tom Duggan – July 28, 2013 (other Methuen Stories) Former School Committeeman George Kazanjian says he wants to represent the people of the West End on the city council…

Chaisson drops out of Council Race Endorses Ken Willette and Sean Fountain

Chaisson drops out of Council Race Endorses Ken Willette and Sean Fountain

By: Tom Duggan – July 27, 2013 Methuen School Committeeman Evan Chaisson says he is dropping out of the West End City Council Race and endorsing former councilor and school…

North Andover Police Arrest Two for Stolen Tires

North Andover Police Arrest Two for Stolen Tires

July 26, 2013 BREAKING… According to Lt. Charles Grey of the North Andover Police at 5:14 this morning a caller from Heritage Green Condo Complex observed two males taking tires…

North Andover Businessman Says Billerica Fire Hydrant Bid Tailored to Limit Competition, Says Restrictions will Cost Town Additional $24K

North Andover Businessman Says Billerica Fire Hydrant Bid Tailored to Limit Competition, Says Restrictions will Cost Town Additional $24K

By: Tom Duggan – July 26, 2013 Billerica DPW director Abdul Alkhatib says there are no shenanigans going on with his town’s public bid to purchase fire hydrants. He told…

Frozen Treats for Your Pups

Frozen Treats for Your Pups

By: Tracey Zysk – July, 2013 Holy Hot! As my Boston Terrier, Lani, was panting while trying to cool down after our walk, I gave her fresh water with ice…

Legislative Spotlight – Brian S. Dempsey by Stephanie M. Davis

Legislative Spotlight – Brian S. Dempsey by Stephanie M. Davis

By: Stephanie M. Davis – July, 2013 The FY2014 budget ball now sits in Governor Deval Patrick’s court. Having been finalized and reported out of its legislative conference committee on…

Sex Offender Registry Board Reform Included in FY’14 Budget

Sex Offender Registry Board Reform Included in FY’14 Budget

Expansion Opens Information on Level 2 Offenders to the Public    Under current Massachusetts law, the public only has access to information on Level 3 sex offenders. Such limited resources…

Lawrence Catholic Academy Graduates 38 Students

Lawrence Catholic Academy  Graduates 38 Students

Lawrence Catholic Academy is pleased to announce the graduation of 38 students on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at a commencement held at Saint Patrick’s Church in Lawrence, MA. It was…

Masssachusetts State Spending on Local Projects

Masssachusetts State Spending on Local Projects

Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives reports to the Valley Patriot that she has voted on the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget today in a 36-3 vote. The budget included numerous items that…

City of Methuen Awarded $9,000 to Replace Trees

City of Methuen Awarded $9,000 to Replace Trees

Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni announced last month that Methuen has qualified for matching funds through the Department of Conservation & Recreation’s (DCR) Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Grant Program. Mayor…

Senator Kathleen Ives on Welfare Reform Bill

Senator Kathleen Ives on Welfare Reform Bill

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives BOSTON – Following a press conference that Senate President Therese Murray held Monday morning, the Senate is due to take up a comprehensive welfare reform…