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Would Reagan Be Too Liberal for Today’s GOP?

Would Reagan Be Too Liberal for Today’s GOP?

BY: LENNY MIRRA, STATE REPRESENTATIVE, (R) Newbury As we get closer to the 2016 elections we will start to see the media repeating a tired old trope about today’s Republican…

North Andover Santa Parade 2015, Photos, Winners, Video

North Andover Santa Parade 2015, Photos, Winners, Video

Despite a delay because of rain, the North Andover Santa Parade was held on Main Street Saturday. PHOTO GALLERY   Winners of the Parade Category:           Floats 1st place –            Taki’s…

5 Foods Your Dog CAN Eat on Thanksgiving

5 Foods Your Dog CAN  Eat on Thanksgiving

By: Tracey Zysk – Nov. 2015 Eat Eat Eat… When preparing your Thanksgiving dinner, take a moment and create a plate for your four legged friend. Over and over we…

Women In Combat

Women In Combat

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Nov. 2015 Over this past summer, we saw two women graduate from the Army’s Ranger School, our military’s premier course for both leadership and…

VAV Donates 26 Copies of “Veteran Heroes In Our Neighborhood” To All 1st Grade Classrooms in Methuen

VAV Donates 26 Copies of  “Veteran Heroes In Our Neighborhood” To All 1st Grade Classrooms in Methuen

METHUEN – Francisco Urena, Massachusetts Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs, is recommending a children’s book “Veteran Heroes In Our Neighborhood” by Valerie Pfundstein and recently introduced the book to VAV Board Members.…

Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini Announces New Automated Trash Collection Program! 

Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini Announces New Automated Trash Collection Program! 

HAVERHILL – The City and Capitol Waste Services, the City’s trash hauler, are pleased to announce Haverhill’s new wheeled trash cart program. In the spring of 2016, the City will…

 Baker-Polito Administration Announces Free Admission to State Parks Over Thanksgiving Weekend

 Baker-Polito Administration Announces Free Admission to State Parks Over Thanksgiving Weekend

BOSTON-  In light of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that all entrance and parking fees to state parks and forests will be waived for visitors starting…

Methuen Mayor Zanni Lays Out His Priorities for His Final Term

Methuen Mayor Zanni Lays Out His Priorities for His Final Term

By: Tom Duggan – November, 2015 Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni was re-elected to his third and final term last month. Methuen has a charter provision that limits the consecutive terms…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – November, 2015

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – November, 2015

PERISOCOPE – With the advance of technology, The Valley Patriot is now using a cell phone application called Periscope to do live video interviews online. On Election Day, we were…

Questions Every Parent Should Ask to Learn More About Their Child’s School

Questions Every Parent Should Ask to Learn More About Their Child’s School

By: Amy Berard – November, 2015 1. How often is the SpEd (Special Education) teacher in the inclusion classroom? At an IEP meeting, parents will be notified if their child…

School Days, School Daze ~ THIS MONTH WITH JEFF KATZ

School Days, School Daze ~ THIS MONTH WITH JEFF KATZ

By: Jeff Katz – November, 2015 For those of us with children of a certain age, we hear on a fairly regular basis about what is going right and what…

First Muslim Elected in Lawrence Being Pressured to Resign … Does Lawrence Have Islamophobia?

First Muslim Elected in Lawrence Being Pressured to Resign … Does Lawrence Have Islamophobia?

  Kemal Bozkurt is the first Muslim elected to public office in Lawrence. Bozkurt, the city’s acting library director, ran a sticker campaign for school committee last month as there…

School Cover-ups Must Not Be Tolerated ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, Nov. 2015

School Cover-ups Must Not Be Tolerated ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, Nov. 2015

Last month, The Valley Patriot broke three exclusive stories on-line concerning cover-up situations in the Methuen and Lowell Public School systems. First: Lowell High School Headmaster Brian Martin and his…

How we Forecast Winter Storms ~ WEATHER 101 with AL

How we Forecast Winter Storms ~ WEATHER 101 with AL

By: Al Kaprielian – November 2015 With summer over and fall here, we now look ahead to the winter. In this month’s article, I am going to talk about winter…

The War on Public Education ~YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

The War on Public Education ~YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – November, 2015 A study conducted by the America Federation of Teachers in 2013 revealed that U.S. students spent as much as thirty days taking practice tests…