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CORNER NAMED FOR PFC. THOMAS A. SULLIVAN, US ARMY ~ Valley Patriot of the Month

CORNER NAMED FOR PFC. THOMAS A. SULLIVAN, US ARMY ~ Valley Patriot of the Month

Last month, the City of Lawrence and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recognized the heroism of World War II veteran and former Lawrence native, Thomas A. Sullivan of the Army’s 338th…

Pope to Canonize Cecil the Lion and Harambe the Gorilla as Martyr Saints ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE

Pope to Canonize Cecil the Lion and Harambe the Gorilla as Martyr Saints ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE

By: Paul Murano – June, 2016 Just to be clear, the above title is satire. However, if the 24-7 coverage of the untimely deaths of these animals were any indication,…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

By: Dr. Rami Rustum – June, 2016 As you are working at your desk, trying to ignore the tingling or numbness you’ve had for months in your hand and wrist.…

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – June, 2016

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook –  June, 2016

By: Kathy Runge – June, 2015 Let me start with a shout out to State Rep. Marcos Devers, who had the courage to vote against the “bathroom bill,” which I’m…

MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT UP TO $390 MILLION

MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT UP TO $390 MILLION

Grand prize in Tuesday night’s drawing is highest since March 2014 BRAINTREE, MA (JUNE 27, 2016) – The Mega Millions jackpot for the Tuesday, June 28 drawing is an estimated…

A Step Forward for the State’s Public Records Law ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

A Step Forward for the State’s Public Records Law  ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – June, 2016 In May, the Massachusetts Legislature approved legislation that seeks to enhance government transparency and accountability by providing residents with greater access to…

Pets Are Not People ~ Jeff Katz

Pets Are Not People ~ Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – June, 2016 I was asked recently why I hate animals and I must confess I was stunned. I could not understand how anyone could even imagine…

The Democratic Party Has Come a Long Way ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (June ,2016)

The Democratic Party Has Come a Long Way  ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (June ,2016)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: JUNE-2016 In 1961, Democratic President John F. Kennedy inspired us all by saying this country would put a man on the moon. He then went to Congress…

WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN ~ Summer is Here

WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN ~ Summer is Here

By: Al Kaprielian – June, 2016 After some cool days in May we saw a return to true summertime heat on Saturday, May 28. Boston reached 92 degrees on that…

Wounded Vet Lobbies Legislature for Veteran Health Care Reform

Wounded Vet Lobbies Legislature for Veteran Health Care Reform

NEWBURY, MA – Newbury resident and wounded Iraqi war vet, Donald Jarvis, says he is tired of waiting for the VA or anyone else in the government to do something…

Acadia Insurance Company Sues NH Man for Libel Over Boycott

Acadia Insurance Company Sues NH  Man for Libel Over Boycott

Mike Demers of Salem, NH Says His Boycott Website Has Ruffled Some Feathers at WR Berkeley  According to the New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services, Haffner’s Oil Company overfilled the…

War Over Methuen School Budget Continues as Superintendent Threatens to Cut School Police Officers, 54 Teachers if Budget Demands Not Met

War Over Methuen School Budget Continues as Superintendent Threatens to Cut School Police Officers, 54 Teachers if Budget Demands Not Met

MAYOR SAYS VOWS HE WILL NOT SUPPORT A PROP. 2 1/2 OVERRIDE With Methuen Mayor Zanni proposing a 1% increase in the school budget, Superintendent of Schools Judy Scannell is…

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

By: D.J. Deeb – June, 2016 May has proven to be a very busy month for the Methuen School Committee as it almost always is. There have been several workshops…

Respecting the Stars and Stripes: American Flag Etiquette

Respecting the Stars and Stripes: American Flag Etiquette

Flag-flying summers are packed with outdoor activities, barbecues and patriotic celebrations. While the American flag is often an important part of these celebrations, many of us have questions about how…

War Brewing Over Methuen Schools, Nick DiZoglio: Mayor Zanni’s Budget “Disgraceful”

War Brewing Over Methuen Schools, Nick DiZoglio: Mayor Zanni’s Budget “Disgraceful”

By: Tom Duggan – 6-12-16 There is a war brewing in Methuen over Mayor Zanni’s proposed city budget, which School Committeeman Nick DiZoglio says “shortchanges our students” and “is a disgrace in…