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LAWRENCE HEROES AROUND THE WORLD ~ Seaman Michael Hernandez

LAWRENCE HEROES AROUND THE WORLD ~ Seaman Michael Hernandez

SALALAH, OMAN – Seaman Michael Hernandez, from Lawrence, MA, heaves line aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) while pulling into port. Bainbridge is deployed to the…

Lawrence Hometown Hero Kevin Vanderhorst

Lawrence Hometown Hero Kevin Vanderhorst

BOSTON — The New England Revolution honored Kevin Vanderhorst from Lawrence, MA as the Hero of the Match at the team’s home game on Wednesday, June 26th against Philadelphia Union.…

Methuen Cop Indicted for Misappropriation of Union Funds

Methuen Cop Indicted for Misappropriation of Union Funds

METHUEN – A member of the Methuen Police Department has been indicted after an investigation into alleged misappropriation of funds from the Methuen Police Patrolman’s Association. An Essex County Grand Jury…

Methuen City Electrician Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Mayor Jajuga Alleging Retaliation and Offer of Payoff

Methuen City Electrician Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Mayor Jajuga Alleging Retaliation and Offer of Payoff

By: Tom Duggan – July 31, 2019 An electrician for the City of Methuen – Dan Tulley – has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Methuen Mayor Jim Jajuga in…

Iwo Jima’s DeFusco and Hyder; Two Men Serving on Sacred Ground ~ VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH, HEROES IN OUR MIDST

Iwo Jima’s DeFusco and Hyder; Two Men Serving on Sacred Ground  ~ VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH, HEROES IN OUR MIDST

LAWRENCE , METHUEN – Lawrence’s Anthony De Fusco 97, and Methuen’s Henry Hyder 92, did not know each other until they both recently moved into the same assisted living facility,…

The Meaning of Liberty ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

The Meaning of Liberty ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – July 2019 As another Independence Day has come and gone, Americans had an opportunity again to reflect on the meaning of July 4th. Traditionally, we have…

Speaker DeLeo Joins State Delegation at Veterans Northeast Outreach Center

Speaker DeLeo Joins State Delegation at Veterans Northeast Outreach Center

In June, we were fortunate to have Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo visit the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center (VNOC) in Haverhill. I invited the Speaker to help highlight the…

Senator DiZoglio Fighting to Reinstate Merrimack River District Commission

Senator DiZoglio Fighting to Reinstate Merrimack River District Commission

In the Fiscal Year 2020 Senate Budget, State Senator Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) passed legislation to create a Merrimack River District Commission, an inclusive commission of local stakeholders — from sewage…

Moulton Bill Would Protect Consumers from Eavesdropping Digital Assistants in Speakers, Doorbells

Moulton Bill Would Protect Consumers from Eavesdropping Digital Assistants in Speakers, Doorbells

Automatic Listening Exploitation Act would create recourse for consumers when smart speakers and doorbells make recordings in violation of the technology’s user agreements WASHINGTON —Today, Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) will introduce the Automatic Listening Exploitation Act. The…

Addressing the Opioid Crisis ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Addressing the Opioid Crisis ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Every day we hear a news report or read of a new statistic about the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts. We all know people – loved ones,…

MA LOTTERY PRODUCES $1.092 BILLION IN ALL-TIME HIGH NET PROFIT IN FISCAL YEAR 2019

MA LOTTERY PRODUCES $1.092 BILLION IN ALL-TIME HIGH NET PROFIT IN FISCAL YEAR 2019

Record-setting revenues result in largest commissions and bonuses for retailers and all-time prize payout for players BOSTON, MA (July 23, 2019) – State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced today that the…

Summer Brings Artisan Market to North Andover

Summer Brings Artisan Market to North Andover

The Artisan Market at the Mills was an idea born out of the North Andover Farmers’ Market. The North Andover Merchant’s Association launched the first Farmer’s Market in 2017. Vendors…

Methuen Resident Graduates from Notre Dame Academy

Methuen Resident Graduates from Notre Dame Academy

Tyngsboro, MA – On June 1st, the Academy of Notre Dame (NDA) held its 165th Upper School Commencement Ceremony. Among the students who received their diplomas from the private, all-girls…

Methuen Voters Just Don’t Care ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGAN

Methuen Voters Just Don’t Care ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGAN

 Given the enormous conflicts and controversies that have gone on in Methuen over the last two years, you might think that the people of Methuen have had enough. But a…

CBD Oil Won’t Get You High But Will Make You Feel Better

CBD Oil Won’t Get You High But Will Make You Feel Better

  Downtown North Andover has gone through an amazing revitalization in the last two years. As part of a series focusing on the new and improved downtown, we spoke with…