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18 Local Lenders Offer Valley Small Businesses $2 Million Emergency Loan Fund

18 Local Lenders Offer Valley Small Businesses $2 Million Emergency Loan Fund

Small Businesses impacted by the gas emergency have access to capital thanks to local, collaborative Financial Institutions. BOSTON – December 19, 2018 – Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) announces the…

DiZoglio Financial Literacy Bill Signed into Law

DiZoglio Financial Literacy Bill Signed into Law

Just days after being sworn in as a state senator, financial literacy legislation sponsored by State Senator Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) has been signed into law. Under DiZoglio’s bill, An Act…

Body and Brain Yoga at Riverwalk

Body and Brain Yoga at Riverwalk

BodynBrain Yoga Riverwalk is located in the Riverwalk complex in Lawrence. Although it serves the community by offering daily yoga and Tai Chi classes, free workshops on gut health and…

A Thank you To Our Readers ~ Valley Patriot Editorial (01/19)

A Thank you To Our Readers ~ Valley Patriot Editorial (01/19)

It’s no secret that print media industry is dying. It seems that almost every month we hear of another newspaper going out of business as more people get their news…

Methuen Police Department Investigating Two Incidents of Violence

Methuen Police Department Investigating Two Incidents of Violence

METHUEN – Chief Joseph Solomon reports that the Methuen Police Department responded to a shooting last night, and a stabbing early this morning, resulting in two arrests so far.  Methuen…

Bizarre Shooting at McDonalds in Methuen over Stolen Car Doors

Bizarre Shooting at McDonalds in Methuen over Stolen Car Doors

VIDEO OF THE AFTERMATH Police were called to the McDonalds on Haverhill Street in Methuen for a call of shots fired late Monday evening. When police arrived they found a…

PDF of the Print Edition of The Valley Patriot, January 2019

PDF of the Print Edition of The Valley Patriot, January 2019

Download PDF of the January, 2019 Valley Patriot READ ON LINE IN OUR FLIP PAGE VIEWER Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North…

Raytheon Company Penalized $45,750 for Wetlands Violations in Andover  

Raytheon Company Penalized $45,750 for Wetlands Violations in Andover  

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized Massachusetts-based Raytheon Company $45,750 for unauthorized destruction of approximately 5,000 square feet of bordering vegetated wetland during site work at…

The Abuse of Diamond Girl

The Abuse of Diamond Girl

By: Marlene Bistany – Dec.2018 METHUEN – This is a story that should never need writing. It’s a story about apathy, irresponsibility, and disrespect. It’s a story about the bitter treatment…

Christmas Wishes for Better Days in Dracut

Christmas Wishes for Better Days in Dracut

    By: Brian Denest – Dec. 2018 What a year it’s been in Dracut! Here’s a look back at 2018 with some heart-felt holiday wishes for the coming year……

Governor Baker Signs Civics Education Bill

Governor Baker Signs Civics Education Bill

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Dec. 2018 Governor Baker recently signed into law a bill filed by Senator Harriette Chandler and myself that will enhance non-partisan civics education in…

Lawrence Rep. Moran Secures $750K for Lawrence Police

Lawrence Rep. Moran Secures $750K for Lawrence Police

  State Representative Frank A. Moran (D—Lawrence, Andover, Methuen) today announced that a state grant program the representative filed in this year’s state budget has resulted in over three quarters of…

Christmas Kitty ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Christmas Kitty  ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Dec. 2018 Who wouldn’t want to wake up on Christmas morning to find that Santa had gotten them a fluffy kitten as a Christmas gift? As…

Identity Politics and the Rise of 21st Century Witch Hunts

Identity Politics and the Rise of 21st Century Witch Hunts

By: Ken Willette – Dec. 2018 When I review Left-leaning social media memes and comments, I almost always have one of two reactions:–that either the people circulating these social media…

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HERO IN OUR MIDST: Peter Fantasia, 102-yr-old World War II US Army Medic

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HERO IN OUR MIDST: Peter Fantasia, 102-yr-old World War II US Army Medic

By: John Cuddy – Dec. 2018 Somerville’s Peter Fantasia, now living in Reading, Massachusetts at the Artis Senior Living, vividly described to me how he got captured near Rodalbe, France.…