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New Opportunities through the NECC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

New Opportunities through the NECC  Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives –  Jan. 2018 In the 2017 legislative session, I worked closely with Representative Frank Moran to get $1 million in state funding released that…

DEP Fines Safety-Kleen Systems in Salisbury for Hazardous Waste,  Underground Storage Tank Violations

DEP Fines Safety-Kleen Systems in Salisbury for Hazardous Waste,  Underground Storage Tank Violations

Company Works to Address Violations and Bring Facility Back into Compliance   BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has penalized Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., in Salisbury (a Wisconsin-based…

Police Arrest Lawrence Man in New Year’s Eve Murder on Reservoir St.

Police Arrest Lawrence Man in New Year’s Eve Murder on Reservoir St.

The Lawrence Police and The Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehensive Team have arrested 49 year old Jose Urena  of Lawrence for the execution of Jeffrie Santana-Peguero on New Year’s…

We Support The Osgood Project ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan. 2018)

We Support The Osgood Project ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan. 2018)

For once, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts got something right… at least for a while. Decriminalizing marijuana in Massachusetts as the state did several years ago, only made sense. It released…

Second Drive By Shooting on Willow St. in Lawrence, Bullet Holes Found in 1st and 2nd Floor Bedrooms

Second Drive By Shooting on Willow St. in Lawrence, Bullet Holes Found in 1st and 2nd Floor Bedrooms

By: Tom Duggan – Jan. 13, 2018 |8:10pm Lawrence police were called to Willow Street early Saturday night after another drive by shooting at the same house as a drive…

Rep. DiZoglio To Push Mandating Detox Time for Narcan Recipients

Rep. DiZoglio To Push Mandating Detox Time for Narcan Recipients

  Methuen State Representative Diana DiZoglio says she is ready to draft and introduce legislation which would require drug addicts who are given the life saving drug NARCAN, to be…

PDF of the Print Edition of The Valley Patriot – North Andover to Vote on Marijuana

PDF of the Print Edition of The Valley Patriot – North Andover to Vote on Marijuana

CLICK HERE FOR PDF OF PRINT EDITION    ValleyPatriotThe Valley Patriot is a free monthly print newspaper serving Northern Massachusetts, and Southern New Hampshire. The print edition is published by…

Glad To Be Back on the School Committee

Glad To Be Back on the School Committee

By: DJ Deeb – Dec. 2017 Although I ran unopposed in the recent municipal elections, it is nice to know that I am officially back on the Methuen School Committee.…

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ Dec. 2017 – HEROES OF THE YEAR, STUPID POLITICIANS AND MORE

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ Dec. 2017 – HEROES OF THE YEAR, STUPID POLITICIANS AND MORE

The Firefighter’s Relief’s In at 1 Market Street in Lawrence is celebrating yet another anniversary and as one of their biggest cheerleaders I couldn’t be more thrilled. Next month we…

Is the Snowbird or Sunbird Life for You? ~ YOUR MONEY with ALEX TALCOTT

Is the Snowbird or Sunbird Life for You? ~ YOUR MONEY with ALEX TALCOTT

By: Alex Talcott – Dec. 2017 As the saying goes, birds of a feather flock together. In the case of snowbirds and sunbirds— affectionate nicknames for traveling retirees—this is doubly…

The Good Doctor: Network TV’s Best New Drama ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

The Good Doctor: Network TV’s Best New Drama ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Billy Cushing – Dec. 2017 When Bates Motel ended its 5-season run in April, it didn’t take long for its star, Freddie Highmore, to get another gig. Now he…

Lawrence Man Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Falsifying Audio Recordings in Federal Investigation

Lawrence Man Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Falsifying Audio Recordings in Federal Investigation

Defendant was paid cooperator for Internal Revenue Service  BOSTON – A Lawrence man who was working as a paid cooperator for the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in…

Be the Change… ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

Be the Change… ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Dec. 2017 As I was strolling through the mall doing some early Christmas shopping, I saw a sign that said “Be the change you want to…

Public Awareness for Compromised Public Waterways

Public Awareness for Compromised Public Waterways

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – Dec. 2017 I recently testified in front of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture on a bill I co-sponsored, S448 An…

Mass Lottery Jackpot Total over $1B for Weekend Drawings

Mass Lottery Jackpot Total over $1B for Weekend Drawings

Powerball jackpot at $550 million, Mega Millions jackpot at $445 million, in-state Megabucks Doubler jackpot at $8.2 million BRAINTREE, MA (JANUARY 4, 2018) – More than $1 billion dollars are available to be won…