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5 Year Capital Improvement Plan Prepared for Methuen Schools

5 Year Capital Improvement Plan Prepared for Methuen Schools

By: DJ Deeb – April, 2016 After several years of asking for an updated Capital Improvement Plan for Methuen Public Schools, Facilities Director Bruce Stella presented a comprehensive 5-year plan…

NAHS Chris Daniels Gets Scholarship, Advice from Hollywood Actor

NAHS Chris Daniels Gets Scholarship, Advice from Hollywood Actor

    Hollywood actor Steve Blackwood, who played a lead role on soap opera Days of Our Lives, appeared in TV shows like Quantum Leap, NYPD Blue, The Nanny and…

The Valley Patriot Print Edition #150, April, 2016 – Local Heroes Honored

The Valley Patriot Print Edition #150, April, 2016 – Local Heroes Honored

DOWNLOAD OR VIEW PDF of APRIL, 2016 Valley Patriot  Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1 Best Selling Author,…

Here Ye History Buff’s, Living History at Endicott State Park

Here Ye History Buff’s, Living History at Endicott State Park

By: Jennifer Jones – 4-12-18 On a brisk Saturday morning March 26, 2016, the troops rallied for a special event at Endicott Park in Danvers, Massachusetts from 11-2p. For people…

Auditor’s Office Provides Solutions to Address Fiscal Impacts on Municipalities

Auditor’s Office Provides Solutions to Address Fiscal Impacts on Municipalities

040616 5-Year Fiscal Impact Report 2011-2015 BOSTON, MA — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released recommendations about how the state can reduce its impact on municipal finances. The policy recommendations…

Haverhill Bank Donates $17,500 to West Newbury Causes

Haverhill Bank Donates $17,500 to West Newbury Causes

(FROM TIM COCO) HAVERHILL –  Replacement batting cages and dugouts are coming to the West Newbury Youth League and supporters of the town’s Council on Aging will receive a boost…

Special Olympics Young Athletes Program to Finish with a Bang After Two Successful Sessions

Special Olympics Young Athletes Program to Finish with a Bang After Two Successful Sessions

Merrimack College Sophomore completes the spring session of the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program at Merrimack College. North Andover – The Special Olympics Massachusetts Young Athletes Program in North Andover…

State Senate Passes Complicated Education Bill

State Senate Passes Complicated Education Bill

BOSTON – The State Senate passed legislation on Thursday, by a 22-13 vote, which seeks to help students in all public schools in the Commonwealth. Senate Bill 2203 “An Act…

Breaking the Homelessness Cycle in Lawrence

Breaking the Homelessness Cycle in Lawrence

By: Joe D’Amore-4-12-16 When the sun goes down and the amber street lights flicker on, the arches under the bridge where a large population of homeless people live take on…

Auditor Bump Meets with Student Auditors as Part of Student Government Day

Auditor Bump Meets with Student Auditors as Part of Student Government Day

North Chelmsford, Clinton Students Participate in 68th Annual Event BOSTON, MA –   State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump recently welcomed student State Auditors to the State House during the 68th Annual…

Legislators Tour Daybreak Homeless Shelter, Funding Needed

Legislators Tour Daybreak Homeless Shelter, Funding Needed

Over coffee and pastry, fifty people attended the first legislative open house at Daybreak Shelter in Lawrence, MA. In tight quarters, Carina Pappalardo, Chief Executive Officer, discussed the agency’s partnership…

State Fines Former Lawrence Mayor Lantigua Again for Refusing to Disclose Campaign Bank Activity

State Fines Former Lawrence Mayor Lantigua Again for Refusing to Disclose Campaign Bank Activity

By: Tom Duggan, 4-4-16 Former Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua is in trouble again with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF). The state’s political watchdog agency has fined…

School Faculty Turnover in the Merrimack Valley

School Faculty Turnover in the Merrimack Valley

By: Amy Berard – March, 2016 According to the most recent data available from the Massachusetts Department of Education, teacher retention rates vary from one Merrimack Valley district to the…

Maura Healey’s Medicaid Fraud Numbers Do Not Look Good

Maura Healey’s Medicaid Fraud Numbers Do Not Look Good

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – March, 2016 Healthcare costs are a huge percentage of the Commonwealth’s annual expense and a significant burden on both public and private employers’ budgets. Eventually…

A Healthy Vacation is Possible

A Healthy Vacation is Possible

By: Rick Bellanti – March, 2016 This week’s question came at the perfect time for me, as my plane just landed and I just returned from taking my daughter to…