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Volunteers Leave American Training Homes With New Deck, New Yard, and Many Smiles

Volunteers Leave American Training Homes With New Deck, New Yard, and Many Smiles

Rain or shine took on a whole new meaning late last month when Catholic HEART Workcamp volunteers arrived at American Training. The volunteers, aged 8th grade through college, arrived Monday,…

Veterans Hold Service in Lowell for Soldiers Killed in Tennessee Muslim Terrorist Attack

Veterans Hold Service in Lowell for Soldiers Killed in Tennessee Muslim Terrorist Attack

  More than 125 people showed up last night at the Lowell VFW, as Veterans Assisting Veterans held a memorial service for the four marines and one navy seaman who were…

Calling Hours for Former Lawrence School Committeeman Jim Vittorioso

Calling Hours for Former Lawrence School Committeeman Jim Vittorioso

Former Lawrence School Committeeman Jim Vittorioso has passed away. Vittorioso was a teacher in the Lawrence public schools and at the Greater Lawrence Technical School. He served as a school…

Fran Gradzewicz Cites Personal Story in Testimony on End of Life Care

Fran Gradzewicz Cites Personal Story in Testimony on End of Life Care

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell July, 2105 Francis “Fran” Gradzewicz, longtime resident of Methuen, was joined by her husband Thomas, her daughter Karen Hayden, and myself, as they brought…

Feds Mandate School Lunch Increase for Methuen ~ Schools to Start Before Labor Day

Feds Mandate School Lunch Increase for Methuen ~ Schools to Start Before Labor Day

By: DJ Deeb – July, 2015 June proved to be a busy and interesting month for Methuen Public Schools. The Federal Government is once again meddling in our schools through…

Massachusetts’ Public Record Law One Step Closer to Reality

Massachusetts’ Public Record Law One Step Closer to Reality

July 16, 2015 BOSTON – Next Wednesday, the state’s public records law will be one step closer to being a real law with real penalties, after forty years of being merely…

The Pulse Tom Duggan fills in for John MacDonald. Guest: Senator L’Italien

The Pulse Tom Duggan fills in for John MacDonald. Guest: Senator L’Italien

The Pulse with John MacDonald and Tom Duggan.  LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD HERE  Tonight, Tom Duggan filed in for John. IN the first half of the show he interviewed State Senator…

VIDEO: North Andover Police Looking for Hit and Run Suspect Who Struck Pedestrian

VIDEO: North Andover Police Looking for Hit and Run Suspect Who Struck Pedestrian

  The North Andover Police Department is investigating a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian. On Sunday, July 5, 2015 at approximately 6:20pm a pedestrian was struck in front…

Pelletier Family Gives Powerful Testimony in Support of Justina’s Law

Pelletier Family Gives Powerful Testimony in Support of Justina’s Law

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – July 3, 2015 Valley Patriot readers may be familiar with the 17 month long ordeal suffered by young Justina Pelletier at the hands of the Massachusetts…

Haverhill Mayor Fiorentini Announces Deal with Outside Electric Companies to Lower Rates

Haverhill Mayor Fiorentini Announces Deal with Outside Electric Companies to Lower Rates

July 1, 2015 This past winter, Haverhill residents were hit hard with staggering increases in their electric bills. Basic service electric rates have gone up by an unbelievable 37%.   Wednesday,…

VisionMax-Cinema 95 in Salisbury to show Christian Film: “Faith of our Fathers”

VisionMax-Cinema 95 in Salisbury to show Christian Film: “Faith of our Fathers”

Next month The Valley Patriot will be publishing an interview with one of the writers of Faith of Our Fathers, Tom Saab of Salisbury. The movie will be shown at…

The Warning Signs of Financial Abuse ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

The Warning Signs of  Financial Abuse ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar – June, 2015 Many of us at one point in our lives have either been in an abusive relationship or have known someone in an abusive relationship.…

Baker’s Public Safety Secretary Changes Security in Prisons in Response to NY Prison Break

Baker’s Public Safety Secretary Changes Security in Prisons in Response to NY Prison Break

    June 30, 2015 Secretary of Public Safety Daniel Bennett today announced a reformed security procedure regarding access by attorneys to clients held in Department of Correction facilities in…

Spend a Day Boating With Your Dog

Spend a Day Boating  With Your Dog

By: Tracy Zysk – June, 2015 Summer is here, and if you are like most New Englanders, at some point over the next couple of months you will be on…

Access to Public Records is a Matter of Life or Death

Access to Public Records is a Matter of Life or Death

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – June, 2015 This month, Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan was front and center in this state’s media environment for a couple of days. Most media people referred to him…

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