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Friends of Merrimack Valley Hospice Bring Comfort to Patients

Friends of Merrimack Valley  Hospice Bring Comfort to Patients

July, 2015 Friends of Merrimack Valley Hospice is supporting the patients and families served by Merrimack Valley Hospice House with their recent purchase of recliners for each of the private…

Signs of Heat Stroke in Cats

Signs of Heat Stroke in Cats

By: Tracey Zysk – July, 2015 It’s common to hear about dogs getting heat stroke but did you realize your cat can become overheated? Especially those felines that like to…

Dog Summer Camp at Woof Woof Doggie Daycare & Boarding

Dog Summer Camp at Woof Woof Doggie Daycare & Boarding

  Windham, NH – Summer camp for dogs? If you had to read that twice, don’t be fooled. Summer camps have been proven to be beneficial for children, yet dogs…

Sheriff Cousins Needs A New Approach to Opiod Addiction

Sheriff Cousins Needs A New  Approach to Opiod Addiction

By: Jerry Robito – July, 2015 Working in corrections for over thirty-four years, I have seen countless inmates return to jail for opiate addiction related crimes. The problem today is…

The Kool Aid world of Obamacare ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

The Kool Aid world of Obamacare ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – July, 2015 The US Supreme Court recently ruled in King v. Burwell that the health insurance subsidies written into the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare)…

So Are You Open Minded or Not ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA

So Are You Open Minded or Not ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA

By: Ana Montserrat DeBernardo – July, 2015 Any well-mannered person living in the twenty-first century is acutely aware that when it comes to small talk, politics and religion are two…

IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

By: Cindy Annis – July, 2015 For those of you who listen to 980WCAP in the evening, you may have noticed a new music show on three nights a week.…

Gloucester’s Angels Program

Gloucester’s Angels Program

By: Joe D’Amore – July, 2015 Angels are descending on the city of Gloucester through an innovative program proposed by Police Chief Leonard Campanello to help people battling opiate addiction.…

7th Grade Murder Victim Remembered 30 Years Later with Headstone

7th Grade Murder Victim Remembered 30 Years Later with Headstone

July, 2015 When Christy Rivera and her friend Lisa Henshall called into Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan’s radio show on 980WCAP a few weeks ago, they had no idea the…

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Lawrence Cogswell, Valley Patriot of the Month Pt. III

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Lawrence Cogswell, Valley Patriot of the Month Pt. III

READ PART I HERE   READ PART II HERE By: Sid Smith – July, 2015 Before each individual squadron takeoff, it required the efforts of thousands of people involved in intelligence,…

Natural Immunity: The Road Less Traveled

Natural Immunity:  The Road Less Traveled

By: Stephanie Jaskot – July, 2015 Making the best decisions for your family isn’t an easy thing to do. Questioning the ‘norms’ in America can cause you to be degraded…

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…