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Holy Family Hospital to Host a Senior Lunch on the Importance of Taking Care of Retinas

Holy Family Hospital to Host a Senior Lunch on the Importance of Taking Care of Retinas

Haverhill, MA – The importance of taking care of your retinas for optimal vision will be the topic during Senior Lunch at Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill on March 6, 2018.…

Funeral Arrangements for Hero In Our Midst Robert “Bob” McCann

Funeral Arrangements for Hero In Our Midst Robert “Bob” McCann

UPDATE…. 2-10-18 ARRANGEMENTS HAVE CHANGED: Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Sunday February 11, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm at The Dewhirst-Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen.…

Opioid Crisis in MA and NH: Death Rate Highest in LAWRENCE

Opioid Crisis in MA and NH: Death Rate Highest in LAWRENCE

  By: Ira Keltz and Quianna Roy The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports that in 2016 there were 2094 opioid-related overdose deaths in the Commonwealth, which was up a…

“Lucky” Lottery Terminal to Visit Patriots Proshop Wednesday

“Lucky” Lottery Terminal to Visit Patriots Proshop Wednesday

“LUCKY” THE LOTTERY TERMINAL TO VISIT PATRIOTS PROSHOP WEDNESDAY Machine that sold $758.7 million winning Powerball ticket hoping to share luck with Patriots fans as they gear up for big…

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…

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…

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.…

Hero Among Us at the Garden

Hero Among Us at the Garden

  By: Shawn Hansen – Dec. 2017 For Dorothy “Dot” Hayes of the Jason Hayes Foundation, her week ended being honored in center court at the Boston Celtics/Orlando Magic game…

Methuen Fire Donates Coats to Families in Need

Methuen Fire Donates Coats to Families in Need

  The Methuen Fire Department and Methuen Firefighters Local 1691 teamed up with Columbia Gas to hand out 88 coats, hats, and gloves to children as part of Operation Warm…

We Stand with Turtle Boy Sports ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, Dec. 2017

We Stand with Turtle Boy Sports ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, Dec. 2017

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL December, 2017 Last month this editorial page highlighted the problem of corporate social media tech-giants (like Facebook and Twitter) censoring political messages their employees don’t agree with.…

MassDEP Fines CIL, Inc. of Lawrence  $18,690 for Hazardous Waste Management and Air Quality Violations 

MassDEP Fines CIL, Inc. of Lawrence  $18,690 for Hazardous Waste Management and Air Quality Violations 

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has penalized CIL, Inc., a metal finishing business in Lawrence, $18,690 for several hazardous waste management and air quality violations. MassDEP…

State Declares Lawrence Police Officer Eugene Scanlon Killed in the Line of Duty 45 Years Later

State Declares Lawrence Police Officer Eugene Scanlon Killed in the Line of Duty 45 Years Later

By: Tom Duggan, Jr. – Dec. 1, 2017 Earlier this year The Valley Patriot learned about Lawrence Police Officer Jeremaiah O’Connor had died in the line of duty back in…

Lawrence Rep. Frank A. Moran Announces Bond Projects New Lawrence Police Station, Local Projects

Lawrence Rep. Frank A. Moran Announces Bond Projects New Lawrence Police Station, Local Projects

BOSTON – After more than 60 years of working in a crumbling building every day, the men and women of the Lawrence police department may finally be getting a new…

Thanksgiving: The Natural and Supernatural ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

Thanksgiving: The  Natural and Supernatural ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Nov. 2017 At the end of each November we commemorate a peace meal between two warring parties. We call it Thanksgiving. The word ‘Thanksgiving’ in Greek…

VALLEY PATRIOT WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT – BAKER/DIMAURO

VALLEY PATRIOT WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT – BAKER/DIMAURO

Jenn Baker ​and Tripper (Alfredo III) ​DiMauro were married by the sea on September 9, 2017 at Shining Tides in Mattapoisett, MA. The bride is the daughter of Christopher Menz…