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New Hampshire’s Marijuana Law Betrays Small Government Principles

New Hampshire’s Marijuana Law  Betrays Small Government Principles

By: DJ Bettencourt – February, 2014 Granite Staters might assume that New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan’s pledge to veto legislation passed this month to legalize marijuana would end the discussion…

Computer Problems in the Veteran’s Administration

Computer Problems in the  Veteran’s Administration

By: John Lenotte – February, 2014 There have been a lot of news stories about the computer security problems at Target and other stores. Have you heard much about the…

THE EMPTY CHAIR SHOW – The Stigma of Addiction

THE EMPTY CHAIR SHOW – The Stigma of Addiction

By: Phil Lahey – February, 2014 Everyone knows that addicts are low life people who deserve what they get for choosing a life of addiction. Hell, I felt the same…

IN YOUR CORNER with KATY IVES – A Response to Court Rulings on Sentencing Juveniles Convicted of 1st Degree Murder

IN YOUR CORNER with KATY IVES – A Response to Court Rulings on Sentencing Juveniles Convicted of 1st Degree Murder

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – February, 2014 Senators Barry Finegold, (D-Andover), Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester), Richard Moore (D-Uxbridge), Eileen Donoghue (D-Lowell), James Timilty (D-Walpole), Joan Lovely (D-Salem), Richard Ross (R-Wrentham),…

PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan – Why is Lowell Wasting Your Tax Money on Hydrants?

PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan – Why is Lowell Wasting Your Tax Money on Hydrants?

MADE IN THE USA? FIRE HYDRANTS … REALLY? If you told me when we started this newspaper ten years ago that I would be writing a column about fire hydrants…

Salem Man Starts Home Makeover 7 Years After Haffners Contaminates Basement

Salem Man Starts Home Makeover  7 Years After Haffners Contaminates Basement

PAYING ATTENTION EXTRA Demers Family is Looking for Help from Valley Patriot Readers By: Tom Duggan – February, 2014 I’ve known Mike Demers since we were in high school together…

TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO – Marching for LIFE in Washington DC

TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO – Marching for LIFE in Washington DC

By: Ana Debernardo – February 2014 I’ve just returned home after spending four days in Washington, D.C., at the March for Life. About 80 kids from my school, and a…

February, 2014 Valley Patriot, Edition 124 – TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN

February, 2014 Valley Patriot, Edition 124 – TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN

RIGHT CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FEBRUARY 2014 VALLEY PATRIOT! (DOWNLOAD TIME 2MIN) Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former…

THE FBI’s VIOLENT CRIMES TASK FORCE SEEKS UNKNOWN SERIAL BANK ROBBER

THE FBI’s VIOLENT CRIMES TASK FORCE SEEKS UNKNOWN SERIAL BANK ROBBER

BOSTON, MASS – The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a serial bank robber, who is alleged to have robbed four banks in the…

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, February 8, 2014

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, February 8, 2014

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2  Starting the show off Tom was a bit lethargic after the Saint Patrick’s Day…

Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist Receives National Award from Pet Sitters International (PSI) 2013 Platinum PAW Award

Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist Receives National Award from Pet Sitters International (PSI) 2013 Platinum PAW Award

  Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist Tracey Zysk of North Andover, owner of Wiggles & Jiggles Pet Care has won a national award by Pet Sitter’s International for promoting quality pet care through…

Team Zingales Helped Burned out Family at Christmas

Team Zingales Helped Burned out Family at Christmas

  METHUEN - When Joe Zingales of Team Zingales at Remax Perferred in Methuen found out that Stephanie Santos and her children were burned out of their Perry Street home…

Methuen Teen Josh Flagg Vying for National Rubik’s Cube Championship

Methuen Teen Josh Flagg Vying for National Rubik’s Cube Championship

By: Tom Duggan – January. 2014 Methuen teenager Josh Flagg entered his first Rubik’s Cube contest in April of 2011 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His second competition was at…

Mylie Cyrus off the Deep End – TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

Mylie Cyrus off the Deep End – TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

By: Ana Montserrat de Bernardo – January, 2014 One of my family’s favorite movies is called “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”. It’s an old slapstick comedy that revolves around…

Now is the Time for the University of New Hampshire to Bring Back Baseball

Now is the Time for the University of New Hampshire to Bring Back Baseball

By: DJ Bettencourt – January, 2014 The founder of the modern Olympics, Pierre de Fredy, once observed that, “those who find themselves first in physical exercises are also first in…