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Sugar and Spice, Not so Nice

Sugar and Spice, Not so Nice

By: Rick Bellanti – August, 2016 As Def Leppard once said back in the 1980s, Pour Some Sugar on Me. But that’s about all I would do with sugar now,…

Technologies for Aging in Place

Technologies for Aging in Place

By: Celeste Begley – Aug, 2016 The proverbial “an apple a day will keep the doctor away” is today more likely “an app any time of day will keep the…

Paula’s Journey for Hope, A Methuen Woman’s Story

Paula’s Journey for Hope, A Methuen Woman’s Story

The family and friends of Paula Stamoulis Corey are uniting to raise money to help Paula get diagnostic care and treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Paula was diagnosed…

Closing the Loopholes on Drunk Driving Laws ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Closing the Loopholes on Drunk Driving Laws  ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives August, 2018 In July, the Massachusetts Senate passed legislation to promote the use of ignition interlock devices by OUI offenders, which test a driver’s…

Lawrence’s Al Zappala Named GM of Sicilian Football Team

Lawrence’s Al Zappala Named GM of Sicilian Football Team

Lawrence native Alfred M. Zappala was named General Manager today of the Elephants Catania American football team in Catania, Sicily bringing decades of experience to one of the most  storied franchises in…

5K Road Races – Have Some Fun

5K Road Races – Have Some Fun

By: Rick Bellanti – July, 2016 It’s that time and summer is fast approaching, which means the nicer weather will be bringing out all the competitive walkers, joggers and running…

Baby Boomer Brain Drain

Baby Boomer Brain Drain

By: Celeste Begley – July, 2016 America’s more than 76 million baby boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—are known for shaping new cultural trends in music, fashion, politics, the economy…

Free English Language Program for Adult Learners Starts this Fall at NECC in Lawrence

Free English Language Program for Adult Learners Starts this Fall at NECC in Lawrence

Free English classes for adult English language learners, who want to further their education or employment opportunities, will be offered at Northern Essex Community college beginning in September. This 16-week…

LARE Institute Grads Share Inspiring Stories

LARE Institute Grads Share Inspiring Stories

All eyes were on the sky as a plane circled overhead at the LARE Institute graduation celebration on June 16th. Students started snapping pictures of the message it was carrying,…

Veteran Employment and Housing Security ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Veteran Employment and Housing Security ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved omnibus veterans’ legislation in June known as the Veterans H.O.M.E. Act. State Senator Katy Ives – July, 2016 Senate Bill 2325, “An Act Relative to…

Yoga Discounts for North Andover Town Employees

Yoga Discounts for North Andover Town Employees

Yoga Offers Four Weeks of Unlimited Yoga for $75 with a Portion of the Proceeds to Directly Benefit The Giving Garden ANDOVER, MA – (July 1, 2016) – As a…

Public Rallies for Police, Speakers Talk of Importance of Supporting Police

Public Rallies for Police, Speakers Talk of Importance of Supporting Police

  More than 350 people rallied at Methuen High School last week to show their love and support for police officers and their families. The rally was organized to honor…

Community Rallies For Police, Officers Rally for their Citizens in Epic Valley Event Wednesday (7-20)

Community Rallies For Police, Officers Rally for their Citizens in Epic Valley Event Wednesday (7-20)

 ORIGINAL STORY In the wake of the executions of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Police officers, family members, and police survivors (families of officers killed in the line…

Publisher to Hold Rally to Support Police Officers & Their Families

Publisher to Hold Rally to Support Police Officers & Their Families

Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan has partnered with Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon to hold a rally in support of police officers and their families next week (July 20th) at…

“We’ve Got Your Back” – Residents, Veterans Serve Lunch to Methuen & Lawrence Police

“We’ve Got Your Back” – Residents, Veterans Serve Lunch to Methuen & Lawrence Police

PHOTOS|VIDEO CHIEF SOLOMON|VIDEO CHIEF FITZPATRICK Lawrence and Methuen Police were treated to a free lunch Friday afternoon thanks to JT Torres of New England Veterans’ Liberty House and resident volunteers from all…