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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…

CORNER NAMED FOR PFC. THOMAS A. SULLIVAN, US ARMY ~ Valley Patriot of the Month

CORNER NAMED FOR PFC. THOMAS A. SULLIVAN, US ARMY ~ Valley Patriot of the Month

Last month, the City of Lawrence and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recognized the heroism of World War II veteran and former Lawrence native, Thomas A. Sullivan of the Army’s 338th…

Acadia Insurance Company Sues NH Man for Libel Over Boycott

Acadia Insurance Company Sues NH  Man for Libel Over Boycott

Mike Demers of Salem, NH Says His Boycott Website Has Ruffled Some Feathers at WR Berkeley  According to the New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services, Haffner’s Oil Company overfilled the…

Manchester’s Best, the 5 Best Summer Dates in the Queen City!

Manchester’s Best, the 5 Best Summer Dates in the Queen City!

By: Justess Jacobson – May, 2016 Summer is approaching, and with the quick arrival of warm weather and beautiful sunshine, you’ll want to spend your time with those you love!…

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Suspension is Victory for Merrimack Valley – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Suspension is Victory for Merrimack Valley – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives May, 2016 Kinder Morgan, a Houston, Texas-based energy infrastructure company, submitted its first letter related to their Northeast Energy Direct Project (NED Project) to the…

The Ugly Truth About Common Core Education

The Ugly Truth About Common Core Education

By: DJ Deeb – May, 2016 The debate over Common Core has been heating up over the past several months, especially with the Presidential and Congressional Elections looming. The purpose…

Valley Patriot of the Month – Sgt. RICHARD LUSSIER – U.S. Army Sgt. 78th Infantry Division

Valley Patriot of the Month – Sgt. RICHARD LUSSIER –  U.S. Army Sgt. 78th Infantry Division

NORTH ANDOVER – Last month The Valley Patriot went along with Gerard Maguire, the Veteran’s Services Coordinator for the towns of North Andover and Boxford as he delivered a custom…

Andover High Eliminates King & Queen of Prom, Crowns Two Boys to “Prom Court”, School Committee Never Notified or Approved Change

Andover High Eliminates King & Queen of Prom, Crowns Two Boys to “Prom Court”, School Committee Never Notified or Approved Change

By: Tom Duggan – May 25, 2016 The Valley Patriot has learned that Andover High School has changed their longstanding policy and tradition of crowning a king and queen of the…