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Lowell Student Wins Annual Congressional Art Competition

Lowell Student Wins Annual  Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Niki Tsongas would like to congratulate Halle Ferreira of Lowell, winner of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. Tsongas hosted an artists’ reception this past weekend at Mill No. 5…

Adventures in Transparency

Adventures in Transparency

By: Kathy Runge – May, 2015 Although, in my opinion, violating the Open Meeting Laws is not unusual for our city council, the newest show of disrespect for city residents…

Local Students Graduate from NECC

Local Students Graduate from NECC

    Over 1,300 associate degrees and certificates were awarded at Northern Essex Community College’s 53rd Annual Commencement Exercises which were held on Saturday, May 16th in the quadrangle on…

Local DJ’s Taking Your Requests Again!

Local DJ’s Taking Your Requests Again!

LOWELL – For those of you who listened to your favorite radio station, hoping your requests would be played, here is your chance again. 980WCAP AM, in Lowell, has a…

Valley Patriot Scholarship Presentation at Lawrence High Alumni Night, 5-14-15

Valley Patriot Scholarship Presentation at Lawrence High Alumni Night, 5-14-15

Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1 Best Selling Author, Host of the Paying Attention Radio Program on WCAP…

Stop 16 Year Olds From Voting in North Andover May 19th – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (May, 2015)

Stop 16 Year Olds From Voting in North Andover May 19th – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (May, 2015)

  At North Andover’s Annual Town meeting on May 19th, we urge the voters of North Andover to reject a proposal that would lower the town voting age to 16.…

NECC Baseball Team Headed to World Series for Fourth Year in a Row

NECC Baseball Team Headed to World Series for Fourth Year in a Row

For the fourth consecutive year, the Northern Essex Community College Knights baseball team will head to the NJCAA World Series. After a perfect 15-0 record in the Region XXI competition,…

How You are You? ~ TEEN TALK

How You are You? ~ TEEN TALK

By: Ana DeBernardo – April, 2015 I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned before in my columns that my sister and I are extremely close. Although it’s a bit difficult to do…

State Money for Methuen in Massachusetts House Budget

State Money for Methuen in Massachusetts House Budget

On Wednesday, the House concluded deliberations for the proposed FY16 with funding allocated for significant projects throughout the Merrimack Valley. In addition to the much toted $400,000.00 funding for the…

Andover 5K Walk/Run Set for Sunday, May 3 in Memory of Colleen Ritzer

Andover 5K Walk/Run Set for Sunday, May 3 in Memory of Colleen Ritzer

(ANDOVER, Massachusetts) – The second annual Step Up for Colleen 5K will be held in Andover this Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in memory of Colleen Ritzer. Proceeds…

Participation Trophies: The White Towel In The Ring – Babies & Briefcases

Participation Trophies: The White Towel In The Ring – Babies & Briefcases

By: Cheryl Hajjar – April, 2015 The new trend of “participation trophies” has a lot of parents scratching their heads. Is it right? Is it wrong? And more importantly, is it producing…

Bringing the State Senate to Our District – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Bringing the State Senate to Our District – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Ives – April, 2015 The Massachusetts State Senate organized eight days throughout the winter to host Commonwealth Conversations across the state, comprised of roundtables, forums and town…

Methuen Pride Shows in Behavior and Displays

Methuen Pride Shows  in Behavior and Displays

By: DJ Deeb - April, 2015 Methuen residents have much to be grateful for with members of the City Council working in conjunction with members of the Methuen Athletic Awareness…

Don’t Phase Me, Bro!

Don’t Phase Me, Bro!

By: Councilor Dan Grayton – April, 2015 The early months of 2015 are proving to be expensive for the City of Methuen. In addition to the approval of a 4.6…

Family and Friends of Murdered Child in 1985 Trying to Raise Money for Headstone

Family and Friends of Murdered Child in 1985 Trying to Raise Money for Headstone

The friends and family of a child murdered in 1985 are desperately trying to raise money for her headstone 30 years later.  By: Tom Duggan – 4-26-14 In 1985 a…