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EMPTY CHAIR SHOW Exposing Addiction

EMPTY CHAIR SHOW Exposing Addiction

By: Phil Lahey – December, 2013 Well the elections are over and I would like to congratulate all the winners. It’s now up to you to fulfill all the promises…

An Assignment on “Forbidden Love” – TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

An Assignment on “Forbidden Love” – TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

By: Anna DeBernardo – December, 2013 This past week, my Spanish teacher required the class to write an essay about amor prohibido, or “forbidden love”. The assignment was given after…

The Merrimack Valley Sandbox -Creating a Path For Entrepreneurs

The Merrimack Valley Sandbox -Creating a Path For Entrepreneurs

 By: Cheryl Hajjar – December, 2013 As the Yuletide spirit is among us, and the frenzy of holiday shopping has begun, 17 budding entrepreneurs from the Merrimack Valley are preparing…

It’s Changed AGAIN! Lawrence Inauguration Ceremony Rescheduled AGAIN

It’s Changed AGAIN! Lawrence Inauguration Ceremony Rescheduled AGAIN

Mayor-Elect Dan Rivera Reschedules Inauguration Weekend UPDATED JAN. 2, 2013 Ceremony at 9:00 AM Saturday and Gala at 7:00 PM Saturday Lawrence, MA (January 2, 2014) – Mayor-Elect Dan Rivera…

Festival of Trees Calling for 2014 Historic Preservation Grant Applicants

Festival of Trees Calling for 2014  Historic Preservation Grant Applicants

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 The Festival of Trees, Inc. is calling for applicants for its 2014 Historic Preservation Grant Program. This Methuen-based non-profit organization raises money through its…

Mass. State Trooper “Neko” Gets Extra Protection With Donation from Pomerleau Family

Mass. State Trooper “Neko” Gets Extra Protection With Donation from Pomerleau Family

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 The Family of Walter and Gabe Pomerleau donated a $1,000 bulletproof vest for the Massachusetts State Police K9 unit through a non-profit organization called…

Firefighter Sullivan, Detective DeLano Honored by Methuen Exchange

Firefighter Sullivan, Detective DeLano Honored by Methuen Exchange

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 The Methuen Exchange Club presented Methuen Police Detective John Delano with their Police Officer of the Year Award at their annual dinner banquet last…

The Two Old Men and the Sea, Lifelong Barbers, Friends Reunited after 50 Years

The Two Old Men and the Sea, Lifelong Barbers, Friends Reunited after 50 Years

It’s a weekend afternoon, and a young father and mother walk through the doors of the newly opened “Frank’s Barber Shop” on 150 Main Street in North Andover. Two boys…

The challenge of Growing Wages, Jobs and our Small Business Economy – IN YOUR CORNER with Senator Ives

The challenge of Growing Wages, Jobs and our Small Business Economy –  IN YOUR CORNER with Senator Ives

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – December, 2013 At the end of this year’s legislative session, the Senate took up a bill to increase Massachusetts’ minimum wage rate from the…

Dying to Teach – Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Dying to Teach – Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – December, 2013 In 1927, fifty-five year old Andrew Kehoe, school board treasurer in Bath, Michigan shot his wife, fire-bombed his own barn then set off a…

Why Did Salisbury Refuse to Cash $15K Check from Tomaselli Sisters?

Why Did Salisbury Refuse to Cash $15K Check from Tomaselli Sisters?

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 In the ongoing battle between the Town of Salisbury and the Tomaselli sisters over the Town’s efforts to take their property, Town Manager Neil…

Valley Patriot of the Month – HERO IN OUR MIDST: Sergeant Thomas F. Siopes, U.S. Army

Valley Patriot of the Month – HERO IN OUR MIDST: Sergeant Thomas F. Siopes, U.S. Army

By: Helen Mooradkanian – December, 2013 In the early dawn hours of March 25, 1969, in the rice paddies of South Vietnam, near Bong Son, in the province of Binh…

Why You Should Go Grain-Free

Why You Should Go Grain-Free

By: Dr. Jin Sung – November, 2013 If you have a chronic health condition you should consider going grain free for 30 days to see if there is reduction of…

Help for Teens Struggling with Their Faith – TEEN TALK with Ana Debernardo

Help for Teens Struggling with Their Faith – TEEN TALK with Ana Debernardo

By: Ana DeBernardo - November, 2013 Over the summer, I attended a Christian camp called C.A.M.P.S., an acronym that stands for Christ As My Personal Savior. This was my second consecutive…

HERO IN OUR MIDST: LT JG Gerald L. Halterman, USN, Pearl Harbor Survivor

HERO IN OUR MIDST: LT JG Gerald L. Halterman, USN, Pearl Harbor Survivor

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH By Helen Mooradkanian – November, 2013 At 6:54 a.m. Sunday, December 7, 1941, the quiet midnight watch was about to end for 20-year old Gerald…