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An Accounting of Your Tax Dollars in Georgetown -Spending on Absent Teachers Nearly Exceeds Fire Dept. Outlays

An Accounting of Your Tax Dollars in Georgetown -Spending on Absent Teachers Nearly Exceeds Fire Dept. Outlays

  By: Lonnie Brennan – November, 2013 According to the 2012 Georgetown earnings records, recently obtained by The Valley Patriot, the Georgetown School Department spent $331,585.09 on substitute teachers in…

Are We Asking too Much of Teachers and Students? – Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Are We Asking too Much of Teachers and Students? – Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By Dani Langevin – November, 2013 This is the mission statement of the Common Core Standards (CCS) that has been adopted by the Massachusetts Department of Education. “The Common Core…

Chanukah Celebrations to be held in the Valley – Sponsored by Chabad of North Andover/Merrimack Valley & The Valley Patriot

Chanukah Celebrations to be held in the Valley – Sponsored by Chabad of North Andover/Merrimack Valley & The Valley Patriot

Chanukah events with Chabad: November, 28 Menorah lighting in Middleton December, 2 Menorah lighting in North Andover December, 3 Jewish Heritage Night December, 4 Menorah lighting in Boxford. The Jewish…

FRIDAY! Celebrity Chef, Cookbook Author Mary Ann Esposito of Ciao Italia to Appear at Festival of Trees

FRIDAY! Celebrity Chef, Cookbook Author Mary Ann Esposito of Ciao Italia to Appear at Festival of Trees

The 20th Festival of Trees will kick off with the Emerald Anniversary Taste of the Festival on Friday, November 22, 2013 with special guest, celebrity Chef Mary Ann Esposito, of…

Erin Cox Owes North Andover an Apology – Valley Patriot Editorial (Nov. 2013)

Erin Cox Owes North Andover an Apology – Valley Patriot Editorial (Nov. 2013)

Former North Andover High School volleyball captain Erin Cox claimed she was being suspended from the team and lost her captaincy because of a “zero tolerance policy” at North Andover…

Erin Cox Confesses to Drinking at Underage Party That Gained National Attention – The History of a Bogus Media Story That Never Happened

Erin Cox Confesses to Drinking at Underage Party That Gained National Attention – The History of a Bogus Media Story That Never Happened

NORTH ANDOVER – Valley Patriot sources at Lawrence District Court and in law enforcement tell The Valley Patriot that North Andover volleyball player Erin Cox was in court last month…

Download PDF of the November, 2013 Edition of The Valley Patriot (#121)

Download PDF of the November, 2013 Edition of The Valley Patriot (#121)

Click Image or HERE to download PDF of the November, 2013 Edition of The Valley Patriot Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North…

Methuen Mayor’s Debate, Dan Rivera & More…. The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, November 2, 2013

Methuen Mayor’s Debate, Dan Rivera & More…. The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, November 2, 2013

  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1   In the first hour of today’s program we had a debate between Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni and City Councilor…

THE EMPTY CHAIR – (Exposing Addiction) Public Enemy #1

THE EMPTY CHAIR – (Exposing Addiction) Public Enemy #1

By: Phil Lahey, October, 2013 When it comes to drug addiction, who is public enemy #1? You might guess the drug dealer, or the one who introduced our kid to…

Protect Seniors Against Heightened Medication Risks

Protect Seniors Against  Heightened Medication Risks

By: Celleste Begley – October, 2013 Prescriptions can be the key to a longer, fuller life; but if not handled properly, they can also cause serious problems. To help us…

News from the American Legion – By John Lenotte

News from the American Legion – By John Lenotte

  By: John Lenotte – October, 2013 As a continuation from last month, there are a few additional items of note from the American Legion National Convention in Houston, TX.…

Andover, Dracut, Tewksbury Selectmen Meet to Perambulate the Towns’ Boarders

Andover, Dracut, Tewksbury Selectmen Meet to Perambulate the Towns’ Boarders

Andover, Dracut, Tewksbury MA…Saturday morning, September 28, at 9am, Selectman from Andover, Dracut, and Tewksbury meet at a town boundary stone “witness marker” from 1908 to conduct the required Perambulation…

George A. Flibotte, U.S. Army Air Corps – Valley Patriot of the Month (10-13)

George A. Flibotte, U.S. Army Air Corps – Valley Patriot of the Month (10-13)

By: Helen Mooradkanian – October, 2013 TEWKSBURY – Nineteen-year old George A. Flibotte, U.S. Army Air Corps, now of Tewksbury, was with the Ninth Air Force stationed across the English…

Methuen Voters Will Pick Three Councilors in At Large Race – Newcomers To Join Board

Methuen Voters Will Pick Three Councilors in At Large Race – Newcomers To Join Board

In the Methuen City Council At-Large race, voters are asked to elect three city councilors to represent the entire city. With At-Large City Councilor Jen Kannan running for mayor and…

The Valley Patriot’s New Teen Talk Columnist Ana Introduces Herself to Our Readers – TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

The Valley Patriot’s New Teen Talk Columnist Ana Introduces Herself to Our Readers – TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

EDITORS NOTE: This month we are resurrecting our Teen Talk column with 15-year-old Ana DeBernardo of Danvers who tells us she is very excited to write about being a teenager and a Latina.…