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Solomon: Methuen to Use Shooter Detection Technology in Schools

Solomon: Methuen to Use Shooter Detection Technology in Schools

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2014 Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon appeared on 980WCAP’s Paying Attention Radio Program earlier this month to reveal a new safety measure being implemented in…

7 Dangerous Apps That Every Parent Needs to Know About ~ A Look Into Some of the Scariest Apps for your Kids

7 Dangerous Apps That Every  Parent Needs to Know About ~ A Look Into Some of the Scariest Apps for your Kids

By: Kristen Peaks – July, 2014 I work in public relations at Cook Children’s. It’s my job to be on social networking sites, peruse the internet and keep up with…

Real Role Models Today ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

Real Role Models Today ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

By: Anna DeBernardo – July, 2014 ​The phrase “skinny as a twig” seems to be one used too often when referring to the majority of celebrities that dominate today’s media.…

Kids and Boredom: The Black Hole of the Electronics Age ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

Kids and Boredom: The Black Hole of the Electronics Age ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar – July, 2014 It was the summer of 1983 and quite often my mother and aunt would haul 4 kids in the car and head to the…

Hampstead Academy, An Opportunity For Your Child to Succeed

Hampstead Academy, An Opportunity For Your Child to Succeed

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2014 The Hampstead Academy private grammar school in Hampstead, NH was first opened in 1978 as the Atkinson Learning Center and services kids from pre-K…

Humanitarian Crisis? Try Invasion!

Humanitarian Crisis? Try Invasion!

By: Jeff Katz – July, 2014 When you look for the definition of a nation, you immediately will see that there is mention of a specified piece of territory with…

Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon: Methuen Schools to Pilot Indoor Shooter Detection System

Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon: Methuen Schools to Pilot Indoor Shooter Detection System

Paying Attention is hosted by Tom Duggan, Co-host Paul Murano (was off this week). and is produced by Chris Poublon. Paying Attention and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell. VIDEO BELOW.…

The VA Hospital, Memorial Day and More

The VA Hospital, Memorial Day and More

By: John Lenotte – June 2014 American Legion I am sure that most of you are aware of all the problems with the VA Health Care System. This has been…

What is Happiness – Teen talk with Ana DeBernardo

What is Happiness – Teen talk with Ana DeBernardo

By Ana DeBernardo – June, 2014 This past week, my class was asked to write a paragraph on what “happiness” means to us and what our own idea of happiness…

Social Security, Retirement, and Employment Law

Social Security, Retirement,  and Employment Law

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – June, 2014 Since Social Security and various retirement and disability programs are at least, in part, funded through employee payroll deductions, I thought it might…

Health Care at Dept. of Veterans Affairs … What Went Wrong?

Health Care at Dept. of Veterans Affairs … What Went Wrong?

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – June, 2014 A decorated General resigns, a President is besieged, and a certain Arizona Senator is fit to be tied. Newspapers say the VA is…

In VA Scandal, Granite Staters Bear a Unique Culpability

In VA Scandal, Granite Staters Bear a Unique Culpability

By: D.J. Bettencourt – June, 2014 Those unfamiliar with the Veterans Administration (VA) scandal have undoubtedly still heard of the hullabaloo of political leaders and bureaucrats deflecting blame for the…

Local Authors Win Prestigious National Book Award with Cracker Jack

Local Authors Win Prestigious National Book Award with Cracker Jack

June, 2014 Peter E. Randall Publisher is pleased to announce that the newest book by Tom Zappala and Ellen Zappala, The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball’s Prized Players, was awarded a…

After Being Kidnapped by Department of Children and Families, Justina Pelletier is Home Free

After Being Kidnapped by Department of Children and Families, Justina Pelletier is Home Free

  By: Bharani Padmanabhan MD PhD – June 18, 2014 Justina Pelletier, one of four children of Lou and Linda Pelletier, was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease by Dr Mark Korson at…

Star of Music Videos, TV and Movies: Methuen’s Brittany Baldi’s Path to Success and How You Too, Can Get Into Show Business

Star of Music Videos, TV and Movies: Methuen’s Brittany Baldi’s Path to Success and How You Too, Can Get Into Show Business

  By: Tom Duggan – June, 2014 The Valley Patriot sat down with Methuen’s Brittany Baldassari, known in the entertainment business as Brittany Baldi to talk about her success, and see…