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City Clerk’s Issue Shines Light on Delinquency of Plan E Government

  By: Gerry Nutter – October, 2011 The City of Lowell operates under the Plan E form of Government. That forms calls for the City Council to be the presiding…

Top 40 – Taxpayer Supported Earners

Top 40 – Taxpayer  Supported  Earners

  By: Lawrence “Lonnie” Brennan -September, 2011 As we head into an important fiscal year, with the first of what has been promised to be several tax-overrides recently approved, we…

Caylee’s Law: Report Missing Children

  By: State Senator Steve Baddour – September, 2011 For nearly a year, it was difficult to escape the media coverage surrounding the disappearance and death of two year old…

Youth Engagement in Local Government

Youth Engagement in Local Government

  By: Diana Fay DZoglio – September, 2011   METHUEN – Has anyone spoken to our local high school students lately about the upcoming local elections? I have, and am…

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford

By: Ronnie Ford – June, 2011 Naomi Klien’s “The Shock Doctrine” is a New York Times best seller. It is a scary book explaining the many machinations and illegal activities…

Valley Students Attend Pre-boot Camp Training

Valley Students Attend Pre-boot Camp Training

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2011 Local U.S. Marine recruiters in The Valley got their first look at the latest batch of recruits last month at Ft. Devans Army Base…

Random, Mostly Non-Political Observations about The Valley

Random, Mostly Non-Political Observations about The Valley

By: Jamison Tomasek - June, 2011 I noticed from Facebook the number of people that grew up in Lawrence and settled in the Merrimack Valley is very high. While this…

Hundreds Rally to Save Saint Mary’s School

Hundreds Rally to Save Saint Mary’s School

Catholic Church to Close Saint Mary’s After Promising to keep it Open By: Tom Duggan – May, 2011 Hundreds of students, parents and supporters of Saint Mary’s School of the…

The Haverhill STARS for Special Olympic training

The Haverhill STARS for Special Olympic training

  COURTESY HAVERHILL STARLIGHT   HAVERHILL – On Tuesday March 2nd, STARS Director, Diane Fasulo presented Opportunity Works Haverhill with a Certificate of Excellence on behalf of all the STARS…

Watts Water Technologies Supports Community with $750K Donation to the YMCA

  April – 2011 ANDOVER – The Merrimack Valley YMCA announced last month that Watts Water Technologies, a leading manufacturer of flow control products for the water quality, residential plumbing…

Source of Waste being Dumped into Shawsheen Traced Back to Local Businesses

Source of Waste being Dumped into Shawsheen Traced Back to Local Businesses

February, 2011 Valley Patriot readers will recall that last summer, residents living near the Shawsheen River reported the smell of raw sewage and a foul, cloudy discharge coming from a…

Local brothers raise needed funds for Merrimack Valley Hospice House

Local brothers raise needed funds for  Merrimack Valley Hospice House

  January, 2011 HAVERHILL. – Two local brothers have made an extraordinary effort to raise funds for the Merrimack Valley Hospice House this holiday season. During the Ocasio’s True Martial…

North Andover Merchants Association, A year in review

  By: Valley Patriot Staff – December, 2010 The North Andover Merchants Association is an organization made up of North Andover businesses. We are committed to improving North Andover through…

Caring for elderly loved ones with disease

  By: Teri Mercier – September, 2010 Taking care of an elderly loved one is no easy task. When disease is involved, it becomes even more challenging. People who care…

A “Thank You” to the ‘Friends of Erie’

A “Thank You” to the ‘Friends of Erie’

  By; Lonnie Brennan – September, 2010 The truck is paid off! Five simple words have never meant so much to so many of our Georgetown neighbors, and the members…