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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…

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.…

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…

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…

Soul Searching at North Andover High, Students Meet Author Patrick MacDonald

Soul Searching at North Andover High, Students Meet Author Patrick MacDonald

  By: Christine Morabito – June 10, 2014  When Justin Bilton asked his English class to read the memoir, “All Souls: A Family Story from Southie,” something amazing happened. Even…

Good Times Gala Celebrates accomplishments of American Training’s Guests, Leaves Lots of Smiles on Attendees

Good Times Gala Celebrates accomplishments of American Training’s Guests, Leaves Lots of Smiles on Attendees

 Ask anyone who attended American Training’s Celebrate Good Times Gala what their favorite part of the formal evening was and you’ll get the same answer every time – the ear-to-ear…

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, Police Chief Announce Crackdown on Noise, Police Sweeps Through Troubled Areas

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, Police Chief Announce Crackdown on Noise, Police Sweeps Through Troubled Areas

Chief Says Weekend Patrol Shifts to be Dedicated to Noise Complaints By: Tom Duggan and Jon Bergeron – May 24, 2014 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, flanked by Police Chief Fitzpatrick…

Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives Invites Senate Committee on Drug Addiction Treatment to Methuen for Hearing

Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives Invites Senate Committee  on Drug Addiction Treatment to Methuen for Hearing

By Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives The Massachusetts State Senate has formed a special committee to study drug addiction and treatment options in Massachusetts and aims to address an epidemic of…

Lawrence High Alumni Gives More Than $74K in Scholarships; Mayor Rivera Tells Students “Don’t Be Afraid to Fail!”

Lawrence High Alumni Gives More Than $74K in Scholarships; Mayor Rivera Tells Students “Don’t Be Afraid to Fail!”

By: Tom Duggan - May 15, 2014 PHOTO GALLERY| VIDEO OF EVENT VIDEO OF MAYOR'S SPEECH Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, a 1989 graduate of Lawrence High School gave the keynote…

Protecting Kids – In Your Corner with Katy Ives

Protecting Kids  – In Your Corner with Katy Ives

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives April, 2014 April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. I’m glad to report two recent developments that will strengthen safety for our children in the Commonwealth.…

We must Remove the Most Vulnerable Children in Danger

We must Remove the Most Vulnerable Children in Danger

By: Joe D’Amore – April, 2014 There are heroes who work with foster families and children in Massachusetts and are on the front line of caring for children at risk…

MA Communities Unite to Combat Heroin Epidemic

MA Communities Unite to Combat Heroin Epidemic

By: Christine Morabito – March 2014 Because of its proximity to Interstates 495, 95 and 93, the Merrimack Valley has been uniquely impacted by a shocking increase in heroin and prescription…

NIMBYS – The Empty Chair Show – By Phil Lahey

NIMBYS – The Empty Chair Show – By Phil Lahey

By: Phi Lahey – March, 2014 For those of you who don’t know what that stands for, it means “Not in My Backyard”. Lately there has been much media attention…

THE EMPTY CHAIR SHOW – The Stigma of Addiction

THE EMPTY CHAIR SHOW – The Stigma of Addiction

By: Phil Lahey – February, 2014 Everyone knows that addicts are low life people who deserve what they get for choosing a life of addiction. Hell, I felt the same…

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