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Pelletier Family Gives Powerful Testimony in Support of Justina’s Law

Pelletier Family Gives Powerful Testimony in Support of Justina’s Law

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – July 3, 2015 Valley Patriot readers may be familiar with the 17 month long ordeal suffered by young Justina Pelletier at the hands of the Massachusetts…

Spend a Day Boating With Your Dog

Spend a Day Boating  With Your Dog

By: Tracy Zysk – June, 2015 Summer is here, and if you are like most New Englanders, at some point over the next couple of months you will be on…

THE DOCTOR IS IN! – Thoughts on Addiction

THE DOCTOR IS IN! – Thoughts on Addiction

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan, MD June, 2015 Human beings are hardwired towards addiction. Modern society has evolved a mind-boggling number of traps that ensnare members of the human family in…

Newburyport Summertime Happenings!

Newburyport Summertime Happenings!

By: Rebeccah Pearson – June, 2015 NewburyportGuide.com Getting ready for a fun filled summer of happenings here in the Greater Newburyport Area? We have some great MUST DO events for…

Merrimack Valley’s Queer Youth and Gay Straight Alliance in Grammar Schools

Merrimack Valley’s Queer Youth and Gay Straight Alliance in Grammar Schools

By: Dani Langevin: June, 2015 Last month I had the pleasure of visiting Methuen High School and sitting in on a meeting of the GSA (Gay Straight Alliance). Several of…

Fired Lawrence Counselor Says She Wants to be Made Whole

Fired Lawrence Counselor Says She Wants to be Made Whole

By: Tom Duggan  -June, 2015 A fired guidance counselor in the Lawrence Public Schools, Brenda Sudol-Kirwin, won an arbitration hearing against the schools in August of 2013, for sick leave…

Methuen Schools to Start Before Labor Day

Methuen Schools to Start Before Labor Day

By: DJ Deeb – June, 2015 The end of the school year is always an exciting time for students, parents, teachers, and support staff. May and June are always busily…

Haverhill Police Arrest Methuen Man Masturbating in Front of Children in His Car

Haverhill Police Arrest Methuen Man Masturbating in Front of Children in His Car

June 26, 2105 Haverhill Police Detectives say they arrested Methuen resident Matthew Homan (33, of 40 Danberry Dr.) on 2 counts of Open and Gross Lewdness earlier this week. According…

What’s Happened to Our Humanity? by Jeff Katz

What’s Happened to Our Humanity? by Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – June, 2015 In early May, the Beegle family of Portland, Oregon was flying home from Orlando, Florida. Mom and dad with two children in tow. What…

Methuen Mayor Zanni Brings Science to Fourth Graders

Methuen Mayor Zanni Brings Science to Fourth Graders

METHUEN – Will an orange float in a bucket of water? What if it is peeled? The fourth-graders at St. Monica School and those in Christine Habib’s class at the…

North Andover Educator Awarded 2015 C-SPAN Fellowship

North Andover Educator Awarded 2015 C-SPAN Fellowship

Hosts DiZoglio for Civic Education Day at North Andover Middle School   Patrick McGravey, head of the social studies department at North Andover Middle School, was recently awarded the 2015…

Athenian Corner’s Concerts on the Corner is BACK this Summer! (Schedule)

Athenian Corner’s Concerts on the Corner is BACK this Summer! (Schedule)

Downtown Lowell rocks again this summer as the 6th season of Thursday Night Concerts on the Corner kicks off June 18th.   The 2015 Season begins this Thursday with Reverend J.J. &…

Is Your Child Addicted To Video Games? ~ Babies and Briefcases

Is Your Child Addicted To Video Games? ~ Babies and Briefcases

By: Cheryl Hajjar – May, 2015 Gamers come in all different shapes and sizes. Everyone of us knows a gamer who sits in front the TV and plays on Xbox…

STEAM Presentation at Hampstead Academy

STEAM Presentation at Hampstead Academy

Hampstead – On Tuesday, April 21st, Hampstead Academy hosted a presentation by Kyle Scofield, IT Manager at Technology Seed, to talk about the future of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering,…

Andover Teen’s Eagle Scout Project Benefits Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence

Andover Teen’s Eagle Scout Project Benefits Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence

May, 2015 For his Eagle Scout project, 16-year-old Henry Duerr of Andover wanted to work on a project that was personally meaningful to him and beneficial to local kids. The…

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