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Support the “Get Jack Better” Fund

Support the “Get Jack Better” Fund

By: Debbie Quinn – February 2013 On January 16, 2013 Jack Trottier, a 17 year old Tyngsboro High School student, was snowboarding in his friend’s backyard when the unthinkable happened;…

North Andover Residents in The March for Life: January 25th in Washington DC

North Andover Residents in The March for Life: January 25th in Washington DC

      By: Deb Papalia – February 2013 On January 25, my husband and I traveled by bus to Washington DC to march in the bitter cold to remember…

Austin Prep.’s Girls Varsity Hockey Heats Up

Austin Prep.’s Girls Varsity Hockey Heats Up

February 2013 READING – Austin Preparatory School’s Girls Varsity Hockey season is heating up, thanks to the leadership of new Head Coach Stephanie Wood. The team has worked its way…

Local Students Make Deans List

February 2013 BOXFORD: Alexander Dzwil, Junior at Bentley, Business major. Margeaux Guercia, Junior at Bentley, Marketing major. Michael Mahalati, Junior at Bentley, Marketing major. Joshua Stavis of Boxford, Junior at…

Latino High School Seniors Wanted for Summer Enrichment Program

Northern Essex Community College is currently recruiting students for the NECC Bridge Program, a two-week summer enrichment program for Latino students who plan to attend NECC in the fall.  Running…

Lawrence Registry will Come Down this Month

  The Registry of Deeds Building in Lawrence—now owned by the Northern Essex Community College Foundation— will be demolished later this month, making room for green space connecting two of…

Everyone gets a Trophy in North Andover – School Committee Dumbs-Down Grades

Everyone gets a Trophy in North Andover – School Committee Dumbs-Down Grades

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   January 2013 The North Andover School Committee has decided that grading children in the school system with the time tested letter grades which reflect their achievement…

North Andover Fire Dept. 4th Annual Toy Drive for Local Children in Need

North Andover Fire Dept. 4th Annual Toy Drive for Local Children in Need

  By: Tracy Zysk- December, 2012 Matt Davis and the North Andover Fire Department will be hosting their “4th Annual Toy Drive for Local Children.” Firefighter Matt Davis started this…

Volunteering in Andover For the Holidays

Volunteering in Andover For the Holidays

  By: Anne Knowles  – December, 2012 Christmas 2012 is coming. This year many of us are facing a coming year with an uncertain future. But this is the season…

Video & Photos – 2012 North Andover Santa Parade

Video & Photos – 2012 North Andover Santa Parade

Photo Gallery of Santa Parade               Video by Tom Duggan Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North…

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell 15th Annual Holiday Auction

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell 15th Annual Holiday Auction

November – 2012 LOWELL – The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell presents the 15th Annual Holiday Auction Thursday, November 29 at 5:30 pm at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.…

The Walk for Hunger supports hunger relief programs throughout the state

The Walk for Hunger supports hunger  relief programs throughout the state

November, 2012 Project Bread, the state’s leading antihunger organization, has awarded $226,650 in grants to emergency food programs in the northeastern part of the state through funds raised by the…

The Priorities of America’s Youngest Voters

The Priorities of America’s Youngest Voters

  By: Zack Murray, November 2012 By the time this column is printed, we will know who was elected into office. 2012 has marked a stunning surge in young voters,…

Methuen Salem Rotary Honors Teachers and Students of the Year

Methuen Salem Rotary Honors Teachers and Students of the Year

By: Diana DiZoglio, Valley Patriot Reporter – April, 2012 On April 3, Methuen, MA/Salem, NH Rotary hosted their second annual Celebration of Achievement Banquet at Merrimack Valley Golf Club. President…

TOMORROW’S HEROES: Local Marine Recruits

TOMORROW’S HEROES: Local Marine Recruits

By: Tom Duggan – April 2012 The United States Marines are indisputably the greatest fighting force in the history of mankind. Last month local recruits gathered with their families at…