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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…

Methuen Native Jaime Bellavance Coelho Runs for Children’s Literacy

Methuen Native  Jaime Bellavance Coelho Runs for Children’s Literacy

By: Diana DiZoglio, March, 2012 Methuen native Jaime Bellavance Coelho is running the Boston Marathon for children’s literacy. ReadBoston is a children’s literacy non-profit that raises money for after school…

Celtics Honor North Andover Teen for Disability Awareness

Celtics Honor North Andover Teen for Disability Awareness

    March, 2012 The Boston Celtics and the Mass State Lottery presented North Andover high school student Nathan Richards, (17) with a “Heroes Among Us” award at the March 4th Celtics…

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…

Remembering Alex Jiminez – Valley Patriot of the Month – August 2008

Remembering Alex Jiminez – Valley Patriot of the Month – August 2008

Since the very first edition of The Valley Patriot in March of 2004, this space has been reserved for honoring local veterans who have either performed heroically in battle or…

Hero in Our Midst – Natasha Young – Valley Patriot of the Month

Hero in Our Midst – Natasha Young – Valley Patriot of the Month

By: Tech. Sgt. James Moore, USAF  – May, 2008 LAWRENCE – A patriot, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “One who loves his or her country and supports its…