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(VIDEO AND STORY) LAWRENCE BEHEADING – Mayor Pummeled by Reporters for Holding Press Conference with Nothing to Say

(VIDEO AND STORY) LAWRENCE BEHEADING – Mayor Pummeled by Reporters for Holding Press Conference with Nothing to Say

UPDATE: 3PM-12-2-16 The District Attorney released the name of the decapitated victim as Viloria Paulino the 16 year old who has been missing since Friday.  VIDEO OF PRESS CONFERENCE (12-2-16|12PM)…

What to Expect From a Donald Trump Administration ~ PAYING ATTENTION with Tom Duggan

What to Expect From a Donald Trump Administration ~ PAYING ATTENTION with Tom Duggan

By: Tom Duggan – Nov. 2016 With all the media lies and misrepresentations about Donald Trump before the election, it’s hard to know what was real and what was just…

Gr. Lawrence Tech Students Start Opioid Prevention Task Force

Gr. Lawrence Tech Students Start Opioid Prevention Task Force

Inspired by Methuen’s Phil Lahey, students at the Greater Lawrence Tech School have started a Drug Education Task Force. Lahey, a former Methuen Councilor and the main force in the…

Hero Police Officer Seeks to Return to Board of Selectmen in North Andover

Hero Police Officer Seeks to Return to Board of Selectmen in North Andover

The Valley Patriot confirmed Saturday, that North Andover Police Lt. Dan Lanen, is seeking to return to the board of selectmen in this Spring’s town elections.  Lanen, a hero police…

Sheriff Finally Releases Photos of Inmates At Large After Walking Away from Lawrence Correction Center

Sheriff Finally Releases Photos of Inmates At Large After Walking Away from Lawrence Correction Center

The Essex County Sheriff Seeking Two Inmates Who Walked Away from Lawrence Correctional Alternative Center Essex County Sheriff Frank G. Cousins Jr. has finally released photos of the two inmates…

Methuen Police K-9 “Buddy” Completes Explosive Detection Training

Methuen Police K-9 “Buddy” Completes Explosive Detection Training

Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni and Police Chief Joseph Solomon have announced that the Methuen Police Department’s K-9, “Buddy” and his handler, Officer Timothy Getchell, have completed 16 weeks of explosive…

VIDEO – Essex County Sheriff Candidates Debate hosted by The Valley Patriot

VIDEO – Essex County Sheriff Candidates Debate hosted by The Valley Patriot

Candidates for Essex County Sheriff debated at North Andover High School. The debate was hosted by The Valley Patriot newspaper and was sponsored by Laborer’s Union Local 175, Sullivan Insurance,…

Strengthening Public Health and Safety ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH KATY IVES

Strengthening Public Health and Safety  ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH KATY IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – Oct. 2016 On July 31, the formal legislative session technically ended, meaning that between August and January, no formal voting on major bills takes…

Lantigua Confidante Found Not Guilty on Public Corruption Charges

Lantigua Confidante Found Not Guilty on Public Corruption Charges

Lawrence City Worker Justo Garcia was found not guilty on two counts of public corruption Thursday afternoon in Salem Superior Court. Garcia, a campaign worker for former Lawrence Mayor Willie…

Gov. Legislature Working Together to Change Bridgewater State, Increase Access to Mental Health Care

Gov. Legislature Working Together to  Change Bridgewater State, Increase  Access to Mental Health Care

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Oct, 2016 Bridgewater State Hospital is the center of attention for a number of high profile incidents stemming from the use of excessive…

Methuen Detectives Arrest Suspect in Bank Robbery

Methuen Detectives Arrest Suspect in Bank Robbery

METHUEN — The Methuen Police Department has arrested a man over the weekend for an armed robbery that occurred at a local bank last week. On Thursday, Oct. 20, just…

Tarr Named Legislator of the Year Honored for Police Support

Tarr Named Legislator of the Year Honored for Police Support

Boston- State Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) was named a Legislator of the Year on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 by the New England Police Benevolent Association (NEPBA) for his…

47 New Officers Graduate from NECC Methuen Police Academy, Two Graduates Join Methuen Police Dept.

47 New Officers Graduate from NECC Methuen Police Academy, Two Graduates Join Methuen Police Dept.

Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni and Police Chief Joseph Solomon are pleased to announce that 47 new officers graduated from the Northern Essex Community College (NECC)/Methuen Police Academy last week. On Friday,…

Candidates for Sheriff, Governor’s Council to Debate Tuesday, October 18th at North Andover High School

Candidates for Sheriff, Governor’s Council to Debate Tuesday, October 18th at North Andover High School

  The Valley Patriot newspaper is hosting a debate for the candidates for Governor’s Council and Essex County Sheriff on October 18th, at North Andover High School. The Governor’s Council…

Audit Finds Cops Moving to MA Did Not Receive Training on State Laws within Required Timeframe

Audit Finds Cops Moving to MA Did Not Receive Training on State Laws within Required Timeframe

BOSTON, MA —State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released the results of an audit of the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC), which found that the committee did not ensure that…

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