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An Open Letter to Lawrence Police Chief John Romero

An Open Letter to Lawrence Police Chief John Romero

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL February, 2013   Dear Chief Romero, Over the years the staff, editors and even our publisher Tom Duggan have personally observed Eagle Tribune reporters saunter into the…

Unwanted Meds Disposal Kiosk Now At Dracut PD

Through grant funding received by the City of Lowell Health Department, the Town of Dracut has been provided with a kiosk specifically designed for the disposal of unwanted medications. A…

Why Banning Guns Just Doesn’t Work

  By: Lonnie Brennan – January 2013 “Free men own guns. Slaves don’t,” Tim gruffed as he shuffled egg bits around on his plate, speaking to no one, but speaking…

Murder Suspect Worked for Lantigua under Anti Violence Grant

Murder Suspect Worked for Lantigua under Anti Violence Grant

By: Tom Duggan – January 21, 2013 Lawrence City workers confirmed for the Valley Patriot this morning that murder suspect Ismael Calixto of Lawrence was also working for the City…

Armed Robbery Suspects are Lantigua Employees in Lawrence DPW

Armed Robbery Suspects are Lantigua Employees in Lawrence DPW

  By: Tom Duggan – January 19, 2013 The Valley Patriot has learned that three armed robbery suspects arrested last Friday for invading a convenience store on Boxford and South…

Shooting Straight About Newtown, Connecticut

By: Jeff Katz – January 2013 I remember distinctly where I was as I heard about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. I was trying to…

DEMOCRAT CORNER WITH MARA DOLAN: The Trouble With Guns

DEMOCRAT CORNER WITH MARA DOLAN: The Trouble With Guns

By: Mara Dolan – January 2013 I’m incredibly glad to have the opportunity to write a column for the Valley Patriot, and I thank Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan very…

A Real Plan to Stop School Shootings – Written Expressly for Parents of School Children

A Real Plan to Stop School Shootings – Written Expressly for Parents of School Children

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX   By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – January 2013 The recent massacre in Newtown, Connecticut was horrific to say the least. By all accounts, the unarmed staff…

Son of Knee Surgery Patient who Died At Holy Family Says He Will Will File Suit

Son of Knee Surgery Patient who Died At Holy Family Says He Will Will File Suit

Brian Evans says he will file suit against The Holy Family Hospital, Steward Health Care, Cerberus Capital, nurses, doctors, and LeapFrog Group in death of his mother   Brian Evans,…

Son of Dead Holy Family Patient Takes Aim at LeapFrog Group Rating of Hospital

Son of Dead Holy Family Patient Takes Aim at LeapFrog Group Rating of Hospital

In what is a continuation of his efforts to seek justice for his mother, Helen Marie Bousquet, Brian Evans will stop at nothing.  Evans originally contacted the “LeapFrog” group, who…

2nd Annual Timmy Trot 5k Race

2nd Annual Timmy Trot 5k Race

By: Connie Molinaro –  December, 2012 Saturday November 24th you could not have asked for a nicer morning! The air was crisp with fall air we all love in New…

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…

Chief Solomon on The Paying Attention! Radio Program (full show), December 15, 2012

Chief Solomon on The Paying Attention! Radio Program (full show), December 15, 2012

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO Hour 1: CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO Hour 2: Today Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon called in to talk about the Columbine-type shooting that was prevented at…

Methuen Police Need Your Help Finding Armed Home Invader (Photo,Video)

Methuen Police Need Your Help Finding Armed Home Invader (Photo,Video)

BREAKING….. VALLEY PATRIOT READERS: take a minute and see if you recognize this man. You have helped the police identify victims before let’s see you guys do it again and…

BREAKING…..Officials Address Rumors of Additional Threats in Methuen High School

BREAKING…..Officials Address Rumors of Additional Threats in Methuen High School

  December 14, 2012 Methuen Police Chief Solomon, Superintendent Scannel and Methuen High School Principal address rumors of an additional threat in Methuen High School since one student was arrested…