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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…

Navy Vet, EMT, Teaches How to Save Lives

Navy Vet, EMT, Teaches How to Save Lives

Lawrence resident and United States Navy Veteran Brian Mercer teaches others to save lives through training and education. Five years ago Mercer, an EMT and owner of a wheelchair van…

Catholic Action League Calls for Resignation of Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff

Catholic Action League Calls for Resignation of Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff

PREVIOUS STORY The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts today is calling for the resignation of Eileen Duff (D-Gloucester) from the Executive Council of the Commonwealth following her attempt, at a confirmation hearing last…

Lawrence General Opens New State-of-the-Art Intensive Care Unit

Lawrence General Opens New  State-of-the-Art Intensive Care Unit

The Lawrence General Hospital has opened a new, state-of-the-art intensive care unit that features 19 private patient rooms, advanced patient monitoring systems, and enhanced space for patients, families and staff.…

Equality Needed on Massachusetts’ Governor’s Council

Equality Needed on Massachusetts’ Governor’s Council

By: Rich Baker – Candidate for Governor’s Council A safe and orderly society relies on the integrity of its judges and magistrates. While many states elect their judges directly, Massachusetts…

Valley Patriot Salisbury Notebook ~ Condos on the Barrier Beach

Valley Patriot Salisbury Notebook ~ Condos on the Barrier Beach

  HARRINGTON SOFTENS – After years of complaints from residents about the way the Town of Salisbury charges for sewer user fees based on “flat fee” per unit, Town Manager…

Bedford, NH Police Seeking to Identify Suspected Thief

Bedford, NH Police Seeking to Identify Suspected Thief

  BEDFORD, N.H. — Chief John Bryfonski reports that the Bedford Police Department is seeking to identify a suspect in two reported thefts at the local Lowe’s store. On Sept. 20,…

National Night Out on Tower Hill in Lawrence

National Night Out on Tower Hill in Lawrence

By: Rickey Gonzalez – Aug. 2016 LAWRENCE – National Night Out continues to bring the community together with those that protect and serve. They (who) come together under a united…

PHOTOS ADDED: Police Seeking Public’s Help Finding Methuen Murder Suspect

PHOTOS ADDED: Police Seeking Public’s Help Finding Methuen Murder Suspect

9-12-16 Massachusetts State Police and Methuen Police are asking for the public’s help in finding murder suspect Emilio DeLarosa (age 32). DeLarosa is suspected of murdering his ex-girlfriend  Wanda Rosa (age…

Lynn Chief Coppinger To Face Off in November Race for Essex County Sheriff Against Anne Manning Martin

Lynn Chief Coppinger To Face Off in November Race for Essex County Sheriff Against Anne Manning Martin

The race for Essex County Sheriff has gone from 13 down to four, after  Anne Manning Martin won the republican primary Thursday and Lynn Police Chief Kevin Coppinger won the…

North Andover Police Awarded Grant to Combat Underage Drinking

North Andover Police Awarded Grant to Combat Underage Drinking

The North Andover police department was recently awarded a $4,990.00 grant to combat underage drinking.  The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division (EOPSS/HSD) and the National…

Judge Rejects Castro’s Claim That Robito Supporter Stole and Defaced His Signs One Day Before Election

Judge Rejects Castro’s Claim That Robito Supporter Stole and Defaced His Signs One Day Before Election

Tom Dugan: Sept. 7, 2016 Just one day before the primary election for Sheriff, a district court judge has dismissed a criminal complaint by Essex County Sheriff’s candidate William Castro…

Republican Sheriff Candidate Jim Jajuga Jr. Won’t Pledge to Support GOP Nominee

Republican Sheriff Candidate Jim Jajuga Jr. Won’t Pledge to Support GOP Nominee

  PAYING ATTENTION ON LINE EXTRA During the republican debate for Essex County Sheriff in Methuen last month, each of the candidates were asked if they would support their party’s…