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Let’s Stop Blaming Methuen Police for City’s Financial Problems ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, AUG. 2018

Let’s Stop Blaming Methuen Police for City’s Financial Problems ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, AUG. 2018

  The City of Methuen is in a financial mess that has resulted in the mayor and city council having to borrow $4M from the state. That $4M loan comes…

NECC Police Academy Director Thomas Fleming Pays $5,000 Fine for Violating Conflict of Interest Law

NECC Police Academy Director Thomas Fleming Pays $5,000 Fine for Violating Conflict of Interest Law

Fleming received commissions on training gear sold to Police Academy Northern Essex Community College Police Academy Director Thomas Fleming has paid a $5,000 civil penalty after admitting he violated two…

Foster Parent Recruitment Funding in the State Budget is Priceless ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Foster Parent Recruitment Funding in the State Budget is Priceless ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Ives – July, 2018 One of my budgetary priorities this year was to increase funding for the Foster Care Parent Campaign line item in the Fiscal Year…

High School Students in Lawrence, MA Rank #1 in Workplace Performance for the 10th Time  

High School Students in Lawrence, MA Rank #1 in Workplace Performance for the 10th Time  

Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School Ranked Against 32 Fully Enrolled High Schools (11,522 Students) Across the United States  (Lawrence, MA) – Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School students have ranked #1…

Prop 2 1/2 Override Not an Option for Methuen

Prop 2 1/2 Override Not an Option for Methuen

By: DJ Deeb – June, 2018 The Methuen School Committee held a budget workshop meeting on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 to discuss the upcoming Fiscal Year 2019 budget. In April,…

Keeping Schools Safe ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Keeping Schools Safe ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Bu: State Senator Katy Ives – June, 2018 School shootings are becoming too common an occurrence across the country. The discussion of gun control and mental health treatment has surfaced…

GLCAC Hosts Free Summer Lunch Program in Methuen

GLCAC Hosts Free Summer Lunch Program in Methuen

METHUEN – The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. is offering free lunch to children and teens in Methuen this summer so all students continue to eat healthy meals while…

SNHU DISGRACES POLICE AT GRADUATION ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, JUNE 2018

SNHU DISGRACES POLICE AT GRADUATION ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, JUNE 2018

FORCED BOSTON COP TO DISMANTLE WEAPON TO ATTEND GRADUATION  Last month Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan attended the SNHU (Southern New Hampshire University) graduation at the SNHU Center in Manchester NH…

Hollywood Film “LAWTOWN” Focuses on Lawrence’s Opioid Crisis as a Microcosm for the Country

Hollywood Film “LAWTOWN” Focuses on Lawrence’s Opioid Crisis as a Microcosm for the Country

In December 2016, Justyn Moro, Patrick Flaherty, and Max Rose, alongside Anthem Films began producing a feature length film about the Heroin problem in Lawerence, MA. The team set out…

A Day of Silence at Methuen High ~ YE GAY OL’E VALLEY

A Day of Silence at Methuen High  ~ YE GAY OL’E VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – May, 2018 On April 26, Methuen High School students observed a Day of Silence and have been for a number of years. A Day of Silence…

Valley Patriot Writers Robin Desmet and Forest Rain Win Editor’s Choice Awards

Valley Patriot Writers Robin Desmet and Forest Rain Win Editor’s Choice Awards

Each year The Valley Patriot honors two Valley Patriot writers for outstanding writing or taking the high road in public discourse while also taking very bold stands on some of…

Methuen School Committeeman Releases Letter to City Council on School Budget/Layoffs

Methuen School Committeeman Releases Letter to City Council on School Budget/Layoffs

Dear Members of the Methuen City Council:   I am very concerned with the dismal state of our current budget in the City of Methuen and with the budget for…

The UNICO Merrimack Valley Benevolent Committee Awards $33,500 to Local Charities

The UNICO Merrimack Valley Benevolent  Committee Awards $33,500 to Local Charities

A brief award ceremony was conducted prior to the monthly UNICO Merrimack Valley Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, May 2nd at the Doubletree hotel, Andover, MA. UNICO of Merrimack…

GLTS Students Restore Fleet of Lawrence Police Cruisers

GLTS Students Restore Fleet of Lawrence Police Cruisers

    ANDOVER — Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to announce that GLTS partnered with the Lawrence Police Department to restore three police cruisers. Juniors and seniors in the school’s…

Methuen Methuen School Committee Increases Budget a Whopping 13%

Methuen Methuen School Committee Increases Budget a Whopping 13%

By: D.J. Deeb – May, 2018 Members of the Methuen School Committee voted to request that the mayor and School Committee approve a budget of $82.5 million, a 13% increase…

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