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Calling Hours for Former Lawrence School Committeeman Jim Vittorioso

Calling Hours for Former Lawrence School Committeeman Jim Vittorioso

Former Lawrence School Committeeman Jim Vittorioso has passed away. Vittorioso was a teacher in the Lawrence public schools and at the Greater Lawrence Technical School. He served as a school…

Photos, Video of Bradstreet School Building Being Demolished

Photos, Video of Bradstreet School Building Being Demolished

Demolition of the Bradstreet School on Main St. in North Andover began Friday. The town has sold the property and in it’s place will be a mixed use business and…

Feds Mandate School Lunch Increase for Methuen ~ Schools to Start Before Labor Day

Feds Mandate School Lunch Increase for Methuen ~ Schools to Start Before Labor Day

By: DJ Deeb – July, 2015 June proved to be a busy and interesting month for Methuen Public Schools. The Federal Government is once again meddling in our schools through…

Merrimack Valley’s Queer Youth and Gay Straight Alliance in Grammar Schools

Merrimack Valley’s Queer Youth and Gay Straight Alliance in Grammar Schools

By: Dani Langevin: June, 2015 Last month I had the pleasure of visiting Methuen High School and sitting in on a meeting of the GSA (Gay Straight Alliance). Several of…

Fired Lawrence Counselor Says She Wants to be Made Whole

Fired Lawrence Counselor Says She Wants to be Made Whole

By: Tom Duggan  -June, 2015 A fired guidance counselor in the Lawrence Public Schools, Brenda Sudol-Kirwin, won an arbitration hearing against the schools in August of 2013, for sick leave…

Methuen Schools to Start Before Labor Day

Methuen Schools to Start Before Labor Day

By: DJ Deeb – June, 2015 The end of the school year is always an exciting time for students, parents, teachers, and support staff. May and June are always busily…

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – Myra Ortiz, Charlie Boddy and Nagging Questions

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – Myra Ortiz, Charlie Boddy and Nagging Questions

By: Kathy Runge – June, 2015 Myra Ortiz, Candidate for District A Councilor I recently spoke with Myra Ortiz, who will be running against incumbent Sandy Almonte. Myra has made…

“WEATHER 101” WITH AL! What do All Those Weather Terms MEAN?

“WEATHER 101” WITH AL! What do All Those Weather Terms MEAN?

EXCLUSIVE TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT By: Al Kaprielian – June, 2015 On a surface weather map we commonly see what we call “fronts”. A front is caused by differences in…

Methuen Mayor Zanni Brings Science to Fourth Graders

Methuen Mayor Zanni Brings Science to Fourth Graders

METHUEN – Will an orange float in a bucket of water? What if it is peeled? The fourth-graders at St. Monica School and those in Christine Habib’s class at the…

North Andover Educator Awarded 2015 C-SPAN Fellowship

North Andover Educator Awarded 2015 C-SPAN Fellowship

Hosts DiZoglio for Civic Education Day at North Andover Middle School   Patrick McGravey, head of the social studies department at North Andover Middle School, was recently awarded the 2015…

Is Your Child Addicted To Video Games? ~ Babies and Briefcases

Is Your Child Addicted To Video Games? ~ Babies and Briefcases

By: Cheryl Hajjar – May, 2015 Gamers come in all different shapes and sizes. Everyone of us knows a gamer who sits in front the TV and plays on Xbox…

The May, 2015 Valley Patriot, Edition #139 – 30 Years After her Murder … A Gravestone for Michelle

The May, 2015 Valley Patriot, Edition #139 – 30 Years After her Murder … A Gravestone for Michelle

Flip page PDF viewer of the MAY 2015 Valley Patriot  PDF OF THE MAY 2015 VALLEY PATRIOT  NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE!!   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley…

STEAM Presentation at Hampstead Academy

STEAM Presentation at Hampstead Academy

Hampstead – On Tuesday, April 21st, Hampstead Academy hosted a presentation by Kyle Scofield, IT Manager at Technology Seed, to talk about the future of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering,…

Andover Teen’s Eagle Scout Project Benefits Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence

Andover Teen’s Eagle Scout Project Benefits Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence

May, 2015 For his Eagle Scout project, 16-year-old Henry Duerr of Andover wanted to work on a project that was personally meaningful to him and beneficial to local kids. The…

Why We Should Eliminate State Boards and State Depts. of Education

Why We Should Eliminate State Boards and State Depts. of Education

By: Sandra Stotsky – May, 2015 It is becoming increasingly clearer that the main groups oppressing parents, local school boards, and local teacher unions with Common Core-based standards and tests (regardless…

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