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Public Libraries, Our Biggest Assets ~ TEEN TALK with ABBY

Public Libraries, Our Biggest Assets ~ TEEN TALK with ABBY

By Abby Junkvorian -May, 2019 As the time approaches for cities and towns to begin publishing and voting on their budgets, many fail to consider one of their town’s biggest…

House Passes Balanced Budget Funds Key Merrimack Valley Programs

House Passes Balanced Budget Funds Key Merrimack Valley Programs

  By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – May, 2019 The Massachusetts House of Representatives voted to approve $42.7 billion budget for the state’s upcoming fiscal year. The budget includes…

My Commitment to Education ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

My Commitment to Education ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Dear Valley Patriot Readers, As you read this, there is one conversation that is taking place in every city and town across the Commonwealth; it is a conversation that is…

Home Health VNA Awards Scholarship to Methuen GLTS Student

Home Health VNA Awards Scholarship to Methuen GLTS Student

Home Health VNA has awarded Anna Wolfendale, a Methuen resident and graduate of the Health Careers Program at Greater Lawrence Technical High School, a scholarship given annually in memory of…

New Syringe Collection Program in Lowell is Ready to Respond

New Syringe Collection Program in Lowell is Ready to Respond

  Lowell, MA – The City of Lowell’s Syringe Collection Program, housed under the Substance Abuse and Prevention Division within the Lowell Health Department, began on April 19th, 2019. The…

Former Essex Tech Superintendent-Director Daniel O’Connell Fined $23K  for Violating Conflict of Interest Law

Former Essex Tech Superintendent-Director Daniel O’Connell Fined $23K  for Violating Conflict of Interest Law

O’Connell repeatedly used his public position to benefit himself and his son Daniel O’Connell, the former Superintendent-Director of the North Shore Technical High School and Essex North Shore Agricultural &…

Free Speech Does Not Stop at the School House Doors – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (5-19)

Free Speech Does Not Stop at the School House Doors – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (5-19)

For too long, public education officials in this country have been bullying students in the classroom with impunity, preaching their political opinions as fact, and punishing students who do not…

NECC Administrator Receives National Award

NECC Administrator Receives National Award

Nancy Julin, Northern Essex Community College’s assistant dean of health professions and director of iHealth programs, received the Idahlynn Karre Exemplary Leadership Award during the Chair Academy’s 28th Annual International…

Valley Patriot Readers Donate $2,100 for Tech Scholarships

Valley Patriot Readers Donate $2,100 for Tech Scholarships

Valley Patriot readers and advertisers stepped up to the plate again this year donating a total of $2,100 for our Valley Patriot, Gr. Lawrence Tech Scholarships at the 15th Anniversary…

Readers and Advertisers Donate $3,450 to Dan Coady Memorial Scholarship

Readers and Advertisers Donate $3,450 to Dan Coady Memorial Scholarship

    April, 2019 Last year Dan Coady of Coady’s Towing and Garage Service in Lawrence was struck and killed on Rt. 495. Within two days, one of our readers,…

Lawrence High, JrROTC Student Rachel Hiraldo Gets $2,175 Scholarship

Lawrence High, JrROTC Student Rachel Hiraldo Gets $2,175 Scholarship

Valley Patriot readers donated a total of $2,175 for a scholarship to Lawrence High School senior Rachel Hiraldo at the Valley Patriot’s 15th Anniversary Bash at the Firefighters Relief’s In…

Lawrence Resident Receives Award at Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival

Lawrence Resident Receives Award at Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival

Ten Salem State students receive awards in every category entered in regional competition, five will move on to national competition in Washington, DC     SALEM, MA –Chris Vega, of Lawrence,…

All those EVIL Outsiders Bad Mouthing Lawrence! ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

All those EVIL Outsiders Bad Mouthing Lawrence! ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

March, 2019 There is no question that the City of Lawrence is the hub of the opioid epidemic in New England. There is also no question that while violent crime…

Lupoli Family Pledges $500,000 to NECC

Lupoli Family Pledges $500,000 to NECC

  The Lupoli Family Foundation has made a $500,000 pledge to fund the new hospitality and culinary school which Northern Essex Community College plans to open in downtown Haverhill in…

IN Y OUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO ~ A Column Just for Readers of The Valley Patriot!

IN Y OUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO ~ A Column Just for Readers of The Valley Patriot!

EDITOR’S NOTE – This month, Methuen resident Diana DiZoglio was sworn in as a State Senator in Boston, replacing Senator Katy Ives of Newburyport. Ives chose not to run for…

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