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Balanced State Budget Includes Major Increase in Education Funding

Balanced State Budget Includes Major Increase in Education Funding

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell The State Legislature approved a $43.1 billion budget for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2019. The balanced budget, which Governor Charlie…

Methuen School Committeeman Nick DiZoglio Concealed School Spending Problems

Methuen School Committeeman Nick DiZoglio  Concealed School Spending Problems

Fellow Committee Member Says DiZoglio Should Resign  Last month, we learned at an open meeting that whistle-blower Ian Gosselin – the business manager of the Methuen Public Schools – told…

Lawrence Hometown Hero Kevin Vanderhorst

Lawrence Hometown Hero Kevin Vanderhorst

BOSTON — The New England Revolution honored Kevin Vanderhorst from Lawrence, MA as the Hero of the Match at the team’s home game on Wednesday, June 26th against Philadelphia Union.…

Methuen Resident Graduates from Notre Dame Academy

Methuen Resident Graduates from Notre Dame Academy

Tyngsboro, MA – On June 1st, the Academy of Notre Dame (NDA) held its 165th Upper School Commencement Ceremony. Among the students who received their diplomas from the private, all-girls…

Methuen Voters Just Don’t Care ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGAN

Methuen Voters Just Don’t Care ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGAN

 Given the enormous conflicts and controversies that have gone on in Methuen over the last two years, you might think that the people of Methuen have had enough. But a…

Social Media Censorship Takes an Ugly Turn ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

Social Media Censorship Takes an Ugly Turn ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

  Last month, I posted a story about four children who died in U.S. custody at the border since December. Given all the misinformation and lack of logical thought on…

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…

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