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“He’s in a Better Place Now” ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

“He’s in a Better Place Now” ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – March, 2018 We all know secular materialism has dominated the media and academia for the past half century or so. This is the philosophy that believes…

Whittier Students Learn Consequences of Distracted Driving Through Simulation

Whittier Students Learn Consequences of Distracted Driving Through Simulation

Students from Groveland, Haverhill and West Newbury Share Experiences HAVERHILL — At first glance, students who sat inside the orange Distractology van stationed outside Whittier appeared to be engaged in…

School Shootings: An Epidemic ~ YE GAY OL’E VALLEY

School Shootings: An Epidemic ~ YE GAY OL’E VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – March, 2018 I wrote this column in The Valley Patriot five years ago and nothing has changed. The talk has been cheap and the rhetoric ridiculous.…

Unaffordable and Inaccessible Child Care Limits Economic Growth in Massachusetts

Unaffordable and Inaccessible Child Care Limits Economic Growth in Massachusetts

By State Senator Katy O’Connor Ives – March, 2018 One of the most important issues limiting our state’s economy as a whole, and families and residents individually, is the issue…

Armed Marshals Needed Nationwide to Prevent School Shootings

Armed Marshals Needed Nationwide to Prevent School Shootings

By: DJ Deeb – March, 2018 Members of the Methuen School Committee has been very busy these last few months as we prepare for the upcoming budget discussions, contract negotiations,…

Andover High Student Arrested After Threat Appears Online

Andover High Student Arrested After Threat Appears Online

Photo of Firearms Was Downloaded from Internet by Suspect ANDOVER — Town Manager Andrew Flanagan, Superintendent of Schools Sheldon Berman, and Andover High School Principal Philip Conrad report that an Andover…

Dear Julia ~ by Jeff Katz

Dear Julia ~ by Jeff Katz

Dear Julia: I’m writing you this note on March 7, 2018. Today is the day that you turn 15 years old. It’s an interesting day for me and Mom, but…

Valley Patriot Readers Give $3,300 Scholarship to Lawrence High JrROTC Student Darlene Santos

Valley Patriot Readers Give $3,300 Scholarship to Lawrence High JrROTC Student Darlene Santos

  Lawrence High School Senior Darlene Santos joined her fellow students in the JrROTC and marched into the Valley Patriot’s 14th Anniversary BASH last week as the JrROTC has done…

Superintendent Gets High Marks from Methuen School Committee

Superintendent Gets High Marks from Methuen School Committee

By: DJ Deeb – Feb.2018 I have written numerous times that the City of Methuen is truly fortunate to have Superintendent Judy Scannell at the helm as the leader of…

Whittier Tech Students Use Music Therapy to Help Those with Alzheimer’s Disease

Whittier Tech Students Use Music Therapy to Help Those with Alzheimer’s Disease

    HAVERHILL — Three health occupation students at Whittier Tech are using music therapy as a way to help patients with Alzheimer’s disease communicate with family and friends. After…

GLTS Students Build Home on Norris St. in Lawrence to Sharpen Their Technical Skills House 

GLTS Students Build Home on Norris St. in Lawrence to Sharpen Their Technical Skills House 

ANDOVER – Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to announce that nearly 100 GLTS students are busy constructing a house as part of the school’s building program. Carpentry, electrical and plumbing…

Holy Family Hospital to Host a Senior Lunch on the Importance of Taking Care of Retinas

Holy Family Hospital to Host a Senior Lunch on the Importance of Taking Care of Retinas

Haverhill, MA – The importance of taking care of your retinas for optimal vision will be the topic during Senior Lunch at Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill on March 6, 2018.…

Massachusetts Legislature: 2017 and 2018 ~ Rep. LINDA DEAN CAMPBELL

Massachusetts Legislature: 2017 and 2018 ~ Rep. LINDA DEAN CAMPBELL

By: :Linda Dean Campbell – Jan. 2018 My very best wishes to all of you in 2018. Looking back to Legislative action in 2017, one of the most notable accomplishments…

Opioid Crisis in MA and NH: Death Rate Highest in LAWRENCE

Opioid Crisis in MA and NH: Death Rate Highest in LAWRENCE

  By: Ira Keltz and Quianna Roy The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports that in 2016 there were 2094 opioid-related overdose deaths in the Commonwealth, which was up a…

Lawrence Public Schools Service 258 Homeless Children Every Day

Lawrence Public Schools Service  258 Homeless Children Every Day

  The Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan hosted Arlin Santiago on the Paying Attention! Television Program earlier this month. Santiago is the “Educational Stability Specialist” for the Lawrence Public Schools.…