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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…

My Trip to Israel

My Trip to Israel

By: Peter Larocque – April, 2018 I had the awesome privilege last month of being a part of the TBN, (Trinity Broadcasting Network) Hope & Grace 2018 Israel Tour. I…

Team Zingales/Century 21 Gives $1K Scholarship to LHS Star at Charity BASH!

Team Zingales/Century 21 Gives $1K Scholarship to LHS Star at Charity BASH!

FIREFIGHTERS RELIEF’S IN – 1 MARKET ST., LAWRENCE Each year Joe Zingales and Rosanna Zingales-Lopez from Century 21 TEAM ZINGALES in Methuen donate at least $1,000 for our Valley Patriot BASH…

Whittier Tech Students Design New Allied Health Center

Whittier Tech Students Design New Allied Health Center

Project Led by Seniors from Georgetown, Haverhill and Merrimac with Assistance from Newburyport Junior HAVERHILL — After several months of hard work, final design plans for Whittier Tech’s new Allied…

Valley Patriot Reader Contribute $1,500 for Gr. Lawrence Tech Scholarship

Valley Patriot Reader Contribute $1,500 for Gr. Lawrence Tech Scholarship

  This year’s Valley Patriot/Greater Lawrence Tech. School scholarship goes to Jordana Cepeda thanks to two donations to the Valley Patriot. Jordan was chosen among several students who applies for the…

“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…