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Gr. Lawrence Tech Students Start Opioid Prevention Task Force

Gr. Lawrence Tech Students Start Opioid Prevention Task Force

Inspired by Methuen’s Phil Lahey, students at the Greater Lawrence Tech School have started a Drug Education Task Force. Lahey, a former Methuen Councilor and the main force in the…

Lawrence Fire DepT. Reminds You to Test Smoke Detectors During Daylight Saving Time

Lawrence Fire DepT. Reminds You to Test Smoke Detectors During Daylight Saving Time

LAWRENCE — Chief Brian Moriarty and the Lawrence Fire Department ask that as residents move their clocks back an hour during daylight saving in less than two weeks, they also…

Say No To Charter Schools, Vote No on Question #2

Say No To Charter Schools, Vote No on Question #2

By: DJ Deeb – Oct. 2016 Methuen Schools are on the move and many great things are happening with the start of the 2016-2017 school year. At our September 12th…

EDITORIAL: Ballot Questions: Charter Schools, Marijuana, Animals, Slot Parlors

EDITORIAL: Ballot Questions: Charter Schools, Marijuana, Animals, Slot Parlors

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL  OCTOBER 2016 There are four ballot questions Massachusetts voters will be asked to decide on Election Day. Here are our recommendations. VOTE YES ON QUESTION #1: Voters…

Navy Vet, EMT, Teaches How to Save Lives

Navy Vet, EMT, Teaches How to Save Lives

Lawrence resident and United States Navy Veteran Brian Mercer teaches others to save lives through training and education. Five years ago Mercer, an EMT and owner of a wheelchair van…

What aren’t they showing you? ~ FROM ISRAEL TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT

What aren’t they showing you? ~ FROM ISRAEL TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT

By: Forest Rain – Sept. 2016 “Aren’t you afraid of the soldiers?” the reporter asked the old Arab man. A resident of Jenin, approximately 60 or 70 years old, was…

Teachers Lives Matter ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Teachers Lives Matter ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – Sept. 2016 Last month, Tom Duggan posted a comment asking people if they supported merit pay for teachers and the claws came out. I’ve been an…

NECC is First Community College in MA to Offer Competency-Based Education

NECC is First Community College in MA to Offer Competency-Based Education

Northern Essex Community College is the first community college in Massachusetts to offer a method of learning designed especially for busy adults who need flexibility in order to pursue a…

Cambridge College-Lawrence Moves to State of the Art Campus

Cambridge College-Lawrence Moves to State of the Art Campus

New location expands capacity, increases student resources and enhances access Cambridge College recently announced plans to move its campus from 360 Merrimack Street to 280 Merrimack Street in Lawrence, effective…

Medical Interpreter Information Session Offered at NECC

Medical Interpreter Information Session Offered at NECC

An information session, for individuals interested in enrolling in a Medical Interpreter Certificate Program at Northern Essex Community College, will be held on Saturday, September 10, from 10 to 11…

VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

  The Valley Patriot newspaper hosted a debate for the Democratic Candidates for Essex County Sheriff at North Andover High School on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The candidates are: Michael…

We Must Stand With Our Police

We Must Stand With Our Police

By: John MacDonald – August, 2016 On Wednesday, July 20th I was honored that my friend, Valley Patriot publisher, Tom Duggan, asked me to speak at the Pro Police Rally…

Pornography – A Public Health Crisis? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

Pornography – A Public Health Crisis? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano, Aug. 2016 When I was growing up I saw Democrats and Republicans switch values on the important cultural issues defining what it means to be human. Democrats…

Senator Tarr to Make “Kill List” Writers Subject to Criminal Penalties

Senator Tarr to Make “Kill List” Writers Subject to Criminal Penalties

Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) today announced his intention to file legislation creating the crime of using the Internet and other communication channels to propagate so-called ‘kill lists’. The…

The Perkins Predicament in Lowell ~ THE PULSE

The Perkins Predicament in Lowell ~ THE PULSE

By: John MacDonald – July, 2016 The reality of UMass Lowell and its significant impact on the City of Lowell has hit hard lately. UMass Lowell recently purchased Perkins Park…