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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.…

New Opportunities through the NECC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

New Opportunities through the NECC  Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives –  Jan. 2018 In the 2017 legislative session, I worked closely with Representative Frank Moran to get $1 million in state funding released that…

Rep. DiZoglio To Push Mandating Detox Time for Narcan Recipients

Rep. DiZoglio To Push Mandating Detox Time for Narcan Recipients

  Methuen State Representative Diana DiZoglio says she is ready to draft and introduce legislation which would require drug addicts who are given the life saving drug NARCAN, to be…

Glad To Be Back on the School Committee

Glad To Be Back on the School Committee

By: DJ Deeb – Dec. 2017 Although I ran unopposed in the recent municipal elections, it is nice to know that I am officially back on the Methuen School Committee.…

The Problem with Merry Christmas ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

The Problem with Merry Christmas ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Dec.17 At the local department store. An encounter at the check-out register between Guy Shoppin and Clerk Clark: Clerk: That will be $24.99. Guy: There you…

Legislature Passes Expanded English Language Opportunities

Legislature Passes Expanded  English Language Opportunities

Representative Frank A. Moran (D-Lawrence, Andover, Methuen) joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature to pass bipartisan legislation that updates the existing statute relative to English language education in the…

An Exit Interview with Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni ~ Part I

An Exit Interview with Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni ~ Part I

In his last days as Mayor of Methuen, The Valley Patriot sat down with Steve Zanni for an exit interview to see what he thought of his six years as…

Methuen and Haverhill Police Work to Identify Student Who Threatened to Shoot Up School

Methuen and Haverhill Police Work to Identify Student Who Threatened to Shoot Up School

On Thursday, Methuen Police received a tip from a concerned parent that there was a social media posting threatening to shoot up a school shooting the next day. During the course…

Thanksgiving: The Natural and Supernatural ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

Thanksgiving: The  Natural and Supernatural ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Nov. 2017 At the end of each November we commemorate a peace meal between two warring parties. We call it Thanksgiving. The word ‘Thanksgiving’ in Greek…

GSA Summit Coming to Methuen High ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

GSA Summit Coming  to Methuen High  ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – Nov.2017 In April and June of 2018, the GSA Regional Summit will be coming to Methuen High. It is a safe schools program for LGBTQ students…