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School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

By: Amy Berard In a 2016 memo, Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester explains, “We ask principals and test proctors to handle refusals with sensitivity. Students should not be pressured to…

NECC’s Crime Scene Investigation Plans Open House on the Haverhill campus.  

NECC’s Crime Scene Investigation Plans Open House on the Haverhill campus.  

Do you binge watch CSI shows? Do you think you would make a good crime scene investigator? Come and test your skills during Northern Essex Community College’s first Crime Scene…

Lawrence Bar Association to Hold Annual Speech Contest for Local High School Students at April 29th, Law Day Ceremonies

Lawrence Bar Association  to Hold Annual Speech Contest for Local High School Students at April 29th, Law Day Ceremonies

The Honorable Judge Peter Agnes, of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, shall Speak on the Law Day Theme: “The Watering Down of Miranda”. Local high school students will compete in this year’s…

Kassandra Jean-Marie Wins Valley Patriot, Greater Lawrence Tech School Scholarship

Kassandra Jean-Marie Wins Valley Patriot, Greater Lawrence Tech School Scholarship

  For the second year in a row, The Valley Patriot awarded a scholarship to a student graduating from the Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover. The winners are researched,…

Celebrities Greet, Present Scholarship to Market Basket Employees At Valley Patriot BASH

Celebrities Greet, Present Scholarship to Market Basket Employees At Valley Patriot BASH

  Famous weatherman Al Kaprielian, MTV’s Brittany Baldi, and Hollywood star Steve Blackwood greeted three Market Basket employees at The Valley Patriot’s 12th Anniversary BASH, as the newspaper, their sponsors, and…

Two Lawrence High Seniors Win Valley Patriot Scholarship

Two Lawrence High Seniors Win Valley Patriot Scholarship

  The Valley Patriot newspaper granted two, $600 scholarships at the 12th Anniversary BASH last month thanks to the sponsors and advertisers of the paper. Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan…

5 Year Capital Improvement Plan Prepared for Methuen Schools

5 Year Capital Improvement Plan Prepared for Methuen Schools

By: DJ Deeb – April, 2016 After several years of asking for an updated Capital Improvement Plan for Methuen Public Schools, Facilities Director Bruce Stella presented a comprehensive 5-year plan…

NAHS Chris Daniels Gets Scholarship, Advice from Hollywood Actor

NAHS Chris Daniels Gets Scholarship, Advice from Hollywood Actor

    Hollywood actor Steve Blackwood, who played a lead role on soap opera Days of Our Lives, appeared in TV shows like Quantum Leap, NYPD Blue, The Nanny and…

Here Ye History Buff’s, Living History at Endicott State Park

Here Ye History Buff’s, Living History at Endicott State Park

By: Jennifer Jones – 4-12-18 On a brisk Saturday morning March 26, 2016, the troops rallied for a special event at Endicott Park in Danvers, Massachusetts from 11-2p. For people…

Special Olympics Young Athletes Program to Finish with a Bang After Two Successful Sessions

Special Olympics Young Athletes Program to Finish with a Bang After Two Successful Sessions

Merrimack College Sophomore completes the spring session of the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program at Merrimack College. North Andover – The Special Olympics Massachusetts Young Athletes Program in North Andover…

State Senate Passes Complicated Education Bill

State Senate Passes Complicated Education Bill

BOSTON – The State Senate passed legislation on Thursday, by a 22-13 vote, which seeks to help students in all public schools in the Commonwealth. Senate Bill 2203 “An Act…

Auditor Bump Meets with Student Auditors as Part of Student Government Day

Auditor Bump Meets with Student Auditors as Part of Student Government Day

North Chelmsford, Clinton Students Participate in 68th Annual Event BOSTON, MA –   State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump recently welcomed student State Auditors to the State House during the 68th Annual…

Seeking Treatment for Addiction at Police Stations

Seeking Treatment for Addiction at Police Stations

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell 2.5.16 I am pleased that the House of Representatives is currently closely reviewing legislation filed by Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante from Gloucester that will…

Methuen High Graduation Moved Back to Nicholson Stadium

Methuen High Graduation Moved  Back to Nicholson Stadium

By: DJ Deeb – March. 2016 The Methuen High School Graduation will not be held at the Tsongas Arena after all. After much lobbying by members of the senior class…

Saying Goodbye to a Brother ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Saying Goodbye to a Brother  ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – March, 2016 On Saturday, February 27, my sister, niece and I met at my brother’s apartment and within three hours dismantled the life that he had…