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Methuen Energy Program Will Save Ratepayers $900K in Electricity Costs

Methuen Energy Program Will Save Ratepayers $900K in Electricity Costs

Methuen residents and business owners will save more than $900,000 annually thanks to the newly created Methuen Community Choice Power Supply program. The City of Methuen and Colonial Power Group,…

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Suspension is Victory for Merrimack Valley – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Suspension is Victory for Merrimack Valley – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives May, 2016 Kinder Morgan, a Houston, Texas-based energy infrastructure company, submitted its first letter related to their Northeast Energy Direct Project (NED Project) to the…

Return to Warmer Weather ~ WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN!

Return to Warmer Weather ~ WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN!

  By: Al Kaprielian – May, 2016 After seeing some warm April days with temperatures in the 70’s to low 80’s, our weather has turned noticeably cooler as we moved…

“Corrupt Salisbury Officials” Push Out Owners of Red Ridge Farm

“Corrupt Salisbury Officials” Push Out Owners of Red Ridge Farm

By: Tom Duggan – March, 2016 Salisbury residents Stacie and Mark Warcewicz, owners of The Meadow at Red Ridge Farm have filed a lawsuit against the Town of Salisbury for…

El Nino – Weather 101 with Al Kaprielian

El Nino – Weather 101 with Al Kaprielian

By: Al Kaprielian This winter continues to differ greatly from last winter with warmer temperatures and less snow. This winter is an El Nino winter where the cold artic air…

The Warmest December on Record

The Warmest December on Record

By: Al Kaprielian – Jan. 2016 As December neared the end, we finally saw our first winter storm with snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain. December 2015 will go down…

House Passes Public Records and Solar Legislation – Both Need Changes in Senate

House Passes Public Records and Solar Legislation – Both Need Changes in Senate

By: Linda Dean Campbell – Dec. 2015 Before Thanksgiving, the Massachusetts House passed two important pieces of legislation. One of these bills will make significant changes to our antiquated public…

Want a Pay Raise? Support the Pipeline!

Want a Pay Raise? Support the Pipeline!

By Christine Morabito – December 2015 What we have is a problem of energy inequality. In terms of energy costs, Massachusetts residents pay the highest prices in the nation – three…

Meteorological Winter ~ WEATHER 101 With AL KAPRIELIAN

Meteorological Winter ~ WEATHER 101 With AL KAPRIELIAN

By: Weatherman Al Kaprielian – Dec. 2015 We are now in meteorological winter, which began on December 1st and runs through February 28, 2016. December, January and February are considered…

Salisbury Marina Owner Fined $14,380 for Failure to Prepare Safety Measures Prior to Excavation, Construction Activities  

Salisbury Marina Owner Fined $14,380 for Failure to Prepare Safety Measures Prior to Excavation, Construction Activities  

BOSTON -The owner of a Salisbury marina property, has been fined $14,380 by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP),  for failure to take necessary safety measures prior to initiating…

GMOs and Other Conspiracy Theories

GMOs and Other Conspiracy Theories

By Christine Morabito – November 2015 “Killer Tomatoes” was a cute name for a really silly horror flick. When the term is applied to genetically modified organisms, things get even more…

MassDEP Penalizes Realty Land Trust $105,000 for Violations at Merrill Avenue Site in Haverhill  

MassDEP Penalizes Realty Land Trust $105,000 for Violations at Merrill Avenue Site in Haverhill  

 Foreclosed property had substantial, unauthorized alterations to bordering vegetated wetlands  BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust (LBMLT) $105,000 for unauthorized alterations…

Organic Foods: Not as Healthy as You Think

Organic Foods: Not as Healthy as You Think

By Christine Morabito – October 2015 Organic farming has become a multi-billion-dollar industry. What you don’t know about it may surprise you. Eating organic is supposed to be healthier and better for…

PODCAST – Paying Attention (9-26-15) – Shananigns in Lawrence Elections, Dispatcher in Lawrence Sues City and MORE!

PODCAST – Paying Attention (9-26-15) – Shananigns in Lawrence Elections, Dispatcher in Lawrence Sues City and MORE!

Click the Photo to Listen  With no co-host today (Paul has the day off) Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan interviewed Dan Rajczyk of AspergergerWorks. Then, Tom discusses the Lawrence election…

Keeping People Healthy and our Environment Safe ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Keeping People Healthy and our Environment Safe ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: Sentaor Kathleen Ives – Sept., 2015 In January, I filed Senate bill 1200, An Act to Reduce Exposure to BPA, which is currently before the Joint Committee on Public…

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