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Protecting Kids – In Your Corner with Katy Ives

Protecting Kids  – In Your Corner with Katy Ives

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives April, 2014 April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. I’m glad to report two recent developments that will strengthen safety for our children in the Commonwealth.…

Seven Year Old Comes out of Closet – Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Seven Year Old Comes out of Closet – Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

 By: Dani Langevin – April, 2014 When I was in third grade, just eight years old, I had a huge crush on Nicky (Nicole) Dalby. Nicky was this Alice in…

We must Remove the Most Vulnerable Children in Danger

We must Remove the Most Vulnerable Children in Danger

By: Joe D’Amore – April, 2014 There are heroes who work with foster families and children in Massachusetts and are on the front line of caring for children at risk…

House, Senate Pass VALOR Act II

House, Senate Pass VALOR Act II

(BOSTON) – Representative Frank A. Moran (D-Lawrence) joined his colleagues in the Legislature to pass the VALOR Act II which builds upon existing legislation to expand opportunities and services for…

Valley Patriot of the Month – Hero in Our Midst: Amesbury Police Officer Jason Kooken

Valley Patriot of the Month – Hero in Our Midst: Amesbury Police Officer Jason Kooken

By: Justess Jacobson – April, 2014 Last month The Valley Patriot awarded Amesbury Police Officer Jason Kooken with The Valley Patriot, Officer Tom Duggan Sr. Law Enforcement Award. Officer Duggan’s…

Lou Pelletier, Father of Justina on Paying Attention with Tom Duggan (980WCAP) 4-19-14

Lou Pelletier, Father of Justina on Paying Attention with Tom Duggan (980WCAP) 4-19-14

Podcast of Paying Attention with Tom Duggan, April 19, 2014. Paying Attention is produced by Chris Poublon and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK HERE…

MA Communities Unite to Combat Heroin Epidemic

MA Communities Unite to Combat Heroin Epidemic

By: Christine Morabito – March 2014 Because of its proximity to Interstates 495, 95 and 93, the Merrimack Valley has been uniquely impacted by a shocking increase in heroin and prescription…

Haverhill Narcotics Team Make Several Drug Arrests in Bradford – Money, Drugs Seized

Haverhill Narcotics Team Make Several Drug Arrests in Bradford – Money, Drugs Seized

HAVERHILL – APRIL 18, 2014 Alert residents of the South Pleasant St. section of Bradford reported they observed unusual activity consistent with drug sales and usage in their neighborhood. Haverhill…

Jerry Robito to Challenge Frank Cousins for Sheriff in 2016

Jerry Robito to Challenge Frank Cousins for Sheriff in 2016

By: Jerry Robito – April, 2014 The position of Sheriff should not be held by a career politician. Instead, it should be held by a law enforcement professional who has…

With Lenny Degnan Convicted We Urge More Indictments ~ Valley Patriot Editorial (April, 2014)

With Lenny Degnan Convicted We Urge More Indictments ~  Valley Patriot Editorial (April, 2014)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL For years we have called for investigations into what State Rep. Jim Lyons called the “criminal enterprise” of the Lantigua Administration in Lawrence. For years we have…

Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist Tracey Zysk Receives National Award from Pet Sitters International (PSI) 2013 Platinum PAW Award

Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist Tracey Zysk Receives National Award from Pet Sitters International (PSI) 2013 Platinum PAW Award

  Valley Patriot doggie columnist Tracey Zysk o North Andover, owner of Wiggles & Jiggles Pet Care in North Andover, Mass., has won a national award by Pet Sitter’s International for promoting…

The American Legion and Dealing with the VA

The American Legion and Dealing with the VA

By: John Lenotte – March, 2014 As we start to turn the corner to Spring (I HOPE!!) members of the American Legion and other veterans service organizations look to arrive…

Bettencourt’s Retirement Marks the End of an Era on the Field and in The Classroom

Bettencourt’s Retirement Marks the End  of an Era on the Field and in The Classroom

D.J. Bettencourt While this special 10th Anniversary edition of The Valley Patriot represents a wonderful accomplishment for this publication, it also represents a personal milestone for the Bettencourt family. This…

NIMBYS – The Empty Chair Show – By Phil Lahey

NIMBYS – The Empty Chair Show – By Phil Lahey

By: Phi Lahey – March, 2014 For those of you who don’t know what that stands for, it means “Not in My Backyard”. Lately there has been much media attention…

A Timely Collection of Beauty Captured in Photography at Sweethaven Studio in Newburyport

A Timely Collection of Beauty Captured in Photography at Sweethaven Studio in Newburyport

  By: Rebeccah Pearson – April, 2014 Sweethaven Studio is the dream of Greg Nikas, and specializes in portraits of families, children, and high school senior portraits located in downtown…

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