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Free Speech Does Not Stop at the School House Doors – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (5-19)

Free Speech Does Not Stop at the School House Doors – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (5-19)

For too long, public education officials in this country have been bullying students in the classroom with impunity, preaching their political opinions as fact, and punishing students who do not…

MA Caucus of Women Legislators Ushers in a New Session

MA Caucus of Women Legislators Ushers in a New Session

By: Tram Nguyen, April, 2019 The 191st legislative session of the Massachusetts General Court is well underway on Beacon Hill with a record number of women represented in the first-year…

Andover Fire Rescue Formally Elevates New Deputy Chief and Lieutenants and Swears in 3 New Firefighters

Andover Fire Rescue Formally Elevates New Deputy Chief and Lieutenants and Swears in 3 New Firefighters

  ANDOVER — Fire Chief Michael Mansfield is pleased to share that six members of Andover Fire Rescue were sworn into new ranks Tuesday, and the department also gained three…

Rep. Nguyen Announces Sponsored Bills Filed – Seeks Protection for Foster Animals

Rep. Nguyen Announces Sponsored Bills Filed –  Seeks Protection for Foster Animals

BOSTON, MA — Rep. Tram T. Nguyen today announced the filing of twenty-one new bills for the 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Among the new bills are…

Raytheon Company Penalized $45,750 for Wetlands Violations in Andover  

Raytheon Company Penalized $45,750 for Wetlands Violations in Andover  

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized Massachusetts-based Raytheon Company $45,750 for unauthorized destruction of approximately 5,000 square feet of bordering vegetated wetland during site work at…

Hey Columbia Gas- The Homeless Have No Temporary Homes

Hey Columbia Gas- The Homeless Have No Temporary Homes

By: Joe D’Amore  – November, 2018 There are at least 350 trailers dotting the landscape of Campagnone green and the large parking lot at Pemberton Park along North Canal street…

Town of Andover Invites Residents to Support Local Businesses on Small Business Saturday

Town of Andover Invites Residents to Support Local Businesses on Small Business Saturday

Family-Friendly Event Will Feature Touch-A-Truck and Other Activities Downtown ANDOVER – Town Manager Andrew Flanagan and Director of Business, Arts and Cultural Development Ann Ormond are pleased to announce that…

Finally, Warren, Markey Demand Explanation from Columbia Gas on Delayed Gas Restoration Timeline in Merrimack Valley

Finally, Warren, Markey Demand Explanation from Columbia Gas on Delayed Gas Restoration Timeline in Merrimack Valley

 Residents May Not Have Gas Service Restored Until Mid-December, Over 3 Months After Explosions Text of the Letter (PDF) Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward…

Gas Contractor Feeney Brothers Thrown Out of Lawrence and Andover, Still Doing Gas Work in North Andover

Gas Contractor Feeney Brothers Thrown Out of Lawrence and Andover, Still Doing Gas Work in North Andover

By: Tom Duggan – Oct. 20, 2018 RIVERA THROWS FEENEY OUT OF LAWRENCE Despite denying responsibility for the gas explosions in the Greater Lawrence area on September 13th, and an…

Ballardvale Native, Former Lawrence City Councilor Richard Lawrence to Share Stories of His Life as Multiracial Black-Man

Ballardvale Native, Former Lawrence City Councilor Richard Lawrence to Share Stories of His Life as Multiracial Black-Man

West Parish Church extends an invitation to members of the public to hear the presentation. Sunday, September 23rd at 4:00 p.m. at West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road in Andover.…

Andover Police Investigating Bank Robbery

Andover Police Investigating Bank Robbery

  Andover Police are looking to identify two men who robbed a bank in town Saturday morning, Sept. 8. ANDOVER — Chief Patrick Keefe reports that the Andover Police Department…

Legislature Passes Credit Protection Bill to Protect Consumers in the Wake of Equifax Breach

Legislature Passes Credit Protection Bill to Protect Consumers in the Wake of Equifax Breach

Bill creates stronger protections against identity theft and data breaches for all consumers in the Commonwealth  BOSTON — The state legislature on Thursday voted to pass final language of a bill…

MassDEP Fines Andover Trucking Company $33K for Failing to Address, File Reports on Fuel Spill Following Rt. 495 Accident

MassDEP Fines Andover Trucking Company $33K for Failing to Address, File Reports on Fuel Spill Following Rt. 495 Accident

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has fined Airfreight Express Corp. of Andover $33,000 for failing to take actions to address a release of diesel fuel to…

Andover Police Investigating Threat Involving Phillips Academy

Andover Police Investigating Threat Involving Phillips Academy

This updated version reflects the fact that while final exams were cancelled today, the Phillips Academy campus remained open. ANDOVER — Chief Patrick Keefe reports that the Andover Police Department…

GLTS Students Restore Fleet of Lawrence Police Cruisers

GLTS Students Restore Fleet of Lawrence Police Cruisers

    ANDOVER — Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to announce that GLTS partnered with the Lawrence Police Department to restore three police cruisers. Juniors and seniors in the school’s…

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