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Wanda Bozek Left Her Mark on Dracut

Wanda Bozek Left Her Mark on Dracut

By: Brian Genest – Nov. 2020 Love, learning, and land are the legacies left by the life of Wanda Bozek. The well-known Dracut native, an indelible force in town, passed…

Gen-Z GOP Needs Some Extra TLC

Gen-Z GOP Needs Some Extra TLC

By: Brian Genest – Oct. 2020 Once in a great while, a grassroots political movement emerges and changes our world. Gen Z GOP isn’t one of them. The only thing…

Do Your Town’s Politicians Support the Police?

Do Your Town’s Politicians Support the Police?

By: Brian Genest – Sept. 2020 The town of Dracut is in the news—for something positive. The Board of Selectmen stepped up, spoke out and backed the blue. The five…

Time to Wake up Dracut’s Woke Politicians

Time to Wake up Dracut’s Woke Politicians

Help The Valley Patriot Stay in Business Your Donation of ANY Amount helps  By: Brian Genest – Aug. 2020 Do you support the police? Do you support law and order?…

Dracut Police Cite Driver After Allegedly Causing Crash That Injured Another Motorist

Dracut Police Cite Driver After Allegedly Causing Crash That Injured Another Motorist

  DRACUT — Acting Chief Stephen D. Chaput reports that the Dracut Police Department responded to a serious crash today, continuing a trend of increased motor vehicle crashes in town…

Dracut Voters Issue Strong Mandate for Change

Dracut Voters Issue Strong Mandate for Change

  By: Brian Genest – July, 2020 Times are a-changin’ in Dracut. After the town scandals of 2019, it’s about time! Just ask the voters… This year, in a five-way…

HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH ~ Dracut’s Alfred Araskiewicz: Paratrooper and Glider – 82nd Airborne

HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH ~ Dracut’s Alfred Araskiewicz: Paratrooper and Glider – 82nd Airborne

By: John Cuddy – July, 2020 DRACUT – Born April 19, 1927, the youngest son of Polish immigrants, Dracut’s Alfred Araskiewicz was introduced to me by a fellow Scout leader,…

Things Keep Looking up for the MassGOP

Things Keep Looking up for the MassGOP

By: Brian Genest – April, 2020 It’s been a heck of a good year for the MassGOP and Chairman Jim Lyons. Our Republican Party has a Republican leader at the…

Roger Daigle Lived His Life with Love

Roger Daigle Lived His Life with Love

By: Brian Genest – Feb. 2020 A bright light has gone out in Dracut. Former Selectman Roger Daigle, a well-known citizen who was well known for his strong opinions about…

Don’t vote for Republicans like Mary Burns ~ THE DRACUT UPDATE with BRIAN GENEST

Don’t vote for Republicans like Mary Burns ~ THE DRACUT UPDATE with BRIAN GENEST

By Brian Genest It’s a fight for the heart and soul of the Massachusetts Republican Party. If you’re a Republican who cares about the future of the MassGOP, you should…

Dracut Police Charge Youth Hockey Coach with Three Counts of Sexual Assault

Dracut Police Charge Youth Hockey Coach with Three Counts of Sexual Assault

  DRACUT — Chief Peter Bartlett reports that a local youth hockey coach has been arrested and charged with three counts of sexual assault on a player on his hockey…

Dracut Plagued by Government Scandals in 2019

Dracut Plagued by Government Scandals in 2019

By: Brian Genest – Deember, 2019 It was a memorable year in Dracut. Unfortunately, it was memorable for a number of self-inflicted struggles, shenanigans and scandals at town hall that…

All Aboard to Honor Our Vietnam Veterans

All Aboard to Honor  Our Vietnam Veterans

If you’re reading this column, please thank a veteran for making it possible. Since our country’s founding nearly 250 years ago, our veterans have fought to protect and defend all…

Pat Walor of the 9th Infantry! Dairy Farmer, WW II Infantryman, American Hero! ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Pat Walor of the 9th Infantry! Dairy Farmer, WW II Infantryman, American Hero!   ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy -Oct.2019 Dracut’s Pat Walor was born on his family’s farm in Peabody, Massachusetts in 1923 – the second youngest of eleven children. His father was a dirt…

Fire Department Issues Cause Backdraft in Dracut

Fire Department Issues Cause Backdraft in Dracut

By: Brian Genest – Oct. 2019 Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire, especially in Dracut. Just ask town firefighters. As the result of a number of smoldering issues, members of…

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