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Methuen Police Capture Hit and Run Driver Who Killed 11 Year Old Jaydee Soto

Methuen Police Capture Hit and Run Driver Who Killed 11 Year Old Jaydee Soto

By Tom Duggan – 9-9-17 VIDEO OF CAR BEING TOWED OFF NEWBURY ST Methuen police arrested 23-year-old Lawrence resident, Steven Toro Saturday afternoon, charging him as the driver in the…

* CAPTURED* Lawrence Police Capture One Man Crime Spree in Early Morning Raid

* CAPTURED* Lawrence Police Capture One Man Crime Spree in Early Morning Raid

UPDATED: 9-8-17 LAWRENCE –  Lawrence Police have apprehended a violent felon who was wanted by multiple area law enforcement agencies on numerous charges. In the early morning hours of Sunday…

LAWRENCE: Shooting on Whitman St – 10 Shots Into Gray Honda

LAWRENCE: Shooting on Whitman St – 10 Shots Into Gray Honda

  By: Tom Duggan -Sept.1 2017 Witnesses told The Valley Patriot that a man with a black hat walked up to a gray Honda on Whitman Street in Lawrence and…

2 Kilos of Fentanyl 1 Kilo of Heroin Seized in Homeland Security, State Police Raid on Bailey St. in Lawrence Two In Custody

2 Kilos of Fentanyl 1 Kilo of Heroin Seized in Homeland Security, State Police Raid on Bailey St. in Lawrence Two In Custody

By: Tom Duggan – Sept. 1, 2017 Officials from the office of Homeland Security and the Massachusetts State Police conducted a joint raid in Lawrence last Thursday at the corner…

Lawrence General Hospital to Offer Aquatic Therapy at Andover/North Andover YMCA

Lawrence General Hospital to Offer Aquatic Therapy at Andover/North Andover YMCA

Starting this September, Lawrence General Hospital will offer a new aquatic therapy program at the Andover/North Andover YMCA. This service is one of only two aquatic therapy programs in the…

FREE KITTENS – ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

FREE KITTENS – ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – August, 2017 “I am looking for a free kitten.” When I hear this statement I can’t help but cringe. My reply is always the same—“There is…

Lawrence Police Respond to Two Shootings in an Hour Friday

Lawrence Police Respond to Two Shootings in an Hour Friday

By: Tom Duggan – Aug. 25, 2017 VIDEO OF REPORTER ARRIVING AT THE SCENE While Lawrence Police were racing through the streets Friday afternoon trying to keep up with assaults,…

Food for Thought: The Revolving Test Kitchen!

Food for Thought:  The Revolving Test Kitchen!

LAWRENCE – Launched on December 1, 2016, the Revolving Test Kitchen (RTK) is an incubator and pop-up restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Lawrence at Northern Essex Community College’s…

NECC Offers Info Sessions on Nurse Assistant Programs 

NECC Offers Info Sessions on Nurse Assistant Programs 

Northern Essex Community College will hold information sessions for a five-week, non-credit nursing assistant program that is offered twice this fall at NECC Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St. in Lawrence, Entry K.…

Traffic Accident in Lawrence Leads to Major Pot Bust

Traffic Accident in Lawrence Leads to Major Pot Bust

On Thursday August 10th two individuals were taken into custody following a traffic accident on route 114 in Lawrence. At approximately 2:40 PM Lawrence Police responded to a traffic accident…

New Hampshire Hypocrisy: A “Drug Den” When Convenient ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (08-17)

New Hampshire Hypocrisy: A “Drug Den” When Convenient ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (08-17)

A few months ago the governor of New Hampshire called out the City of Lawrence as the source of their “drug crisis” and “opioid epidemic”. He painted a picture of…

Great Energy and a Packed Hearing for Civics Education

Great Energy and a Packed Hearing for Civics Education

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – July, 2017 One looming challenge for our country and Massachusetts is a general lack of civic engagement on the part of our young people.…

Turning Lucifer into Lucius ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

Turning Lucifer into Lucius ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – July, 2017 When you rescue kittens that were born outside, chances are very good that they will need some degree of socialization, or taming. Kittens born…

Rep. Moran (D), On Increasing Minority Pot Dispensaries and Lawrence’s Pot Ban

Rep. Moran (D), On Increasing Minority Pot Dispensaries and Lawrence’s Pot Ban

By: Tom Duggan – July 29, 2017 Last week the Lawrence city council voted to ban the sale of marijuana within the city limits. The unanimous vote (9-0) came after…

Lawrence Mayor Cracks Down on “Tent City” Homeless Encampment, Sets Up Police Command Under Bridge

Lawrence Mayor Cracks Down on “Tent City” Homeless Encampment, Sets Up Police Command Under Bridge

  By Tom Duggan – July 26, 2017 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera’s new “Homeless Coordinator” Anil “Nilly” DaCosta has issued a new directive to manage the ongoing problem of dozens…