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The Big Bopper – In he Groove with Cindy Annis

The Big Bopper – In he Groove with Cindy Annis

By: Cindy Annis – Feb. 2017 The Big Bopper was born on October 24, 1930 in Sabine Pass, Texas. His birth name was Jiles Perry Richardson Jr. Being the son…

Signs of Hope from “Belvidere” Residents for a Cawley Stadium High School

Signs of Hope from “Belvidere” Residents  for a Cawley Stadium High School

By: John MacDonald – Feb. 2017 Is the new Facebook public group called “New High School at Cawley Stadium” a sign that there are cracks in the Belvidere “Clark Road…

IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis – The Ronettes Part II

IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis – The Ronettes Part II

THE RONETTES PART II By: Cindy Annis – Jan. 2017 “The Phil Spector Years.” OK? Let’s get right into 1963, when Estelle called Phil Spector. Estelle simply told him about…

The Myths, Facts, and Decision to Renovate Lowell High

The Myths, Facts, and Decision to Renovate Lowell High

By: John MacDonald – Jan. 2017 STORY PHOTO: GEORGE DELUCA According to Wikipedia “damn those pesky websites with interesting historical information.” “ Lowell, Massachusetts was incorporated as a town in…

IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS ~ The Ronettes

IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS ~ The Ronettes

By: Cindy Annis – Dec. 2016 Back in the 1960’s, there were plenty of “Girl Groups,” singing about the boy they were going to marry or the boy next door.…

Lawrence Mayor Failed to Ease People’s Fears ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Dec. 2016)

Lawrence Mayor Failed to Ease People’s Fears ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Dec. 2016)

Earlier this month, when the public learned about a beheading in Lawrence, rumors began to swirl and the public was left with a lot of unanswered questions. Was it terrorism?…

Little Eva ~ IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

Little Eva ~ IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

By: Cindy Annis – Nov. 2016 You know, in the Rock & Roll lives of the stars, there are performers that started out as very young stars and didn’t stop…

IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis ~ Bobby Boris Pickett

IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis ~ Bobby Boris Pickett

By: Cindy Annis – Oct. 2016 Often called the godfather of Halloween, Bobby Boris Pickett was born on February 11, 1938 in Somerville Massachusetts. His real name is Robert George…

An Excellent City Council Sets a Bad Example ~ THE PULSE

An Excellent City Council  Sets a Bad Example ~ THE PULSE

By: John MacDonald – Oct. 2016 On September 27th, without fanfare or discussion, the Lowell City Council approved raises for themselves and the Lowell School Committee. Currently the City Council…

John MacDonald, U.S. Air Force – Desert Storm – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

John MacDonald, U.S. Air Force – Desert Storm – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH This month, The Valley Patriot honors and recognizes Lowell resident John MacDonald not just for his service to the country as a military veteran, but…

Censorship Radio, 980WCAP Station Owner Silences Conservative Talk

Censorship Radio, 980WCAP Station Owner Silences Conservative Talk

Conservative radio talk show host John MacDonald walked out of his show, live, on the air Tuesday morning, after the 980WCAP radio station owner, Sam Poulten, “invaded” the program to ‘redirect’…

Little Richard ~ Cindy’s Vinyl Vault

Little Richard ~ Cindy’s Vinyl Vault

By: Cindy Annis – Sept. 2016 LITTLE RICHARD Well, we hope you enjoyed Bill Haley and His Comets, last month. Let’s go with a little harder rock and see about…

We Must Stand With Our Police

We Must Stand With Our Police

By: John MacDonald – August, 2016 On Wednesday, July 20th I was honored that my friend, Valley Patriot publisher, Tom Duggan, asked me to speak at the Pro Police Rally…

The Perkins Predicament in Lowell ~ THE PULSE

The Perkins Predicament in Lowell ~ THE PULSE

By: John MacDonald – July, 2016 The reality of UMass Lowell and its significant impact on the City of Lowell has hit hard lately. UMass Lowell recently purchased Perkins Park…

MA Attorney General Says She’s Not Banning Guns, Changing Laws

MA Attorney General Says She’s Not Banning Guns, Changing Laws

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy denied reports that she is “banning guns” or  overstepping her authority saying she is neither creating a new law or taking away 2nd amendment rights.…

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