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Hey Lowell… Just Call it Like it is

Hey Lowell… Just Call it Like it is

 By: John MacDonald – 8-24-17 The delay by the MSBA, due to pending litigation (Thanks to Ed Kennedy and the Lowell School Committee) to table the vote to move the…

Duggan, McPhee, Diehl, Carr & Ligotti to Headline Veteran Rally & Battle of the Bands Aug. 26

Duggan, McPhee, Diehl, Carr & Ligotti to Headline Veteran Rally & Battle of the Bands Aug. 26

By: John MacDonald – August, 2017 On Saturday, August 26th from 11am to 6pm, Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) will be hosting its very first Veterans Rally and Battle of the…

Jerry Lee Lewis, Part I ~ Cindy’s Vinyl Vault

Jerry Lee Lewis, Part I ~ Cindy’s Vinyl Vault

By: Cindy Annis – July, 2017 Did you folks know that Jerry Lee Lewis is still alive? I know it’s hard to believe, but, Jerry was born on September 29,…

Herman’s Hermits ~ IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

Herman’s Hermits ~ IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

By: Cindy Annis – June, 2017 I hope you enjoyed last month’s column as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing it with you. On June 11, at Carry Hall in Lexington…

Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2017 A support group for family members of murder victims meets in Lowell on the second Tuesday of every month to help those dealing with…

From Revolution to Evolution Lowell Could Become that Shining City on the Hill

From Revolution to Evolution Lowell Could Become that Shining City on the Hill

By: John MacDonald – June, 2017  I attended the controversial special meeting at Lowell City Hall on Tuesday June 20th. As a witness to history I watched the vote for…

Bump Calls for Improved Reporting Process for Drug Addicted Newborns in Audit of Lowell General Hospital

Bump Calls for Improved Reporting Process for Drug Addicted Newborns in Audit of Lowell General Hospital

Audit Finds 9% of Lowell General Hospital’s Reports to State Not Filed in Required Timeframe BOSTON, MA — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today called for improved processes and compliance related…

Olivia Newton John ~ IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

Olivia Newton John ~ IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

By: Cindy Annis – May, 2017 Olivia Newton John was born on September 26, 1948 in Cambridge England to a Welsh mother and German father. She is the youngest in…

Bringing Out the Worst in Lowell

Bringing Out the Worst in Lowell

By: John Macdonald – May, 2017 The question of where a new High School in Lowell should be built (or if it should be built) is bringing the worst out…

Feds Sweep Lawrence, Surrounding Towns, Arrest 34 In Fentanyl Ring

Feds Sweep Lawrence, Surrounding Towns, Arrest 34 In Fentanyl Ring

By: Tom Duggan, May 30, 2017 all photos: Tom Duggan (c) Copyright, 2017 The Valley Patriot Federal, state, county, and federal law enforcement officials conducted a major drug and immigration…

The Dominoes! – IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

The Dominoes! – IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

By: Cindy Annis – April, 2017 The Dominoes group of the 1950’s was not the same group as Derek and the Dominos. They would come a little later in time.…

Age is Just a Number ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Age is Just a Number ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – April, 2017 I can’t walk by Wheezy’s cage without opening the door and showing him some love. He looks up as if to say “you again”…

Will the Lowell Mayor be Allowed to Snub His Veterans?

Will the Lowell Mayor be Allowed to Snub His Veterans?

By: John MacDonald – April, 2017 Several months ago, the Lowell Veterans Commission was tasked by the Lowell City Council to find a way to recognize Walter Bayliss. Mr. Bayliss…

The Duke of Earl – IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

The Duke of Earl – IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

By Cindy Annis – Feb. 2017 Welcome back to our next installment! Eugene Drake Dixon is one, of only a handful of artists to chart in Doo-Wop, Rhythm & Blues,…

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…

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