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Methuen City Councilor Joyce Campagnone Fined $5K for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

Methuen City Councilor Joyce Campagnone Fined $5K for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

July 28, 2015 The Massachusetts State Ethics Commission has fined Methuen City Councilor Joyce Campagnone, $1,000 civil penalty for the violation of conflict of interest laws and was ordered to pay restitution…

Pay Raises For Employees, Pay Cut For Methuen Taxpayers

Pay Raises For Employees, Pay Cut For Methuen Taxpayers

By: Councilor Dan Grayton – July, 2015 After a couple weeks of delay, the council passed the fiscal year 2016 municipal budget on June 29th. The $156 million dollar budget…

July, 2015 Valley Patriot Edition #141, Remembering Michelle

July, 2015 Valley Patriot Edition #141, Remembering Michelle

Flip page PDF viewer of the JULY, 2015 Valley Patriot  PDF OF THE JULY, 2015 VALLEY PATRIOT  NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE!! Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley…

BREAKING…. METHUEN…. Multiple Shots Fired on Tenney St

BREAKING…. METHUEN…. Multiple Shots Fired on Tenney St

July 23, 2015 9:45PM|UPDATED 10:45PM BREAKING… METHUEN…. Multiple shots fired on Tenney Street. Methuen Police responded late Thursday night to a call of “shots fired”. When Methuen Police  arrived at…

Fran Gradzewicz Cites Personal Story in Testimony on End of Life Care

Fran Gradzewicz Cites Personal Story in Testimony on End of Life Care

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell July, 2105 Francis “Fran” Gradzewicz, longtime resident of Methuen, was joined by her husband Thomas, her daughter Karen Hayden, and myself, as they brought…

Methuen Woman, Son, Thank Methuen Police Officer Who Saved Her Life

Methuen Woman, Son, Thank Methuen Police Officer Who Saved Her Life

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2015 Methuen resident Christine Prescott went to the Methuen police station last month to thank the officer who saved her life when her heart stopped…

Feds Mandate School Lunch Increase for Methuen ~ Schools to Start Before Labor Day

Feds Mandate School Lunch Increase for Methuen ~ Schools to Start Before Labor Day

By: DJ Deeb – July, 2015 June proved to be a busy and interesting month for Methuen Public Schools. The Federal Government is once again meddling in our schools through…

Police Recover 9MM Handgun, Arrest One in Armed Robbery

Police Recover 9MM Handgun, Arrest One in Armed Robbery

Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon said it was just a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Just before 4AM Saturday morning, Methuen Sgt. Shawn Moore…

VisionMax-Cinema 95 in Salisbury to show Christian Film: “Faith of our Fathers”

VisionMax-Cinema 95 in Salisbury to show Christian Film: “Faith of our Fathers”

Next month The Valley Patriot will be publishing an interview with one of the writers of Faith of Our Fathers, Tom Saab of Salisbury. The movie will be shown at…

Merrimack Valley’s Queer Youth and Gay Straight Alliance in Grammar Schools

Merrimack Valley’s Queer Youth and Gay Straight Alliance in Grammar Schools

By: Dani Langevin: June, 2015 Last month I had the pleasure of visiting Methuen High School and sitting in on a meeting of the GSA (Gay Straight Alliance). Several of…

Methuen Schools to Start Before Labor Day

Methuen Schools to Start Before Labor Day

By: DJ Deeb – June, 2015 The end of the school year is always an exciting time for students, parents, teachers, and support staff. May and June are always busily…

June, 2015 Valley Patriot – Edition #140 – Release the Public Records

June, 2015 Valley Patriot – Edition #140 – Release the Public Records

Flip page PDF viewer of the JUNE 2015 Valley Patriot  PDF OF THE JUNE 2015 VALLEY PATRIOT  NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE!!   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2015

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2015

PUBLIC RECORDS SIDENOTES By now you know I’m in a fight to change the state’s fake public records law. One of the things not really discussed in the many stories…

State Auditor Bump on Balancing Work, Leadership and Laundry

State Auditor Bump on Balancing Work, Leadership and Laundry

By: Jessica Finocchiaro – June, 2015 NORTH ANDOVER—Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump is the first female to serve as Auditor in the Commonwealth’s history, and she spoke frankly about her…

Methuen Mayor Zanni Brings Science to Fourth Graders

Methuen Mayor Zanni Brings Science to Fourth Graders

METHUEN – Will an orange float in a bucket of water? What if it is peeled? The fourth-graders at St. Monica School and those in Christine Habib’s class at the…

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