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Smart911 Now Available in Methuen

Smart911 Now Available in Methuen

METHUEN – When it comes to responding to an emergency call, every second counts.  That is why Mayor Stephen N. Zanni has worked with public safety officials, City Councilors &…

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Steve Saba

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Steve Saba

Methuen’s East District has two elected representatives on the city council. The city council votes on local ordinances (laws), and approves spending for the police, fire, schools, and other city…

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…

Why I am Running Again For Methuen School Committee

Why I am Running Again For Methuen School Committee

By D.J. Deeb, M.A., M.S., M.Ed.   As most Valley Patriot readers already know, the Methuen Municipal Elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 7th.  I am running for re-election to the…

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Eunice Zeigler

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Eunice Zeigler

Twenty-nine year old political newcomer Eunice Zeigler says she has the experience and education to lead Methuen on the city council as an East District Councilor. Zeigler, a homeowner who…

An Interview with At-Large Council Candidate Ryan Hamilton

An Interview with At-Large  Council Candidate Ryan Hamilton

Nineteen year old Ryan Hamilton says he wants to represent Methuen on the city council and with only four people running for three open seats in the at large race,…

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – EDMUND SOLOMON – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – EDMUND SOLOMON  – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

METHUEN – This month, The Valley Patriot had scheduled a sit down interview with U.S. Navy War Hero Edmund Solomon. As fate would have it, Mr. Solomon passed away two…

Methuen Scout Recalls Attendance at Jamboree

Methuen Scout Recalls Attendance at Jamboree

By: Liam Norcross – August, 2017 July 17, 2017 at 7 pm I was curious and kind of scared about going to the National Scout Jamboree. I was worried about…

VIDEO: Fire at Broadway and High Street in Methuen

VIDEO: Fire at Broadway and High Street in Methuen

        Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, an author, host of the Paying Attention Radio Program on…

Senator Ives Passes Tax Relief for Military Personnel

Senator Ives Passes Tax Relief for Military Personnel

BOSTON – Today, the State Senate passed an omnibus property tax relief bill S2124 – An Act improving real property tax abatements, application deadlines, and deferrals. This bill improves the…

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.…

Outstanding Methuen Teachers Recognized

Outstanding Methuen Teachers Recognized

By: DJ Deeb – July, 2017 Things are beginning to wind down for the year with Methuen Public Schools. At our June 12th Methuen School Committee meeting, members of the…

Methuen Police Department Announces Promotions

Methuen Police Department Announces Promotions

METHUEN – Chief Joseph Solomon and the Methuen City Council are pleased to announce that the Methuen Police Department promoted seven of its officers this week. On Wednesday, July 12, seven…

46 Graduate from Northern Essex Police Academy

46 Graduate from Northern Essex Police Academy

Of the 46 recruits to graduate from the Northern Essex Community College/Methuen Police Academy on Friday, July 14, during the academy’s fourth commencement ceremony, 40 already have jobs in law…

Methuen Police Looking to Identify Woman Involved in Fatal Accident, One Still Critical

Methuen Police Looking to Identify Woman Involved in Fatal Accident, One Still Critical

  Methuen police have issued an official statement regarding Tuesday morning’s fatality on Riverside Driver.  This morning at approximately 8:00 am The Methuen Police received several 911 calls reporting a…

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