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Council Actions by Incumbent Compelled Me to Run for Methuen’s West District

Council Actions by Incumbent Compelled Me to Run for Methuen’s West District

By: Ken Willette – August, 2015 I have enjoyed living in Methuen for most of my life. As a former City Councilor at Large and School Committee Member, I have…

SHENANIGANS! ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

SHENANIGANS! ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

Last month the Massachusetts Legislature delayed a scheduled vote on a public records reform bill after getting pressure from the very politicians who will have to pay the price for…

90 Year Old Veteran Gets Degree from Merrimack College

90 Year Old Veteran Gets Degree from Merrimack College

Merrimack College will award a Bachelor of Arts degree to Methuen resident Harold Paragamian in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 2nd, in Our Mother of Good Counsel Chapel…

Rep. DiZoglio to File Bill Exempting Active Duty Military from Excise Tax

Rep. DiZoglio to File Bill Exempting Active Duty Military from Excise Tax

State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) says she believes those who put their lives on the line for our country in the United States military should not have to pay excise…

Rep. DiZoglio Secures Additional Funding for Merrimack Valley Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative

Rep. DiZoglio Secures Additional Funding for Merrimack Valley Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative

Included in this year’s 2016 State Budget is an amendment, sponsored by State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen), for $25,000 toward the Lawrence-Methuen Community Coalition (LMCC)’s recently formed Merrimack Valley Opioid…

Methuen Candidates for City Office Turn in Nomination Papers

Methuen Candidates for City Office Turn in Nomination Papers

By: Tom Duggan – August 4, 2015 In order for any candidate for public office to have their name appear on the ballot at election time, they must get nomination…

Friends of Merrimack Valley Hospice Bring Comfort to Patients

Friends of Merrimack Valley  Hospice Bring Comfort to Patients

July, 2015 Friends of Merrimack Valley Hospice is supporting the patients and families served by Merrimack Valley Hospice House with their recent purchase of recliners for each of the private…

Natural Immunity: The Road Less Traveled

Natural Immunity:  The Road Less Traveled

By: Stephanie Jaskot – July, 2015 Making the best decisions for your family isn’t an easy thing to do. Questioning the ‘norms’ in America can cause you to be degraded…

Protecting Our Communities in the Age of Fracking Gas ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Protecting Our Communities in the Age of Fracking Gas  ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives July, 2015 In June, I attended the Methuen City Council’s special meeting where Kinder Morgan, a Houston-based energy infrastructure company, presented their plan for…

Hateful Bible Thumpers ~ YE GAY Ol’ VALLEY

Hateful Bible Thumpers ~ YE GAY Ol’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – July, 2015 On June 26, the Supreme Court of the United States voted that denying gays and lesbians the right to marry is unconstitutional. As expected,…

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…

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…

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…

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