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Lawrence’s Captain McNamara Appointed Methuen Police Chief (Methuen)

Lawrence’s Captain McNamara Appointed Methuen Police Chief (Methuen)

8-31-21 After a highly competitive selection process, Mayor Perry has announced he has selected Lawrence Police Captain Scott McNamara to be the city’s next Police Chief. McNamara brings over 25 years of…

Pearlstein Ignored Leadership Failures and Faulty Government Systems in Holyoke Nursing Home Tragedy

Pearlstein Ignored Leadership Failures and Faulty Government Systems in Holyoke Nursing Home Tragedy

By: Linda Dean Campbell – Aug. 2021 In May, a special committee formed by the Massachusetts Legislature released the report on its investigation of the COVID-19 outbreak at the Holyoke…

Methuen’s Councilor Saba Says He Would Rather People Go Hungry

Methuen’s Councilor Saba Says He Would Rather People Go Hungry

Methuen City Councilor Steve Saba (who is Chairman of the city council) says that he would rather Methuen residents go hungry than to receive food donations delivered by a company…

Attorney General Finds Methuen City Council Subcommittee Violated the Open Meeting Law ~ Will Take No Action

Attorney General Finds Methuen City Council Subcommittee Violated the Open Meeting Law ~ Will Take No Action

Aug. 17, 2021 The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office has ruled that a Subcommittee of the Methuen City Council has violated the open meeting law. In a letter sent to councilors, the…

Methuen Discourages Participation in Local Elections ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Aug. 2021)

Methuen Discourages Participation in Local Elections ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Aug. 2021)

Aug. 2021 For years we have called the public’s attention to the way Methuen elections are structured to subvert democracy and keep political insiders in power. This year’s upcoming municipal…

PDF of the August, 2021 Valley Patriot ~ Let Them Go Hungry

PDF of the August, 2021 Valley Patriot ~ Let Them Go Hungry

PDF of the August, 2021 Valley Patriot ValleyPatriotThe Valley Patriot is a free monthly print newspaper serving Northern Massachusetts, and Southern New Hampshire. The print edition is published by the…

Support for Our Community The House Budget

Support for Our Community The House Budget

By: State Rep. Linda Campbell We are very fortunate to have a strong and experienced team of legislators in the Merrimack Valley House delegation. With the support of my colleagues,…

Methuen Village Unveils New Community Renovations

Methuen Village Unveils New Community Renovations

METHUEN – Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park has unveiled all-new renovations to their community rooms. The Assisted Living and Compass Memory Support community, nestled on the Spicket River, has been…

Methuen’s Coach Tom Ryan Reflects on Successful 2020 Season

Methuen’s Coach Tom Ryan Reflects on Successful 2020 Season

By: Eric Spagnoli – July, 2021 In April 2020, the Methuen High School Varsity Football Team closed out their season with an overall record of 5-2. Despite a shortened season…

Why I’m Running for MA State Auditor ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Why I’m Running for MA State Auditor ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Massachusetts people have too often been left in the dark due to the secretive and inaccessible culture of centralized power on Beacon Hill. Recently, I announced…

Valley Patriot Settles Lawsuit with Former Methuen Mayor ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

Valley Patriot Settles Lawsuit with Former Methuen Mayor ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

July, 2021 The Valley Patriot has put yet another libel lawsuit behind us. The most recent suit, brought by a former Methuen Mayor alleging defamation and libel, never made it…

Methuen, North Andover See Reduction in Crime

Methuen, North Andover See Reduction in Crime

  By: Eric Spagnoli- June, 2021 While crime has increased across the country in the last year – particularly violent crime – The Valley Patriot has found that almost all…

The Holyoke Tragedy: Demand Accountability

The Holyoke Tragedy: Demand Accountability

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – June, 2021 The Special Joint Oversight Committee charged with investigating the COVID-19 related deaths of veterans at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home released a…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR ~ LETTER: Local Officials Should Embrace The Valley Patriot, Paying Attention Podcast

LETTER TO THE EDITOR ~ LETTER: Local Officials Should Embrace The Valley Patriot, Paying Attention Podcast

To the Editor: I recently purchased ads for the Valley Patriot and Paying attention podcast, not because we need the business but because we want to support both mediums. In…

DCF Must be Reformed ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

DCF Must be Reformed ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, In late March, we were all devastated to learn of the tragedy involving David Almond, the 14-year-old autistic boy who died last October after being found…

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