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The Teaching Gene ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

The Teaching Gene ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – Feb. 2016 Apparently my December column created quite a stir. I discovered that my administration received some unsolicited phone calls. Why wouldn’t those people contact me?…

Valley Patriot Announces Nominees for the 12th Anniversary BASH Scholarship and Award Night

Valley Patriot Announces Nominees for the 12th Anniversary BASH Scholarship and Award Night

The Valley Patriot newspaper has announced the nominees for the 2016 Valley Patriot BASH Awards. Winners will be announced at the Valley Patriot’s 12th Anniversary BASH ceremony on March 25th at the Firefighter’s…

Say NO To Common Core English at Methuen High

Say NO To Common Core  English at Methuen High

By: DJ Deeb – Feb. 2016 There is currently a push being made by some members of the Methuen School District Administration to push members of the Methuen School Committee…

Knowing the Differences Between Physicians, Physician’s Assistants, & Nurse Practitioners

Knowing the Differences Between Physicians, Physician’s Assistants, & Nurse Practitioners

Our center staffs a range of medical experts with varying skills, specialties and levels of expertise. During your visit, you may hear different people introduce themselves as a physician, nurse…

Winter Pests ~ THE PEST END GIRLS!

Winter Pests ~ THE PEST END GIRLS!

Though we have enjoyed an extremely mild fall, we know all-too-well that winter in New England can quickly sneak up on us and inflict a lot of misery. In addition…

Methuen Sticker Shock Campaign

Methuen Sticker Shock Campaign

On Saturday, December 19th, Evelyn Rodriguez of the Lawrence/Methuen Community Coalition (LMCC) under the Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, collaborated with the Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) of Methuen…

Book On A Mission: “Ward of the State” to Raise Money for Local Foster Kids

Book On A Mission: “Ward of the State” to Raise Money for Local Foster Kids

The story of one foster kid is on the shelves to raise money to help hundreds more. A small non-profit is taking aim at a huge goal. The Foster Kids…

Stronger Support by Medical Community Needed to Address Opioid Crisis

Stronger Support by Medical Community Needed to Address Opioid Crisis

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Jan. 2016 We have an opportunity in coming weeks in the Legislature to send the Governor a comprehensive piece of legislation to further…

Forgiving and Living with a Broken Heart ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Forgiving and Living with a Broken Heart  ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – Jan. 2016 Meet Hector Black: Hector is a ninety-year-old man who lives in Tennessee. He has been featured on StoryCorps, Radiolab, and The Moth. He fought…

Powerball’s Historic Jackpot and What it Means to the Local Economy

Powerball’s Historic Jackpot and What it Means to the Local Economy

By: Tom Duggan, 1-12-15 Massachusetts State Lottery Director Michael Sweeney told the Valley Patriot Tuesday morning that the Powerball jackpot has been adjusted to $1.5B, the largest lottery payout in…

The 22nd Annual Festival of Trees 2015 – Another Methuen Success Story!

The 22nd Annual Festival of Trees 2015 – Another Methuen Success Story!

  By: Jen Jones – December, 2015 The Festival of Trees does it again! Year after year, hundreds of uniquely decorated festive holiday trees and wreaths are on display, as…

Country Care Kids Opens in Methuen

Country Care Kids Opens in Methuen

Country Kids Child Care is a new child care program conveniently located at 114 Cross Street in Methuen with easy access to route 93 Pelham Street exit, Route 213, and…

The War on Public Education ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

The War on Public Education ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – December, 2015 I used to love my career. I was proud to be an educator. I woke up every day looking forward to the curriculum I…

Continuing our Focus on Veterans and the Opioid Epidemic ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Continuing our Focus on Veterans and the Opioid Epidemic  ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Kathleen Ives Dec. 2015 The Massachusetts Senate recently completed the first year of a two-year legislative session by sending to the governor’s desk legislation for increased penalties for…

House Passes Public Records and Solar Legislation – Both Need Changes in Senate

House Passes Public Records and Solar Legislation – Both Need Changes in Senate

By: Linda Dean Campbell – Dec. 2015 Before Thanksgiving, the Massachusetts House passed two important pieces of legislation. One of these bills will make significant changes to our antiquated public…