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2017-2018 Legislative Session: Expanding Land Conservation

2017-2018 Legislative Session: Expanding Land Conservation

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – Nov, 2016 Leading up to the beginning of a new formal legislative session in January, I’m focusing in on which bills will be priorities…

Gr. Lawrence Tech Students Start Opioid Prevention Task Force

Gr. Lawrence Tech Students Start Opioid Prevention Task Force

Inspired by Methuen’s Phil Lahey, students at the Greater Lawrence Tech School have started a Drug Education Task Force. Lahey, a former Methuen Councilor and the main force in the…

In the Name of Patriotism ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

In the Name of Patriotism ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – Oct. 2016 What is patriotism today? From what I can see it is fear, bigotry and ignorance. This came to my attention when someone on Facebook,…

Say No To Charter Schools, Vote No on Question #2

Say No To Charter Schools, Vote No on Question #2

By: DJ Deeb – Oct. 2016 Methuen Schools are on the move and many great things are happening with the start of the 2016-2017 school year. At our September 12th…

Methuen Police K-9 “Buddy” Completes Explosive Detection Training

Methuen Police K-9 “Buddy” Completes Explosive Detection Training

Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni and Police Chief Joseph Solomon have announced that the Methuen Police Department’s K-9, “Buddy” and his handler, Officer Timothy Getchell, have completed 16 weeks of explosive…

Gov. Legislature Working Together to Change Bridgewater State, Increase Access to Mental Health Care

Gov. Legislature Working Together to  Change Bridgewater State, Increase  Access to Mental Health Care

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Oct, 2016 Bridgewater State Hospital is the center of attention for a number of high profile incidents stemming from the use of excessive…

Methuen Detectives Arrest Suspect in Bank Robbery

Methuen Detectives Arrest Suspect in Bank Robbery

METHUEN — The Methuen Police Department has arrested a man over the weekend for an armed robbery that occurred at a local bank last week. On Thursday, Oct. 20, just…

47 New Officers Graduate from NECC Methuen Police Academy, Two Graduates Join Methuen Police Dept.

47 New Officers Graduate from NECC Methuen Police Academy, Two Graduates Join Methuen Police Dept.

Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni and Police Chief Joseph Solomon are pleased to announce that 47 new officers graduated from the Northern Essex Community College (NECC)/Methuen Police Academy last week. On Friday,…

Methuen Becomes First City in MA to Have Early Voting

Methuen Becomes First City in MA to Have Early Voting

The City of Methuen has announced that all registered voters will be able to vote before Election Day for the first time ever in Massachusetts. Early voting will begin on October…

Teachers Lives Matter ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Teachers Lives Matter ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – Sept. 2016 Last month, Tom Duggan posted a comment asking people if they supported merit pay for teachers and the claws came out. I’ve been an…

An Answer to Some Critics of the Expanded Use of NARCAN

An Answer to Some Critics of the  Expanded Use of NARCAN

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Sept, 2016 During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln explained his reluctance to impose capital punishment upon homesick soldiers that deserted or upon young…

PHOTOS ADDED: Police Seeking Public’s Help Finding Methuen Murder Suspect

PHOTOS ADDED: Police Seeking Public’s Help Finding Methuen Murder Suspect

9-12-16 Massachusetts State Police and Methuen Police are asking for the public’s help in finding murder suspect Emilio DeLarosa (age 32). DeLarosa is suspected of murdering his ex-girlfriend  Wanda Rosa (age…

Medical Interpreter Information Session Offered at NECC

Medical Interpreter Information Session Offered at NECC

An information session, for individuals interested in enrolling in a Medical Interpreter Certificate Program at Northern Essex Community College, will be held on Saturday, September 10, from 10 to 11…

Republican Sheriff Candidate Jim Jajuga Jr. Won’t Pledge to Support GOP Nominee

Republican Sheriff Candidate Jim Jajuga Jr. Won’t Pledge to Support GOP Nominee

  PAYING ATTENTION ON LINE EXTRA During the republican debate for Essex County Sheriff in Methuen last month, each of the candidates were asked if they would support their party’s…

Republicans Spar Over Building New Facility, Bed Space

Republicans Spar Over Building New Facility, Bed Space

“This is not a time to build new prisons unless they are completely dilapidated and inhumane, then absolutely, but we don’t build new prisons because we are not managing our…