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Reflecting Back and Moving Massachusetts Forward ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Reflecting Back and Moving Massachusetts Forward ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Kathleen O’Connor Ives – January, 2015 In my first legislative session we passed a number of significant laws, including requiring nursing homes, rest homes, or other long term care…

Methuen Students to Take the Stage at Stoneham Theatre ~ Winter Fest 2015

Methuen Students to Take the Stage at Stoneham Theatre ~ Winter Fest 2015

(Stoneham, MA) Two Methuen students will perform on stage at Stoneham Theatre as part of the young company Winter Festival 2015 from January 30–February 8, 2015. the young company offers…

Heroes Honored

Heroes Honored

By: Jen Jones – December, 2014 The Methuen Exchange Club hosted their 20th Annual Awards Night on November 18th at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club. This is a special event…

Don’t Overeat Anymore! Don’t Smoke or You Will Die! Stop Worrying! Relax!

Don’t Overeat Anymore! Don’t Smoke or You Will Die! Stop Worrying! Relax!

By: Jerry Valley – December, 2014 While these words might work, they also might incite and conger up resistance, anger and non-compliance as the subconscious mind could see those words…

Tom Duggan’s December Notebook ~ HEROES & BOZOS of 2014!

Tom Duggan’s December Notebook ~ HEROES & BOZOS of 2014!

      BOZO OF THE YEAR – LENNY DEGNAN – It takes a lot to get bozo of the year but Lenny Degnan, (former Chief of Staff for Lawrence…

7 Warning Signs That an Older Relative Could Use More Support

7 Warning Signs That an Older Relative Could Use More Support

By: Greg Batchelder, December, 2014 I have found over my many years of working in the senior living industry that holiday visits are often a wake-up call for adult children…

2014 in Methuen, A Year in Review ~ By Methuen City Councilor Dan Grayton

2014 in Methuen, A Year in Review ~ By Methuen City Councilor Dan Grayton

As the year draws to a close I thought it appropriate to highlight some of the highs and lows that took place in Methuen in 2014. IT PRIVATIZATION It took…

Awareness for COPD – 3rd Leading Cause of Death

Awareness for COPD – 3rd Leading Cause of Death

By: State Senator Katy Ives Dec. 2014 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It disproportionately impacts women and is caused…

Download or View The December, 2014 Valley Patriot (Edition #134), Headline: Heroes Honored

Download or View The December, 2014 Valley Patriot (Edition #134), Headline: Heroes Honored

Click HERE for TURN PAGE VIEW of Edition #134 –December, 2014 Click here to download normal PDF of Valley Patriot   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The…

Hit and Run Suspect Arrested on Warrants for Other Motor Vehicle Violations, Drove on Suspended License

Hit and Run Suspect Arrested on Warrants for Other Motor Vehicle Violations, Drove on Suspended License

METHUEN – Boston Police have arrested Lowell resident Robert Jacques on outstanding warrants for other motor vehicle violations, after he hit a 15 year old Methuen High student Wednesday  morning on…

Methuen Robbery Suspect Hits 7-11 in Woburn Police Ask for Public’s Help

Methuen Robbery Suspect Hits 7-11 in Woburn Police Ask for Public’s Help

VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon and Woburn Police say the same man who robbed the Mobile Station on Haverhill Street in Methuen yesterday also committed an armed…

Former NH Rep., Atty. DiFruscia Caught Red Handed Stealing Valley Patriot Newspapers…. Again.

Former NH Rep., Atty. DiFruscia Caught Red Handed  Stealing Valley Patriot Newspapers…. Again.

For the past two years, The Valley Patriot has been investigating a series of thefts of newspapers and newspaper boxes throughout the Merrimack Valley totaling an estimated loss of more…

Methuen Police Department Adds Six New Cruisers

Methuen Police Department Adds Six New Cruisers

Mayor Stephen N. Zanni and Police Chief Joseph Solomon are pleased to announce that the Methuen Police Department will be adding six new vehicles to aid and improve public safety…

Tom Duggan’s Post Election Notebook, November-2014

  CHANNEL 5 DEBATE – Of all the debates this political season, Channel 5’s debate between Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley was by far the worst. It was so awful…

“Remembering the Lessons of History as We Honor America’s Veterans”

By: Kenneth Willette – November, 2014 I have always deeply valued the honorable service and sacrifices rendered by veterans throughout our beloved nation. These veterans came from vastly different backgrounds,…