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Methuen Man Indicted for Armed Bank Robbery

Methuen Man Indicted for Armed Bank Robbery

BOSTON – A Methuen man was indicted on Monday, Jan. 11 by a federal grand jury on charges of armed bank robbery. Caio Costa, 25, was indicted on one count…

Methuen Police Chief Announces Retirement

Methuen Police Chief Announces Retirement

1/11/21 Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon has notified Mayor Perry this morning that he has put in for his retirement papers after 35 years on the police department, and 18…

Methuen Resident Randy Carter Honored as Volunteer of the Month at Clear Path for Veterans New England

Methuen Resident Randy Carter Honored as Volunteer of the Month at Clear Path for Veterans New England

Clear Path for Veterans New England would like to congratulate our Volunteer of the Month for November 2020, Randy Carter. Thank you to WPKZ Radio for hosting our Volunteer of…

A Year in Review ~ METHUEN MAYOR NEIL PERRY’s MONTHLY VALLEY PATRIOT REPORT

A Year in Review ~ METHUEN MAYOR NEIL PERRY’s MONTHLY VALLEY PATRIOT REPORT

December – Year in Review As I write this article, it is hard to believe that more than a year has passed since I was elected Mayor. As end of…

Fighting to Bring Your Tax Money Back to The Valley ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

Fighting to Bring Your Tax  Money Back to The Valley ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, The Legislature recently passed a budget for Fiscal Year 2021. The package includes important investments in sectors impacted by COVID-19, including public health, education and childcare,…

House Passes Balanced Budget: State Grants Coming to Merrimack Valley

House Passes Balanced Budget: State Grants Coming to Merrimack Valley

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell As we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, there remains a tremendous need for food assistance in Massachusetts, as our economy has been particularly…

Merrimack Valley Chamber Recognizes Holy Family Hospital Award

Merrimack Valley Chamber Recognizes Holy Family Hospital Award

  Today the Merrimack Valley Chamber recognized Holy Family Hospital for its 2020 “Top General Hospital” with a special citation. Chamber President & CEO Joe Bevilacqua and Vice President Michael A. Bevilacqua said…

City of Methuen Hosting Historical Holiday Lights Tour

City of Methuen Hosting Historical Holiday Lights Tour

Interactive Map Highlights Festive Locations and City History METHUEN — Mayor Neil Perry is pleased to announce that Methuen’s Historical Holiday Light Tour is underway and will run through the…

Want to be a Santa’s Helper?

Want to be a Santa’s Helper?

Every year the Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley organization hosts a Christmas party for local foster children to raise their spirits and remind them that their community is behind…

Joel’s Food Corner ~ Ellie’s Farmhouse and Crumbl Cookies!

Joel’s Food Corner ~ Ellie’s Farmhouse and Crumbl Cookies!

By: Joel Faretra – Nov. 2020 As we settle into fall and get ready for another New England winter, our local restaurants are scrambling to come up with plans to…

Methuen Mayor Neil Perry’s Monthly Column ~ Covid, the Holiday’s, and the City’s Finances

Methuen Mayor Neil Perry’s Monthly Column ~ Covid, the Holiday’s, and the City’s Finances

November, 2020 By the time you read this article, the presidential election will be finished, hopefully. Regardless of who you supported, and whether that candidate won or not, here’s hoping…

Coronavius Strikes Methuen City Hall – Election, and Tonight’s Council Meeting Now in Question

Coronavius Strikes Methuen City Hall – Election, and Tonight’s Council Meeting Now in Question

Sources revealed today that the Methuen City Clerk has tested positive for the Coronavirus and possibly exposed others in city hall, including the city’s entire legal office and possibly the mayor. Officials…

Great Breweries in The Merrimack Valley ~ JOEL’S FOOD & BEER CORNER

Great Breweries in The Merrimack Valley ~ JOEL’S FOOD & BEER CORNER

By: Joel Faretra- Oct. 2020 Hey! After a quick pit stop for surgery, I was glad to get out of the house for this month’s column. Instead of just doing…

Methuen Mayor Perry Announces he Will Seek Second Term

Methuen Mayor Perry Announces he Will Seek Second Term

Oct. 4, 2020 Methuen Mayor Neil Perry announced on the Paying Attention Podcast with Tom Duggan that he will be seeking reelection for a second term next November. With the…

Witness at Nuremberg! PFC Joseph Alfred Ducharme US Army Air Corp ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Witness at Nuremberg! PFC Joseph Alfred Ducharme US Army Air Corp ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – Sept. 2020 PELHAM, NH – An alumnus of Methuen’s Tenney Memorial High, Class of 1945, where he played football and ran track, Joseph Ducharme is a…