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BREAKING… Home Invasion in Methuen

BREAKING… Home Invasion in Methuen

METHUEN – Methuen police responded to a home invasion on Grove Street after neighbors called saying that a woman and her son were at home when three men with ski masks…

Methuen Ballet Ensemble is Raising the Barre

Methuen Ballet Ensemble is Raising the Barre

The Methuen Ballet Ensemble is bringing “The Nutcracker” to the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport for its 10th year! This production is expected to be the biggest, most elaborate,…

Methuen Police Charge Juvenile for Allegedly Threatening Catholic School

Methuen Police Charge Juvenile for Allegedly Threatening Catholic School

METHUEN — The Methuen Police Department is charging a juvenile in connection with a threat made against a parochial school in the city earlier this week. A male juvenile student…

Methuen Police Arrest Man for Church Burning

Methuen Police Arrest Man for Church Burning

METHUEN — Mayor Stephen N. Zanni, Police Chief Joseph Solomon and State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey report that the Methuen and State Police arrested a man this morning for…

2017 Fall TV Preview: What You Should Watch ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

2017 Fall TV Preview:  What You Should Watch ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – September, 2017 The new TV season is upon us and just like every year there are lots of new shows. Which are worth devoting your time…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – September, 2017

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – September, 2017

  NORTH ANDOVER BOARD CONDEMNS “BIGOTRY/HATE” Last month the North Andover Board of Selectmen took an official vote “condemning hate and bigotry” in Charlottesville. It was the dumbest and worst…

Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives I recently testified before the Joint Committee on Public Health to encourage the favorable report of H1170 “An Act to Protect Little Lungs,” filed by…

Smart911 Now Available in Methuen

Smart911 Now Available in Methuen

METHUEN – When it comes to responding to an emergency call, every second counts.  That is why Mayor Stephen N. Zanni has worked with public safety officials, City Councilors &…

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Steve Saba

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Steve Saba

Methuen’s East District has two elected representatives on the city council. The city council votes on local ordinances (laws), and approves spending for the police, fire, schools, and other city…

Methuen Police Capture Hit and Run Driver Who Killed 11 Year Old Jaydee Soto

Methuen Police Capture Hit and Run Driver Who Killed 11 Year Old Jaydee Soto

By Tom Duggan – 9-9-17 VIDEO OF CAR BEING TOWED OFF NEWBURY ST Methuen police arrested 23-year-old Lawrence resident, Steven Toro Saturday afternoon, charging him as the driver in the…

Why I am Running Again For Methuen School Committee

Why I am Running Again For Methuen School Committee

By D.J. Deeb, M.A., M.S., M.Ed.   As most Valley Patriot readers already know, the Methuen Municipal Elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 7th.  I am running for re-election to the…

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Eunice Zeigler

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Eunice Zeigler

Twenty-nine year old political newcomer Eunice Zeigler says she has the experience and education to lead Methuen on the city council as an East District Councilor. Zeigler, a homeowner who…

An Interview with At-Large Council Candidate Ryan Hamilton

An Interview with At-Large  Council Candidate Ryan Hamilton

Nineteen year old Ryan Hamilton says he wants to represent Methuen on the city council and with only four people running for three open seats in the at large race,…

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – EDMUND SOLOMON – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – EDMUND SOLOMON  – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

METHUEN – This month, The Valley Patriot had scheduled a sit down interview with U.S. Navy War Hero Edmund Solomon. As fate would have it, Mr. Solomon passed away two…

Methuen Scout Recalls Attendance at Jamboree

Methuen Scout Recalls Attendance at Jamboree

By: Liam Norcross – August, 2017 July 17, 2017 at 7 pm I was curious and kind of scared about going to the National Scout Jamboree. I was worried about…