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Presidential Election Offers Teachable Moments for Methuen Students

Presidential Election Offers Teachable Moments for Methuen Students

By: DJ Deeb – Dec. 2016 The fall has been a busy time for students and staff in Methuen public schools. September, October, and November have been packed with numerous…

Legislature Will Honor Will of Voters to Legalize and Regulate Pot – But…

Legislature Will Honor Will of Voters to Legalize and Regulate Pot – But…

By: Linda Dean Campbell – Dec. 2016 We should begin discussions to focus upon the concerns of our local communities as well as develop better formulated estimates of cost. We…

FENTANYL IN METHUEN Methuen PD Confiscates 1.2M in Fentanyl, Find Baby Exposed to Fentanyl in Separate Case

FENTANYL IN METHUEN Methuen PD Confiscates 1.2M in Fentanyl, Find Baby Exposed to Fentanyl in Separate Case

TWO FENTANYL CASES IN ONE DAY  CASE #1 – $1.2M in Fentanyl Confiscated in Methuen  Methuen Police have taken 15 kilos (approximately 32lbs) of the drug called fentanyl and arrested…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ Heroes and Bozos of the YEAR (12/16)

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ Heroes and Bozos of the YEAR (12/16)

HEROES AND BOZOS OF 2016 HERO CHARLIE BAKER – One of the most important things that happened in Massachusetts this year was the passage of a new public records law…

Two Methuen Fire Victims Need Your Help To Put Their Lives Back on Track

Two Methuen Fire Victims Need Your Help To Put Their Lives Back on Track

By: Tom Duggan – 12-28-16 DONATE HERE Yashua Duerte and Carlos Ortiz  were lingering at the Methuen police station for hours on Monday waiting to hear from the Red Cross,…

Methuen Police Searching for Bank Robber

Methuen Police Searching for Bank Robber

Methuen Police search for criminal who robbed Santander Bank today.  (Dec 28) Methuen Police are actively searching for a criminal who robbed the Santander Bank on Merrimack St. Tuesday  afternoon. At 12:10 p.m.,…

Son of Cuban Immigrants, Baker Appoints Andover Attorney Sal Tabit Superior Court Judge

Son of Cuban Immigrants, Baker Appoints Andover Attorney Sal Tabit Superior Court Judge

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has nominated  Andover attorney Salim Tabit to serve as Associate Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Attorney Tabit is a Founding Partner at Broadhurst Tabit LLP,…

Anti-abortion vs. Pro-life – YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Anti-abortion vs. Pro-life – YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – Nov. 2016 Barney Frank once said, “Conservatives believe that from the standpoint of the federal government, life begins at conception and ends at birth.” How true…

Companion Care Services Seeks Volunteers for Vets in Nursing Homes

Companion Care Services Seeks  Volunteers for Vets in Nursing Homes

Alicia Nordin of Companion Care Services of New England says with more part time volunteers she would be able to service more nursing home residents, in particular, military veterans. Alicia’s…

PRESIDENT TRUMP – The November, 2016 VALLEY PATRIOT Print Edition

PRESIDENT TRUMP – The November, 2016 VALLEY PATRIOT Print Edition

* Open or download the NOVEMBER, 2016 edition of The Valley Patriot, * KINDLE Read our ON-LINE Flip Page Viewer  ValleyPatriotThe Valley Patriot is a free monthly journal of news, commentary, and…

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…