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Sex Ed Reform

Sex Ed Reform

What Does Your Fifth Grader Know About AIDS? February, 2006 Does your fifth grader know about AIDS? Does your fifth grader know of the “myths of AIDS”? Do you want…

Heroes in our Midst – Don & Linda Dean Campbell – Valley Patriots of the Month

Heroes in our Midst – Don & Linda Dean Campbell – Valley Patriots of the Month

By: Tom Duggan – February, 2006 Don Campbell joined the military in 1978. He was commissioned into ROTC at Pittsburgh State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. After serving active duty for…

Moving Forward – The Sharon Pollard Years

Moving Forward – The Sharon Pollard Years

  Kathleen Corey Rahme – January, 2006   For the past six years, the city of Methuen has enjoyed the leadership of Mayor Sharon M. Pollard. Known for her no-nonsense…

“New” Faces in Methuen

November, 2005 The running joke before last week’s election was: “who is going to LOSE by a wider margin, Marcos Devers in Lawrence or Ellen Bahan in Methuen?”  Well, Ellen…

Hero in our Midst – Frank Shimko, E-4 Communications Specialist – Valley Patriot of the Month

Hero in our Midst – Frank Shimko, E-4 Communications Specialist – Valley Patriot of the Month

  By: Charles Ormsby – October, 2005 Frank Shimko, E-4 Communications Specialist Frank Shimko didn’t think his future lay in Nebraska, so at 19 he enlisted in the Army. It…

Canceling Primaries Protects Incumbents

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   August, 2005 You cannot put a price on democracy. Yet, the city of Methuen recently tried to cancel their preliminary election, officials said, because too few candidates took…

Hero in Our Midst – Charles Bruderer – Valley Patriot of the Month

Hero in Our Midst – Charles Bruderer – Valley Patriot of the Month

By: Charles Ormsby  – July, 2005 Charles Bruderer of Methuen is just wrapping up his military career. He will be leaving the National Guard after 33 years of service to our country…

Valley Patriots of the Month Charles & Edward Boddy

Valley Patriots of the Month Charles & Edward Boddy

(June, 2005) They were literally the lifeblood of the American troops fighting against the Nazis and Japanese during World War II. The mariners of the Merchant Marine may have been…

Valley Patriot of the Month! Sylvio “Sy” Uliano – Heroes in Our Midst

Valley Patriot of the Month! Sylvio “Sy” Uliano – Heroes in Our Midst

By: Tom Duggan: February, 2005 Cpl. Uliano can still hear General George C. Patton telling the troops not to worry about going into combat. Patton told them, “First, the enemy…

The Greatest Gift by Kathleen Corey Rahme

The Greatest Gift by Kathleen Corey Rahme

By: Kathleen Corey Rahme – January, 2005  With the holiday upon us, the giving spirit is apparent. But some of us give of ourselves on a regular basis and it…

Heroes and Bozos

Heroes and Bozos

  Kudos to Selectman Wendy Wakeman for defending free speech in North Andover. Wakeman supports an open door policy for political candidates who wish to campaign at the North Andover…

Your Property Taxes in Methuen

Your Property Taxes in Methuen

  By: Methuen City Council President, Billy Manzi – December, 2004 With Methuen’s City Council prepared to set a “tax rate” at the December 6th meeting, it was an opportune…

A Call To Serve

A Call To Serve

By: Kathleen Corey Rahme – December, 2004 Who are those individuals who have answered the Call to Serve? Do we know our veterans? If you watch MCTV, Methuen Community Access…

An Interview with Methuen Mayor Sharon Pollard

An Interview with Methuen Mayor Sharon Pollard

What does being mayor have to do with education? The mayor of Methuen is chairman of the School Committee. It’s not like that in every city, but it is in…

Name Transportation Center for Fallen Firefighter

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL August, 2004 A brand new, multi-million dollar transportation center has broken ground in the City of Lawrence near the North Andover line.  That’s the good news. The…