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Are All Sugars Bad For You? – Dr. Jin Sung

Are All Sugars Bad For You? – Dr. Jin Sung

We are engineered to crave and desire sugar, as it is hard wired in our very DNA for a multitude of reasons. Sugars are necessary for brain function (the brain…

Paying Attention! With Tom Duggan (9-28-13)

Paying Attention! With Tom Duggan (9-28-13)

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 Today Tom and Paul broadcast the show from Chelmsford Town Common for “Common Day” and talked about Salisbury Town Manager Neil…

Methuen PD, Homeland Security, FBI, Seize AK-47 other Weapons

Methuen PD, Homeland Security, FBI, Seize AK-47 other Weapons

On Friday September 27, 2013 detectives from the Methuen Police Department working in conjunction with members of the FBI, ATF and Dept. of Homeland Security working on a tip, seized…

Say No to War in Syria

Say No to War in Syria

By: D.J. Deeb – September, 2013 The United States is considering intervening in the civil war in Syria because of allegations that the Syrian government of Bashar Assad used chemical…

A Conversation with Lawrence Catholic Academy Principal, Jorge Hernandez, PART 2

A Conversation with Lawrence Catholic Academy Principal, Jorge Hernandez, PART 2

TRANSCRIBED BY KATHLEEN LAPLANTE READ PART 1 Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan, (an alum of Saint Patrick’s Grammar School) sat down with the (now) Lawrence Catholic Academy Principal Jorge Hernandez.…

YE GAY OL’ VALLEY – Choosing and Being a Step-Parent

YE GAY OL’ VALLEY – Choosing and Being a Step-Parent

By Dani Lanvgevin – September Too many of us find ourselves divorced. For those of us with children, this means that we may find ourselves looking for another partner who…

September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month

By: Phil Lahey – September 2013 I started writing a letter to the editor stating that September is National Recovery Month. Then Tom Duggan asked me to write a column…

Responding to the Overuse of Psychotropic Drugs for Seniors

Responding to the Overuse of Psychotropic Drugs for Seniors

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives, September, 2013 In 2007 a federal audit found that about one in seven elderly residents were being given antipsychotic medication in nursing homes despite…

Vet to Vet Services Comes Alive in Lawrence as Part of College Project

Vet to Vet Services Comes Alive in  Lawrence as Part of College Project

By: Tom Duggan – September, 2013 Jay Landry is an adult student at Springfield College who is taking human service courses at the school. Born and raised in Amesbury, the…

METHUEN MAYOR ZANNI HOSTS UTILITY ASSISTANCE FORUM

METHUEN MAYOR ZANNI HOSTS UTILITY ASSISTANCE FORUM

 Methuen, MA – Mayor Steve Zanni has invited Linda Soucy of the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc; Veterans Agent Tom Hargreaves; and representatives from National Grid and Columbia Gas,…

Mayor Kicks off Fun Weekend in Methuen

Mayor Kicks off Fun Weekend in Methuen

Methuen, MA – Mayor Steve Zanni announced that a series of events will be held in Methuen to coincide with the Essex National Heritage Area’s Trails & Sails Weekend. Scheduled…

Change Methuen Charter to Mandate Primaries

Change Methuen Charter to Mandate Primaries

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL September 2013 You cannot put a price on democracy. Yet, the City of Methuen has a provision in their charter that cancels their preliminary elections when there…

BREAKING…. West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes from Methuen

BREAKING…. West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes from Methuen

Mayor Stephen Zanni and the City of Methuen Board of Health want to inform residents that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today that West Nile virus (WNV)…

BREAKING….Armed Standoff in Methuen Ends Peacefully

BREAKING….Armed Standoff in Methuen Ends Peacefully

BREAKING….. August 30, 2013 11:AM Methuen Police spent over an hour this morning on Lowell Street near the Methuen Armory (in the 700 block area) with their weapons drawn in…

Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni Responds to Methuen’s Credit Downgrade

Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni Responds to Methuen’s Credit Downgrade

Manzi: It was Zanni’s Call to Spend Reserves But Prior Council was Calling the Shots OTHER METHUEN STORIES In an Exclusive interview with the Valley Patriot, Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni…