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Rep. Lyons Pushes effort to allow 72-hour Medical Hold for Treating Overdose Victims

Rep. Lyons Pushes effort to allow 72-hour Medical Hold for Treating Overdose Victims

BOSTON – State Representative Jim Lyons (R-Andover) today offered an amendment to allow doctors and care givers the power to involuntarily hold overdose victims at a hospital or drug treatment…

MBTA Pension Fund Subject to Senate Public Records Bill

MBTA Pension Fund Subject to Senate Public Records Bill

Senate Minority Leader Tarr Secures Passage of Several Amendments Boston- The State Senate today adopted legislation to make certain Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Retirement Board records subject to the provisions…

New Year’s Resolutions for Good Health and Happiness

New Year’s Resolutions for Good Health and Happiness

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – Jan. 2016 Years end is a good opportunity for us to look back and take stock in what is good and what is not so…

Why Women Make Great Leaders ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

Why Women Make Great Leaders ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar – Jan. 2016 Today nearly 46% of privately owned companies in the US are at least half owned by women. Women are starting businesses at 4 times…

Haverhill Student Introduces Rep. Dempsey at Annual AICUM Dinner, Speaks of Importance of Need-Based College Grants

Haverhill Student Introduces Rep. Dempsey at Annual AICUM Dinner, Speaks of Importance of Need-Based College Grants

Haverhill resident Stephanie Bellapianta, a freshman at Merrimack College, presented an award to State Representative Brian Dempsey in front of 350 leaders from the state’s higher education sector, at an…

In Pursuit of Public Records Reform ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

In Pursuit of Public Records Reform ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Katy Ives – Jan. 2016 There have been a number of important legislative developments toward tackling public records reform. This month’s column is an opportunity to describe the…

Hollywood Star Steve Blackwood Coaches Local Actors at the Act Theater Company in North Andover

Hollywood Star Steve Blackwood Coaches Local Actors at the Act Theater Company in North Andover

  By: Tom Duggan – Jan. 2016 He’s a Hollywood actor, an author, a musician and a singer, but Steve Blackwood says his latest passion is teaching and he has…

The Genie is Out of the Bottle on Prescription Drug Prices ~ THE DR. IS IN!

The Genie is Out of the Bottle on Prescription Drug Prices ~ THE DR. IS IN!

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – December, 2015 As a college student in the mid 1980s, I studied and received my bachelor degree in economics prior to attending medical school. Also…

Continuing our Focus on Veterans and the Opioid Epidemic ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Continuing our Focus on Veterans and the Opioid Epidemic  ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Kathleen Ives Dec. 2015 The Massachusetts Senate recently completed the first year of a two-year legislative session by sending to the governor’s desk legislation for increased penalties for…

HEROES AND BOZOS OF 2015 ~ FROM TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Dec. 2015)

HEROES AND BOZOS OF 2015 ~ FROM TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Dec. 2015)

HEROES – REP. DIANA DIZOGLIO (Methuen) and STATE SENATOR KATY IVES (Newburyport). Both DiZoglio and Ives worked tirelessly to get my public records bill a fair hearing in sub committees,…

The Valley Patriot December, 2015 Edition: Round 1: Victory on Public Records

The Valley Patriot December, 2015 Edition: Round 1: Victory on Public Records

>>FLIP-PAGE PDF VIEWER<<     READ ON KINDLE     DECEMBER, 2015 PDF Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1…

An Opportunity to Get Standardized Testing Right

An Opportunity to Get Standardized Testing Right

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is due to make a formal recommendation on whether to adopt the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)…

MA Lawmakers Pass Public Records Reform, Valley Patriot Publisher Says Senate Must Show Leadership, Close Loopholes

MA Lawmakers Pass Public Records Reform, Valley Patriot Publisher Says Senate Must Show Leadership, Close Loopholes

By: Maria Fiato. Christine Ryan, and Tom Duggan Nov. 23, 2015 MASSACHUSETTS – After nearly five years of trying to get the Massachusetts legislature to reform the state’s impotent public…

Something Needs to Change… – THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Something Needs to Change… – THE DOCTOR IS IN!

My favorite lesson from high school physics was learning the second law of thermodynamics, that matter cannot be created nor destroyed under ordinary chemical means. It is a really useful…

North Andover Santa Parade 2015, Photos, Winners, Video

North Andover Santa Parade 2015, Photos, Winners, Video

Despite a delay because of rain, the North Andover Santa Parade was held on Main Street Saturday. PHOTO GALLERY   Winners of the Parade Category:           Floats 1st place –            Taki’s…

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