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Speaking In Support of Police Training and Public Safety

Speaking In Support of Police Training and Public Safety

By: Senator Katie O’Connor Ives – June 2013 May was a busy month in the Senate. It was my first budget season and per tradition in the legislature, a new…

An Interview with Town Manager Andrew Maylor – Part 3 of 3

An Interview with Town Manager Andrew Maylor – Part 3 of 3

Downtown, Public Assets, Consolidating Town Services The Valley Patriot sat down with North Andover Town Manager Andrew Maylor in March of this year to give residents a chance to get…

Sizzle Up Your Social Media This Summer

Sizzle Up Your Social Media This Summer

By: Cheryl Hajjar – June 2013    As the end of the school year approaches and families are making their summer vacation plans, both the seasoned and budding entrepreneur are…

An Interview with Town Manager Andrew Maylor – Part II

An Interview with Town Manager Andrew Maylor – Part II

  LAST MONTH: An Interview with Town Manager Andrew Maylor – Part 1 The Valley Patriot sat down with North Andover Town Manager Andrew Maylor in March of this year to…

“I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Marks Milestone

“I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Marks Milestone

  By: Tracey Zysk – May 2013 On September 24, 2011 I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Karen Smith of the Massachusetts Animal Coalition at the New England Pet…

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK: Lantigua, Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez, Frank Cousins and MORE!

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK: Lantigua, Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez, Frank Cousins and MORE!

  RICH OLD WHITE GUY VS YOUNG VIBRANT LATINO … WHATS A LIBERAL TO DO? For 25 years, the news media and the democrat party narrative has always been to…

IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES: Two Bills for Welcoming Survivors Home

IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES: Two Bills for Welcoming Survivors Home

  By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – May 2013 We are all shocked and saddened by the cruelty of the attacks inflicted on innocent people at the finish line…

Rep. DiZoglio’s Campaign Finance Proposal Gets Early Hearing

Rep. DiZoglio’s Campaign Finance Proposal Gets Early Hearing

    BOSTON – State Representative Diana Dizoglio (D) Methuen, got a hearing on her Campaign finance bill last week and is fighting hard to hold accountable those elected officials…

BABIES AND BRIEFCASES: Can’t Hold Us Down

BABIES AND BRIEFCASES: Can’t Hold Us Down

  By: Cheryl Hajjar – May, 2013 As I listen to my Ipod, I hear Christina Aguilera’s voice reciting “Nobody’s gonna hold us down, nobody’s gonna hold us down “,…

New School Math: Spend $4M to Save $40k? Article 19 North Andover Town Meeting Vote Expected May 21

By: Clare Donegan NORTH ANDOVER: Town Meeting voters are considering a $4M expenditure involving 16 municipal buildings, including 8 schools. If the contract is awarded to AMERESCO the $40k study…

McVeigh and Tildsley retire; Dunham leads Striders

McVeigh and Tildsley retire; Dunham leads Striders

By: Mark Behan – May 2013 After a combined 70 years of coaching and 875 wins between them, two Lions of the Winter have retired. Longtime Andover High School girls’…

Rep. Jim Lyons (R) Andover, Calls Welfare Benefits for Terrorists “Disgraceful”

Rep. Jim Lyons (R) Andover, Calls Welfare Benefits for Terrorists “Disgraceful”

FROM SATE REP JIM LYONS Boston, MA -“This is the most disgraceful example,” said Representative Jim Lyons, “of those who break the rules being subsidized by decent, hard-working, taxpaying families…

Merrimack Valley Bandit in Custody – Police Chief Says Businesses Can Now Rest Easy

Merrimack Valley Bandit in Custody – Police Chief Says Businesses Can Now Rest Easy

WILL BE CHARGED WITH METHUEN BANK ROBBERY OTHER CHARGES TO FOLLOW   By: Tom Duggan – April 23,, 1013 (7:44pm) A multi-jurisdictional task force made up of local law enforcement…

IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES – Let’s Get the Basics Right in Massachusetts!

IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES – Let’s Get the Basics Right in Massachusetts!

By: State Senator Katy O’Connor Ives – April 2013   As the legislative session heads into the spring, there are a series of important issues facing the Commonwealth. I’m highlighting…

Haverhill sprinter Figuereo smashing Merrimack records

Haverhill sprinter Figuereo smashing Merrimack records

By Mark Behan – April 18, 2013 “So, Noelia Figuereo, you’ve just won two national titles. What are you going to do next?” If Figuereo had been the Super Bowl…