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Time for Your Dog’s 2013 Dog License?

Time for Your Dog’s 2013 Dog License?

Tracey Zysk – February 2013 If you haven’t already received a bill from your town for your dog’s 2013 dog license, you will be receiving it soon. People ask me…

North Andover Police Prepare and Train for School Shooting

North Andover Police Prepare and Train for School Shooting

North Andover Police are conducting “active shooter” training all week during school vacation at the middle school. All officers are being trained, videoed and critiqued. Exact firearms replicas are being…

Rafferty Fired, Rehired as North Andover Football Coach

By: Mark Behan – High School Sports Reporter – February 15, 2013 He’s back! And we are not talking Arnold Schwarzenegger and his next Terminator movie. John Rafferty is back…

Local Students Make Deans List

February 2013 BOXFORD: Alexander Dzwil, Junior at Bentley, Business major. Margeaux Guercia, Junior at Bentley, Marketing major. Michael Mahalati, Junior at Bentley, Marketing major. Joshua Stavis of Boxford, Junior at…

My First Weeks as Your State Senator

My First Weeks as Your State Senator

By: Senator Katie O’Connor Ives (D) Newburyport –  January 2013 Thanks to Tom Duggan for letting me set up shop here at the “Senator’s Corner” so I can update readers…

Police Officers, Firefighters and EMTs of the Year (Lawrence, Andover, North Andover)

Police Officers, Firefighters and EMTs of the Year (Lawrence, Andover, North Andover)

The Lawrence Exchange Club held their annual Police, Firefighter and EMT of the Year awards last month honoring first responders in the valley. Police and Fire Chiefs from Lawrence, Andover…

Winter Wonderland and your Doggies

Winter Wonderland and your Doggies

  By: Tracey Zysk – January 2013 As the season changes and the snow and cold approaches us, we must consider how this affects our dogs. Like humans, dogs can…

Everyone gets a Trophy in North Andover – School Committee Dumbs-Down Grades

Everyone gets a Trophy in North Andover – School Committee Dumbs-Down Grades

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   January 2013 The North Andover School Committee has decided that grading children in the school system with the time tested letter grades which reflect their achievement…

Mark Mezzina To Run for School Committee in the Spring

Mark Mezzina To Run for School Committee in the Spring

By Tom Duggan – January 8, 2013   19 year old Mark Mezzina says he wants to serve on the North Andover School Committee. The Johnson Road resident says that…

PODCAST – The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, January 5, 2013

PODCAST – The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, January 5, 2013

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1  CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Today Tom spoke with former Lawrence City Councilor Mike Sweeney about the death of…

North Andover Fire Dept. 4th Annual Toy Drive for Local Children in Need

North Andover Fire Dept. 4th Annual Toy Drive for Local Children in Need

  By: Tracy Zysk- December, 2012 Matt Davis and the North Andover Fire Department will be hosting their “4th Annual Toy Drive for Local Children.” Firefighter Matt Davis started this…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – November, 2012

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – November, 2012

FROM THE PAGES OF VALLEY PATRIOT PUBLISHER, TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK November, 2012   PANTS ON FIRE AWARD – Of all the candidates telling all the lies they could this election…

Video & Photos – 2012 North Andover Santa Parade

Video & Photos – 2012 North Andover Santa Parade

Photo Gallery of Santa Parade               Video by Tom Duggan Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North…

Plan Ahead for Your Pets When Traveling, Unexpected Inclement Weather

Plan Ahead for Your Pets When Traveling, Unexpected Inclement Weather

By: Tracey Zysk, Doggie Columnist – November, 2012 Traveling for the holidays? Leaving your pets in the care of family, friends or a pet care service? Or if you are…

The Priorities of America’s Youngest Voters

The Priorities of America’s Youngest Voters

  By: Zack Murray, November 2012 By the time this column is printed, we will know who was elected into office. 2012 has marked a stunning surge in young voters,…