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An Interview with Town Manager Andrew Maylor – Part 1

An Interview with Town Manager Andrew Maylor – Part 1

  By: Tom Duggan – April 203 North Andover Town Manager Andrew Maylor worked in post-receivership Chelsea for six years. He told The Valley Patriot it was a great learning…

Riley Increases Central Office Salaries by More Than $6MIL, Spending in Failing School System Climbs to $160MIL Under State Receivership

Riley Increases Central Office Salaries by More Than $6MIL, Spending in Failing School System Climbs to $160MIL Under State Receivership

“The help we give to Lawrence will not be an infusion of capital it will be getting at some management changes.” Deval Patrick January, 2010 “My goal is to decentralize” Jeff Riley 2011   By: Tom Duggan –…

Tips to Prepare for Puppy Season

Tips to Prepare for Puppy Season

  By: Tracey Zysk – April 2013 Puppy season, puppy season, puppy season – everyone loves puppy season! How can you not? These cute, adorable, fluff balls that snuggle up…

Going Away on April Vacation? Book Your Pet Care Now

Going Away on April Vacation? Book Your Pet Care Now

  By: Tracey Zysk – March 2013 For the past five weeks, weekend after weekend we have had a snowstorm, flurries and even a record breaking blizzard. If you are…

Fat Letters Do Nothing to Fight Obesity

Fat Letters Do Nothing to Fight Obesity

By: Tracy Watson, North Andover Selectman,  - March 2013 This recent week has brought much media attention to my family. This attention has come due to the fact that my…

ANOTHER ANNIVERSARY, 9 YEARS AND COUNTING – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL

  Little more than 9 years ago, The Valley Patriot was just an idea. That idea was to provide an alternative voice for Merrimack Valley newsmakers and community leaders who…

Parties Unify on Public Records in Massachusetts!

Parties Unify on Public Records in Massachusetts!

By: Tom Duggan While the Democrat leadership on Beacon Hill has blocked any attempt by Republican Legislators to change the Massachusetts Public Records Law (M.G.L. Ch. 66), a revolt among…

All 3 Republican Candidates for US Senate Speak to North Andover Activists

All 3 Republican Candidates for US Senate Speak to North Andover Activists

The North Andover Republican Town Committee held their annual Sring Fling at the China Blossom Restaurant on Thursday, March 14, 2013. All three republican candidates for United States Senate spoke…

Lawrence’s Mayor Lantigua Slams Getler, Happy Eagle Tribune fired Publisher

Lawrence’s Mayor Lantigua Slams Getler, Happy Eagle Tribune fired Publisher

By: Tom Duggan  Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua issues statement regarding the firing of Eagle Tribune publisher Al Getler saying that Getler was not ethical and purposely tried to discredit the…

North Andover Residents in The March for Life: January 25th in Washington DC

North Andover Residents in The March for Life: January 25th in Washington DC

      By: Deb Papalia – February 2013 On January 25, my husband and I traveled by bus to Washington DC to march in the bitter cold to remember…

A First Hand Account of Westford’s Selectman Meeting on Banning Guns

A First Hand Account of Westford’s Selectman Meeting on Banning Guns

In an effort to break through the white noise of news media bias, The Valley Patriot accepts first hand accounts of local events to give our readers a chance to…

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…