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State Auditor Bump on Balancing Work, Leadership and Laundry

State Auditor Bump on Balancing Work, Leadership and Laundry

By: Jessica Finocchiaro – June, 2015 NORTH ANDOVER—Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump is the first female to serve as Auditor in the Commonwealth’s history, and she spoke frankly about her…

North Andover Educator Awarded 2015 C-SPAN Fellowship

North Andover Educator Awarded 2015 C-SPAN Fellowship

Hosts DiZoglio for Civic Education Day at North Andover Middle School   Patrick McGravey, head of the social studies department at North Andover Middle School, was recently awarded the 2015…

Tick Attack Season

Tick Attack Season

By: Tracey Zysk – May, 2015 When it comes to these pesky little creatures … ugghh, they are everywhere in the Merrimack Valley, Southern New Hampshire and even hiding in…

Insights into Healthfulness – THE DOCTOR IS IN

Insights into Healthfulness – THE DOCTOR IS IN

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – May, 2015 This month, twenty years ago, I had conferred upon me a Doctor of Medicine degree. It has been both an honor and a…

Valley Patriot Publisher on Public Records in Massachusetts and How it Affects You

Valley Patriot Publisher on Public Records in Massachusetts and How it Affects You

AUDIO: Tom Duggan on Afternoon LIVE discusses the state’s impotent Public Records law and how it affects you.  (VIDEO of Duggan’s testimony below at 41 MIN mark) Valley Patriot publisher Tom…

What is Urgent Care?

What is Urgent Care?

What do you do when you have a deep cut that requires stitches? Or when you’ve taken a tumble and injured an arm or leg? Here in the Merrimack Valley,…

STEAM Presentation at Hampstead Academy

STEAM Presentation at Hampstead Academy

Hampstead – On Tuesday, April 21st, Hampstead Academy hosted a presentation by Kyle Scofield, IT Manager at Technology Seed, to talk about the future of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering,…

Memorial Day: More Than Remembering

Memorial Day: More Than Remembering

By: Oscar Camargo – May, 2015 Every spring, families across the country come together to celebrate Memorial Day. A family will host a picnic and fire up the barbecue, a…

Video/Photos of the B-17 at the Lawrence Airport in North Andover

Video/Photos of the B-17 at the Lawrence Airport in North Andover

Click the photo to view the photo gallery  Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1 Best Selling Author, Host…

North Andover Voters Reject Measure to Let 16 Year-Olds Vote, Run for Office in Town Elections

North Andover Voters Reject Measure to Let 16 Year-Olds Vote, Run for Office in Town Elections

  By: Tom Duggan – May 18, 2015 North Andover voters rejected a measure at Annual Town Meeting Tuesday night, that would have allowed 16 and 17 year-olds the right to vote…

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Address to the MA Legislature

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Address to the MA Legislature

By: Senator Katy Ives – May, 2015 On April 22, 1965, the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed the Massachusetts Legislature in a Joint Session comprised of State Senate…

Local Students Graduate from NECC

Local Students Graduate from NECC

    Over 1,300 associate degrees and certificates were awarded at Northern Essex Community College’s 53rd Annual Commencement Exercises which were held on Saturday, May 16th in the quadrangle on…

Stop 16 Year Olds From Voting in North Andover May 19th – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (May, 2015)

Stop 16 Year Olds From Voting in North Andover May 19th – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (May, 2015)

  At North Andover’s Annual Town meeting on May 19th, we urge the voters of North Andover to reject a proposal that would lower the town voting age to 16.…

Generic Drugs and Government Policy Favors Monopoly Pricing ~ The Doctor is IN

Generic Drugs and Government Policy Favors Monopoly Pricing ~ The Doctor is IN

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – April, 2015 For more than thirty years, health plans, consumer groups and government have made a concerted push to keep the price of health care…

The MBTA: Avoiding Disaster

The MBTA: Avoiding Disaster

By: Oscar Camargo – April,. 2015 The MBTA has been under fire these past few months, but it’s been a disaster in the making for decades. This winter highlighted the…