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Auditor Bump: DCF Head’s Resignation “Not Enough”, “If You Can’t Afford Oversight You Can’t Afford the Program!”

Auditor Bump: DCF Head’s Resignation “Not Enough”, “If You Can’t Afford Oversight You Can’t Afford the Program!”

By Tom Duggan, May, 2014 Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump says, “It’s not enough” that Governor Deval Patrick is replacing the state’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner, telling…

Who’s New in the Neighborhood?

Who’s New in the Neighborhood?

Jenn Pollina knows the value of a comfortable pair of shoes. That’s because she has been introducing herself to the residents in North Andover. Pollina is a financial advisor for…

Stomach Acid Reducing Medicine the new Vitamin Supplement

Stomach Acid Reducing Medicine the new Vitamin Supplement

By: Dr. Frank Macmillan – May, 2014 It seems as though everyone I know is on or has been on medication for acid reflux symptoms. Over-the-counter antacids, histamine H2 blockers,…

Video/Photos of Memorial Day Service in North Andover, 2014

Video/Photos of Memorial Day Service in North Andover, 2014

  PHOTO GALLERY Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens…

The PAWS ACT Presented By State Senator Bruce Tarr

The PAWS ACT Presented By State Senator Bruce Tarr

By: Tracey Zysk – May, 2014 The Valley Patriot is once again praising Senator Bruce Tarr for his endless efforts to keep our pets safe in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.…

Candidate Camargo Questions Rep. DiZoglio’s Integrity

Candidate Camargo Questions Rep. DiZoglio’s Integrity

14th Essex District State Representative Diana Dizoglio (D) Methuen, has a fight on her hands this year in her bid for re-election with two challengers in the September primary. They…

DiZoglio’s “Lantigua Bill” Signed by Governor, Local Candidates Can no Longer Appear on Ballot if They Violate Campaign Finance Laws

DiZoglio’s “Lantigua Bill” Signed by Governor, Local Candidates Can no Longer Appear on Ballot if They Violate Campaign Finance Laws

By: Tom Duggan – May 21, 2014 Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed what has been called “The Lantigua Bill” by some lawmakers after the former Lawrence Mayor refused to…

State Rep Diana DiZoglio breaks out in Song and a FlashMob Forms at Fundraiser

State Rep Diana DiZoglio breaks out in Song and a FlashMob Forms at Fundraiser

State Representative Diana DiZoglio held a fundraiser recently at the Claddagh Pub in Lawrence. After speaking about her political positions DiZoglio started singing and Flash Mob of Zumba Dancers led…

Bullying in the Work Place

Bullying in the Work Place

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – April, 2014 Clients often come in to my office to talk about a boss who uses intimidation, anger, or other aggressive behavior to manage their…

Moderator: North Andover Voters Will Be Able to Participate in Town Meeting Via Internet

Moderator: North Andover Voters Will Be Able to Participate in Town Meeting Via Internet

By: Tom Duggan – April, 27, 2014 NORTH ANDOVER –  Town Moderator Mark DiSalvo says that he is trying something revolutionary this year at Annual Town Meeting. DiSalvo will allow…

Local Resident Provides Hope For Homeless Children

Local Resident Provides Hope For Homeless Children

By: Cheryl Hajjar – April 26, 2014  As some of you know my company, Indigo Magic was a recent Merrimack Valley Sandbox Winter Accelerator winner in February. Here ,17 finalists…

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

By: Tracey Zysk – April, 2014 Your VOICE does MATTER! As many of you know I pride myself on being a voice for the animals and this month I plan…

Another One Bites the Dust … Breaking News From the World of Infectious Diseases

Another One Bites the Dust …   Breaking News From the World  of Infectious Diseases

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan “Another one bites the dust” was a catchy tune in the 80’s popularized by the British band Queen, whose band leader Freddie Mercury ultimately succumbed to…

Protecting Kids – In Your Corner with Katy Ives

Protecting Kids  – In Your Corner with Katy Ives

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives April, 2014 April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. I’m glad to report two recent developments that will strengthen safety for our children in the Commonwealth.…

Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist Tracey Zysk Receives National Award from Pet Sitters International (PSI) 2013 Platinum PAW Award

Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist Tracey Zysk Receives National Award from Pet Sitters International (PSI) 2013 Platinum PAW Award

  Valley Patriot doggie columnist Tracey Zysk o North Andover, owner of Wiggles & Jiggles Pet Care in North Andover, Mass., has won a national award by Pet Sitter’s International for promoting…