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The Benefits of Same Sex Parenting ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

The Benefits of Same Sex Parenting  ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – September, 2014 In January of 2012, presidential candidate Rick Santorum said to the people of New Hampshire that children would be better off having a father…

Advocating for the Disabled Community ~IN YOUR CORNER WITH KATY IVES

Advocating for the Disabled Community ~IN YOUR CORNER WITH KATY IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives September, 2014 There are several pieces of legislation I supported and co-sponsored, which have been signed into law by the Governor and will assist the…

Northern Essex Awards More Than $200,000 in Scholarships

Northern Essex Awards More Than $200,000 in Scholarships

Recently, 216 Northern Essex Community College students were awarded 236 scholarships totaling more than $200,000 for the 2014/2015 academic year. “Our students are deeply appreciative of the many generous individuals…

Methuen High Students Find Success Through LARE Institute Program

Methuen High Students Find Success Through LARE Institute Program

Good grades were something Valeryn Polanco, 18, had always worked hard to earn. So when those grades started sliding her senior year at Methuen High School, leaving her in danger…

Legislature Sends Water Infrastructure Bill To Governor

Legislature Sends Water  Infrastructure Bill To Governor

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – 9-14 In my recent visits on and to the Merrimack River, I was impressed with the water quality. It is still amazing to…

iAgenda – Thoughts from Methuen’s Councilor # 5

iAgenda – Thoughts from Methuen’s Councilor # 5

By: Dan Grayton – September, 2014 30,000. That number is a conservative estimate of how many sheets of paper the Methuen City Council will use this year alone. A vast…

Methuen Chief on Drug Epidemic in The Valley

Methuen Chief on Drug Epidemic in The Valley

This is part III of our series on Law Enforcement in Massachusetts from our interview with Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon. Solomon appeared on Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan’s radio program…

L’Italien Blames Republicans for her Non Payment of Taxes, Erroneously Claims her Opponent had Liens as Well

L’Italien Blames Republicans for her Non Payment of Taxes, Erroneously Claims her Opponent had Liens as Well

By: Tom Duggan 9/23/14 Senate Candidate Barbara L’Italien issues a statement today in response to The Valley Patriot’s news story that she owes more than $7,000 in back taxes while…

Barbara L’Italien, Candidate for State Senate Has Tax Lien $7,618 in Taxes, Lent Campaign $13K

Barbara L’Italien, Candidate for State Senate Has Tax Lien $7,618 in Taxes, Lent Campaign $13K

By: Tom Duggan – 9/23/14 (Follow up story HERE) The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has placed a tax lien on former State Representative Barbara L’Italien, who is a member of…

Interview with Superintendent-Receiver, Jeff Riley, PT I

Interview with Superintendent-Receiver, Jeff Riley, PT I

Last Year, Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan sat down with Jeff Riley, the man tapped by the Massachusetts Department of Education to run the Lawrence Schools after putting the city…

TITLE Boxing Club Celebrates Their 1 Year Anniversary

TITLE Boxing Club Celebrates Their 1 Year Anniversary

TITLE Boxing Club has quickly become the go-to fitness club for workout enthusiasts and beginners alike in the Merrimack Valley. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, members range in…

Positive Changes Taking Place in Methuen Schools

Positive Changes Taking  Place in Methuen Schools

By: DJ Deeb – September, 2014 As the 2014-2015 school year approaches, exciting changes are taking place in Methuen Public Schools. Members of the Methuen School Committee have been working…

Podcast of Paying Attention: Guests Mark Roberge of Prospect Hill and Alex Vispoli (September 13, 2014)

Podcast of Paying Attention: Guests Mark Roberge of Prospect Hill and Alex Vispoli (September 13, 2014)

  CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR  LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Tom and Paul spoke with Prospect Hill founder and drummer Mark Roberge about…

Lupoli Companies named the 2014 Business of the Year by the Northeast Economic Developers Association (NEDA) 

(Lawrence, MA) – [September 16, 2014] – On Monday September 8, 2014 Lupoli Companies, based in Lawrence MA, was awarded the 2014 Business of the Year by the Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA). Secretary of…

Prospect Hill Frontman Adam Fithian Out as Band Elevates Edgar Trancoso as New Lead Singer

Prospect Hill Frontman Adam Fithian Out as Band Elevates Edgar Trancoso as New Lead Singer

By: Tom Duggan – September 11, 2014 Home grown Lawrence, Massachusetts rock sensation “Prospect Hill” has let their lead singer Adam Fithian go and elevated bassist Edgar Trancoso to front-man…