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State Senator Barbara L’Italien’s Trip Israel: Part II

State Senator Barbara L’Italien’s Trip Israel: Part II

This is part II of our sit down interview with State Senator Barbara L’Italien concerning her trip to Israel late last year. Since part I of our interview in March,…

Property and Foreclosure Listing from The May Edition of The Valley Patriot

Property and Foreclosure Listing from The May Edition of The Valley Patriot

  PROPERTIES-May16 CLICK HERE FOR AD RATES FOR REAL ESTATE SECTION   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1…

House Budget Makes Key Investments Affecting the Merrimack Valley

House Budget Makes Key Investments Affecting the Merrimack Valley

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – May, 2016 Following a three-day session and a process that starts in the fall, we in the House of Representatives finalized our FY17…

Methuen Energy Program Will Save Ratepayers $900K in Electricity Costs

Methuen Energy Program Will Save Ratepayers $900K in Electricity Costs

Methuen residents and business owners will save more than $900,000 annually thanks to the newly created Methuen Community Choice Power Supply program. The City of Methuen and Colonial Power Group,…

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Suspension is Victory for Merrimack Valley – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Suspension is Victory for Merrimack Valley – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives May, 2016 Kinder Morgan, a Houston, Texas-based energy infrastructure company, submitted its first letter related to their Northeast Energy Direct Project (NED Project) to the…

The Ugly Truth About Common Core Education

The Ugly Truth About Common Core Education

By: DJ Deeb – May, 2016 The debate over Common Core has been heating up over the past several months, especially with the Presidential and Congressional Elections looming. The purpose…

Valley Patriot of the Month – Sgt. RICHARD LUSSIER – U.S. Army Sgt. 78th Infantry Division

Valley Patriot of the Month – Sgt. RICHARD LUSSIER –  U.S. Army Sgt. 78th Infantry Division

NORTH ANDOVER – Last month The Valley Patriot went along with Gerard Maguire, the Veteran’s Services Coordinator for the towns of North Andover and Boxford as he delivered a custom…

From Tom Duggan’s Notebook (May, 2016) – Facebook Pet Peeves

From Tom Duggan’s Notebook (May, 2016) – Facebook Pet Peeves

  TOP 8 FACEBOOK PET PEEVES # 1 CLICK BAIT: You have seen it in your newsfeed on Facebook. The title will say something like: “Two year old climbs into…

Phyllis Jones To Challenge DiZoglio For State Rep.

Phyllis Jones To Challenge DiZoglio For State Rep.

By: Tom Duggan – May, 2016 14th Essex District State Representative Diana DiZoglio will have a challenger for the Democratic Party’s primary in September. She is North Andover attorney Phyllis…

Andover High Eliminates King & Queen of Prom, Crowns Two Boys to “Prom Court”, School Committee Never Notified or Approved Change

Andover High Eliminates King & Queen of Prom, Crowns Two Boys to “Prom Court”, School Committee Never Notified or Approved Change

By: Tom Duggan – May 25, 2016 The Valley Patriot has learned that Andover High School has changed their longstanding policy and tradition of crowning a king and queen of the…

Final Language of New Public Records Law Released by Conference Committee

Final Language of New Public Records Law Released by Conference Committee

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/House/H4333 5-23-16 On Monday, a joint conference committee of the Massachusetts legislature negotiated and reached a final deal on a new public records reform bill for the first time in 40 years. …

H-1B Foreign Workers Are Destroying Merrimack Valley Economy

H-1B Foreign Workers Are Destroying Merrimack Valley Economy

By: Duncan Burns – May, 2016 Right now, when it comes to labor issues, all eyes are currently on The Verizon Strike, which affects many municipalities across The Merrimack Valley.…

TRIBUNE REVEALS SOURCE: THE VALLEY PATRIOT PRINT EDITION, MAY, 2016 (Edition #151)

TRIBUNE REVEALS SOURCE: THE VALLEY PATRIOT PRINT EDITION, MAY, 2016 (Edition #151)

DOWNLOAD OR VIEW PDF of May, 2016 Valley Patriot  FLIP PAGE VIEWER Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1…

Salvatore’s Donates and Serves Gourmet Meal to Homeless in Lawrence

Salvatore’s Donates and Serves Gourmet Meal to Homeless in Lawrence

  With the Daybreak Homeless Shelter in Lawrence in desperate need of funding to care for the less fortunate, the new owner of Salvatore’s Restaurant, Mike Agricola, showed up last…

Dominicans in Lawrence Vote for Dominican President, Show ID to Vote and say Voter ID is “Not Racist”

Dominicans in Lawrence Vote for Dominican President, Show ID to Vote and say Voter ID is “Not Racist”

  By: Tom Duggan – 5-15-16 LAWRENCE – The gymnasium of the old high school on Haverhill St. was filled to capacity Sunday afternoon as Dominican citizens who live in…