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Methuen Farmers Market Every Friday

Methuen Farmers Market Every Friday

METHUEN  — The Holy Family Hospital/Groundwork Lawrence Farmers Market has opened for the summer season on Friday Friday July 8th and Mayor Zanni says he is thrilled.  Located at 254…

Lawrence General Hospital Nurses Ratify New Contract

Lawrence General Hospital Nurses Ratify New Contract

Three-year Agreement between hospital and RNs includes increase to wages, time off benefits and staffing improvements to ensure quality patient care LAWRENCE, Mass. — The more than 450 nurses of…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2016

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2016

THANK YOU OUTBACK – Last month the Veterans’ Services Officer for North Andover and Boxford, Gerard Maguire, held a fundraiser for our veterans at the Relief’s In in Lawrence. I…

In the News: Zika Virus

In the News: Zika Virus

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – June, 2016 It seems like each year brings a new infectious disease worry, last year it was Ebola virus, this year it is Zika virus.…

Let’s Welcome Home Our Vietnam Veterans

Let’s Welcome Home Our  Vietnam Veterans

By: John MacDonald – June, 2016 Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) has decided that the welcome home for our Vietnam Veterans is long overdue. On Saturday, September 17, 2016, VAV has…

CORNER NAMED FOR PFC. THOMAS A. SULLIVAN, US ARMY ~ Valley Patriot of the Month

CORNER NAMED FOR PFC. THOMAS A. SULLIVAN, US ARMY ~ Valley Patriot of the Month

Last month, the City of Lawrence and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recognized the heroism of World War II veteran and former Lawrence native, Thomas A. Sullivan of the Army’s 338th…

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – June, 2016

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook –  June, 2016

By: Kathy Runge – June, 2015 Let me start with a shout out to State Rep. Marcos Devers, who had the courage to vote against the “bathroom bill,” which I’m…

A Step Forward for the State’s Public Records Law ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

A Step Forward for the State’s Public Records Law  ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – June, 2016 In May, the Massachusetts Legislature approved legislation that seeks to enhance government transparency and accountability by providing residents with greater access to…

The Democratic Party Has Come a Long Way ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (June ,2016)

The Democratic Party Has Come a Long Way  ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (June ,2016)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: JUNE-2016 In 1961, Democratic President John F. Kennedy inspired us all by saying this country would put a man on the moon. He then went to Congress…

Wounded Vet Lobbies Legislature for Veteran Health Care Reform

Wounded Vet Lobbies Legislature for Veteran Health Care Reform

NEWBURY, MA – Newbury resident and wounded Iraqi war vet, Donald Jarvis, says he is tired of waiting for the VA or anyone else in the government to do something…

Acadia Insurance Company Sues NH Man for Libel Over Boycott

Acadia Insurance Company Sues NH  Man for Libel Over Boycott

Mike Demers of Salem, NH Says His Boycott Website Has Ruffled Some Feathers at WR Berkeley  According to the New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services, Haffner’s Oil Company overfilled the…

War Over Methuen School Budget Continues as Superintendent Threatens to Cut School Police Officers, 54 Teachers if Budget Demands Not Met

War Over Methuen School Budget Continues as Superintendent Threatens to Cut School Police Officers, 54 Teachers if Budget Demands Not Met

MAYOR SAYS VOWS HE WILL NOT SUPPORT A PROP. 2 1/2 OVERRIDE With Methuen Mayor Zanni proposing a 1% increase in the school budget, Superintendent of Schools Judy Scannell is…

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

By: D.J. Deeb – June, 2016 May has proven to be a very busy month for the Methuen School Committee as it almost always is. There have been several workshops…

War Brewing Over Methuen Schools, Nick DiZoglio: Mayor Zanni’s Budget “Disgraceful”

War Brewing Over Methuen Schools, Nick DiZoglio: Mayor Zanni’s Budget “Disgraceful”

By: Tom Duggan – 6-12-16 There is a war brewing in Methuen over Mayor Zanni’s proposed city budget, which School Committeeman Nick DiZoglio says “shortchanges our students” and “is a disgrace in…

North Andover Man, Gloucester Seafood Executive Indicted on Tax Charges

North Andover Man, Gloucester Seafood Executive Indicted on Tax Charges

 BOSTON – A senior sales executive at a seafood processing company in Gloucester was indicted yesterday on federal tax charges.  Richard J. Pandolfo, 70, of North Andover, was indicted on…