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North Andover’s New K9 Officer Has Arrived

North Andover’s New  K9 Officer Has Arrived

By: Tracey Zysk – Sept. 2014 Chief Gallagher and the North Andover Police Department are happy to announce the arrival of their new K9, a Dutch Shepherd named “MoJo” It’s…

Victory for School Choice at the New Hampshire Supreme Court

Victory for School Choice at the New Hampshire Supreme Court

By: DJ Bettencourt – September, 2-14 Late last month, the New Hampshire Supreme Court delivered a huge victory for educational choice in the Granite State. At least temporarily. In 2012,…

Artie T is an Inspiration to us ALL

Artie T is an Inspiration to us ALL

  By: Tom Duggan – September, 2014 It was like a drama from a Hollywood movie. The “good” Arthur T. Demoulas vs. the “evil” Arthur S. Demoulas is how the…

A Plea for True Independence!

A Plea for True Independence!

By: John MacDonald – September, 2014 So often we hear the word “independence” related to politics. Independence is viewed as a valued hallmark of what most of us desire in…

Summer Has Gone ~TEEN TALK WITH ANNA DEBERNARDO

Summer Has Gone ~TEEN TALK WITH ANNA DEBERNARDO

By: Ana DeBernardo – September, 2014 Once again, summer has come and gone, and the dreaded schedules of school, homework, and going to bed early are just around the corner.…

Gaining Energy and Losing Fat, The Story Behind Insulin That You Must Learn

Gaining Energy and Losing Fat, The Story Behind  Insulin That You Must Learn

By: Dr. Jin Sung – September, 2014 Functional Chiropractic  Everybody wants more energy and most of us want to shed unwanted fat. Today I want to share with you a…

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…