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Bipartisan Legislation Passed, But Tough Issues Ahead

Bipartisan Legislation Passed, But Tough Issues Ahead

By: State Re. Linda Dean Campbell – April, 2016 Recently, we saw the bipartisan approval by the Massachusetts House of a bill to fund local municipal road and bridge repair.…

From Tom Duggan’s April Notebook

From Tom Duggan’s April Notebook

WANT YOUR EVENT OR ORGANIZATION LISTED IN THE NOTEBOOK? FOR $150 WE WILL PUBLISH YOUR NOTICE, EVENT, ETC. (150 word max) EDITION #150 – In case you didn’t notice the…

North Andover Town Moderator Opens On-Line Town Meeting Access

North Andover Town Moderator Opens On-Line Town Meeting Access

Innovation to allow non-attendee participation at Town Meeting expanded. Continuing what he calls “the historic initiative of the past two years”, North Andover Town Moderator Mark DiSalvo will be allowing…

Pansexuals and Pronouns ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Pansexuals and Pronouns ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevi – April, 2016 I was at a wedding shower the other day sitting with several family members. The evening before when I couldn’t sleep I realized that…

Methuen Veteran’s Expo to be Held Wednesday, April, 27, 2016

Methuen Veteran’s Expo to be Held Wednesday, April, 27, 2016

   Methuen Mayor Stephen N. Zanni, the Methuen Senior Activity Center, and the Methuen Department of Veterans Affairs are sponsoring the 17th Annual Veterans Expo, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 2pm-5pm…

Protecting Consumers from Fraud ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Protecting Consumers from Fraud ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – April, 2016 Recently, the State Senate unanimously, and in a bipartisan fashion, passed a bill I filed to protect consumers from unknowingly entering a…

School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

By: Amy Berard In a 2016 memo, Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester explains, “We ask principals and test proctors to handle refusals with sensitivity. Students should not be pressured to…

Baker Gives Money to Lawrence, Haverhill to Enhance Maintenance of Drinking Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Treatment Systems

Baker Gives Money to Lawrence, Haverhill to Enhance Maintenance  of Drinking Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Treatment Systems

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $385,000 to 10 Communities to Develop Asset Management Plans to Help Minimize System Failures  BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration has awarded $385,000 in grants to 10 communities to complete Asset…

Local Heroes Honored with The Officer Tom Duggan, Sr., Public Safety Awards

Local Heroes Honored with The Officer Tom Duggan, Sr., Public Safety Awards

    On March 16, 1990, Lawrence Police Officer Tom Duggan, Sr., lost his life in the line of duty. He was a man who loved being a police officer…

NECC’s Crime Scene Investigation Plans Open House on the Haverhill campus.  

NECC’s Crime Scene Investigation Plans Open House on the Haverhill campus.  

Do you binge watch CSI shows? Do you think you would make a good crime scene investigator? Come and test your skills during Northern Essex Community College’s first Crime Scene…

The Doctor is BACK! Talking Pain… AGAIN!

The Doctor is BACK! Talking Pain… AGAIN!

    Dr. Rami Rustum – April-2016 It is my great pleasure to be back, communicating with the great readers of The Valley Patriot newspaper as I will be writing…

Lawrence Bar Association to Hold Annual Speech Contest for Local High School Students at April 29th, Law Day Ceremonies

Lawrence Bar Association  to Hold Annual Speech Contest for Local High School Students at April 29th, Law Day Ceremonies

The Honorable Judge Peter Agnes, of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, shall Speak on the Law Day Theme: “The Watering Down of Miranda”. Local high school students will compete in this year’s…

Four Local Veterans Bestowed “Valley Patriot Hero Veteran Award” at Annual BASH!

Four Local Veterans Bestowed “Valley Patriot Hero Veteran Award” at Annual BASH!

    The Valley Patriot held our annual BASH last month, at the Relief’s In in Lawrence and granted four local veterans with The Valley Patriot Hero Veterans Award. Because honoring…

Representative DiZoglio, Dr. Padmanabhan Win Newspaper’s Coveted 1st Amendment Award

Representative DiZoglio, Dr. Padmanabhan Win Newspaper’s Coveted 1st Amendment Award

  Methuen State Representative Diana DiZoglio and Cambridge Doctor Bharani Padmanabhan were both bestowed one of the highest honors by The Valley Patriot newspaper last month, when they were each…

Kassandra Jean-Marie Wins Valley Patriot, Greater Lawrence Tech School Scholarship

Kassandra Jean-Marie Wins Valley Patriot, Greater Lawrence Tech School Scholarship

  For the second year in a row, The Valley Patriot awarded a scholarship to a student graduating from the Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover. The winners are researched,…