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Spirit Cat ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Spirit Cat  ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

  By: Robin Demsmet – Sept 2018 My cat Nora is a spirit cat. Does this mean that she has mythical powers or that she brings me good luck? No,…

Results Demonstrate Legislature’s Commitment to Education

Results Demonstrate Legislature’s Commitment to Education

By: Linda Dean Campbell – Sept. 2018 As back-to-school season rolls around, now is as good a time as ever to express our appreciation to all who are dedicated to…

What Happens at the Dump

What Happens at the Dump

WELLESLEY’S TRASH By: Aliana Brodmann E. von Richthofen A 2016 posting in the “The Swellesley Report” lamented the moral demise at the Wellesley Dump, otherwise known as the Take & Leave…

Airing a Couple of Country Grievances in Dracut

Airing a Couple of Country Grievances in Dracut

By: Brian Genest – Sept. 2018 There’s a lot to love about living in Dracut. I’m not going to talk about any of them in this column. Instead, here’s a…

Middleton’s Douglas Bryant – 5 Combat Patrols vs. the Japanese, Before He Turned 20 ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST

Middleton’s Douglas Bryant – 5 Combat Patrols vs. the Japanese, Before He Turned 20 ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH By: John Cuddy – September 2018 The Silent Service Middleton’s Douglas Bryant originally hailed from Amesbury, Massachusetts where his father worked in the automotive industry.…

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK – SEPTEMBER, 2018

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK – SEPTEMBER, 2018

WHEN YOU THINK YOU HAVE IT WRONG BUT YOU DON’T On two occasions last month we reported a story on line that we thought we got wrong after it was…

Superintendent Scannell Leaves with Tainted Legacy

Superintendent Scannell Leaves with Tainted Legacy

  By: DJ Deeb – September, 2018 The City of Methuen has gone through a very difficult few months. The latest involves the controversy surrounding Superintendent Judy Scannell not having…

Police Searching for Missing 14-Year-Old Girl in West Newbury/Newbury

Police Searching for Missing 14-Year-Old Girl in West Newbury/Newbury

Kelly Bruce, 14, of Byfield (Newbury) was last seen before 2 p.m. Monday and is feared to be in danger. WEST NEWBURY — Police Chief Art Reed and Newbury Police…

Ballardvale Native, Former Lawrence City Councilor Richard Lawrence to Share Stories of His Life as Multiracial Black-Man

Ballardvale Native, Former Lawrence City Councilor Richard Lawrence to Share Stories of His Life as Multiracial Black-Man

West Parish Church extends an invitation to members of the public to hear the presentation. Sunday, September 23rd at 4:00 p.m. at West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road in Andover.…

PAYING ATTENTION ~ Methuen Scandals and Cover Ups Show Lack of Leadership – State MUST Take Over NOW!

PAYING ATTENTION ~ Methuen Scandals and Cover Ups Show Lack of Leadership – State MUST Take Over NOW!

The City of Methuen is in a serious crisis. Not just a funding crisis but a management crisis, a leadership crisis and most frightening a structural crisis as a municipality.First,…

Methuen Police Charge Man With Kidnapping After Locating Missing Teen

Methuen Police Charge Man With Kidnapping After Locating Missing Teen

Sept. 18, 2018 METHUEN — Chief Joseph Solomon reports that the Methuen Police Department arrested a man last week for allegedly kidnapping and providing drugs to a juvenile. Charles W.…

Methuen School Committee Had One Chance to Get it Right ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Sept. 2018)

Methuen School Committee Had One Chance to Get it Right ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Sept. 2018)

  METHUEN SCHOOL COMMITTEE COVERED UP THE CORRUPTION THAT GOT US HERE Methuen has become the city of scandal and cover-ups. It is a reputation that has sadly been earned.…

Valley Patriot Partners with House of Mercy for Disaster Relief

Valley Patriot Partners with House of Mercy for Disaster Relief

The Valley Patriot newspaper has partnered up with non-profit, House of Mercy, Team Zingales/Century 21, TMF (The Movement Family), and Heat Quest Insulation in Haverhill to provide direct relief for…

Comedy Great Dave Russo to Perform at Salvatore’s in Lawrence Sept 21st.

Comedy Great Dave Russo to Perform at Salvatore’s in Lawrence Sept 21st.

VALLEY PATRIOT PUBLISHER TO EMCEE RUSSO EVENT PROMISES HE WON’T BE FUNNY The Great Dave Russo will be appearing in Lawrence at Salvatore’s Restaurant on September 21st, 354 Merrimack St.…

Methuen Mayor Violates Open Meeting Law ~ Emails Committee on How They Should Vote

Methuen Mayor Violates Open Meeting Law ~ Emails Committee on How They Should Vote

School Committee Member Calls Mayors Behavior a “Disgrace” and a “Circus”   VIDEO OF MEETING DISCUSSION AND SHOUTING MATCH  9-11-18 Methuen Mayor Jim Jajuga has violated the state’s open meeting law by sending…