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Methuen Superior Officer’s Taking City to Court Over Pay

Methuen Superior Officer’s Taking City to Court Over Pay

 SUPERIOR OFFICERS LETTER TO THE CITY The Methuen Police Superior Officer’s Union is taking the city to court over the illegal activity on the city’s part in passing their contract…

Methuen Police Department Adopts Smart911 Technology

Methuen Police Department Adopts Smart911 Technology

METHUEN — Police Chief Joseph Solomon announces the new Smart911 mobile app to provide greater access to the lifesaving benefits of Smart911, plus targeted location-based alerts to all residents. Methuen…

PDF of The February, 2019 Valley Patriot ~ Methuen Corruption Report

PDF of The February, 2019 Valley Patriot ~ Methuen Corruption Report

DOWNLOAD PDF OF THE FEB, 2019 VALLEY PATRIOT READ IN OUR FLIP PAGE VIEWER WITHOUT DOWNLOADING Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North…

Cat Communication ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Cat Communication  ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Jan. 2019 Our pets are always communicating with us, whether it is with their eyes, their voices or their body language. Their insistent meows tell us…

Senate Adopts DiZoglio Rule Banning Use of Nondisclosure Agreements In Sexual Claims

Senate Adopts DiZoglio Rule Banning Use of Nondisclosure Agreements In Sexual Claims

BOSTON — The Massachusetts State Senate has unanimously passed a change to senate rules banning nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) regarding incidents of sexual assault, harassment, or discrimination. The rule change, proposed by Senator…

Methuen Police Share Animal Control Success Stories

Methuen Police Share Animal Control Success Stories

METHUEN — Chief Joseph Solomon is pleased to highlight the recent successes of the Methuen Police Department’s Animal Control Officer. In just the last several weeks, Methuen Animal Control Officer…

Grace Has A Pace!

Grace Has A Pace!

Happy New Year! My prayer for all of you who read this column is that you will experience in 2019 the unconditional, never changing, overwhelming power of the Love of…

Paul McCartney Part II – IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS

Paul McCartney Part II – IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS

By: Cindy Annis, Jan. 2019 Ok.! We’re back! I hope everyone had a GREAT Christmas, and a Happy New Year!! Let’s get back to Paul. The band Wings was formed…

Legislature Tackled Key Issues with Practical Solutions

Legislature Tackled Key Issues with Practical Solutions

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell ~ Jan. 2019 During the 2017-2018 legislative session, my colleagues and I worked together in a bipartisan way to address pressing issues facing Massachusetts residents,…

Lupoli Family Pledges $500,000 to NECC

Lupoli Family Pledges $500,000 to NECC

  The Lupoli Family Foundation has made a $500,000 pledge to fund the new hospitality and culinary school which Northern Essex Community College plans to open in downtown Haverhill in…

Staff Sergeant Robert Belleau ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Staff Sergeant Robert Belleau ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – Jan. 2019 Dracut’s Robert Belleau is one of the many US Military Veterans in the Merrimack Valley of French Canadian heritage. He joined the new US…

IN Y OUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO ~ A Column Just for Readers of The Valley Patriot!

IN Y OUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO ~ A Column Just for Readers of The Valley Patriot!

EDITOR’S NOTE – This month, Methuen resident Diana DiZoglio was sworn in as a State Senator in Boston, replacing Senator Katy Ives of Newburyport. Ives chose not to run for…

Encrypting Police Scanner in Lawrence is Wrong

Encrypting Police Scanner in Lawrence is Wrong

By: Rich Russell – January, 2019 On December 20, 2018, as Mayor Dan Rivera was having his annual Christmas party, a tragic event happened. The Lawrence Police Department ENCRYPTED all…

#Triggered By Everything

#Triggered By Everything

By: Ken Willette – January, 2019 I think following some trolls on social media can be hazardous to your mental health. There, I said it, are you triggered now? Instead…

Methuen High School Parking Fee Should Be Repealed

Methuen High School Parking  Fee Should Be Repealed

By: Dj Deeb – January , 2019 At its December Business Meeting, members of the Methuen School Committee voted unanimously to adopt a $100 student parking fee effective during the…