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Duggan, McPhee, Diehl, Carr & Ligotti to Headline Veteran Rally & Battle of the Bands Aug. 26

Duggan, McPhee, Diehl, Carr & Ligotti to Headline Veteran Rally & Battle of the Bands Aug. 26

By: John MacDonald – August, 2017 On Saturday, August 26th from 11am to 6pm, Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) will be hosting its very first Veterans Rally and Battle of the…

Jillian’s Nail Spa on Main St. North Andover Opens Under New Ownership

Jillian’s Nail Spa on Main St. North Andover Opens Under New Ownership

Jillian’s Nail Spa, located at 140 Main Street in the heart of downtown North Andover has recently changed ownership. Nina Ho has left the salon, named for her daughter, in…

Remembering North Andover Hero, Caitlin Trask

Remembering North Andover Hero, Caitlin Trask

NORTH ANDOVER – Last month, a veterans group called Honor and Remember presented the Honor and Remember flag to goldstar parents Mary and Don Trask of North Andover. Their daughter,…

Food for Thought: The Revolving Test Kitchen!

Food for Thought:  The Revolving Test Kitchen!

LAWRENCE – Launched on December 1, 2016, the Revolving Test Kitchen (RTK) is an incubator and pop-up restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Lawrence at Northern Essex Community College’s…

VIDEO: Fire at Broadway and High Street in Methuen

VIDEO: Fire at Broadway and High Street in Methuen

        Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, an author, host of the Paying Attention Radio Program on…

NECC Offers Info Sessions on Nurse Assistant Programs 

NECC Offers Info Sessions on Nurse Assistant Programs 

Northern Essex Community College will hold information sessions for a five-week, non-credit nursing assistant program that is offered twice this fall at NECC Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St. in Lawrence, Entry K.…

State Award Moves Veterans Housing Project Forward 

State Award Moves Veterans Housing Project Forward 

The Haverhill non-profit Coalition for a Better Acre has been awarded funds from the state to build 44 units for veterans and families in the old Gerson Building. The Gerson…

Traffic Accident in Lawrence Leads to Major Pot Bust

Traffic Accident in Lawrence Leads to Major Pot Bust

On Thursday August 10th two individuals were taken into custody following a traffic accident on route 114 in Lawrence. At approximately 2:40 PM Lawrence Police responded to a traffic accident…

New Hampshire Hypocrisy: A “Drug Den” When Convenient ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (08-17)

New Hampshire Hypocrisy: A “Drug Den” When Convenient ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (08-17)

A few months ago the governor of New Hampshire called out the City of Lawrence as the source of their “drug crisis” and “opioid epidemic”. He painted a picture of…

Small Savings Can Make a Big Difference ~ YOUR MONEY WITH ALEX TALCOT

Small Savings Can Make a Big Difference ~ YOUR MONEY WITH ALEX TALCOT

By: Alex Talcott – July, 2017 It can be easy to overlook the importance of saving for retirement, especially when you’re focused on shorter-term financial priorities such as buying a…

Senator Ives Passes Tax Relief for Military Personnel

Senator Ives Passes Tax Relief for Military Personnel

BOSTON – Today, the State Senate passed an omnibus property tax relief bill S2124 – An Act improving real property tax abatements, application deadlines, and deferrals. This bill improves the…

Great Energy and a Packed Hearing for Civics Education

Great Energy and a Packed Hearing for Civics Education

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – July, 2017 One looming challenge for our country and Massachusetts is a general lack of civic engagement on the part of our young people.…

SUSAN PIAZZA’S BOOK REVIEW ~ Dark Matter By Blake Crouch

SUSAN PIAZZA’S BOOK REVIEW ~ Dark Matter By Blake Crouch

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch © 2016 by Blake Crouch Published by: Crown Publishing Group, New York Hardcover: $26.99. At 342 pages it includes an Acknowledgement. This book is also…

Turning Lucifer into Lucius ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

Turning Lucifer into Lucius ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – July, 2017 When you rescue kittens that were born outside, chances are very good that they will need some degree of socialization, or taming. Kittens born…

Jerry Lee Lewis, Part I ~ Cindy’s Vinyl Vault

Jerry Lee Lewis, Part I ~ Cindy’s Vinyl Vault

By: Cindy Annis – July, 2017 Did you folks know that Jerry Lee Lewis is still alive? I know it’s hard to believe, but, Jerry was born on September 29,…