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Economic Development, Revitalization in Salisbury: Environmental Affairs Undersecretary Visits the Beach

Economic Development, Revitalization in Salisbury:  Environmental Affairs Undersecretary Visits the Beach

  IN YOUR CORNER WITH KATY IVES By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives October, 2014 I recently invited Undersecretary of Environmental Affairs, Martin Suuberg, to join me and Representative Michael Costello…

FBI to Start Tracking Animal Cruelty Cases

FBI to Start Tracking Animal Cruelty Cases

By: Tracey Zysk – October, 2014 On September 17, 2014 the announcement many of us animal advocates had been waiting for finally was released. The FBI was going to start…

Patience Being Rewarded in West District – THOUGHTS FROM METHUEN’S COUNCILOR #5

Patience Being Rewarded in West District – THOUGHTS FROM METHUEN’S COUNCILOR #5

By: Dan Grayton – October, 2014 It has been said that patience is a virtue. If so, the residents of the west district have experienced many opportunities to build their…

SLENDERMAN, THE NEXT OF KIN IN AMERICAN HORROR

SLENDERMAN, THE NEXT OF KIN IN AMERICAN HORROR

By Cheryl Hajjar – October, 2014 In the recent wake of the two 12 year old girls from Wisconsin who tried to kill their friend to become “proxies “ of…

Shawn Hansen’s Sports Corner, With Riky Henderson: GBSCC 29

Shawn Hansen’s Sports Corner, With Riky Henderson: GBSCC 29

By: Shawn Hansen – October, 2014 As baseball season will be spent watching the playoffs from homes of every Red Sox player and fan, have no fear because 17 Red…

Hey Lowell, Tired of Making History?

Hey Lowell, Tired of Making History?

By: John Macdonald – October, 2104 When it comes to politics are we tired yet of making history? Are we tired of voting for candidates, because they are the first…

Little Dick Howe’s Hatred ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

Little Dick Howe’s  Hatred ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

By: Tom Duggan – October, 2014 Anyone who listens to my radio show on Saturday mornings on 980WCAP in Lowell (10-noon) knows that I spend a lot of time picking…

A Printmaker’s Progress A Lecture and Meeting with Lance Hidy

A Printmaker’s Progress A Lecture and Meeting with Lance Hidy

Renown graphic artist Lance Hidy charts the progress of his explorations in traditional graphic arts media and how that led him to become an early adopter of digital tools in…

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: Ann Wofford, Diana DiZoglio (10-25-14)

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: Ann Wofford, Diana DiZoglio (10-25-14)

CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Rosemary Smedile refused to come in for a debate with State Rep Diana DiZoglio so we…

Interview with Superintendent-Receiver, Jeff Riley, PT II ~ No Condoms in Lawrence Schools, Test Scores and Teen Pregnancy Under Receivership

Interview with Superintendent-Receiver, Jeff Riley, PT II ~ No Condoms in Lawrence Schools, Test Scores and Teen Pregnancy Under Receivership

This is part II of Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan’s interview with Lawrence State Receiver for the Lawrence Public Schools who took over and replaced the school committee nearly three…

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: State Rep. Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: State Rep. Diana DiZoglio

By: Tom Duggan – October, 2014 14th Essex District State Representative Diana DiZoglio is seeking her second term in the legislature. She says that what she is most proud of…

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: North Andover Selectman Rosemary Smedile

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: North Andover Selectman Rosemary Smedile

By: Ralph Wilbur – October, 2014 Rosemary Smedile is running for state representative from the 14th District including parts of North Andover, Lawrence, Methuen and Bradford. Rosemary graduated from Boston…

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement in MA, Part I

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement in MA, Part I

The Valley Patriot has covered many state corruption stories in the past ten and a half years. What we observed in that time is that scandals come and go, but…

HEEE’S BAAACK! Lantigua Primed to Return to Power as Lawrence State Rep.

HEEE’S BAAACK! Lantigua Primed to Return to Power as Lawrence State Rep.

  By: Tom Duggan – October, 2014 While many believe former Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua is now a bad memory never to return, the fact is the man who ruled…

23 Year Old Father Diagnosed With Tumefactive MS ~ Ye Gay Ole Valley

23 Year Old Father Diagnosed With Tumefactive MS ~ Ye Gay Ole Valley

By: Dani Langevin – October, 2014 Tavis Marceau was a hard working family man putting in 60 hours a week for the moving company at which he was employed. He…