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My Thoughts on the Essex County Sheriff’s Race

My Thoughts on the Essex County Sheriff’s Race

September 3, 2016 The most important race on the September 8th primary election ballot is the Essex County Sheriff’s race. The Sheriff is elected for six years and makes about…

2016 Essex County Sheriff Republican Candidate Debate

2016 Essex County Sheriff Republican Candidate Debate

Four of the five Republican primary candidates for Essex County Sheriff debated at the American Legion on Broadway in Methuen. They are: Anne Manning-Martin, Jeff Gallo, Craig Lane, and Jim…

VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

  The Valley Patriot newspaper hosted a debate for the Democratic Candidates for Essex County Sheriff at North Andover High School on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The candidates are: Michael…

What You Need to Know About Bursitis ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

What You Need to Know About Bursitis ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

  By: Dr. Rami Rustum - August, 2016 Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa. The bursa is a sac filled with lubricating fluid, located between tissues such…

Sugar and Spice, Not so Nice

Sugar and Spice, Not so Nice

By: Rick Bellanti – August, 2016 As Def Leppard once said back in the 1980s, Pour Some Sugar on Me. But that’s about all I would do with sugar now,…

We Must Stand With Our Police

We Must Stand With Our Police

By: John MacDonald – August, 2016 On Wednesday, July 20th I was honored that my friend, Valley Patriot publisher, Tom Duggan, asked me to speak at the Pro Police Rally…

Technologies for Aging in Place

Technologies for Aging in Place

By: Celeste Begley – Aug, 2016 The proverbial “an apple a day will keep the doctor away” is today more likely “an app any time of day will keep the…

The Brewing Crisis in Health Care, Part II-Nurses!

The Brewing Crisis in  Health Care, Part II-Nurses!

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – August, 2016 (*Erica MacMillan contributed to this column.) Writing from the perspective of a practicing medical doctor, I have had 21 years with the MD…

Kitten Rescue ~ Robin’s Kitty Corner

Kitten Rescue  ~ Robin’s Kitty Corner

By Robin Desmet – August, 2016 It was a Saturday afternoon in the spring and I was working at the pharmacy. It had been a busy morning, but the afternoon…

Paula’s Journey for Hope, A Methuen Woman’s Story

Paula’s Journey for Hope, A Methuen Woman’s Story

The family and friends of Paula Stamoulis Corey are uniting to raise money to help Paula get diagnostic care and treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Paula was diagnosed…

Closing the Loopholes on Drunk Driving Laws ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Closing the Loopholes on Drunk Driving Laws  ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives August, 2018 In July, the Massachusetts Senate passed legislation to promote the use of ignition interlock devices by OUI offenders, which test a driver’s…

Lawrence police officer indicted on extortion charges

Lawrence police officer indicted on extortion charges

  Boston – A 16-year veteran officer of the Lawrence Police Department was indicted today in connection with attempting to use his position as a police officer to extort cocaine…

Museum of Printing Re-Opening in Haverhill

Museum of Printing Re-Opening in Haverhill

The Museum of Printing will re-open Saturday, September 10 from 10 am to 3 pm., at its new location 15 Thornton Ave, Haverhill. To continue celebrating this momentous even the…

Democrat Candidate for Sheriff, Michael Marks Supports Privatization of Medical Services

Democrat Candidate for Sheriff, Michael Marks Supports Privatization of Medical Services

By: Tom Duggan – August 25, 2016 Last week The Valley Patriot hosted a substantive debate (SEE VIDEO) with the Democratic Party Candidates for Essex County Sheriff, leaving no doubt…

Valley Patriot of The Month ~ William Bellmore, Methuen

Valley Patriot of The Month ~ William Bellmore, Methuen

  Mr. William Bellmore of 10 Monterey Dr., Methuen, celebrated his 101st birthday last month. He was honored for his service in WWII as a Chief Machinist Mate (1943-1944) by…