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For the Good of Animals, Granite Staters Should be Weary of Craigslist

For the Good of Animals, Granite Staters Should be Weary of Craigslist

By: DJ Bettencourt – October, 2014 At the Salem Animal Rescue League, we appreciate that the vast majority of pet owners love their pets and could never imagine having to…

SJC Sex Offender Ruling Another Affront to the Public

SJC Sex Offender Ruling Another Affront to the Public

By: Joe D’Amore – October, 2014 The state’s highest judicial entity; the Supreme Judicial Court reached another stunning milestone in delivering an affront to the sensibilities and protections of law-abiding…

The Never Ending Saga of the Residency Requirement and November’s Election

The Never Ending Saga of the Residency Requirement and November’s Election

By: Kathy Runge – October, 2014 Once upon a time, a city council suspended the rules and had a redo vote on the proposed residency requirement. They waited and waited…

Devers, Rivera Team Up in Second Miracle Win Against Lantigua

Devers, Rivera Team Up in Second Miracle Win Against Lantigua

  By: Tom Duggan – November 4, 2014 For the second year in a row the alliance between Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera and State Representative Marcos Devers resulted in what…

PAYING ATTENTION! ~ My Pics for the 2014 Election

PAYING ATTENTION! ~ My Pics for the 2014 Election

  By: Tom Duggan, November 3, 2014 While The Valley Patriot newspaper has a policy against endorsing candidates, each member of our editorial board is free to endorse or make…

Your Health Matters and Elections Affect Your Health

Your Health Matters and  Elections Affect Your Health

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – October, 2014 Over the past several months, I have tried to bring to the Valley Patriot readers a mix of what’s new in medicine, and…

MTV’s Brittany Baldi Interview Part III ~ What to Do and Not Do at an Audition: And Yes, Brittany is Still Single!

MTV’s Brittany Baldi Interview Part III ~ What to Do and Not Do at an Audition: And Yes, Brittany is Still Single!

By: Tom Duggan – October, 2014 Read Part 1 Read Part 2 This is Part III of our interview with movie star and model Brittany Baldi of Methuen. This month we…

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…