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An Interview with Town Manager Andrew Maylor – Part II

An Interview with Town Manager Andrew Maylor – Part II

  LAST MONTH: An Interview with Town Manager Andrew Maylor – Part 1 The Valley Patriot sat down with North Andover Town Manager Andrew Maylor in March of this year to…

Motorcyclist Med-Flighted to Boston After Holiday Crash in Amesbury

Motorcyclist Med-Flighted to Boston After Holiday Crash in Amesbury

By: Ron Mushow – May 28, 2013 Monday afternoon at approximate 5:45pm a 62 yrs old Haverhill man,was driving one Rte. 110 in Merrimack, MA heading towards Amesbury, MA. He was coming…

Revolving Door: Will Lawrence’s Politics Ever Change?

By: Peter Larocque – May 2013 Before I get into Lawrence politics, I would like to share a comment that I posted last week on my Facebook page concerning the…

“I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Marks Milestone

“I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Marks Milestone

  By: Tracey Zysk – May 2013 On September 24, 2011 I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Karen Smith of the Massachusetts Animal Coalition at the New England Pet…

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK: Lantigua, Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez, Frank Cousins and MORE!

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK: Lantigua, Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez, Frank Cousins and MORE!

  RICH OLD WHITE GUY VS YOUNG VIBRANT LATINO … WHATS A LIBERAL TO DO? For 25 years, the news media and the democrat party narrative has always been to…

IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES: Two Bills for Welcoming Survivors Home

IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES: Two Bills for Welcoming Survivors Home

  By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – May 2013 We are all shocked and saddened by the cruelty of the attacks inflicted on innocent people at the finish line…

24 Year Old Lawrence Man Stable after Being Shot on Park Street

24 Year Old Lawrence Man Stable after Being Shot on Park Street

By: Tom Duggan Lawrence Police cordoned off a section Park Street within minutes and began marking up shell casings on the ground (4 in all) as well as a live…

Methuen Teen Being Held on Terrorism Charges Becomes Free Speech Poster Boy

Methuen Teen Being Held on Terrorism Charges Becomes Free Speech Poster Boy

By: Tom Duggan – May 22, 2013 First Amendment advocates and free speech organizations have taken notice of Methuen High School student Cameron D’Ambrosio, who is being held pending a…

Rep. DiZoglio’s Campaign Finance Proposal Gets Early Hearing

Rep. DiZoglio’s Campaign Finance Proposal Gets Early Hearing

    BOSTON – State Representative Diana Dizoglio (D) Methuen, got a hearing on her Campaign finance bill last week and is fighting hard to hold accountable those elected officials…

BABIES AND BRIEFCASES: Can’t Hold Us Down

BABIES AND BRIEFCASES: Can’t Hold Us Down

  By: Cheryl Hajjar – May, 2013 As I listen to my Ipod, I hear Christina Aguilera’s voice reciting “Nobody’s gonna hold us down, nobody’s gonna hold us down “,…

Once Moderate on Taxes, Campbell Now Sticks it to State Tax Payers

Once Moderate on Taxes, Campbell Now Sticks it to State Tax Payers

  By D.J. Deeb – May, 2013 After 10 hours of debate on the evening of Monday, April 8, 2013, the Massachusetts State House of Representatives voted 97-55 to increase…

Knights capture Region XXI, advance to World Series

Knights capture Region XXI, advance to World Series

By: Mark Behan May – 2013 This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Northern Essex Community College baseball team. After all, the Knights were coming off a magic…

New School Math: Spend $4M to Save $40k? Article 19 North Andover Town Meeting Vote Expected May 21

By: Clare Donegan NORTH ANDOVER: Town Meeting voters are considering a $4M expenditure involving 16 municipal buildings, including 8 schools. If the contract is awarded to AMERESCO the $40k study…

GLCAC’s Head Start Wins Award for STEM Curriculum

GLCAC’s Head Start Wins Award for STEM Curriculum

The GLCAC’s Head Start program recently won recognition for its innovation and leadership in teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics to preschoolers. In a ceremony attended by Lawrence Mayor William…

EDITORIAL: The Fleecing of Taxpayers – Ultimate Power, No Transparency, No Outrage in Lawrence

EDITORIAL: The Fleecing of Taxpayers – Ultimate Power, No Transparency, No Outrage in Lawrence

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL MAY, 2013   The corruption and the fleecing of the state taxpayers by Lawrence officials is staggering, and we believe the biggest scandal going on in the…