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The Redefining of America

  By: Peter Larocque – December 2012 What we all witnessed early Wednesday morning, November 7, 2012, the day after the election for the Presidency of the United States of…

2nd Annual Timmy Trot 5k Race

2nd Annual Timmy Trot 5k Race

By: Connie Molinaro –  December, 2012 Saturday November 24th you could not have asked for a nicer morning! The air was crisp with fall air we all love in New…

Municipal Tax Rates and Surpluses

Municipal Tax Rates and Surpluses

By: Bill Manzi, III – December, 2012 Municipal budgeting, like most everything in government that relates to taxation, has become highly politicized. And like much that occurs in budgeting those…

North Andover Fire Dept. 4th Annual Toy Drive for Local Children in Need

North Andover Fire Dept. 4th Annual Toy Drive for Local Children in Need

  By: Tracy Zysk- December, 2012 Matt Davis and the North Andover Fire Department will be hosting their “4th Annual Toy Drive for Local Children.” Firefighter Matt Davis started this…

Five Years and Counting, Saving Shelter Dogs One Month at a Time

Five Years and Counting, Saving Shelter Dogs One Month at a Time

By: PuppyGirl Kate Whitney – December 2012 I had just joined my dad in running our golf company called “SwingRite” when I contacted Tom about the possibility of him writing…

Volunteering in Andover For the Holidays

Volunteering in Andover For the Holidays

  By: Anne Knowles  - December, 2012 Christmas 2012 is coming. This year many of us are facing a coming year with an uncertain future. But this is the season…

Colizzi Memorials – Serving The Valley for Generations

Colizzi Memorials – Serving The Valley for Generations

By: Dawn Brantmuller – December, 2012 Michael Colizzi, president of Colizzi Memorials was born and raised in the Pleasant Valley section of Methuen. He and Candice, his wife of twenty…

Are We a Society of Men or of Laws? It Matters

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL December 2012 A society run by the whims of men and unfettered by laws can imprison you without cause or due process. It can steal your property…

Chief Solomon on The Paying Attention! Radio Program (full show), December 15, 2012

Chief Solomon on The Paying Attention! Radio Program (full show), December 15, 2012

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO Hour 1: CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO Hour 2: Today Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon called in to talk about the Columbine-type shooting that was prevented at…

Methuen Police Need Your Help Finding Armed Home Invader (Photo,Video)

Methuen Police Need Your Help Finding Armed Home Invader (Photo,Video)

BREAKING….. VALLEY PATRIOT READERS: take a minute and see if you recognize this man. You have helped the police identify victims before let’s see you guys do it again and…

BREAKING…..Officials Address Rumors of Additional Threats in Methuen High School

BREAKING…..Officials Address Rumors of Additional Threats in Methuen High School

  December 14, 2012 Methuen Police Chief Solomon, Superintendent Scannel and Methuen High School Principal address rumors of an additional threat in Methuen High School since one student was arrested…

American Sleep Apnea Association comes out swinging against Holy Family Hospital

American Sleep Apnea Association comes out swinging against Holy Family Hospital

 The American Sleep Apnea Association, the only association in America that is aimed at caring for sleep apnea patients, has written a very direct letter to the son of Helen…

Video of Methuen School Threat, Press Conference

Video of Methuen School Threat, Press Conference

Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, a 1990…

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford – Lantigua, Santiago, The Kennedy’s and MORE

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford – Lantigua, Santiago, The Kennedy’s and MORE

By: Ronnie Ford – December 2012 Jose Santiago and Willy Lantigua used to be as close as two bugs in a rug. Then came the split and now they are…

Mayor Fires City Worker, Denies Unpaid Leave Time for Dying Wife

Mayor Fires City Worker, Denies Unpaid Leave Time for Dying Wife

By: Tom Duggan: December 4, 2012 Former Lawrence City worker Tom Sapienza has been fired by Mayor Lantigua as a laborer with the Department of Public works and has been…