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Readers and Advertisers Donate $3,450 to Dan Coady Memorial Scholarship

Readers and Advertisers Donate $3,450 to Dan Coady Memorial Scholarship

    April, 2019 Last year Dan Coady of Coady’s Towing and Garage Service in Lawrence was struck and killed on Rt. 495. Within two days, one of our readers,…

Chelmsford’s Mike Miskell, Another Local Member of Patton’s 3rd Army – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Chelmsford’s Mike Miskell, Another Local Member of Patton’s 3rd Army – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – April, 2019 Chelmsford’s Mike Miskell, like many of the men and women who served during World War II, formed a lifelong friendship with another soldier they…

First Amendment Leaves Dracut Officials Mostly Speechless

First Amendment Leaves Dracut Officials Mostly Speechless

By: Brian Genest – April, 2019 Free speech can be hard to swallow, especially in Dracut. You’d think that a letter from Judicial Watch challenging the constitutionality of the political…

Lawrence High, JrROTC Student Rachel Hiraldo Gets $2,175 Scholarship

Lawrence High, JrROTC Student Rachel Hiraldo Gets $2,175 Scholarship

Valley Patriot readers donated a total of $2,175 for a scholarship to Lawrence High School senior Rachel Hiraldo at the Valley Patriot’s 15th Anniversary Bash at the Firefighters Relief’s In…

Carina Pappalardo, TMF Win Goodwill Ambassador Award

Carina Pappalardo, TMF Win Goodwill Ambassador Award

Valley Patriot Renames Award for Good Samaritan Scott Clegg By: Tom Duggan, April, 2019 Last year a Good Samaritan in the Merrimack Valley named Scott Clegg passed away. He wasn’t…

MONDAY: Senator Markey, Rep. Trahan, Merrimack Valley Leaders, and Rondon Family to Unveil New Federal Pipeline Safety Legislation Named After Leonel Rondon

MONDAY: Senator Markey, Rep. Trahan, Merrimack Valley Leaders, and Rondon Family to Unveil New Federal Pipeline Safety Legislation Named After Leonel Rondon

Rondon family will join lawmakers, first responders, community organizations in Lawrence as Senator Markey outlines new legislation in wake of Merrimack Valley natural gas disaster Washington (April 5, 2019) –…

Methuen Police Arrest Two After Fight in Apartment Building NEMLEC SWAT Team Assists

Methuen Police Arrest Two After Fight in Apartment Building NEMLEC SWAT Team Assists

The Methuen Police Department reports that with the assistance of a regional SWAT team, they arrested two men and recovered an illegal firearm and Fentanyl after a fight and disturbance…

Meet the New Restaurant Pop Up in Lawrence

Meet the New Restaurant Pop Up in Lawrence

We are getting ready to welcome a new food entrepreneur into our business incubator, the Revolving Test Kitchen (RTK). RTK is a collaboration between Lupoli Companies, the city of Lawrence,…

Methuen’s Airman 1st Class Travis W. Hirst Completes Basic Training with the Air Force

Methuen’s Airman 1st Class Travis W. Hirst Completes Basic Training with the Air Force

Congratulations are in order for Airman First Class, Travis W. Hirst, of Methuen MA, for his successful completion and graduation of Basic Military Training with the United States Air Force,…

My Goal for Local Community Development & Business ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO

My Goal for Local Community Development & Business ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Dear Valley Patriot Readers, Think for a moment of the last local business you visited. Maybe you stopped by the corner store to pick up milk, went to your local…

Don’t Dare to Ask Questions in Dracut!

Don’t Dare to Ask Questions in Dracut!

By: Brian Genest -Feb. 2019 In Dracut, you don’t question “the powers that be.” If you do, prepare to be attacked. Just ask Conservation Commissioner Fred Spicer. Fred Spicer broke…

North Andover Merchant of the Year – Debbie Lamontagne

North Andover Merchant of the Year – Debbie Lamontagne

Debbie Lamontagne of North Andover School of Dance has been sharing the joy of dance and gymnastics with the children of North Andover for over 43 years. North Andover School…

Lawrence Resident Receives Award at Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival

Lawrence Resident Receives Award at Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival

Ten Salem State students receive awards in every category entered in regional competition, five will move on to national competition in Washington, DC     SALEM, MA –Chris Vega, of Lawrence,…

Mayor Rivera Takes a Page from Lantigua Playbook ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (03/19)

Mayor Rivera Takes a Page from Lantigua Playbook ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (03/19)

03-19 When former Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua first took the corner office at Lawrence City Hall he fired a number of department heads whom he believed had campaigned against him.…

Methuen Police Arrest and Charge Man with Kidnapping Attempt in Grocery Store Parking Lot

Methuen Police Arrest and Charge Man with Kidnapping Attempt in Grocery Store Parking Lot

The Methuen Police Department has arrested and charged a man after he attempted to force his way into a woman’s car and kidnap her Friday night. RAFAEL ROSARIO, AGE 53,…