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New Syringe Collection Program in Lowell is Ready to Respond

New Syringe Collection Program in Lowell is Ready to Respond

  Lowell, MA – The City of Lowell’s Syringe Collection Program, housed under the Substance Abuse and Prevention Division within the Lowell Health Department, began on April 19th, 2019. The…

ACE SOLAR in North Andover: Saving the Planet One Panel at a Time

ACE SOLAR in North Andover: Saving the Planet One Panel at a Time

  With the benefits of new technology and a growing interest in the solar industry, The Valley Patriot sat down with Casey Bolduc of Ace Solar in North Andover to…

Free Speech Does Not Stop at the School House Doors – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (5-19)

Free Speech Does Not Stop at the School House Doors – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (5-19)

For too long, public education officials in this country have been bullying students in the classroom with impunity, preaching their political opinions as fact, and punishing students who do not…

State Police, Lawrence Police, Essex Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest 26 in Zero Tolerance Operation

State Police, Lawrence Police, Essex Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest 26 in Zero Tolerance Operation

The Massachusetts State Police, Lawrence Police Department, and Essex County Sheriff’s Department Friday night conducted a Zero Tolerance Initiative in Lawrence that resulted in 26 arrests. Units made 26 arrests,…

Medicare “Buy-In” Proposals Are Another Path Towards Single-Payer Health Care

Medicare “Buy-In” Proposals Are Another Path Towards Single-Payer Health Care

By: Kevin St. James – April, 2019 As we welcome the 2020 presidential contenders to New Hampshire we need to get to know and scrutinize their policy proposals. Early on,…

NECC Administrator Receives National Award

NECC Administrator Receives National Award

Nancy Julin, Northern Essex Community College’s assistant dean of health professions and director of iHealth programs, received the Idahlynn Karre Exemplary Leadership Award during the Chair Academy’s 28th Annual International…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook (April, 2019)

Tom Duggan’s Notebook (April, 2019)

NOW THAT WAS A BASH!!! Each year the Valley Patriot celebrates our anniversary with a charity BASH scholarship and award night. This year we raised and gave away almost $10,000…

A Special Gathering of 3 Sisters

A Special Gathering of 3 Sisters

By: Joe D’Amore – April, 2019 My wife and I recently treated three relatives to a birthday celebration for one of them. Two of them are in their 80s, and…

MA Caucus of Women Legislators Ushers in a New Session

MA Caucus of Women Legislators Ushers in a New Session

By: Tram Nguyen, April, 2019 The 191st legislative session of the Massachusetts General Court is well underway on Beacon Hill with a record number of women represented in the first-year…

Welcome Home, Vietnam Veterans

Welcome Home, Vietnam Veterans

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell, April, 2019 As a Veteran, I am honored to have been appointed as House Chair of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs for…

Scout Makes Rocking Chairs for Hospice Eagle Service Project

Scout Makes Rocking Chairs for Hospice Eagle Service Project

Haverhill, Mass- Among the beautiful elements inside High Pointe House, the hospice and palliative care residence of Merrimack Valley Hospice, now includes six new rocking chairs, handcrafted by Boy Scout…

North Andover Festival Committee presents the 47th Annual North Andover Sheep Shearing Festival

North Andover Festival Committee presents the 47th Annual North Andover Sheep Shearing Festival

Crafts, Food, Fun and Sheep Return to North Andover for the Town’s Traditional Spring Celebration North Andover, MA – The 47th annual North Andover Sheep Shearing Festival, sponsored in part…

A Generator for Pump Station at GLSD ~ IN YOUR CORER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

A Generator for Pump Station at GLSD ~ IN YOUR CORER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, The snow is just about gone, it’s now light out at 7 p.m., and the temperatures are getting warmer by the day. Spring is here, and…

Methuen Police Arrest Two Men Suspected of ATM Thefts

Methuen Police Arrest Two Men Suspected of ATM Thefts

Methuen Police arrested two men suspected of stealing cash from ATMs after serving a search warrant Saturday. METHUEN —  Methuen Police arrested two men Saturday suspected of stealing money from…

Valley Patriot Readers Donate $2,100 for Tech Scholarships

Valley Patriot Readers Donate $2,100 for Tech Scholarships

Valley Patriot readers and advertisers stepped up to the plate again this year donating a total of $2,100 for our Valley Patriot, Gr. Lawrence Tech Scholarships at the 15th Anniversary…