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New Hampshire Hypocrisy: A “Drug Den” When Convenient ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (08-17)

New Hampshire Hypocrisy: A “Drug Den” When Convenient ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (08-17)

A few months ago the governor of New Hampshire called out the City of Lawrence as the source of their “drug crisis” and “opioid epidemic”. He painted a picture of…

49th Anniversary of What Could Have Changed the World ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

49th Anniversary of What Could Have Changed the World ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – July, 2017 This month marks the 49th anniversary of perhaps the most important document written in modern times. It is a simple document, yet profound; something that…

Legalizing Foreign Drug Imports Will Worsen New Hampshire’s Opioid Crisis

Legalizing Foreign Drug Imports Will  Worsen New Hampshire’s Opioid Crisis

By: Kevin St. James – July, 2017 New Hampshire’s opioid epidemic is out of control. Last year, 500 people died from overdoses. This year promises to be worse — especially…

Rep. Moran (D), On Increasing Minority Pot Dispensaries and Lawrence’s Pot Ban

Rep. Moran (D), On Increasing Minority Pot Dispensaries and Lawrence’s Pot Ban

By: Tom Duggan – July 29, 2017 Last week the Lawrence city council voted to ban the sale of marijuana within the city limits. The unanimous vote (9-0) came after…

HERO IN OUR MIDST – Joseph Salvatore LaGrasse ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

HERO IN OUR MIDST – Joseph Salvatore LaGrasse ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

  By: Beth D’Amato – July, 2017 NORTH ANDOVER – As far back as the American Revolution, the bravest of men would run onto the battlefields under enemy fire to…

My 2017 Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

My 2017 Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – July, 2017 The Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced next week and every year I like to review the past year in TV and give my…

Cornyn, Warren Bill to Ease Requirements on Vets Applying for Commercial Drivers Licenses

Cornyn, Warren Bill to Ease Requirements on Vets Applying for Commercial Drivers Licenses

Read the text of the bill here (PDF) Watch a video about the bill here (YouTube) Washington, DC  — U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today released the following statements after bipartisan legislation,…

Leonardo Lara of Lawrence Sentenced For Money Laundering & Theft of Public Funds

Leonardo Lara of Lawrence Sentenced For Money Laundering & Theft of Public Funds

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for money laundering, transacting in criminally-derived property, and theft of public funds.  Leonardo Lara, 36, was sentenced…

MA Senate Passes Bill To Ban ALL Hand Held Cell Phone Use, Electronic Devices While Driving

MA Senate Passes Bill To Ban ALL Hand Held Cell Phone Use, Electronic Devices While Driving

BOSTON – Today, the Massachusetts State Senate passed a piece of legislation which claims will reduce motor vehicle accidents and fatalities by prohibiting the use of ALL hand held electronic mobile…

Strengthening Prescription Drug Safety ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Strengthening Prescription Drug Safety ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy O’Connor Ives – June, 2017 The Massachusetts State Senate debated the Fiscal Year 2018 state budget last month, where I advocated for key provisions that will…

Hurricanes and Meteorological Summer ~ WEATHER 101 WITH AL KAPRIELAN

Hurricanes and Meteorological Summer ~ WEATHER 101 WITH AL KAPRIELAN

By: Al Kaprielian – June, 2017 Welcome to June the start of meteorological summer and the beginning of hurricane season. The month of May saw three consecutive days where the…

Trump and the Religion of Progressivism

Trump and the Religion of Progressivism

By Paul Murano – June, 2017 President Trump has withdrawn from the Paris climate agreement, asserting “I was elected to serve Pittsburgh, not Paris.” One can judge for themselves whether…

Drug Traffickers, VISA Reform, And Making Us Safer

Drug Traffickers, VISA Reform, And Making Us Safer

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – June, 2017 As a State Representative who represents a district vibrant with the contributions and citizenship of immigrants, I want to share thoughts I…

James Edward Bradley ~ U.S. Navy, WWII ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HEROES IN OUR MIDST

James Edward Bradley ~ U.S. Navy, WWII ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HEROES IN OUR MIDST

By: Beth D’Amato – June, 2017 On June 6th 1944, the allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. It’s been documented that this battle was responsible for nearly 210,000…

Methuen Police Participate in Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run and Cruiser Convoy

Methuen Police Participate in Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run and Cruiser Convoy

  METHUEN — Mayor Stephen Zanni and Chief Joseph Solomon are pleased to announce that the Methuen Police Department participated in this year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run and Cruiser Convoy…

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