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BOOK REVIEW: Unraveling My Father’s Suicide

BOOK REVIEW: Unraveling My Father’s Suicide

By: Tom Duggan, Feb. ’16 Local author Kathleen LaPlante’s book, “Unraveling My Father’s Suicide” is an emotionally heart-wrenching story about her life experiences after the loss of her father to…

New Year’s Resolutions for Good Health and Happiness

New Year’s Resolutions for Good Health and Happiness

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – Jan. 2016 Years end is a good opportunity for us to look back and take stock in what is good and what is not so…

Primary Presidential Politics: Who to Choose? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

Primary Presidential Politics:  Who to Choose? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Jan. 2016 It is now political season and New England must choose the nation’s front-runners for President of the United States. I don’t place my faith…

The Valley Patriot January, 2016 Edition: THE GOP TOP FOUR

The Valley Patriot January, 2016 Edition: THE GOP TOP FOUR

>>READ IN FLIP-PAGE PDF VIEWER<<    JANUARY, 2015 PDF >> READ ON KINDLE Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1 Best…

Trump: Savior or Charlatan? Ted Cruz: The Real Conservative

Trump: Savior or Charlatan? Ted Cruz: The Real Conservative

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – Jan. 2016 On Tuesday, February 9th, New Hampshire will hold its presidential primary election to determine the New Hampshire delegates to…

This is Israel’s Secret Sauce ~ By: Forest Rain

This is Israel’s Secret Sauce ~ By: Forest Rain

By: Forest Rain – Jan. 2016 I read two pages and burst in to tears. Startled, Lenny asked me “Why are you crying?” Looking at my book, “Hit Team” about…

My 10 Best TV Shows of 2015 ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

My 10 Best TV Shows of 2015 ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

  By: Bill Cushing – Jan. 2016 Now that 2015 has come and gone, it’s time to look back on a great year of TV. It was very hard narrowing…

Haverhill Student Introduces Rep. Dempsey at Annual AICUM Dinner, Speaks of Importance of Need-Based College Grants

Haverhill Student Introduces Rep. Dempsey at Annual AICUM Dinner, Speaks of Importance of Need-Based College Grants

Haverhill resident Stephanie Bellapianta, a freshman at Merrimack College, presented an award to State Representative Brian Dempsey in front of 350 leaders from the state’s higher education sector, at an…

Book On A Mission: “Ward of the State” to Raise Money for Local Foster Kids

Book On A Mission: “Ward of the State” to Raise Money for Local Foster Kids

The story of one foster kid is on the shelves to raise money to help hundreds more. A small non-profit is taking aim at a huge goal. The Foster Kids…

Forgiving and Living with a Broken Heart ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Forgiving and Living with a Broken Heart  ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – Jan. 2016 Meet Hector Black: Hector is a ninety-year-old man who lives in Tennessee. He has been featured on StoryCorps, Radiolab, and The Moth. He fought…

Hillbilly

Hillbilly

By: John Macdonald – Jan. 2016 It’s an odd thing when the American entertainment industry blends popular couples by binding their names together. An example would be Brad Pitt and…

Hollywood Star Steve Blackwood Coaches Local Actors at the Act Theater Company in North Andover

Hollywood Star Steve Blackwood Coaches Local Actors at the Act Theater Company in North Andover

  By: Tom Duggan – Jan. 2016 He’s a Hollywood actor, an author, a musician and a singer, but Steve Blackwood says his latest passion is teaching and he has…

The Warmest December on Record

The Warmest December on Record

By: Al Kaprielian – Jan. 2016 As December neared the end, we finally saw our first winter storm with snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain. December 2015 will go down…

Trumping Two Bills, One Camille, and a Hill

Trumping Two Bills, One Camille, and a Hill

By: Jeff Katz – Jan. 2016 Bill Cosby, once seen as the elder statesman of American family friendly comedy now stands charged with a felony count of aggravated indecent assault…

The GOP Civil War and the Final Four ~PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN

The GOP Civil War and the Final Four ~PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN

In the race for the Republican nomination for President, there are really only four viable candidates as we approach the February 9th New Hampshire Primary, and the Massachusetts Primary in…

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