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VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH: Lieutenant Colonel Don Sheehan, USAF

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH: Lieutenant Colonel Don Sheehan, USAF

By: Helen Morradkanian – February 2013 TEWKSBURY – When 6,000 Marines were trapped at their base during the 77-day siege of Khe Sanh—a surprise attack by 40,000 heavily armored North…

Harriet Beecher Stowe and Black History in Andover

Harriet  Beecher Stowe and Black History in Andover

By: Anne Knowles – January 2013 She was born at Litchfield, Conn. In 1811, into a lively housedhold, of six Sisters and brothers. Her father was a renown Congregationalist and…

Our Impending Debt Calamity: The “Billion Dollars A Day” Solution

Our Impending Debt Calamity: The “Billion Dollars A Day” Solution

 THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX   By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – January, 2013 “I hear that train a’coming? It’s rollin’ ‘round the bend, and I ain’t seen the sunshine, since I…

The Getting Out of the Journalism Business Fire Sale

The Getting Out of the Journalism Business Fire Sale

By: Jeff Katz – January 2013 I gave up on the so-called mainstream media long ago. That’s what happens when you work inside the business. I distinctly remember one of…

From the VAURA Patriot – Alex Talcott’s Political Notebook

From the VAURA Patriot – Alex Talcott’s Political Notebook

* Go to hell or off fiscal cliff?: ABC News reporter Sunlen Miller, who has the U.S. Senate beat, noted on New Year’s Eve the debate-opening prayer of Senate Chaplain…

Dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  By: Dr. Jin Sung – January 2013 Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that many people struggle with. Statistics show that one in ten Americans display the…

The American Legion in the Year 2013

  By: John Lenotte – American Legion – January 2013 Here we are again, another year has passed. And for the short term, a fiscal crisis has been averted. At…

The Case for Secession

By: John LaHoud – January 2013 NOTE: What follows is an intellectual exercise, designed to stimulate the thinking of my fellow freedom-loving citizens. Anyone wishing to participate may e-mail lahoudjp@gmail.com.…

YE GAY OL’ VALLEY – Are You Up for The Challenge?

YE GAY OL’ VALLEY – Are You Up for The Challenge?

  By: Dani Langevin – January 2013 I challenge you, America! I t is the same challenge I have already offered up to my students and a new challenge that…

Why Banning Guns Just Doesn’t Work

  By: Lonnie Brennan – January 2013 “Free men own guns. Slaves don’t,” Tim gruffed as he shuffled egg bits around on his plate, speaking to no one, but speaking…

New Book to tell the tales of Lowell’s Own Bobby Christakos

New Book to tell the tales of Lowell’s Own Bobby Christakos

  By: Tom Duggan – January 2013 Five-time Golden Glove boxing champion, Bobby Christakos may live in a modest home in a quiet neighborhood in Lowell, but once visitors get…

Shooting Straight About Newtown, Connecticut

By: Jeff Katz – January 2013 I remember distinctly where I was as I heard about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. I was trying to…

DEMOCRAT CORNER WITH MARA DOLAN: The Trouble With Guns

DEMOCRAT CORNER WITH MARA DOLAN: The Trouble With Guns

By: Mara Dolan – January 2013 I’m incredibly glad to have the opportunity to write a column for the Valley Patriot, and I thank Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan very…

A Real Plan to Stop School Shootings – Written Expressly for Parents of School Children

A Real Plan to Stop School Shootings – Written Expressly for Parents of School Children

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX   By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – January 2013 The recent massacre in Newtown, Connecticut was horrific to say the least. By all accounts, the unarmed staff…

America Has Never Needed the Tea Party More

America Has Never Needed the Tea Party More

By: Christine Morabito – January 2013 Either Congress is in denial about their historically low approval rating of 18 percent, or they have pathologically high self-esteem. Actually, both things may…