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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…

Son of Knee Surgery Patient who Died At Holy Family Says He Will Will File Suit

Son of Knee Surgery Patient who Died At Holy Family Says He Will Will File Suit

Brian Evans says he will file suit against The Holy Family Hospital, Steward Health Care, Cerberus Capital, nurses, doctors, and LeapFrog Group in death of his mother   Brian Evans,…

District Attorney Drops Terror Charge on Methuen Teen who made “Columbine” Threat

District Attorney Drops Terror Charge on Methuen Teen who made “Columbine” Threat

  By: Tom Duggan – January 4, 2013 LAWRENCE – A dangerousness hearing was held today, for 17 year old Methuen High School Junior, Jacob Butze-Maille, who made threats to…

Son of Dead Holy Family Patient Takes Aim at LeapFrog Group Rating of Hospital

Son of Dead Holy Family Patient Takes Aim at LeapFrog Group Rating of Hospital

In what is a continuation of his efforts to seek justice for his mother, Helen Marie Bousquet, Brian Evans will stop at nothing.  Evans originally contacted the “LeapFrog” group, who…

The Redefining of America

  By: Peter Larocque – December 2012 What we all witnessed early Wednesday morning, November 7, 2012, the day after the election for the Presidency of the United States of…

Playing the Class Envy Card

  By: Ralph Wilbur – December 2012 The difference between the tax rate on earned income versus the rate on income generated from capital gains has lent some success to…

North Andover Fire Dept. 4th Annual Toy Drive for Local Children in Need

North Andover Fire Dept. 4th Annual Toy Drive for Local Children in Need

  By: Tracy Zysk- December, 2012 Matt Davis and the North Andover Fire Department will be hosting their “4th Annual Toy Drive for Local Children.” Firefighter Matt Davis started this…

150 Years after The Emancipation Proclamation … Slavery Re-introduced into the U.S.

150 Years after The Emancipation Proclamation … Slavery Re-introduced into the U.S.

  By: Dr.Charles Ormsby – December, 2012 On September 22, 1862 President Lincoln used the news from Antietam (fought on September 17, 1862) to announce his proclamation freeing the slaves…