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Lives Lost for Liberty

  Craig Floyd, Executive Director, National Law Enforcement Memorial March 2004  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Almost every day this past year we have heard the reports of new casualties in the…

YE GAY OL’ VALLEY – Choosing and Being a Step-Parent

YE GAY OL’ VALLEY – Choosing and Being a Step-Parent

By Dani Lanvgevin – September Too many of us find ourselves divorced. For those of us with children, this means that we may find ourselves looking for another partner who…

I Have a Dream

I Have a Dream

I have a Dream I have a dream, that one day our people will rise up to take on its responsibilities as a free nation; that it will realize the…

September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month

By: Phil Lahey – September 2013 I started writing a letter to the editor stating that September is National Recovery Month. Then Tom Duggan asked me to write a column…

Lt. Colonel Allen West: Race, Poverty, and the Dependency Culture: PART I

Lt. Colonel Allen West: Race, Poverty, and the Dependency Culture: PART I

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LT COLONEL ALLEN WEST   Transcribed by Kathleen Laplante Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan (TD), and Christine Morabito (CM), President of the Greater Boston Tea Party…

Vet to Vet Services Comes Alive in Lawrence as Part of College Project

Vet to Vet Services Comes Alive in  Lawrence as Part of College Project

By: Tom Duggan – September, 2013 Jay Landry is an adult student at Springfield College who is taking human service courses at the school. Born and raised in Amesbury, the…

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – FRANK YOUNT, U.S. NAVY SEABEES

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – FRANK YOUNT, U.S. NAVY SEABEES

HERO IN OUR MIDST By: Helen Mooradkanian – September 2013 It was January 1, 1945 as the convoy of 556 ships filled the horizon—LSTs, troop ships, aircraft carriers, submarines, destroyers,…

PUPPY LOVE! With Kate Whitney – Steps to Take with Puppies and Babies

PUPPY LOVE! With Kate Whitney – Steps to Take with Puppies and Babies

By Kate Whitney – September, 2013 Before I get into this month’s column, I want to give a very heartfelt and humble thank you to everyone who has sent donations…

September is National Guide Dog Month

September is National Guide Dog Month

By: Tracey Zysk – September, 2013 September is National Guide Dog Month which is an honorary way to celebrate the work of guide dogs in the United States. This includes…

The Victim Generation: When Nothing’s Your Fault

The Victim Generation: When Nothing’s Your Fault

By: Christine Morabito – September, 2013 When San Diego Mayor, Bob Filner was accused of sexually harassing nearly 20 women, he quickly announced he was admitting himself into a two-week…

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX – If We’re Going to Bomb Something … At Least Make a Difference

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX – If We’re Going to Bomb Something … At Least Make a Difference

“Should President Obama decide to order a military strike against Syria, his main order of business must be to kill Bashar Assad. Also, Bashar’s brother and principal henchman, Maher. Also,…

Hide and Go Peep, By Jeff Katz

Hide and Go Peep, By Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – Septeber 2013 As a married, suburban father of three, I long ago stopped pondering what goes on in the bedrooms of my neighbors even though I…

Friendly’s CEO on Hand for Haverhill Reopening

Friendly’s CEO on Hand for Haverhill Reopening

By Tom Duggan – September, 2013 Last month, Friendly’s Corporation CEO John Maguire was on hand at the Friendly’s on Main Street in Haverhill for their grand re-opening. The restaurant…

Treasury, IRS Announce All Legal Same-Sex Marriages To Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes;

Treasury, IRS Announce All Legal Same-Sex Marriages To Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes;

  The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as…

Why Tom Duggan Should not Leave the Republican Party

Why Tom Duggan Should not Leave the Republican Party

By: State Representative Lenny Mirra – September, 2013 Conversations with our fearless editor Tom Duggan typically turn into loud and contentious affairs. It was no exception at our latest discussion…