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School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

By: Amy Berard In a 2016 memo, Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester explains, “We ask principals and test proctors to handle refusals with sensitivity. Students should not be pressured to…

Local Heroes Honored with The Officer Tom Duggan, Sr., Public Safety Awards

Local Heroes Honored with The Officer Tom Duggan, Sr., Public Safety Awards

    On March 16, 1990, Lawrence Police Officer Tom Duggan, Sr., lost his life in the line of duty. He was a man who loved being a police officer…

Four Local Veterans Bestowed “Valley Patriot Hero Veteran Award” at Annual BASH!

Four Local Veterans Bestowed “Valley Patriot Hero Veteran Award” at Annual BASH!

    The Valley Patriot held our annual BASH last month, at the Relief’s In in Lawrence and granted four local veterans with The Valley Patriot Hero Veterans Award. Because honoring…

Representative DiZoglio, Dr. Padmanabhan Win Newspaper’s Coveted 1st Amendment Award

Representative DiZoglio, Dr. Padmanabhan Win Newspaper’s Coveted 1st Amendment Award

  Methuen State Representative Diana DiZoglio and Cambridge Doctor Bharani Padmanabhan were both bestowed one of the highest honors by The Valley Patriot newspaper last month, when they were each…

Eating Our Own ~ By Jeff Katz

Eating Our Own ~ By Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – April, 2016 I’m proud to say that Charlie Baker is my governor and my neighbor. I served with him as fellow elected members of Swampscott Town…

Celebrities Greet, Present Scholarship to Market Basket Employees At Valley Patriot BASH

Celebrities Greet, Present Scholarship to Market Basket Employees At Valley Patriot BASH

  Famous weatherman Al Kaprielian, MTV’s Brittany Baldi, and Hollywood star Steve Blackwood greeted three Market Basket employees at The Valley Patriot’s 12th Anniversary BASH, as the newspaper, their sponsors, and…

Woburn Police Investigating Hoax Call to Police Station

Woburn Police Investigating Hoax Call to Police Station

WOBURN — Chief Robert Ferullo reports that the Woburn Police Department responded to an apartment complex for a call that later proved to be false. Shortly before 7 p.m. Friday,…

DRY RUN? Woburn and Wilmington Police Respond to Threats to “KILL COPS” in Bomb Scare, Shooting Hoaxes

DRY RUN? Woburn and Wilmington Police Respond to Threats to “KILL COPS” in Bomb Scare, Shooting Hoaxes

By: Tom Duggan 4-15-16|940pm Both Woburn and Wilmington Police Departments responded to separate calls at almost the same time Friday, which put both stations on high alert and required the…

They’re Coming to Lowell! Are Syrian “Refugees” A Terrorist Trojan Horse?

They’re Coming to Lowell! Are Syrian “Refugees” A Terrorist Trojan Horse?

  By: John MacDonald – April, 2016 For generations Lowell, Massachusetts has been a city in America that is known to willingly accept immigrants from around the world. Immigrants built…

The Valley Patriot Print Edition #150, April, 2016 – Local Heroes Honored

The Valley Patriot Print Edition #150, April, 2016 – Local Heroes Honored

DOWNLOAD OR VIEW PDF of APRIL, 2016 Valley Patriot  Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1 Best Selling Author,…

Here Ye History Buff’s, Living History at Endicott State Park

Here Ye History Buff’s, Living History at Endicott State Park

By: Jennifer Jones – 4-12-18 On a brisk Saturday morning March 26, 2016, the troops rallied for a special event at Endicott Park in Danvers, Massachusetts from 11-2p. For people…

Special Olympics Young Athletes Program to Finish with a Bang After Two Successful Sessions

Special Olympics Young Athletes Program to Finish with a Bang After Two Successful Sessions

Merrimack College Sophomore completes the spring session of the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program at Merrimack College. North Andover – The Special Olympics Massachusetts Young Athletes Program in North Andover…

Choosing the Next Indispensable Leader ~ Teen Talk with Anna DeBernardo

Choosing the Next Indispensable Leader ~ Teen Talk with Anna DeBernardo

By: Anna DeBernardo – March, 2016 With Super Tuesday just around the corner, talk of politics can be heard from every direction one turns. Some of the candidates participating in…

FX Relives the Trial of the Century with ‘The People vs. OJ Simpson’ ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

FX Relives the Trial of the Century with ‘The People vs. OJ Simpson’ ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – March, 2016 Do you remember where you were when you first heard of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman on June 13, 1994?…

Campbell Amendment Requires Hospitals to Report Overdoses to Primary Care Physicians

Campbell Amendment Requires Hospitals to Report Overdoses to Primary Care Physicians

The Massachusetts House of Representatives took a number of important measures in addressing the ongoing opioid abuse crisis in the Commonwealth. The House passed comprehensive legislation that incorporated aspects of…