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What Bay State Teachers Could Do about our High School Reading Problem*

What Bay State Teachers Could Do about our High School Reading Problem*

By: Sandra Stotsky – June, 2016 There has been a long, slow decline in the reading level of American high school graduates. Our kids are not reading much at the…

North Andover Man, Gloucester Seafood Executive Indicted on Tax Charges

North Andover Man, Gloucester Seafood Executive Indicted on Tax Charges

 BOSTON – A senior sales executive at a seafood processing company in Gloucester was indicted yesterday on federal tax charges.  Richard J. Pandolfo, 70, of North Andover, was indicted on…

June, 2016 Print Edition of The Valley Patriot – Baker Signs Public Records Bill

June, 2016 Print Edition of The Valley Patriot – Baker Signs Public Records Bill

Read Flip Page Viewer on Line  Download or View The June, 2016 edition of The Valley Patriot     Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot…

GOVERNOR BAKER SIGNS PUBLIC RECORDS REFORM BILL INTO LAW

GOVERNOR BAKER SIGNS PUBLIC RECORDS REFORM BILL INTO LAW

June 3, 2016 Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a public records reform bill Friday, after a joint conference committee of the Massachusetts legislature negotiated and reached a final deal on…

The Chain of Survival ~ KNOW YOUR BODY with DR. FRANK MACMILLAN

The Chain of Survival ~ KNOW YOUR BODY with DR. FRANK MACMILLAN

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – May, 2016 I’m like many of you. I never liked to do my homework as a kid. When my mother asked my elementary school teacher…

What Is the Meaning of the Trump Ascendancy? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

What Is the Meaning of the Trump Ascendancy? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – May, 2016 There has been a lot written about what the potential presidential nominations of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton might mean to America. I can…

State Senator Barbara L’Italien’s Trip Israel: Part II

State Senator Barbara L’Italien’s Trip Israel: Part II

This is part II of our sit down interview with State Senator Barbara L’Italien concerning her trip to Israel late last year. Since part I of our interview in March,…

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Suspension is Victory for Merrimack Valley – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Suspension is Victory for Merrimack Valley – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives May, 2016 Kinder Morgan, a Houston, Texas-based energy infrastructure company, submitted its first letter related to their Northeast Energy Direct Project (NED Project) to the…

The Ugly Truth About Common Core Education

The Ugly Truth About Common Core Education

By: DJ Deeb – May, 2016 The debate over Common Core has been heating up over the past several months, especially with the Presidential and Congressional Elections looming. The purpose…

From Tom Duggan’s Notebook (May, 2016) – Facebook Pet Peeves

From Tom Duggan’s Notebook (May, 2016) – Facebook Pet Peeves

  TOP 8 FACEBOOK PET PEEVES # 1 CLICK BAIT: You have seen it in your newsfeed on Facebook. The title will say something like: “Two year old climbs into…

Andover High Eliminates King & Queen of Prom, Crowns Two Boys to “Prom Court”, School Committee Never Notified or Approved Change

Andover High Eliminates King & Queen of Prom, Crowns Two Boys to “Prom Court”, School Committee Never Notified or Approved Change

By: Tom Duggan – May 25, 2016 The Valley Patriot has learned that Andover High School has changed their longstanding policy and tradition of crowning a king and queen of the…

A Truly Demented Idea ~ By: Jeff Katz

A Truly Demented Idea ~ By: Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – May, 2016 Hollywood types have seemingly never been big fans of Ronald Reagan. They did not like the fact that he had been one of them…

Final Language of New Public Records Law Released by Conference Committee

Final Language of New Public Records Law Released by Conference Committee

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/House/H4333 5-23-16 On Monday, a joint conference committee of the Massachusetts legislature negotiated and reached a final deal on a new public records reform bill for the first time in 40 years. …

H-1B Foreign Workers Are Destroying Merrimack Valley Economy

H-1B Foreign Workers Are Destroying Merrimack Valley Economy

By: Duncan Burns – May, 2016 Right now, when it comes to labor issues, all eyes are currently on The Verizon Strike, which affects many municipalities across The Merrimack Valley.…

TRIBUNE REVEALS SOURCE: THE VALLEY PATRIOT PRINT EDITION, MAY, 2016 (Edition #151)

TRIBUNE REVEALS SOURCE: THE VALLEY PATRIOT PRINT EDITION, MAY, 2016 (Edition #151)

DOWNLOAD OR VIEW PDF of May, 2016 Valley Patriot  FLIP PAGE VIEWER Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1…