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Methuen Scout Recalls Attendance at Jamboree

Methuen Scout Recalls Attendance at Jamboree

By: Liam Norcross – August, 2017 July 17, 2017 at 7 pm I was curious and kind of scared about going to the National Scout Jamboree. I was worried about…

Remembering North Andover Hero, Caitlin Trask

Remembering North Andover Hero, Caitlin Trask

NORTH ANDOVER – Last month, a veterans group called Honor and Remember presented the Honor and Remember flag to goldstar parents Mary and Don Trask of North Andover. Their daughter,…

Warren Highlights New Evidence of Wells Fargo Misconduct, Renews Call for Federal Reserve to Remove Bank Board Members

Warren Highlights New Evidence of Wells Fargo Misconduct, Renews Call for Federal Reserve to Remove Bank Board Members

Senator Raises Concerns That Recent Fed Proposed Guidance Undermines Bank Boards’ Ability and Obligation to Stop Misconduct Text of the letter available here (PDF) Washington, DC – Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)…

State Award Moves Veterans Housing Project Forward 

State Award Moves Veterans Housing Project Forward 

The Haverhill non-profit Coalition for a Better Acre has been awarded funds from the state to build 44 units for veterans and families in the old Gerson Building. The Gerson…

Too Big To Fail Lives on in 2017

Too Big To Fail Lives on in 2017

By: Duncan Burns – August, 2017 What if someone told you that since 2010, a banking company has been caught for: Foreclosure fraud, student loan abuses, money laundering, whistle-blower retaliation,…

New Hampshire Hypocrisy: A “Drug Den” When Convenient ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (08-17)

New Hampshire Hypocrisy: A “Drug Den” When Convenient ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (08-17)

A few months ago the governor of New Hampshire called out the City of Lawrence as the source of their “drug crisis” and “opioid epidemic”. He painted a picture of…

49th Anniversary of What Could Have Changed the World ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

49th Anniversary of What Could Have Changed the World ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – July, 2017 This month marks the 49th anniversary of perhaps the most important document written in modern times. It is a simple document, yet profound; something that…

Legalizing Foreign Drug Imports Will Worsen New Hampshire’s Opioid Crisis

Legalizing Foreign Drug Imports Will  Worsen New Hampshire’s Opioid Crisis

By: Kevin St. James – July, 2017 New Hampshire’s opioid epidemic is out of control. Last year, 500 people died from overdoses. This year promises to be worse — especially…

Rep. Moran (D), On Increasing Minority Pot Dispensaries and Lawrence’s Pot Ban

Rep. Moran (D), On Increasing Minority Pot Dispensaries and Lawrence’s Pot Ban

By: Tom Duggan – July 29, 2017 Last week the Lawrence city council voted to ban the sale of marijuana within the city limits. The unanimous vote (9-0) came after…

HERO IN OUR MIDST – Joseph Salvatore LaGrasse ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

HERO IN OUR MIDST – Joseph Salvatore LaGrasse ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

  By: Beth D’Amato – July, 2017 NORTH ANDOVER – As far back as the American Revolution, the bravest of men would run onto the battlefields under enemy fire to…

My 2017 Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

My 2017 Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – July, 2017 The Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced next week and every year I like to review the past year in TV and give my…

Cornyn, Warren Bill to Ease Requirements on Vets Applying for Commercial Drivers Licenses

Cornyn, Warren Bill to Ease Requirements on Vets Applying for Commercial Drivers Licenses

Read the text of the bill here (PDF) Watch a video about the bill here (YouTube) Washington, DC  — U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today released the following statements after bipartisan legislation,…

Leonardo Lara of Lawrence Sentenced For Money Laundering & Theft of Public Funds

Leonardo Lara of Lawrence Sentenced For Money Laundering & Theft of Public Funds

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for money laundering, transacting in criminally-derived property, and theft of public funds.  Leonardo Lara, 36, was sentenced…

MA Senate Passes Bill To Ban ALL Hand Held Cell Phone Use, Electronic Devices While Driving

MA Senate Passes Bill To Ban ALL Hand Held Cell Phone Use, Electronic Devices While Driving

BOSTON – Today, the Massachusetts State Senate passed a piece of legislation which claims will reduce motor vehicle accidents and fatalities by prohibiting the use of ALL hand held electronic mobile…

Strengthening Prescription Drug Safety ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Strengthening Prescription Drug Safety ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy O’Connor Ives – June, 2017 The Massachusetts State Senate debated the Fiscal Year 2018 state budget last month, where I advocated for key provisions that will…