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“WEATHER 101” WITH AL! What do All Those Weather Terms MEAN?

“WEATHER 101” WITH AL! What do All Those Weather Terms MEAN?

EXCLUSIVE TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT By: Al Kaprielian – June, 2015 On a surface weather map we commonly see what we call “fronts”. A front is caused by differences in…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2015

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2015

PUBLIC RECORDS SIDENOTES By now you know I’m in a fight to change the state’s fake public records law. One of the things not really discussed in the many stories…

Valley Patriot of the Month – HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Lawrence Cogswell, PART 2

Valley Patriot of the Month – HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Lawrence Cogswell, PART 2

  By: Sidney Smith- June, 2015 READ PART I HERE A young kid of 19 years old, like so many of the young guys my mother and I had met,…

What’s Happened to Our Humanity? by Jeff Katz

What’s Happened to Our Humanity? by Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – June, 2015 In early May, the Beegle family of Portland, Oregon was flying home from Orlando, Florida. Mom and dad with two children in tow. What…

Patriotism Lives

Patriotism Lives

By: John MacDonald – June, 2015 This past Memorial Day weekend I traveled down to a campground in Rhode Island. It’s a place called Holiday Acres and it has a…

North Andover Educator Awarded 2015 C-SPAN Fellowship

North Andover Educator Awarded 2015 C-SPAN Fellowship

Hosts DiZoglio for Civic Education Day at North Andover Middle School   Patrick McGravey, head of the social studies department at North Andover Middle School, was recently awarded the 2015…

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 2) Did Mass Audubon Sell its Soul to the Wind Industry?

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 2) Did Mass Audubon Sell its Soul to the Wind Industry?

By Christine Morabito – June 2015 As an environmentalist and bird lover, it gives me no pleasure to criticize the largest conservation organization in New England; an organization of which I…

Two More Friends Sentenced for Impeding Boston Marathon Bombing Investigation

Two More Friends Sentenced for Impeding Boston Marathon Bombing Investigation

BOSTON—Two more friends of convicted Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, were sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Boston for their role in impeding the Boston Marathon bombing investigation. Robel…

Podcast: State Senator Jamie Eldridge on Public Records in MA, Top Ten “That’s NOT News” (6-6-15)

Podcast: State Senator Jamie Eldridge on Public Records in MA, Top Ten “That’s NOT News” (6-6-15)

FIRST HOUR State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) appeared on The Paying Attention radio program on 980WCAP to talk about public records. A great interview with a guy SECOND HOUR: Top Ten news…

Tick Attack Season

Tick Attack Season

By: Tracey Zysk – May, 2015 When it comes to these pesky little creatures … ugghh, they are everywhere in the Merrimack Valley, Southern New Hampshire and even hiding in…

VIDEO: Texas Senator Ted Cruz Presidential Campaign Stop in Andover, MA

VIDEO: Texas Senator Ted Cruz Presidential Campaign Stop in Andover, MA

PHOTOS OF THE EVENT HERE   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1 Best Selling Author, Host of the…

Sister of Murdered Child in 1985 Raises Money for Headstone, Ceremony Slated for July

Sister of Murdered Child in 1985 Raises Money for Headstone, Ceremony Slated for July

Tom Duggan, May, 2015 The friends and family of a child murdered in 1985 have privately raised nearly $4,000 for a headstone, 30 years after the murder of Michelle Pimentel…

Super PACs Spend More Than $20M on 2014 Elections

Super PACs Spend More Than $20M on 2014 Elections

Independent Expenditure “Super” PACs and other independent groups spent $20.4 million in the 2014 election, according to an OCPF review of disclosure reports filed by those entities. It was the…

Trans-Jenner-ism ~ Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano

Trans-Jenner-ism ~ Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano

By: Paul Murano – May, 2015 Encouraged by the Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer, I now announce that I am a transracial American. Yes, I am a black man…

Memorial Day: More Than Remembering

Memorial Day: More Than Remembering

By: Oscar Camargo – May, 2015 Every spring, families across the country come together to celebrate Memorial Day. A family will host a picnic and fire up the barbecue, a…