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Podcast of Paying Attention: Guests Mark Roberge of Prospect Hill and Alex Vispoli (September 13, 2014)

Podcast of Paying Attention: Guests Mark Roberge of Prospect Hill and Alex Vispoli (September 13, 2014)

  CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR  LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Tom and Paul spoke with Prospect Hill founder and drummer Mark Roberge about…

Farewell Robin Williams – By Jeff Katz

Farewell Robin Williams – By Jeff Katz

One of the must watch TV shows when I was growing up was “Happy Days.” I still remember the oldest brother Chuck Cunningham simply vanishing without a trace after the…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-14) – Who Were the Real Racists in Ferguson?

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-14) – Who Were the Real Racists in Ferguson?

September, 2104 In Ferguson, MO a white police officer shot a black man named Michael Brown six times, killing him after a confrontation that resulted from Brown’s strong arm robbery…

Prospect Hill Frontman Adam Fithian Out as Band Elevates Edgar Trancoso as New Lead Singer

Prospect Hill Frontman Adam Fithian Out as Band Elevates Edgar Trancoso as New Lead Singer

By: Tom Duggan – September 11, 2014 Home grown Lawrence, Massachusetts rock sensation “Prospect Hill” has let their lead singer Adam Fithian go and elevated bassist Edgar Trancoso to front-man…

Manhattan on the Mend – 13 Years Later

Manhattan on the Mend – 13 Years Later

By: Christine Morabito – September, 2014 As much as I long for quiet solitude these days, there is something magical about New York City that keeps drawing me back. As…

Bigger is Definitely Not Better – Dr. Frank MacMillan

Bigger is Definitely Not Better – Dr. Frank MacMillan

By. Dr. Frank MacMillan – August, 2014 Health care consolidation is a bad deal for Massachusetts’s consumers. Over the past two decades, our hospitals, physicians, and health plans have been…

The Cost of Corruption is Borne by All

The Cost of Corruption is Borne by All

Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – August, 2104 Every day the media talk about the high cost of healthcare. The media go out of their way to give the impression it is due…

The Power of Proper Suggestions

The Power of Proper Suggestions

By: Jerry Valley – August, 2014  When you think about it, we are all receiving suggestions just about everyday from our friends, co-workers, neighbors etc. People give us suggestions about…

YE GAY Ol’ VALLEY – Human Rights Campaign Survey Proves LBGT Youth Need Support

YE GAY Ol’ VALLEY – Human Rights Campaign Survey Proves LBGT Youth Need Support

By: Dani Langevin Whether or not you agree with or even understand a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) lifestyle the American youth who identify themselves as part of it…

Culture Clash of the Middle East and the West: Anger vs. Apathy – BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

Culture Clash of the Middle East and the West: Anger vs. Apathy – BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – August, 2014 There are different ways of understanding the clash of cultures between the Middle East and the West today. I will offer one perspective. The…

PDF of the August, 2014 Edition of The Valley Patriot (#130): Methuen Chief Defends NEMLEC

PDF of the August, 2014 Edition of The Valley Patriot (#130): Methuen Chief Defends NEMLEC

Click HERE for TURN PAGE VIEW of Edition #130 – August, 2014 Click here to download PDF of Valley Patriot     Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of…

Valley Patriot’s of the Month ~ Heroes in Our Midst: The Moran Brothers

Valley Patriot’s of the Month ~ Heroes in Our Midst: The Moran Brothers

By: Gary Mannion – August, 2014 Webster’s dictionary defines a patriot as one who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests. The Moran family was such…

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

By: Jeff Katz – August, 2014 As I sit down to write this month’s column for The Valley Patriot, I’ve just enjoyed a wonderful day. Early this morning I wished…

Blue Dog, JFK Democrats Need to Stage a Comeback

Blue Dog, JFK Democrats Need to Stage a Comeback

  By: John MacDonald – August, 2014 For some time now it has bothered me how the tide has turned against the classic blue dog, John F. Kennedy Democrats. The…

How Far We Have Come?

How Far We Have Come?

By: Markl Lipman – August, 2014 The recent events and conflict in Gaza have caused great stress and polarization around the world. Although the best in the great majority of…