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North Andover Family caught in Mumbai, India terrorist attacks

North Andover Family caught in Mumbai, India terrorist attacks

North Andover woman recounts how she and her family became caught up in India’s terrorist attack By: Erin Mary Ackerman – January, 2009 Editors note: The following is a first…

We opppose the Fallen Hero Commemoration Act (HR 6662)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL  December, 2008 Who could oppose a bill called the Fallen Hero Commemoration Act? We can. Under the current laws and regulations, when an American serviceman is killed in action…

Today we are all Americans

Congratulations to Barak Obama and the incoming Obama administration Valley Patriot Editorial November, 2008 Though many Americans did not vote for Obama and indeed some of us have expressed serious…

Hero in Our Midst – Haverhill’s John Katsaros and Code Burgandy

Hero in Our Midst – Haverhill’s John Katsaros and Code Burgandy

  Tech Sgt. James Moore, USAF It is now possible for us to remember a true patriot. Sworn to silence for a period of time, even to his own family,…

Socialist Meltdown

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL October, 2008 Have you ever had a sibling do something really horrible and then have the sibling point at you and scream, “He did it, mom!”?  Well,…

Eagle Tribune Cuts 52 Jobs

Eagle Tribune Cuts 52 Jobs

    By: Tom Duggan – September, 2008 The Eagle Tribune newspaper, head-quartered in North Andover and owned by Alabama-based Community News-paper Holdings, Inc. announced last week that at least…

Every Day is 9-12

Valley Patriot Editorial September, 2008 September 11, 2001 was the worst attack on American soil in our nation’s history. On that day, those calling themselves Islamic jihadists declared war on…

Jimenez Family has Tribune Reporter Thrown off Military Base

Jimenez Family has Tribune Reporter Thrown off Military Base

Family of hero soldier killed in Iraq says Eagle~Tribune Reporter had to be thrown out of wake and funeral as well By: Tom Duggan – August, 2008 Slain soldier, Army Pfc.…

Hidden Agenda

Valley Patriot Editorial The Democrats secretly want high energy prices August, 2008 The Democrats are vacationing while the nation is suffering with gas prices near $4 per gallon. We also…

Remembering Alex Jiminez – Valley Patriot of the Month – August 2008

Remembering Alex Jiminez – Valley Patriot of the Month – August 2008

Since the very first edition of The Valley Patriot in March of 2004, this space has been reserved for honoring local veterans who have either performed heroically in battle or…

Methuen Muslims Speak Out

Methuen Muslims Speak Out

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2008 The Valley Patriot was invited into the Selimiye Mosque in Methuen where an interview took place with several members, including Shaban, Yusef and Hussein.…

Hero in Our Midst – Natasha Young – Valley Patriot of the Month

Hero in Our Midst – Natasha Young – Valley Patriot of the Month

By: Tech. Sgt. James Moore, USAF  – May, 2008 LAWRENCE – A patriot, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “One who loves his or her country and supports its…

Obama Wants Change… But Change to What?

Valley Patriot Editorial May, 2008 The nationwide exposure of Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s church rantings provides startling insight into the kind of challenges facing this country’s progress toward better race relations.   It…

It’s time to stand up and help those who are here legally

It’s time to stand up and help those who are here legally

PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan   By: Tom Duggan –  May, 2008 While the politicians and the American people debate about what to do with illegal immigrants and whether or…

Hero in Our Midst – Agnes Bresnahan of Methuen – Valley Patriot of the Month

Hero in Our Midst – Agnes Bresnahan of Methuen – Valley Patriot of the Month

By: Lonnie Brennan – April, 2008 METHUEN – Her statistics from 1970 are simple: female, 5 foot five inches, 125 pounds, age 19. As she entered her Junior year at…