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The Band Chicago ~ IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

The Band Chicago ~ IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

By: Cindy Annis  – April, 2016 The next artist in the groove comes from Chicago, Illinois. In 1967, students of DePaul University, Walter Parazaider, Terry Kath, Danny Seraphine, James Pankow,…

Billions Is Worth Your Investment ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

Billions Is Worth Your Investment ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

  By: Bill Cushing – April, 2016 Showtime’s newest drama, Billions, is a fastly-paced series that centers on the battle between charismatic hedge fund kingpin Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and…

Making it Easy for Government to Steal Our Medical Charts

Making it Easy for Government to Steal Our Medical Charts

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – April, 2016 John Ehrlichman authorized breaking into Dr. Fielding’s office on September 3rd, 1971, to steal Daniel Ellsberg’s medical chart. In those days, medical charts…

North Andover Sr. Center Discussion on Colon Cancer Awareness and Aging

North Andover Sr. Center Discussion on Colon Cancer Awareness and Aging

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – April, 2016 Las month on March 28th, I was invited by my good friend and fellow North Andover Board of Health member, Mr. Joseph McCarthy, to…

Dr. Rustum Opens New Pain Management Clinic at Sal’s Riverwalk!

Dr. Rustum Opens New Pain Management Clinic at Sal’s Riverwalk!

This month marks the return of Dr. Rami Rustum as a columnist in The Valley Patriot. We sat down with Dr. Rustum last week to talk about what does, and…

Bipartisan Legislation Passed, But Tough Issues Ahead

Bipartisan Legislation Passed, But Tough Issues Ahead

By: State Re. Linda Dean Campbell – April, 2016 Recently, we saw the bipartisan approval by the Massachusetts House of a bill to fund local municipal road and bridge repair.…

From Tom Duggan’s April Notebook

From Tom Duggan’s April Notebook

WANT YOUR EVENT OR ORGANIZATION LISTED IN THE NOTEBOOK? FOR $150 WE WILL PUBLISH YOUR NOTICE, EVENT, ETC. (150 word max) EDITION #150 – In case you didn’t notice the…

Strong Spring Winds ~ Weather 101 with Al Kaprielian

Strong Spring Winds ~ Weather 101 with Al Kaprielian

By; Al Kaprelian – April, 2016 Lately, we have seen a lot of wind in the Merrimack Valley and Southern NH. Winds are caused by differences in air pressure. When…

Pansexuals and Pronouns ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Pansexuals and Pronouns ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevi – April, 2016 I was at a wedding shower the other day sitting with several family members. The evening before when I couldn’t sleep I realized that…

How to Interpret the Constitution… and the Bible ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

How to Interpret the  Constitution… and the Bible ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – April, 21016 As the debate heats up about whether President Obama has a right to replace late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia before his term ends…

Protecting Consumers from Fraud ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Protecting Consumers from Fraud ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – April, 2016 Recently, the State Senate unanimously, and in a bipartisan fashion, passed a bill I filed to protect consumers from unknowingly entering a…

School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

By: Amy Berard In a 2016 memo, Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester explains, “We ask principals and test proctors to handle refusals with sensitivity. Students should not be pressured to…

Valley Patriot Awards Volunteers, Contributors at Annual BASH

Valley Patriot Awards Volunteers, Contributors at Annual BASH

Each year The Valley Patriot gives awards in three categories to people who volunteer, contribute, or pitch in during the many special projects and charities the newspaper is involved with…

Local Heroes Honored with The Officer Tom Duggan, Sr., Public Safety Awards

Local Heroes Honored with The Officer Tom Duggan, Sr., Public Safety Awards

    On March 16, 1990, Lawrence Police Officer Tom Duggan, Sr., lost his life in the line of duty. He was a man who loved being a police officer…

The Doctor is BACK! Talking Pain… AGAIN!

The Doctor is BACK! Talking Pain… AGAIN!

    Dr. Rami Rustum – April-2016 It is my great pleasure to be back, communicating with the great readers of The Valley Patriot newspaper as I will be writing…

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