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A Step Forward for the State’s Public Records Law ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

A Step Forward for the State’s Public Records Law  ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – June, 2016 In May, the Massachusetts Legislature approved legislation that seeks to enhance government transparency and accountability by providing residents with greater access to…

Pets Are Not People ~ Jeff Katz

Pets Are Not People ~ Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – June, 2016 I was asked recently why I hate animals and I must confess I was stunned. I could not understand how anyone could even imagine…

The Democratic Party Has Come a Long Way ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (June ,2016)

The Democratic Party Has Come a Long Way  ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (June ,2016)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: JUNE-2016 In 1961, Democratic President John F. Kennedy inspired us all by saying this country would put a man on the moon. He then went to Congress…

WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN ~ Summer is Here

WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN ~ Summer is Here

By: Al Kaprielian – June, 2016 After some cool days in May we saw a return to true summertime heat on Saturday, May 28. Boston reached 92 degrees on that…

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

By: D.J. Deeb – June, 2016 May has proven to be a very busy month for the Methuen School Committee as it almost always is. There have been several workshops…

What Bay State Teachers Could Do about our High School Reading Problem*

What Bay State Teachers Could Do about our High School Reading Problem*

By: Sandra Stotsky – June, 2016 There has been a long, slow decline in the reading level of American high school graduates. Our kids are not reading much at the…

GOVERNOR BAKER SIGNS PUBLIC RECORDS REFORM BILL INTO LAW

GOVERNOR BAKER SIGNS PUBLIC RECORDS REFORM BILL INTO LAW

June 3, 2016 Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a public records reform bill Friday, after a joint conference committee of the Massachusetts legislature negotiated and reached a final deal on…

The Carpenters ~ IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS

The Carpenters ~ IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS

THE CARPENTERS A beautiful woman with an angelic voice lost her life at the young age of thirty-two when her life had only just begun. The Carpenters were a brother,…

The Chain of Survival ~ KNOW YOUR BODY with DR. FRANK MACMILLAN

The Chain of Survival ~ KNOW YOUR BODY with DR. FRANK MACMILLAN

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – May, 2016 I’m like many of you. I never liked to do my homework as a kid. When my mother asked my elementary school teacher…

Governor Charlie Baker is the Overlord for MA Doctors

Governor Charlie Baker is the Overlord for MA Doctors

By: Dr. Padmanabhan – May, 2016 Progressives, such as Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s “Doctors for Obama” outfit, now called Center for American Progress dba Doctors for America, complain loudly about…

Amazon’s ‘Bosch’ Delivers The Goods ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

Amazon’s ‘Bosch’ Delivers The Goods ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

  By: Bill Cushing – May, 2016 Bosch premiered in 2015 as one of Amazon’s new streaming series. While it had a very good first season that established characters and…

Understanding Back Pain and What You Can Do ~ The Doctor is IN!

Understanding Back Pain and What You Can Do ~ The Doctor is IN!

By: Dr. Rami Rustum – May, 2016 Pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work, and a leading cause of disability worldwide.…

What Is the Meaning of the Trump Ascendancy? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

What Is the Meaning of the Trump Ascendancy? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – May, 2016 There has been a lot written about what the potential presidential nominations of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton might mean to America. I can…

Manchester’s Best, the 5 Best Summer Dates in the Queen City!

Manchester’s Best, the 5 Best Summer Dates in the Queen City!

By: Justess Jacobson – May, 2016 Summer is approaching, and with the quick arrival of warm weather and beautiful sunshine, you’ll want to spend your time with those you love!…

House Budget Makes Key Investments Affecting the Merrimack Valley

House Budget Makes Key Investments Affecting the Merrimack Valley

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – May, 2016 Following a three-day session and a process that starts in the fall, we in the House of Representatives finalized our FY17…

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