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Pelletier Family Gives Powerful Testimony in Support of Justina’s Law

Pelletier Family Gives Powerful Testimony in Support of Justina’s Law

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – July 3, 2015 Valley Patriot readers may be familiar with the 17 month long ordeal suffered by young Justina Pelletier at the hands of the Massachusetts…

Sheila’s Recipe Corner: Sweet Potato Curry and Tres Leches Coffee Cake

Sheila’s Recipe Corner: Sweet Potato Curry and Tres Leches Coffee Cake

By: Sheila Mullins – June, 2015 Warm weather… aaaaaaaaaah. Perfect! It’s time to think about warm weather ingredients. Of course coconut & rum are part of the ingredients this month.…

Summer TV Is Not Just For Reruns Anymore

Summer TV Is Not Just For Reruns Anymore

By: Bill Cushing – June, 2015 There was a time when summertime meant reruns on TV for 3 months. That is no longer the case. Now summer is a whole…

The Warning Signs of Financial Abuse ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

The Warning Signs of  Financial Abuse ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar – June, 2015 Many of us at one point in our lives have either been in an abusive relationship or have known someone in an abusive relationship.…

Spend a Day Boating With Your Dog

Spend a Day Boating  With Your Dog

By: Tracy Zysk – June, 2015 Summer is here, and if you are like most New Englanders, at some point over the next couple of months you will be on…

Access to Public Records is a Matter of Life or Death

Access to Public Records is a Matter of Life or Death

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – June, 2015 This month, Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan was front and center in this state’s media environment for a couple of days. Most media people referred to him…

THE DOCTOR IS IN! – Thoughts on Addiction

THE DOCTOR IS IN! – Thoughts on Addiction

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan, MD June, 2015 Human beings are hardwired towards addiction. Modern society has evolved a mind-boggling number of traps that ensnare members of the human family in…

Newburyport Summertime Happenings!

Newburyport Summertime Happenings!

By: Rebeccah Pearson – June, 2015 NewburyportGuide.com Getting ready for a fun filled summer of happenings here in the Greater Newburyport Area? We have some great MUST DO events for…

Merrimack Valley’s Queer Youth and Gay Straight Alliance in Grammar Schools

Merrimack Valley’s Queer Youth and Gay Straight Alliance in Grammar Schools

By: Dani Langevin: June, 2015 Last month I had the pleasure of visiting Methuen High School and sitting in on a meeting of the GSA (Gay Straight Alliance). Several of…

How We Got Here: Disintegration is Death

How We Got Here: Disintegration is Death

By: Paul Murano – June, 2015 Two monumental things occurred this past week: the Irish vote on “same-sex marriage” and the media embrace of Bruce Jenner’s claim to being a…

An Interview with Gov. Jim Gilmore Homeland Security in the Hometown of a Flying Ace PART I

An Interview with Gov. Jim Gilmore Homeland Security in the Hometown of a Flying Ace PART I

By Alex Talcott – June, 2015 Dover, New Hampshire’s McConnell Center is named for the late Air Force Captain Joseph C. McConnell, a local credited with shooting down 16 enemy…

Strong Support at State House Hearing to Improve Access to Public Information

Strong Support at State House Hearing to Improve Access to Public Information

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell June, 2015 Massachusetts gets an F grade for access to public records according to some very respected public interest groups. A number of bills…

Call Down the Moon – A BOOK REVIEW by Susan Piazza

Call Down the Moon – A BOOK REVIEW by Susan Piazza

By Suzanne Piazza  – June 2015 “Call Down the Moon” Soulmate Series Book 1 by Mary Gillgannon Published by: The Wild Rose Press 2014 through their First Faery Rose Edition…

Father’s Day: A Son’s Confession

Father’s Day: A Son’s Confession

By: Oscar Camargo – June, 2015 I must confess: I used to hate Father’s Day. It was a painful reminder growing up that my father wasn’t around. I envied friends…

Methuen Schools to Start Before Labor Day

Methuen Schools to Start Before Labor Day

By: DJ Deeb – June, 2015 The end of the school year is always an exciting time for students, parents, teachers, and support staff. May and June are always busily…

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