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What You Need to Know About Bursitis ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

What You Need to Know About Bursitis ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

  By: Dr. Rami Rustum - August, 2016 Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa. The bursa is a sac filled with lubricating fluid, located between tissues such…

Sugar and Spice, Not so Nice

Sugar and Spice, Not so Nice

By: Rick Bellanti – August, 2016 As Def Leppard once said back in the 1980s, Pour Some Sugar on Me. But that’s about all I would do with sugar now,…

We Must Stand With Our Police

We Must Stand With Our Police

By: John MacDonald – August, 2016 On Wednesday, July 20th I was honored that my friend, Valley Patriot publisher, Tom Duggan, asked me to speak at the Pro Police Rally…

Technologies for Aging in Place

Technologies for Aging in Place

By: Celeste Begley – Aug, 2016 The proverbial “an apple a day will keep the doctor away” is today more likely “an app any time of day will keep the…

The Brewing Crisis in Health Care, Part II-Nurses!

The Brewing Crisis in  Health Care, Part II-Nurses!

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – August, 2016 (*Erica MacMillan contributed to this column.) Writing from the perspective of a practicing medical doctor, I have had 21 years with the MD…

The Arab World Has an Empathy Problem ~ FROM ISRAEL TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT

The Arab World Has  an Empathy Problem ~ FROM ISRAEL TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT

By: Forest Rain – August, 2016 Yes. I said it. Don’t jump on me, hear me out. This is not about being derogatory to an entire culture, this is about…

Kitten Rescue ~ Robin’s Kitty Corner

Kitten Rescue  ~ Robin’s Kitty Corner

By Robin Desmet – August, 2016 It was a Saturday afternoon in the spring and I was working at the pharmacy. It had been a busy morning, but the afternoon…

Paula’s Journey for Hope, A Methuen Woman’s Story

Paula’s Journey for Hope, A Methuen Woman’s Story

The family and friends of Paula Stamoulis Corey are uniting to raise money to help Paula get diagnostic care and treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Paula was diagnosed…

Closing the Loopholes on Drunk Driving Laws ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Closing the Loopholes on Drunk Driving Laws  ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives August, 2018 In July, the Massachusetts Senate passed legislation to promote the use of ignition interlock devices by OUI offenders, which test a driver’s…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – August, 2016

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – August, 2016

CAMPAIGN FINANCES FOR SHERIFF’S RACE Here are the starting and ending balances of the campaign finances reports for the Democratic candidates for Sheriff as of July 31st. William Castro: Starting…

Pornography – A Public Health Crisis? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

Pornography – A Public Health Crisis? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano, Aug. 2016 When I was growing up I saw Democrats and Republicans switch values on the important cultural issues defining what it means to be human. Democrats…

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” is Spooky, Nostalgic Fun

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” is Spooky, Nostalgic Fun

By: Bill Cushing – August, 2016 If Steven Spielberg and Stephen King got together in the 80’s and made a movie it would be Netflix newest series. “Stranger Things” is…

VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

  The Valley Patriot newspaper hosted a debate for the Democratic Candidates for Essex County Sheriff at North Andover High School on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The candidates are: Michael…

Summer Storms Part II ~ WEATHER 101 with Al Kaprielian

Summer Storms Part II ~ WEATHER 101 with Al Kaprielian

By: Al Kaprielian – August, 2016 Good EVENING! Summer weather finally arrived in July. A heat wave occurred with three or more consecutive days of 90 degrees or higher. July…

The War on Police ~ By, Jeff Katz

The War on Police ~ By, Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – August, 2016 A long time ago … in a galaxy far, far away, I was a police officer for a few moments. I was proud to…

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