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Wanda Bozek Left Her Mark on Dracut

Wanda Bozek Left Her Mark on Dracut

By: Brian Genest – Nov. 2020 Love, learning, and land are the legacies left by the life of Wanda Bozek. The well-known Dracut native, an indelible force in town, passed…

Gen-Z GOP Needs Some Extra TLC

Gen-Z GOP Needs Some Extra TLC

By: Brian Genest – Oct. 2020 Once in a great while, a grassroots political movement emerges and changes our world. Gen Z GOP isn’t one of them. The only thing…

Do Your Town’s Politicians Support the Police?

Do Your Town’s Politicians Support the Police?

By: Brian Genest – Sept. 2020 The town of Dracut is in the news—for something positive. The Board of Selectmen stepped up, spoke out and backed the blue. The five…

Time to Wake up Dracut’s Woke Politicians

Time to Wake up Dracut’s Woke Politicians

Help The Valley Patriot Stay in Business Your Donation of ANY Amount helps  By: Brian Genest – Aug. 2020 Do you support the police? Do you support law and order?…

Dracut Voters Issue Strong Mandate for Change

Dracut Voters Issue Strong Mandate for Change

  By: Brian Genest – July, 2020 Times are a-changin’ in Dracut. After the town scandals of 2019, it’s about time! Just ask the voters… This year, in a five-way…

Things Keep Looking up for the MassGOP

Things Keep Looking up for the MassGOP

By: Brian Genest – April, 2020 It’s been a heck of a good year for the MassGOP and Chairman Jim Lyons. Our Republican Party has a Republican leader at the…

Don’t vote for Republicans like Mary Burns ~ THE DRACUT UPDATE with BRIAN GENEST

Don’t vote for Republicans like Mary Burns ~ THE DRACUT UPDATE with BRIAN GENEST

By Brian Genest It’s a fight for the heart and soul of the Massachusetts Republican Party. If you’re a Republican who cares about the future of the MassGOP, you should…

Dracut Plagued by Government Scandals in 2019

Dracut Plagued by Government Scandals in 2019

By: Brian Genest – Deember, 2019 It was a memorable year in Dracut. Unfortunately, it was memorable for a number of self-inflicted struggles, shenanigans and scandals at town hall that…

All Aboard to Honor Our Vietnam Veterans

All Aboard to Honor  Our Vietnam Veterans

If you’re reading this column, please thank a veteran for making it possible. Since our country’s founding nearly 250 years ago, our veterans have fought to protect and defend all…

Fire Department Issues Cause Backdraft in Dracut

Fire Department Issues Cause Backdraft in Dracut

By: Brian Genest – Oct. 2019 Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire, especially in Dracut. Just ask town firefighters. As the result of a number of smoldering issues, members of…

Summer Sizzles with Town Scandals in Dracut

Summer Sizzles with Town Scandals in Dracut

By: Brian Genest – September, 2019 So much for a nice, quiet summer in Dracut. In recent weeks, a tidal wave of self-inflicted bad news has washed over town hall.…

Trail Project Full of Surprises in Dracut

Trail Project Full of  Surprises in Dracut

By: Brian Genest, August, 2019 Have you ever dealt with the Conservation Commission in Dracut? Did the board require staked haybales and siltation fence for your project? Would you be…

Fighting for Freedom Every Single Day in Dracut

Fighting for Freedom Every Single Day in Dracut

By: Brian Genest – July, 2019 In some towns in Massachusetts, our independence is celebrated on July 4th. In Dracut, there’s plenty of opportunities to fight for – and celebrate…

Dracut Republican Town Committee Marches into History

Dracut Republican Town Committee Marches into History

By; Brian Genest – June, 2019 A new chapter in Dracut history can be added to the books. For the first time, the Dracut Republican Town Committee (DRTC) marched in…

Freedom of Speech in Dracut? “Oh, please…”

Freedom of Speech in Dracut?  “Oh, please…”

By: Brian Genest – May 2019 Some things are worth fighting for. Freedom of speech is one of them. Sadly, you have to fight for it every single day in…

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