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WE DID IT! Methuen Ranger’s Nicholson Stadium Makeover Approved

WE DID IT! Methuen Ranger’s Nicholson Stadium Makeover Approved

By: Jennifer Jones – March 2, 2015 Monday March 2, 2015, just after 7 P.M. cheers erupted from city hall and the gymnasium of the Timony Grammar School in Methuen,…

DeCologero Runs for Selectman in North Andover

DeCologero Runs for Selectman in North Andover

On March 31st, voters will cast their ballots to fill two seats on the North Andover Board of Selectmen, including one being vacated by Bill Gordon, who has very capably…

Valley Patriot Columnist Inspires Ferguson City Council Candidiate

Valley Patriot Columnist Inspires  Ferguson City Council Candidiate

The Valley Patriot received this letter from Ferguson Mo. To: Ms. Christine Morabito, The Valley Patriot  Thank-you for writing about what you saw in Ferguson. So few people have heard…

Steps to Prevent Pests and Rodents from Invading Your Home

Steps to Prevent Pests and Rodents from Invading Your Home

By: Th Pest End Girls No one likes to find pests or rodents finding their way into their beautiful homes. It can make you feel uneasy even in the haven…

Heroes Honored

Heroes Honored

By: Jen Jones – December, 2014 The Methuen Exchange Club hosted their 20th Annual Awards Night on November 18th at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club. This is a special event…

7 Warning Signs That an Older Relative Could Use More Support

7 Warning Signs That an Older Relative Could Use More Support

By: Greg Batchelder, December, 2014 I have found over my many years of working in the senior living industry that holiday visits are often a wake-up call for adult children…

After Defeat, Lantigua Plans Beacon Hill Agenda (Satire)

After Defeat, Lantigua Plans Beacon Hill Agenda (Satire)

By: DJ Beauregard, Satirist November, 2014 In the days following this year’s elections, former Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua has been preparing to take the oath of office as Lawrence’s new…

Backyard Chickens … in Lawrence!

Backyard Chickens … in Lawrence!

By: Susan Wilson Laplante – November, 2014 Yes it’s true, backyard chickens are allowed in Lawrence. The growing rage in urban areas to keep a small flock of chickens in…

Is the 2014 Gubernatorial Contest a Bellwether for 2016?

Is the 2014 Gubernatorial Contest  a Bellwether for 2016?

By: David “D.J.” Beauregard – October, 2014 At first glance, most political observers would neglect to see any similarities between this year’s race for Governor of Massachusetts and the upcoming…

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Jake Collins, MERCHANT MARINE

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Jake Collins, MERCHANT MARINE

By: Tim Imholt – September, 2-14 I had the pleasure recently of sitting down and talking with Jake Collins, this month’s Patriot of the Month. Mr. Collins served in the…

Vispoli: Don’t Move the Lawrence Registry

Vispoli: Don’t Move the Lawrence Registry

Andover Selectman and candidate for the State Senate, Alex Vispoli spoke out in opposition to the Registry of Motor Vehicles, in Lawrence, being moved from the Plaza on Rt. 114…

Methuen High Students Find Success Through LARE Institute Program

Methuen High Students Find Success Through LARE Institute Program

Good grades were something Valeryn Polanco, 18, had always worked hard to earn. So when those grades started sliding her senior year at Methuen High School, leaving her in danger…

Legislature Goes Through – Not Around – Tough Issues

Legislature Goes Through – Not Around – Tough Issues

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – August, 2014 This session produced many important pieces of legislation: On-line voter registration and challenges to Citizens United that require a listing of…

Valley Patriot’s of the Month ~ Heroes in Our Midst: The Moran Brothers

Valley Patriot’s of the Month ~ Heroes in Our Midst: The Moran Brothers

By: Gary Mannion – August, 2014 Webster’s dictionary defines a patriot as one who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests. The Moran family was such…

Georgetown Couple will run Falmouth Road Race to Raise Awareness for Organ and Tissue Donation

Georgetown Couple will run Falmouth Road Race to Raise Awareness for Organ and Tissue Donation

Kip and Valerie Durney of Georgetown will participate in the 42nd Annual Falmouth Road Race to raise funds and awareness for the New England Organ Bank. The team consists of…

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