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IT’s the MEDIA Stupid!

By: James Grant – April 2013 As conservatives, we can develop strategies to regain political control of our country on both local and national levels. We can organize initiatives to…

Immigration Reform

Immigration Reform

By: Tom Weaver – April 2013 We are blessed that the US Senate has gangs – groups of like-minded individuals that unite across party lines in an effort to achieve…

Fat Letters Do Nothing to Fight Obesity

Fat Letters Do Nothing to Fight Obesity

By: Tracy Watson, North Andover Selectman,  – March 2013 This recent week has brought much media attention to my family. This attention has come due to the fact that my…

Crime Soared with new Massachusetts Gun Law

Crime Soared with new Massachusetts Gun Law

By: Jeff Jacoby, Globe Columnist In 1998, Massachusetts passed what was hailed as the toughest gun-control legislation in the country. Among other stringencies, it banned semiautomatic “assault” weapons, imposed strict…

The Abuse of Restraining Orders to Gain an Advantage in Child Custody Proceedings

The Abuse of Restraining Orders to Gain an Advantage in Child Custody Proceedings

By Attorney Christine Sullivan The husband and wife both love their children and spend as much time with their children as possible. There has never been any physical or mental…

Legislators have Ignored the State Constitution

By: DJ Bettencourt New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan’s decision to balance her proposed budget and fund the state’s infrastructure needs by assuming revenue generated by an expanded gaming proposal has…

Support the “Get Jack Better” Fund

Support the “Get Jack Better” Fund

By: Debbie Quinn – February 2013 On January 16, 2013 Jack Trottier, a 17 year old Tyngsboro High School student, was snowboarding in his friend’s backyard when the unthinkable happened;…

North Andover Residents in The March for Life: January 25th in Washington DC

North Andover Residents in The March for Life: January 25th in Washington DC

      By: Deb Papalia – February 2013 On January 25, my husband and I traveled by bus to Washington DC to march in the bitter cold to remember…

Looking Back – Christmas at Fenway

Looking Back – Christmas at Fenway

  By Shawn Hansen – February 2013 As Thanksgiving fell on November 22nd this past year and Christmas took place on December 25th as it does every year, the holiday…

A First Hand Account of Westford’s Selectman Meeting on Banning Guns

A First Hand Account of Westford’s Selectman Meeting on Banning Guns

In an effort to break through the white noise of news media bias, The Valley Patriot accepts first hand accounts of local events to give our readers a chance to…

That Illegal Diadamo Lease at the School Department Central Offices in Lawrence

By: Mark Gray – January 2013 What could your city/town do with 500,000 a year? Throw it in the garbage, right? Isn’t that what all your politicians and elected officials…

My First Weeks as Your State Senator

My First Weeks as Your State Senator

By: Senator Katie O’Connor Ives (D) Newburyport –  January 2013 Thanks to Tom Duggan for letting me set up shop here at the “Senator’s Corner” so I can update readers…

From the VAURA Patriot – Alex Talcott’s Political Notebook

From the VAURA Patriot – Alex Talcott’s Political Notebook

* Go to hell or off fiscal cliff?: ABC News reporter Sunlen Miller, who has the U.S. Senate beat, noted on New Year’s Eve the debate-opening prayer of Senate Chaplain…

More to Dropping Body Fat Than Calories

  By: Tony Ferrao – January 2013 So, you’re looking to drop some body fat and some inches from the waist line? You know the answer is diet and exercise,…

The American Legion in the Year 2013

  By: John Lenotte – American Legion – January 2013 Here we are again, another year has passed. And for the short term, a fiscal crisis has been averted. At…