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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…

A New Year’s Climate Resolution: Let’s Address Global Warming in 2013

  By: Danielle Falzone – January 2013 In 2012 the impacts of global warming hit us and it hit us hard. Massachusetts began last year with some of the least…

The Case for Secession

By: John LaHoud – January 2013 NOTE: What follows is an intellectual exercise, designed to stimulate the thinking of my fellow freedom-loving citizens. Anyone wishing to participate may e-mail lahoudjp@gmail.com.…

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

  By: Tony Ferrao – December 2012 Ah, yes! That wonderful time of the year when we loosen the belt and get ready for some great eatin’! Unfortunately, the wonderful…

Gaining Energy and Losing Fat: The Story Behind Insulin and Sugar

  By: Dr. Jin Sung – December 2012 Everybody wants more energy and most of us want to shed unwanted fat. Today I want to share with you a metabolic…

Managing Chronic Diseases

By: Susan Poludniak – December 2012 In 2008, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. and Hebrew SeniorLife joined forces to be a leader in the dissemination of evidence based…

2nd Annual Timmy Trot 5k Race

2nd Annual Timmy Trot 5k Race

By: Connie Molinaro –  December, 2012 Saturday November 24th you could not have asked for a nicer morning! The air was crisp with fall air we all love in New…

Municipal Tax Rates and Surpluses

Municipal Tax Rates and Surpluses

By: Bill Manzi, III – December, 2012 Municipal budgeting, like most everything in government that relates to taxation, has become highly politicized. And like much that occurs in budgeting those…