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Real Heroes in the Valley Truly Deserve Our Support

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL February,2008  Last month the Exchange Club of Lawrence honored police officers, firefighters and an EMT workers for their service to the communities of Lawrence, Andover, and North…

Lawrence Mayor, Superintendent to Protest Stokes at Tonight’s School Committee Meeting

Lawrence Mayor, Superintendent to Protest Stokes at Tonight’s School Committee Meeting

Asks Community to stand with our Veterans   by Wilfredo Laboy, posted 1/10/08   During a period in which the City of Lawrence and the Lawrence Public Schools have made…

Taking it in the Ear(marks)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   January, 2008   It’s time for Congress to get slapped upside the head. Our irresponsible and corrupt legislators in Washington have attached almost 12,000 earmarks to the…

Hero in Our Midst – Arthur Rauseo of Georgetown – Valley Patriot of the Month

Hero in Our Midst – Arthur Rauseo of Georgetown – Valley Patriot of the Month

By: Lonnie Brennan -December, 2007 GEORGETOWN – Quietly, peacefully, a former naval seaman makes his way to a local coffee shop. He takes his seat on a short stool at…

Silence of town officials at N.A. Special Town Meeting is Unacceptable

Silence of town officials at N.A. Special Town Meeting is Unacceptable

    Sandy Gleed     This Monday’s special town meeting demonstrated far more about the shortcomings of municipal government than it did about the average citizen’s desire to exert…

North Andover Town Meeting, Love it or Leave it

  By: George Vozeolos – December, 2012 With another Special Town Meeting taking place last month, I would like to make it clear what I am trying to do and…

N. Andover’s poor education choices shouldn’t be repeated in other communities

    By: Ralph Wilbur – December, 2007 In the late 1960’s, North Andover was one of the first communities to wholeheartedly adopt the then current fad for “open classroom”…

Debriefing my 7th Grader

Tom Duggan – December, 2007 Last month, my 7th grade daughter at the North Andover Middle School came home from school and said that she learned in her Spanish class…

City Council Must Stop Playing Games and Follow the Law (opinion)

PLANNING FOR YOUR FUTURE By: Michael Sweeney (December, 2007) Lawrence Planning Director   “Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.” -President Abraham Lincoln  Good call there by President Lincoln.…

Democracy in Pakistan

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL    December, 2007 There is a rush to judgment by the media and our government, both Democrats and Republicans, reacting to Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf’s declaration of emergency…

Hero in Our Midst – Sara Payne Hayden – WASP Pilot

Hero in Our Midst – Sara Payne Hayden – WASP Pilot

By: Kathleen Corey Rahme – November, 2007 METHUEN – The Massachusetts Women Veterans’ Network named Methuen resident, Sara Payne Hayden the Woman’s Veteran of the Year at a special ceremony in…

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Thanks Police

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Thanks Police

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   November, 2007  Governor Deval Patrick recently stirred up controversy when he stated on a Boston radio program that he is interested in getting rid of police…

Valley Patriot Editorial: Election Season in The Valley

October 10,2007   Election season is in full swing here in the Valley with a special congressional election in the 5th district this month and the general municipal elections in November.…

Ethics in the Eagle Tribune

Ethics in the Eagle Tribune

PAYING ATTENTION! With TOM DUGGAN   By; Tom Duggan – September, April, 2007 Did anyone else notice in the Alabama Eagle~Tribune’s story on Ethics among elected officials on Sunday quoted…

Ogonowski: Niki Tsongas Supports Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

Ogonowski: Niki Tsongas Supports Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

  “I will Support a Border Fence and Deporting Illegals”   September 21, 2007 Fifth District Congressional candidate Jim Ogonowski visited Lawrence again Friday morning holding a press conference at…