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In the News: Zika Virus

In the News: Zika Virus

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – June, 2016 It seems like each year brings a new infectious disease worry, last year it was Ebola virus, this year it is Zika virus.…

Mass. Board of Medicine is a Grave Danger to Patient Safety

Mass. Board of Medicine is a Grave Danger to Patient Safety

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – June, 2016 The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine has now been proved, twice, to work against public safety, against the very reasons we taxpayers…

Let’s Welcome Home Our Vietnam Veterans

Let’s Welcome Home Our  Vietnam Veterans

By: John MacDonald – June, 2016 Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) has decided that the welcome home for our Vietnam Veterans is long overdue. On Saturday, September 17, 2016, VAV has…

Weighing in on Unisex Bathrooms ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Weighing in on Unisex Bathrooms ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – June, 2016 There’s a great deal of attention on North Carolina since it passed a law in March that states transgendered people must use the bathroom…

Pope to Canonize Cecil the Lion and Harambe the Gorilla as Martyr Saints ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE

Pope to Canonize Cecil the Lion and Harambe the Gorilla as Martyr Saints ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE

By: Paul Murano – June, 2016 Just to be clear, the above title is satire. However, if the 24-7 coverage of the untimely deaths of these animals were any indication,…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

By: Dr. Rami Rustum – June, 2016 As you are working at your desk, trying to ignore the tingling or numbness you’ve had for months in your hand and wrist.…

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – June, 2016

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook –  June, 2016

By: Kathy Runge – June, 2015 Let me start with a shout out to State Rep. Marcos Devers, who had the courage to vote against the “bathroom bill,” which I’m…

A Step Forward for the State’s Public Records Law ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

A Step Forward for the State’s Public Records Law  ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – June, 2016 In May, the Massachusetts Legislature approved legislation that seeks to enhance government transparency and accountability by providing residents with greater access to…

Pets Are Not People ~ Jeff Katz

Pets Are Not People ~ Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – June, 2016 I was asked recently why I hate animals and I must confess I was stunned. I could not understand how anyone could even imagine…

The Democratic Party Has Come a Long Way ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (June ,2016)

The Democratic Party Has Come a Long Way  ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (June ,2016)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: JUNE-2016 In 1961, Democratic President John F. Kennedy inspired us all by saying this country would put a man on the moon. He then went to Congress…

WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN ~ Summer is Here

WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN ~ Summer is Here

By: Al Kaprielian – June, 2016 After some cool days in May we saw a return to true summertime heat on Saturday, May 28. Boston reached 92 degrees on that…

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

By: D.J. Deeb – June, 2016 May has proven to be a very busy month for the Methuen School Committee as it almost always is. There have been several workshops…

What Bay State Teachers Could Do about our High School Reading Problem*

What Bay State Teachers Could Do about our High School Reading Problem*

By: Sandra Stotsky – June, 2016 There has been a long, slow decline in the reading level of American high school graduates. Our kids are not reading much at the…

GOVERNOR BAKER SIGNS PUBLIC RECORDS REFORM BILL INTO LAW

GOVERNOR BAKER SIGNS PUBLIC RECORDS REFORM BILL INTO LAW

June 3, 2016 Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a public records reform bill Friday, after a joint conference committee of the Massachusetts legislature negotiated and reached a final deal on…

The Carpenters ~ IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS

The Carpenters ~ IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS

THE CARPENTERS A beautiful woman with an angelic voice lost her life at the young age of thirty-two when her life had only just begun. The Carpenters were a brother,…