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From Tom Duggan’s April Notebook

From Tom Duggan’s April Notebook

WANT YOUR EVENT OR ORGANIZATION LISTED IN THE NOTEBOOK? FOR $150 WE WILL PUBLISH YOUR NOTICE, EVENT, ETC. (150 word max) EDITION #150 – In case you didn’t notice the…

Strong Spring Winds ~ Weather 101 with Al Kaprielian

Strong Spring Winds ~ Weather 101 with Al Kaprielian

By; Al Kaprelian – April, 2016 Lately, we have seen a lot of wind in the Merrimack Valley and Southern NH. Winds are caused by differences in air pressure. When…

Pansexuals and Pronouns ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Pansexuals and Pronouns ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevi – April, 2016 I was at a wedding shower the other day sitting with several family members. The evening before when I couldn’t sleep I realized that…

How to Interpret the Constitution… and the Bible ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

How to Interpret the  Constitution… and the Bible ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – April, 21016 As the debate heats up about whether President Obama has a right to replace late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia before his term ends…

Protecting Consumers from Fraud ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Protecting Consumers from Fraud ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – April, 2016 Recently, the State Senate unanimously, and in a bipartisan fashion, passed a bill I filed to protect consumers from unknowingly entering a…

School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

By: Amy Berard In a 2016 memo, Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester explains, “We ask principals and test proctors to handle refusals with sensitivity. Students should not be pressured to…

Valley Patriot Awards Volunteers, Contributors at Annual BASH

Valley Patriot Awards Volunteers, Contributors at Annual BASH

Each year The Valley Patriot gives awards in three categories to people who volunteer, contribute, or pitch in during the many special projects and charities the newspaper is involved with…

Local Heroes Honored with The Officer Tom Duggan, Sr., Public Safety Awards

Local Heroes Honored with The Officer Tom Duggan, Sr., Public Safety Awards

    On March 16, 1990, Lawrence Police Officer Tom Duggan, Sr., lost his life in the line of duty. He was a man who loved being a police officer…

The Doctor is BACK! Talking Pain… AGAIN!

The Doctor is BACK! Talking Pain… AGAIN!

    Dr. Rami Rustum – April-2016 It is my great pleasure to be back, communicating with the great readers of The Valley Patriot newspaper as I will be writing…

Eating Our Own ~ By Jeff Katz

Eating Our Own ~ By Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – April, 2016 I’m proud to say that Charlie Baker is my governor and my neighbor. I served with him as fellow elected members of Swampscott Town…

The Million Dollar Man, by Duncan Burns

The Million Dollar Man, by Duncan Burns

By: Duncan Burns, Political Oberserver 4-18-16 This is not the story of a lottery winner, nor is it one of a successful rags-to-riches journey, no, this is the story of…

Woburn Police Investigating Hoax Call to Police Station

Woburn Police Investigating Hoax Call to Police Station

WOBURN — Chief Robert Ferullo reports that the Woburn Police Department responded to an apartment complex for a call that later proved to be false. Shortly before 7 p.m. Friday,…

DRY RUN? Woburn and Wilmington Police Respond to Threats to “KILL COPS” in Bomb Scare, Shooting Hoaxes

DRY RUN? Woburn and Wilmington Police Respond to Threats to “KILL COPS” in Bomb Scare, Shooting Hoaxes

By: Tom Duggan 4-15-16|940pm Both Woburn and Wilmington Police Departments responded to separate calls at almost the same time Friday, which put both stations on high alert and required the…

They’re Coming to Lowell! Are Syrian “Refugees” A Terrorist Trojan Horse?

They’re Coming to Lowell! Are Syrian “Refugees” A Terrorist Trojan Horse?

  By: John MacDonald – April, 2016 For generations Lowell, Massachusetts has been a city in America that is known to willingly accept immigrants from around the world. Immigrants built…

5 Year Capital Improvement Plan Prepared for Methuen Schools

5 Year Capital Improvement Plan Prepared for Methuen Schools

By: DJ Deeb – April, 2016 After several years of asking for an updated Capital Improvement Plan for Methuen Public Schools, Facilities Director Bruce Stella presented a comprehensive 5-year plan…