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Redefining Marriage ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Redefining Marriage ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langavin – November, 2014 Allowing same-sex marriage has not redefined marriage. Marriage has been redefined over and over and over again. It is constantly transitioning and to blame…

A Repudiation of Liberalism?

A Repudiation of Liberalism?

By: Paul Murano – November, 2014 Although political conservatives are feeling relief after this month’s election, it should not turn into satisfaction. The American people have not repudiated any party…

The Need for Veterans’ Housing in Massachusetts

The Need for Veterans’ Housing in Massachusetts

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives November, 2014 November 11, Veterans’ Day, a national day of remembrance to honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces during…

Backyard Chickens … in Lawrence!

Backyard Chickens … in Lawrence!

By: Susan Wilson Laplante – November, 2014 Yes it’s true, backyard chickens are allowed in Lawrence. The growing rage in urban areas to keep a small flock of chickens in…

Five Foods Your Dog CAN Eat On Thanksgiving

Five Foods Your Dog CAN Eat On Thanksgiving

By: Tracey Zysk – November, 2014 When preparing your Thanksgiving dinner, take a moment and create a plate for your four legged friend. Over and over we are told NOT…

What Was the Message on Election Day?

What Was the Message on Election Day?

By: John MacDonald – November, 2014 It would be easy for Republicans to gloat about the nationwide beating they gave the President and his party. I’m sure some of them…

PODCAST of Paying Attention with Tom Duggan – Topics: Bill Cosby, Lawrence Election Woes, Amnesty for Illegals

PODCAST of Paying Attention with Tom Duggan – Topics: Bill Cosby, Lawrence Election Woes, Amnesty for Illegals

DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Today Tom and Paul talked about how incompetent the American media is and the sexual assault allegations against…

Number of Methuen High Scholars Increase

Number of Methuen High Scholars Increase

By: DJ Deeb – November, 2014 Methuen residents have much to be proud of when it comes to Methuen High School and its students. The number of students taking and…

Methuen City Hall After Dark

Methuen City Hall After Dark

By: Dan Grayton, Methuen City Council November, 2014  Last October, Councilor Tom Ciulla introduced a resolution which would have eliminated the three parking spots at City Hall reserved for Councilors.…

Moving Forward: Post-Election Day 2014 Analysis

Moving Forward: Post-Election Day 2014 Analysis

By: Oscar Camargo – November 2014 Election Day has come and gone and for some, it’s a measure of relief. In North Andover, the phone calls during dinner time have…

Put on Your Big Boy Pants ~ By Jeff Katz

Put on Your Big Boy Pants ~ By Jeff Katz

  By: Jeff Katz – November, 2104  Just a few days after the 2014 midterm elections and the reverberations are being felt all over the country. People everywhere are hearing…

In Global Warming Battle Truth is the Biggest Casualty

In Global Warming Battle Truth is the Biggest Casualty

By: Christine Morabito – November 2014 On a recent trip to Maine, I hiked the beautiful Wells Reserve at Laudholm. The quiet solitude, view of the salt marsh and resident…

Corruption Must be Baker’s First Priority – Valley Patriot Editorial (11-14)

Corruption Must be Baker’s First Priority – Valley Patriot Editorial (11-14)

Massachusetts Governor-elect Charlie Baker has a tough job ahead of him. We believe Baker must identify and address the rampant corruption epidemic plaguing the state before he can adequately tackle…

Paying Attention Podcast – State Rep. Jim Lyons on Corruption and Job Selling at the State House (November 15, 2014 )

Paying Attention Podcast – State Rep. Jim Lyons on Corruption and Job Selling at the State House (November 15, 2014 )

CLICK TO LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK TO LISTEN TO  HOUR 2 Today Tom and Paul talked with Andover State Rep. Jim Lyons about the corruption in state government. Lyons…

Shawn Hansen’s Comedy Corner with Brad Sherwood

Shawn Hansen’s Comedy Corner with Brad Sherwood

By: Shawn Hansen – October 8, 2014 Shawn Hansen has never written a Question and Answer interview for The Valley Patriot until now (his 84th article with The VP – Not that…