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Why Not Just Let Them All Die? ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (July, 2019)

Why Not Just Let Them All Die? ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (July, 2019)

July, 2019 In the process of posting breaking news on The Valley Patriot Facebook and Twitter pages we often encounter reader comments that evoke serious emotion, discussion, and debate. Earlier…

My 2019 Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

My 2019 Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – June, 2019 The Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced shortly and every year I like to review the past year in TV and give my Emmy…

The Government is Responsible For Sky-High Drug Prices

The Government is Responsible For Sky-High Drug Prices

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – June, 2019 Liberal Lion Ted Kennedy pushed through the 1980 Bayh-Dole Act and the 2009 Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act. The Bayh-Dole Act allowed private…

The Promises of God

The Promises of God

By: Peter Larocque – June, 2019 I am absolutely almost positive that many of you have heard the proverb, “Promises Made, Promises Kept”. As I looked for the genesis of…

“Millennial Referendum on Marijuana Retail Stores in Lawrence”

“Millennial Referendum on Marijuana Retail Stores in Lawrence”

By: Tomas Michel – June 2019 The Lawrence Police Department made 755 drug related arrests in the community it serves, according to their annual report for 2018. A statewide referendum…

Social Media Censorship Takes an Ugly Turn ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

Social Media Censorship Takes an Ugly Turn ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

  Last month, I posted a story about four children who died in U.S. custody at the border since December. Given all the misinformation and lack of logical thought on…

What’s Wrong with In-Vitro Fertilization? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

What’s Wrong with  In-Vitro Fertilization? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – June, 2019 We all know the reasons and motives couples seek procreative technologies when fertility seems to fail. But despite the good intentions, is it moral?…

The Hunger Games, Are You Really Hungry? ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

The Hunger Games,  Are You Really Hungry? ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

By: Rick Bellanti – June, 2019 As you find yourself on this new journey to a healthier you, you are on a new lifestyle change looking to get healthy and…

Dead to Me ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

Dead to Me ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By Bill Cushing – June, 2019 ‘Dead To Me’ is one of Netflix newest binge worthy series. Created by comedian Liz Feldman and produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay,…

State Legislature Funds Road Repairs, Combats Distracted Driving

State Legislature Funds Road Repairs, Combats Distracted Driving

By: Linda Dean Campbell – June, 2019 In May, the Legislature advanced two pieces of legislation to improve road safety in the Commonwealth. One authorizes the sale of state bonds…

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (JUNE, 2019)

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (JUNE, 2019)

CHANGES TO METHUEN’S CITY CHARTER The Methuen City Council and the charter commission are considering changes to the city charter this year (the document that governs how the city operates).…

My Work on This Year’s Budget ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

My Work on This Year’s Budget ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

June, 2019 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, After a spirited week of debate, the Massachusetts State Senate has delivered a state budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year. The budget will now…

Lawrence’s Angus MacPherson, Two Wars and Forty Years of Naval Service! ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

Lawrence’s Angus MacPherson, Two Wars and Forty Years of Naval Service! ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

  By John Cuddy – June, 2019 Lawrence’s Angus MacPherson, better known as Mac, was originally from South Boston with fond memories of growing up there and especially of hanging…

Dracut Republican Town Committee Marches into History

Dracut Republican Town Committee Marches into History

By; Brian Genest – June, 2019 A new chapter in Dracut history can be added to the books. For the first time, the Dracut Republican Town Committee (DRTC) marched in…

Methuen Councilors Lie About Union St. Project ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (June, 2019)

Methuen Councilors Lie About Union St. Project  ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (June, 2019)

Last week, the Methuen City Council had the chance to beautify a collapsing piece of public property on Union St., costing city taxpayers absolutely nothing. The state was willing to…