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THE DOCTOR IS IN! – Thoughts on Addiction

THE DOCTOR IS IN! – Thoughts on Addiction

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan, MD June, 2015 Human beings are hardwired towards addiction. Modern society has evolved a mind-boggling number of traps that ensnare members of the human family in…

Newburyport Summertime Happenings!

Newburyport Summertime Happenings!

By: Rebeccah Pearson – June, 2015 NewburyportGuide.com Getting ready for a fun filled summer of happenings here in the Greater Newburyport Area? We have some great MUST DO events for…

Merrimack Valley’s Queer Youth and Gay Straight Alliance in Grammar Schools

Merrimack Valley’s Queer Youth and Gay Straight Alliance in Grammar Schools

By: Dani Langevin: June, 2015 Last month I had the pleasure of visiting Methuen High School and sitting in on a meeting of the GSA (Gay Straight Alliance). Several of…

How We Got Here: Disintegration is Death

How We Got Here: Disintegration is Death

By: Paul Murano – June, 2015 Two monumental things occurred this past week: the Irish vote on “same-sex marriage” and the media embrace of Bruce Jenner’s claim to being a…

An Interview with Gov. Jim Gilmore Homeland Security in the Hometown of a Flying Ace PART I

An Interview with Gov. Jim Gilmore Homeland Security in the Hometown of a Flying Ace PART I

By Alex Talcott – June, 2015 Dover, New Hampshire’s McConnell Center is named for the late Air Force Captain Joseph C. McConnell, a local credited with shooting down 16 enemy…

Strong Support at State House Hearing to Improve Access to Public Information

Strong Support at State House Hearing to Improve Access to Public Information

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell June, 2015 Massachusetts gets an F grade for access to public records according to some very respected public interest groups. A number of bills…

Call Down the Moon – A BOOK REVIEW by Susan Piazza

Call Down the Moon – A BOOK REVIEW by Susan Piazza

By Suzanne Piazza  – June 2015 “Call Down the Moon” Soulmate Series Book 1 by Mary Gillgannon Published by: The Wild Rose Press 2014 through their First Faery Rose Edition…

Father’s Day: A Son’s Confession

Father’s Day: A Son’s Confession

By: Oscar Camargo – June, 2015 I must confess: I used to hate Father’s Day. It was a painful reminder growing up that my father wasn’t around. I envied friends…

Methuen Schools to Start Before Labor Day

Methuen Schools to Start Before Labor Day

By: DJ Deeb – June, 2015 The end of the school year is always an exciting time for students, parents, teachers, and support staff. May and June are always busily…

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – Myra Ortiz, Charlie Boddy and Nagging Questions

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – Myra Ortiz, Charlie Boddy and Nagging Questions

By: Kathy Runge – June, 2015 Myra Ortiz, Candidate for District A Councilor I recently spoke with Myra Ortiz, who will be running against incumbent Sandy Almonte. Myra has made…

“WEATHER 101” WITH AL! What do All Those Weather Terms MEAN?

“WEATHER 101” WITH AL! What do All Those Weather Terms MEAN?

EXCLUSIVE TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT By: Al Kaprielian – June, 2015 On a surface weather map we commonly see what we call “fronts”. A front is caused by differences in…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2015

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2015

PUBLIC RECORDS SIDENOTES By now you know I’m in a fight to change the state’s fake public records law. One of the things not really discussed in the many stories…

Valley Patriot of the Month – HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Lawrence Cogswell, PART 2

Valley Patriot of the Month – HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Lawrence Cogswell, PART 2

  By: Sidney Smith- June, 2015 READ PART I HERE A young kid of 19 years old, like so many of the young guys my mother and I had met,…

State Deems Two Haverhill Nursing Homes ‘Deficiency Free’ Once Again

State Deems Two Haverhill Nursing Homes ‘Deficiency Free’ Once Again

By: Tim Coco – June 23, 2105 Two Haverhill nursing homes, Lakeview House Skilled Nursing and Residential Care Facility and Baker-Katz Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, received the federal government’s…

What’s Happened to Our Humanity? by Jeff Katz

What’s Happened to Our Humanity? by Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – June, 2015 In early May, the Beegle family of Portland, Oregon was flying home from Orlando, Florida. Mom and dad with two children in tow. What…