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For the Good of Animals, Granite Staters Should be Weary of Craigslist

For the Good of Animals, Granite Staters Should be Weary of Craigslist

By: DJ Bettencourt – October, 2014 At the Salem Animal Rescue League, we appreciate that the vast majority of pet owners love their pets and could never imagine having to…

SJC Sex Offender Ruling Another Affront to the Public

SJC Sex Offender Ruling Another Affront to the Public

By: Joe D’Amore – October, 2014 The state’s highest judicial entity; the Supreme Judicial Court reached another stunning milestone in delivering an affront to the sensibilities and protections of law-abiding…

The Never Ending Saga of the Residency Requirement and November’s Election

The Never Ending Saga of the Residency Requirement and November’s Election

By: Kathy Runge – October, 2014 Once upon a time, a city council suspended the rules and had a redo vote on the proposed residency requirement. They waited and waited…

PAYING ATTENTION! ~ My Pics for the 2014 Election

PAYING ATTENTION! ~ My Pics for the 2014 Election

  By: Tom Duggan, November 3, 2014 While The Valley Patriot newspaper has a policy against endorsing candidates, each member of our editorial board is free to endorse or make…

Your Health Matters and Elections Affect Your Health

Your Health Matters and  Elections Affect Your Health

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – October, 2014 Over the past several months, I have tried to bring to the Valley Patriot readers a mix of what’s new in medicine, and…

Tom Duggan’s Election Notebook – Understanding the Ballot Questions, Bi-partisanship and Why You Should Vote

Tom Duggan’s Election Notebook – Understanding the Ballot Questions, Bi-partisanship and  Why You Should Vote

  Tuesday, November 4th is Election Day. On this year’s ballot are races for Governor, Congress, US Senate, State Auditor, State Treasurer, Attorney General, State Senate, State Representative, Governor’s Council,…

Economic Development, Revitalization in Salisbury: Environmental Affairs Undersecretary Visits the Beach

Economic Development, Revitalization in Salisbury:  Environmental Affairs Undersecretary Visits the Beach

  IN YOUR CORNER WITH KATY IVES By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives October, 2014 I recently invited Undersecretary of Environmental Affairs, Martin Suuberg, to join me and Representative Michael Costello…

CBS’ Scorpion is Action Packed, and Lots Of Fun ~ TV Talk with Bill Cushing

CBS’ Scorpion is Action Packed, and Lots Of Fun ~ TV Talk with Bill Cushing

By: Bill Cushing – October, 2014 CBS’ new action-packed series, Scorpion, about a group of geniuses recruited by US Homeland Security to help them solve various crimes, requires some suspension…

AMERICAN LEGION REMINDS YOU TO VOTE!

AMERICAN LEGION REMINDS YOU TO VOTE!

The last two months I have been mentioning the general elections which will be held on Tuesday, November 4th. We will be voting for the top state officials including Governor,…

FBI to Start Tracking Animal Cruelty Cases

FBI to Start Tracking Animal Cruelty Cases

By: Tracey Zysk – October, 2014 On September 17, 2014 the announcement many of us animal advocates had been waiting for finally was released. The FBI was going to start…

Patience Being Rewarded in West District – THOUGHTS FROM METHUEN’S COUNCILOR #5

Patience Being Rewarded in West District – THOUGHTS FROM METHUEN’S COUNCILOR #5

By: Dan Grayton – October, 2014 It has been said that patience is a virtue. If so, the residents of the west district have experienced many opportunities to build their…

SLENDERMAN, THE NEXT OF KIN IN AMERICAN HORROR

SLENDERMAN, THE NEXT OF KIN IN AMERICAN HORROR

By Cheryl Hajjar – October, 2014 In the recent wake of the two 12 year old girls from Wisconsin who tried to kill their friend to become “proxies “ of…

Shawn Hansen’s Sports Corner, With Riky Henderson: GBSCC 29

Shawn Hansen’s Sports Corner, With Riky Henderson: GBSCC 29

By: Shawn Hansen – October, 2014 As baseball season will be spent watching the playoffs from homes of every Red Sox player and fan, have no fear because 17 Red…

Hey Lowell, Tired of Making History?

Hey Lowell, Tired of Making History?

By: John Macdonald – October, 2104 When it comes to politics are we tired yet of making history? Are we tired of voting for candidates, because they are the first…

Little Dick Howe’s Hatred ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

Little Dick Howe’s  Hatred ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

By: Tom Duggan – October, 2014 Anyone who listens to my radio show on Saturday mornings on 980WCAP in Lowell (10-noon) knows that I spend a lot of time picking…