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Long Hot Summer in Lowell

Long Hot Summer in Lowell

By: John MacDonald – July, 2015 As summer is upon us in Lowell the hard work of those seeking elected office really begins. The hot summer days for these candidates…

Valley Patriot Publisher Speaks Out on Public Records in MA -with Ryan Johnston

Valley Patriot Publisher Speaks Out on Public Records in MA -with Ryan Johnston

July 29, 2015 LISTEN TO RYAN AND TOM 980WCAP’s Ryan Johnston interviewed Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan about his Public Records Bill H3665 on Beacon Hill and why the full…

Will Lawrence Treat Illegals Better Than People From Lowell?

Will Lawrence Treat Illegals Better Than People From Lowell?

By: Kathy Runge, July, 2015 The City Council, led by Council President Maldonado, a.k.a. Lawrence’s Ambassador to the UN, has been busy in the last month. The FY16 budget got…

Pay Raises For Employees, Pay Cut For Methuen Taxpayers

Pay Raises For Employees, Pay Cut For Methuen Taxpayers

By: Councilor Dan Grayton – July, 2015 After a couple weeks of delay, the council passed the fiscal year 2016 municipal budget on June 29th. The $156 million dollar budget…

Donuts and Life with Jeff Katz

Donuts and Life with Jeff Katz

  By: Jeff Katz – July, 2015 My usual writing ritual involves a hot cup of coffee, extra cream, no sugar in a specific mug. If that coffee is not…

It’s HURRICANE SEASON!!!

It’s HURRICANE SEASON!!!

By: Al Kaprielian – July, 2015 We are now in hurricane season, which runs from June 1st to November 30th in the northern hemisphere. Hurricanes form when the ITCZ (inter…

Fran Gradzewicz Cites Personal Story in Testimony on End of Life Care

Fran Gradzewicz Cites Personal Story in Testimony on End of Life Care

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell July, 2105 Francis “Fran” Gradzewicz, longtime resident of Methuen, was joined by her husband Thomas, her daughter Karen Hayden, and myself, as they brought…

Feds Mandate School Lunch Increase for Methuen ~ Schools to Start Before Labor Day

Feds Mandate School Lunch Increase for Methuen ~ Schools to Start Before Labor Day

By: DJ Deeb – July, 2015 June proved to be a busy and interesting month for Methuen Public Schools. The Federal Government is once again meddling in our schools through…

Lantigua Puppet Modesto Maldonado Must Go! ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

Lantigua Puppet Modesto Maldonado Must Go! ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

July, 2015 Now that his pal Willie Lantigua is out of office, you will hardly find another politician in Lawrence as slick and sleazy as City Council President Modesto Maldonado.…

Media Lies and Media Bias: Why Trump is Under Attack ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (7-15)

Media Lies and Media Bias: Why Trump is Under Attack ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (7-15)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL July, 2015 Those who work in the “news” industry are obsessed with promoting lies and half-truths to destroy political candidates they do not like, instead of just…

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism: (Part 3) Kennedys and Indians

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism: (Part 3) Kennedys and Indians

By Christine Morabito – July 2015 Supporters of Cape Wind desperately want you to believe that those opposed to the massive offshore industrial project are afflicted with the “not in…

The Pulse Tom Duggan fills in for John MacDonald. Guest: Senator L’Italien

The Pulse Tom Duggan fills in for John MacDonald. Guest: Senator L’Italien

The Pulse with John MacDonald and Tom Duggan.  LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD HERE  Tonight, Tom Duggan filed in for John. IN the first half of the show he interviewed State Senator…

Pelletier Family Gives Powerful Testimony in Support of Justina’s Law

Pelletier Family Gives Powerful Testimony in Support of Justina’s Law

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – July 3, 2015 Valley Patriot readers may be familiar with the 17 month long ordeal suffered by young Justina Pelletier at the hands of the Massachusetts…

Sheila’s Recipe Corner: Sweet Potato Curry and Tres Leches Coffee Cake

Sheila’s Recipe Corner: Sweet Potato Curry and Tres Leches Coffee Cake

By: Sheila Mullins – June, 2015 Warm weather… aaaaaaaaaah. Perfect! It’s time to think about warm weather ingredients. Of course coconut & rum are part of the ingredients this month.…

Summer TV Is Not Just For Reruns Anymore

Summer TV Is Not Just For Reruns Anymore

By: Bill Cushing – June, 2015 There was a time when summertime meant reruns on TV for 3 months. That is no longer the case. Now summer is a whole…