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The Benefits of Same Sex Parenting ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

The Benefits of Same Sex Parenting  ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – September, 2014 In January of 2012, presidential candidate Rick Santorum said to the people of New Hampshire that children would be better off having a father…

Advocating for the Disabled Community ~IN YOUR CORNER WITH KATY IVES

Advocating for the Disabled Community ~IN YOUR CORNER WITH KATY IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives September, 2014 There are several pieces of legislation I supported and co-sponsored, which have been signed into law by the Governor and will assist the…

Methuen High Students Find Success Through LARE Institute Program

Methuen High Students Find Success Through LARE Institute Program

Good grades were something Valeryn Polanco, 18, had always worked hard to earn. So when those grades started sliding her senior year at Methuen High School, leaving her in danger…

Legislature Sends Water Infrastructure Bill To Governor

Legislature Sends Water  Infrastructure Bill To Governor

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – 9-14 In my recent visits on and to the Merrimack River, I was impressed with the water quality. It is still amazing to…

iAgenda – Thoughts from Methuen’s Councilor # 5

iAgenda – Thoughts from Methuen’s Councilor # 5

By: Dan Grayton – September, 2014 30,000. That number is a conservative estimate of how many sheets of paper the Methuen City Council will use this year alone. A vast…

Methuen Chief on Drug Epidemic in The Valley

Methuen Chief on Drug Epidemic in The Valley

This is part III of our series on Law Enforcement in Massachusetts from our interview with Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon. Solomon appeared on Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan’s radio program…

Interview with Superintendent-Receiver, Jeff Riley, PT I

Interview with Superintendent-Receiver, Jeff Riley, PT I

Last Year, Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan sat down with Jeff Riley, the man tapped by the Massachusetts Department of Education to run the Lawrence Schools after putting the city…

Positive Changes Taking Place in Methuen Schools

Positive Changes Taking  Place in Methuen Schools

By: DJ Deeb – September, 2014 As the 2014-2015 school year approaches, exciting changes are taking place in Methuen Public Schools. Members of the Methuen School Committee have been working…

Podcast of Paying Attention: Guests Mark Roberge of Prospect Hill and Alex Vispoli (September 13, 2014)

Podcast of Paying Attention: Guests Mark Roberge of Prospect Hill and Alex Vispoli (September 13, 2014)

  CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR  LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Tom and Paul spoke with Prospect Hill founder and drummer Mark Roberge about…

Farewell Robin Williams – By Jeff Katz

Farewell Robin Williams – By Jeff Katz

One of the must watch TV shows when I was growing up was “Happy Days.” I still remember the oldest brother Chuck Cunningham simply vanishing without a trace after the…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-14) – Who Were the Real Racists in Ferguson?

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-14) – Who Were the Real Racists in Ferguson?

September, 2104 In Ferguson, MO a white police officer shot a black man named Michael Brown six times, killing him after a confrontation that resulted from Brown’s strong arm robbery…

Manhattan on the Mend – 13 Years Later

Manhattan on the Mend – 13 Years Later

By: Christine Morabito – September, 2014 As much as I long for quiet solitude these days, there is something magical about New York City that keeps drawing me back. As…

Primary State Rep Debate Between Diana DiZoglio, Oscar Camargo and Phil DeCologero

Primary State Rep Debate Between Diana DiZoglio, Oscar Camargo and Phil DeCologero

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Paying Attention is hosted by Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan. Tom’s, Co-host is Paul Murano was…

IN THE CARDS With RICK DICARLO – That Old Black Magic…

IN THE CARDS With RICK DICARLO – That Old Black Magic…

By: Rick DeCarlo – August, 2014 Perhaps you have heard stories of people you know that have gone for a reading and had a very convincing experience. The reader seemed…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – August 2014

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – August 2014

SALISBURY FREE CASH? – Why would Town Manager Neil Harrington and Sewer Commissioner/Selectmen transfer $460,000 from the Sewer Enterprise Fund (SEF) – and name it “free cash” when it absolutely…