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The War on Public Education ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

The War on Public Education ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – December, 2015 I used to love my career. I was proud to be an educator. I woke up every day looking forward to the curriculum I…

Continuing our Focus on Veterans and the Opioid Epidemic ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Continuing our Focus on Veterans and the Opioid Epidemic  ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Kathleen Ives Dec. 2015 The Massachusetts Senate recently completed the first year of a two-year legislative session by sending to the governor’s desk legislation for increased penalties for…

Will Trump Prevail?

Will Trump Prevail?

By: John MacDonald – Dec. 2015 The question of whether or not Donald Trump will prevail as the Republican nominee for president or has a chance to run for president…

House Passes Public Records and Solar Legislation – Both Need Changes in Senate

House Passes Public Records and Solar Legislation – Both Need Changes in Senate

By: Linda Dean Campbell – Dec. 2015 Before Thanksgiving, the Massachusetts House passed two important pieces of legislation. One of these bills will make significant changes to our antiquated public…

HEROES AND BOZOS OF 2015 ~ FROM TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Dec. 2015)

HEROES AND BOZOS OF 2015 ~ FROM TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Dec. 2015)

HEROES – REP. DIANA DIZOGLIO (Methuen) and STATE SENATOR KATY IVES (Newburyport). Both DiZoglio and Ives worked tirelessly to get my public records bill a fair hearing in sub committees,…

News from the Reservation ~ Kathy Runge

News from the Reservation ~ Kathy Runge

By: Kathy Runge – December, 2015 Merry Christmas and greetings from Apache territory! In a pre-election article published at editorialweek.com, Jose Alfonso Garica’s website, South Lawrence was referred to as…

It’s a Busy Time for Methuen Schools

It’s a Busy Time for Methuen Schools

By: D.J. Deeb – December, 2015 November and December are traditionally busy months for school districts. This year too is no exception and there are several things to report on…

HBO’s The Leftovers One Of TV’s Best Dramas ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

HBO’s The Leftovers One Of TV’s Best Dramas ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – December, 2015 With its imaginative storytelling and top-notch acting, HBO’s The Leftovers went from being a strange, frustrating albeit entertaining show in its first season, to…

Peace on Earth ~ TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO

Peace on Earth ~ TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO

By: Ana DeBernardo – December, 2015 The sound of vehicles honking their horns at jaywalkers jolts me from my sleep. The smell of exhaust already suffocates me, barely letting me catch…

Want a Pay Raise? Support the Pipeline!

Want a Pay Raise? Support the Pipeline!

By Christine Morabito – December 2015 What we have is a problem of energy inequality. In terms of energy costs, Massachusetts residents pay the highest prices in the nation – three…

Solving for X ~ JEFF KATZ

Solving for X ~ JEFF KATZ

  By: Jeff Katz – Dec. 2015 I have been privileged over the years to meet many notable folks including celebrities from the entertainment world, athletes and elected officials. One…

Meteorological Winter ~ WEATHER 101 With AL KAPRIELIAN

Meteorological Winter ~ WEATHER 101 With AL KAPRIELIAN

By: Weatherman Al Kaprielian – Dec. 2015 We are now in meteorological winter, which began on December 1st and runs through February 28, 2016. December, January and February are considered…

Getting Healthy with Rick Bellanti

Getting Healthy with Rick Bellanti

By: Rick Bellanti – Dec. 2015 When I was approached to write a monthly wellness column, I knew that my first article was going to be about daily water intake.…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Dec. 2015) – Recall Against Lawrence Mayor Rivera Must Fail

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Dec. 2015) – Recall Against Lawrence Mayor Rivera Must Fail

In November of 2013, (then) Lawrence City Councilor Dan Rivera defeated incumbent Mayor Willie Lantigua by 84 votes. After a recount was conducted, and Rivera was again declared the winner,…

The News: Good, Bad and Absurd Lawrence Elections: Preliminary & General

The News: Good, Bad and Absurd Lawrence Elections: Preliminary & General

By: Kathy Runge – November, 2015 The election has come and gone and the good news is, I should have no scarcity of material for the foreseeable future. The bad…