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Anti-abortion vs. Pro-life – YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Anti-abortion vs. Pro-life – YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – Nov. 2016 Barney Frank once said, “Conservatives believe that from the standpoint of the federal government, life begins at conception and ends at birth.” How true…

Not Afraid – Christians and Jews United for Israel

Not Afraid – Christians and Jews United for Israel

By: Beth D’Amato – Nov. 2016 Christians and Jews United for Israel (CJUI) held their annual Genesis Awards last month in Newton. This award ceremony is held to recognize individuals…

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome – THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome – THE DOCTOR IS IN!

By: Dr. Rami Rustum – Nov. 2016 Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) refers to a group of patients who have new or persistent pain after spinal surgery for back or…

2017-2018 Legislative Session: Expanding Land Conservation

2017-2018 Legislative Session: Expanding Land Conservation

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – Nov, 2016 Leading up to the beginning of a new formal legislative session in January, I’m focusing in on which bills will be priorities…

Did “The Walking Dead” Go Too Far? ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

Did “The Walking Dead”  Go Too Far? ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

The highly anticipated premiere of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ aired on October 23rd to near record ratings. Fans of the show will know that this episode promised to resolve last…

Trump Exposed the Spineless Hypocrisy of So Many ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (11-16)

Trump Exposed the Spineless Hypocrisy of So Many ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (11-16)

Donald Trump not only won the presidential election, he got a higher number of Latino votes on Election Day than Mitt Romney did four years ago. He also did better…

Why I’m Voting for Donald Trump for President

Why I’m Voting for Donald Trump for President

  Donald Trump wants to build a wall protecting our southern border with Mexico. Hillary Clinton wants open borders. Trump will deport criminals who are also illegal aliens and put…

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much…..Helen Keller ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much…..Helen Keller ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Oct. 2016 When you start rescuing cats in the neighborhood, the word gets out. Suddenly, people start bringing you cats. Before you know it, other animals…

In the Name of Patriotism ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

In the Name of Patriotism ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – Oct. 2016 What is patriotism today? From what I can see it is fear, bigotry and ignorance. This came to my attention when someone on Facebook,…

The Presidential Election: Two Truths and Five Reasons ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

The Presidential Election: Two Truths and Five Reasons ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Oct. 2016 There are Two truths I have concluded about this upcoming presidential election. The first is that Donald Trump has shown himself to be highly…

IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis ~ Bobby Boris Pickett

IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis ~ Bobby Boris Pickett

By: Cindy Annis – Oct. 2016 Often called the godfather of Halloween, Bobby Boris Pickett was born on February 11, 1938 in Somerville Massachusetts. His real name is Robert George…

TV TALK with BILL CUSHING ~ NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ Is This Year’s Best New Drama

TV TALK with BILL CUSHING ~ NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ Is This Year’s Best New Drama

By: Bill Cushing – Oct. 2016 ‘Every year there are a bunch of new TV shows that premiere. Some will make it, some will not. If you read my column…

State Med Board Suspended Dr. Just to Make Nice with Charlie Baker

State Med Board Suspended Dr. Just to Make Nice with Charlie Baker

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan So, here are the actors in this sordid little drama. Charlie Baker opposes the legalization of marijuana. He supports prohibition. Dr. Candace Sloane is the Chair…

Shawn Hansen’s Sports Corner: Shaquille O’Fame ~ SHAWN HANSEN’S SPORTS CORNER

Shawn Hansen’s Sports Corner: Shaquille O’Fame ~ SHAWN HANSEN’S SPORTS CORNER

By: Shawn Hansen – Oct. 2016 On September 8, 2016, this year’s basketball festivities began at a press conference held at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield.…

Say No To Charter Schools, Vote No on Question #2

Say No To Charter Schools, Vote No on Question #2

By: DJ Deeb – Oct. 2016 Methuen Schools are on the move and many great things are happening with the start of the 2016-2017 school year. At our September 12th…