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State Senate Debate with Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives & Jessica Finocchiaro – Paying Attention Radio Program with Tom Duggan (8-16-14)

State Senate Debate with Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives & Jessica Finocchiaro – Paying Attention Radio Program with Tom Duggan (8-16-14)

Paying Attention is hosted by Tom Duggan, Co-host Paul Murano and is produced by Chris Poublon. Paying Attention and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell on Saturday’s from 10am to noon.…

Who Has the REAL Koch Problem?

Who Has the REAL Koch Problem?

By: Christine Morabito – August, 2014 Psychiatry has a word for the practice of accusing others of something you yourself do. The word is “projection.” According to PsychologyDictionary.org, projection is…

We Stand with Israel, Free Gaza From Hamas ~ Valley Patriot Editorial – August, 2014

We Stand with Israel, Free Gaza From Hamas ~ Valley Patriot Editorial – August, 2014

The Theater of Gaza. For the past few weeks, Israel has been bombing locations in Gaza where the terror group Hamas stores its weaponry and wages war against them. We…

Can You Resist the Devil’s Brew? – THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

Can You Resist the Devil’s Brew? – THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – August, 2014 The theory of evolution suggests that species change in ways that increase their ability to thrive. Biological evolution is generally a slow process…

To Have and To Hold: A Local Wedding in Newburyport On A Budget

To Have and To Hold: A Local Wedding in Newburyport On A Budget

Part 3: Putting Your Ideas To Work By: Rebeccah Pearson Newburyportguide.com Getting engaged to my all time love was the most magical moment of my life, as well as his.…

Don’t blame Massachusetts for New Hampshire’s Leftward Drift

Don’t blame Massachusetts for New Hampshire’s Leftward Drift

By: DJ Bettencourt – July, 2014 In New Hampshire politics there is a widely held but grossly inaccurate myth. For Republican believers in the myth, it is a source of…

Congressional Candidate Ann Wofford on Paying Attention LIVE from the Lowell Folk Festival (7-26-14)

Congressional Candidate Ann Wofford on Paying Attention LIVE from the Lowell Folk Festival (7-26-14)

Paying Attention is hosted by Tom Duggan, Co-host Paul Murano took the day off. The show is produced by Chris Poublon. Paying Attention and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell. CLICK…

Frauds Get Away Free When the Press Fears Asking Questions

Frauds Get Away Free When the Press Fears Asking Questions

By: Bharani Padmanabhan, MD – July, 2014 “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.” – George Orwell Valley Patriot readers read last month about the mind-boggling fraud…

7 Dangerous Apps That Every Parent Needs to Know About ~ A Look Into Some of the Scariest Apps for your Kids

7 Dangerous Apps That Every  Parent Needs to Know About ~ A Look Into Some of the Scariest Apps for your Kids

By: Kristen Peaks – July, 2014 I work in public relations at Cook Children’s. It’s my job to be on social networking sites, peruse the internet and keep up with…

Real Role Models Today ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

Real Role Models Today ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

By: Anna DeBernardo – July, 2014 ​The phrase “skinny as a twig” seems to be one used too often when referring to the majority of celebrities that dominate today’s media.…

State Agencies for Employment Rights

State Agencies for Employment Rights

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – July, 2014 For this month’s article I decided to describe the various Federal and State agencies that enforce employment laws in Massachusetts. I have listed…

Kids and Boredom: The Black Hole of the Electronics Age ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

Kids and Boredom: The Black Hole of the Electronics Age ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar – July, 2014 It was the summer of 1983 and quite often my mother and aunt would haul 4 kids in the car and head to the…

My Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

My Emmy Wish List  ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – July, 2014 The Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced on July 10th and every year I like to review the past year in TV and give…

What I have learned in my 44 years in Hypnosis – MIND OVER MATTER with JERRY VALLEY

What I have learned in my 44 years in Hypnosis – MIND OVER MATTER with JERRY VALLEY

By: Jerry Valley – July, 2014 When I read my first book about hypnosis, it was the great Ormond McGill’s “Encyclopedia of Stage Hypnotism.” It was on Labor Day 1969.…

State Senator Ives Advocates for Key Priorities in State Budget

State Senator Ives Advocates for Key Priorities in State Budget

The Massachusetts State Senate debated the Fiscal Year 2015 state budget last month where I advocated for key provisions that will be beneficial to the constituents of my district. Below…