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Quarantine ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Quarantine ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Feb. 2017 The building in New York City is so non-descript that you could easily walk by and think nothing of it. But inside the locked…

Signs of Hope from “Belvidere” Residents for a Cawley Stadium High School

Signs of Hope from “Belvidere” Residents  for a Cawley Stadium High School

By: John MacDonald – Feb. 2017 Is the new Facebook public group called “New High School at Cawley Stadium” a sign that there are cracks in the Belvidere “Clark Road…

House Members Under Tight Deadlines to File Legislation for New Session

House Members Under Tight Deadlines to File Legislation for New Session

  By: Linda Dean Campbell – Feb. 2017 The deadline for filing and co-sponsoring legislation guaranteed to receive a public hearing occurs a few weeks after the session starts. While…

Why Such a Warm January? ~ Weather 101 with Al Kaprielian

Why Such a Warm January? ~ Weather 101 with Al Kaprielian

By: Al Kaprielian – Feb. 2017 With February now here we have one month to go for meteorological winter. January was a mild month with many days having high temperatures…

Crazier and Crazier ~ Jeff Katz

Crazier and Crazier ~  Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – Feb. 2017 There are those times when you just have to shake your head, pour another cup of coffee, shake your head and then rinse and…

Methuen Taxpayers Deserve More Accountability From City Officials

Methuen Taxpayers Deserve More Accountability From City Officials

By: DJ Deeb – February, 2017 Methuen Public Schools are continuing to move forward and we have much to be proud of, but I am also disappointed to report that…

Akamai Uses Tax Breaks to Hire H1B Foreign Workers

Akamai Uses Tax Breaks to Hire H1B Foreign Workers

By Duncan Burns – Feb. 2017 Now that The Presidential Election is over, and Donald Trump has since been elected President, the controversies surrounding his platform while he was running…

Cut All Funding for Lawrence, The Sanctuary City ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan, 2017)

Cut All Funding for Lawrence, The Sanctuary City ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan, 2017)

As a municipality, the City of Lawrence does not collect enough in local property taxes to pay for even half the cost of fire, police, schools, and other essential services.…

Lawrence Politicians Behaving Badly

Lawrence Politicians Behaving Badly

By: Kathy Runge – January, 2017 In December ex-District A Councilor and potential mayoral candidate Sandy Almonte verbally abused a Lawrence police officer at the scene of an accident involving…

Local Veterans Honored in New Book “Heroes in Our Midst” ~ From The Pages of The Valley Patriot

Local Veterans Honored in New Book “Heroes in Our Midst” ~ From The Pages of The Valley Patriot

BUY NOW  Each month since March of 2004, The Valley Patriot newspaper has published a front page story about the bravery and dedication of a local veteran called “Valley Patriot…

Arbeit Macht Frei, Four Million Bullets ~ The Fight for Survival

Arbeit Macht Frei,  Four Million Bullets  ~ The Fight for Survival

By: Beth D’Amato – January, 2017 Treblinka, Buchenwald, Dachau and Auschwitz… The mere mention of these places should make every human’s blood run cold. The horrors that went on within…

A New Year’s Resolution ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

A New Year’s Resolution ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – January, 2017 If you’re looking for a new year’s resolution I have a suggestion. Resolve to contemplate more. Busyness of life and of mind may be…

Those Who Came Out in 2016 ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Those Who Came Out in 2016 ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – January, 2017 There has been a lot of focus on celebrity deaths over the past year, especially in the past few weeks where 2016 seemed hell…

48% of Doctors Would Let You Suffer to Please State Medical Board

48% of Doctors Would Let You Suffer to Please State Medical Board

  By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – January, 2017 Medscape and other medically-oriented web organizations periodically conduct surveys of physicians nation-wide on various topics such as physician burnout, compensation, best places…

Sacroiliac Joint Pain ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN

Sacroiliac Joint Pain ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN

By: Dr. Rami Rustum – January, 2016 The sacroiliac (SI) joint is a strong weight bearing joint in the pelvis that connects the sacrum and pelvis. There are two joints,…