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Death Without Dignity – TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO

Death Without Dignity – TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO

By: Ana DeBernardo – December, 2014 One of the strongest arguments for physician assisted suicide is the idea of “Death with Dignity.” People claim that their life is theirs and…

“Revenue Estimates: the Most Important Legislative Battle of 2015”

“Revenue Estimates: the Most Important Legislative Battle of 2015”

  By: DJ Bettencourt – December, 2014 This month, the newly elected members of the New Hampshire Legislature officially took office. Despite most of the attention focusing on legislative leadership…

More Salisbury Residents Say They Paid Sewer Betterment “Fraud”

More Salisbury Residents Say They Paid Sewer Betterment “Fraud”

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2014 SALISBURY, MA – For the last year and a half The Valley Patriot has been investigating the way the Town of Salisbury charges rate payers…

Top Ten Reasons Manchester, NH is a Great Place to Work and Live

Top Ten Reasons Manchester, NH is a Great Place to Work and Live

By: Justess Jacobson – December, 2014 I have lived in Manchester since I was 8 years old. I didn’t appreciate it at the time, but it truly was a great…

Pointing Fingers, the Corrupt Hypocrisy On the Council

Pointing Fingers, the Corrupt  Hypocrisy On the Council

By: Kathy Runge – December, 2014 The election has come and gone, the employee residency requirement has been discussed ad nauseam by the council with more to come, and we’ve…

7 Warning Signs That an Older Relative Could Use More Support

7 Warning Signs That an Older Relative Could Use More Support

By: Greg Batchelder, December, 2014 I have found over my many years of working in the senior living industry that holiday visits are often a wake-up call for adult children…

2014 in Methuen, A Year in Review ~ By Methuen City Councilor Dan Grayton

2014 in Methuen, A Year in Review ~ By Methuen City Councilor Dan Grayton

As the year draws to a close I thought it appropriate to highlight some of the highs and lows that took place in Methuen in 2014. IT PRIVATIZATION It took…

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: the Lawrence RMV Move

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul:  the Lawrence RMV Move

By: Oscar Camargo – December, 2014 Whether you like it or not, the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) in South Lawrence is moving. The lifeblood of one community will be…

Vibrations from Ferguson

Vibrations from Ferguson

By: John MacDonald – December, 2014 On November 13, 2014, Congresswoman Tsongas led a hearing on police militarization following protests in Ferguson, Missouri in the House of Representatives. During that…

My Favorite Christmas TV Episodes – TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

My Favorite Christmas TV Episodes – TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

  By: Bill Cushing – December, 2014 With Christmas upon us, I thought I would look back at some great Christmas episodes of our favorite shows over the years. There…

Awareness for COPD – 3rd Leading Cause of Death

Awareness for COPD – 3rd Leading Cause of Death

By: State Senator Katy Ives Dec. 2014 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It disproportionately impacts women and is caused…

State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil Decologero

State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil Decologero

DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil DeCologero filled in for Paul Murano who took the day off. Topics:…

What I Saw in Ferguson – Mixed Messages

What I Saw in Ferguson – Mixed Messages

By: Christine Morabito – December 2014 The 21,000 residents of Ferguson, Missouri have been unwitting pawns in a game where everybody loses. Over the past several months, racial unrest has caused…

The Truth About The Ferguson Shooting ~ Jeff Katz

The Truth About The Ferguson Shooting ~ Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – December, 2014 There are quite literally thousands of interactions between citizens and law enforcement officers every single day in the United States. Unless you are the…

Black Lives Matter ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

Black Lives Matter ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – December, 2014 As I witnessed a bit of the mayhem of protesting the latest fatal police action within the black community – the rioting, the peaceful…