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Tom Duggan’s Notebook – April/May 2017

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – April/May 2017

NECC TO START 2 FREE SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS Two, free, grant-funded educational programs designed to train unemployed and under-employed individuals in high-demand manufacturing positions, will be offered through Northern Essex…

Public Safety Related Legislation I am Filing ~ By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell

Public Safety Related Legislation I am Filing ~ By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – April, 2017 My prior service in the U. S. Army has influenced my public service in many ways, very significantly in my understanding…

Early Voting Can Be a FUNDED Mandate – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Early Voting Can Be a FUNDED Mandate – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – April, 2017 Early Voting passed into law in 2014 and this past presidential election was the first in which residents were allowed to vote…

Will the Lowell Mayor be Allowed to Snub His Veterans?

Will the Lowell Mayor be Allowed to Snub His Veterans?

By: John MacDonald – April, 2017 Several months ago, the Lowell Veterans Commission was tasked by the Lowell City Council to find a way to recognize Walter Bayliss. Mr. Bayliss…

Unfunded Mandates Hurt Methuen Taxpayers

Unfunded Mandates Hurt Methuen Taxpayers

By: DJ Deeb – April, 2017 There have been many noteworthy stories about the City of Methuen this past month. New contracts have been approved by city officials, the Marijuana…

She Still Does Not Get It

She Still Does Not Get It

By: Jeff Katz – April, 2019 Every so often you run into someone who just does not get it. You know the type, the guy who keeps telling you how…

WEATHER 101 with Al Kaprielian – Looking at the Weather from March

WEATHER 101 with Al Kaprielian – Looking at the Weather from March

This year March proved to be a chilly month. We saw many days where the temperatures averaged below normal. Also we had some winter weather with a blizzard on Tuesday…

Boxford’s Police Problems Start and End with Selectmen – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (4-17)

Boxford’s Police Problems Start and End with Selectmen – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (4-17)

VALLLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL April 2017   A few months ago The Valley Patriot began to investigate the goings on at the Boxford police station. Rumors about a department out of…

Tom Duggan is a Guest on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl

Tom Duggan is a Guest on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan appeared on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl who recently attended The Valley Patriot’s 13th Anniversary BASH and wanted to talk…

Sleep Yourself To Better Health

Sleep Yourself To Better Health

By: Rick Bellanti – Feb. 23017 Sleep is something I struggled with my whole life, and to this day I still need a fan as background noise to help put…

Common Sense Updates to State Zoning Laws – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Common Sense Updates  to State Zoning Laws – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – Feb. 2017 Last session, as co-chair of the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses, I was tasked with reviewing proposals for…

Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN

Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN

By: Dr. Rami Rustum – Feb. 2017 “Doctor, yes I was told I have arthritis. Now you are telling me that I have Osteoarthritis?? How come?”. This question is typical…

Mass. Medical Society Publicly Supports Foreign Muslims But Not Mass. Doctors

Mass. Medical Society Publicly  Supports Foreign Muslims  But Not Mass. Doctors

By: Dr. Bahrani Padmanabhan – Feb. 17 Recently in response to an Executive Order from President Trump which sought to delay by 3 months the entry of citizens from 7…

40R Zoning and Methuen’s Downtown

40R Zoning and Methuen’s Downtown

By: Linda Dean Campbell – Feb. 2017 Methuen has made some significant strides in recent years leveraging State investment in projects to renovate the High School, build the Methuen Rail…

Death Of The National Democrat Party

Death Of The National Democrat Party

By: Jeff Katz – Feb. 2017 As a kid growing up in Philadelphia, I was only vaguely aware of these creatures called Republicans. They were all rich country clubbing WASPS…