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IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS ~ The Ronettes

IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS ~ The Ronettes

By: Cindy Annis – Dec. 2016 Back in the 1960’s, there were plenty of “Girl Groups,” singing about the boy they were going to marry or the boy next door.…

Timeless – TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

Timeless – TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – December, 2016 An unlikely trio of heroes follow a criminal through time as they hop through significant events in world history, trying to change them. That’s…

BOOK REVIEW ~ THE NEW HARRY POTTER

BOOK REVIEW ~ THE NEW HARRY POTTER

By Sue Piazza – Dec. 2016 “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two” Based on an Original New Story by J.K. Rowling. John Tiffany & Jack Thorne…

Is Your Child Considering a Gap Year? Ask These Questions First

Is Your Child Considering a Gap Year? Ask These Questions First

By: Alex Talcott – Dec. 2016 Teaching college and high-school students of all backgrounds in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and advising families on how to finance their education goals, has…

The Tipping Point in the National Security Crisis

The Tipping Point in the  National Security Crisis

Dignitaries Speak at Ahavath Torah Congregation in Stoughton By: Beth D’Amato – Dec. 2016 Four prominent speakers visited a Synagogue in Stoughton last month to talk about the dire state…

O Holy Night ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

O Holy Night ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Dec. 2016 Christmas season brings out many timeless songs that have been sung for generations, both religious and secular, which brings warmth to the heart. I…

Methuen LGBTQ Youth Weigh in on Trump ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Methuen LGBTQ Youth Weigh in on Trump ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – Dec. 2016 I am blissfully now teaching sophomore U.S. History at the newly and beautifully renovated Methuen High School and loving it. I am also the…

An Urgent Threat to Road Safety ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

An Urgent Threat to Road Safety ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives - Dec. 2016 The sight of military-style vehicles barreling down the narrow streets of Boston is a common one to those who live or work…

Presidential Election Offers Teachable Moments for Methuen Students

Presidential Election Offers Teachable Moments for Methuen Students

By: DJ Deeb – Dec. 2016 The fall has been a busy time for students and staff in Methuen public schools. September, October, and November have been packed with numerous…

Legislature Will Honor Will of Voters to Legalize and Regulate Pot – But…

Legislature Will Honor Will of Voters to Legalize and Regulate Pot – But…

By: Linda Dean Campbell – Dec. 2016 We should begin discussions to focus upon the concerns of our local communities as well as develop better formulated estimates of cost. We…

WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN ~ Meteorological Winter

WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN ~ Meteorological Winter

By: Al Kaprielian – Dec. 2016 Welcome to the start of meteorological winter which goes through the month of February. Now that November is over, so is this year’s hurricane…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ Heroes and Bozos of the YEAR (12/16)

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ Heroes and Bozos of the YEAR (12/16)

HEROES AND BOZOS OF 2016 HERO CHARLIE BAKER – One of the most important things that happened in Massachusetts this year was the passage of a new public records law…

Lowell a Sanctuary City? And Other Interesting tid bits…

Lowell a Sanctuary City? And Other Interesting tid bits…

By: John MacDonald – Dec. 2016 As the rumor mill usually does in Lowell, it has worked overtime, through the magic of social media and not to be left out…

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH ~ Randy Carter USAF, US ARMY

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH ~ Randy Carter USAF, US ARMY

By: Beth D’Amato – December, 2016 HAVERHILL, MA – On any given day, you will find Randy Carter of the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center (VNOC) out buying groceries for local…

Lawrence Mayor Failed to Ease People’s Fears ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Dec. 2016)

Lawrence Mayor Failed to Ease People’s Fears ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Dec. 2016)

Earlier this month, when the public learned about a beheading in Lawrence, rumors began to swirl and the public was left with a lot of unanswered questions. Was it terrorism?…