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So, What’s Good In The “Great” City of Lawrence?

So, What’s Good In The “Great” City of Lawrence?

By Peter Larocque – March, 2013 In spite of all that may be wrong with the City of Lawrence, including all the negative press surrounding the State and Federal investigations…

News From John Lenotte and The American Legion

News From John Lenotte and The American Legion

By: John Lenotte – American Legion – March, 2013 Recently I had the opportunity to travel as part of a group from Massachusetts to attend the annual American Legion Washington…

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan, A Review of the BASH and Methuen Politics (March 29, 2013) 980WCAP

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan, A Review of the BASH and Methuen Politics (March 29, 2013) 980WCAP

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR PLAY HOUR 1   CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR PLAY HOUR 2   Today’s discussions: A review with audio clips of the 9th Anniversary BASH and the…

Ward commits to St. Lawrence, keeps NHL dream alive

Ward commits to St. Lawrence, keeps NHL dream alive

By Mark Behan – March 28, 2013 Moments into his high school hockey debut, then-Haverhill High freshman Brian Ward wasted little time scoring his first goal.  The goal brought the…

Going Away on April Vacation? Book Your Pet Care Now

Going Away on April Vacation? Book Your Pet Care Now

  By: Tracey Zysk – March 2013 For the past five weeks, weekend after weekend we have had a snowstorm, flurries and even a record breaking blizzard. If you are…

Methuen Native Brings Out the Best in Event Photography

Methuen Native Brings Out the Best in Event Photography

  Ron Mushow had a passion for photography for over 15 years, when his daughter was born it grew more and more and gave him a passion to capture those…

Fat Letters Do Nothing to Fight Obesity

Fat Letters Do Nothing to Fight Obesity

By: Tracy Watson, North Andover Selectman,  – March 2013 This recent week has brought much media attention to my family. This attention has come due to the fact that my…

Ye Gay Ol’ Valley – The Stench of Hate

Ye Gay Ol’ Valley – The Stench of Hate

  By: Dani Langevin – Valley Patriot Lesbian Columnist March 2013 I was angered the other morning, while eating my breakfast and watching the early morning news, to hear about…

Two Women, One Trend: A reflection of our culture today

Two Women, One Trend: A reflection of our culture today

By: Paul Murano – March 2013 This past month saw two stories in the news that speak volumes beyond their headlines. Not surprisingly they were about sex and death respectively,…

DEMOCRAT CORNER: Hunger in the Land O’ Plenty

DEMOCRAT CORNER: Hunger in the Land O’ Plenty

By: Mara Dolan Turning on CNN after a lovely Valentine’s dinner on the town with the blossoming young woman who is my daughter, I was appalled at what I saw.…

Crime Soared with new Massachusetts Gun Law

Crime Soared with new Massachusetts Gun Law

By: Jeff Jacoby, Globe Columnist In 1998, Massachusetts passed what was hailed as the toughest gun-control legislation in the country. Among other stringencies, it banned semiautomatic “assault” weapons, imposed strict…

The Abuse of Restraining Orders to Gain an Advantage in Child Custody Proceedings

The Abuse of Restraining Orders to Gain an Advantage in Child Custody Proceedings

By Attorney Christine Sullivan The husband and wife both love their children and spend as much time with their children as possible. There has never been any physical or mental…

Legislators have Ignored the State Constitution

By: DJ Bettencourt New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan’s decision to balance her proposed budget and fund the state’s infrastructure needs by assuming revenue generated by an expanded gaming proposal has…

Hey Guys Sequester This!!

Hey Guys Sequester This!!

By: Jeff Katz It has been nothing short of fascinating to read, watch and listen to the histrionics currently being visited upon the American people by the current occupier of…

ANOTHER ANNIVERSARY, 9 YEARS AND COUNTING – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL

  Little more than 9 years ago, The Valley Patriot was just an idea. That idea was to provide an alternative voice for Merrimack Valley newsmakers and community leaders who…