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Winter Wonderland and your Doggies

Winter Wonderland and your Doggies

  By: Tracey Zysk – January 2013 As the season changes and the snow and cold approaches us, we must consider how this affects our dogs. Like humans, dogs can…

A New Year’s Climate Resolution: Let’s Address Global Warming in 2013

  By: Danielle Falzone – January 2013 In 2012 the impacts of global warming hit us and it hit us hard. Massachusetts began last year with some of the least…

The Case for Secession

By: John LaHoud – January 2013 NOTE: What follows is an intellectual exercise, designed to stimulate the thinking of my fellow freedom-loving citizens. Anyone wishing to participate may e-mail lahoudjp@gmail.com.…

YE GAY OL’ VALLEY – Are You Up for The Challenge?

YE GAY OL’ VALLEY – Are You Up for The Challenge?

  By: Dani Langevin – January 2013 I challenge you, America! I t is the same challenge I have already offered up to my students and a new challenge that…

The City of Lawrence The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

The City of Lawrence The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

  By: Peter Larocque – January 2013 First, let me say Happy New Year to all the Valley Patriot readers and let’s expect the absolute best in 2013 for everyone.…

Why Banning Guns Just Doesn’t Work

  By: Lonnie Brennan – January 2013 “Free men own guns. Slaves don’t,” Tim gruffed as he shuffled egg bits around on his plate, speaking to no one, but speaking…

An Open Letter To The Community of Pentucket Regional Schools

An Open Letter To The Community of Pentucket Regional Schools

By: Joe D’Amore  I want to remind everyone that this week the Superintendent will meet with the Chief of Police in an important meeting to review school security measures. Coming…

Valley Patriot of the Month – Lawrence Native Fred Pietrowski, U.S. Navy

Valley Patriot of the Month – Lawrence Native Fred Pietrowski, U.S. Navy

  By: Helen Mooradkanian – January 2013 LAWRENCE – It was early 1961 during the Cold War. The United States had just closed its embassy in Havana, Cuba. The Cuban…

Murder Suspect Worked for Lantigua under Anti Violence Grant

Murder Suspect Worked for Lantigua under Anti Violence Grant

By: Tom Duggan – January 21, 2013 Lawrence City workers confirmed for the Valley Patriot this morning that murder suspect Ismael Calixto of Lawrence was also working for the City…

Armed Robbery Suspects are Lantigua Employees in Lawrence DPW

Armed Robbery Suspects are Lantigua Employees in Lawrence DPW

  By: Tom Duggan – January 19, 2013 The Valley Patriot has learned that three armed robbery suspects arrested last Friday for invading a convenience store on Boxford and South…

Radio, Political Legend Ronnie Ford Dies at 75

Radio, Political Legend Ronnie Ford Dies at 75

Hero war Veteran Ronnie Ford not only served his country in the military but when he came home from battle became a police officer in Methuen to serve his community. …

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford

  By: Ronnie Ford – January 2013 Officer Tom Earnshaw is one big dude! When faced with a twenty person mob attack on his person, the experienced and likable cop…

Shooting Straight About Newtown, Connecticut

By: Jeff Katz – January 2013 I remember distinctly where I was as I heard about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. I was trying to…

DEMOCRAT CORNER WITH MARA DOLAN: The Trouble With Guns

DEMOCRAT CORNER WITH MARA DOLAN: The Trouble With Guns

By: Mara Dolan – January 2013 I’m incredibly glad to have the opportunity to write a column for the Valley Patriot, and I thank Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan very…

School Committeeman Chaisson in Methuen Says Tribune Attack on his Family “Disgusting”

School Committeeman Chaisson in Methuen Says Tribune Attack on his Family “Disgusting”

WEB EXTRA!   SAYS HE WILL BE CANDIDATE FOR WEST END DISTRICT COUNCIL By: Tom Duggan – January 14, 2013 Methuen School Committeeman Evan Chaisson says he is “disgusted” with…