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History and Religion Mandate Gay Rights

History and Religion Mandate Gay Rights

By: Dani Langevin – March, 2015 One of the strongest reasons people use to justify that history be a part of our educational system is that we learn from it.…

Internet Sales Tax in New Hampshire

Internet Sales Tax in New Hampshire

By: DJ Bettencourt – March, 2015 It is unsurprising that in a state with no general sales tax, the topic of Internet sales taxes has become a key issue for…

10 Things to do With Your Kids in Manchester, NH

10 Things to do With Your Kids in Manchester, NH

By: Justess Jacobson March, 2015 Uh-oh! It’s that time of year… The dreaded “summer vacation”. You know, where things go all haywire and your children walk around like mindless zombies…

Nicholson Stadium, the Heart of the City of Methuen

Nicholson Stadium, the Heart  of the City of Methuen

By: Melissa Fluet – March 2015 Nicholson Stadium was built in 1938, dedicated in the name of Arthur Nicholson in 1948 and is at the heart of the City of…

Representative Update: Legislation That I Am Filing

Representative Update:  Legislation That I Am Filing

By: Linda Dean Campbell – March , 2015 This session I am sponsoring and co-sponsoring approximately fifty pieces of Legislation targeting substance abuse prevention in the Merrimack Valley. Perhaps the most…

I’m Pro-Semite ~ THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

I’m Pro-Semite  ~ THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – March, 2015 When battle lines are drawn on matters that impact individual liberty, it is important that those who seek to defend liberty stand up…

The Issue of Islam

The Issue of Islam

By: Jeff Katz, March, 2105 The President recently delivered a powerful speech in which he called for a reformation within Islam. He pointed out over and over again, that certain…

When Teachers are Bullied, Do Teachers Unions Care? ~Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

When Teachers are Bullied, Do Teachers Unions Care? ~Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

Do teachers’ unions really care about the teachers they are responsible for protecting and defending? It seems like every time I see a story about teachers unions they are always…

Newspaper Bestows 1st Amendment Award to 980WCAP Radio Station Owner Colonel Sam Poulten

Newspaper Bestows 1st Amendment Award to 980WCAP Radio Station Owner Colonel Sam Poulten

1st Amendment award Winner Colonel Sam Poulten (Ret.) The Valley Patriot newspaper honored Ret. Army Colonel, Sam Poulten, owner of 980WCAP radio in Lowell with the 1st Amendment Award lat…

Better Call Saul: A Worthy Spinoff To A Classic Series ~ TV TALK with Bill Cushing

Better Call Saul: A Worthy Spinoff To A Classic Series ~ TV TALK with Bill Cushing

By: Bill Cushing – March, 2105 Television spinoffs are risky projects. But when you are creating a spinoff to the greatest drama series of all time, it makes it even…

Newspaper Bestows 1st Amendment Lifetime Achievement Award to Michael Sweeney

Newspaper Bestows 1st Amendment Lifetime Achievement Award to Michael Sweeney

Valley Patriot 1st Amendment Lifetime Achievement Award The Valley Patriot bestowed its highest honor Friday to Michael R. Sweeney with the 1st Amendment Lifetime Achievement Award. The Award ceremony was…

A Conversation with Gov. George Pataki

A Conversation with Gov. George Pataki

By: Alex Talcott – March 2015 (George Pataki served as New York’s governor from 1995-2006. He is counsel with the law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP, chairman of the Pataki-Cahill…

Life is Always an Option ~Teen Talk with Anna Debernardo

Life is Always an Option ~Teen Talk with Anna Debernardo

By Anna DeBernardo February 2015 As I was sitting in my living room brainstorming ideas for this month’s column, my thought process was interrupted multiple times by my 2 year…

Newspaper Honors Woburn Police Officer Bob DiNapoli with Officer Tom Duggan Sr. Law Enforcement Award

Newspaper Honors Woburn Police Officer Bob DiNapoli with Officer Tom Duggan Sr. Law Enforcement Award

  Retired Woburn Police Officer Bob DiNapoli was given the Valley Patriot newspaper’s highest awards Friday night during the newspaper’s 11th Anniversary BASH where he was honored with the Officer…

Snowmageddon 2015 – The Great Work Stimulus Program? Never!

Snowmageddon 2015 – The Great Work Stimulus Program? Never!

By: John MacDonald – March 2015 Snow is everywhere. Storm after storm is in the forecast with no end in sight. The Vermont National Guard has been brought in to…