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The Choice is Crystal Clear in Dracut

The Choice is Crystal Clear in Dracut

By: Brian Genest – Oct 21018 If you love the culture of corruption on Beacon Hill… If you love record-high state spending and tax increases… If you love a state…

Methuen School Committee Moves on Residency, Licenses, Superintendent Search

Methuen School Committee Moves on Residency, Licenses, Superintendent Search

B: DJ Deeb – Oct. 2018 At its September 10th and September 25th meetings, members of the Methuen School Committee wasted no time in voting to adopt policies to address…

Methuen City Councilors Are Playing Games with People’s Lives ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (OCT. 2018)

Methuen City Councilors Are Playing Games with People’s Lives ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (OCT. 2018)

  Methuen City Councilors are playing games with people’s lives and the safety of police officers and it has to stop. Last month, City Councilor Steve Saba mounted a successful…

Columbia Gas Brought Out the Best in Lawrence ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

Columbia Gas Brought Out the Best in Lawrence ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

THE DISASTER Sitting in my office listening to the police scanner it was obvious from the time the first call went out that the explosion on Chickering Road in Lawrence…

Gas Contractor Feeney Brothers Thrown Out of Lawrence and Andover, Still Doing Gas Work in North Andover

Gas Contractor Feeney Brothers Thrown Out of Lawrence and Andover, Still Doing Gas Work in North Andover

By: Tom Duggan – Oct. 20, 2018 RIVERA THROWS FEENEY OUT OF LAWRENCE Despite denying responsibility for the gas explosions in the Greater Lawrence area on September 13th, and an…

Bulletproof Backpacks; the Newest Quick Fix for Gun Violence at Schools?

Bulletproof Backpacks; the Newest Quick Fix for Gun Violence at Schools?

By: Abigail Juknavorian – Sept. 2018 Two hundred dollars; that’s the average price for the newest back to school accessory. What kind of accessory could be that expensive? Bulletproof backpacks. Following…

Reading Labels To Better Health ~ YOUR HEALTH WITH RICK BELLANTI

Reading Labels To Better Health ~ YOUR HEALTH WITH RICK BELLANTI

  By: Rick Bellanti – Sept. 2018 When following a healthy diet, it is important to not only read the nutrition labels on the product you purchase but also understanding…

Spirit Cat ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Spirit Cat  ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

  By: Robin Demsmet – Sept 2018 My cat Nora is a spirit cat. Does this mean that she has mythical powers or that she brings me good luck? No,…

Results Demonstrate Legislature’s Commitment to Education

Results Demonstrate Legislature’s Commitment to Education

By: Linda Dean Campbell – Sept. 2018 As back-to-school season rolls around, now is as good a time as ever to express our appreciation to all who are dedicated to…

What Happens at the Dump

What Happens at the Dump

WELLESLEY’S TRASH By: Aliana Brodmann E. von Richthofen A 2016 posting in the “The Swellesley Report” lamented the moral demise at the Wellesley Dump, otherwise known as the Take & Leave…

Airing a Couple of Country Grievances in Dracut

Airing a Couple of Country Grievances in Dracut

By: Brian Genest – Sept. 2018 There’s a lot to love about living in Dracut. I’m not going to talk about any of them in this column. Instead, here’s a…

2018 Fall TV Preview: What You Should Watch ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

2018 Fall TV Preview:  What You Should Watch ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

  By: Bill Cushing – September, 2018 The new TV season is upon us and just like every year there are lots of new shows. Which are worth devoting your…

Middleton’s Douglas Bryant – 5 Combat Patrols vs. the Japanese, Before He Turned 20 ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST

Middleton’s Douglas Bryant – 5 Combat Patrols vs. the Japanese, Before He Turned 20 ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH By: John Cuddy – September 2018 The Silent Service Middleton’s Douglas Bryant originally hailed from Amesbury, Massachusetts where his father worked in the automotive industry.…

Massachusetts Lawyers Are Happy To Maintain That Two Plus Two Makes Five

Massachusetts Lawyers Are Happy To Maintain That Two Plus Two Makes Five

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Sept. 2018 Recently-retired Justice Kennedy once wrote: “Nineteen Eighty-Four has one of the most brilliant scenes in literature. The protagonist is being tortured by his communist…

The Smoke of Satan Has Entered ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

The Smoke of Satan  Has Entered ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

  In his homily in 1972 on the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pope Paul VI made this ominous statement: “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of…