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A Thank you To Our Readers ~ Valley Patriot Editorial (01/19)

A Thank you To Our Readers ~ Valley Patriot Editorial (01/19)

It’s no secret that print media industry is dying. It seems that almost every month we hear of another newspaper going out of business as more people get their news…

The Abuse of Diamond Girl

The Abuse of Diamond Girl

By: Marlene Bistany – Dec.2018 METHUEN – This is a story that should never need writing. It’s a story about apathy, irresponsibility, and disrespect. It’s a story about the bitter treatment…

Governor Baker Signs Civics Education Bill

Governor Baker Signs Civics Education Bill

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Dec. 2018 Governor Baker recently signed into law a bill filed by Senator Harriette Chandler and myself that will enhance non-partisan civics education in…

Methuen Schools, City Must Institute Hiring Freeze

Methuen Schools, City Must Institute Hiring Freeze

By DJ Deeb – Dec. 2018 Earlier this year (in the February, March, and April 2018 Valley Patriot editions) I outlined many suggestions for cuts in spending for the City…

Methuen’s Police Mess, Merry Christmas ~ TEEN TALK with ABBY

Methuen’s Police Mess, Merry Christmas  ~ TEEN TALK with ABBY

By: Abby Junkvorian  – Dec. 2018 Six months. That is how long the residents of the City of Methuen have been subjected to the ongoing struggles of the Police salaries.…

The Baker-Sudders “Opioid Law” is on the Wrong Side of History

The Baker-Sudders “Opioid Law” is on the Wrong Side of History

By: Bharani Padmaabhan – Dec. 2018 Federal agencies including SAMHSA and the DEA released data for years documenting that overdose deaths were due to illegally-imported fentanyl and Heroin®. Despite the…

The Value of Merry Christmas ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

The Value of Merry Christmas ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Dec. 2018 Welcome to Americamart. The mood is festive. Snow is falling, and Christmas lights and décor fill the department store. Let us now wander over…

‘The Kominsky Method’ ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

‘The Kominsky Method’ ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – Dec. 2018 Netflix had a lot of success by pairing up a couple of aging stars like Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in ‘Grace and Frankie,’…

Is Intermittent Fasting For You? ~ YOUR HEALTH WITH RICK BELLANTI

Is Intermittent Fasting For You? ~ YOUR HEALTH WITH RICK BELLANTI

By: Rick Bellanti – Dec. 2018 Intermittent fasting is quickly becoming one of the most popular health and fitness trends with favorable results for sustainable weight loss from diet centers,…

Christmas Kitty ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Christmas Kitty  ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Dec. 2018 Who wouldn’t want to wake up on Christmas morning to find that Santa had gotten them a fluffy kitten as a Christmas gift? As…

Identity Politics and the Rise of 21st Century Witch Hunts

Identity Politics and the Rise of 21st Century Witch Hunts

By: Ken Willette – Dec. 2018 When I review Left-leaning social media memes and comments, I almost always have one of two reactions:–that either the people circulating these social media…

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HERO IN OUR MIDST: Peter Fantasia, 102-yr-old World War II US Army Medic

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HERO IN OUR MIDST: Peter Fantasia, 102-yr-old World War II US Army Medic

By: John Cuddy – Dec. 2018 Somerville’s Peter Fantasia, now living in Reading, Massachusetts at the Artis Senior Living, vividly described to me how he got captured near Rodalbe, France.…

Heroes and Bozos of 2018 – TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Dec. 2018)

Heroes and Bozos of 2018 – TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Dec. 2018)

  HEROES AND BOZOS OF 2018 While we normally reserve the word “hero” for our brave veterans, police officers, and firefighters, the use of the word hero in this yearly…

Homelessness Fight is an Opportunity for Dialogue

Homelessness Fight is an Opportunity for Dialogue

By: Joe DAmore – Nov. 2018 Recently news reports – and explosive social media message decried Mayor Daniel Rivera, apparent uniliteral decisions regarding the use of the Buckley Bus Station…

What “The Movement Family” Proved About the Homeless Crisis ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (DEC. 18)

What “The Movement Family” Proved About the Homeless Crisis  ~  VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (DEC. 18)

If there is one thing that Michael Gorman and his volunteers at TMF (The Movement Family) have proved over the last six months, it’s that helping the homeless and making…