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Superintendent Scannell Leaves with Tainted Legacy

Superintendent Scannell Leaves with Tainted Legacy

  By: DJ Deeb – September, 2018 The City of Methuen has gone through a very difficult few months. The latest involves the controversy surrounding Superintendent Judy Scannell not having…

PAYING ATTENTION ~ Methuen Scandals and Cover Ups Show Lack of Leadership – State MUST Take Over NOW!

PAYING ATTENTION ~ Methuen Scandals and Cover Ups Show Lack of Leadership – State MUST Take Over NOW!

The City of Methuen is in a serious crisis. Not just a funding crisis but a management crisis, a leadership crisis and most frightening a structural crisis as a municipality.First,…

Methuen School Committee Had One Chance to Get it Right ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Sept. 2018)

Methuen School Committee Had One Chance to Get it Right ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Sept. 2018)

  METHUEN SCHOOL COMMITTEE COVERED UP THE CORRUPTION THAT GOT US HERE Methuen has become the city of scandal and cover-ups. It is a reputation that has sadly been earned.…

ABBY’S TEEN TALK ~ Role Models

ABBY’S TEEN TALK ~ Role Models

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” ― James Baldwin There are several definitions of the term “role…

John Lennon Pt. I ~ IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS

John Lennon Pt. I ~ IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS

By: Cindy Annis – August, 2018 Let’s get right into John as there is so much to say and less space to say it. John was born John Winston Lennon…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ August, 2018

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ August, 2018

VOTE SEPT. 4TH, DAY AFTER LABOR DAY… IT’S IMPORTANT! Secretary of State Bill Galvin has scheduled this year’s state primary elections for the day after Labor Day when a lot…

Town vs. City Government: The Governing Pros and Cons

Town vs. City Government:  The Governing Pros and Cons

  By: Casey Pratt – August, 2018 Groveland and Boston are two vastly different communities in Massachusetts, which have vastly different governing bodies. From a distance, local government simply seems like…

Jesus Replaced a Comma with a Period!

Jesus Replaced a Comma with a Period!

  By Peter Larocque – August, 2018 Greetings my friends, I am so thankful that I get to write about the Goodness of our God! Just the other day I…

John Gallant ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

John Gallant ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

The Battle of the Atlantic – Defeating the Nazis on the High Seas! By: John Cuddy – Aug. 2018 Haverhill’s John Gallant served in the Atlantic Theater of Operation during…

Rep. José Tosado Embodies State House’s ‘Failure To Protect’

Rep. José Tosado Embodies State House’s ‘Failure To Protect’

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – August, 2018 State Auditor Suzanne Bump recently released an audit on complaints handled by the Division of Professional Licensure. Almost every profession requires a license these…

The Church and the Death Penalty ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

The Church and the  Death Penalty ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

  By: Paul Murano – August, 2018 Pope Francis has altered one section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) to include the ‘inadmissibility’ of the death penalty. Many…

Staying Healthy And Active At Any Age ~ YOUR HEALTH WITH RICK BELLANTI

Staying Healthy And Active At Any Age ~ YOUR HEALTH WITH RICK BELLANTI

By: Rick Bellanti – August, 2018 We all know how important it is throughout our lives to stay healthy and active, especially as we get older. Keeping active and staying…

Hulu’s ‘Castle Rock’ is Not Just for Stephen King Fans ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

Hulu’s ‘Castle Rock’ is Not Just for Stephen King Fans  ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – August, 2018 A death row attorney returns to his hometown of Castle Rock, Maine after receiving an unexplained call for help from the local prison in…

New Pet ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

New Pet ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – August, 2018 Your neighbor’s cat has kittens and they are weaned and ready to be adopted. You hold one of the wiggling furballs for a minute…

Veterans Legislation Goes to Governor Baker’s Desk to Be Signed

Veterans Legislation Goes to Governor Baker’s Desk to Be Signed

  By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell ~ August, 2018 I am proud that the Massachusetts Legislature has renewed its commitment to our Veterans by passing the BRAVE Act. As…