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Methuen Superior Officers Claims Retaliation Over Contract Dispute

Methuen Superior Officers Claims Retaliation Over Contract Dispute

If you enjoy our news  coverage please consider making a $1 donation As part of the ongoing arbitration between the Methuen Superior Officer’s Union and the City of Methuen, the union is…

Education Reform ~ In Your Corner with Senator DiZoglio

Education Reform ~ In Your Corner with Senator DiZoglio

If you enjoy our news  coverage please consider making a $1 donation Hello Valley Patriot Readers, It has been 25 years since the state’s education funding formula has been updated. A lack…

The War on LGBTQ+ Rights ~ YE GAY OL’E VALLEY

The War on LGBTQ+ Rights ~  YE GAY OL’E VALLEY

By: Dani Lengevin – Oct. 2019 “How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think,” Adolf Hitler. This should be the current administration’s mantra. As far as I…

Charlie Baker’s Empty Vaping Ban Is Peak Massachusetts

Charlie Baker’s Empty Vaping Ban Is Peak Massachusetts

BY: Bharani Padmanabhan – Oct. 2019 On September 24, 2019 Governor Charlie Baker suddenly declared a public health emergency and invoked MGL chapter 17 § 2A, which allows the Public…

Trail Project Full of Surprises in Dracut

Trail Project Full of  Surprises in Dracut

By: Brian Genest, August, 2019 Have you ever dealt with the Conservation Commission in Dracut? Did the board require staked haybales and siltation fence for your project? Would you be…

Rep. Moran Secures $1M For Pet Projects

Rep. Moran Secures $1M  For Pet Projects

State Representative Frank A. Moran (D-Lawrence, Andover and Methuen) has secured $950,000 through budget amendments filed to the fiscal year 2020 budget signed by Governor Baker on Wednesday. Chairman Moran’s…

Balanced State Budget Includes Major Increase in Education Funding

Balanced State Budget Includes Major Increase in Education Funding

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell The State Legislature approved a $43.1 billion budget for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2019. The balanced budget, which Governor Charlie…

Methuen School Committeeman Nick DiZoglio Concealed School Spending Problems

Methuen School Committeeman Nick DiZoglio  Concealed School Spending Problems

Fellow Committee Member Says DiZoglio Should Resign  Last month, we learned at an open meeting that whistle-blower Ian Gosselin – the business manager of the Methuen Public Schools – told…

Methuen Police Invite Public to Attend Grady’s Gladiators Fundraiser

Methuen Police Invite Public to Attend Grady’s Gladiators Fundraiser

Proceeds to Support Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute METHUEN — The Methuen Police are inviting the public to attend a fundraiser this weekend that will raise money to support…

Where Are the CBD Gummies in Massachusetts

Where Are the CBD Gummies in Massachusetts

With the FDA’s recently issued policy preventing the sale of CBD infused food, legitimate vendors have lost the ability to sell quality CBD gummies (as well as other CBD food…

PDF of The Print Edition of The Valley Patriot, August, 2019 – Edition #190 ~ Moulten Takes on Big Tech

PDF of The Print Edition of The Valley Patriot, August, 2019 – Edition #190 ~ Moulten Takes on Big Tech

PDF of the August, 2019 Valley Patriot Read in our Flip Page Viewer Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He…

An Imperfect Independence Denies A Doctor Basic Rights

An Imperfect Independence Denies A Doctor Basic Rights

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – July, 2019 This month, as the nation celebrates Independence from England, as my friend Kevin Leach correctly insists, we must also consider the sectors of the…

Methuen Voters Just Don’t Care ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGAN

Methuen Voters Just Don’t Care ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGAN

 Given the enormous conflicts and controversies that have gone on in Methuen over the last two years, you might think that the people of Methuen have had enough. But a…

“Millennial Referendum on Marijuana Retail Stores in Lawrence”

“Millennial Referendum on Marijuana Retail Stores in Lawrence”

By: Tomas Michel – June 2019 The Lawrence Police Department made 755 drug related arrests in the community it serves, according to their annual report for 2018. A statewide referendum…

My Work on This Year’s Budget ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

My Work on This Year’s Budget ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

June, 2019 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, After a spirited week of debate, the Massachusetts State Senate has delivered a state budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year. The budget will now…

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