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Honoring our Veterans

Honoring our Veterans

By: Don Jarvis – Sept. 2016 Today, someone’s child will enlist in our armed forces, take an oath they uphold for the rest of their life. This individual will stand…

High Court Ruling Is A Win for Electricity Ratepayers ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

High Court Ruling Is A Win for Electricity Ratepayers ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Kathleen Ives – Sept, 2016 In August, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court made an important ruling, determining it to be unlawful for electric distribution companies to pass…

Psychological Center Gala Gets $5,000 Donation from Merrimack Valley Credit Union

Psychological Center Gala Gets $5,000 Donation from Merrimack Valley Credit Union

  Credit Union to Sponsor The Psychological Center’s Fall Gala The Merrimack Valley Credit Union in Lawrence presented $5,000 to The Greater Lawrence Psychological Center this week for their annual…

Inmate Crisis Ignored by Area Legislators For Too Long ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-16)

Inmate Crisis Ignored by Area Legislators For Too Long ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-16)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL The Valley Patriot hosted two debates in the Essex County Sheriff’s race last month.    During the Democratic Party candidate debate, superintendent of the Middleton jail, Michael…

The September, 2016 Edition of The Valley Patriot – Sparks Fly In Sheriff’s Race

The September, 2016 Edition of The Valley Patriot – Sparks Fly In Sheriff’s Race

Open or download the September, 2016 edition of The Valley Patriot Read ON-LINE in our Flip Page Viewer Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper…

Rt 110 Convenience Sells $2.5M Scratch Winner, 8th Time They’ve Sold $1M+ Winner

Rt 110 Convenience Sells $2.5M Scratch Winner, 8th Time They’ve Sold $1M+ Winner

By: Tom Duggan – August, 2016 Hasmukh Vora, owner of Rt. 110 Convenience Store in Methuen has sold another multi-million scratch ticket winner this month making it the 8th time they have…

Lawrence Man Gets ‘Holiday Bonus’ in August

Lawrence Man Gets ‘Holiday Bonus’ in August

BRAINTREE, MA – Jonathan Vega of Lawrence is the third $2.5 million prize winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$2,500,000 Holiday Bonus” instant game. Vega chose the cash option on…

Lawrence Councilor Almonte Resigns, Announces Run for Mayor in ’17

Lawrence Councilor Almonte Resigns, Announces Run for Mayor in ’17

By: Tom Duggan Embattled Lawrence City Councilor Sandy Almonte, who represents the District “A” Prospect Hill neighborhood, has resigned from her position just one month after being arrested for assault…

The Truth About Narcan – Chief Talks Openly About Downsides of Narcan

The Truth About Narcan – Chief Talks Openly About Downsides of Narcan

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2016 From talking to police chiefs all over The Valley, it’s become increasingly clear that use of the new drug narcan is causing some unintended…

Bump Audit Shows MCAD Not Doing Their Jobs

Bump Audit Shows MCAD  Not Doing Their Jobs

An audit released by Massachusetts Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today found the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) has not been completing investigations into claims of discrimination in the timeframe required…

Getting the People’s Business Done

Getting the People’s Business Done

By: State Representative Linda Dean Campbell – July, 2016 The Massachusetts House of Representatives recently passed important legislation for workers, for our communities, and protections for transgender individuals. Facing an…

The Perkins Predicament in Lowell ~ THE PULSE

The Perkins Predicament in Lowell ~ THE PULSE

By: John MacDonald – July, 2016 The reality of UMass Lowell and its significant impact on the City of Lowell has hit hard lately. UMass Lowell recently purchased Perkins Park…

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

By: DJ Deeb – July, 2016 June proved to be a volatile month for both the City of Methuen budget and the Methuen Public Schools budget. Even though Mayor Steve…

Disparity in Health Care Costs and Services

Disparity in Health Care Costs and Services

By: State Representative Lenny Mirra – July, 2016 Here’s why you should care, and care A LOT, about health care costs: Massachusetts has the highest healthcare costs in the world.…

Free English Language Program for Adult Learners Starts this Fall at NECC in Lawrence

Free English Language Program for Adult Learners Starts this Fall at NECC in Lawrence

Free English classes for adult English language learners, who want to further their education or employment opportunities, will be offered at Northern Essex Community college beginning in September. This 16-week…

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