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Auditor: Cities and Towns to Get  $2.76 Million for 2016 Elections

Auditor: Cities and Towns to Get  $2.76 Million for 2016 Elections

BOSTON, MA — State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump notified cities and towns across the Commonwealth that they will get more than $2.76 million to cover the cost of extra mandated…

Women In Combat

Women In Combat

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Nov. 2015 Over this past summer, we saw two women graduate from the Army’s Ranger School, our military’s premier course for both leadership and…

VAV Donates 26 Copies of “Veteran Heroes In Our Neighborhood” To All 1st Grade Classrooms in Methuen

VAV Donates 26 Copies of  “Veteran Heroes In Our Neighborhood” To All 1st Grade Classrooms in Methuen

METHUEN – Francisco Urena, Massachusetts Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs, is recommending a children’s book “Veteran Heroes In Our Neighborhood” by Valerie Pfundstein and recently introduced the book to VAV Board Members.…

 Baker-Polito Administration Announces Free Admission to State Parks Over Thanksgiving Weekend

 Baker-Polito Administration Announces Free Admission to State Parks Over Thanksgiving Weekend

BOSTON-  In light of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that all entrance and parking fees to state parks and forests will be waived for visitors starting…

School Cover-ups Must Not Be Tolerated ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, Nov. 2015

School Cover-ups Must Not Be Tolerated ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, Nov. 2015

Last month, The Valley Patriot broke three exclusive stories on-line concerning cover-up situations in the Methuen and Lowell Public School systems. First: Lowell High School Headmaster Brian Martin and his…

Home Health VNA Recognized Nationally for Patient Satisfaction

Home Health VNA Recognized Nationally for Patient Satisfaction

Lawrence, MA – Home Health VNA was recently ranked as one of the country’s highest performing home care agencies in the area of patient satisfaction by scoring in the top…

MassDEP Penalizes Realty Land Trust $105,000 for Violations at Merrill Avenue Site in Haverhill  

MassDEP Penalizes Realty Land Trust $105,000 for Violations at Merrill Avenue Site in Haverhill  

 Foreclosed property had substantial, unauthorized alterations to bordering vegetated wetlands  BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust (LBMLT) $105,000 for unauthorized alterations…

Army Veteran Oscar Camargo to Challenge Jim Lyons for 18th Essex State Rep. Seat

Army Veteran Oscar Camargo to Challenge Jim Lyons for 18th Essex State Rep. Seat

ANDOVER- Shortly after delivering remarks at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony in neighboring North Andover, Andover resident Oscar Camargo will announce his candidacy for the 18th Essex’s State Representative seat.  Camargo,…

Recall Chaos – Two Recalls vs Lawrence Mayor Rivera Now Circulating, Mayor Asks Judge for Fair Hearing

Recall Chaos – Two Recalls vs Lawrence Mayor Rivera Now Circulating, Mayor Asks Judge for Fair Hearing

LAWRENCE – The recall effort against Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera by former Mayor William Lantigua supporters has declined into chaos with two separate (legally valid) recall petitions circulating throughout the…

Worcester Semi-Pro Football Players Sentenced for Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Worcester Semi-Pro Football Players Sentenced for Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

BOSTON – A member of the Worcester Wildcats semi-professional football team was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Worcester for his role in carrying out a stolen identity refund…

A New Public Policy Response is Needed to Help Curb Homelessness

A New Public Policy Response is Needed to Help Curb Homelessness

By: Joe D’Amore – Oct. 2105 If cities and towns define extreme poverty and homelessness as a public-health issue, the public-policy responses will be quite different than what we are…

Former Canton Conservation Commission Consultant Robert Murphy Fined $10K for Conflicts of Interest

Former Canton Conservation Commission Consultant Robert Murphy Fined $10K for Conflicts of Interest

Murphy was paid privately for work on permit applications and plans submitted to the Conservation Commission; then reviewed those applications and plans as consultant to the Conservation Commission.  The Massachusetts State…

The Valley Patriot, October, 2015, Edition #144 ~ Rivera Called “Oreo Cookie”

The Valley Patriot, October, 2015, Edition #144 ~ Rivera Called “Oreo Cookie”

CLICK THE FRONT PAGE FOR FLIP PAGE VIEWER   READ ON-LINE with OUR NEW FLIP PAGE VIEWER  PDF OF THE OCT, 2015 VALLEY PATRIOT   NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE Tom DugganTom…

Does Chuck Takesian Hold the Key to Salisbury’s Sewer Problems?

Does Chuck Takesian Hold the Key to Salisbury’s Sewer Problems?

IT’S NICE TO BE NICE… OR IS IT?   THE NICE GUY CANDIDATE Salisbury Selectman Chuck Takesian is a nice guy, isn’t he? Everybody loves Chuck. It’s hard to find…

Some are More Equal Than Others

Some are More Equal Than Others

By: Dr. Bharany Padmanabhan – October, 2105 This past week came the news, sadly expected, that Dennis Hastert will be allowed to plead to a lesser charge and the Government…