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Senators Ask Justice Dept. to Uphold Existing Policy on State Marijuana Laws

Senators Ask Justice Dept. to Uphold Existing Policy on State Marijuana Laws

Letter Expresses Concern Regarding Recent Remarks by Sean Spicer on Federal Enforcement Full text of the letter available here (PDF) Washington, D.C. - A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators, including Senators Elizabeth…

Signs of Hope from “Belvidere” Residents for a Cawley Stadium High School

Signs of Hope from “Belvidere” Residents  for a Cawley Stadium High School

By: John MacDonald – Feb. 2017 Is the new Facebook public group called “New High School at Cawley Stadium” a sign that there are cracks in the Belvidere “Clark Road…

House Members Under Tight Deadlines to File Legislation for New Session

House Members Under Tight Deadlines to File Legislation for New Session

  By: Linda Dean Campbell – Feb. 2017 The deadline for filing and co-sponsoring legislation guaranteed to receive a public hearing occurs a few weeks after the session starts. While…

North Andover Police Officers, Firefighter of the Year

North Andover Police Officers, Firefighter of the Year

Each year the Lawrence Exchange Club bestows their highest public safety awards to Police Officers, Firefighters and EMTs in Andover, Lawrence, and North Andover. Last month, The Exchange Club held…

Akamai Uses Tax Breaks to Hire H1B Foreign Workers

Akamai Uses Tax Breaks to Hire H1B Foreign Workers

By Duncan Burns – Feb. 2017 Now that The Presidential Election is over, and Donald Trump has since been elected President, the controversies surrounding his platform while he was running…

Cut All Funding for Lawrence, The Sanctuary City ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan, 2017)

Cut All Funding for Lawrence, The Sanctuary City ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan, 2017)

As a municipality, the City of Lawrence does not collect enough in local property taxes to pay for even half the cost of fire, police, schools, and other essential services.…

Print Edition of The February, 2017 Valley Patriot,

Print Edition of The February, 2017 Valley Patriot,

READ THE FEBRUARY 2017, VALLEY PATRIOT  Read in Flip Page Viewer Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1 Best…

Local Veterans Honored in New Book “Heroes in Our Midst” ~ From The Pages of The Valley Patriot

Local Veterans Honored in New Book “Heroes in Our Midst” ~ From The Pages of The Valley Patriot

BUY NOW  Each month since March of 2004, The Valley Patriot newspaper has published a front page story about the bravery and dedication of a local veteran called “Valley Patriot…

Northern Essex’s Fall 2016 Dean’s List Announced

Northern Essex’s Fall 2016 Dean’s List Announced

Dr. William Heineman, vice president of academic and students affairs, Northern Essex Community College, is pleased to announce the appointment of students to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2016…

Massachusetts Senate Opposes Trump’s National Security Measures

Massachusetts Senate Opposes Trump’s National Security Measures

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a resolution Thursday to condemn the recent Executive Order issued by President Donald J. Trump which bars entry to the United States for…

48% of Doctors Would Let You Suffer to Please State Medical Board

48% of Doctors Would Let You Suffer to Please State Medical Board

  By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – January, 2017 Medscape and other medically-oriented web organizations periodically conduct surveys of physicians nation-wide on various topics such as physician burnout, compensation, best places…

Congressman Recognizes WWII Hero John Katsaros of Haverhill

Congressman Recognizes WWII  Hero John Katsaros of Haverhill

In November, Congresswoman Tsongas submitted remarks to the Congressional Record recognizing Mr. Katsaros for his heroic service to our country and tireless efforts on behalf of veterans. The Congresswoman met…

Methuen Parents Should Opt OUT of Mental Health Surveys

Methuen Parents Should Opt OUT of Mental Health Surveys

By: DJ Deeb – January, 2017 Although Methuen Public Schools are doing many terrific and important things, this month I have to offer constructive criticism on a program known as…

Ballot Question Committee Fined $125K for Trying to Hide Donor Information

Ballot Question Committee Fined $125K for Trying to Hide Donor Information

The Horse Racing Jobs and Education Ballot Question Committee has agreed to a $125,000 civil forfeiture, paid to the state’s general fund, to resolve campaign finance issues related to the…

Bump Calls on Office of Court Interpreter Services to Improve Payment Processes

Bump Calls on Office of Court Interpreter Services to Improve Payment Processes

 Audit Report – HERE BOSTON, MA — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today is calling on the Office of Court Interpreter Services (OCIS) to improve its payment processes, particularly for per…