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Cape Ann Communities Like Lawrence Hold Keys to Eradicating Homelessness

Cape Ann Communities Like Lawrence Hold Keys to Eradicating Homelessness

By: Joe D’Amore – October, 2016 The city of Lawrence and several Cape Ann communities have an almost intractable homelessness problem not unlike other urban centers in the United States.…

Audit Finds Parole Board Not Properly Administering Collection of Supervision Fees

Audit Finds Parole Board Not Properly Administering Collection of Supervision Fees

BOSTON, MA —State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released the results of an audit of the Massachusetts Parole Board, which found that the board did not properly administer and collect…

Candidates for Sheriff, Governor’s Council to Debate Tuesday, October 18th at North Andover High School

Candidates for Sheriff, Governor’s Council to Debate Tuesday, October 18th at North Andover High School

  The Valley Patriot newspaper is hosting a debate for the candidates for Governor’s Council and Essex County Sheriff on October 18th, at North Andover High School. The Governor’s Council…

Audit Finds Cops Moving to MA Did Not Receive Training on State Laws within Required Timeframe

Audit Finds Cops Moving to MA Did Not Receive Training on State Laws within Required Timeframe

BOSTON, MA —State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released the results of an audit of the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC), which found that the committee did not ensure that…

Navy Vet, EMT, Teaches How to Save Lives

Navy Vet, EMT, Teaches How to Save Lives

Lawrence resident and United States Navy Veteran Brian Mercer teaches others to save lives through training and education. Five years ago Mercer, an EMT and owner of a wheelchair van…

Methuen Becomes First City in MA to Have Early Voting

Methuen Becomes First City in MA to Have Early Voting

The City of Methuen has announced that all registered voters will be able to vote before Election Day for the first time ever in Massachusetts. Early voting will begin on October…

Catholic Action League Calls for Resignation of Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff

Catholic Action League Calls for Resignation of Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff

PREVIOUS STORY The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts today is calling for the resignation of Eileen Duff (D-Gloucester) from the Executive Council of the Commonwealth following her attempt, at a confirmation hearing last…

Salisbury Annual Fall Town Meeting

Salisbury Annual Fall Town Meeting

The Town of Salisbury is holding its’ Annual Town Meeting on October 24th at 7pm at the Salisbury Elementary School. Voters should know what is on the warrant within two…

Governor’s Councilor Accused of “Religious Bias” Against Catholic Judicial Nominee

Governor’s Councilor Accused of “Religious Bias” Against Catholic Judicial Nominee

  By: Tom Duggan – Oct. 6, 2016|6pm  Republican Governor’s Council candidate, Rich Baker is accusing the incumbent Governor’s Councilor, Eileen Duff (D) of applying “a religious litmus test” in…

Ipswich Truck Driver Wins $1M Prize, Retires

Ipswich Truck Driver Wins $1M Prize, Retires

BRAINTREE, MA (September 29, 2016) – Alexander Duke of Ipswich is the fourth $1 million prize winner in the latest edition of the Massachusetts State Lottery’s popular “40X The Cash”…

Elder Services Executive Director Wins National Leadership Award

Elder Services Executive Director Wins National Leadership Award

Rosanne Distefano, Executive Director of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley was presented the Excellence in Leadership Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging during the n4a…

Equality Needed on Massachusetts’ Governor’s Council

Equality Needed on Massachusetts’ Governor’s Council

By: Rich Baker – Candidate for Governor’s Council A safe and orderly society relies on the integrity of its judges and magistrates. While many states elect their judges directly, Massachusetts…

Valley Patriot Salisbury Notebook ~ Condos on the Barrier Beach

Valley Patriot Salisbury Notebook ~ Condos on the Barrier Beach

  HARRINGTON SOFTENS – After years of complaints from residents about the way the Town of Salisbury charges for sewer user fees based on “flat fee” per unit, Town Manager…

An Answer to Some Critics of the Expanded Use of NARCAN

An Answer to Some Critics of the  Expanded Use of NARCAN

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Sept, 2016 During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln explained his reluctance to impose capital punishment upon homesick soldiers that deserted or upon young…

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…