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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…

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…