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HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH ~ Infantry Soldier – Major Rick Kelley U.S. Army-Retired

HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH ~ Infantry Soldier – Major Rick Kelley U.S. Army-Retired

By: John Cuddy – February 2018 Truly a “hero in our midst”, it was an honor to interview Major Kelley. We are from the same home town, Lawrence, Massachusetts, and…

Funeral Arrangements for Hero In Our Midst Robert “Bob” McCann

Funeral Arrangements for Hero In Our Midst Robert “Bob” McCann

UPDATE…. 2-10-18 ARRANGEMENTS HAVE CHANGED: Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Sunday February 11, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm at The Dewhirst-Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen.…

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ Dec. 2017 – HEROES OF THE YEAR, STUPID POLITICIANS AND MORE

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ Dec. 2017 – HEROES OF THE YEAR, STUPID POLITICIANS AND MORE

The Firefighter’s Relief’s In at 1 Market Street in Lawrence is celebrating yet another anniversary and as one of their biggest cheerleaders I couldn’t be more thrilled. Next month we…

Methuen Fire Donates Coats to Families in Need

Methuen Fire Donates Coats to Families in Need

  The Methuen Fire Department and Methuen Firefighters Local 1691 teamed up with Columbia Gas to hand out 88 coats, hats, and gloves to children as part of Operation Warm…

RAY WILSON ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST-NO MORE, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

RAY WILSON ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST-NO MORE, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: Tom Duggan – Nov, 2017 Normally this space is reserved for paying tribute to living veterans who have gone off and served our country and then come back to…

State Declares Lawrence Police Officer Eugene Scanlon Killed in the Line of Duty 45 Years Later

State Declares Lawrence Police Officer Eugene Scanlon Killed in the Line of Duty 45 Years Later

By: Tom Duggan, Jr. – Dec. 1, 2017 Earlier this year The Valley Patriot learned about Lawrence Police Officer Jeremaiah O’Connor had died in the line of duty back in…

Crisis Intervention Team Training for Police Officers

Crisis Intervention Team  Training for Police Officers

  By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Nov., 2017 The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a very timely annual breakfast where Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett,…

Man Jumps into River Fleeing Police After Stealing Purse ~ 2 Cops In Hospital After Water Rescue

Man Jumps into River Fleeing Police After Stealing Purse ~ 2 Cops In Hospital After Water Rescue

By: Tom Duggan – Nov. 22, 2017|1pm Two Lawrence Police Officers are in the Lawrence General Hospital Emergency room this afternoon after rescuing a man who jumped into the Spicket…

Celebrating and Acknowledging our Veterans and Service Members

Celebrating and Acknowledging our Veterans and Service Members

By: Don Jarvis – Oct. 2017 For the third year in a row Preserving Newbury is hosting Wreaths Across America in Newbury, Massachusetts. Wreaths Across America is a national nonprofit…

Making Housing Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Making Housing Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives – October, 2017 I recently testified on a bill I filed S733, “An Act Relative to Access to Housing for First Responders,” This legislation would…

Senator Warren Demands Criminal Investigation into Tragic Death of Veteran at Bedford VA Medical Center

Senator Warren Demands Criminal Investigation into Tragic Death of Veteran at Bedford VA Medical Center

In Letter to VA Secretary, Warren Expresses Outrage at Death of Vietnam Veteran, Cites Mounting Problems at Bedford Text of the letter (PDF) Washington, DC – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)…

Veterans Assisting Veterans Raises $15K Through Generous Donation of 24-Karat Gold Motorcycle

Veterans Assisting Veterans Raises $15K Through Generous Donation of 24-Karat Gold Motorcycle

  Lowell, MA – Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) a 100% volunteer, 501C3, which donates 100% of its proceeds to veterans, veterans causes, veteran organizations and veteran charities received a $15,000-dollar…

Veterans Assisting Veterans Hold Rally In Lowell ~ VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH

Veterans Assisting Veterans Hold Rally In Lowell  ~ VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH

By: Tom Duggan – September, 2017 Last month, John MacDonald and his colleagues at Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) held a rally at Holy Ghost Park in Lowell. The rally featured…

The Print Edition of The Valley Patriot – September, 2017 – The Nazi Rally That Never Happened

The Print Edition of The Valley Patriot – September, 2017 – The Nazi Rally That Never Happened

DOWNLOAD OR VIEW THE PDF  Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying Attention…

Essex County Sheriff’s Dept Pays Tribute to MIA/ POW’s on National Recognition Day

Essex County Sheriff’s Dept Pays Tribute to MIA/ POW’s on National Recognition Day

Essex County Sheriff Kevin F. Coppinger led a service last week on National POW/MIA Recognition Day to remember Prisoners of War and Missing in Action.   The ceremony was held at…

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