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In Memory of Valley Patriot Hero James Cassidy

In Memory of Valley Patriot Hero James Cassidy

  By: Ted Trip – June, 2011 NORTH ANDOVER – On the morning of June 6, 1944, the allies finally began the liberation of Europe from the Nazi nightmare. Tens…

Valley Patriots of the Month: Louis Heliotis, Francis “Gunner” Hayes, Lenny Enaire, Michael Wilson

Valley Patriots of the Month: Louis Heliotis, Francis “Gunner” Hayes, Lenny Enaire, Michael Wilson

  The North Andover Republican Town Committee held their annual Spring Fling last month and as they do each year the committee honored some of our local veterans in town.…

A Soldier’s Farewell

A Soldier’s Farewell

By: Dani Langivan, Lesbian Columnist – March, 2011 My stepson has joined the military. In the next couple of months he will board a plane to San Antonio, Texas and…

In this Holiday Season, Remember the empty seat…

In this Holiday Season, Remember the empty seat…

By: Austin Roy, Teen Columnist – December, 2010 Remember this Christmas; When you’re eating your dinners, smiling and laughing, remember that somewhere, in another house there’s an empty chair where a…

MA. and N.H. Educators Attend Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island

MA. and N.H. Educators Attend Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2010 Forty educators from various public schools in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire departed last month from Logan Airport under U.S. Marine escort and arrived…

Tomorrow’s Heroes: How We Make U.S. Marines

Tomorrow’s Heroes: How We Make U.S. Marines

An ongoing Series on Tomorrow’s Heroes: A series detailing How We Make U.S. Marines, and the Men and Women who said “SEND ME!” By: Tom Duggan, December, 2010 This is…

Tomorrow’s Heroes: How We Make U.S. Marines

Tomorrow’s Heroes: How We Make U.S. Marines

A series detailing How We Make U.S. Marines, and the Men and Women who said “SEND ME!”  MA. and N.H. Educators Attend Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island By: Tom…

VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH: GOLD STAR MOTHERS

VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH: GOLD STAR MOTHERS

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – GOLD STAR MOTHERS   Valley Patriot Staff – October, 2010 Our Valley Patriot of the Month is usually dedicated to a man or woman who…

Hero in Our Midst: Greg Page – War on Terror

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH   By: Gary Mannion – September, 2010 LOWELL – Greg Page sat on his couch waiting to leave for Newark International Airport to catch his…

Valley Patriot of the Month: Tech. Sgt. Donald G. Boulette

Valley Patriot of the Month: Tech. Sgt. Donald G. Boulette

Hero In Our Midst: USAF, 439th Security Forces Squadron, Westover ARB   By: Kate Cotnoir – May, 2010 LOWELL – Technical Sergeant Boulette was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was…

Valley Patriot Hero Sarah Hayden Receives Congressional Gold Medal

Valley Patriot Hero Sarah Hayden Receives Congressional Gold Medal

Kathleen Corey Rahme – April, 2010 Born in 1919 at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the little town of Granite Falls, Sara Payne Hayden would eventually be…

Valley Patriot of the Month: Dominic Scarpignato

Valley Patriot of the Month: Dominic Scarpignato

Hero In Our Midst By: Gary Manion – April, 2010   In August of 1942, Dominic Scarpignato did what most boys his age were doing; he enlisted in the Navy.…

‘Heroes always … celebrating an anniversary’

‘Heroes always … celebrating an anniversary’

GEORGETOWN TODAY By: Lonnie Brennan – March, 2010 Over the past years I’ve had the privilege to contribute a few words and reflect on a few thoughts regarding our fine…

Valley Patriot of the Month: Robert “Bob” Ahern

Valley Patriot of the Month: Robert “Bob” Ahern

Hero in Our Midst   By: Terry Crow Mercier – Fbruary, 2010 A hero is often considered to be someone in the forefront of a scenario and highly visible to…

Dan Cotnoir, Valley Patriot of the Month

Dan Cotnoir, Valley Patriot of the Month

Hero in Our Midst, Sgt. Dan Cotnoir, U.S. Marines Ordnance Maintenance Company, 4th Maintenance Battalion, Devens, MA   By: Tom Duggan In 2005, Sergeant Daniel Cotnoir of Lawrence was named Marine…