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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…

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…

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – Hero In Our Midst ~ Larry DeBenedictis

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – Hero In Our Midst ~ Larry DeBenedictis

By: BethD’Amato – Jan. 2017 When I met Larry DeBenedictis, he had just returned home from a wake for an old friend. That friend was U.S. Army LT. Colonel John…

Methuen Police Officer Helps Family Replace Stolen Car Seat

Methuen Police Officer Helps Family Replace Stolen Car Seat

METHUEN — Mayor Stephen Zanni and Chief Joseph E. Solomon are pleased to announce that the Methuen Police Department has purchased a new car seat for a family whose car…

Methuen Police Officers, Firefighters of the Year

Methuen Police Officers, Firefighters of the Year

The Methuen Exchange club held their annual Police Officer, Firefighter of the Year Awards dinner last month. FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR 2016 – Michael Foley Michael started with the department on…

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH ~ Randy Carter USAF, US ARMY

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH ~ Randy Carter USAF, US ARMY

By: Beth D’Amato – December, 2016 HAVERHILL, MA – On any given day, you will find Randy Carter of the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center (VNOC) out buying groceries for local…

Hero Police Officer Seeks to Return to Board of Selectmen in North Andover

Hero Police Officer Seeks to Return to Board of Selectmen in North Andover

The Valley Patriot confirmed Saturday, that North Andover Police Lt. Dan Lanen, is seeking to return to the board of selectmen in this Spring’s town elections.  Lanen, a hero police…

Methuen Police K-9 “Buddy” Completes Explosive Detection Training

Methuen Police K-9 “Buddy” Completes Explosive Detection Training

Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni and Police Chief Joseph Solomon have announced that the Methuen Police Department’s K-9, “Buddy” and his handler, Officer Timothy Getchell, have completed 16 weeks of explosive…

John MacDonald, U.S. Air Force – Desert Storm – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

John MacDonald, U.S. Air Force – Desert Storm – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH This month, The Valley Patriot honors and recognizes Lowell resident John MacDonald not just for his service to the country as a military veteran, but…

Amesbury Firefighter/EMT Todd Calderwood Receives Award

Amesbury Firefighter/EMT Todd Calderwood Receives Award

Outstanding Contributions to EMS Award Offered by NorthEast Emergency Medical Services, Inc. Chief Kenneth E. Berkenbush is proud to announce that a member of the Amesbury Fire Rescue Department has…

47 New Officers Graduate from NECC Methuen Police Academy, Two Graduates Join Methuen Police Dept.

47 New Officers Graduate from NECC Methuen Police Academy, Two Graduates Join Methuen Police Dept.

Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni and Police Chief Joseph Solomon are pleased to announce that 47 new officers graduated from the Northern Essex Community College (NECC)/Methuen Police Academy last week. On Friday,…

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…

Valley Patriot of The Month ~ William Bellmore, Methuen

Valley Patriot of The Month ~ William Bellmore, Methuen

  Mr. William Bellmore of 10 Monterey Dr., Methuen, celebrated his 101st birthday last month. He was honored for his service in WWII as a Chief Machinist Mate (1943-1944) by…

The War on Police ~ By, Jeff Katz

The War on Police ~ By, Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – August, 2016 A long time ago … in a galaxy far, far away, I was a police officer for a few moments. I was proud to…