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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…

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – EDMUND SOLOMON – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – EDMUND SOLOMON  – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

METHUEN – This month, The Valley Patriot had scheduled a sit down interview with U.S. Navy War Hero Edmund Solomon. As fate would have it, Mr. Solomon passed away two…

Duggan, McPhee, Diehl, Carr & Ligotti to Headline Veteran Rally & Battle of the Bands Aug. 26

Duggan, McPhee, Diehl, Carr & Ligotti to Headline Veteran Rally & Battle of the Bands Aug. 26

By: John MacDonald – August, 2017 On Saturday, August 26th from 11am to 6pm, Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) will be hosting its very first Veterans Rally and Battle of the…

Remembering North Andover Hero, Caitlin Trask

Remembering North Andover Hero, Caitlin Trask

NORTH ANDOVER – Last month, a veterans group called Honor and Remember presented the Honor and Remember flag to goldstar parents Mary and Don Trask of North Andover. Their daughter,…

State Award Moves Veterans Housing Project Forward 

State Award Moves Veterans Housing Project Forward 

The Haverhill non-profit Coalition for a Better Acre has been awarded funds from the state to build 44 units for veterans and families in the old Gerson Building. The Gerson…