Slavery Then and Now … By: Tom Weaver

By: Tom Weaver – Augut. 2013 What does it take to be a slave? We have the old definition – belonging to another person, but that has been outlawed in modern society. However, when we think of the old definition, where those people allowed liberty or the ability to pursue happiness? Were those people dependent […]

Chronically Sick and Don’t Know Why? – By: Dr. Jin Sung

By: Dr. Jin Sung, Functional Chiropractic – August, 2013 Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) may be a major contributor of disease and dysfunction and may account for a very large component of many chronic complaints. In LGS, the lining of the small intestine becomes inflamed and irritated allowing metabolic and microbial toxins normally kept within the […]

A Conversation with Lawrence Catholic Academy Principal, Jorge Hernandez, PART 1

Transcribed by Kathleen Laplante Lawrence Catholic Academy is located on Parker and Salem Streets in Lawrence and was once Saint Patrick’s Grammar School, run by Saint Patrick’s Church. Jorge Hernandez was hired earlier this year as the first lay person to be the principal of the School. Valley Patriot publisher, Tom Duggan, sat down with […]

59 Legislators Vote for Gas Tax Hike Have Taxpayers Pick Up Their Gas Tab!

Boston, MA: As taxpayers across the Commonwealth begin to feel the effects of new and higher taxes today, public records show that many of the legislators who voted to implement these higher taxes, such as the one on gasoline, are also benefiting from taxpayer funded reimbursements for when they travel to the Statehouse. Per diems […]

Moody’s Downgrades City of Methuen’s Bond Rating to A2

Councilor Kannan Says Methuen Needs Mayor who will Stabilize Methuen’s Finances (OTHER METHUEN STORIES) Moody’s Investors Services, one of the nation’s top bond-rating agencies, has downgraded Methuen’s bond rating, citing the city’s dependence on state aid, a lack of new revenues, and having too little cash in its reserves. The report cited specifically “The downgrade to A2 reflects the […]

Case Against Former Lawrence Teacher Algird Sunskis Dismissed by Ethics Commission

Commission Cites Impounded Report that Deems Sunskis “not appropriate for prosecution.” The Massachusetts Ethics Commission says they cannot prove that Al Sinskis violated G.L. c. 268A, the conflict of interest law, by paying kickbacks on three occasions to Lawrence Public School (“LPS”) employees to obtain LPS contracts. One of the contracts involved the alleged fraudulent sale of […]

Valley Patriots Clinch First Place Head to the Playoffs in Over 30’s Girls Softball!

Valley Patriots Clinch First Place Head to the Playoffs in Over 30’s Girls Softball!

Allan Knowles – August 21, 2013 In their second year in a row as a team The Valley Patriots have once again clinched the 1st place spot and head to the playoffs in the True Vision, Over 30 – Girls Softball League. Last year The Valley Patriots not only captured first place in the league but won […]

Strangeville – Best Selling Lawrence Author Kenny Tingle Writes Another Book

Ken Tingle, author of the local best seller The Girl in the Italian Bakery, is getting great reviews for his latest book, Strangeville. Like The Girl in the Italian Bakery, Tingle works scenes from Lawrence into his latest story. Here is the excerpt from the back cover: Need a good laugh? Strangeville is a different […]

Fountain: Seniors, Youth My Top Priorities for Methuen

By: Tom Duggan – August 20, 2013  North Andover firefighter and first term West End Councilor Sean Fountain is seeking a second term on the city council. There are two open  seats representing the West End on the city council. There are three candidates seeking the position meaning one of the three will be eliminated […]

Why I am Running for West District Councilor in Methuen

By: Kenneth Willette – August, 2013 Based on constructive and positive feedback I received from political supporters, family members and friends in Methuen’s West End, I decided recently to join the race for West District Councilor. I have watched, with great dismay, the actions of the Methuen City Council over the past two years, which […]

Methuen to Treat for Mosquitoes, Spraying Will begin on Thursday, August 22nd

Spraying will begin on Thursday, August 22, 2013 from the hours of 8pm until 4am. Operations may continue on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 8pm From Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni, August 19, 2013  Mayor Stephen Zanni, the Methuen Public Schools and the City of Methuen Board of Health want to inform residents that Northeast Massachusetts […]

The Very BEST of Newburyport… From Rebeccah Pearson of

  By: Rebeccah Pearson, August 2013 Smitten – Newburyport Owner June Pastman of Smitten helps cater to the needs of customers and clients sharing her passion for the clothing industry that began from a young age. Instinctual knowledge of purchasing, dressing, and fashion consulting for women of work, leisure, and play speaks in volumes […]

The Ongoing Fight Against Tax Increases

By: State Senator Kathleen Ives – August, 2013 There has been some misinformation in the press about the Legislature’s recent vote to override Governor Deval Patrick’s veto of the Transportation Finance Bill. Some outlets are reporting that by fighting against the Governor on this veto, the legislature chose to raise the gas tax by 3 […]