PAYANO: Three Groundbreaking Senate Bills Champion Consumer, Animal Protection

PAYANO: Three Groundbreaking Senate Bills Champion Consumer, Animal Protection

By: Senator Pavel Payano – Feb. 2024 In a series of landmark decisions, the Massachusetts State Senate recently passed three crucial bills aimed at enhancing consumer and animal protection across the Commonwealth. Here are some of the bills that passed the Senate and are waiting for the Massachusetts House of Representatives to further consider. 1. […]

KANE’S KORNER ~ A Partnership Between Lowell High School and Middlesex Community College

KANE’S KORNER ~ A Partnership Between Lowell High School and Middlesex Community College

THE ADVENTURES OF KANE Kane learned that all students at Lowell High School are eligible to attend college level classes at Middlesex Community College while enrolled in their junior and senior year of high school. Kane thought this was a great way to earn college credits at no cost to the student, expose students to […]

The Bellwether Tolls

The Bellwether Tolls

  By: Philippe Thibault ~ Feb, 2024 I now have proof the Town of Dracut never ratified the United States Constitution. And with the likes of Alison Genest, Joseph DiRocco, and Jennifer Kopcinski, I don’t hold much hope for it in the future. At a Zoning Bylaw Review Committee meeting on January 11th, the Chairman […]

REP. PAULINO; Bridging the Gap, My Commitment to Pay Equity

REP. PAULINO; Bridging the Gap, My Commitment to Pay Equity

By: State Rep. Francisco Paulino -Feb, 2024 In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a troubling disparity exists that undercuts the very principles of fairness and equality we hold dear. As it stands, women earn only 82 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts for the same work. This harsh inequality not only undermines the […]

OPINION: Neville Chamberlain Redux

OPINION: Neville Chamberlain Redux

By: Theodore Xenakis – Feb. 2024 “We don’t seek a war with Iran. We’re not looking for a wider conflict in the Middle East.” Those are the words of White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby on January 29th. News flash Mr. Kirby. We are already at war with Iran! When a hostile nation […]

Good News for Lawrence Police, But Firefighters Want Fairness

Good News for Lawrence Police, But Firefighters Want Fairness

02-2024 EDITORS NOTE: These are the thoughts and opinions of Mike Delaney and not the Firefighters’ Union or any other group he’s affiliated with. Congratulations to the Lawrence Police for finally securing a well-deserved contract from the city. It’s truly a commendable achievement for the department after years of advocating for fair compensation. However, it’s […]

Addressing the Rumors on Steward/Holy Family Hospital

Addressing the Rumors on Steward/Holy Family Hospital

By: State Rep.  Ryan  Hamilton – Feb,  2024 Over the course of the last month, there have been several rumors about the futures of Holy Family, Methuen, and Haverhill. I, along with legislative delegations of Methuen, Haverhill, and the Merrimack Valley, have been working diligently with the State Department of Health and Human Services and […]

Investigating Fraud in Our Public Benefit Programs ~ IN YOUR CORNER with AUDITOR DIZOGLIO

Investigating Fraud in Our Public Benefit Programs ~ IN YOUR CORNER with AUDITOR DIZOGLIO

By: Diana DiZoglio – Feb. 24 Much of our focus in the State Auditor’s Office is on conducting audits and reports that identify ways state agencies and organizations can improve accessibility to government services and resources, while helping to ensure greater accountability and transparency across our state government. I’d like to share a bit about […]

No Sympathy for Roxbury Residents ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (02-24)

No Sympathy for Roxbury Residents ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (02-24)

Feb. 2024 The people of Roxbury – in particular Roxbury’s Black residents – are furious at Democrat Governor Maura Healey for taking away their community center to house the illegal aliens that the Biden Administration has purposely brought into the country. Next, they will be thrown out of public housing. We completely understand their anger […]

The Sound of Silence in Dracut

The Sound of Silence in Dracut

By: Philippe Thibault, Jan.  2024 The greatest philosophical questions in the world are often passed off as a gag line. What is the sound of one hand clapping? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it make a noise? There are academic discussions that can be made from these […]