Injuries from Cold Temperatures ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Injuries from Cold Temperatures ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Dr. Piere Ghassibi Our winters are very cold, so let us review the dangers of exposure. We know that less than a thirty- minute exposure to very low temperatures can result in injury by freezing of the skin and underlying tissues. This can also happen in skin covered by clothing, especially if wet. Because the […]

Hero John MacDonald Pt. II ~ the Revitalization of the Lowell American Legion Post 0087 – KANES CORNER

Hero John MacDonald Pt. II ~ the Revitalization of the Lowell American Legion Post 0087 – KANES CORNER

  By: Kane – Feb. 2022 John MacDonald has recently been appointed as Commander to the Lowell American Legion Post 0087. Kane knows John MacDonald is no stranger to bringing Veterans together to connect over shared experiences. In fact, as a Desert Storm Veteran, he made a promise to himself to honor the fallen and […]

Air Force Veteran John MacDonald Pt. 1 ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Air Force Veteran John MacDonald Pt. 1 ~ HERO IN  OUR MIDST – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

  By: John Cuddy – Feb.  2022 This month is a rare, second interview with a local Veteran, first interviewed by our editor Tom Duggan in October of 2016. Since that time, US Air Force Veteran John MacDonald, has been very busy, assisting Veterans throughout the Merrimack Valley and the United States. Had a meeting […]

Radical Left in Full Retreat

Radical Left in Full Retreat

By: Ken Willette – Feb. 2022 What a 180 degree turn our nation has taken since President Biden was sworn into office and promised the most sweeping liberal agenda since the days of FDR. Republicans were still reeling from the unwarranted guilt by association of the January 6th incursion at the Capitol. As if 75 […]

Funding for Immediate Pandemic Needs in Our Schools

Funding for Immediate Pandemic Needs in Our Schools

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell In response to the persistent pandemic challenges, the Massachusetts House of Representatives has passed legislation directing $55 million toward our most immediate needs. Thankfully, we have passed the peak in terms of our case rate – but case counts remain high in the Merrimack Valley and effective use of […]

Public Schools Must Stop Interfering with Student Socialization ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (2/22)

Public Schools Must Stop Interfering with Student Socialization ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (2/22)

Feb. 2022 Earlier this month, some genius in the Methuen Public Schools decided to cancel Valentine’s Day and replace it with “Spirit Day” where the teachers and administrators would indoctrinate children about “friendship and caring.” After being publicly humiliated on Facebook by Methuen Councilor D.J. Beauregard, however, school administrators changed their tune, sending home a […]

Burns and Wounds ~THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Burns and Wounds ~THE DOCTOR IS IN!

By: Dr. Pierre Ghassibi – Jan. 2022 Greetings all. It is always important to see a health care provider when it comes to the breach of our skin protective function. Let me here review the basic mechanism or principle of healing of small wounds and superficial burns. (Deep and contaminated cases need professional attention) . […]

Lowell’s Barry Kuntz, USAF ~ Eyewitness to Both a Hot and Cold War ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HERO IN OUR MIDST

Lowell’s Barry Kuntz, USAF ~ Eyewitness to Both a Hot and Cold War ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – Jan. 2022 After graduating from Lowell High School with the Class of 1965, Lowell’s Barry Kuntz enlisted in the US Air Force. Asked why? He replied, “I felt the Air Force suited me best.” After completing US Air Force Basic Training in San Antonio, Texas, Barry was assigned to McGuire AFB […]

Combating Waste, Fraud, Abuse in State Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Combating Waste, Fraud, Abuse in State Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Recently in the State Senate, I called for greater transparency around Massachusetts’ unemployment insurance (UI) trust fund. The state UI trust fund collects assessments from businesses and uses those funds to provide benefits to workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. The fund nearly ran out of […]

“Gold Star Family Tax Exemption” Passed by the Lawrence City Council

“Gold Star Family Tax Exemption” Passed by the Lawrence City Council

Takes Advantage of the Massachusetts Brace Act, Providing Tax Relief for Gold Star Families of Lawrence   Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Statement Regarding by Former City Councilor Dave Abdoo Regarding the Lawrence City Council’s Favorable Passage and Enactment of Agenda No. 276/21 “Gold Star Family Tax Exemption” exempting Gold Star families within our Lawrence community […]

School Choice Options are Changing in North Andover

School Choice Options are Changing in North Andover

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a parent, or have friends or neighbors who are. Baby Boomer, Gen X, or Millennial— the K-12 school scene has changed so much since we were kids. Understanding these changes can help moms and dads guide their children to greater learning, success, and happiness. So: here are the […]

Boxford Plumbing Company Owner Charged with Tax Evasion and Mail Fraud

Boxford Plumbing Company Owner Charged with Tax Evasion and Mail Fraud

Defendant allegedly fraudulently billed customers and evaded taxes by cashing or depositing over $1.45 million in customer payments into personal bank accounts BOSTON – A Boxford businessman was charged today and has agreed to plead guilty to defrauding the government of more than $1.45 million by engaging in a multi-year tax evasion scheme and to […]

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