How N.H. Can Combat Insurance Fraud in 2024

How N.H. Can Combat Insurance Fraud in 2024

By: NH State Rep. DJ Bettencourt – 3-24 While 2023 marked several positive insurance achievements in New Hampshire, including a record recovery for consumers of $6.1 million by the New Hampshire Insurance Department, it also represented a grim milestone for insurance fraud. Our department’s Fraud Unit is tasked with investigating suspected insurance fraud and preparing […]

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. […]

HEROES IN OUR MIDST ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – SFC Chadwick Larter and the MA National Guard

HEROES IN OUR MIDST ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – SFC Chadwick Larter and the MA National Guard

By: John Cuddy – Feb, 2024 The Massachusetts National Guard has been defending our freedoms since 1636! Sergeant First Class (SFC) Chadwick Larter, Recruiting Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) tells his story, in his own words. I was born and raised in Massachusetts, I grew up in Ayer MA where I attended school and graduated from Ayer […]

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 […]

Valley Patriot Newspaper Celebrates 20th Anniversary Raising Money for College Scholarships at Annual BASH!

Valley Patriot Newspaper Celebrates 20th Anniversary Raising Money for College Scholarships at Annual BASH!

2024 Every year The Valley Patriot celebrates our anniversary with an annual Charity BASH Scholarship and Award night. This year, the Valley Patriot celebrates our 20th Anniversary at the Firefighters Relief’s In, (1 Market St. in Lawrence) on Friday, March 22nd at 7pm. You can get tickets by contacting The Valley Patriot or by Clicking […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dr. Agrawal is New President/CEO of Lawrence General Hospital

Dr. Agrawal is New President/CEO of Lawrence General Hospital

2-24 Lawrence Mayor Brian A. DePeña was honored to host and once again welcome Dr. Abha Agrawal, MD, FACP, FACHE, the new President and CEO of Lawrence General Hospital. Mayor DePeña spoke on how to improve patient care in emergency cases, create better conditions so that the health center becomes a hospital of options and […]

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 […]

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK: Lawrence Police Chief, Schools, Haverhill City Council

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK: Lawrence Police Chief, Schools, Haverhill City Council

Jan,  20204 WILL CASTRO BE PERMANENT? Lawrence Mayor Brian DePena is expected to send down William Castro’s name to the city council for approval to be the permanent Lawrence Police Chief. Castro is currently the Acting Police Chief after former Chief Roy Vasque was pushed out over politics. Castro was appointed as DePena’s Chief of […]