House Supports Funding for Immediate Needs in Methuen and Haverhill

House Supports Funding for Immediate Needs in Methuen and Haverhill

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Dec. 2021 After months of public input, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a major $3.82 billion funding bill to address the most pressing challenges of our COVID-19 recovery. This bill prioritizes individuals and businesses that were most impacted by the pandemic and invests in areas of immediate […]

Strengthening Supports for MA Military Families ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLLIO

Strengthening Supports for MA Military Families ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLLIO

By: Senator Diana DiZoglio – Nov. 2021 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, While we have made important strides in recent years to help Massachusetts veterans – such as exempting members of the military in active duty from the automobile excise tax and expanding services and opportunities for veterans and their families through the Valor Act – […]

Student Mental Health Must Be a Legislative Priority

Student Mental Health Must Be a Legislative Priority

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Nov. 2021 It is time to get serious about mental health services for our students. Even for years before the pandemic, we saw a concerning rise in stress, anxiety, and depression among young people. COVID-19 only made things worse. Last year, many Massachusetts emergency rooms saw 4 times […]

Lawrence Schools Segregate Teachers, Partner with Racist Group That Teaches Anti-White Racism and White Privilege

Lawrence Schools Segregate Teachers, Partner with Racist Group That Teaches Anti-White Racism and White Privilege

11/20/21 Educators in Lawrence were encouraged to attend a race-based, segregated “Auditing” session being conducted by a radical left-wing, racist group called BlackPrint. According to their website, BlackPrint teaches and encourages the teaching of “White Privilege” (that White people are inherently racist and enjoy privileges in society other races don’t enjoy). BlackPrint first conducts an “audit” […]

E-mail from Chris Markuns to Lawrence Educators

EMAIL TO ALL EDUCATORS From: Christopher Markuns <Christopher.Markuns@lawrence.k12.ma.us> Sent: Friday, October 22, 2021 3:50:19 PM Subject: LPS Equity Audit Town Hall Dear Lawrence Public Schools educators, In the spring of 2020, LPS committed to a process of creating an actively anti-racist school system. The country’s struggle to respond coherently to equity issues paired with the […]

Petition to Establish A Special Commission on PTSD ~ KANES CORNER

Petition to Establish A Special Commission on PTSD ~ KANES CORNER

Valley Patriot Mascot, Kane August,  2021 Kane knows Representative Colleen Garry. In fact, she is known by many as a strong supportive advocate of the medical front line workers, veterans, police officers, firefighters, EMS, and other first responders. What does she do that is so unique? Well, Kane says she does the most important thing […]

Greater Lawrence Tech. Awarded $220k State Grant to Expand Advanced Manufacturing and Metal Fabrication Program

Greater Lawrence Tech. Awarded $220k State Grant to Expand Advanced Manufacturing and Metal Fabrication Program

Gov. Baker Highlights School’s Excellence as Impetus for Expanded Technical Education Funding ANDOVER – Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to share that Greater Lawrence Technical School has been awarded a $220,000 Skills Capital Grant from the Baker-Polito Administration. The grant was announced during a ceremony held at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School on Monday, Aug. […]

Puerto Rican Art Exhibit at the Buttonwoods Museum

Puerto Rican Art Exhibit at the Buttonwoods Museum

Buttonwoods Museum Guest Curator Dr. Graciela Trilla, of Haverhill, MA is thrilled to share her family’s collection of Puerto Rican art works by the artists of the distinguished “Generación de los Cincuenta” (the generation of the 1950s). It will feature 41 pieces of art created in various mediums including paintings, drawings, lithographs, wood carving prints, and […]

Northern Essex Community College Failed to Address Recommendations to Improve Tracking of Property, Audit Finds

Northern Essex Community College Failed to Address Recommendations to Improve Tracking of Property, Audit Finds

BOSTON – In an audit released today, the Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump (OSA) found Northern Essex Community College (NECC) has failed to take steps previously recommended by the office to better safeguard and track the college’s valuable property. The audit also showed NECC did not always obtain required documentation, including approvals, for expenditures. […]

Quincy Veteran Receives Vehicle Repaired by Greater Lawrence Tech Students

Quincy Veteran Receives Vehicle Repaired by Greater Lawrence Tech Students

  ANDOVER — A Quincy veteran now has a car he can drive to work, thanks to Greater Lawrence Tech and nonprofit Second Chance Cars. Superintendent John Lavoie, Second Chance Cars Executive Director Dan Holin, School Committee Member Marilyn Fitzgrald, car donor Luanne Goehring of Carlisle, Rep. Tami Gouveia of Acton, and others gathered on […]

Methuen Schools Receive School Nutrition Foundation Grant for New Kitchen Equipment

Methuen Schools Receive School Nutrition Foundation Grant for New Kitchen Equipment

The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), the charitable arm of the non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA), has named Robert Frati, food service director of Methuen Public Schools in Methuen, MA, as the recipient of the SNF Winston Equipment Grant for school meal program equipment. Facing continued challenges stemming from the pandemic, school nutrition professionals around the […]

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