Apathy Wins North Andover in a Landslide

Apathy Wins North Andover in a Landslide

(5-23) By: Kevin Dube, N.A. Republican Town Committee On March 28th of this year North Andover held its annual town elections. There were contested races for both School Committee and Housing Authority. Out of 22,110 registered voters only 2,225 took the time to vote. Only 10.1% of all registered voters came out that day. Over […]

Haverhill School Committeeman Scott Wood Announces Candidacy for Mayor

Haverhill School Committeeman Scott Wood Announces Candidacy for Mayor

5-17-23 (Press Release from Scott Wood) Haverhill, MA — Scott Wood, Jr. currently the longest serving member of Haverhill’s School Committee and the youngest elected   official in the city’s history, has announced his candidacy for Mayor of Haverhill. “I am excited to announce my candidacy for Mayor of the City of Haverhill,” Wood said. […]

Woke Committee Attacks An Ethnic Minority in Andover ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (5-23)

Woke Committee Attacks An Ethnic Minority in Andover ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (5-23)

5-23 A mob of thousands, primarily white men, surrounded a jail in a southern city with calls for the death of 9 prisoners, 6 of which were just acquitted after a murder trial with 3 others receiving a mistrial. The mob included many notable citizens, with future mayors and governors among the crowd as they […]

Massachusetts Democrats Steal House Seat

Massachusetts Democrats Steal House Seat

A close race, a recount, a court challenge and legislative action, resulted in the 1st Essex District State Rep. Lenny Mirra winning his reelection by 100 votes then losing by one vote. Mirra appeared on the Paying Attention! Podcast last week (iTunes, iHeartRadio, YouTube, PodBean) to give us the exclusive on how the entire apparatus […]

Welcome to our Five New Contributors To Educate Our Readers ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (01-23)

Welcome to our Five New Contributors To Educate Our Readers ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (01-23)

01-23 One thing we are most of proud of here at The Valley Patriot is that we provide our readers information directly from the newsmakers themselves without the filtered agenda of an editorial board. Since 2004 we have always afforded elected officials the opportunity to get their message out about what is happening in local […]

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! ~ By State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! ~ By State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – 12/22 It has been such a privilege to represent you these past sixteen years as your State Representative. My approach to governing is to focus on common sense solutions to challenges that we face in state and local government. While often being in the middle of our extreme […]

Thank You Reps. Campbell and Devers For Your Service! ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (12/22)

Thank You Reps. Campbell and Devers For Your Service! ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (12/22)

12/22 Next month, when the 2023 Legislative Session is sworn into office on Beacon Hill, at least two local state representatives will be missing from the group photos; Linda Dean Campbell of Methuen, and Marcos Devers of Lawrence. Linda Campbell has been writing a column for our Valley Patriot readers since she was a city […]

Help Slam the Brakes on Reckless Legislation ~ EYE ON DRACUT

Help Slam the Brakes on Reckless Legislation ~ EYE ON DRACUT

By: Brian Genest – 10/22 The Massachusetts legislature has a reputation for coming up with bad ideas and turning them into law. Giving illegal immigrants state driver’s licenses is the latest one. What could possibly go wrong? Everything! The new law, slated to take effect in July 2023, is one that affects the public safety […]

When Old Habits Don’t Die: An Issue of Stolen Valor for Teresa English?

When Old Habits Don’t Die: An Issue of Stolen Valor for Teresa English?

By: Duncan Burns – 10/22 There’s something about the habits of we military folk. The military teaches and trains us to be methodical from day one. Whether it’s to stand at attention a certain way, the way we should walk, to the way we fold our clothes. This writer still folds and hangs his clothes […]

Will Drivers’ Licenses for Illegal Aliens Give Republicans a Chance in Massachusetts?

Will Drivers’ Licenses for Illegal Aliens Give Republicans a Chance in Massachusetts?

11/5/22 Jim Lyons, head of the Massachusetts Republican Party has a plan to help get republicans elected in the November 8th state elections on Tuesday. Lyons told a group of republican candidates and their supporters at the North Andover VFW last month that he believes his ballot question to stop illegal aliens from getting drivers […]

Sal DeFranco, US Navy SEAL & Small Business Owner ~ Valley Patriot of the Month – HEROES IN OUR MIDST

Sal DeFranco, US Navy SEAL & Small Business Owner ~ Valley Patriot of the Month – HEROES IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – Oct.  2022 HAVERHILL – Natives of Massachusetts, Sal DeFranco and his wife Dana own Battle Grounds Coffee Company, an award-winning roasting and café operation located in Haverhill, Newburyport, and Methuen. Battle Grounds Coffee was built on a foundation of service. Whether that manifested in providing clothing for veterans, supplies for students, […]