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 […]

Haverhill High School’s JrROTC Cadet Lizet Deferia to Receive the Dan Strange Memorial Scholarship at Annual BASH

Haverhill High School’s JrROTC Cadet Lizet Deferia to Receive the Dan Strange Memorial Scholarship at Annual BASH

2024 Every year The Valley Patriot newspaper hold an annual Charity BASH where we raise money for local students going to college. This year is our 20th Anniversary and we are raising funds for eight high school students in the Merrimack Valley going to college in the fall. The BASH is being held this year […]

2024 Eugene Smith-John Ratka Memorial Scholarship Winner, JrROTC Commander Eileen Suarez (Lawrence High)

2024 Eugene Smith-John Ratka Memorial Scholarship Winner, JrROTC Commander Eileen Suarez (Lawrence High)

EILEEN SUAREZ 2024 Every year The Valley Patriot newspaper hold an annual Charity BASH where we raise money for local students going to college. This year is our 20th Anniversary and we are raising funds for eight high school students in the Merrimack Valley going to college in the fall. The BASH is being held […]

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 […]

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 […]

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