Whittier Tech’s Grace Parsons Receives $4,275 Scholarship At Annual BASH!

Whittier Tech’s Grace Parsons Receives $4,275 Scholarship At Annual BASH!

  The Valley Patriot’s Whittier Tech Scholarship was started by Whittier Tech alum Al Veilleux. This year he donated more than $2,500 to this scholarship this year. Flanked by Whittier Tech Superintendent Maureen Lynch, Al Veilleux, State Rep. Lenny Mirra, Haverhill School Committeeman Scott Wood, and her family, Grace Parsons was presented with a check […]

Amesbury Spreads The Love

Amesbury Spreads The Love

AMESBURY – It’s said that love is best demonstrated through actions, and not words. For Amesbury area businesses, they lived up to that expectation during their February Spread the Love campaign. “We had approximately 2-dozen businesses serve as collection sites as we encouraged the public to donate jars of peanut butter and jelly,” explained Megan […]

Sand & Sole Opens in Downtown Amesbury

Sand & Sole Opens in Downtown Amesbury

  AMESBURY – Sophorn Phy was a high school student when she got her first job working in a nail salon. “I was always attracted to the self-care industry,” explained Phy. “I was still a teenager but ended up getting my Manicurist license so that I could work in a salon setting.” Phy’s interest ran […]

Gov. Charlie Baker Praises Career Tech Education Efforts at GLTS

Gov. Charlie Baker Praises Career Tech Education Efforts at GLTS

ANDOVER — Gov. Charlie Baker announced last week the launch of a statewide effort to expand career technical opportunities expanding on a model already successfully in place at Greater Lawrence Technical School (GLTS). Gov. Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and approximately 150 guests gathered at GLTS for the announcement by the Administration about the Career […]

Amesbury Building Inspector Denis Nadeau Pays $3,500 Fine for Violating Conflict of Interest Law

Amesbury Building Inspector Denis Nadeau Pays $3,500 Fine for Violating Conflict of Interest Law

Nadeau intervened as Building Inspector in work performed at his neighbors’ home  Amesbury Building Inspector Denis Nadeau paid a $3,500 civil penalty after admitting to violating the conflict of interest law by intervening in his official capacity as building inspector in work performed at the home of his next-door neighbors, with whom he had a […]

State Police Kill Sex Assault Suspect Who Promised “Suicide By Cop” After High Speed Chase

State Police Kill Sex Assault Suspect Who Promised “Suicide By Cop” After High Speed Chase

By: Tom Duggan – June 15, 2017 State Police shot and killed a man late Thursday night after a high speed chase that started in Malden, through North Andover on Rte 114W, and lead officers from multiple cities and towns down Route 495 North to Amesebury and Merrimac.  The suspect was wanted for sexual assault […]

Early Voting Can Be a FUNDED Mandate – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Early Voting Can Be a FUNDED Mandate – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – April, 2017 Early Voting passed into law in 2014 and this past presidential election was the first in which residents were allowed to vote before Election Day. This is an advantageous concept for many people that want to vote but can’t get to the ballot box on one given […]

Housing That’s Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Housing That’s Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

By: Senator Katy Ives – Feb. 2017 As regular readers of this column may know, last session I filed a bill to reduce housing costs for veterans by offering a tax rebate to landlords who rent dwellings below market rate to individuals who receive state Chapter 115 veterans’ benefits. In the past legislative session, a […]

VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

  The Valley Patriot newspaper hosted a debate for the Democratic Candidates for Essex County Sheriff at North Andover High School on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The candidates are: Michael Marks, Paul Russell, Jerry Robito, Kevin Coppinger, and Ed O’Reilly.  The debate moderators were: Tom Duggan, Valley Patriot Publisher, Christine Morabito and Jerry Flynn. The […]

Closing the Loopholes on Drunk Driving Laws ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Closing the Loopholes on Drunk Driving Laws  ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives August, 2018 In July, the Massachusetts Senate passed legislation to promote the use of ignition interlock devices by OUI offenders, which test a driver’s blood-alcohol content before starting a car. Mothers Against Drunk Driving and AAA Northeast have endorsed the use of the devices as an effective means to […]

Protecting Consumers from Fraud ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Protecting Consumers from Fraud ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – April, 2016 Recently, the State Senate unanimously, and in a bipartisan fashion, passed a bill I filed to protect consumers from unknowingly entering a credit contract and to limit instances of fraud resulting from the mailing of unsolicited and often predatory loans. Every day, residents across Massachusetts find what […]

Continuing our Focus on Veterans and the Opioid Epidemic ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Continuing our Focus on Veterans and the Opioid Epidemic  ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Kathleen Ives Dec. 2015 The Massachusetts Senate recently completed the first year of a two-year legislative session by sending to the governor’s desk legislation for increased penalties for trafficking fentanyl, and five bills related to veterans. To further address the health crisis of opiate abuse in the Commonwealth, the legislature passed House Bill […]

Stopping Addiction Before It Starts – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Stopping Addiction Before It Starts – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives  – October, 2015 The State Senate recently passed additional reforms aimed at combatting the substance abuse epidemic in Massachusetts. Senate Bill 2020, which passed unanimously, focuses on prevention and early intervention, responsible pain management, expanded drug take-back programs by manufacturers, and reducing the number of opiate pills in circulation by […]

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Address to the MA Legislature

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Address to the MA Legislature

By: Senator Katy Ives – May, 2015 On April 22, 1965, the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed the Massachusetts Legislature in a Joint Session comprised of State Senate and State Representatives. This was the first time Dr. King spoke before a legislative body. Six months prior to this visit, he had won the […]

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