Andover, Lawrence Man Among 6 Indicted in Northern New England Fentanyl Trafficking Operation

Andover, Lawrence Man Among 6 Indicted in Northern New England Fentanyl Trafficking Operation

Alleged conspiracy spanned from Massachusetts to New Hampshire and Maine BOSTON – Six individuals have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a fentanyl trafficking operation that spanned across northern New England. Randell Starlin Medina Rodriguez, 26, of Andover, Mass.; Williams Colon Sanchez, 26, or Lawrence, Mass.; Douglas Morris, 31, of Bangor, […]

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. […]

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 […]

Rep. Tram Nguyen (D) Andover, Files 27 Bills

Rep. Tram Nguyen (D) Andover, Files 27 Bills

Representative Tram T. Nguyen (D-Andover) met the February 19th filing deadline with 27 bills filed. Her proposed legislation ranges from support for working families to enhanced protections for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes; consumer protection; criminal justice; climate change; animal welfare; addressing discrimination; combatting hate crimes; and increasing racial […]

Gr. Lawrence Tech School Approves Plan for Partial, In-Person Learning for Career and Technical Education

Gr. Lawrence Tech School Approves Plan for Partial, In-Person Learning for Career and Technical Education

ANDOVER — Superintendent John Lavoie reports the Greater Lawrence Tech School Committee has approved plans for a phased return to facilitate more in-person learning for career and technical education classes.   The transition falls in line with guidance from the Department and Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) that a return to fully in-person learning, with […]

Andover Fire Rescue Receives $22,000 Grant for COVID-19 Protection and Response

Andover Fire Rescue Receives $22,000 Grant for COVID-19 Protection and Response

ANDOVER — Chief Michael B. Mansfield is pleased to announce that Andover Fire Rescue has been awarded a $22,000 grant from the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program (CESFP). The grant will be used to purchase equipment to continually disinfect fire apparatus, ambulances and fire stations in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among […]

Our Civic Responsibility

Our Civic Responsibility

By: Tram Nguyen, State Rep., Andover As citizens, we are currently faced with some of the greatest challenges we have encountered in recent memory.   The seriousness and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has surpassed anything any of us could have imagined.  We were already living in very demanding times, overloaded with concerns and responsibilities that pulled […]

Baker-Polito Administration Awards GLTS $60K Advanced Manufacturing Grant

Baker-Polito Administration Awards GLTS $60K Advanced Manufacturing Grant

ANDOVER — Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to announce that Greater Lawrence Technical School has been awarded $60,000 by the state to support workforce development programming for adults studying advanced manufacturing. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito visited Greater Lawrence Tech on Tuesday to announce $2.5 million in grants to four regional consortiums through the state’s Advanced […]

One Year After the Columbia Gas Disaster ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-19)

One Year After the Columbia Gas Disaster ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-19)

September, 2019 This month marks the one-year anniversary of the Columbia Gas explosions that rocked Lawrence, Andover and North Andover. For those who lived through it, it will be something we will never forget. Homes and businesses blew up, caught fire and the magnitude of the disaster eventually resulted in the evacuation of all of […]

Free Speech Does Not Stop at the School House Doors – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (5-19)

Free Speech Does Not Stop at the School House Doors – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (5-19)

For too long, public education officials in this country have been bullying students in the classroom with impunity, preaching their political opinions as fact, and punishing students who do not comport with their approved political views. Nowhere is this more true than in the Andover Schools. In November of 2006, The Valley Patriot covered in […]

Andover Fire Rescue Formally Elevates New Deputy Chief and Lieutenants and Swears in 3 New Firefighters

Andover Fire Rescue Formally Elevates New Deputy Chief and Lieutenants and Swears in 3 New Firefighters

  ANDOVER — Fire Chief Michael Mansfield is pleased to share that six members of Andover Fire Rescue were sworn into new ranks Tuesday, and the department also gained three new firefighters. The group was sworn in by Assistant Town Clerk Dawne Warren Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 4 pm in the Memorial Hall LibraryAt the […]

Raytheon Company Penalized $45,750 for Wetlands Violations in Andover  

Raytheon Company Penalized $45,750 for Wetlands Violations in Andover  

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized Massachusetts-based Raytheon Company $45,750 for unauthorized destruction of approximately 5,000 square feet of bordering vegetated wetland during site work at the company’s 178-acre Osgood Street facility in Andover.  Raytheon had originally requested that the Andover Conservation Commission grant an emergency certification that would allow the […]

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