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 […]

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 […]

MeVa Transit Offers Free Veteran Transportation to Bedford V.A.

MeVa Transit Offers Free Veteran Transportation to Bedford V.A.

11-29-24 Haverhill, MA — Local veterans seeking care at the VA Bedford Healthcare System will soon have access to a free door to door ride service with the launch of the new MeVa Transit VA Bedford mediMeVa. Last Thursday, the MeVa Transit Advisory Board unanimously approved the new mediMeVa service to the VA Bedford Healthcare […]

PAYANO: MA Senate Passes PACT Act 3.0 for Affordable Healthcare

PAYANO: MA Senate Passes PACT Act 3.0 for Affordable Healthcare

  Massachusetts State Senator Pavel Payano December, 2023 In a historic move, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed the Act Relative to Pharmaceutical Access, Costs, and Transparency, commonly known as the PACT Act 3.0, on November 15, 2023. This bipartisan legislation is a crucial step in urgently needed reforms to address the rising costs of prescription […]

State Senator Payano ~ Raising the Bar on Education

State Senator Payano ~ Raising the Bar on Education

The Crucial Need to Increase the Dropout Age State Senator Pavel Payano – Nov. 2023 As a State Senator, my commitment to improving education in Massachusetts is unwavering. Senate bill 341, “An Act Relative to Dropout Prevention and Student Recovery,” a pivotal piece of legislation, which I sponsored, aims at reshaping the educational landscape for […]

Historic Compromise: Legislature Approves Comprehensive Tax Relief Package

Historic Compromise: Legislature Approves Comprehensive Tax Relief Package

By: State Senator Pavel Payano 10-23 In a landmark achievement of bipartisan cooperation, the Massachusetts Legislature has reached a historic compromise on a comprehensive tax relief package, and I am proud to have cast my vote in favor of it. This extraordinary effort was a true compromise between Democrats and Republicans and between the Senate and […]

Still Serving, Chris Manning & the American Legion ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

Still Serving, Chris Manning & the American Legion ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

  Haverhill native Chris Manning is the current Commander of American Legion Post 4 in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Chris grew up in Haverhill, one of twelve children, his three brothers all served in the US Military. His dad served in the South Pacific during World War II, as a Machinist Mate First Class. His older brother […]

Bridging the Digital Divide: The Affordable Connectivity Program

Bridging the Digital Divide: The Affordable Connectivity Program

By: State Senator Pavel Payano 9-23 In our modern, interconnected world, the internet has become a fundamental necessity, impacting every facet of our lives, from education and healthcare to employment and communication. However, for numerous families and individuals, a formidable obstacle remains – the digital divide. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) emerges as a pioneering […]

Bread & Roses Housing ~ KANE’S KORNER

Bread & Roses Housing ~ KANE’S KORNER

Affordable Homeownership in Lawrence, Haverhill, and North Andover By: Kane Kane knows it is a dream of many families in the Merrimack Valley to own a home. There are so many hard-working people that work full time that are priced out of homeownership due to the astronomical price of real estate. The Executive Director of […]

Wood Drops Out of Haverhill Mayor’s Race

Wood Drops Out of Haverhill Mayor’s Race

9-18-23 Haverhill School Committeeman Scott Wood has called an end to his campaign for mayor today saying that staying in the race at this point will only “escalate the negativity, divisive rhetoric, and false allegations that have marred our campaign.” Here is Wood’s Full Statement: After a hard-fought campaign filled with challenges and divisive tactics, […]

Haverhill City Council Admits Violating Open Meeting Law ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (8-23)

Haverhill City Council Admits Violating Open Meeting Law ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (8-23)

On June 17th, the Haverhill City Council violated the state’s open meeting law by secretly discussing, drafting, finalizing, signing, and circulating a letter declaring that racism is BAD – as if we are all so stupid that we really needed them to tell us that. What this was really about, was the city council capitalizing […]

Addressing Inequities in College Admissions ~ MA State Senator Pavel Payano

Addressing Inequities in College Admissions ~ MA State Senator Pavel Payano

By: Senator Pavel Payano, 7-23 For nearly a century, legacy preferences have played a significant role in American college and university admissions, granting preferential treatment to the children of alumni. These policies were established in the 1920s, coinciding with an influx of Jewish applicants to top schools. However, legacy preferences have been widely criticized as […]

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