KANE’S CORNER ~ Jeffrey Hollett, Haverhill Veteran Services Officer

KANE’S CORNER ~ Jeffrey Hollett, Haverhill Veteran Services Officer

By Kane – July, 2022 Kane went on a field trip to interview Haverhill Veteran Service Officer Jeffrey Hollett at his office in Haverhill, MA. Jeffrey has dedicated his professional life to helping Veterans navigate civilian life after serving our country with honor. Jeffrey, who originally served as the VSO in Dracut, stated that Haverhill […]

House Taking Action on Big Issues: Soldiers’ Home Settlement, Transportation, Mental Health

House Taking Action on Big Issues: Soldiers’ Home Settlement, Transportation, Mental Health

By State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – July, 2022 Soldiers’ Home Settlement: The Massachusetts House of Representatives has passed a funding bill containing $56 million to settle the lawsuit brought forth by families of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home following the tragic COVID-19 outbreak in the spring of 2020. This funding will go directly to Veterans […]

How Much Money Are Local Candidates Raising/Spending

How Much Money Are Local Candidates Raising/Spending

CANDIDATE FINANCES The following is a list of local candidates for state representative and state senate, and how much money they have raised, spent, and how much they have on hand as of May 31st. Jim McCarty Candidate for State Rep (Methuen and Lawrence) Receipts year to date: $15,533.81 Expenses YTD: $9,434.71 Cash on Hand: […]

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 […]

Haverhill High Student Takes Home $4,300 from Valley Patriot Readers at Annual Charity BASH

Haverhill High Student Takes Home $4,300 from  Valley Patriot Readers at Annual Charity BASH

Haverhill High School Senior Maxwell Bourque received two scholarships and a check in the amount of $4,300 at the Valley Patriot’s 18th Anniversary BASH Scholarship and Award Night. Bourque took home a $1,000 scholarship from the New England Police Benevolent Association (Thanks to Jerry Flynn and the board) kicking off the first annual Dan Strange […]

State Money Flowing to Our Communities

State Money Flowing to Our Communities

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell The Massachusetts House of Representatives has passed legislation to invest $350 million in key transportation improvements across the Commonwealth – a necessary investment for economic growth and quality of life in our communities. The bill includes $200 million for the Chapter 90 program, which provides funding to cities and […]

PRIDEStar EMS Paramedics Honored by City of Haverhill for Reviving Resident

PRIDEStar EMS Paramedics Honored by City of Haverhill for Reviving Resident

LOWELL – PRIDEStar EMS is proud to share that two paramedics from its Trinity EMS Division were honored by the Haverhill City Council on Tuesday night for reviving a Haverhill resident. The Haverhill City Council and Mayor James J. Fiorentini presented Paramedics Samantha Kuenzler and Bobby Thorne with a certificate recognizing their quick response and […]

Bernardito Carvajal of Haverhill Sentenced to 10 Years for Fentanyl Distribution

Bernardito Carvajal of Haverhill Sentenced to 10 Years for Fentanyl Distribution

BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston on fentanyl distribution charges. Bernardito Carvajal, 30, who most recently resided in Haverhill, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release. On Nov. 22, 2021, Carvajal was […]

Convicted Felon Ramon Silvelo-Miles of Haverhill Charged with Firearms, Drug Offenses

Convicted Felon Ramon Silvelo-Miles of Haverhill Charged with Firearms, Drug Offenses

Defendant allegedly possessed loaded firearm and over 300 grams of cocaine while driving impaired BOSTON – A Haverhill man with multiple prior felony convictions was charged yesterday for possessing a loaded firearm and drugs intended for distribution. Ramon Silvelo-Miles, 32, was charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and […]

21 Charged in Connection with Multistate Coke and Fentanyl Conspiracy

21 Charged in Connection with Multistate Coke and Fentanyl Conspiracy

Lawrence, Haverhill Area Raids Net Over 10 kilograms of cocaine and $200K cash seized during investigation BOSTON – Twenty-one individuals have been charged in connection with a large-scale drug trafficking conspiracy involving cocaine, fentanyl and other controlled substances with activity that spanned across Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine and Puerto Rico. According to the charging […]

Redistricting After the Census and its Local Affects

Redistricting After the Census and its Local Affects

After the release of the U.S. Decennial Census, Massachusetts is mandated by the United States Constitution and Federal Voting Rights Act to change its House, Senate, Governor’s Council and Congressional district boundaries to accommodate shifts in population and provide equal representation to its citizens. Census data show that Massachusetts’ population growth over the last decade […]

Stopping Combined Sewer Overflows, Part II ~ Rep. Linda Dean Campbell

Stopping Combined Sewer Overflows, Part II ~ Rep. Linda Dean Campbell

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Oct. 2021 At a recent public hearing about how to spend $4.8 billion in federal dollars coming to the Commonwealth, the need to address combined sewer overflows (CSOs) in the Merrimack River came up again and again. It’s been a rainy summer, causing millions of gallons of sewage to […]

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