An Insight Into Public Education ~ YE GAY O’LE VALLEY

An Insight Into Public Education ~ YE GAY O’LE VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – 11/22 I will speak about being an educator in Massachusetts but will share anecdotal stories from teachers in other states, too. It’s extremely important to know that educators in Massachusetts are required to have a master’s degree. We are also required to maintain our license. Every 5 years, we need to […]

Methuen Youth Center Among Pet Projects Funded by the Legislature

Methuen Youth Center Among Pet Projects Funded by the Legislature

11/22 Included in an economic development bill recently passed by the Massachusetts Legislature were several amendments to support projects across the Merrimack Valley. Among the investments secured is funding to support a Methuen Youth and Community Center, with resources for facilities, staffing and programming. State Senator Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) has made the establishment of a […]

Addressing the Burden of Unfunded Mandates on Our Communities ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Addressing the Burden of Unfunded Mandates on Our Communities ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

By: Senator Diana  DiZoglio 0 11-22 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, State assistance is crucial when it comes to supporting the finances of our cities and towns across Massachusetts. Funding for education, general aid and reimbursements support more than a fifth of budgets for our communities and, for some cities and towns, state aid is the […]

PAYING ATTENTION: Mayor Integrity Hires Councilor Jim McCarty’s Brother

PAYING ATTENTION: Mayor Integrity Hires Councilor Jim McCarty’s Brother

  12-22 When Neil Perry was elected Mayor of Methuen three years ago, he promised to put a stop to the nepotism and “good old boy network” in Methuen City Hall. Three years later he has shown he is no different than previous mayors, dolling out city jobs for political advantage. On November 4th he […]

Some Relief on the Way for MA Taxpayers

Some Relief on the Way for MA Taxpayers

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – 11-22 While we still must pass an economic development package this session, the State Auditor has officially certified last year’s state tax revenues and confirmed that $2.941 billion will be refunded to taxpayers per state law since revenues were exceedingly high. The Baker Administration is responsible for distributing the […]

Providing Tax Relief for Massachusetts Residents ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Providing Tax Relief for Massachusetts Residents ~ IN YOUR CORNER  with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Recently, I took to the Senate floor in calling on the Legislature to return to session and resume debate over stalled economic development and tax relief legislation. Specifically, I have urged the Senate and House to suspend Rule 12A, the legislative rule that calls for an end to the formal legislative […]

Methuen Police Welcome K-9 “Bohdi” to the Department

Methuen Police Welcome K-9 “Bohdi” to the Department

Methuen Police Chief Scott J. McNamara and the Methuen Police Department are pleased to announce that Officer Griffin Waller has been selected to train with and be the handler of the department’s newest member, K-9 Bohdi. Bohdi is a two-year-old Belgian Malinois who was purchased with a grant provided by the United State Police Canine […]

Andi Guerrero-Lara of Methuen Sentenced to 7 Years in Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

Andi Guerrero-Lara of Methuen Sentenced to 7 Years in Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

10-5-22 Defendant sold drugs to undercover agent on five separate occasions BOSTON – A Methuen man has been sentenced in federal court in Boston for selling a fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl mixture to an undercover agent on five occasions. Andi Guerrero-Lara, a/k/a “Manny Sierra,” 25, was sentenced on Sept. 28, 2022 by U.S. District Court […]

State Funding on the Way for Local Priorities

State Funding on the Way for Local Priorities

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – 09-22 The Massachusetts Legislature finalized major pieces of legislation before formal sessions ended – including several billion-dollar funding bills that will bring significant funding to the Merrimack Valley. I was proud to secure earmarks in these bills for important projects in the district. Economic Development & Tax Relief: […]

Lawrence Turns a Corner While Methuen Flounders ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (09/22)

Lawrence Turns a Corner While Methuen Flounders ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (09/22)

Sept. 2022 Lawrence Mayor Brian DePena has significantly increased his influence on Beacon Hill with three huge wins on Primary day. DePena took office last November with an overwhelming victory at polls, promising to bring the different factions of the city together to move Lawrence forward. That happened on Primary day. DePena endorsed Lawrence City […]

State Senate Race in Methuen & Lawrence ~ Payano, Zeigler, and Rodriguez

State Senate Race in Methuen & Lawrence ~ Payano, Zeigler, and Rodriguez

Three Democrats are running in the September 6th primary to fill the seat vacated by Diana DiZoglio who is running for State Auditor. Methuen City Councilor Eunice Zeigler, Lawrence City Councilor Pavel Payano, and Lawrence activist Doris Rodriguez are all seeking the Democrat Party’s nomination to go on to the November final election. Despite having […]

Nino De Leon Guzman, a/k/a “Chino,” of Methuen Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

Nino De Leon Guzman, a/k/a “Chino,” of Methuen Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

BOSTON – A Methuen man pleaded guilty on Aug. 3, 2022 in federal court in Boston to his involvement in a fentanyl distribution conspiracy. Nino De Leon Guzman, a/k/a “Chino,” 31, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, two counts of […]

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