Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan Bestowed Overcoming Obstacles Award

Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan Bestowed Overcoming Obstacles Award

By: Santiago Reyes Cruz, Jr. Fresh out of the hospital from a life-threatening illness, Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan was presented with one of the most prestigious awards in the Merrimack Valley last month, the Greater Lawrence Psychological Center’s Overcoming Obstacles Award Most people may know that Tom is a homeless advocate; he feeds them, […]

The Heroes at Lawrence General Hospital ~ Performing One Miracle After Another

The Heroes at Lawrence General Hospital ~ Performing One Miracle After Another

By: Valley Patriot Staff (10-23) As most of you know by now, Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan is home and recovering from a near death illness that took the expertise, skills, and a few medical miracles from the teams of doctors and medical professionals who struggled for more than 10 days to keep Duggan alive. […]

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 […]

What is Your City/Town Paying Public Employees? Methuen Pays 64% Higher Than the National Average

What is Your City/Town Paying Public Employees? Methuen Pays 64% Higher Than the National Average

  WHAT IS YOUR TOWN PAYING CITY EMPLOYEES? According to govsalaries.com this is how much each city listed paid their city employees in 2021 (the most recent numbers available) compared to the national average. Items of note, the average city employee salary in Methuen is the highest in the region at $76,864. This is 64% […]

Hypocrisy in North Andover, Ignoring the “Health Experts” ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (06-23)

Hypocrisy in North Andover, Ignoring the “Health Experts” ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (06-23)

6-23 Last month, attendees at North Andover Town Meeting overwhelmingly voted to ban the use of plastic bags for all businesses in town over 3,000 sq. feet. When we say it was overwhelming, we mean the measure won by more than 90%. Citizen after citizen (many still wearing masks three years after COVID) took to […]

Apathy Wins North Andover in a Landslide

Apathy Wins North Andover in a Landslide

(5-23) By: Kevin Dube, N.A. Republican Town Committee On March 28th of this year North Andover held its annual town elections. There were contested races for both School Committee and Housing Authority. Out of 22,110 registered voters only 2,225 took the time to vote. Only 10.1% of all registered voters came out that day. Over […]

State Awards $121,360 Grant to Assist GLSD Meet Sewage Notification Requirements

State Awards $121,360 Grant to Assist GLSD Meet Sewage Notification Requirements

 4-25-23 BOSTON – To celebrate Earth Week, the Healey-Driscoll Administration today announced that $600,000 in grants have been awarded to 10 regional or municipal wastewater utilities and systems across Massachusetts including $121,360 for the Greater Lawrence Sanitary District. The GLSD treats wastewater for Lawrence, Dracut, Methuen and North Andover. This grant program is the first to […]

Local Aid Increases in Governor Healey’s First Budget

Local Aid Increases in Governor Healey’s First Budget

by: Rep. Adrianne Ramos Budget season is officially beginning! On March 1, Governor Healey released her administration’s version of the FY24 budget. Included in the Governor’s budget is a local aid increase of over 8% from FY23. After speaking with officials from every town in the 14th Essex, it is clear that our municipalities are […]

Valley Patriot Newspaper Raising Money for College Scholarships at Annual BASH!

Valley Patriot Newspaper Raising Money for College Scholarships at Annual BASH!

03-32 Every year The Valley Patriot celebrates our anniversary with an annual BASH Scholarship and Award night. This year it will take place at the Firefighters Relief’s In, on 1 Market St. in Lawrence on Friday, March 31st at 7pm. You can get tickets by contacting The Valley Patriot or on eventbrite.com. As part of […]

2023 Valley Patriot BASH! Dan Coady Memorial Scholarship Recipient Cam Reiland

2023 Valley Patriot BASH! Dan Coady Memorial Scholarship Recipient Cam Reiland

DAN COADY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT CAM REILAND Every year The Valley Patriot newspaper hold an annual Charity BASH where we raise money for local students going to college. This year we are raising money for 9 scholarship students. The BASH is being held March 31st at the Firefighters Relief In, 1 Market St in Lawrence […]

2023’s Best Restaurants in The Valley – Tom Duggan’s Notebook (1-23)

2023’s Best Restaurants in The Valley – Tom Duggan’s Notebook  (1-23)

Tom Duggan: 1/23 Since the needless COVID lockdowns our Valley Patriot restaurant reviewers have found that many of the places we used to love are no longer providing good food or good service, or both. So, we just don’t go anymore. However, we have also found that some restaurants we used to dislike, have stepped […]

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