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 […]

Welcome to our Five New Contributors To Educate Our Readers ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (01-23)

Welcome to our Five New Contributors To Educate Our Readers ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (01-23)

01-23 One thing we are most of proud of here at The Valley Patriot is that we provide our readers information directly from the newsmakers themselves without the filtered agenda of an editorial board. Since 2004 we have always afforded elected officials the opportunity to get their message out about what is happening in local […]

Will Drivers’ Licenses for Illegal Aliens Give Republicans a Chance in Massachusetts?

Will Drivers’ Licenses for Illegal Aliens Give Republicans a Chance in Massachusetts?

11/5/22 Jim Lyons, head of the Massachusetts Republican Party has a plan to help get republicans elected in the November 8th state elections on Tuesday. Lyons told a group of republican candidates and their supporters at the North Andover VFW last month that he believes his ballot question to stop illegal aliens from getting drivers […]

Finn vs. Ramos in New Legislative District – North Andover to West Newbury

Finn vs. Ramos in New Legislative District – North Andover to West Newbury

With the districts for state representative being changed this year, left wing Democrat Christina Minicucci of North Andover has decided not to run for reelection. There are two candidates running to replace her on the November 8th state ballot. They are Joe Finn, and Adrianne Ramos. To be fair to the voters we took the bio […]

North Andover Selectman Chris Nobile’s Residency in Question

North Andover Selectman Chris Nobile’s Residency in Question

8-6-22 North Andover Selectman Chris Nobile is coming under fire as some political activists are questioning whether Nobile actually lives in North Andover. Nobile was asked during public participation earlier this year if he lived in town but Nobile refused to answer. During a meeting discussion about the proposed Royal Crest – Merrimack College development, […]

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: […]