U.S. Navy Chief Quartermaster Marshall Rogers Sr. ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

U.S. Navy Chief Quartermaster Marshall Rogers Sr. ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – December, 2019 Marshall Rogers Sr. was born in 1921 on his family dairy farm in North Andover, MA. He was the second youngest of nine children. He claims to have walked over 3,000 miles as a child while going to school in North Andover making two round trips per day, going […]

Dawn’s Sign Tech Receives Manufacturing Award

  On October 22nd, the Massachusetts Legislative Manufacturing Caucus held its 4th Annual Manufacturing Awards Ceremony at the State House in the Great Hall of Flags. Dawn’s Sign Tech of North Andover was one of more than 70 manufacturing businesses from across the state to be nominated. The ceremony included remarks from Secretary Kennealy from […]

Our SenaTOUR ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Our SenaTOUR ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Recently, I was so pleased to host fellow senators from across the Commonwealth for a listening SenaTOUR of the Merrimack Valley. This was a prime opportunity to make the unique challenges facing our communities salient to legislators outside the region. I opened the SenaTOUR with a policy forum at CI Works, […]

Sewage Notification Bill Moves Forward

Sewage Notification Bill Moves Forward

  By: Linda Dean Campbell – Sept. 2019 In July, the state’s Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture voted to move forward legislation I filed with Sen. Pat Jehlen and Rep. Denise Provost that would require public notification of sewage discharges into rivers like the Merrimack. This is the first step the bill must […]

One Year After the Columbia Gas Disaster ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-19)

One Year After the Columbia Gas Disaster ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-19)

September, 2019 This month marks the one-year anniversary of the Columbia Gas explosions that rocked Lawrence, Andover and North Andover. For those who lived through it, it will be something we will never forget. Homes and businesses blew up, caught fire and the magnitude of the disaster eventually resulted in the evacuation of all of […]

Where Are the CBD Gummies in Massachusetts

Where Are the CBD Gummies in Massachusetts

With the FDA’s recently issued policy preventing the sale of CBD infused food, legitimate vendors have lost the ability to sell quality CBD gummies (as well as other CBD food infused products) in the State of Massachusetts. It seems that the intention of the FDA’s policy was to prevent restaurants from adding CBD from unknown […]

Summer Brings Artisan Market to North Andover

Summer Brings Artisan Market to North Andover

The Artisan Market at the Mills was an idea born out of the North Andover Farmers’ Market. The North Andover Merchant’s Association launched the first Farmer’s Market in 2017. Vendors included farmers, food purveyors, and local artisans. The interest from the crafters in the Market’s inaugural year sparked the idea to bring local artisans together […]

North Andover Festival Committee presents the 47th Annual North Andover Sheep Shearing Festival

North Andover Festival Committee presents the 47th Annual North Andover Sheep Shearing Festival

Crafts, Food, Fun and Sheep Return to North Andover for the Town’s Traditional Spring Celebration North Andover, MA – The 47th annual North Andover Sheep Shearing Festival, sponsored in part by Pentucket Bank and Wheelabrator, Inc.  returns for its traditional spring celebration on Sunday, May 19th, on the North Andover Town Common from 10:00 a.m. […]

1st Annual North Andover Junior Merchant’s Expo!

1st Annual North Andover Junior Merchant’s Expo!

The North Andover Merchant’s Association, along with the Joseph N. Hermann Youth Center, are proud to host the 1st Annual North Andover Junior Merchant’s Expo! This event will provide an opportunity for kids to sell their handmade crafts and artwork or promote their business services. The event is open to, but not limited to, musicians, lawn […]

18 Local Lenders Offer Valley Small Businesses $2 Million Emergency Loan Fund

18 Local Lenders Offer Valley Small Businesses $2 Million Emergency Loan Fund

Small Businesses impacted by the gas emergency have access to capital thanks to local, collaborative Financial Institutions. BOSTON – December 19, 2018 – Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) announces the full funding of a $2 million recapitalization of the Merrimack Valley Small Business Emergency Loan Fund with support from 18 local financial institutions. The additional […]