Valley Patriot Readers Donate $4,860 for Special Needs Scholarship Winner Cassie Buonanno

Valley Patriot Readers Donate $4,860 for Special Needs Scholarship Winner Cassie Buonanno

This is the first year The Valley Patriot offered a Special Needs Scholarship as part of the annual BASH! Inspired by former Lawrence High School teacher Phil Glendye who brought the Special Olympics to Lawrence every year and organized the event at the Lawrence Veterans Memorial Stadium. Phil passed away in 2019 prompting Valley Patriot […]

Twins From Gr. Lawrence Tech Receive a Total of $4,570 for College from Valley Patriot Readers

Twins From Gr. Lawrence Tech Receive a Total of $4,570 for College from Valley Patriot Readers

This scholarship was started when (then) Greater Lawrence Tech School Board member Jessica Finocchiaro reminded Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan that he was an alum of the GLTS after the Valley Patriot had announced the first scholarship for Lawrence High School in 2012. Now a city councilor in Methuen, Finocchiaro was on hand for the […]

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 […]

US Army Afghanistan Veteran Jeannette Mason: Life is About Choices ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

US Army Afghanistan Veteran Jeannette Mason: Life is About Choices ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – April, 2022 EDITORS NOTE: Army Veteran Jeannette Mason was given the Valley Patriot’s “John Ratka Hero Veteran Award” last week at the newspaper’s annual BASH Scholarship and Award Night. Valley Patriot columnist and Navy veteran, John Cuddy, presented the award. State Senator Diana DiZoglio was on hand to congratulate her. A […]

Amesbury Spreads The Love

Amesbury Spreads The Love

AMESBURY – It’s said that love is best demonstrated through actions, and not words. For Amesbury area businesses, they lived up to that expectation during their February Spread the Love campaign. “We had approximately 2-dozen businesses serve as collection sites as we encouraged the public to donate jars of peanut butter and jelly,” explained Megan […]

Improving Safety and Transparency at Our Veterans’ Homes ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Improving Safety and Transparency at Our Veterans’ Homes ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, During the COVID-19 pandemic, 77 residents of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home tragically died of the virus – the deadliest outbreak at a long-term care facility in the United States over the course of the pandemic. In late March 2020, there had been 230 residents at the home. By the end of […]

Supporting The Work and Family Mobility Act, State Rep. Marcos Devers

Supporting The Work and Family Mobility Act, State Rep. Marcos Devers

March in State Representative Marcos Devers’ office began with a change of scenery. With the reopening of the State House in late February, Rep. Devers moved into the office space of the Transportation Committee, where he serves as Vice Chair. Rep. Devers continues to assist constituents with issues such as housing, unemployment, and transportation. For […]

Lazy River Fires up Craft Cannabis Cultivation ~ EYE ON DRACUT

Lazy River Fires up Craft Cannabis Cultivation ~ EYE ON DRACUT

  By: Brian Genest – April, 2022 Don’t be fooled by the company name. At Lazy River Products in Dracut, there’s a strong current of ongoing activity, focused on both the growth of quality cannabis and the blooming business. From retail sales and cultivation to R&D and wholesaling, things are on fire at the company […]

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 […]

Methuen High’s Briana Tratchenberg Receives $3,775 Scholarship At Annual BASH!

Methuen High’s Briana Tratchenberg Receives $3,775 Scholarship At Annual BASH!

The Valley Patriot BASH Scholarship and Award night supporters donated $3,775 to Briana Tratchenberg of Methuen. Flanked by her family, Methuen School Committee member Jana Zanni Pesce and Methuen City Councilor Eunice Zeigler, and former councilor Ryan Hamilton, Tratchenberg was presented a check by Valley Patriot publisher, Tom Duggan. The scholarship was started this year […]