Jose Martinez of Lawrence Sentenced to Over Five Years in Prison for Fentanyl and Firearm Offenses

Jose Martinez of Lawrence Sentenced to Over Five Years in Prison for Fentanyl and Firearm Offenses

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for drug trafficking activities involving fentanyl and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Jose Martinez, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Sterns to 66 months in prison and four years of supervised release. On Aug. 31, 2021, […]

Trinitarios Gang Member From Lawrence Sentenced to More than Five Years in Prison for Trafficking 27 Guns, Ammunition, Cocaine and Crack 

Trinitarios Gang Member From Lawrence Sentenced to More than Five Years in Prison for Trafficking 27 Guns, Ammunition, Cocaine and Crack 

BOSTON – An alleged member of the Trinitarios street gang was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with trafficking firearms, ammunition, heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and crack cocaine in the Greater Lawrence area. Jose Omar Hernandez-Aragones, 24, of Lawrence, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to 70 months in […]

You Came Together to Help Others – THANK YOU ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL

You Came Together to Help Others – THANK YOU ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL

April, 2022 Every year The Valley Patriot holds an annual BASH Scholarship and Award Night where we give out college scholarships to high school students and awards for community heroes. Last week’s BASH was the first event in three years because of the COVID hysteria and lockdowns. Titled “The Official Kickoff of the Return to […]

Sand & Sole Opens in Downtown Amesbury

Sand & Sole Opens in Downtown Amesbury

  AMESBURY – Sophorn Phy was a high school student when she got her first job working in a nail salon. “I was always attracted to the self-care industry,” explained Phy. “I was still a teenager but ended up getting my Manicurist license so that I could work in a salon setting.” Phy’s interest ran […]

PRIDEStar EMS Paramedics Honored by City of Haverhill for Reviving Resident

PRIDEStar EMS Paramedics Honored by City of Haverhill for Reviving Resident

LOWELL – PRIDEStar EMS is proud to share that two paramedics from its Trinity EMS Division were honored by the Haverhill City Council on Tuesday night for reviving a Haverhill resident. The Haverhill City Council and Mayor James J. Fiorentini presented Paramedics Samantha Kuenzler and Bobby Thorne with a certificate recognizing their quick response and […]

M.V. Food Bank – Feeding Families Since 1991

M.V. Food Bank – Feeding Families Since 1991

  By: Kane Peaslee Merrimack Valley Food Bank is a 501c-3 Regional Food Distribution Center in Lowell, Massachusetts that provides nutritious food and freedom from hunger to the low income, homeless and the hungry. The MVFB distributes food to many of the local food pantrys, senior citizen complexes, shelters, school department, and group homes in […]

Former Apple/Tesla Employee Launches Sustainable Apparel Brand in the Valley

Former Apple/Tesla Employee Launches Sustainable Apparel Brand in the Valley

The Merrimack Company Focuses on Eco-friendly Manufacturing and 1% for the Planet LAWRENCE – The Merrimack Company launched their first collection of sustainable, eco-friendly apparel and accessories designed in the heart of the Merrimack Valley. With a mission to help people “Stay Adventurous,” the Lawrence-based brand offers a collection made from organic and recycled materials […]

Improving EpiPen Access for Children ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

Improving EpiPen Access for Children ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

By: Senator DiZoglio Hello Valley Patriot Readers, The prevalence of life-threatening allergies among children is on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported that food allergies in children increased by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. It is estimated that currently 1 in 13 children has a food allergy, and more […]

Sheilds Health Care & Lowell General Open Surgery Center for Merrimack Valley

Sheilds Health Care & Lowell General Open Surgery Center for Merrimack Valley

CHELMSFORD – Lowell General Hospital and Shields Health Care, in partnership with leading physicians from the region, announced today the opening of their new ambulatory surgery center in Chelmsford named The Surgery Center of the Merrimack Valley. The center is a newly renovated, 14,700 square foot facility featuring four operating rooms, pre-operative space, and a […]

Scott Hyder – US Army – Founder/President, Hidden Battles Foundation – Valley Patriot of The Month ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST

Scott Hyder – US Army – Founder/President, Hidden Battles Foundation – Valley Patriot of The Month ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – March, 2022 Raised in Arlington, Massachusetts in veterans housing, and now living in Pelham, New Hampshire Scott Hyder, is the founder and current President of Hidden Battles. The non-profit organization strives to help preserve the healthy minds of veterans, fire fighters, police officers and other first responders. The organization’s mission is […]

Soldiers’ Home Reform – House Bill is Not Right!

Soldiers’ Home Reform – House Bill is Not Right!

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – March 2022 I have joined House Minority Leader Brad Jones and several of my colleagues in a bipartisan call for the immediate divestment of state pension funds that are tied to Russian-owned companies. We must join the international community in taking action to counter Russia’s tyrannical attack on Ukraine. […]

Dracut Construction Business Owner James P. Enwright Sentenced for Tax Fraud

Dracut Construction Business Owner James P. Enwright Sentenced for Tax Fraud

Defendant failed to report over $2.8 million of business income in tax filings and paid millions of dollars in under-the-table wages for nearly seven years   4/1/2 BOSTON – The owner of a commercial and residential construction business in Dracut was sentenced yesterday for an income diversion and payroll tax scheme resulting in a tax […]

Dracut Isn’t Buying What Phil Thibault’s Selling

Dracut Isn’t Buying What Phil Thibault’s Selling

By: Brian Genest – March 2022 When does a perennial candidate become a town laughingstock? In Dracut, you don’t have to look any further than Phil Thibault for the answer. All over town, when people hear the eight-time loser is running for office again this year, they laugh and laugh and laugh. In case you’ve […]