VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: Lawrence Cabbie is no Criminal

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL February – 2007  Here we go again in Lawrence where the victim is arrested and treated like the criminal, instead of focusing on the real criminals.  Last year, hero Marine Dan Cotnoir was arrested and charged with attempted murder for defending himself and his family when kids outside his apartment on Broadway […]

Valley Patriot Editorial: The Only Thing Wrong With Hanging Saddam… It was To Good for Him

  January 01, 2007  The New York Times editorial staff, in what could only be excused by a pre-New Years Eve drinking binge, complained in its December 29th editorial that Saddam’s trial was “flawed” and that the Iraqi government didn’t punish him in a way that “nurtured hope for a better future.”  The standard set […]

Valley Patriot Editorial: People Finally Prevail Over Cowardly Legislature

  January 01, 2007  In a surprise action, on January 2nd the Constitutional Convention of the Massachusetts Legislature actually voted to move forward a citizen petition to amend the state constitution on the definition of marriage. The constitution itself, in Article 48, requires the ConCon legislators to vote up or down on a citizen initiative […]

Valley Patriot Editorial: Methuen City Councilors Should Butt Out

Valley Patriot Editorial: Methuen City Councilors Should Butt Out

December, 2006  Last month, Methuen city councilors tried to inject themselves into the so-called controversy between Police Chief Joe Solomon and the officers and union members under his command.  What’s more, they tried to subvert the Methuen City Charter by interfering with Mayor Bill Manzi’s clearly defined duties as the chief executive officer of the […]

Call it What it is: Jew Hatred

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL November, 2006  The anti-Semitic hate group “Wheels of Justice” was recruited to speak to the children of Andover High School by their equally anti-Semitic physics teacher, Ron Francis. And when the principal canceled the group’s visit because no opposing views were being represented, these so-called “peace activists” had to be escorted out […]

The Candidates on Illegal Aliens

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   October, 2006  When it comes to issues of illegal aliens in Massachusetts, the views of Democrat candidate for governor Deval Patrick and the Republican candidate Kerry Healey could not be more different.  If you believe illegal aliens ought to have a driver’s license or be awarded in-state tuition, then your candidate […]

The Valley Patriot Hits a Milestone!

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL 10/03/06 While most businesses in the United States fail within their first year, The Valley Patriot seems to have been a success from our very first edition. In March of 2004, The Valley Patriot published our very first edition and most people were predicting our failure within six months. We printed up […]

Who Was Disingenuous?

September, 2006 At North Andover’s June 5th Annual Town meeting, the School Committee threatened to cut 23 classroom teachers if its budget was reduced from its original request to the “To Be Balanced” amount, despite an earlier presentation by members Ormsby, Kelly, and parent Diana Headrick showing that these cuts could be avoided by accepting […]

Fix the Lawrence Fountain NOW!

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   September, 2006 For years the people of Lawrence and visitors to the city have enjoyed the majesty of a giant fountain at the corner of South Union St. and Winthrop Avenue. And for years the DPW has neglected to adequately fix up that fountain when it fell into disrepair.  Now DPW […]

Lebanon, Israel Should be Allies

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   August, 2006  The idea that any state should passively accept random attacks of violence across its border by a terrorist organization is only slightly less ridiculous than the notion that a state can cede authority to a terrorist organization for part of its territory and still expect to be considered a […]

Parent Power in North Andover

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITTORIAL    August, 2006 Parents of children in the North Andover school system revolted this past week and demanded that the School Committee get back to work. While individual motivations varied, the common theme was that the schools were facing numerous challenges and the School Committee needed to provide leadership and guidance. Hundreds […]

Trash Talk in North Andover

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   July, 2006 Fool us once, shame on you! Fool us twice, shame on us!  Try to fool us every year – what do you think we are, stupid? Every year the school-spending crowd predicts disaster if taxes or fees are not increased. Cancel AP classes, no art or music, 30 teachers […]

The NY Times & Treason

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL July, 2006 The editors of The New York Times, once again, have decided to publish U.S. government secrets about how we are fighting the War on Terror. Revealing methods of tracking and catching terrorists to our enemies, the Times editors shamelessly hide behind their “rights” under the First Amendment to our Constitution […]

Yes, America is Ready to see Flight 93

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL May, 2006 On September 11, 2001, the passengers of United Flight 93 overpowered a handful of terrorists and prevented another catastrophe from taking place that day. Now, Hollywood has made a movie depicting the heroism of the passengers on that ill-fated flight, yet some people are using the excuse that “America isn’t […]