Moving Forward with Some Great Programs

Moving Forward with Some Great Programs

By: State Rep. Estela Reyes 3/24 Before I begin, I want to congratulate Tom Duggan and everyone at The Valley Patriot on your impressive achievement of celebrating your 20th Anniversary publishing news for the Merrimack Valley. I’m so excited to have attended the the 20th Anniversary Charity BASH on March 22nd at The Relief’s In […]

KANE’S KORNER ~ Meet Lawrence JrROTC Commander Eileen Suarez, 2024 BASH Scholarship Winner

KANE’S KORNER ~ Meet Lawrence JrROTC Commander Eileen Suarez, 2024 BASH Scholarship Winner

  03-24 Kane Peaslee could not believe how energetic and motivated his new friend Commander Eileen Suarez is. Kane says,” It’s impressive how many purposeful tasks Eileen squeezes in each day.” Every morning Kane gets up at 6:00AM but really it’s just to eat, then he goes back to bed. Eileen does not go back […]

VALLEY PATRIOT EDTORIAL 03-24 ~ Grateful for 20 Years!

VALLEY PATRIOT EDTORIAL 03-24 ~ Grateful for 20 Years!

  3-24 Twenty years ago this month, (March 2004), the first edition of The Valley Patriot rolled off the printing presses at Graphic Development in Hanover, Massachusetts. We want to thank Bob Damon, Bill Samatis, Jay, Helen, and everyone at Graphic for providing great quality newsprint and carrying us through some very hard times, especially […]

How N.H. Can Combat Insurance Fraud in 2024

How N.H. Can Combat Insurance Fraud in 2024

By: NH State Rep. DJ Bettencourt – 3-24 While 2023 marked several positive insurance achievements in New Hampshire, including a record recovery for consumers of $6.1 million by the New Hampshire Insurance Department, it also represented a grim milestone for insurance fraud. Our department’s Fraud Unit is tasked with investigating suspected insurance fraud and preparing […]

PAYANO: Three Groundbreaking Senate Bills Champion Consumer, Animal Protection

PAYANO: Three Groundbreaking Senate Bills Champion Consumer, Animal Protection

By: Senator Pavel Payano – Feb. 2024 In a series of landmark decisions, the Massachusetts State Senate recently passed three crucial bills aimed at enhancing consumer and animal protection across the Commonwealth. Here are some of the bills that passed the Senate and are waiting for the Massachusetts House of Representatives to further consider. 1. […]

Maura Healey Kicks Off Black History Month By Closing Recreation Center in Roxbury

Maura Healey Kicks Off Black History Month By Closing Recreation Center in Roxbury

  By: Kevin Dube – Feb,  2024 Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey has chosen the perfect way to show how Democrats care about disadvantaged Black citizens with her decision to close the Melnea Cass Recreation Complex in order to house illegal aliens on the first day of Black History Month. The complex, located at 120 Martin […]

Judge Debra Squires-Lee Should Show Progressive Solidarity With Migrants

Judge Debra Squires-Lee Should Show Progressive Solidarity With Migrants

And Return To Living In A Tent By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – Feb. 2024 When interviewed by the spineless Governor’s Council after declaring she wanted “to serve” on the bench, Debra Squires-Lee recalled time spent in Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, and Wyoming and said “From the time I was 10 until I was 15 […]

HEROES IN OUR MIDST ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – SFC Chadwick Larter and the MA National Guard

HEROES IN OUR MIDST ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – SFC Chadwick Larter and the MA National Guard

By: John Cuddy – Feb, 2024 The Massachusetts National Guard has been defending our freedoms since 1636! Sergeant First Class (SFC) Chadwick Larter, Recruiting Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) tells his story, in his own words. I was born and raised in Massachusetts, I grew up in Ayer MA where I attended school and graduated from Ayer […]

KANE’S KORNER ~ A Partnership Between Lowell High School and Middlesex Community College

KANE’S KORNER ~ A Partnership Between Lowell High School and Middlesex Community College

THE ADVENTURES OF KANE Kane learned that all students at Lowell High School are eligible to attend college level classes at Middlesex Community College while enrolled in their junior and senior year of high school. Kane thought this was a great way to earn college credits at no cost to the student, expose students to […]

OPINION – Destroying Democracy in Order to Save It

OPINION – Destroying Democracy in Order to Save It

By: Lenny Mirra – Feb. 2024 For a party that claims to be so concerned about protecting democracy Democrats are working awfully hard to make sure you don’t get a chance to vote for the “wrong” candidates. It’s not enough that the party worked diligently to discard legal ballots and make sure they never get […]

The Bellwether Tolls

The Bellwether Tolls

  By: Philippe Thibault ~ Feb, 2024 I now have proof the Town of Dracut never ratified the United States Constitution. And with the likes of Alison Genest, Joseph DiRocco, and Jennifer Kopcinski, I don’t hold much hope for it in the future. At a Zoning Bylaw Review Committee meeting on January 11th, the Chairman […]

The Taylor Swift Phenomenon ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

The Taylor Swift Phenomenon ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Feb. 2024 Like every normal guy who doesn’t have an adolescent daughter, I knew almost nothing about Taylor Swift. What I’ve heard is she’s a lingering pop star capitalizing on young women’s tribulations with former “relationships” – a kind of a #MeToo of rock. Additionally, as a long-fulfilled (and recently suffering) […]