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 […]

A Day of Silence at Methuen High ~ YE GAY OL’E VALLEY

A Day of Silence at Methuen High  ~ YE GAY OL’E VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – May, 2018 On April 26, Methuen High School students observed a Day of Silence and have been for a number of years. A Day of Silence is a national event bringing awareness to the silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ+ name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. We silence ourselves to pay tribute to […]

GSA Summit Coming to Methuen High ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

GSA Summit Coming  to Methuen High  ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – Nov.2017 In April and June of 2018, the GSA Regional Summit will be coming to Methuen High. It is a safe schools program for LGBTQ students that is, “A joint initiative between Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) and the Massachusetts Commission of LGBTQ Youth. Founded in 1993 in […]

5 Year Capital Improvement Plan Prepared for Methuen Schools

5 Year Capital Improvement Plan Prepared for Methuen Schools

By: DJ Deeb – April, 2016 After several years of asking for an updated Capital Improvement Plan for Methuen Public Schools, Facilities Director Bruce Stella presented a comprehensive 5-year plan for Facilities and Maintenance to members of the School Committee to review at our March 28th Workshop Meeting. Currently, the Methuen School Committee is working […]

Methuen High Graduation Moved Back to Nicholson Stadium

Methuen High Graduation Moved  Back to Nicholson Stadium

By: DJ Deeb – March. 2016 The Methuen High School Graduation will not be held at the Tsongas Arena after all. After much lobbying by members of the senior class and their parents, the Methuen High School Graduation ceremonies will be held at the new renovated Nicholson Stadium in Methuen. The month of February witnessed […]

Methuen High School Student Arrested for Making Threats to Shoot Up School, Had Material “Glorifying Columbine”

Methuen High School Student Arrested for Making Threats to Shoot Up School, Had Material “Glorifying Columbine”

By: Tom Duggan – Oct. 21, 2015|6pm A 16 year old Methuen High School Student was arrested on Tuesday after making threats to harm himself and others, including shooting up the school. Sources at the high school say that the student admitted he had attempted suicide the night before and made threats to other students. […]

WE DID IT! Methuen Ranger’s Nicholson Stadium Makeover Approved

WE DID IT! Methuen Ranger’s Nicholson Stadium Makeover Approved

By: Jennifer Jones – March 2, 2015 Monday March 2, 2015, just after 7 P.M. cheers erupted from city hall and the gymnasium of the Timony Grammar School in Methuen, Massachusetts.  The residents of this community came out to “bleed blue” showing their continued support at the town meeting and let their voices be validated.  […]

BREAKING… Student Stabbed at Methuen High School, PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO

BREAKING… Student Stabbed at Methuen High School, PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO

UPDATE 8:39pm Methuen police have arrested eighteen year old Methuen Teen Justin Suriel in connection with today’s stabbing at Methuen High School…. more …. BREAKING… METHUEN… [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW6Put7I0Vw&feature=youtu.be&w=380&h=320]] Massachusetts State Police and Methuen Police searched for over an hour for Levi Cruzetta (Age 19) and two other suspects after a student from Methuen High was stabbed in […]

Methuen Voters will Choose Two of Three Candidates for City Council in West End

By: Tom Duggan – October, 2013 Once thought to be unbeatable, incumbent West End City Councilor Sean Fountain now has a fight on his hands to be re-elected. With Jeanne Pappalardo unable to run for re-election because of terms limits, voters will have to choose two of three very popular polls. Sean Fountain: Fountain is […]

After Six Years on Council, Pappalardo Looks Back

By Tom Duggan – July, 2013 Always outspoken and often controversial, the West District Councilor has had her share of political scuffles over the last six years, but even those who had an adversarial relationship with Pappalardo say they respect her even though they were on opposite sides of most political battles. “Jeanne Pappalardo is […]

Grand Jury Fails to Indict D’Ambrosia, Methuen Teen Freed After being Charged with Terrorism for Facebook Threats

Grand Jury Fails to Indict D’Ambrosia, Methuen Teen Freed After being Charged with Terrorism for Facebook Threats

By: Tom Duggan – June 5, 2013 An Essex County Grand Jury has refused to indict Carmen D’Ambrosio on state terrorism charges after the 18 year old Methuen High School Student posted what police say, were threatening messages in texts and on Facebook. The teen was released early Thursday.  D’Ambrosio was being charged under Massachusetts […]

Methuen Teen Being Held on Terrorism Charges Becomes Free Speech Poster Boy

Methuen Teen Being Held on Terrorism Charges Becomes Free Speech Poster Boy

By: Tom Duggan – May 22, 2013 First Amendment advocates and free speech organizations have taken notice of Methuen High School student Cameron D’Ambrosio, who is being held pending a $1M bail for what Methuen Police and the Essex County District Attorney’s office say are threats of “terrorism.” On May 1st, Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon […]

Methuen Police Arrest High School Student on Terrorism Charges

Methuen Police Arrest High School Student on Terrorism Charges

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wbJTHkdBMc&list=UUHvNZOou9CK-SsTZ_B3BjMg&index=220&h=320] One of Cameron D’Ambrosio’ s Youtube videos   By: Tom Duggan – May 1, 2013 Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon told The Valley Patriot this afternoon that Carmen D’Ambrosio sent a text message and posted terrorist threats on social media. “We took this very seriously,” Chief Solomon said. “He posted a threat in the […]