Methuen’s TIP Healing Garden Completed

October, 2013 The Trauma Intervention Program of Merrimack Valley, Inc. (TIP) is a group of specially trained citizen volunteers who are called by police officers, fire fighters and hospital personnel to provide on scene, emotional and practical support to child and adult victims of traumatic events in the first few hours following a tragedy co-founded […]

Fountain: Seniors, Youth My Top Priorities for Methuen

By: Tom Duggan – August 20, 2013  North Andover firefighter and first term West End Councilor Sean Fountain is seeking a second term on the city council. There are two open  seats representing the West End on the city council. There are three candidates seeking the position meaning one of the three will be eliminated […]

American Sleep Apnea Association comes out swinging against Holy Family Hospital

American Sleep Apnea Association comes out swinging against Holy Family Hospital

 The American Sleep Apnea Association, the only association in America that is aimed at caring for sleep apnea patients, has written a very direct letter to the son of Helen Marie Bousquet regarding her passing on October 5th, 2012, at The Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts.  They have also put her on the home […]

Who is Minding the Store in Methuen?

  By: Ken Willette – June, 2012 I have observed with great dissatisfaction political decisions being considered or enacted by our local leadership in Methuen. With each questionable decision, I have come to the same conclusions: when are real government reforms going to be implemented and how much will these recent actions to augment the […]

Methuen Superintendent Scannell Helps Graduates Gain Job Skills

Summer Job Training Program in Methuen By; Tom Duggan – May, 2012 Methuen School Superintendent Judy Scannell has reinstituted a jobs training program for graduating students who are not attending college after they get their diploma. Scannell says the “Pathways” jobs program is funded by a federal grant and was in place “for about ten years […]

If you don’t vote, you’re part of the problem

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   October, 2009 Last month, the city of Methuen held a preliminary election for mayor and city council and only 9% of the registered voters bothered to participate. In Lawrence, only 30% of the registered voters participated in their preliminary and that was considered unusually high. Though many candidates would like to blame their opponents or the […]