ABOVE AND BEYOND ~ Three Local Restaurants Getting it RIGHT While So Many Are Getting it Wrong!

ABOVE AND BEYOND ~ Three Local Restaurants Getting it RIGHT While So Many Are Getting it Wrong!

By: Valley Patriot Restaurant Gurus – May, 2021 Since businesses have reopened from the Coronavirus lockdowns, we have noticed that most of the restaurants we used to love to go to are now just mailing it in. While we understand that service is not going to be as good as it was before the lockdowns […]

One Year After the Columbia Gas Disaster ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-19)

One Year After the Columbia Gas Disaster ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-19)

September, 2019 This month marks the one-year anniversary of the Columbia Gas explosions that rocked Lawrence, Andover and North Andover. For those who lived through it, it will be something we will never forget. Homes and businesses blew up, caught fire and the magnitude of the disaster eventually resulted in the evacuation of all of […]

North Andover Festival Committee presents the 47th Annual North Andover Sheep Shearing Festival

North Andover Festival Committee presents the 47th Annual North Andover Sheep Shearing Festival

Crafts, Food, Fun and Sheep Return to North Andover for the Town’s Traditional Spring Celebration North Andover, MA – The 47th annual North Andover Sheep Shearing Festival, sponsored in part by Pentucket Bank and Wheelabrator, Inc.  returns for its traditional spring celebration on Sunday, May 19th, on the North Andover Town Common from 10:00 a.m. […]

Minicucci to Replace DiZoglio on Beacon Hill

Minicucci to Replace DiZoglio on Beacon Hill

 ColuMBIA GAS, CHANGING EDUCATION FUNDING ARE TOP PRIORITIES By: Tom Duggan, November, 2018 North Andover native Christina Minicucci – a Democrat – defeated Republican Ryan Losco earlier this month to replace outgoing State Rep. Diana DiZoglio representing Methuen, North Andover, Haverhill, and Lawrence. We caught up to Minicucci the day after the election to find […]

Gas Contractor Feeney Brothers Thrown Out of Lawrence and Andover, Still Doing Gas Work in North Andover

Gas Contractor Feeney Brothers Thrown Out of Lawrence and Andover, Still Doing Gas Work in North Andover

By: Tom Duggan – Oct. 20, 2018 RIVERA THROWS FEENEY OUT OF LAWRENCE Despite denying responsibility for the gas explosions in the Greater Lawrence area on September 13th, and an NTSB preliminary report saying that sub-contractor Feeney Brothers may not have been responsible, Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera has thrown Feeney Brothers out of Lawrence during […]

Body of Lawrence Man Found in Lake Cochichewick is 22 Year Old Rosido Jara of Haverhill Street

Body of Lawrence Man Found in Lake Cochichewick is 22 Year Old Rosido Jara of Haverhill Street

North Andover Police with the cooperation of Massachusetts State Police and the Salem Police Dive Recovery Team have recovered the body of a 22 year old Lawrence man from Ecuador in Lake Cochichewick. The young man went under the water last night while swimming with his friends and never re-surfaced.  North Andover Police and Fire […]

Local Police Chiefs on Opioids, Violence, & Angels Program

Local Police Chiefs on Opioids, Violence, & Angels Program

Paying Attention! is recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Cafe in Salem N.H. above Two Guys Smoke Shop on Route 28. This is part 2. You can watch the video of this entire interview on Tom Duggan’s YouTube channel. You can watch the live taping of the program every Thursday on the Paying Attention Podcast […]

Rep. DiZoglio To Push Mandating Detox Time for Narcan Recipients

Rep. DiZoglio To Push Mandating Detox Time for Narcan Recipients

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QOmbogzrLw&h=280&w=380]   Methuen State Representative Diana DiZoglio says she is ready to draft and introduce legislation which would require drug addicts who are given the life saving drug NARCAN, to be committed for 15 – 30 days in a detox or treatment facility. DiZoglio made the revelation on Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan’s Paying Attention […]

North Andover Police Seek Public’s Help Finding Breaking and Entering

North Andover Police Seek Public’s Help Finding Breaking and Entering

North Andover Police are looking for the public’s help identifying and locating a man who broke into the Richdale convenience store at 75 Chickering Road. The B&E occurred sometime around 1am on Monday, May 22nd while the store was closed. At least one suspect entered the store, attempted to destroy on site video surveillance equipment, […]

North Andover Police Officers, Firefighter of the Year

North Andover Police Officers, Firefighter of the Year

Each year the Lawrence Exchange Club bestows their highest public safety awards to Police Officers, Firefighters and EMTs in Andover, Lawrence, and North Andover. Last month, The Exchange Club held their annual award dinner at the Double Tree Hotel in Andover. These are the winners and their stories. NORTH ANDOVER FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR Fire […]

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