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Raytheon Company Penalized $45,750 for Wetlands Violations in Andover  

Raytheon Company Penalized $45,750 for Wetlands Violations in Andover  

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized Massachusetts-based Raytheon Company $45,750 for unauthorized destruction of approximately 5,000 square feet of bordering vegetated wetland during site…

The Abuse of Diamond Girl

The Abuse of Diamond Girl

By: Marlene Bistany – Dec.2018 METHUEN – This is a story that should never need writing. It’s a story about apathy, irresponsibility, and disrespect. It’s a story about the…

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Christmas Wishes for Better Days in Dracut

Christmas Wishes for Better Days in Dracut

    By: Brian Denest – Dec. 2018 What a year it’s been in Dracut!…

Governor Baker Signs Civics Education Bill

Governor Baker Signs Civics Education Bill

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Dec. 2018 Governor Baker recently signed into law a…

Lawrence Rep. Moran Secures $750K for Lawrence Police

Lawrence Rep. Moran Secures $750K for Lawrence Police

  State Representative Frank A. Moran (D—Lawrence, Andover, Methuen) today announced that a state grant program…

Christmas Kitty ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Christmas Kitty  ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Dec. 2018 Who wouldn’t want to wake up on Christmas morning…

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Methuen Schools, City Must Institute Hiring Freeze

Methuen Schools, City Must Institute Hiring Freeze

By DJ Deeb – Dec. 2018 Earlier this year (in the February, March, and April 2018 Valley Patriot editions) I outlined many suggestions for cuts in spending for…

Methuen’s Police Mess, Merry Christmas ~ TEEN TALK with ABBY

Methuen’s Police Mess, Merry Christmas  ~ TEEN TALK with ABBY

By: Abby Junkvorian  – Dec. 2018 Six months. That is how long the residents of the City of Methuen have been subjected to the ongoing struggles of the…

The Baker-Sudders “Opioid Law” is on the Wrong Side of History

The Baker-Sudders “Opioid Law” is on the Wrong Side of History

By: Bharani Padmaabhan – Dec. 2018 Federal agencies including SAMHSA and the DEA released data for years documenting that overdose deaths were due to illegally-imported fentanyl and Heroin®.…

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Mayor Orders Police to Throw Homeless Out of Buckley Garage, Shuts Down Group That Fed and Serviced the Homeless

Mayor Orders Police to Throw Homeless Out of Buckley Garage, Shuts Down Group That Fed and Serviced the Homeless

Despite Proof That Photos of Garbage and Needles Were Not from TMF, Rivera Doubles Down For the past 6 months a volunteer…

Columbia Gas Brought Out the Best in Lawrence ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

Columbia Gas Brought Out the Best in Lawrence ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

THE DISASTER Sitting in my office listening to the police scanner it was obvious from the time the first call went…

PAYING ATTENTION ~ Methuen Scandals and Cover Ups Show Lack of Leadership – State MUST Take Over NOW!

PAYING ATTENTION ~ Methuen Scandals and Cover Ups Show Lack of Leadership – State MUST Take Over NOW!

The City of Methuen is in a serious crisis. Not just a funding crisis but a management crisis, a leadership crisis…