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Haverhill: Council Votes for Mayor’s Parking Plan

By a vote of 6-3, the City council tonight voted for the Mayor’s parking plan, the fourth plan which has been presented to them. Unlike previous plans, this parking plan…

Ethics Commission: Mass Highway Contractor Gave Bribes

  The State Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division Alleges Former Mass Highway Contractor Project Manager Terry Edwards Gave Bribes/Gratuities to a Construction Inspector The Massachusetts State Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division, in…

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Announces $11 MIL Workers’ Compensation Rate Cut for Employers

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Announces $11 MIL Workers’ Compensation Rate Cut for Employers

     By: Tom Duggan – April, 2008 BOSTON – Thursday, April 17, 2008 – The Patrick Administration today announced an agreement in the 2008 workers’ compensation rate setting proceeding…

Governor Patrick Increases Worker’s Comp. Rate

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Announces $11 MIL Workers’ Compensation Rate Cut for Employers   BOSTON – Thursday, April 17, 2008 – The Patrick Administration today announced an agreement in the 2008…

Did Georgetown Club Owner Swindle $357K

Did Georgetown Club Owner Swindle $357K

By: Lonnie Brennan, Georgetown Selectman   A trial is now being heard in Essex Superior Court in Lawrence against Georgetown Country Club owner Peter Wojtkun, who is facing several counts…

We Suggest “Nearly Perfect”

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL April, 2008 The Massachusetts state Board of Education is unhappy with the mean-spirited words being used to describe government schools that are not up to snuff. Those…

Police Investigate Middle School Death Threats

By: Tom Duggan – April 2008 NORTH ANDOVER – Several North Andover Middle School students are being investigated by the North Andover police for personal profiles posted on the America…

State meets obligation on SPED mandate

State meets obligation on SPED mandate

  By: State Senator Steve Panagiotakos – April, 2008 Chairman Senate Ways & Means Committee  The following information is intended to address the issue of local mandates and explains how…

Methuen Police did the Work

Valley Patriot Editorial  March, 2008 What started off as a paperwork dispute between the Department of Justice and Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon has resulted in (among other things), other…

Methuen Police Chief Solomon alleges federal corruption probe of Mayor Manzi

Claims Mayor’s actions against him are retaliatory and invokes protections under federal and state whistleblower laws   Supporters of Methuen Police Chief Joe Solmon – February 18, 2008  METHUEN, MA…

Hero In Our Midst – Christoper Fantasia, Salem NH – Valley Patriot of the Month

Hero In Our Midst – Christoper Fantasia, Salem NH – Valley Patriot of the Month

By: Tech Sgt. James Moore, USAF – February, 2008 SALEM, NH – Airman First Class Christopher Fantasia, home on Recruiting Assistance Duty at the Air Force Recruiting Office in Lawrence,…

Methuen Chief Solomon’s Attorneys Release Statement on Larivier Trial

February, 2008 On Thursday, January 24, 2008, a jury of eight citizens rendered a unanimous verdict in favor of Joseph Solomon and Joseph Alaimo in the United States District Court…

The Real Disgrace in the Jennifer Padellaro Lawsuit

The Real Disgrace in the Jennifer Padellaro Lawsuit

PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN By: Tom Duggan – February, 2008 LAWRENCE, MA – Last month I wrote about the $610,000 lawsuit settled by the City of Lawrence with former…

Real Heroes in the Valley Truly Deserve Our Support

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL February,2008  Last month the Exchange Club of Lawrence honored police officers, firefighters and an EMT workers for their service to the communities of Lawrence, Andover, and North…

Sex assault lawsuit filed against local hospital

  By: Tom Duggan – February 2, 2008 Imagine that you have been voluntarily admitted to the hospital to recover from an illness or injury and another patient sexually attacks…

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