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What is the Tea Party Movement?

  By: Tom Weaver – November, 2010 What unites this group of Americans? They meet, share ideas and listen without the benefit of elected leaders or organization rules. What is…

Shaky new standards for college readiness

Shaky new standards for college readiness

  By: Sandra Stotsky – November, 2010 SPECIAL TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT “Dr. Ormsby is taking the month off to assess the existential meaning of the election results. He will…

A rebuilding year for conservatives in Massachusetts

By: Christine Morabito – November, 2010 I write this column with a heavy heart as conservatives across the state begin a painful recovery process. I won’t pretend that I’m not…

A Call to Respect Our Public Safety Officials

  By: Marc LaPlante – Lawrence City Councilor – November, 2010 The following is from a prepared statement given to the Lawrence City Council by Councilor Marc LaPlante two days before the…

Paying Attention! Radio Program returns to the airwaves

Paying Attention! Radio Program returns to the airwaves

By: Paula Porten Valley Patriot president and founder Tom Duggan announced last week on his Facebook page that the Paying Attention! Radio Program, has been picked up by WHAV radio…

Former Mayor Sullivan speaks out on city finances

Former Mayor Sullivan speaks out on city finances

By: Tom Duggan – November, 2010 Former Lawrence Mayor Mike Sullivan says he has had enough of the “lies” by current Mayor Lantigua and members of the Deval Patrick administration…

GOP Makes Gains, Doubles Reps. in Mass. House

GOP Makes Gains, Doubles Reps. in Mass. House

  By: David Trumbull – November, 2010   While nationally the Republicans picked up about 60 seats, and control, in the United States House of Representatives, here in Massachusetts a tide…

Cops under Siege: guns, ski masks, ammo confiscated

Cops under Siege: guns, ski masks, ammo confiscated

By: T0m Duggan – November, 2010 When Lawrence police got an anonymous tip that a man with a gun in his waistband had just left Bali’s, a nightclub on Essex…

Lawrence Cops Under Siege: Six Cops Working Alone at Night

Lawrence Cops Under Siege: Six Cops Working Alone at Night

Mayor Lantigua has SIX cops Patrolling Early Nights Mayhem ensues as citizens left unprotected, Missing teens found drugged in Andover   By: Tom Duggan- November, 2010 When the call went…

Out of Step?

Out of Step?

  By: John McCormack – November, 2010 Boxford voters mirrored New Hampshire and the majority of the states in the November 2, 2010 midterm elections even as Massachusetts bucked the…

Show your I.D. to vote: protect the process

Show your I.D. to vote: protect the process

  By: Ralph Zazula – October, 2010 A bipartisan citizen’s initiative called “Show ID to Vote” has been created in Massachusetts to address fraudulent voting across the USA. Through increased…

Spaying and neutering is so important

Spaying and neutering is so important

PUPPY LOVE WITH KATE WHITNEY     By: PuppyGirl Kate Whitney – October, 2010 Spaying and neutering has become “the norm” for today’s pet owners, but how many of you…

VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH: GOLD STAR MOTHERS

VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH: GOLD STAR MOTHERS

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – GOLD STAR MOTHERS   Valley Patriot Staff – October, 2010 Our Valley Patriot of the Month is usually dedicated to a man or woman who…

Democrat State Senator Steve Baddour Defends Tea Party

Democrat State Senator Steve Baddour Defends Tea Party

  Sen. Baddour a Frequent Attendee At Tea Party Meetings By: Tom Duggan – October 08, 2010 Democrat State Senator Steve Baddour of Methuen has been seen networking and even…

Get Rid of Calculators

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX EXTRA By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – October, 2010 ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE NY TIMES In my experience teaching college freshmen, my sense is that the average…