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Billerica Selectmen Accomando and Gagliardi Support Censorship

Billerica Selectmen Accomando and Gagliardi Support Censorship

By: Scott MacDonald – April 2014 On Monday March 19th, five Billerica selectmen candidates met for a final videotaped debate before the April 5th election. The debate touched on many…

Colon Cancer Awareness Month – By Dr. Frank

Colon Cancer Awareness Month – By Dr. Frank

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – March 2014 Forget for a minute, the ongoing debate over national health care, and the endless shouting that never seems to persuade anyone to think…

Lowell’s Window to the World

Lowell’s Window to the World

By: John MacDonald – March, 2014 Anyone who knows even a little about economic development realizes that a downtown represents what is interpreted as the city or town’s window to…

Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit Wins Exchange Club Police Officer of the Year

Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit Wins Exchange Club Police Officer of the Year

The Street Narcotics Unit (SNEU) is a small, highly proactive narcotics unit under the Special Operations Division of the Lawrence Police Department. The unit is dedicated to the eradication of…

An Interview with Al Zappala ~ Hometown Talents and Treasures by Eszter Vajda

An Interview with Al Zappala ~ Hometown Talents and Treasures by Eszter Vajda

  Hometown Talents and Treasures by Eszter Vajda interviews Al Zappala of the Sicilian Project ValleyPatriotThe Valley Patriot is a free monthly journal of news, commentary, and events, serving Northern Massachusetts…

The Tale of The Valley Government Gazette – Thinking Outside the Box

The Tale of The Valley Government Gazette – Thinking Outside the Box

  By Dr. Charles Ormsby – March, 2014 A little over ten years ago, Tom Duggan, his girlfriend, Ralph Wilbur and I started a newspaper called the Valley Government Gazette.…

Shawn Hansen’s Comedy Corner with Kathleen Madigan

Shawn Hansen’s Comedy Corner with Kathleen Madigan

By Shawn Hansen – Staff Writer March 25, 2014 Kathleen Madigan, comedian from Florissant, Missouri will be performing at The Wilbur Theatre at 246 Tremont Street in Boston this Saturday,…

Animal Advocates, Politicians, and The Valley Patriot

Animal Advocates, Politicians, and The Valley Patriot

 Tracey Zysk – March, 2014 Over four years ago, I placed a business card size ad in The Valley Patriot. The calls were coming in and clients started signing up…

Public Records Should Be Accessible with Penalties for Failure To Comply

Public Records Should Be Accessible with Penalties for Failure To Comply

By: Senator Katy Ives – March 2014 Given this is The Valley Patriot’s 10th year anniversary special edition, I would like to highlight legislation in the State House especially relevant…

Ten Years of Crying Out In the Wilderness – By Paul Murano

Ten Years of Crying Out In the Wilderness – By Paul Murano

By: Paul Murano – March 2014 When I met Tom Duggan, founder and editor of The Valley Patriot, it was 2004 and I had been producing WCAP’s “Saturday Morning Live”…

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, March 29, 2014

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, March 29, 2014

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 (right click to save to your IPOD or desktop) CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 2   Today Tom and Paul talked about the Valley…

Saying Goodbye to Greg Rigby – By Anne Knowles

By Anne Knowles – March 2014 Andover has sadly lost one of its most ardent supporters with the untimely death of Gregory Rigby. Mr. Rigby, a resident of Andover, Essex…

Unfair taxation looming in Massachusetts again

Unfair taxation looming  in Massachusetts again

By Selectman Joe D’Amore – March, 2014 On February 25th the State’s wire services released a report that a committee known as the Tax Fairness Commission appointed by the Massachusetts…

Missing in action 1/3rd of the time: Georgetown Deserves Better!

Missing in action 1/3rd of the time: Georgetown Deserves Better!

By Lawrence “Lonnie” Brennan – March 2014 First, for the disclaimer: I very much like Georgetown Selectman Phil Trapani and I certainly very much like Georgetown Selectman Steve Smith. They…

Thinking About The Valley Patriot’s 10th Anniversary

Thinking About The Valley Patriot’s 10th Anniversary

By: Peter Larocque – March, 2014 The most frequently asked question that I receive when the topic of The Valley Patriot newspaper comes up is why do you write for…

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