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Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying Attention TV/Radio Program, lectures on media bias and police issues, is a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, and a 1990 Police Survivor. You can email your comments to valleypatriot@aol.com.

NECC Expands Health Care Programs, Thanks to State Grant

NECC Expands Health Care Programs, Thanks to State Grant

    Good News for NECC Health Care Programs Northern Essex Community College is expanding its health care programs, thanks to a $400,000 grant which the college recently received from…

Illegal Alien from Lawrence Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

Illegal Alien from Lawrence Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for heroin trafficking. Angel Martinez-Peguero, 30, who previously resided in Lawrence, was sentenced by U.S. District Court…

Methuen Man Indicted for Armed Bank Robbery

Methuen Man Indicted for Armed Bank Robbery

BOSTON – A Methuen man was indicted on Monday, Jan. 11 by a federal grand jury on charges of armed bank robbery. Caio Costa, 25, was indicted on one count…

Methuen Police Chief Announces Retirement

Methuen Police Chief Announces Retirement

1/11/21 Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon has notified Mayor Perry this morning that he has put in for his retirement papers after 35 years on the police department, and 18…

Luz Polino of Lawrence Indicted on Charges Stemming from Tax Refund Scheme

Luz Polino of Lawrence Indicted on Charges Stemming from Tax Refund Scheme

BOSTON – A Lawrence woman was indicted today by a federal grand jury in connection with her role in a scheme to cash checks obtained through filed fraudulent tax returns.…

PDF of the January, 2021 Edition of The Valley Patriot ~ Lawrence Hits the Lottery

PDF of the January, 2021 Edition of The Valley Patriot ~ Lawrence Hits the Lottery

DOWLOAD THE PDF OF THE JANUARY, 2021 VALLEY PATRIOT Help The Valley Patriot Stay in Business Your Donation of ANY Amount helps  Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of…

Methuen Resident Randy Carter Honored as Volunteer of the Month at Clear Path for Veterans New England

Methuen Resident Randy Carter Honored as Volunteer of the Month at Clear Path for Veterans New England

Clear Path for Veterans New England would like to congratulate our Volunteer of the Month for November 2020, Randy Carter. Thank you to WPKZ Radio for hosting our Volunteer of…

John Ratomski World War II US Navy Seabee and New York City Cop ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

John Ratomski World War II US Navy Seabee and New York City Cop ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – Dec. 2020 Retired New York City Police Officer, John Joseph Ratomski, tried to enlist in the Marine Corps the year after Pearl Harbor, in December of…

House Passes Balanced Budget: State Grants Coming to Merrimack Valley

House Passes Balanced Budget: State Grants Coming to Merrimack Valley

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell As we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, there remains a tremendous need for food assistance in Massachusetts, as our economy has been particularly…

Mitchell Fired from Veteran’s Northeast Outreach After Months of Chaos

Mitchell Fired from Veteran’s Northeast Outreach After Months of Chaos

UPDATED 12-31-20 Sources at Veterans North East Outreach Center, (VNEOC) – a nonprofit in Haverhill – say that Executive Director Ed Mitchell, was fired this morning after months of turmoil…

Mayor Puts Police Chief, Captain on Leave After Inspector General Report Cites “Failure at Every Level” on Police Superior Officers’ Contract

Mayor Puts Police Chief, Captain on Leave After Inspector General Report Cites “Failure at Every Level” on Police Superior Officers’ Contract

12/23/20 Methuen Mayor Neil Perry has put Police Chief Joe Solmon and Captain Greg Gallant on leave after a scathing report was released today by the The Office of the…

Merrimack Valley Chamber Recognizes Holy Family Hospital Award

Merrimack Valley Chamber Recognizes Holy Family Hospital Award

  Today the Merrimack Valley Chamber recognized Holy Family Hospital for its 2020 “Top General Hospital” with a special citation. Chamber President & CEO Joe Bevilacqua and Vice President Michael A. Bevilacqua said…

MA Lottery Moving North Shore Operations, Prize Center to Lawrence

MA Lottery Moving North Shore Operations, Prize Center to Lawrence

The Massachusetts State Lottery’s North Shore Operations Center and Retail Prize Claim Center will be moving into adjoining spaces at the Stadium Plaza shopping center in Lawrence in 2021. The…

Nicholas O’Neil (37) of Tewksbury, Indicted on Bank Robbery Charge

Nicholas O’Neil (37) of Tewksbury, Indicted on Bank Robbery Charge

BOSTON – A Tewksbury man was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Boston in connection with a Sept. 22, 2020 bank robbery. Nicholas O’Neil, 37, has been indicted…

MA Congressman Moulton: “VA Secretary Wilkie must resign”

MA Congressman Moulton: “VA Secretary Wilkie must resign”

Representative Seth Moulton released the following statement regarding the findings by the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General that VA Secretary Robert Wilkie mishandled reports of sexual assault at an agency hospital. “Late yesterday, the…

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