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Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, a 1990 Police Survivor and hosts the Paying Attention! Radio Program on 980WCAP in Lowell, Massachusetts. You can email your comments to valleypatriot@aol.com.

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: Ann Wofford, Diana DiZoglio (10-25-14)

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: Ann Wofford, Diana DiZoglio (10-25-14)

CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Rosemary Smedile refused to come in for a debate with State Rep Diana DiZoglio so we…

Western Avenue Auto Body in Lynn Penalized $44,000 for Conducting Fraudulent Emissions Inspections, Hazardous Waste Management Violations

Western Avenue Auto Body in Lynn Penalized $44,000 for Conducting Fraudulent Emissions Inspections, Hazardous Waste Management Violations

Station’s License to Conduct Inspections Faces Two-year Suspension; Stayed Pending Compliance BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized Western Avenue Auto Body of Lynn, Inc. $44,000 after…

Interview with Superintendent-Receiver, Jeff Riley, PT II ~ No Condoms in Lawrence Schools, Test Scores and Teen Pregnancy Under Receivership

Interview with Superintendent-Receiver, Jeff Riley, PT II ~ No Condoms in Lawrence Schools, Test Scores and Teen Pregnancy Under Receivership

This is part II of Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan’s interview with Lawrence State Receiver for the Lawrence Public Schools who took over and replaced the school committee nearly three…

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: State Rep. Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: State Rep. Diana DiZoglio

By: Tom Duggan – October, 2014 14th Essex District State Representative Diana DiZoglio is seeking her second term in the legislature. She says that what she is most proud of…

Ethics Commission Finds that New Bedford Housing Authority Senior Property Manager Bruce Duarte Violated the Conflict of Interest Law

Ethics Commission Finds that New Bedford Housing Authority Senior Property Manager Bruce Duarte Violated the Conflict of Interest Law

  Intervened to stop the eviction of his brother from NBHA housing The State Ethics Commission issued a Decision and Order (“Decision”) finding that Bruce Duarte, a senior property manager…

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement in MA, Part I

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement in MA, Part I

The Valley Patriot has covered many state corruption stories in the past ten and a half years. What we observed in that time is that scandals come and go, but…

HEEE’S BAAACK! Lantigua Primed to Return to Power as Lawrence State Rep.

HEEE’S BAAACK! Lantigua Primed to Return to Power as Lawrence State Rep.

  By: Tom Duggan – October, 2014 While many believe former Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua is now a bad memory never to return, the fact is the man who ruled…

Distorting the Record, Political Deceptions – Valley Patriot Columnist Apologizes to Rep. Campbell, The Truth on the Gas and Sales Tax

Distorting the Record, Political Deceptions – Valley Patriot Columnist Apologizes to Rep. Campbell, The Truth on the Gas and Sales Tax

Political Deceptions Valley Patriot columnist and member of the Methuen School Committee, DJ Deeb wrote in his column this month that voters should choose Republican candidates in the upcoming state…

Lawrence Man Sentenced for Theft of Over $230,000 in Federal Tax Refund Checks

Lawrence Man Sentenced for Theft of Over $230,000 in Federal Tax Refund Checks

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced today in connection with the theft of $230,000 in federal tax refund checks. Wilson Santana, 41, was sentenced today to 21 months in…

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: State Auditor Suzanne Bump, David D’Archangelo

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: State Auditor Suzanne Bump, David D’Archangelo

CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Today Tom and Paul talked about Barbara L’Italien’s interview with the Lowell Sun. Methuen Police Chief…

PODCAST of Paying Attention! GUEST: Christine Morabito. Topics: Ballot Questions and MORE

PODCAST of Paying Attention! GUEST: Christine Morabito. Topics: Ballot Questions and MORE

CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Today Tom and Christine talked about Massachusetts ballot questions and Tom took the republican…

State Auditor’s Office set Record Year for Identifying Public Assistance Fraud

State Auditor’s Office set Record Year for Identifying Public Assistance Fraud

  Bump’s Bureau of Special Investigations Protects Program Integrity  Boston, MA - In a report issued today, State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump said examiners within her office’s Bureau of Special Investigations…

DOWNLOAD OR VIEW The October, 2014 “ELECTION EDITION” of The Valley Patriot (edition #132): “Lantigua Comeback?”

DOWNLOAD OR VIEW The October, 2014 “ELECTION EDITION” of The Valley Patriot (edition #132): “Lantigua Comeback?”

Click HERE for TURN PAGE VIEW of Edition #132 –October, 2014 Click here to download normal PDF of Valley Patriot Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley…

NORTH ANDOVER WOMAN INDICTED FOR STEALING MORE THAN $1.7 MILLION FROM HER LAWRENCE EMPLOYER

NORTH ANDOVER WOMAN INDICTED FOR  STEALING MORE THAN $1.7 MILLION FROM HER LAWRENCE EMPLOYER

Former Office Manager of Lawrence Company Charged with Larceny  SALEM – The former office manager of a Lawrence company has been indicted in connection with allegedly stealing more than $1.7 million…

Merrimack Street Business Owners Give Mayor an Earful Over Proposed Changes to Street, Parking

Merrimack Street Business Owners Give Mayor an Earful Over Proposed Changes to Street, Parking

By:Tom Duggan – September 30, 2014 Business owners and residents on Merrimack Street in Lawrence across from Sal’s Riverwalk gave Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera and state officials an earful today…

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