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Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, an author, host of the Paying Attention Radio Program on WCAP in Lowell, 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.

VIDEO: Fire at Broadway and High Street in Methuen

VIDEO: Fire at Broadway and High Street in Methuen

        Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, an author, host of the Paying Attention Radio Program on…

NECC Offers Info Sessions on Nurse Assistant Programs 

NECC Offers Info Sessions on Nurse Assistant Programs 

Northern Essex Community College will hold information sessions for a five-week, non-credit nursing assistant program that is offered twice this fall at NECC Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St. in Lawrence, Entry K.…

State Award Moves Veterans Housing Project Forward 

State Award Moves Veterans Housing Project Forward 

The Haverhill non-profit Coalition for a Better Acre has been awarded funds from the state to build 44 units for veterans and families in the old Gerson Building. The Gerson…

Nazis and Commies and Violence, OH MY – Why Confederate Statues Must Come Down

Nazis and Commies and Violence, OH MY – Why Confederate Statues Must Come Down

  TAKE DOWN THE CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS I’ve long said that it is a stain on this country’s contemporary culture that there exists even one monument to a Confederate soldier in…

Traffic Accident in Lawrence Leads to Major Pot Bust

Traffic Accident in Lawrence Leads to Major Pot Bust

On Thursday August 10th two individuals were taken into custody following a traffic accident on route 114 in Lawrence. At approximately 2:40 PM Lawrence Police responded to a traffic accident…

PDF of the Print Edition of The Valley Patriot – August, 2017

PDF of the Print Edition of The Valley Patriot – August, 2017

DOWNLOAD OR VIEW THE PDF OF THE AUGUST, 2017 EDITION View in flip page viewer! Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover…

Small Savings Can Make a Big Difference ~ YOUR MONEY WITH ALEX TALCOT

Small Savings Can Make a Big Difference ~ YOUR MONEY WITH ALEX TALCOT

By: Alex Talcott – July, 2017 It can be easy to overlook the importance of saving for retirement, especially when you’re focused on shorter-term financial priorities such as buying a…

Senator Ives Passes Tax Relief for Military Personnel

Senator Ives Passes Tax Relief for Military Personnel

BOSTON – Today, the State Senate passed an omnibus property tax relief bill S2124 – An Act improving real property tax abatements, application deadlines, and deferrals. This bill improves the…

Great Energy and a Packed Hearing for Civics Education

Great Energy and a Packed Hearing for Civics Education

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – July, 2017 One looming challenge for our country and Massachusetts is a general lack of civic engagement on the part of our young people.…

Too Big To Fail – Big Pharma Edition

Too Big To Fail – Big Pharma Edition

By: Duncan Burns – July, 2017 There is probably not a single resident of the Merrimack Valley, fhe Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or this entire country that either has not been…

Boxford PD Blues: PART III: Chief Riter on the Record

Boxford PD Blues: PART III: Chief Riter on the Record

By: Tom Duggan – July. 2017 This is the third part of our series on the changes in the Boxford Police Department. Part I Part II For this segment, we interviewed…

Massachusetts Lottery Produces Over $1B in Net Profit for First Time in 45 Years

Massachusetts Lottery Produces Over $1B in Net Profit for First Time in 45 Years

Third Consecutive Year of Record-Setting Profit  BOSTON, MA – State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced today that, for the first time in its 45-year history, the Massachusetts State Lottery surpassed the…

Rep. Moran (D), On Increasing Minority Pot Dispensaries and Lawrence’s Pot Ban

Rep. Moran (D), On Increasing Minority Pot Dispensaries and Lawrence’s Pot Ban

By: Tom Duggan – July 29, 2017 Last week the Lawrence city council voted to ban the sale of marijuana within the city limits. The unanimous vote (9-0) came after…

Lawrence Mayor Cracks Down on “Tent City” Homeless Encampment, Sets Up Police Command Under Bridge

Lawrence Mayor Cracks Down on “Tent City” Homeless Encampment, Sets Up Police Command Under Bridge

  By Tom Duggan – July 26, 2017 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera’s new “Homeless Coordinator” Anil “Nilly” DaCosta has issued a new directive to manage the ongoing problem of dozens…

Lawrence Candidate Catches DPW Workers Cleaning Councilor’s Property, Broadcasts Confrontation Live on Facebook

Lawrence Candidate Catches DPW Workers Cleaning Councilor’s Property, Broadcasts Confrontation Live on Facebook

By: Tom Duggan – July 25, 2017 Lawrence City Council candidate Francisco Paulino says he is so sick of the special favors City Councilor Estella Reyes has been getting with her…

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