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Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1 Best Selling 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.

Blatchford Drops Out of Lawrence City Council Race After Being Fired From State House

Blatchford Drops Out of Lawrence City Council Race After Being Fired From State House

Former Lawrence School Committeeman Jim Blatchford has withdrawn from the 2017 city council race. Blatchford was fired last Friday, as an aide to Rep. Carmine Gentile, a Democrat from Sudbury. …

Our Gay Youth ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Our Gay Youth ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – June, 2017 This past school year I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying a number of wonderful experiences. It was my first year teaching at Methuen High…

BREAKING…. Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester Dies …. Statement by Senator Elizabeth Warren

BREAKING…. Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester Dies …. Statement by Senator Elizabeth Warren

Commissioner of Education Mitchell Chester has passed away. The controversial head of Massachusetts public education was intimately involved in the takeover of the  U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following…

Methuen School Committee Reduces Budget

Methuen School Committee Reduces Budget

By: DJ DEEB – June, 2017 At our May 22nd Methuen School Committee meeting, members of the committee voted to approve an operating budget for fiscal year 2018 of $72…

Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2017 A support group for family members of murder victims meets in Lowell on the second Tuesday of every month to help those dealing with…

Andover-based Company Fined $98,350 for Asbestos Violations

Andover-based Company Fined $98,350 for Asbestos Violations

Asbestos Found During Renovation Work at Brookline Residential Property   BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has penalized Peninsula Home Builders, Inc. $98,150 for numerous asbestos violations…

Chelmsford Police Department Recovers Stolen Shotgun

Chelmsford Police Department Recovers Stolen Shotgun

Investigation by Chelmsford, Lowell, and State Police Recover Police Firearm CHELMSFORD – Police Chief James M. Spinney reports that an intensive investigation by the Chelmsford Police Department, with the invaluable…

Can Ruben Nieves Lead Lawrence?

Can Ruben Nieves Lead Lawrence?

Lantigua’s Money, Rivera’s Headaches and the Hotly Contested Mayor’s Race By: Tom Duggan – June, 2017 The Lawrence mayor’s seat is a four year term and is limited to two…

2 Alarm Arlington St. Fire Leaves at Least 7 People Homeless in Lawrence

2 Alarm Arlington St. Fire Leaves at Least 7 People Homeless in Lawrence

PHOTOS HERE  By: Tom Duggan – June 21, 2017 LAWRENCE – A two alarm fire at 18 Arlington St. in Lawrence left at least 7 people homeless early Wednesday morning.…

Andover Nanny Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $100,000 from Employer

Andover Nanny Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $100,000 from Employer

BOSTON – An Andover woman pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to stealing more than $100,000 from her employer. Stacy Fortunato, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of…

Bump Calls for Improved Reporting Process for Drug Addicted Newborns in Audit of Lowell General Hospital

Bump Calls for Improved Reporting Process for Drug Addicted Newborns in Audit of Lowell General Hospital

Audit Finds 9% of Lowell General Hospital’s Reports to State Not Filed in Required Timeframe BOSTON, MA — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today called for improved processes and compliance related…

Methuen Police Participate in Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run and Cruiser Convoy

Methuen Police Participate in Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run and Cruiser Convoy

  METHUEN — Mayor Stephen Zanni and Chief Joseph Solomon are pleased to announce that the Methuen Police Department participated in this year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run and Cruiser Convoy…

Man Makes Bomb Threat at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen Police Make Arrest

Man Makes Bomb Threat at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen Police Make Arrest

A man was arrested early Monday morning for making a bomb threat at Holy Family Hospital. James Tirado, 41, of Lawrence was arrested and charged with: • Communicating a Bomb…

State Troopers Wrestle Man With Gun in Lawrence Who Tried to Draw on Them

State Troopers Wrestle Man With Gun in Lawrence Who Tried to Draw on Them

By: Tom Duggan – 6-19-17 Massachusetts State Troopers patrolling the City of Lawrence late Sunday night pulled over a van on the lower end of Essex St. near the Aqua Nightclub. …

Valley Patriot Print Edition, June, 2017 – Edition #164 ~ BUSTED: MERCHANTS OF DEATH

Valley Patriot Print Edition, June, 2017 – Edition #164 ~ BUSTED: MERCHANTS OF DEATH

DOWNLOAD THE JUNE, 2017 PRINT EDITION *PDF LEAD STORY: MERCHANTS OF DEATH Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1…

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