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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.

Methuen Police Chief Solomon on Militarization of Law Enforcement: Defends NEMLEC

Methuen Police Chief Solomon on Militarization of Law Enforcement: Defends NEMLEC

  This is part II of our series on Law Enforcement in Massachusetts Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon appeared on Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan’s radio program (Paying Attention!) on…

State Senate Debate with Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives & Jessica Finocchiaro – Paying Attention Radio Program with Tom Duggan (8-16-14)

State Senate Debate with Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives & Jessica Finocchiaro – Paying Attention Radio Program with Tom Duggan (8-16-14)

Paying Attention is hosted by Tom Duggan, Co-host Paul Murano and is produced by Chris Poublon. Paying Attention and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell on Saturday’s from 10am to noon.…

Lawrence Mayor Accuses Investigators of “Dragging Their Feet”, Says Lantigua’s “Pavegate” Cost State Taxpayers More then $600K

Lawrence Mayor Accuses Investigators of “Dragging Their Feet”, Says Lantigua’s “Pavegate” Cost State Taxpayers More then $600K

Mass Dept. of Transportation and Inspector General Reportedly Investigating Lantigua  By: Tom Duggan – August 13, 2014|12:35pm VIDEO BELOW  Valley Patriot sources at the state’s Department of Transportation say that…

Repeated Wetlands Violations in Amesbury by New England Power Co. Lead to $15,156 Penalty, Require Restoration of Wetland Resource Areas

Repeated Wetlands Violations in Amesbury by New England Power Co. Lead to $15,156 Penalty, Require Restoration of Wetland Resource Areas

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized the New England Power Company $15,156.25 after an inspection found repeated instances of erosion from the company’s substation in Amesbury.…

Lawrence Mayor Rivera to Discuss Lantigua’s “PaveGate” Scandal Thursday says Lantigua’s “Misuse” of State Money Cost Taxpayers $600K

Lawrence Mayor Rivera to Discuss Lantigua’s “PaveGate” Scandal Thursday says Lantigua’s “Misuse” of State Money Cost Taxpayers $600K

Pavegate Costs City Again Over $600,000 to fix and re-do Pavegate roads  When Lawrence former Mayor Willie Lantigua tried to use state Chapter 90 money to help his reelection campaign he…

Lahey Clinic Hospital, Inc. of Burlington Penalized $540,000 for Installing and Operating Engine without Approval

Lahey Clinic Hospital, Inc. of Burlington Penalized $540,000 for Installing and Operating Engine without Approval

Company Will Pay $100,000 of Penalty to Support Regional Transportation Service BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized the Lahey Clinic Hospital, Inc. $540,000 for installing and…

FBI Boston’s Violent Crime Task Force Seeks Armed and Dangerous Bank Robber

FBI Boston’s Violent Crime Task Force Seeks Armed and Dangerous Bank Robber

August 13, 2014  The Unknown Bandit has hit two banks in the Greater Boston Area  Boston, MASS – The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance to…

State Rep. Candidate Oscar Camargo & Lt. Gov Candidate Mike Lake on the Paying Attention! Radio Program (8-9-14)

State Rep. Candidate Oscar Camargo & Lt. Gov Candidate Mike Lake on the Paying Attention! Radio Program (8-9-14)

Paying Attention is hosted by Tom Duggan, Co-host Paul Murano and is produced by Chris Poublon. Paying Attention and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell on Saturday’s from 10am to noon. …

Dominican Rep. Marcos Devers Says Voter ID Ensures Transparency, Other Latino Officials in Lawrence Agree

Dominican Rep. Marcos Devers Says Voter ID Ensures Transparency, Other Latino Officials in Lawrence Agree

By: Tom Duggan – August 8, 2014 LAWRENCE - Lawrence State Representative Marcos Devers (D-Lawrence) says he favors Voter ID and says that as a Dominican he is “offended” when…

PDF of the August, 2014 Edition of The Valley Patriot (#130): Methuen Chief Defends NEMLEC

PDF of the August, 2014 Edition of The Valley Patriot (#130): Methuen Chief Defends NEMLEC

Click HERE for TURN PAGE VIEW of Edition #130 – August, 2014 Click here to download PDF of Valley Patriot     Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of…

Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative Transportation Director Richard Prue Pays $5,000 for Conflict of Interest Law Violation, Wife Benefited From Contract

Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative Transportation Director Richard Prue Pays $5,000 for Conflict of Interest Law Violation, Wife Benefited From Contract

 Reviewed and approved payments to vendor that employed his wife as a bus monitor on GLEC routes The State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Richard Prue, the…

Solomon: Methuen to Use Shooter Detection Technology in Schools

Solomon: Methuen to Use Shooter Detection Technology in Schools

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2014 Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon appeared on 980WCAP’s Paying Attention Radio Program earlier this month to reveal a new safety measure being implemented in…

Congressional Candidate Ann Wofford on Paying Attention LIVE from the Lowell Folk Festival (7-26-14)

Congressional Candidate Ann Wofford on Paying Attention LIVE from the Lowell Folk Festival (7-26-14)

Paying Attention is hosted by Tom Duggan, Co-host Paul Murano took the day off. The show is produced by Chris Poublon. Paying Attention and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell. CLICK…

Market Basket Board Affirms New CEO’s, Consider’s Buyout by Arthur T.

Market Basket Board Affirms New CEO’s, Consider’s Buyout by Arthur T.

  By: Tom Duggan – July 25, 2014 The board of directors of Market Baskets met Friday afternoon and issued a statement after their meeting confirming that they have received…

MassFiscal Alliance & Other Groups Exploring Legal Challenge To $15,000 Union Donation Limit

MassFiscal Alliance & Other Groups Exploring Legal Challenge To $15,000 Union Donation Limit

Loopholes permits unions huge unfair advantage over individuals Boston, MA: good-government policies, and the Goldwater Institute, a public policy advocacy and research organization, announced today that they are further studying…

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