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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.

Lawrence’s Helpy Castano Given Scholarship to Berklee City Music

Lawrence’s Helpy Castano Given Scholarship to Berklee City Music

This year, Berklee awarded City Music Summer Scholarships to 60 outstanding young musicians from the United States and Canada, one of those students is Helpy Castano from Lawrence. Helpy Castano …

Owners of Groveland Companies Sentenced for Defrauding Government Contracting Programs

Owners of Groveland Companies Sentenced for Defrauding Government Contracting Programs

BOSTON – Three men were sentenced today in federal court in Boston for conspiracy to defraud the United States and mail fraud in connection with a scheme to obtain government…

Illegal Alien from Methuen Sentenced in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

Illegal Alien from Methuen Sentenced in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

Cesar Rodriguez-Sanquentin, 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 37 months in prison and four years of supervised release. On Feb. 12, 2020, Rodriguez-Sanquentin pleaded…

31 Violent Boston Gang Members and Associates Charged

31 Violent Boston Gang Members and Associates Charged

Today, we saw that organized crime is no match for law enforcement. Today’s operation culminated this morning after a meticulous, year-long investigation dealt a crippling blow to what is one…

Department of Environmental Protection Leaving Public with Murky Picture of Water Quality, Audit Shows

Department of Environmental Protection Leaving Public with Murky Picture of Water Quality, Audit Shows

Boston, MA – An audit released today by State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump shows the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is not providing important information to the federal government and the…

City of Methuen Launches “Methuen Saves Energy” Campaign To Help Residents, Small Businesses Save Money and Energy

City of Methuen Launches “Methuen Saves Energy” Campaign To Help Residents, Small Businesses Save Money and Energy

Methuen, June 15, 2020 – Mayor Neil Perry today announced the launch of a new outreach campaign, “Methuen Saves Energy,” focused on helping residents, small businesses, and nonprofits reduce their…

Registered Nurse in Haverhill Pleads Guilty to Drug Diversion Charge

Registered Nurse in Haverhill Pleads Guilty to Drug Diversion Charge

BOSTON – A Haverhill nurse pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to tampering with patients’ morphine. Brianna Duffy, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of tampering with a…

Methuen Youth Innovation Project in the Works

Methuen Youth Innovation Project in the Works

(METHUEN) – The City of Methuen is among the few communities in the Merrimack Valley that is not home to a formal youth center or agency exclusively dedicated to providing…

Illegal Alien from Methuen Pleads Guilty to Distributing Fentanyl

Illegal Alien from Methuen Pleads Guilty to Distributing Fentanyl

BOSTON – A Dominican national previously residing in Methuen pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to distributing fentanyl. Milton Elias Lara, 42, pleaded guilty to distribution of and…

PDF of the June, 2020 Valley Patriot (Edition #200!) BACK IN BUSINESS

PDF of the June, 2020 Valley Patriot (Edition #200!) BACK IN BUSINESS

Help The Valley Patriot Stay in Business While Our Advertisers are Closed DOWNLOAD PDF HERE Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover,…

Methuen Mayor Announces Memorial Day Plans

Methuen Mayor Announces Memorial Day Plans

Help The Valley Patriot Stay in Business While Our Advertisers are Closed Special Events will Replace Traditional Parade  Methuen, MA, May 21- While Methuen’s traditional Memorial Day parade and ceremony…

Illegal Alien from Haverhill Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Distribution, Firearm Possession, Social Security Fraud

Illegal Alien from Haverhill Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Distribution, Firearm Possession, Social Security Fraud

Defendant used false identification to secure MassHealth benefits BOSTON – A Dominican national previously residing in Haverhill pleaded guilty today to fentanyl distribution and illegal firearm possession, among other charges.…

NECC Adapts to Online Admissions and Information Events

NECC Adapts to Online Admissions and Information Events

As a result of the ongoing pandemic Northern Essex Community College has introduced a number of additional convenient ways for the public to stay in touch with members of the…

VA Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $70K Using Mobile Payment Application

VA Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $70K Using Mobile Payment Application

BOSTON – A Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) employee pleaded guilty today to embezzling nearly $70,000 in VA funds. Michael Donaher, 41, of Lakeville, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court…

HONOR YOUR GRADUATE IN THE PAGES OF THE VALLEY PATRIOT

HONOR YOUR GRADUATE IN THE PAGES OF THE VALLEY PATRIOT

With graduations being cancelled, delayed or being conducted virtually on-line The Valley Patriot would like to offer friends and family members an opportunity to congratulate their graduate in the pages…