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Riley Increases Central Office Salaries by More Than $6MIL, Spending in Failing School System Climbs to $160MIL Under State Receivership

Riley Increases Central Office Salaries by More Than $6MIL, Spending in Failing School System Climbs to $160MIL Under State Receivership

“The help we give to Lawrence will not be an infusion of capital it will be getting at some management changes.” Deval Patrick January, 2010 “My goal is to decentralize” Jeff Riley 2011   By: Tom Duggan –…

Tips to Prepare for Puppy Season

Tips to Prepare for Puppy Season

  By: Tracey Zysk – April 2013 Puppy season, puppy season, puppy season – everyone loves puppy season! How can you not? These cute, adorable, fluff balls that snuggle up…

Valley Patriot of the Month – Hero in our Midst: SGT ROBERT A. HUNTER, U.S. MARINES

Valley Patriot of the Month – Hero in our Midst: SGT ROBERT A. HUNTER, U.S. MARINES

By Helen Mooradkanian – April 2013 The “island hopping” strategy in the Pacific had proved successful as the Marines secured one island after another in their advance toward the Japanese…

MAKE THAT NINE! Merrimack Valley Bandit Busy Over Holiday Weekend, Hits Dracut Bank and Methuen Convenience Store

MAKE THAT NINE! Merrimack Valley Bandit Busy Over Holiday Weekend, Hits Dracut Bank and Methuen Convenience Store

      By: Tom Duggan – April 14, 2013 The Merrimack Valley Bandit struck again twice this weekend. The first robbery occurred at a TD Bank North in Dracut…

Massachusetts Law Enforcement and FBI Seek “Merrimack Valley Bandit”, Armed and Dangerous

Massachusetts Law Enforcement and FBI Seek “Merrimack Valley Bandit”, Armed and Dangerous

$10,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest Banks robbed in Lawrence, Methuen, Dracut and Groveland   BOSTON – A task force of Massachusetts law enforcement agencies is seeking the…

Tax Day Rally “Unburdening the Next Generation”

Tax Day Rally “Unburdening the Next Generation”

  By: Christine Morabito – April 2013 Please join the Tea Party and other liberty-minded groups as we gather on the Boston Common April 13. The Parkman Bandstand will be…

Will the Real Dan Rivera Please Stand Up? – Valley Patriot Editorial – April 2013

Will the Real Dan Rivera Please Stand Up? – Valley Patriot Editorial – April 2013

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL – APRIL 2013 Lawrence City Councilor Dan Rivera is running for mayor against incumbent Willie Lantigua. We find that odd. For the last two and a half…

Download the April 2013 Edition of The Valley Patriot (Edition #114)

Download the April 2013 Edition of The Valley Patriot (Edition #114)

Click the Paper to download the April 2013 edition of The Valley Patriot (Edition #114) Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover,…

Dracut Principal inducted into Wrestling Hall of Fame

Dracut Principal inducted into Wrestling Hall of Fame

  By Mark Behan – April 4, 2013 Following in the footsteps of his namesake and late father, Dr. Robert Fitzgerald Jr. is a hall of famer. The longtime Methuen High…

Ethics Commission Finds in Favor of Former Worcester County Sheriff Guy W. Glodis

Ethics Commission Finds in Favor of Former Worcester County Sheriff Guy W. Glodis

Enforcement Division failed to prove allegations that Glodis improperly used his position as Sheriff to provide a benefit to his friend and campaign contributor The Massachusetts State Ethics Commission today…

Councilor LaPlante Calls for Marijuana Dispensary Moratorium Vote in Lawrence

Councilor LaPlante Calls for Marijuana Dispensary Moratorium Vote in Lawrence

  LAWRENCE, MA: The Lawrence City Council will hold a public hearing, followed by a vote at its Chambers on April 2, 2013, to determine whether the city will place…

D’Agostino Asks Methuen Councilors to Evaluate Candidates for Solicitor Using Criteria They Set

D’Agostino Asks Methuen Councilors to Evaluate Candidates for Solicitor Using Criteria They Set

(Posted March 31, 2013) As one of two final applicants for the city solicitor’s position in Methuen, Richard D’Agostino has written a letter to the Methuen City Council asking them…

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan, A Review of the BASH and Methuen Politics (March 29, 2013) 980WCAP

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan, A Review of the BASH and Methuen Politics (March 29, 2013) 980WCAP

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR PLAY HOUR 1   CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR PLAY HOUR 2   Today’s discussions: A review with audio clips of the 9th Anniversary BASH and the…

Lantigua Weighs in on D’Agostino in Methuen, Tries to Sink His Chances for Solicitor Job

Lantigua Weighs in on D’Agostino in Methuen, Tries to Sink His Chances for Solicitor Job

By: Tom Duggan – March 29, 2013 Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua has written a scathing letter to members of the Methuen City Councilor in an effort to sink Attorney Richard…

Methuen Councilor Calls for Police Investigation of McQuillan’s Interference in Hiring Process

Methuen Councilor Calls for Police Investigation of McQuillan’s Interference in Hiring Process

ANOTHER… VALLEY PATRIOT EXCLUSIVE! By: Tom Duggan – March 29, 2013 Less than a day after the Valley Patriot broke a story about Methuen City Solicitor Peter McQuillan interfering with…