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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…

Candidate for Solicitor in Methuen Says Current Solicitor Sabotaging his Chances

Candidate for Solicitor in Methuen Says Current Solicitor Sabotaging his Chances

By: Tom Duggan – March 28, 2013 The search for a new city solicitor in Methuen has turned ugly as one of the two finalists to replace fired Attorney Peter…

Hundreds Flock to Valley Patriot Bash, Newspaper Bestows Awards to Members of the Community

Hundreds Flock to Valley Patriot Bash, Newspaper Bestows Awards to Members of the Community

ALL PHOTOS (C) COPYRIGHT RON MUSHOW PHOTOGRAPHY & THE VALLEY PATRIOT   (PHOTO GALLERY)     More than 400 people tuned out Friday night to attend the Valley Patriot 9th…

Ethics Commission’s Alleges Conflict of Interestby Groveland Selectwoman Elizabeth Gorski

Ethics Commission’s Alleges Conflict of Interestby Groveland Selectwoman Elizabeth Gorski

Allegedly used her position to try to get her police officer son restored to active duty The State Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division issued an Order to Show Cause, alleging that…

Fat Letters Do Nothing to Fight Obesity

Fat Letters Do Nothing to Fight Obesity

By: Tracy Watson, North Andover Selectman,  – March 2013 This recent week has brought much media attention to my family. This attention has come due to the fact that my…

Lyons Calls for Reform at Department of Public Health

Lyons Calls for Reform at Department of Public Health

BOSTON – This Department of Public Health is in desperate need of top-to-bottom reform,” said Rep. Jim Lyons. “The DPH acts like bureaucratic bullies, when it deals with families and…

Heal Lawrence Networks to Help Fire Victims Pt. 1

Heal Lawrence Networks to Help Fire Victims Pt. 1

By: Tom Duggan The Great City of Lawrence may no longer be the arson capital of the world but the family devastation left behind by weekly house and apartment fires…

Parties Unify on Public Records in Massachusetts!

Parties Unify on Public Records in Massachusetts!

By: Tom Duggan While the Democrat leadership on Beacon Hill has blocked any attempt by Republican Legislators to change the Massachusetts Public Records Law (M.G.L. Ch. 66), a revolt among…