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Receiver Riley’s Millions

Receiver Riley’s Millions

Free Dental for all LPS Students and their Families   By: Tom Duggan, July, 2012 LAWRENCE – With the Lawrence Public School under the complete control of the State Department…

Moran Answers Tough Questions in Bid for State Rep.

Moran Answers Tough Questions in Bid for State Rep.

Will not commit to quitting council or stepping down as council President if he wins   By: Valley Patriot Staff – May, 2012 Lawrence City Council President Frank Moran is…

Methuen Superintendent Scannell Helps Graduates Gain Job Skills

Methuen Superintendent Scannell Helps Graduates Gain Job Skills

Summer Job Training Program in Methuen By; Tom Duggan – May, 2012 Methuen School Superintendent Judy Scannell has reinstituted a jobs training program for graduating students who are not attending college…

Daniel Lahiff Pays $5,000 Civil Penalty, for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

Lowell Regional Water Utility Executive Director Improperly used Utility generators and employees for personal purposes April, 2012 The Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Lowell Regional Water Utility (“LRWU”)…

Lawrence State Representative Marcos Devers Named Legislator of the Year

Lawrence State Representative Marcos Devers Named Legislator of the Year

April, 2012 State Representative Marcos Devers (DLawrence) was honored as the Legislator of the Year from CLASS, Inc. on Thursday, March 22, 2012.  “I feel humbled and honored with this unexpected and…

15% of N.A. Voters Choose New Town Officials

15% of N.A. Voters Choose New Town Officials

By: Tom Duggan – April 2012 Less than 16% of the Town’s registered voters bothered to go to the polls last month and cast a ballot for Selectman, Town Moderator,…

An Exclusive Interview with Elizabeth Warren

An Exclusive Interview with Elizabeth Warren

Warren Talks about Wall Street, A Border Wall and Scott Brown By: Tom Duggan – April, 2012 Professor Elizabeth Warren is one of two Democrats seeking their party’s nomination to…

Will Rogue State Agency Close Animal Shelters?

Will Rogue State Agency  Close Animal Shelters?

Mass. Dept. of Agriculture has Conflicts of Interest: DOA Employees In Bed with Dog Breeders Tom Duggan – May, 2012 The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) has been targeting…

Conservative Frank McMillan Running for North Andover Town Moderator

Conservative Frank McMillan Running for North Andover Town Moderator

March, 2012 Dr. Frank MacMillan, Jr. is running for Town Moderator in North Andover with a campaign theme of finding “The Right Balance.” In these tough political and economic times,…

Newcomer Defeats Lantigua on Democrat Committee

Newcomer Defeats Lantigua on Democrat Committee

By: Gary Manion – March, 2012 On Super Tuesday the voters of Lawrence, Tewksbury, Dracut and Andover not only cast votes for President but voted for local and state party…

Reform Before Revenue

Reform Before Revenue

  By: State Senator Steven Baddour When I was the Senate Chairman of the Joint Committee on Transportation, I helped coin the phrase “reform before revenue” to describe an approach…

Noose Tightens on Lantigua Admin

Noose Tightens on Lantigua Admin

Feds Serve More Subpoenas in Corruption Probe By: Tom Duggan – March, 2012 Since the days of Willie Lantigua’s first campaign for state representative, The Valley Patriot has reported extensively…

Identity Theft Crackdown Sweeps Across the Nation

Identity Theft Crackdown Sweeps Across the Nation

More than 200 Actions Taken in 23 States   (Boston) The Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department today announced the results of a massive national sweep cracking down on…

U.S. Senator Scott Brown kicks off his re-election to “The People’s Seat”

U.S. Senator Scott Brown kicks off his re-election to “The People’s Seat”

Brown, the bridge builder vs.Warren, the rock thrower Brown Kicks off Reelection Campaign at Packed Worcester Venue   Cecilia P. Calabrese   On a cold January night in 2010 the…

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford – Cops, Cops, Cops

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford – Cops, Cops, Cops

By: Ronnie Ford – January 2012 COPS, COPS, COPS!  You only like them when you need them, the rest of the time, who cares? Well, we better start caring, but…