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Say NO To Common Core English at Methuen High

Say NO To Common Core  English at Methuen High

By: DJ Deeb – Feb. 2016 There is currently a push being made by some members of the Methuen School District Administration to push members of the Methuen School Committee…

Valley Patriot Newspaper Celebrates the Community with Our 12th Anniversary BASH!

Valley Patriot Newspaper Celebrates the Community with Our 12th Anniversary BASH!

Join us as We Celebrate The Valley Patriot’s 12th Anniversary! TICKETS ARE $30 in Adv. $40 at the Door * VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY ARE FREE ORDER TICKETS ON-LINE HERE or…

Judge Rules Against LRA Board Member Who Claimed He Had a Five Year Term

Judge Rules Against LRA Board Member Who Claimed He Had a Five Year Term

By: Tom Duggan – Feb. 29, 2016 Superior Court Judge Robert Welch has rejected the claim by former Lawrence Redevelopment Authority member James Patrick O’Donoghue to remain on the board…

Knowing the Differences Between Physicians, Physician’s Assistants, & Nurse Practitioners

Knowing the Differences Between Physicians, Physician’s Assistants, & Nurse Practitioners

Our center staffs a range of medical experts with varying skills, specialties and levels of expertise. During your visit, you may hear different people introduce themselves as a physician, nurse…

“Migrants” on the Move ~ JEFF KATZ

“Migrants” on the Move ~ JEFF KATZ

By: Jeff Katz – Feb. 2016 Over the past few weeks we’ve seen reports of millions of so called migrants traveling through Europe. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed hundreds of…

DEA and Haverhill Detectives Arrest Lawrence Man for Fentanyl Laced Heroin Worth $20K

DEA and Haverhill Detectives Arrest Lawrence Man for Fentanyl Laced Heroin Worth $20K

On Friday, DEA Agents from Portland Maine, Boston MA , DEA Cross Border Initiative, and Haverhill Detectives arrested Christopher Graciano-Fernandez age 22, of 15 Birch St. Lawrence MA in the…

PAYING ATTENTION! ~ A Day at the Board of Medicine and What Gov. Baker Needs to Know

PAYING ATTENTION!  ~ A Day at the Board of Medicine and What Gov. Baker Needs to Know

  By: Tom Duggan, Feb, 2016 Last month, I had the displeasure of spending a day in Waltham at the state’s Board of Registration in Medicine, also known as BORIM.…

Lawrence Councilors Fined For Refusing to Disclose Campaign Contributions, Expenditures

Lawrence Councilors Fined For Refusing to Disclose Campaign Contributions, Expenditures

By: Tom Duggan – 2-22-16 The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF ) has fined two Lawrence City Councilors and warned a third because of campaign finance violations…

Mass. Republican Assembly Endorses Grayton for State Committee Questions Character of Toohey

Mass. Republican Assembly Endorses Grayton for State Committee Questions Character of Toohey

 The Massachusetts Republican Assembly (MARA) and Sharron Angle, former candidate for United States Senate and President of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA) proudly endorse Daniel Grayton of Methuen…

Senate Passes Sweeping Public Records Reform Bill, Conference Committee Named to Create Final Language

Senate Passes Sweeping Public Records Reform Bill, Conference Committee Named to Create Final Language

RELATED STORIES The Massachusetts State Senate unanimously passed sweeping reforms of the state’s impotent public records law last month. Senate Bill 2120, “An Act Improving the Administration and Enforcement of…

BOOK REVIEW: Unraveling My Father’s Suicide

BOOK REVIEW: Unraveling My Father’s Suicide

By: Tom Duggan, Feb. ’16 Local author Kathleen LaPlante’s book, “Unraveling My Father’s Suicide” is an emotionally heart-wrenching story about her life experiences after the loss of her father to…

The Valley Patriot Print Edition – February, 2016 – Sweeping Public Records Reform!

The Valley Patriot Print Edition – February, 2016 – Sweeping Public Records Reform!

READ IN FLIP-PAGE PDF VIEWER<<    PDF of February, 2015 PDF >> READ ON KINDLE Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a…

Rep. Lyons Pushes effort to allow 72-hour Medical Hold for Treating Overdose Victims

Rep. Lyons Pushes effort to allow 72-hour Medical Hold for Treating Overdose Victims

BOSTON – State Representative Jim Lyons (R-Andover) today offered an amendment to allow doctors and care givers the power to involuntarily hold overdose victims at a hospital or drug treatment…

MBTA Pension Fund Subject to Senate Public Records Bill

MBTA Pension Fund Subject to Senate Public Records Bill

Senate Minority Leader Tarr Secures Passage of Several Amendments Boston- The State Senate today adopted legislation to make certain Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Retirement Board records subject to the provisions…

LRA Board Member Files Injunction to Stop His Replacement

LRA Board Member Files Injunction to Stop His Replacement

Lawrence resident James Patrick O’Donoghue has filed an injunction in Newburyport Superior Court, to try and halt his removal from the Lawrence Redevelopment Authority. O’Donogue was appointed February 4, 2014 to fill…