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Animal Advocates, Politicians, and The Valley Patriot

Animal Advocates, Politicians, and The Valley Patriot

 Tracey Zysk – March, 2014 Over four years ago, I placed a business card size ad in The Valley Patriot. The calls were coming in and clients started signing up…

Public Records Should Be Accessible with Penalties for Failure To Comply

Public Records Should Be Accessible with Penalties for Failure To Comply

By: Senator Katy Ives – March 2014 Given this is The Valley Patriot’s 10th year anniversary special edition, I would like to highlight legislation in the State House especially relevant…

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, March 29, 2014

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, March 29, 2014

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 (right click to save to your IPOD or desktop) CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 2   Today Tom and Paul talked about the Valley…

Unfair taxation looming in Massachusetts again

Unfair taxation looming  in Massachusetts again

By Selectman Joe D’Amore – March, 2014 On February 25th the State’s wire services released a report that a committee known as the Tax Fairness Commission appointed by the Massachusetts…

Missing in action 1/3rd of the time: Georgetown Deserves Better!

Missing in action 1/3rd of the time: Georgetown Deserves Better!

By Lawrence “Lonnie” Brennan – March 2014 First, for the disclaimer: I very much like Georgetown Selectman Phil Trapani and I certainly very much like Georgetown Selectman Steve Smith. They…

Thinking About The Valley Patriot’s 10th Anniversary

Thinking About The Valley Patriot’s 10th Anniversary

By: Peter Larocque – March, 2014 The most frequently asked question that I receive when the topic of The Valley Patriot newspaper comes up is why do you write for…

Our Celebration is Really All About You… The Story That Never Made Print!

Our Celebration is Really All About You… The Story That Never Made Print!

People frequently ask me, “What is the ‘secret’ of your success?” While I could never boil down to one single reason, I have made no secret of the fact that…

Andover Inn Honored at Leadership Conference with Award for Charitable Excellence

Andover Inn Honored at Leadership  Conference with Award for Charitable Excellence

The team at the Andover Inn was honored with the Charitable Excellence award during Waterford Hotel Group’s recent Annual Leadership Conference and Awards Celebration, held at the Marriott Hartford Downtown…

Congrats to Tom Duggan and The Valley Patriot for Ten Great Years

Congrats to Tom Duggan and The Valley Patriot for Ten Great Years

By: Jeff Katz – March, 2014 As a kid growing up in Philadelphia I used to write letters to celebrities and community leaders. I know some other kids were collecting…

Why I Support The Valley Patriot and Tom Duggan

Why I Support The Valley Patriot and Tom Duggan

By: Al Getler, Former Publisher of The Eagle~Tribune March, 2014 Tom Duggan has not exactly been kind to me over the years in his newspaper. Strangely enough, I defend Tom’s…

Stewart Tops Ticket , Incumbents Reelected to North Andover Board of Selectmen

Stewart Tops Ticket , Incumbents Reelected to North Andover Board of Selectmen

By: Tom Duggan|March 25, 2014 Long time North Andover Selectman Don Stewart topped the ticket in Tuesday’s race to fill two seats on the Board of Selectmen. Stewart placed first…

Ironworkers PAC Pays $20,000 for Campaign Finance Violations

Ironworkers PAC Pays $20,000 for Campaign Finance Violations

  The Ironworkers Union Local 7 PAC has made a $20,000 payment to the state’s general fund to resolve several campaign finance violations, including the failure to disclose more than…

Lawrence Teachers Union Releases Statement: Tentative Agreement Reached

Lawrence Teachers Union Releases Statement: Tentative Agreement Reached

Lawrence Teachers Union Reaches Contract Accord with City Collective Bargaining Agreement Awaits Member Ratification LAWRENCE – The negotiating committee of the Lawrence Teachers Union and Receiver Jeffrey C. Riley announced today…

FOUR Welcome Additions to our Stacked Lineup of Writing Talent

FOUR Welcome Additions to our Stacked Lineup of Writing Talent

Valley Patriot Editorial March, 2014 – As we celebrate our tenth anniversary, we are happy to announce some exciting additions to our Valley Patriot lineup, starting with former Eagle Tribune…

Sicilian Project to Announce Winners of Trip for Two to Sicily

Sicilian Project to Announce Winners of Trip for Two to Sicily

The Sicilian Project will be announcing the winner of its trip for two to Sicily drawing Wednesday, March 19th at Borelli’s Deli in Methuen. The Sicilian Project is the brain…