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Reflecting Back and Moving Massachusetts Forward ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Reflecting Back and Moving Massachusetts Forward ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Kathleen O’Connor Ives – January, 2015 In my first legislative session we passed a number of significant laws, including requiring nursing homes, rest homes, or other long term care…

Lawrence Council Puts off Vote vs. Mayor Rivera, Admits They Routinely Violate Open Meeting Law

Lawrence Council Puts off Vote vs. Mayor Rivera, Admits They Routinely Violate Open Meeting Law

NO CONFIDENCE It was a night of dysfunction and shocking revelations Tuesday night as the Lawrence City Council was set to take a vote of “No Confidence” in Lawrence Mayor Dan…

Mass. Police Agencies Offer $10K Reward for Information on “Christmas Eve Bandit”

Mass. Police Agencies Offer $10K Reward for Information on “Christmas Eve Bandit”

ARMED AND DANGEROUS Boston, MASS- The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Massachusetts State Police and the Taunton Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a bank robber allegedly…

Methuen Students to Take the Stage at Stoneham Theatre ~ Winter Fest 2015

Methuen Students to Take the Stage at Stoneham Theatre ~ Winter Fest 2015

(Stoneham, MA) Two Methuen students will perform on stage at Stoneham Theatre as part of the young company Winter Festival 2015 from January 30–February 8, 2015. the young company offers…

Town Moderators Bill Signed into Law

Town Moderators Bill Signed into Law

Establishes New Process for Postponing Town Meetings Due to Public Safety Emergencies BOSTON – Town Moderators have been given expanded powers to implement safer, alternative methods for postponing Town Meetings…

Green Agenda Casts Aside the Poor and Destitute

Green Agenda Casts Aside the Poor and Destitute

By: Christine Morabito – January, 2015 It’s easy to go green when you don’t have to go hungry. Free from the stress of foraging for food, environmental activists have the…

Podcast of Paying Attetention with Tom Duggan (1-10-14) – Guest: MA Sec. of Veterans Affairs Francisco Urena

Podcast of Paying Attetention with Tom Duggan (1-10-14) – Guest: MA Sec. of Veterans Affairs Francisco Urena

DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Today Tom and Paul talked with Francisco Urena, newly appointed Secretary of Veterans’Affairs. Other topics: Pro-Police rally on…

VIDEO: Charlie Baker Visits the Robert Frost School in Lawrence Day Before Inaugural

VIDEO: Charlie Baker Visits the Robert Frost School in Lawrence Day Before Inaugural

    Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance,…

Mayor Rivera Joins English Works Campaign

Mayor Rivera Joins English Works Campaign

LAWRENCE – The English Works Campaign and the City of Lawrence are pleased to announce that Mayor Dan Rivera has officially signed on to the English Works Campaign, as one more…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL ~ Lantigua Still Controls the Lawrence City Council (Jan. 2015)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL ~ Lantigua Still Controls the Lawrence City Council (Jan. 2015)

With all of the problems facing the City of Lawrence, the city council is focusing their efforts on protecting political hacks in city hall and attacking Mayor Dan Rivera. Last…

Convicted Felon on Work Release Watching From The Balcony as Deval Patrick Makes his Final Exit

Convicted Felon on Work Release Watching From The Balcony as Deval Patrick Makes his Final Exit

    Jan.  7, 2015 It’s his last day as Governor of Massachusetts and Deval Patrick is making his ceremonial exit from The State House for the last time. He…

Heroes Honored

Heroes Honored

By: Jen Jones – December, 2014 The Methuen Exchange Club hosted their 20th Annual Awards Night on November 18th at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club. This is a special event…

Tom Duggan’s December Notebook ~ HEROES & BOZOS of 2014!

Tom Duggan’s December Notebook ~ HEROES & BOZOS of 2014!

      BOZO OF THE YEAR – LENNY DEGNAN – It takes a lot to get bozo of the year but Lenny Degnan, (former Chief of Staff for Lawrence…

Some Patients Pay More and May Not Keep their Doctor – By Dr. Frank MacMillan

Some Patients Pay More and May Not Keep their Doctor – By Dr. Frank MacMillan

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – December, 2014 While I consider myself well read and I work hard to remain connected to and aware of changes happening in medicine, I have…

Death Without Dignity – TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO

Death Without Dignity – TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO

By: Ana DeBernardo – December, 2014 One of the strongest arguments for physician assisted suicide is the idea of “Death with Dignity.” People claim that their life is theirs and…