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Too Big To Fail Lives on in 2017

Too Big To Fail Lives on in 2017

By: Duncan Burns – August, 2017 What if someone told you that since 2010, a banking company has been caught for: Foreclosure fraud, student loan abuses, money laundering, whistle-blower retaliation,…

Nazis and Commies and Violence, OH MY – Why Confederate Statues Must Come Down

Nazis and Commies and Violence, OH MY – Why Confederate Statues Must Come Down

 August 13, 2017 TAKE DOWN THE CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS I’ve long said that it is a stain on this country’s contemporary culture that there exists even one monument to a Confederate…

Traffic Accident in Lawrence Leads to Major Pot Bust

Traffic Accident in Lawrence Leads to Major Pot Bust

On Thursday August 10th two individuals were taken into custody following a traffic accident on route 114 in Lawrence. At approximately 2:40 PM Lawrence Police responded to a traffic accident…

New Hampshire Hypocrisy: A “Drug Den” When Convenient ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (08-17)

New Hampshire Hypocrisy: A “Drug Den” When Convenient ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (08-17)

A few months ago the governor of New Hampshire called out the City of Lawrence as the source of their “drug crisis” and “opioid epidemic”. He painted a picture of…

PDF of the Print Edition of The Valley Patriot – August, 2017

PDF of the Print Edition of The Valley Patriot – August, 2017

DOWNLOAD OR VIEW THE PDF OF THE AUGUST, 2017 EDITION View in flip page viewer! Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover…

Great Energy and a Packed Hearing for Civics Education

Great Energy and a Packed Hearing for Civics Education

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – July, 2017 One looming challenge for our country and Massachusetts is a general lack of civic engagement on the part of our young people.…

Boxford PD Blues: PART III: Chief Riter on the Record

Boxford PD Blues: PART III: Chief Riter on the Record

By: Tom Duggan – July. 2017 This is the third part of our series on the changes in the Boxford Police Department. Part I Part II For this segment, we interviewed…

Massachusetts Lottery Produces Over $1B in Net Profit for First Time in 45 Years

Massachusetts Lottery Produces Over $1B in Net Profit for First Time in 45 Years

Third Consecutive Year of Record-Setting Profit  BOSTON, MA – State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced today that, for the first time in its 45-year history, the Massachusetts State Lottery surpassed the…

Rep. Moran (D), On Increasing Minority Pot Dispensaries and Lawrence’s Pot Ban

Rep. Moran (D), On Increasing Minority Pot Dispensaries and Lawrence’s Pot Ban

By: Tom Duggan – July 29, 2017 Last week the Lawrence city council voted to ban the sale of marijuana within the city limits. The unanimous vote (9-0) came after…

Lawrence Mayor Cracks Down on “Tent City” Homeless Encampment, Sets Up Police Command Under Bridge

Lawrence Mayor Cracks Down on “Tent City” Homeless Encampment, Sets Up Police Command Under Bridge

  By Tom Duggan – July 26, 2017 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera’s new “Homeless Coordinator” Anil “Nilly” DaCosta has issued a new directive to manage the ongoing problem of dozens…

HERO IN OUR MIDST – Joseph Salvatore LaGrasse ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

HERO IN OUR MIDST – Joseph Salvatore LaGrasse ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

  By: Beth D’Amato – July, 2017 NORTH ANDOVER – As far back as the American Revolution, the bravest of men would run onto the battlefields under enemy fire to…

Lawrence Candidate Catches DPW Workers Cleaning Councilor’s Property, Broadcasts Confrontation Live on Facebook

Lawrence Candidate Catches DPW Workers Cleaning Councilor’s Property, Broadcasts Confrontation Live on Facebook

By: Tom Duggan – July 25, 2017 Lawrence City Council candidate Francisco Paulino says he is so sick of the special favors City Councilor Estella Reyes has been getting with her…

Methuen Police Department Announces Promotions

Methuen Police Department Announces Promotions

METHUEN – Chief Joseph Solomon and the Methuen City Council are pleased to announce that the Methuen Police Department promoted seven of its officers this week. On Wednesday, July 12, seven…

46 Graduate from Northern Essex Police Academy

46 Graduate from Northern Essex Police Academy

Of the 46 recruits to graduate from the Northern Essex Community College/Methuen Police Academy on Friday, July 14, during the academy’s fourth commencement ceremony, 40 already have jobs in law…

Lawrence Mayor Removes Campaign Rival From City Position, Jaime Says Promotion is “Retaliation”

Lawrence Mayor Removes Campaign Rival From City Position, Jaime Says Promotion is “Retaliation”

By: Tom Duggan – July 11, 2017 Just two months before the September mayoral primary in Lawrence, embattled mayor Dan Rivera has removed one of his campaign opponents from his…