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Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2016

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2016

THANK YOU OUTBACK – Last month the Veterans’ Services Officer for North Andover and Boxford, Gerard Maguire, held a fundraiser for our veterans at the Relief’s In in Lawrence. I…

Second Boston City Official Charged in City Hall Plaza Music Festival Extortion

Second Boston City Official Charged in City Hall Plaza Music Festival Extortion

BOSTON – The City of Boston’s Chief of Staff of Intergovernmental Affairs, Timothy Sullivan, was arrested this morning after a federal grand jury indicted him in connection with the extortion of…

Mass. Board of Medicine is a Grave Danger to Patient Safety

Mass. Board of Medicine is a Grave Danger to Patient Safety

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – June, 2016 The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine has now been proved, twice, to work against public safety, against the very reasons we taxpayers…

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – June, 2016

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook –  June, 2016

By: Kathy Runge – June, 2015 Let me start with a shout out to State Rep. Marcos Devers, who had the courage to vote against the “bathroom bill,” which I’m…

A Step Forward for the State’s Public Records Law ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

A Step Forward for the State’s Public Records Law  ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – June, 2016 In May, the Massachusetts Legislature approved legislation that seeks to enhance government transparency and accountability by providing residents with greater access to…

Acadia Insurance Company Sues NH Man for Libel Over Boycott

Acadia Insurance Company Sues NH  Man for Libel Over Boycott

Mike Demers of Salem, NH Says His Boycott Website Has Ruffled Some Feathers at WR Berkeley  According to the New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services, Haffner’s Oil Company overfilled the…

North Andover Man, Gloucester Seafood Executive Indicted on Tax Charges

North Andover Man, Gloucester Seafood Executive Indicted on Tax Charges

 BOSTON – A senior sales executive at a seafood processing company in Gloucester was indicted yesterday on federal tax charges.  Richard J. Pandolfo, 70, of North Andover, was indicted on…

GOVERNOR BAKER SIGNS PUBLIC RECORDS REFORM BILL INTO LAW

GOVERNOR BAKER SIGNS PUBLIC RECORDS REFORM BILL INTO LAW

June 3, 2016 Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a public records reform bill Friday, after a joint conference committee of the Massachusetts legislature negotiated and reached a final deal on…

Eagle~Tribune Outs Their Source in Salem, Selectman Resigns, Reporter Banned from Covering Meetings

Eagle~Tribune Outs Their Source in Salem, Selectman Resigns, Reporter Banned from Covering Meetings

  By: Tom Duggan – May, 2016 The cozy relationship between The Eagle-Tribune (which is headquartered in Alabama) and town officials in Salem, NH has come to an abrupt end…

The Ugly Truth About Common Core Education

The Ugly Truth About Common Core Education

By: DJ Deeb – May, 2016 The debate over Common Core has been heating up over the past several months, especially with the Presidential and Congressional Elections looming. The purpose…

Final Language of New Public Records Law Released by Conference Committee

Final Language of New Public Records Law Released by Conference Committee

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/House/H4333 5-23-16 On Monday, a joint conference committee of the Massachusetts legislature negotiated and reached a final deal on a new public records reform bill for the first time in 40 years. …

H-1B Foreign Workers Are Destroying Merrimack Valley Economy

H-1B Foreign Workers Are Destroying Merrimack Valley Economy

By: Duncan Burns – May, 2016 Right now, when it comes to labor issues, all eyes are currently on The Verizon Strike, which affects many municipalities across The Merrimack Valley.…

TRIBUNE REVEALS SOURCE: THE VALLEY PATRIOT PRINT EDITION, MAY, 2016 (Edition #151)

TRIBUNE REVEALS SOURCE: THE VALLEY PATRIOT PRINT EDITION, MAY, 2016 (Edition #151)

DOWNLOAD OR VIEW PDF of May, 2016 Valley Patriot  FLIP PAGE VIEWER Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1…

Dominicans in Lawrence Vote for Dominican President, Show ID to Vote and say Voter ID is “Not Racist”

Dominicans in Lawrence Vote for Dominican President, Show ID to Vote and say Voter ID is “Not Racist”

  By: Tom Duggan – 5-15-16 LAWRENCE – The gymnasium of the old high school on Haverhill St. was filled to capacity Sunday afternoon as Dominican citizens who live in…

Democrat Violence for Democrat Causes – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (5-16)

Democrat Violence for Democrat Causes – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (5-16)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL  For years, the false media narrative has been that the Tea Party controls the Republican Party and is made up of a bunch of “extremists” who could…