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VIEW THE September, 2014 Valley Patriot PDF – Help For Drug Addicts (Edition #131)

VIEW THE September, 2014 Valley Patriot PDF – Help For Drug Addicts (Edition #131)

Click HERE for TURN PAGE VIEW of Edition #131 –September, 2014 Click here to download PDF of Valley Patriot   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – August 2014

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – August 2014

SALISBURY FREE CASH? – Why would Town Manager Neil Harrington and Sewer Commissioner/Selectmen transfer $460,000 from the Sewer Enterprise Fund (SEF) – and name it “free cash” when it absolutely…

State Rep. Candidate Roger Twomey Posts Photo Misleading Supporters to Think Other GOP Candidates Supported him at a “Fundraiser for Me”

State Rep. Candidate Roger Twomey Posts Photo Misleading Supporters to Think Other GOP Candidates Supported him at a “Fundraiser for Me”

By Tom Duggan – August 31, 2014 A social media post by Republican Lawrence City Councilor Roger Twomey is causing controversy after Twomey mislead his supporters to believe that the photo he…

PODCAST Doris Rodriguez Says She Will Lower Sales Tax, Fight for Local Control and Exposes Pavel Payano as a Lantigua Candidiate

PODCAST Doris Rodriguez Says She Will Lower Sales Tax, Fight for Local Control and Exposes Pavel Payano as a Lantigua Candidiate

By: Tom Duggan, August 30, 2014 Doris Rodriguez is in a three way primary race for the Democrat nomination for State Senate against failed state Representative Barbara L’Italian and Lawrence School…

Bigger is Definitely Not Better – Dr. Frank MacMillan

Bigger is Definitely Not Better – Dr. Frank MacMillan

By. Dr. Frank MacMillan – August, 2014 Health care consolidation is a bad deal for Massachusetts’s consumers. Over the past two decades, our hospitals, physicians, and health plans have been…

The Cost of Corruption is Borne by All

The Cost of Corruption is Borne by All

Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – August, 2104 Every day the media talk about the high cost of healthcare. The media go out of their way to give the impression it is due…

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

By: Jeff Katz – August, 2014 As I sit down to write this month’s column for The Valley Patriot, I’ve just enjoyed a wonderful day. Early this morning I wished…

PODCAST State Auditor Suzanne Bump on Waste Fraud and Abuse in State Government – Paying Attention Radio (8-23-14)

PODCAST State Auditor Suzanne Bump on Waste Fraud and Abuse in State Government – Paying Attention Radio (8-23-14)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Paying Attention is hosted by Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan. Tom’s, Co-host is Paul Murano.…

BREAKING…. Lowell Officer Eric Wayne Charged With Vehicular Homicide, Drunk Driving in Early Morning Methuen Crash

BREAKING…. Lowell Officer Eric Wayne Charged With Vehicular Homicide, Drunk Driving in Early Morning Methuen Crash

August 23, 2014|8AM METHUEN – A two car motor vehicle crash overnight on Riverside Drive in Methuen has left one man dead and a Lowell Police Officer charged with vehicular homicide and…

Lawrence Mayor Accuses Investigators of “Dragging Their Feet”, Says Lantigua’s “Pavegate” Cost State Taxpayers More then $600K

Lawrence Mayor Accuses Investigators of “Dragging Their Feet”, Says Lantigua’s “Pavegate” Cost State Taxpayers More then $600K

Mass Dept. of Transportation and Inspector General Reportedly Investigating Lantigua  By: Tom Duggan – August 13, 2014|12:35pm VIDEO BELOW  Valley Patriot sources at the state’s Department of Transportation say that…

Lawrence Mayor Rivera to Discuss Lantigua’s “PaveGate” Scandal Thursday says Lantigua’s “Misuse” of State Money Cost Taxpayers $600K

Lawrence Mayor Rivera to Discuss Lantigua’s “PaveGate” Scandal Thursday says Lantigua’s “Misuse” of State Money Cost Taxpayers $600K

Pavegate Costs City Again Over $600,000 to fix and re-do Pavegate roads  When Lawrence former Mayor Willie Lantigua tried to use state Chapter 90 money to help his reelection campaign he…

Can You Resist the Devil’s Brew? – THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

Can You Resist the Devil’s Brew? – THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – August, 2014 The theory of evolution suggests that species change in ways that increase their ability to thrive. Biological evolution is generally a slow process…

Dominican Rep. Marcos Devers Says Voter ID Ensures Transparency, Other Latino Officials in Lawrence Agree

Dominican Rep. Marcos Devers Says Voter ID Ensures Transparency, Other Latino Officials in Lawrence Agree

By: Tom Duggan – August 8, 2014 LAWRENCE - Lawrence State Representative Marcos Devers (D-Lawrence) says he favors Voter ID and says that as a Dominican he is “offended” when…

Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative Transportation Director Richard Prue Pays $5,000 for Conflict of Interest Law Violation, Wife Benefited From Contract

Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative Transportation Director Richard Prue Pays $5,000 for Conflict of Interest Law Violation, Wife Benefited From Contract

 Reviewed and approved payments to vendor that employed his wife as a bus monitor on GLEC routes The State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Richard Prue, the…

Frauds Get Away Free When the Press Fears Asking Questions

Frauds Get Away Free When the Press Fears Asking Questions

By: Bharani Padmanabhan, MD – July, 2014 “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.” – George Orwell Valley Patriot readers read last month about the mind-boggling fraud…