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Podcast of Paying Attention with Tom Duggan, April 12, 2014

Podcast of Paying Attention with Tom Duggan, April 12, 2014

Paying Attention is produced by Chris Poublon and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Today Tom and Paul discussed contraception…

CONVICTED FELON ~ APRIL, 2014 Valley Patriot, Edition #126

CONVICTED FELON ~ APRIL, 2014 Valley Patriot, Edition #126

Click for Turn-Page View of The Valley Patriot – Edition #126 –  April, 2014 Click to download PDF of Valley Patriot  Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The…

DiAdamo Files $5MIL Lawsuit Against Their Client, The City of Lawrence over School Building Lease

DiAdamo Files $5MIL Lawsuit Against Their Client, The City of Lawrence over School Building Lease

By Tom Duggan – April 4, 2014 Attorney Carmine DiAdamo is suing the City of Lawrence for $5MIL, after Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera made it clear to him that the…

Degnan Will Serve 18 Months, North Andover Moderator, Selectman, Vouch for Degnan’s Character

Degnan Will Serve 18 Months, North Andover Moderator, Selectman, Vouch for Degnan’s Character

Current and Former Political Officials Ask Judge for Leniency at Degnan Sentencing Hearing By: Tom Duggan: April 3, 2014 Willie Lantigua’s former Chief of Staff Lenny Degnan will pay a…

Billerica Selectmen Accomando and Gagliardi Support Censorship

Billerica Selectmen Accomando and Gagliardi Support Censorship

By: Scott MacDonald – April 2014 On Monday March 19th, five Billerica selectmen candidates met for a final videotaped debate before the April 5th election. The debate touched on many…

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…

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…

Roofing Company Agrees to Pay $45,000 for Trying to Conceal Contributions To Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

Roofing Company Agrees to Pay $45,000 for Trying to Conceal Contributions To Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

Reliable Roofing and Sheet Metal, a Framingham-based company, made a $45,000 payment to the state’s general fund to settle campaign finance matters concerning prohibited corporate campaign contributions to Martin Walsh’s…

Methuen Councilor Pens Letter of Endorsement for Sheriff Candidate Jerry Robito against Frank Cousins

Methuen Councilor Pens Letter of Endorsement for Sheriff Candidate Jerry Robito against Frank Cousins

Methuen City Councilor Sean Fountain has submitted a letter to the editor asking for your support of his candidate for Essex County Sheriff Jerry Robito. Fountain is a member of…

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, March 8, 2014

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, March 8, 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 Patriot’s…

Mass. Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division Alleges that Former State Representative Demetrius Atsalis Violated Financial Disclosure Law

Mass. Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division Alleges that Former State Representative Demetrius Atsalis Violated Financial Disclosure Law

Atsalis Failed to timely file his 2012 financial disclosure statement The Enforcement Division of the State Ethics Commission today issued an Order to Show Cause (“OTSC”) alleging that former State Representative…

Joint Committee Supports Reforming State Public Records Law, Add Penalties for Officials Who Refuse to Release Public Records

Joint Committee Supports Reforming State Public Records Law, Add Penalties for Officials Who Refuse to Release Public Records

The days of public officials refusing to comply with the state’s public records law are almost over. So says State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives (D), Newburyport who told the Valley…

PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan – Why is Lowell Wasting Your Tax Money on Hydrants?

PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan – Why is Lowell Wasting Your Tax Money on Hydrants?

MADE IN THE USA? FIRE HYDRANTS … REALLY? If you told me when we started this newspaper ten years ago that I would be writing a column about fire hydrants…