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Methuen Bank Robber Identified And Captured

Methuen Bank Robber Identified And Captured

  4-22-17 – The bank robber in Methuen has been identified and captured. He is Thomas Bowler, age 48. He is being charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm…

Boxford’s Police Problems Start and End with Selectmen – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (4-17)

Boxford’s Police Problems Start and End with Selectmen – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (4-17)

VALLLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL April 2017   A few months ago The Valley Patriot began to investigate the goings on at the Boxford police station. Rumors about a department out of…

1950 Line of Duty Death Discovered, Great Grandson a Lawrence Cop

1950 Line of Duty Death Discovered, Great Grandson a Lawrence Cop

By: Tom Duggan – Feb. 2017 Lawrence Police Officer Frank Daly says he always wondered about his family legend about his Great Grandfather Jeremiah O’Connor dying in the line of…

Court Upholds Conviction of Former Lantigua Chief of Staff, Lenny Degnan

Court Upholds Conviction of Former Lantigua Chief of Staff, Lenny Degnan

By: Tom Duggan – 3/30/17 Former Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua’s Chief of Staff Lenny Degnan, was denied an appeal of his conviction for his role in soliciting a bribe from Allied…

Fugitive Douglas Pereira Lemes Arrested in Panama

Fugitive Douglas Pereira Lemes Arrested in Panama

Extradition Underway by the FBI Boston Division’s Violent Crimes Task Force Douglas Pereira Lemes, a fugitive wanted for armed assault with intent to murder, has been turned over to United…

New Sheriff; “We Have a Zero Tolerance Policy”, as 2 Officers Sentenced for Smuggling Drugs into Middleton Jail

New Sheriff; “We Have a Zero Tolerance Policy”, as 2 Officers Sentenced for Smuggling Drugs into Middleton Jail

BOSTON – Two former corrections officers at the Essex County Correctional Facility were sentenced recently in U.S. District Court in Boston for their involvement with smuggling Suboxone into the Essex…

Liberal Clintonites Don’t Care About Physicians Hounded to Suicide by the Medical Board

Liberal Clintonites Don’t Care About Physicians Hounded to Suicide by the Medical Board

By: Dr. Bharanni Padmanabhan – Feb. 2017 Dr. James D. “Chip” Fenn died at age 59, ten days ago, here in Massachusetts. He had had his license unlawfully suspended by…

Merrimack College Honors Navy Veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa

Merrimack College Honors Navy Veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa

  Merrimack College honored a veteran of the Global War on Terror, and father of a Merrimack student, at the Jan. 7th home hockey game against Cornell. Navy Reserve Lt.…

Housing That’s Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Housing That’s Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

By: Senator Katy Ives – Feb. 2017 As regular readers of this column may know, last session I filed a bill to reduce housing costs for veterans by offering a…

House Members Under Tight Deadlines to File Legislation for New Session

House Members Under Tight Deadlines to File Legislation for New Session

  By: Linda Dean Campbell – Feb. 2017 The deadline for filing and co-sponsoring legislation guaranteed to receive a public hearing occurs a few weeks after the session starts. While…

Lawrence Exchange Club’s Police Officer and Firefighters of the Year

Lawrence Exchange Club’s Police Officer and Firefighters of the Year

Each year the Lawrence Exchange Club bestows their highest public safety awards to Police Officers, Firefighters and EMTs in Andover, Lawrence, and North Andover. Last month, The Exchange Club held their…

North Andover Police Officers, Firefighter of the Year

North Andover Police Officers, Firefighter of the Year

Each year the Lawrence Exchange Club bestows their highest public safety awards to Police Officers, Firefighters and EMTs in Andover, Lawrence, and North Andover. Last month, The Exchange Club held…

Crazier and Crazier ~ Jeff Katz

Crazier and Crazier ~  Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – Feb. 2017 There are those times when you just have to shake your head, pour another cup of coffee, shake your head and then rinse and…

Exchange Club’s Lawrence Firefighters of the Year

Exchange Club’s Lawrence Firefighters of the Year

  Each year the Lawrence Exchange Club presents Lawrence, Andover and North Andover public safety officials with the Police Officer, Firefighters, and EMT’s of the Year. Lawrence Fire Chief Moriarty read…

Lawrence to Spent $260K for Gun Buyback Program

Lawrence to Spent $260K for Gun Buyback Program

Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera & Chief James Fitzpatrick announced today what they are calling an anti-gun violence initiative to get 1,000 guns off the city streets of Lawrence and to…

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