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A First Hand Account of Westford’s Selectman Meeting on Banning Guns

A First Hand Account of Westford’s Selectman Meeting on Banning Guns

In an effort to break through the white noise of news media bias, The Valley Patriot accepts first hand accounts of local events to give our readers a chance to…

North Andover Police Prepare and Train for School Shooting

North Andover Police Prepare and Train for School Shooting

North Andover Police are conducting “active shooter” training all week during school vacation at the middle school. All officers are being trained, videoed and critiqued. Exact firearms replicas are being…

Nothing Out of the Ordinary: Aaron Swartz & the Trouble with Prosecutors

DEMOCRAT CORNER WITH MARA DOLAN By: Mara Dolan – February 2013 The one thing certain about the Aaron Swartz case is that we don’t have all the facts yet, and…

All Gun Owners are Paranoid

  By: Dani Langevin, Lesbian Columnist – February 2013 All gun owners are paranoid. They live in fear of some made up threat and the only way to quell it…

Lawrence Councilor LaPlante Responds to Mayor Lantigua’s State of the City Address

Lawrence Councilor LaPlante Responds to Mayor Lantigua’s State of the City Address

“He did make mention during his speech that crime was the lowest in ten years. That’s not the case. It’s actually a 36% increase in felonious crimes since Lantigua has…

Methuen Police Lt. Mike Pappalardo from Methuen Central Command on Blizzard Conditions

Methuen Police Lt. Mike Pappalardo from Methuen Central Command on Blizzard Conditions

  Lieutenant Pappalardo prepares the Methuen Police on social media. The Methuen police are on Twitter, Faceboook, and other internet tools to communicate with the public.  Tom DugganTom Duggan is…

Police Officers, Firefighters and EMTs of the Year (Lawrence, Andover, North Andover)

Police Officers, Firefighters and EMTs of the Year (Lawrence, Andover, North Andover)

The Lawrence Exchange Club held their annual Police, Firefighter and EMT of the Year awards last month honoring first responders in the valley. Police and Fire Chiefs from Lawrence, Andover…

An Open Letter to Lawrence Police Chief John Romero

An Open Letter to Lawrence Police Chief John Romero

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL February, 2013   Dear Chief Romero, Over the years the staff, editors and even our publisher Tom Duggan have personally observed Eagle Tribune reporters saunter into the…

Unwanted Meds Disposal Kiosk Now At Dracut PD

Through grant funding received by the City of Lowell Health Department, the Town of Dracut has been provided with a kiosk specifically designed for the disposal of unwanted medications. A…

Why Banning Guns Just Doesn’t Work

  By: Lonnie Brennan – January 2013 “Free men own guns. Slaves don’t,” Tim gruffed as he shuffled egg bits around on his plate, speaking to no one, but speaking…

Murder Suspect Worked for Lantigua under Anti Violence Grant

Murder Suspect Worked for Lantigua under Anti Violence Grant

By: Tom Duggan – January 21, 2013 Lawrence City workers confirmed for the Valley Patriot this morning that murder suspect Ismael Calixto of Lawrence was also working for the City…

Armed Robbery Suspects are Lantigua Employees in Lawrence DPW

Armed Robbery Suspects are Lantigua Employees in Lawrence DPW

  By: Tom Duggan – January 19, 2013 The Valley Patriot has learned that three armed robbery suspects arrested last Friday for invading a convenience store on Boxford and South…

Shooting Straight About Newtown, Connecticut

By: Jeff Katz – January 2013 I remember distinctly where I was as I heard about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. I was trying to…

DEMOCRAT CORNER WITH MARA DOLAN: The Trouble With Guns

DEMOCRAT CORNER WITH MARA DOLAN: The Trouble With Guns

By: Mara Dolan – January 2013 I’m incredibly glad to have the opportunity to write a column for the Valley Patriot, and I thank Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan very…

A Real Plan to Stop School Shootings – Written Expressly for Parents of School Children

A Real Plan to Stop School Shootings – Written Expressly for Parents of School Children

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX   By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – January 2013 The recent massacre in Newtown, Connecticut was horrific to say the least. By all accounts, the unarmed staff…