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North Andover Police Awarded Grant to Combat Underage Drinking

North Andover Police Awarded Grant to Combat Underage Drinking

The North Andover police department was recently awarded a $4,990.00 grant to combat underage drinking.  The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division (EOPSS/HSD) and the National…

Judge Rejects Castro’s Claim That Robito Supporter Stole and Defaced His Signs One Day Before Election

Judge Rejects Castro’s Claim That Robito Supporter Stole and Defaced His Signs One Day Before Election

Tom Dugan: Sept. 7, 2016 Just one day before the primary election for Sheriff, a district court judge has dismissed a criminal complaint by Essex County Sheriff’s candidate William Castro…

Republican Sheriff Candidate Jim Jajuga Jr. Won’t Pledge to Support GOP Nominee

Republican Sheriff Candidate Jim Jajuga Jr. Won’t Pledge to Support GOP Nominee

  PAYING ATTENTION ON LINE EXTRA During the republican debate for Essex County Sheriff in Methuen last month, each of the candidates were asked if they would support their party’s…

Robito, Marks Spar Over Pretrial Detainees at the CAC

Robito, Marks Spar Over Pretrial Detainees at the CAC

FULL VIDEO OF THIS DEBATE Last month, The Valley Patriot hosted a substantive debate with the Democratic Party Candidates for Essex County Sheriff, leaving no doubt about the difference between…

Republicans Spar Over Building New Facility, Bed Space

Republicans Spar Over Building New Facility, Bed Space

“This is not a time to build new prisons unless they are completely dilapidated and inhumane, then absolutely, but we don’t build new prisons because we are not managing our…

GOP Candidates for Sheriff Tackle Issue of Homeless Inmates

GOP Candidates for Sheriff Tackle Issue of Homeless Inmates

THE ELECTION IS THURSDAY, SEPT. 8th The Valley Patriot in conjunction with the Greater Lawrence Psychological Center’s Carina Pappalardo, hosted a debate for the Republican candidates for Essex County Sheriff.…

Lawrence Firefighter Held on No Bail After Confrontation with Police, Dangerousness Hearing Scheduled

Lawrence Firefighter Held on No Bail After Confrontation with Police, Dangerousness Hearing Scheduled

9-7-17 10AM A Lawrence Fire Lieutenant is being held with no bail early Tuesday morning after a confrontation with Lawrence police late Monday evening. A judge ordered the lieutenant held pending…

Inmate Crisis Ignored by Area Legislators For Too Long ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-16)

Inmate Crisis Ignored by Area Legislators For Too Long ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-16)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL The Valley Patriot hosted two debates in the Essex County Sheriff’s race last month.    During the Democratic Party candidate debate, superintendent of the Middleton jail, Michael…

My Thoughts on the Essex County Sheriff’s Race

My Thoughts on the Essex County Sheriff’s Race

September 3, 2016 The most important race on the September 8th primary election ballot is the Essex County Sheriff’s race. The Sheriff is elected for six years and makes about…

2016 Essex County Sheriff Republican Candidate Debate

2016 Essex County Sheriff Republican Candidate Debate

Four of the five Republican primary candidates for Essex County Sheriff debated at the American Legion on Broadway in Methuen. They are: Anne Manning-Martin, Jeff Gallo, Craig Lane, and Jim…

VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

  The Valley Patriot newspaper hosted a debate for the Democratic Candidates for Essex County Sheriff at North Andover High School on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The candidates are: Michael…

The September, 2016 Edition of The Valley Patriot – Sparks Fly In Sheriff’s Race

The September, 2016 Edition of The Valley Patriot – Sparks Fly In Sheriff’s Race

Open or download the September, 2016 edition of The Valley Patriot Read ON-LINE in our Flip Page Viewer Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper…

Quincy Police Lieutenant Charged with Defrauding his Department

Quincy Police Lieutenant Charged with Defrauding his Department

BOSTON – A Lieutenant with the Quincy Police Department was charged in an indictment unsealed today in connection with collecting double pay while working for the Quincy Police Department in…

We Must Stand With Our Police

We Must Stand With Our Police

By: John MacDonald – August, 2016 On Wednesday, July 20th I was honored that my friend, Valley Patriot publisher, Tom Duggan, asked me to speak at the Pro Police Rally…

Closing the Loopholes on Drunk Driving Laws ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Closing the Loopholes on Drunk Driving Laws  ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives August, 2018 In July, the Massachusetts Senate passed legislation to promote the use of ignition interlock devices by OUI offenders, which test a driver’s…