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Cutting Fire Protection in Lawrence is not the Answer: Valley Patriot Editorial, May-2014

Cutting Fire Protection in Lawrence is not the Answer: Valley Patriot Editorial, May-2014

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera has come into office with a great deal of good will from the public and the media. He has made some critical moves in his first…

THE SHIFT Remembering Lt. Ed Walsh, Mike Kennedy Boston Fire Department: EOW 4-1-14

THE SHIFT Remembering Lt. Ed Walsh, Mike Kennedy Boston Fire Department: EOW 4-1-14

THE SHIFT By: John MacDonald The shift began that fine summer’s day He arrived on time not a moments delay. Tactics on his brain and was considered the best Of all of the…

Valley Patriot of the Month – Hero in Our Midst: Amesbury Police Officer Jason Kooken

Valley Patriot of the Month – Hero in Our Midst: Amesbury Police Officer Jason Kooken

By: Justess Jacobson – April, 2014 Last month The Valley Patriot awarded Amesbury Police Officer Jason Kooken with The Valley Patriot, Officer Tom Duggan Sr. Law Enforcement Award. Officer Duggan’s…

MA Communities Unite to Combat Heroin Epidemic

MA Communities Unite to Combat Heroin Epidemic

By: Christine Morabito – March 2014 Because of its proximity to Interstates 495, 95 and 93, the Merrimack Valley has been uniquely impacted by a shocking increase in heroin and prescription…

Coakley To Pay Fine for Campaign Finance Violations on Her Federal Committee Expenditures

Coakley To Pay Fine for Campaign Finance Violations on Her Federal Committee Expenditures

The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) has concluded that State Attorney General Martha Coakley’s state campaign committee was not in compliance with the campaign finance laws when her…

Haverhill Narcotics Team Make Several Drug Arrests in Bradford – Money, Drugs Seized

Haverhill Narcotics Team Make Several Drug Arrests in Bradford – Money, Drugs Seized

HAVERHILL – APRIL 18, 2014 Alert residents of the South Pleasant St. section of Bradford reported they observed unusual activity consistent with drug sales and usage in their neighborhood. Haverhill…

Jerry Robito to Challenge Frank Cousins for Sheriff in 2016

Jerry Robito to Challenge Frank Cousins for Sheriff in 2016

By: Jerry Robito – April, 2014 The position of Sheriff should not be held by a career politician. Instead, it should be held by a law enforcement professional who has…

NIMBYS – The Empty Chair Show – By Phil Lahey

NIMBYS – The Empty Chair Show – By Phil Lahey

By: Phi Lahey – March, 2014 For those of you who don’t know what that stands for, it means “Not in My Backyard”. Lately there has been much media attention…

Retired Lawrence Officer Dies Two Days After Warrant Issued for His Arrest

Retired Lawrence Officer Dies Two Days After Warrant Issued for His Arrest

BREAKING…. LAWRENCE… By: Tom Duggan UPDATED 4/16/14 The Valley Patriot has learned Wednesday afternoon that Former Officer William Hale passed away Wednesday.  Story Posted on 4/15/14 below An arrest warrant…

A BLOODY DAY IN LAWRENCE~Bank Robber, CarJacking Keep Police in Lawrence, Methuen Busy

A BLOODY DAY IN LAWRENCE~Bank Robber, CarJacking Keep Police in Lawrence, Methuen Busy

  LAWRENCE-METHUEN By: Tom Duggan and Justess Jacobson VIDEO GALLERY 1 VIDEO GALLERY 2 Lawrence and Methuen Police raced through the city early Friday afternoon, first in pursuit of a…

Three Alarm Inferno Keeps Firefighters from Four Communities Busy Through Early Morning

Three Alarm Inferno Keeps Firefighters from Four Communities Busy Through Early Morning

By: Tom Duggan PHOTOS: J. BERGERON PHOTO GALLERY Firefighters from Lawrence, Andover, North Andover and Lowell have been battling a three alarm blaze at 118 Olive Avenue in Lawrence for…

Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit Wins Exchange Club Police Officer of the Year

Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit Wins Exchange Club Police Officer of the Year

The Street Narcotics Unit (SNEU) is a small, highly proactive narcotics unit under the Special Operations Division of the Lawrence Police Department. The unit is dedicated to the eradication of…

Our Celebration is Really All About You… The Story That Never Made Print!

Our Celebration is Really All About You… The Story That Never Made Print!

People frequently ask me, “What is the ‘secret’ of your success?” While I could never boil down to one single reason, I have made no secret of the fact that…

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…