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SNHU DISGRACES POLICE AT GRADUATION ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, JUNE 2018

SNHU DISGRACES POLICE AT GRADUATION ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, JUNE 2018

FORCED BOSTON COP TO DISMANTLE WEAPON TO ATTEND GRADUATION  Last month Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan attended the SNHU (Southern New Hampshire University) graduation at the SNHU Center in Manchester NH…

Hollywood Film “LAWTOWN” Focuses on Lawrence’s Opioid Crisis as a Microcosm for the Country

Hollywood Film “LAWTOWN” Focuses on Lawrence’s Opioid Crisis as a Microcosm for the Country

In December 2016, Justyn Moro, Patrick Flaherty, and Max Rose, alongside Anthem Films began producing a feature length film about the Heroin problem in Lawerence, MA. The team set out…

Body of Lawrence Man Found in Lake Cochichewick is 22 Year Old Rosido Jara of Haverhill Street

Body of Lawrence Man Found in Lake Cochichewick is 22 Year Old Rosido Jara of Haverhill Street

North Andover Police with the cooperation of Massachusetts State Police and the Salem Police Dive Recovery Team have recovered the body of a 22 year old Lawrence man from Ecuador…

The Battle of Unequitable Liberty in Massachusetts

The Battle of Unequitable Liberty in Massachusetts

  By: Duncan Burns – May, 2018 As readers know by now, Yarmouth K-9 Police Officer Sean Gannon was murdered by a career criminal. A criminal, whose very nature was…

An Honest Discussion on Guns… I Want to Know

An Honest Discussion on Guns… I Want to Know

By: Joe D’Amore – May, 2018 The Federal Assault Weapon’s Ban (AWB) enacted in 1994, prohibited the manufacturing, for civilian use, a variety of fire-arms loosely categorized as assault weapons,…

Sheriff Coppinger, Paying Attention to the Opioid Epidemic

Sheriff Coppinger, Paying Attention to the Opioid Epidemic

PART 1 Last month Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger appeared on the Paying Attention Podcast with Tom Duggan to discuss the opioid crisis and what he is doing in the…

GLTS Students Restore Fleet of Lawrence Police Cruisers

GLTS Students Restore Fleet of Lawrence Police Cruisers

    ANDOVER — Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to announce that GLTS partnered with the Lawrence Police Department to restore three police cruisers. Juniors and seniors in the school’s…

 Former State Rep. Gloria Fox, Former State Police Major James Jones Pay Fines, Ethics Commission Dismisses Case for Conflict of Interest

 Former State Rep. Gloria Fox, Former State Police Major James Jones Pay Fines, Ethics Commission Dismisses Case for Conflict of Interest

Fox and Jones pay $1,250 civil penalties for filing their 2016 Statements of Financial Interests late  The State Ethics Commission on May 17th allowed motions to dismiss adjudicatory proceedings against…

Methuen Firefighters Anthony Coco and Ryan Colvin named 2018 recipients of the “EMS Stewards of the Community” award

Methuen Firefighters Anthony Coco and Ryan Colvin named 2018 recipients of the “EMS Stewards of the Community” award

Methuen Fire Chief Tim Sheehy and the Methuen Fire Department are proud to announce that Firefighters Anthony Coco and Ryan Colvin have been named 2018 recipients of the “EMS Stewards…

City Bull Dozes Another Homeless Encampment on Train Bridge in South Lawrence

City Bull Dozes Another Homeless Encampment on Train Bridge in South Lawrence

By: Tom Duggan – May 23, 2018 A homeless encampment on the railroad bridge adjacent to the water falls in South Lawrence has been bulldozed by the Lawrence DPW with…

Dighton Police Chief Robert MacDonald Fined $7K for Conflict of Interest 

Dighton Police Chief Robert MacDonald Fined $7K for Conflict of Interest 

MacDonald recommended his son for appointment as full-time police officer Dighton Police Chief Robert MacDonald has paid a $7,000 civil penalty after admitting to violating the conflict of interest law…

The Problem Everyone Wants to Ignore, The Homeless in Lawrence ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

The Problem Everyone Wants to Ignore, The Homeless in Lawrence  ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

  MAY, 2018 Driving through the City of Lawrence it’s almost impossible not to notice the homeless population, whether they are pan-handling on the corners of the busiest intersections, or…

Senate Funds Narcan Bulk Purchasing to Bring Down Cost for Municipalities ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Senate Funds Narcan Bulk Purchasing to Bring Down Cost for Municipalities ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – May, 2018 The State Senate included funding in the Fiscal Year 2018 supplemental budget for the Municipal Naloxone Bulk Purchase Trust Fund, which allows…

Essex County Sheriff’s Department Opens New Re-Entry Transition Unit

Essex County Sheriff’s Department Opens New Re-Entry Transition Unit

The Essex County Sheriff’s Department (ECSD) held a Grand Opening event on May 16 for its new Re-Entry Transition Unit (RTU) at the department’s Pre-Release Center on Marston St. in…

Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Buying Explosives, Guns, with Intent to Murder Federal Judge, Former AG

Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Buying Explosives, Guns, with Intent to Murder Federal Judge, Former AG

CONCORD – United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that Edward McLarnon, 69, of Malden, Massachusetts, was sentenced to serve 25 years in federal prison for receiving firearms with intent…