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$1.4M in Grants to MA Fire Departments Yields Only $16K for Lawrence

$1.4M in Grants to MA Fire Departments Yields Only $16K for Lawrence

United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Representatives Richard E. Neal, Mike Capuano, Stephen F. Lynch, and Niki Tsongas, announced today that the Federal Emergency Management…

Working Together to End Gun Violence ~ By State Rep. Lenny Mirra (R) West Newbury

Working Together to End Gun Violence ~ By State Rep. Lenny Mirra (R) West Newbury

By: Lenny Mirra – June, 2018 The mission was simple, get both sides to sit down with each other and discuss new ways to end gun violence that all sides…

Lawrence Man Sentenced for Opioid Trafficking Conspiracy

Lawrence Man Sentenced for Opioid Trafficking Conspiracy

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced in federal court in Boston today for his role in an opioid trafficking conspiracy involving the distribution of fentanyl, heroin, and oxycodone across…

State Exploring Fully Funding Essex County Regional Emergency Communicaiton Center

State Exploring Fully Funding Essex County Regional Emergency Communicaiton Center

Representatives from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts met yesterday with Sheriff Kevin Coppinger and the members of the Financial Advisory Board of the Essex County Regional Emergency Communications Center (ECRECC) to…

7 Year Old Suffers Permenant Brain Injuries in Boxford Crash, Mother Charged with OUI-Drugs

7 Year Old Suffers Permenant Brain Injuries in Boxford Crash, Mother Charged with OUI-Drugs

BREAKING….. UPDATE FROM YESTERDAYS CRASH IN BOXFORD   By: Tom Duggan – 6-26-18 A Haverhill woman is being arraigned this morning after crashing her car in Boxford yesterday with two…

Methuen Police Detective Receives Gift of Caring Award

Methuen Police Detective Receives Gift of Caring Award

Methuen Police Detective William Kannan received the Gift of Caring award from the Trauma Intervention Program last month. (Courtesy Photo)   METHUEN — Mayor James Jajuga and Chief Joseph Solomon…

North Andover Police Seeks Public Help Finding Bank Robber

North Andover Police Seeks Public Help Finding Bank Robber

At 2:34pm on Tuesday (6/19/2018), North Andover Police responded to 154 Main St, Bank of America, for a report of an attempted robbery. The suspect passed a note to the…

Lawrence Police Arrest 3 For Home Invasion

Lawrence Police Arrest 3 For Home Invasion

Early this morning, Wednesday June 20th, Lawrence Police responded to 182 Dawes Street for a report of a possible home invasion in progress. As officers arrived on scene, Sergeant Ariel…

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…