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Lawrence Mayor Failed to Ease People’s Fears ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Dec. 2016)

Lawrence Mayor Failed to Ease People’s Fears ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Dec. 2016)

Earlier this month, when the public learned about a beheading in Lawrence, rumors began to swirl and the public was left with a lot of unanswered questions. Was it terrorism?…

Haverhill Woman Charged with Criminal Obstruction, Harassing a Witness

Haverhill Woman Charged with Criminal Obstruction, Harassing a Witness

AG’s Office Originally Charged Woman with Larceny, Medicaid False Claims for Billing MassHealth for Services Not Provided BOSTON – A Haverhill woman who served as the personal care attendant (PCA)…

Audit Finds Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association Falling Short of Transparency Requirements

Audit Finds Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association Falling Short of Transparency Requirements

FULL AUDIT HERE BOSTON, MA — An audit of the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association (MSA), released today by Auditor Suzanne M. Bump, found that the Association was not meeting statutorily required…

Lawrence Police Officer William Green Wants to Resign, Tried to Meet with Mayor with Press and is Denied

Lawrence Police Officer William Green Wants to Resign, Tried to Meet with Mayor with Press and is Denied

Sources in the Lawrence Mayor’s office say that controversial Lawrence Police Officer William Green was not denied his resignation from the department by the mayor as has been claimed.  …

Son of Cuban Immigrants, Baker Appoints Andover Attorney Sal Tabit Superior Court Judge

Son of Cuban Immigrants, Baker Appoints Andover Attorney Sal Tabit Superior Court Judge

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has nominated  Andover attorney Salim Tabit to serve as Associate Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Attorney Tabit is a Founding Partner at Broadhurst Tabit LLP,…

(VIDEO AND STORY) LAWRENCE BEHEADING – Mayor Pummeled by Reporters for Holding Press Conference with Nothing to Say

(VIDEO AND STORY) LAWRENCE BEHEADING – Mayor Pummeled by Reporters for Holding Press Conference with Nothing to Say

UPDATE: 3PM-12-2-16 The District Attorney released the name of the decapitated victim as Viloria Paulino the 16 year old who has been missing since Friday.  VIDEO OF PRESS CONFERENCE (12-2-16|12PM)…

What to Expect From a Donald Trump Administration ~ PAYING ATTENTION with Tom Duggan

What to Expect From a Donald Trump Administration ~ PAYING ATTENTION with Tom Duggan

By: Tom Duggan – Nov. 2016 With all the media lies and misrepresentations about Donald Trump before the election, it’s hard to know what was real and what was just…

Gr. Lawrence Tech Students Start Opioid Prevention Task Force

Gr. Lawrence Tech Students Start Opioid Prevention Task Force

Inspired by Methuen’s Phil Lahey, students at the Greater Lawrence Tech School have started a Drug Education Task Force. Lahey, a former Methuen Councilor and the main force in the…

Hero Police Officer Seeks to Return to Board of Selectmen in North Andover

Hero Police Officer Seeks to Return to Board of Selectmen in North Andover

The Valley Patriot confirmed Saturday, that North Andover Police Lt. Dan Lanen, is seeking to return to the board of selectmen in this Spring’s town elections.  Lanen, a hero police…

Sheriff Finally Releases Photos of Inmates At Large After Walking Away from Lawrence Correction Center

Sheriff Finally Releases Photos of Inmates At Large After Walking Away from Lawrence Correction Center

The Essex County Sheriff Seeking Two Inmates Who Walked Away from Lawrence Correctional Alternative Center Essex County Sheriff Frank G. Cousins Jr. has finally released photos of the two inmates…

Methuen Police K-9 “Buddy” Completes Explosive Detection Training

Methuen Police K-9 “Buddy” Completes Explosive Detection Training

Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni and Police Chief Joseph Solomon have announced that the Methuen Police Department’s K-9, “Buddy” and his handler, Officer Timothy Getchell, have completed 16 weeks of explosive…

VIDEO – Essex County Sheriff Candidates Debate hosted by The Valley Patriot

VIDEO – Essex County Sheriff Candidates Debate hosted by The Valley Patriot

Candidates for Essex County Sheriff debated at North Andover High School. The debate was hosted by The Valley Patriot newspaper and was sponsored by Laborer’s Union Local 175, Sullivan Insurance,…

Strengthening Public Health and Safety ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH KATY IVES

Strengthening Public Health and Safety  ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH KATY IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – Oct. 2016 On July 31, the formal legislative session technically ended, meaning that between August and January, no formal voting on major bills takes…

Lantigua Confidante Found Not Guilty on Public Corruption Charges

Lantigua Confidante Found Not Guilty on Public Corruption Charges

Lawrence City Worker Justo Garcia was found not guilty on two counts of public corruption Thursday afternoon in Salem Superior Court. Garcia, a campaign worker for former Lawrence Mayor Willie…

Gov. Legislature Working Together to Change Bridgewater State, Increase Access to Mental Health Care

Gov. Legislature Working Together to  Change Bridgewater State, Increase  Access to Mental Health Care

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Oct, 2016 Bridgewater State Hospital is the center of attention for a number of high profile incidents stemming from the use of excessive…