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Firefighter Sullivan, Detective DeLano Honored by Methuen Exchange

Firefighter Sullivan, Detective DeLano Honored by Methuen Exchange

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 The Methuen Exchange Club presented Methuen Police Detective John Delano with their Police Officer of the Year Award at their annual dinner banquet last…

Remembering Slain Woburn Police Officer Jack Maguire

Remembering Slain Woburn Police Officer Jack Maguire

MORE PHOTOS By: Tom Duggan – December 26, 2013 Dozens of friends, family and former colleagues of slain Woburn Police Officer Jack Maguire gathered for a candle light vigil in…

Looking Back at Four Years of Lantigua Shenanigans – PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan

Looking Back at Four Years of Lantigua Shenanigans  – PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan

December, 2013 Right to the bitter end, Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua went down swinging as he told reporters on the day he conceded that if he were white, he would…

Valley Patriot of the Month – HERO IN OUR MIDST: Sergeant Thomas F. Siopes, U.S. Army

Valley Patriot of the Month – HERO IN OUR MIDST: Sergeant Thomas F. Siopes, U.S. Army

By: Helen Mooradkanian – December, 2013 In the early dawn hours of March 25, 1969, in the rice paddies of South Vietnam, near Bong Son, in the province of Binh…

Lawrence City Councilor on Ride-Alongs with Police, Fire and DPW – PART I

Lawrence City Councilor on Ride-Alongs with Police, Fire and DPW – PART I

PART ONE: OBSERVING LAWRENCE POLICE AND DISPATCH  By: Tom Duggan – December 16, 2013 Last week Lawrence City Councilor Mark Laplante went on a “ride along” with the Lawrence police, fire,…

An Accounting of Your Tax Dollars in Georgetown -Spending on Absent Teachers Nearly Exceeds Fire Dept. Outlays

An Accounting of Your Tax Dollars in Georgetown -Spending on Absent Teachers Nearly Exceeds Fire Dept. Outlays

  By: Lonnie Brennan – November, 2013 According to the 2012 Georgetown earnings records, recently obtained by The Valley Patriot, the Georgetown School Department spent $331,585.09 on substitute teachers in…

Erin Cox Owes North Andover an Apology – Valley Patriot Editorial (Nov. 2013)

Erin Cox Owes North Andover an Apology – Valley Patriot Editorial (Nov. 2013)

Former North Andover High School volleyball captain Erin Cox claimed she was being suspended from the team and lost her captaincy because of a “zero tolerance policy” at North Andover…

$5,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest and Charging – NORTH SHORE GANG TASK FORCE SEEKS WANTED FUGITIVE

$5,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest and Charging – NORTH SHORE GANG TASK FORCE SEEKS WANTED FUGITIVE

  Date(s) of Birth Used: July 10, 1984 Hair: Black Place of Birth: Massachusetts Eyes: Brown Height: 6’0” Sex: Male Weight: 170 to 225 pounds Race: Black ARMED AND DANGEROUS Boston, MASS – A task force of Massachusetts law enforcement agencies is…

Methuen Mayor’s Debate, Dan Rivera & More…. The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, November 2, 2013

Methuen Mayor’s Debate, Dan Rivera & More…. The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, November 2, 2013

  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1   In the first hour of today’s program we had a debate between Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni and City Councilor…

THE EMPTY CHAIR – (Exposing Addiction) Public Enemy #1

THE EMPTY CHAIR – (Exposing Addiction) Public Enemy #1

By: Phil Lahey, October, 2013 When it comes to drug addiction, who is public enemy #1? You might guess the drug dealer, or the one who introduced our kid to…

Methuen Voters will Choose Two of Three Candidates for City Council in West End

Methuen Voters will Choose Two of Three Candidates for City Council in West End

By: Tom Duggan – October, 2013 Once thought to be unbeatable, incumbent West End City Councilor Sean Fountain now has a fight on his hands to be re-elected. With Jeanne…

Birds of A Feather Flock Together! (OPINION)

Birds of A Feather Flock Together! (OPINION)

By: Peter Larocque – October, 2013 The city of Lawrence is never at a loss for interesting situations unfolding in front of everyone who has eyes to see. Last month,…

Erin Cox Mom: Daughter Was at Drinking Party Nearly 30 Minutes, Claims Punished “Based on Sex” in Restraining Order Request

Erin Cox Mom: Daughter Was at Drinking Party Nearly 30 Minutes, Claims Punished “Based on Sex” in Restraining Order Request

Says Football Quarterback Treated Differently for being Male   By: Tom Duggan - October 28, 2013 | 12:01am NORTH ANDOVER, MA – According to documents obtained by The Valley Patriot…

UPDATED: Senator Tarr on Puppy Doe Case – Inspires ‘PAWS Act’ – Legilsation Will Create Animal Abuser Registry

UPDATED: Senator Tarr on Puppy Doe Case – Inspires ‘PAWS Act’ – Legilsation Will Create Animal Abuser Registry

Senate Republicans Fight for Animal Cruelty Law October, 2013 | Updated 10-28-013 Massachusetts State Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) released the following statement today, following the arrest of 32-year-old…

BREAKING… UPDATED… 10-26 – 4:18pm – Police Charge Murder Victim’s Roommate With Unrelated Gun Charges After Day-Long Search, Guns Seized

BREAKING… UPDATED… 10-26 – 4:18pm – Police Charge Murder Victim’s Roommate With Unrelated Gun Charges After Day-Long Search, Guns Seized

Murder Victim Lived at Methuen Address Weapons Seized By: Tom Duggan UPDATED | October 26, 2013, 4:18pm Methuen police say they have arrested one man in connection with yesterday’s day…