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Lawrence Firefighter Held on No Bail After Confrontation with Police, Dangerousness Hearing Scheduled

Lawrence Firefighter Held on No Bail After Confrontation with Police, Dangerousness Hearing Scheduled

9-7-17 10AM A Lawrence Fire Lieutenant is being held with no bail early Tuesday morning after a confrontation with Lawrence police late Monday evening. A judge ordered the lieutenant held pending…

Inmate Crisis Ignored by Area Legislators For Too Long ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-16)

Inmate Crisis Ignored by Area Legislators For Too Long ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-16)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL The Valley Patriot hosted two debates in the Essex County Sheriff’s race last month.    During the Democratic Party candidate debate, superintendent of the Middleton jail, Michael…

My Thoughts on the Essex County Sheriff’s Race

My Thoughts on the Essex County Sheriff’s Race

September 3, 2016 The most important race on the September 8th primary election ballot is the Essex County Sheriff’s race. The Sheriff is elected for six years and makes about…

2016 Essex County Sheriff Republican Candidate Debate

2016 Essex County Sheriff Republican Candidate Debate

Four of the five Republican primary candidates for Essex County Sheriff debated at the American Legion on Broadway in Methuen. They are: Anne Manning-Martin, Jeff Gallo, Craig Lane, and Jim…

VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

  The Valley Patriot newspaper hosted a debate for the Democratic Candidates for Essex County Sheriff at North Andover High School on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The candidates are: Michael…

The September, 2016 Edition of The Valley Patriot – Sparks Fly In Sheriff’s Race

The September, 2016 Edition of The Valley Patriot – Sparks Fly In Sheriff’s Race

Open or download the September, 2016 edition of The Valley Patriot Read ON-LINE in our Flip Page Viewer Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper…

Quincy Police Lieutenant Charged with Defrauding his Department

Quincy Police Lieutenant Charged with Defrauding his Department

BOSTON – A Lieutenant with the Quincy Police Department was charged in an indictment unsealed today in connection with collecting double pay while working for the Quincy Police Department in…

We Must Stand With Our Police

We Must Stand With Our Police

By: John MacDonald – August, 2016 On Wednesday, July 20th I was honored that my friend, Valley Patriot publisher, Tom Duggan, asked me to speak at the Pro Police Rally…

Closing the Loopholes on Drunk Driving Laws ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Closing the Loopholes on Drunk Driving Laws  ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives August, 2018 In July, the Massachusetts Senate passed legislation to promote the use of ignition interlock devices by OUI offenders, which test a driver’s…

Lawrence police officer indicted on extortion charges

Lawrence police officer indicted on extortion charges

  Boston – A 16-year veteran officer of the Lawrence Police Department was indicted today in connection with attempting to use his position as a police officer to extort cocaine…

Democrat Candidate for Sheriff, Michael Marks Supports Privatization of Medical Services

Democrat Candidate for Sheriff, Michael Marks Supports Privatization of Medical Services

By: Tom Duggan – August 25, 2016 Last week The Valley Patriot hosted a substantive debate (SEE VIDEO) with the Democratic Party Candidates for Essex County Sheriff, leaving no doubt…

The War on Police ~ By, Jeff Katz

The War on Police ~ By, Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – August, 2016 A long time ago … in a galaxy far, far away, I was a police officer for a few moments. I was proud to…

Sheriff Candidate William Castro Files False Police Report Alleging Rival’s Supporter Stole and Damaged his Signs

Sheriff Candidate William Castro Files False Police Report Alleging Rival’s Supporter Stole and Damaged his Signs

Essex County Sheriff’s candidate William Castro of Lawrence, has filed a false police report against a campaign rival’s volunteer, claiming the volunteer was responsible for stealing and damaging campaign signs. Castro…

Cops Executed Because of CNN’s Anti-Cop Hysteria

Cops Executed  Because of CNN’s Anti-Cop Hysteria

By: Tom Duggan, August, 2016 I blame CNN and their reporters for the execution of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge last month. Let me make my case, and…

The Perkins Predicament in Lowell ~ THE PULSE

The Perkins Predicament in Lowell ~ THE PULSE

By: John MacDonald – July, 2016 The reality of UMass Lowell and its significant impact on the City of Lowell has hit hard lately. UMass Lowell recently purchased Perkins Park…