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Rep. Lyons Calls Lawrence an “Ongoing Criminal Enterprise”

Rep. Lyons Calls Lawrence an “Ongoing Criminal Enterprise”

Local Officials Come Forward Calling for Lantigua’s Removal   By: Tom Duggan – October, 2012   In the wake of two more members of Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua’s administration being…

Not the Gay Teacher

Not the Gay Teacher

  By: Dani Langevin – Lesbian Columnist – October, 2012 Next year I’m going to demand that I don’t have any straight students in my classroom. I just want the…

Methuen H.S. Ranger Band to March in North Andover’s Santa Parade

Methuen H.S. Ranger Band to March in North Andover’s Santa Parade

  By: Tracey Zysk, October 5, 2012 The North Andover festival committee is pleased to announce that the Methuen High School Ranger Band will be performing in this year’s Santa…

Join the Valley Patriot and Support North Andover Homecoming

Knights in Training Kids’ Run (under 12) -Awards and raffle prizes! NEW! Chip Timing provided by North Shore Timing, runners and walkers are welcome. All proceeds to benefit the North…

UMAS~ Lowell, Bully Emeritus (Opinion Column)

UMAS~ Lowell, Bully Emeritus (Opinion Column)

If you can’t beat them with ideas or logic, try slander!     By: Charles Ormsby, Professor UMASS~Lowell Last August I went to my mail box in the Mathematics Department…

Methuen Taekwondo Owner to Visit Israel on Misison of Peace Will Join Israeli & Palestinian Women in an Oxytocin Project

Methuen Taekwondo Owner to Visit Israel on Misison of Peace  Will Join Israeli & Palestinian Women in an Oxytocin Project

Master Catherine Chang of Chang’s Taekwondo America in Methuen and Haverhill has been Selected as One of 33 Western Women by “The Brave Heart Women Foundation” to Collaborate with Israeli…

Secretary of State Galvin Issues Order to Charlie Boddy on Public Records

Secretary of State Galvin Issues Order to Charlie Boddy on Public Records

Attorney Charles Boddy Refuses to Comply, Refuses to Take their Calls   In a letter dated October 3, 2012 Secretary of State Bill Galvin’s Supervisor of Records, Attorney Shawn Williams…

Council Moves to fill Vacant School Committee Seat (Lawrence)

Council Moves to fill Vacant School Committee Seat (Lawrence)

Cooper resigned last month and moved out of the city saying that she refused to keep her children in the Lawrence Public Schools given the lack of leadership and curriculum…

Rep. Lyons Calls for State Takeover of Lawrence, Removal of Lantigua

Rep. Lyons Calls for State Takeover of Lawrence, Removal of Lantigua

   By: Tom Duggan – September 17, 2012 In the wake of two more members of the Lantigua administration being indicted last week, State Representative Jim Lyons, (R) Andover, is…

Voters Reject Representative David Torrisi – Voter ID a Factor

Voters Reject Representative David Torrisi – Voter ID a Factor

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL Last month one of the strongest opponents of Voter ID in the Massachusetts State Legislature, David Torrissi (D) North Andover, was defeated by a conservative, Pro Voter-ID…

The State House Let Lawrence Down

The State House Let Lawrence Down

And the $34million bandaid the State threw at it fell off fast   By: Karin Rhoton – September, 2012 The City of Lawrence has been put in a financial position…

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan 9-1-12

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan 9-1-12

The Paying Attention Radio program airs on WCAP (980AM) in Lowell (980wcap.com) Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan talks about news of the week and provides a unique perspective on what…

Lawrence’s Enterprise Orphanages

Lawrence’s Enterprise Orphanages

  By; Peter Larocque – August, 2o12 That’s right, folks! I said orphanages. Lawrence, the nation’s first planned industrial city; which was once known for its massive mills lining the…

State Receiver Essentially Nullifies Teachers Contract

State Receiver Essentially Nullifies Teachers Contract

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2012  Lawrence Teachers Union President Frank McLaughin says that Receiver Jeff Riley has mandated a new contract for teachers in the now state run Lawrence…

Former Lawrence Public School Dept. Graphic Designer, John Laurenza Cited for Accepting Bribes

Former Lawrence Public School Dept. Graphic Designer, John Laurenza Cited for Accepting Bribes

The Massachusetts State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in with former Lawrence Public School Department Graphic Designer John Laurenza today. Laurenza admitted to violating conflict of interest laws, (specifically…