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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…

In God We Trust

In God We Trust

  By: Peter Larocque – July, 2012 In case you didn’t know, In God We Trust is the motto of the United States of America and it has been on…

RILEY’S TURNOVER PLAN: MORE MONEY!

RILEY’S TURNOVER PLAN: MORE MONEY!

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL    June, 2012 Receiver Jeffrey Riley’s plan to improve the educational opportunities for the children of Lawrence contains a few ideas that, if fully exploited, may improve performance.…

Teacher Beast

  By: Dani Langevin – June, 2012 This has been a particularly difficult work year for me. It started off with me being taken away the very first day of…

The Real War on Women

  By: Paul Murano – June, 2012 People feel most offended when they know deep in their heart something is true. Consider this point as you read this column. In…