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Finegold Benefitted from Campaign material printed by the Lawrence Public Schools

Finegold Benefitted from Campaign material printed by the Lawrence Public Schools

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2009 An investigation by the Massachusetts office of Campaign and Political Finance may not have issued their report yet on which elected officials benefited from campaign material printed in…

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX ~ Welcome to the Latest Government SNAFU

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX ~ Welcome to the Latest Government SNAFU

The Cause, The Cure, and The Obstacles to Recovery Part I By: Charles Ormsby – May, 2009  TANSTAAFL: “There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch!” – Anonymous When…

An Exclusive Interview with Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy

An Exclusive Interview with Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy

  By: Tom Duggan, May, 2009 Lawrence School Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy granted an exclusive interview with The Valley Patriot where he discussed for the first time to anyone, the details…

Public should have been told about Lawrence water

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   February, 2009 In March and August of 2008, the City of Lawrence did not perform the states’ required monthly chlorite testing on the city’s drinking water. The…

Andrea Traficanti Files for Permanent Disability

Andrea Traficanti Files for Permanent Disability

Fired Attorney’s Firm Member Made Millions on Taxpayers   Valley Patriot Staff – November, 2008 Former Lawrence city hall worker Andrea Traficanti will be back in court next month seeking…

Public Deserves Answers From School Committee Chair

Public Deserves Answers From School Committee Chair

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan October, 2008 Last May the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) notified the North Andover Public Schools that their high school was being…

Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy Refutes Chief Romero’s Claim of Increased Arrests at LHS

Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy Refutes Chief Romero’s Claim of Increased Arrests at LHS

 By: Tom Duggan – May, 2008   July 29, 2008 — Following Police Chief John Romero’s issuing of the School Resource Officer (SRO) report detailing an increase in arrests in…

It’s time to stand up and help those who are here legally

It’s time to stand up and help those who are here legally

PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan   By: Tom Duggan –  May, 2008 While the politicians and the American people debate about what to do with illegal immigrants and whether or…

We Suggest “Nearly Perfect”

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL April, 2008 The Massachusetts state Board of Education is unhappy with the mean-spirited words being used to describe government schools that are not up to snuff. Those…

Police Investigate Middle School Death Threats

By: Tom Duggan – April 2008 NORTH ANDOVER – Several North Andover Middle School students are being investigated by the North Andover police for personal profiles posted on the America…

State meets obligation on SPED mandate

State meets obligation on SPED mandate

  By: State Senator Steve Panagiotakos – April, 2008 Chairman Senate Ways & Means Committee  The following information is intended to address the issue of local mandates and explains how…

Former North Andover’s Acting Superintendent Gave Himself Illegal Raise of $4,484 Raise

VALLEY PATRIOT EXCLUSIVE!   By: Tom Duggan – January, 2008   The North Andover School Committee is suing their former acting Superintendent Richard Bergeron for illegally giving himself a $4,484.34…

Lawrence Mayor, Superintendent to Protest Stokes at Tonight’s School Committee Meeting

Lawrence Mayor, Superintendent to Protest Stokes at Tonight’s School Committee Meeting

Asks Community to stand with our Veterans   by Wilfredo Laboy, posted 1/10/08   During a period in which the City of Lawrence and the Lawrence Public Schools have made…

Silence of town officials at N.A. Special Town Meeting is Unacceptable

Silence of town officials at N.A. Special Town Meeting is Unacceptable

    Sandy Gleed     This Monday’s special town meeting demonstrated far more about the shortcomings of municipal government than it did about the average citizen’s desire to exert…

N. Andover’s poor education choices shouldn’t be repeated in other communities

    By: Ralph Wilbur – December, 2007 In the late 1960’s, North Andover was one of the first communities to wholeheartedly adopt the then current fad for “open classroom”…