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North Andover Town Moderator Opens On-Line Town Meeting Access

North Andover Town Moderator Opens On-Line Town Meeting Access

Innovation to allow non-attendee participation at Town Meeting expanded. Continuing what he calls “the historic initiative of the past two years”, North Andover Town Moderator Mark DiSalvo will be allowing…

Mayoral Candidates Spent $3.8M to Get Elected in 2015

Mayoral Candidates Spent $3.8M to Get Elected in 2015

In a year without a Boston mayoral election, 61 mayoral candidates in 36 cities reported expenditures of $3,786,953 and receipts of $3,692,411 in 2015, according to a spending study compiled…

Eating Our Own ~ By Jeff Katz

Eating Our Own ~ By Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – April, 2016 I’m proud to say that Charlie Baker is my governor and my neighbor. I served with him as fellow elected members of Swampscott Town…

Salisbury Selectman Ed Hunt Endorses Gil Medeiros for Selectman

Salisbury Selectman Ed Hunt Endorses Gil Medeiros for Selectman

SALISBURY – After serving 15 years on the Salisbury Board of Selectman, Ed Hunt has decided to endorse the candidate he wishes to replace him on the board.  On Monday, Hunt endorsed newcomer Gil…

The Million Dollar Man, by Duncan Burns

The Million Dollar Man, by Duncan Burns

By: Duncan Burns, Political Oberserver 4-18-16 This is not the story of a lottery winner, nor is it one of a successful rags-to-riches journey, no, this is the story of…

State Fines Former Lawrence Mayor Lantigua Again for Refusing to Disclose Campaign Bank Activity

State Fines Former Lawrence Mayor Lantigua Again for Refusing to Disclose Campaign Bank Activity

By: Tom Duggan, 4-4-16 Former Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua is in trouble again with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF). The state’s political watchdog agency has fined…

Choosing the Next Indispensable Leader ~ Teen Talk with Anna DeBernardo

Choosing the Next Indispensable Leader ~ Teen Talk with Anna DeBernardo

By: Anna DeBernardo – March, 2016 With Super Tuesday just around the corner, talk of politics can be heard from every direction one turns. Some of the candidates participating in…

The Attack on Charlie Baker ~ The Pulse with John MacDonald

The Attack on Charlie Baker ~ The Pulse with John MacDonald

By: John MacDonald – March, 2016 By the time this article is published, Super Tuesday, March 1st will be over. Not only will we know who the Commonwealth of Massachusetts…

The GOP Needs More William F. Buckley, Less Trump

The GOP Needs More William F. Buckley, Less Trump

By: DJ Bettencourt – March. 2016 At the time of this writing, it marks the eighth anniversary of the passing of the father of modern American conservatism, William F. Buckley.…

NA Selectman’s Race March 29th, an Interview with Candidate Nobile

NA Selectman’s Race March 29th, an Interview with Candidate Nobile

VOTE NORTH ANDOVER TUESDAY MARCH 29th Chris Nobile lives on Hillside Road, has been married for 20 years and has lived in North Andover for 20 years. He has three…

Lawrence Councilors Fined For Refusing to Disclose Campaign Contributions, Expenditures

Lawrence Councilors Fined For Refusing to Disclose Campaign Contributions, Expenditures

By: Tom Duggan – 2-22-16 The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF ) has fined two Lawrence City Councilors and warned a third because of campaign finance violations…

Mass. Republican Assembly Endorses Grayton for State Committee Questions Character of Toohey

Mass. Republican Assembly Endorses Grayton for State Committee Questions Character of Toohey

 The Massachusetts Republican Assembly (MARA) and Sharron Angle, former candidate for United States Senate and President of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA) proudly endorse Daniel Grayton of Methuen…

Ethics Commission Accuses Stoughton Town Moderator Howard Hansen – Town Printing Done at His OWN Company

Ethics Commission Accuses Stoughton Town Moderator Howard Hansen – Town Printing Done at His OWN Company

Hansen repeatedly violated several sections of the conflict of interest law between 2009 and 2014 by directing Town printing business to his own printing company The Enforcement Division of the…

Primary Presidential Politics: Who to Choose? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

Primary Presidential Politics:  Who to Choose? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Jan. 2016 It is now political season and New England must choose the nation’s front-runners for President of the United States. I don’t place my faith…

The Valley Patriot January, 2016 Edition: THE GOP TOP FOUR

The Valley Patriot January, 2016 Edition: THE GOP TOP FOUR

>>READ IN FLIP-PAGE PDF VIEWER<<    JANUARY, 2015 PDF >> READ ON KINDLE Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1 Best…

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