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Easy Win For DiZoglio in State Rep Race

Easy Win For DiZoglio in State Rep Race

By: Tom Duggan  - November, 2014 State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) handily defeated Rosemary Smedile (R-North Andover), on Election Day by 1,133 votes. Smedile is Chairman of the North Andover…

What North Andover Voters Really Said on Election Day

What North Andover Voters Really Said on Election Day

By: Tom Duggan – November, 2014 According to Town Clerk Joyce Bradshaw, 10,607 voters participated in the November election in North Andover. GOVERNOR – BAKER OVER COAKLEY Republican Charlie Baker won…

Corruption Must be Baker’s First Priority – Valley Patriot Editorial (11-14)

Corruption Must be Baker’s First Priority – Valley Patriot Editorial (11-14)

Massachusetts Governor-elect Charlie Baker has a tough job ahead of him. We believe Baker must identify and address the rampant corruption epidemic plaguing the state before he can adequately tackle…

Paying Attention Podcast – State Rep. Jim Lyons on Corruption and Job Selling at the State House (November 15, 2014 )

Paying Attention Podcast – State Rep. Jim Lyons on Corruption and Job Selling at the State House (November 15, 2014 )

CLICK TO LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK TO LISTEN TO  HOUR 2 Today Tom and Paul talked with Andover State Rep. Jim Lyons about the corruption in state government. Lyons…

Kelcourse Declared Official Winner by 11 Votes, Cameron Promises Recount

Kelcourse Declared Official Winner by 11 Votes, Cameron Promises Recount

By: Joe D’Amore Correspondent UPDATE November 7, 2014 11AM.  Republican State Rep. Candidate Jim Kelcourse has been declared the winner of the three way race for the 1st Essex State Rep.…

Super PACs and Outside Groups Report $16.9 Million in Spending to Affect Gubernatorial Finalists

Super PACs and Outside Groups Report $16.9 Million in Spending to Affect Gubernatorial Finalists

BOSTON – In the first statewide election of the new Independent Expenditure “Super” PAC era, outside groups reported making $16.9 million in independent expenditures to support or oppose the Democratic…

The Never Ending Saga of the Residency Requirement and November’s Election

The Never Ending Saga of the Residency Requirement and November’s Election

By: Kathy Runge – October, 2014 Once upon a time, a city council suspended the rules and had a redo vote on the proposed residency requirement. They waited and waited…

Devers, Rivera Team Up in Second Miracle Win Against Lantigua

Devers, Rivera Team Up in Second Miracle Win Against Lantigua

  By: Tom Duggan – November 4, 2014 For the second year in a row the alliance between Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera and State Representative Marcos Devers resulted in what…

PAYING ATTENTION! ~ My Pics for the 2014 Election

PAYING ATTENTION! ~ My Pics for the 2014 Election

  By: Tom Duggan, November 3, 2014 While The Valley Patriot newspaper has a policy against endorsing candidates, each member of our editorial board is free to endorse or make…

Your Health Matters and Elections Affect Your Health

Your Health Matters and  Elections Affect Your Health

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – October, 2014 Over the past several months, I have tried to bring to the Valley Patriot readers a mix of what’s new in medicine, and…

Tom Duggan’s Election Notebook – Understanding the Ballot Questions, Bi-partisanship and Why You Should Vote

Tom Duggan’s Election Notebook – Understanding the Ballot Questions, Bi-partisanship and  Why You Should Vote

  Tuesday, November 4th is Election Day. On this year’s ballot are races for Governor, Congress, US Senate, State Auditor, State Treasurer, Attorney General, State Senate, State Representative, Governor’s Council,…

AMERICAN LEGION REMINDS YOU TO VOTE!

AMERICAN LEGION REMINDS YOU TO VOTE!

The last two months I have been mentioning the general elections which will be held on Tuesday, November 4th. We will be voting for the top state officials including Governor,…

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement Pt. II

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement Pt. II

READ PART 1 HERE The Valley Patriot has covered many state corruption stories in the past ten and a half years. What we observed in that time is that scandals…

Hey Lowell, Tired of Making History?

Hey Lowell, Tired of Making History?

By: John Macdonald – October, 2104 When it comes to politics are we tired yet of making history? Are we tired of voting for candidates, because they are the first…

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: Ann Wofford, Diana DiZoglio (10-25-14)

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: Ann Wofford, Diana DiZoglio (10-25-14)

CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Rosemary Smedile refused to come in for a debate with State Rep Diana DiZoglio so we…