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Republican Sheriff Candidate Jim Jajuga Jr. Won’t Pledge to Support GOP Nominee

Republican Sheriff Candidate Jim Jajuga Jr. Won’t Pledge to Support GOP Nominee

  PAYING ATTENTION ON LINE EXTRA During the republican debate for Essex County Sheriff in Methuen last month, each of the candidates were asked if they would support their party’s…

Robito, Marks Spar Over Pretrial Detainees at the CAC

Robito, Marks Spar Over Pretrial Detainees at the CAC

FULL VIDEO OF THIS DEBATE Last month, The Valley Patriot hosted a substantive debate with the Democratic Party Candidates for Essex County Sheriff, leaving no doubt about the difference between…

Republicans Spar Over Building New Facility, Bed Space

Republicans Spar Over Building New Facility, Bed Space

“This is not a time to build new prisons unless they are completely dilapidated and inhumane, then absolutely, but we don’t build new prisons because we are not managing our…

Robito, O’Reilly Attack Chief Coppinger on Pension, Crime in Lynn

Robito, O’Reilly Attack Chief Coppinger on Pension, Crime in Lynn

At the debate for the Democratic candidates in August, Jerry Flynn, Executive Director of the New England Police Benevolent Association, asked the candidates if they would take their pension and…

GOP Candidates for Sheriff Tackle Issue of Homeless Inmates

GOP Candidates for Sheriff Tackle Issue of Homeless Inmates

THE ELECTION IS THURSDAY, SEPT. 8th The Valley Patriot in conjunction with the Greater Lawrence Psychological Center’s Carina Pappalardo, hosted a debate for the Republican candidates for Essex County Sheriff.…

Inmate Crisis Ignored by Area Legislators For Too Long ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-16)

Inmate Crisis Ignored by Area Legislators For Too Long ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-16)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL The Valley Patriot hosted two debates in the Essex County Sheriff’s race last month.    During the Democratic Party candidate debate, superintendent of the Middleton jail, Michael…

My Thoughts on the Essex County Sheriff’s Race

My Thoughts on the Essex County Sheriff’s Race

September 3, 2016 The most important race on the September 8th primary election ballot is the Essex County Sheriff’s race. The Sheriff is elected for six years and makes about…

2016 Essex County Sheriff Republican Candidate Debate

2016 Essex County Sheriff Republican Candidate Debate

Four of the five Republican primary candidates for Essex County Sheriff debated at the American Legion on Broadway in Methuen. They are: Anne Manning-Martin, Jeff Gallo, Craig Lane, and Jim…

Democrat Candidate for Sheriff, Michael Marks Supports Privatization of Medical Services

Democrat Candidate for Sheriff, Michael Marks Supports Privatization of Medical Services

By: Tom Duggan – August 25, 2016 Last week The Valley Patriot hosted a substantive debate (SEE VIDEO) with the Democratic Party Candidates for Essex County Sheriff, leaving no doubt…

Sheriff Candidate William Castro Files False Police Report Alleging Rival’s Supporter Stole and Damaged his Signs

Sheriff Candidate William Castro Files False Police Report Alleging Rival’s Supporter Stole and Damaged his Signs

Essex County Sheriff’s candidate William Castro of Lawrence, has filed a false police report against a campaign rival’s volunteer, claiming the volunteer was responsible for stealing and damaging campaign signs. Castro…

Getting the People’s Business Done

Getting the People’s Business Done

By: State Representative Linda Dean Campbell – July, 2016 The Massachusetts House of Representatives recently passed important legislation for workers, for our communities, and protections for transgender individuals. Facing an…

Two Lawrence Councilors Want to Make it Harder to Recall the Mayor

Two Lawrence Councilors Want to Make it Harder to Recall the Mayor

Lawrence City Councilors Laplante and Vasquez say it is far too easy to mount a recall election against a city mayor and have submitted a proposal to make it more…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2016

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2016

THANK YOU OUTBACK – Last month the Veterans’ Services Officer for North Andover and Boxford, Gerard Maguire, held a fundraiser for our veterans at the Relief’s In in Lawrence. I…

June, 2016 Print Edition of The Valley Patriot – Baker Signs Public Records Bill

June, 2016 Print Edition of The Valley Patriot – Baker Signs Public Records Bill

Read Flip Page Viewer on Line  Download or View The June, 2016 edition of The Valley Patriot     Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot…

GOVERNOR BAKER SIGNS PUBLIC RECORDS REFORM BILL INTO LAW

GOVERNOR BAKER SIGNS PUBLIC RECORDS REFORM BILL INTO LAW

June 3, 2016 Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a public records reform bill Friday, after a joint conference committee of the Massachusetts legislature negotiated and reached a final deal on…