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Legislature Goes Through – Not Around – Tough Issues

Legislature Goes Through – Not Around – Tough Issues

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – August, 2014 This session produced many important pieces of legislation: On-line voter registration and challenges to Citizens United that require a listing of…

PDF of the August, 2014 Edition of The Valley Patriot (#130): Methuen Chief Defends NEMLEC

PDF of the August, 2014 Edition of The Valley Patriot (#130): Methuen Chief Defends NEMLEC

Click HERE for TURN PAGE VIEW of Edition #130 – August, 2014 Click here to download PDF of Valley Patriot     Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of…

Thoughts from Councilor #5 ~ Methuen City Councilor Dan Grayton

Thoughts from Councilor #5 ~ Methuen City Councilor Dan Grayton

  Greetings Valley Patriots! It is my pleasure to begin to provide an article each month geared towards those of you with a eye trained on Methuen and its politics.…

Blue Dog, JFK Democrats Need to Stage a Comeback

Blue Dog, JFK Democrats Need to Stage a Comeback

  By: John MacDonald – August, 2014 For some time now it has bothered me how the tide has turned against the classic blue dog, John F. Kennedy Democrats. The…

PODCAST State Auditor Suzanne Bump on Waste Fraud and Abuse in State Government – Paying Attention Radio (8-23-14)

PODCAST State Auditor Suzanne Bump on Waste Fraud and Abuse in State Government – Paying Attention Radio (8-23-14)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Paying Attention is hosted by Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan. Tom’s, Co-host is Paul Murano.…

State Rep. Dizoglio Opposes Lawrence Mayor’s Plan to Move Registry to North Lawrence

State Rep. Dizoglio Opposes Lawrence Mayor’s Plan to Move Registry to North Lawrence

DiZoglio Urges DOT Secretary & RMV to Apply the Brakes on Proposed Move in Lawrence LAWRENCE – State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) is urging Richard Davey, Secretary of MassDOT,  and the Registry of Motor…

PODCAST State Senate Debate with Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives & Jessica Finocchiaro – Paying Attention Radio Program with Tom Duggan (8-16-14)

PODCAST State Senate Debate with Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives & Jessica Finocchiaro – Paying Attention Radio Program with Tom Duggan (8-16-14)

Paying Attention is hosted by Tom Duggan, Co-host Paul Murano and is produced by Chris Poublon. Paying Attention and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell on Saturday’s from 10am to noon.…

Who Has the REAL Koch Problem?

Who Has the REAL Koch Problem?

By: Christine Morabito – August, 2014 Psychiatry has a word for the practice of accusing others of something you yourself do. The word is “projection.” According to PsychologyDictionary.org, projection is…

Lawrence Mayor Accuses Investigators of “Dragging Their Feet”, Says Lantigua’s “Pavegate” Cost State Taxpayers More then $600K

Lawrence Mayor Accuses Investigators of “Dragging Their Feet”, Says Lantigua’s “Pavegate” Cost State Taxpayers More then $600K

Mass Dept. of Transportation and Inspector General Reportedly Investigating Lantigua  By: Tom Duggan – August 13, 2014|12:35pm VIDEO BELOW  Valley Patriot sources at the state’s Department of Transportation say that…

PODCAST – State Rep. Candidate Oscar Camargo & Lt. Gov Candidate Mike Lake on the Paying Attention! Radio Program (8-9-14)

PODCAST – State Rep. Candidate Oscar Camargo & Lt. Gov Candidate Mike Lake on the Paying Attention! Radio Program (8-9-14)

Paying Attention is hosted by Tom Duggan, Co-host Paul Murano and is produced by Chris Poublon. Paying Attention and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell on Saturday’s from 10am to noon. …

Dominican Rep. Marcos Devers Says Voter ID Ensures Transparency, Other Latino Officials in Lawrence Agree

Dominican Rep. Marcos Devers Says Voter ID Ensures Transparency, Other Latino Officials in Lawrence Agree

By: Tom Duggan – August 8, 2014 LAWRENCE - Lawrence State Representative Marcos Devers (D-Lawrence) says he favors Voter ID and says that as a Dominican he is “offended” when…

Don’t blame Massachusetts for New Hampshire’s Leftward Drift

Don’t blame Massachusetts for New Hampshire’s Leftward Drift

By: DJ Bettencourt – July, 2014 In New Hampshire politics there is a widely held but grossly inaccurate myth. For Republican believers in the myth, it is a source of…

Congressional Candidate Ann Wofford on Paying Attention LIVE from the Lowell Folk Festival (7-26-14)

Congressional Candidate Ann Wofford on Paying Attention LIVE from the Lowell Folk Festival (7-26-14)

Paying Attention is hosted by Tom Duggan, Co-host Paul Murano took the day off. The show is produced by Chris Poublon. Paying Attention and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell. CLICK…

Frauds Get Away Free When the Press Fears Asking Questions

Frauds Get Away Free When the Press Fears Asking Questions

By: Bharani Padmanabhan, MD – July, 2014 “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.” – George Orwell Valley Patriot readers read last month about the mind-boggling fraud…

MassFiscal Alliance & Other Groups Exploring Legal Challenge To $15,000 Union Donation Limit

MassFiscal Alliance & Other Groups Exploring Legal Challenge To $15,000 Union Donation Limit

Loopholes permits unions huge unfair advantage over individuals Boston, MA: good-government policies, and the Goldwater Institute, a public policy advocacy and research organization, announced today that they are further studying…