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Is the 2014 Gubernatorial Contest a Bellwether for 2016?

Is the 2014 Gubernatorial Contest  a Bellwether for 2016?

By: David “D.J.” Beauregard – October, 2014 At first glance, most political observers would neglect to see any similarities between this year’s race for Governor of Massachusetts and the upcoming…

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: State Rep. Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: State Rep. Diana DiZoglio

By: Tom Duggan – October, 2014 14th Essex District State Representative Diana DiZoglio is seeking her second term in the legislature. She says that what she is most proud of…

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: North Andover Selectman Rosemary Smedile

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: North Andover Selectman Rosemary Smedile

By: Ralph Wilbur – October, 2014 Rosemary Smedile is running for state representative from the 14th District including parts of North Andover, Lawrence, Methuen and Bradford. Rosemary graduated from Boston…

A Special Kind of Incompetence – By Jeff Katz

A Special Kind of Incompetence – By Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz: October, 2014 On the heels of the most major security breach to ever take place at The White House we see the first ever case of Ebola…

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement in MA, Part I

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement in MA, Part I

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 come and go, but…

HEEE’S BAAACK! Lantigua Primed to Return to Power as Lawrence State Rep.

HEEE’S BAAACK! Lantigua Primed to Return to Power as Lawrence State Rep.

  By: Tom Duggan – October, 2014 While many believe former Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua is now a bad memory never to return, the fact is the man who ruled…

Five Reasons the “War on Women” is Not Going Away ~ Beneath The Surface with Paul Murano

Five Reasons the “War on  Women” is Not Going Away ~ Beneath The Surface with Paul Murano

  By: Paul Murano – October, 2014 There are five reasons the war on women theme will continue through November’s election: 1) Many voters will believe anything if repeated enough…

Distorting the Record, Political Deceptions – Valley Patriot Columnist Apologizes to Rep. Campbell, The Truth on the Gas and Sales Tax

Distorting the Record, Political Deceptions – Valley Patriot Columnist Apologizes to Rep. Campbell, The Truth on the Gas and Sales Tax

Political Deceptions Valley Patriot columnist and member of the Methuen School Committee, DJ Deeb wrote in his column this month that voters should choose Republican candidates in the upcoming state…

Forced Deposits a Consumer Con Job

Forced Deposits a Consumer Con Job

By: Christine Morabito – October 2014 If Ballot Question 2 passes in Massachusetts this November, your grocery bill and your honey do list will increase significantly. This ballot initiative expands…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (10/14) The Gas Tax Lie, Vote Yes on Question #1

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (10/14) The Gas Tax Lie, Vote Yes on Question #1

Question #1 on the November ballot asks voters to overturn the legislature’s cowardly move to perpetually raise the gas tax without ever having to take another vote or be held…

PODCAST of Paying Attention! GUEST: Christine Morabito. Topics: Ballot Questions and MORE

PODCAST of Paying Attention! GUEST: Christine Morabito. Topics: Ballot Questions and MORE

CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Today Tom and Christine talked about Massachusetts ballot questions and Tom took the republican…

DOWNLOAD OR VIEW The October, 2014 “ELECTION EDITION” of The Valley Patriot (edition #132): “Lantigua Comeback?”

DOWNLOAD OR VIEW The October, 2014 “ELECTION EDITION” of The Valley Patriot (edition #132): “Lantigua Comeback?”

Click HERE for TURN PAGE VIEW of Edition #132 –October, 2014 Click here to download normal PDF of Valley Patriot Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley…

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK – SEPTEMBER 2014 – Primary Election Reflections and Tomaselli Sisters, MORE!

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK – SEPTEMBER 2014 – Primary Election Reflections and Tomaselli Sisters, MORE!

BOSTON PRESS FAKES POLL NUMBERS IN TIERNEY RACE I declare shenanigans! Before the September 9th primary elections in MA the Boston Globe and the Boston media was so desperate to…

Vispoli: Don’t Move the Lawrence Registry

Vispoli: Don’t Move the Lawrence Registry

Andover Selectman and candidate for the State Senate, Alex Vispoli spoke out in opposition to the Registry of Motor Vehicles, in Lawrence, being moved from the Plaza on Rt. 114…

Massachusetts’ Highest Court Continues to Set Outrageous Precedents

Massachusetts’ Highest Court Continues to Set Outrageous Precedents

By: Joe D’Amore – Sept. 2014 A former Amherst high school science teacher Ronald Garney pleaded guilty to buying and possessing child pornography. Furthermore , he used a state-issued email…