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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…

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…