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A Bird’s Eye View of the 2012 Election – Evaluations, Endorsements & Links

A Bird’s Eye View of the 2012 Election – Evaluations, Endorsements & Links

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan   November 3, 2012 After watching all the debate, interviewing the candidates, consuming the news and commercials every day I have made my final decisions…

Methuen Police Now Have Remote Submarine for Search and Rescue

Methuen Police Now Have Remote Submarine for Search and Rescue

  By: Tom Duggan – November 1, 2012 METHUEN – The City of Methuen’s Police Department has one more tool in it’s’ arsenal when responding to public safety emergencies in…

Hidden Cameras allow Scofflaws to be Identified, Penalized for Dumping Debris

Hidden Cameras allow Scofflaws to be Identified, Penalized for Dumping Debris

Using Remote Surveillance, MassDEP and City of Lawrence  Target Illegal Dumping in Public Spaces   BOSTON – In a cooperative effort to combat illegal dumping in the City of Lawrence,…

Daniel Lahiff Pays $5,000 Civil Penalty, for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

Lowell Regional Water Utility Executive Director Improperly used Utility generators and employees for personal purposes April, 2012 The Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Lowell Regional Water Utility (“LRWU”)…

Who Really Cares About the Environment?

Who Really Cares About the Environment?

Just Look Locally at Lawrence and Listen Carefully for the Crickets By: Tom Duggan – March, 2012 In July of 2009 the Valley Patriot wrote an explosive story, publishing Documents…

Newt Gingrich: The Best Republican Candidate for President

Newt Gingrich: The Best Republican Candidate for President

Only Gingrich Can Institute the Fundamental Reforms Needed to Return America to Its Founding Principles and to the Prosperity That Will Quickly Follow  VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL! Today,America is stuck on…

An Interview with Presidential Candidate Thaddeus McCotter

An Interview with Presidential Candidate Thaddeus McCotter

Valley Patriot President Tom Duggan and Tea Party Columnist (and activist) Christine Morabito sat down with Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R) Michigan, in Concord, NH last month for a one on…

The Canine Heroes of September 11, 2001

The Canine Heroes of September 11, 2001

  By: Tracey Zysk – September, 2011 Ten years later…it is as if it was yesterday. After the buildings went down, the search started. Images of firefighters, police, military, New…

Green or Shovel Ready – Government Fails to Create Jobs

Green or Shovel Ready – Government Fails to Create Jobs

By: John Golnik – September, 2011 In mid August, Representative Tsongas was in Lawrence to present a $300,000 grant to the Workforce Investment Board, federal monies from the EPA, for…

Source of Waste being Dumped into Shawsheen Traced Back to Local Businesses

Source of Waste being Dumped into Shawsheen Traced Back to Local Businesses

February, 2011 Valley Patriot readers will recall that last summer, residents living near the Shawsheen River reported the smell of raw sewage and a foul, cloudy discharge coming from a…

EPA: Untreated Raw Sewage Flowing into Shawsheen

EPA: Untreated Raw Sewage Flowing into Shawsheen

  By; Tom Duggan – June, 2010   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sent a letter to Lawrence DPW Director Frank McCann (right) informing the City of Lawrence that…

Lawrence DPW caught illegally dumping

Lawrence DPW caught illegally dumping

  By: Tom Duggan – May, 2010 A Valley Patriot spotter tipped us off last month informing us that Lawrence DPW workers were illegally dumping construction material and road waste…

The Government Healthcare Tar Baby (Opinion)

The Government Healthcare Tar Baby (Opinion)

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX By: Charles Ormsby – September, 2009 Having consulted with their constituents over the August recess, our elected representatives will be heading back to Washington fully intending…

Hazardous Waste Leak in Lawrence

Hazardous Waste Leak in Lawrence

By: Tom Duggan – August, 2009 First Mercury then Sodium Bisulfite When Lawrence Mayor Michael Sullivan found out that mercury was being illegally stored at the old water pumping station…

Lawrence Fined Nearly $50K for Failing to Test Drinking Water for Ecoli

Lawrence Fined Nearly $50K for Failing to Test Drinking Water for Ecoli

  By: Tom Duggan – July, 2009 Documents obtained by The Valley Patriot last month revealed that operators at the City of Lawrence’s brand new $26 million water treatment facility…