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Mayor Responds to Recall Against Him Recall Supporters Charge “Political Retaliation”

Mayor Responds to Recall Against Him Recall Supporters Charge “Political Retaliation”

Tom Duggan – Sept 2, 2015 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera has responded to allegations against him in a recall petition filed last month with the Lawrence Election Department. AFFIDAVIT HERE …

With Children at Stake, Parents with Addiction Issues Battle Bureacracy

With Children at Stake, Parents with Addiction Issues Battle Bureacracy

By: Joe D’Amore – Sept. 1, 2015 She was a woman in love with a man who could not help her with her addictions    At the age of 11 she…

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera to Hold Office Hours at Market Basket

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera to Hold Office Hours at Market Basket

September 1, 2015, Lawrence, MA- Mayor Daniel Rivera announces that he will hold office hours at Market Basket on Essex Street in Lawrence this Thursday evening. The Mayor’s Office at…

State Rules Lawrence Council President Maldonado Violated Open Meeting Law, Orders Minutes of Secret Meeting to be Released

State Rules Lawrence Council President Maldonado Violated Open Meeting Law, Orders Minutes of Secret Meeting to be Released

By: Tom Duggan Sept, 1, 2015 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has ruled that Lawrence City Council President Modesto Maldonado has violated the open meeting law by holding secret meetings…

Recall to be Filed Against Lawrence Mayor Rivera, Reasons Given Include Political Retaliation

Recall to be Filed Against Lawrence Mayor Rivera, Reasons Given Include Political Retaliation

September, 1, 2015 Mayor Rivera’s Response Posted 9/2/15 Lawrence Police Officer William Green told The Valley Patriot early Tuesday morning that an affidavit will be filed with the Lawrence Election…

Advocating for Key Priorities in State Senate Budget ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Advocating for Key Priorities in State Senate Budget ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: Senator Katy Ives – August, 2015 The Massachusetts State Senate debated the Fiscal Year 2016 state budget last month, where I advocated for key provisions that will be beneficial…

Courage, Biology, and Being American

Courage, Biology, and Being American

By: Dani Langevin – August, 2015 The definition of courage is: the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear. I…

Sunshine saves taxpayers $7.5M

Sunshine saves taxpayers $7.5M

  Gr. Lawrence Technical School first school in Massachusetts to get 100% of their electricity from solar farm  By: Jessica Finocchiaro – August, 2015 Did you know the Greater Lawrence…

Despite Media Reports, Lawrence 911 Dispatcher is Not Suspended for Hanging up on Spanish Speaking Callers

Despite Media Reports, Lawrence 911 Dispatcher is Not Suspended for Hanging up on Spanish Speaking Callers

By: Tom Duggan – August, 2015 Explosive new details have come to light revealing that viral media reports on a 911 dispatcher in Lawrence, whose “job is on the line”…

The Valley Patriot August, 2015 (Edition #142) Dispatcher Targeted with Fake Story

The Valley Patriot August, 2015 (Edition #142) Dispatcher Targeted with Fake Story

Flip page PDF viewer of the August, 2015 Valley Patriot PDF OF THE AUGUST, 2015 VALLEY PATRIOT  AVAILABLE ON KINDLE!!   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley…

Council Actions by Incumbent Compelled Me to Run for Methuen’s West District

Council Actions by Incumbent Compelled Me to Run for Methuen’s West District

By: Ken Willette – August, 2015 I have enjoyed living in Methuen for most of my life. As a former City Councilor at Large and School Committee Member, I have…

Political Campaign Season Begins in Lawrence

Political Campaign Season Begins in Lawrence

By: Kathy Runge – August 2015 We’re starting campaign season and I’m already preparing myself for the onslaught of robo-calls and junk mail we’ll be receiving in a couple of…

Shenanigans in Salisbury ~ Violating the Open Meeting Law and the First Amendment

Shenanigans in Salisbury ~ Violating the Open Meeting Law and the First Amendment

  Last month while watching the Salisbury Selectmen meeting, I noticed how openly and blatantly they violate their own policies for public participation at their meetings. I also noticed how…

From North Andover to London My Year Abroad

From North Andover to London My Year Abroad

By: Vipsania Pimentel – August, 2015 While most of my classmates were getting ready to enter the real working world after our college graduation, I was packing a suitcase, and…

As O’Brien Exits the New Hampshire Political Stage, an Intimate Reflection on his Legacy

As O’Brien Exits the New Hampshire Political Stage, an Intimate Reflection on his Legacy

By: DJ Bettencourt – August, 2015 The announced retirement last month of former New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien is certain to set off reflections and reactions from across the…

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