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Methuen Senior Awarded 1st Annual Greater Lawrence Tech Scholarship at Valley Patriot BASH

Methuen Senior Awarded 1st Annual Greater Lawrence Tech Scholarship at Valley Patriot BASH

By: Jessica Finocchiaro, April, 2015 On March 20, 2015 the first annual Greater Lawrence Technical School (GLTS) scholarship from the local annual benefit, “The Valley Patriot BASH,” was awarded to…

State Rep. Jim Lyons Receives Newspapers 1st Amendment Award

State Rep. Jim Lyons Receives Newspapers 1st Amendment Award

  FIRST AMENDMENT AWARD WINNER JIM LYONS The Valley Patriot newspaper bestowed its’ highest honor Friday to Andover State Rep. Jim Lyons (R) of Andover. Lyons received the Valley Patriot newspaper’s…

Tom Duggan’s December Notebook ~ HEROES & BOZOS of 2014!

Tom Duggan’s December Notebook ~ HEROES & BOZOS of 2014!

      BOZO OF THE YEAR – LENNY DEGNAN – It takes a lot to get bozo of the year but Lenny Degnan, (former Chief of Staff for Lawrence…

Tom Duggan’s Post Election Notebook, November-2014

  CHANNEL 5 DEBATE – Of all the debates this political season, Channel 5’s debate between Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley was by far the worst. It was so awful…

Paying Attention Podcast – State Rep. Jim Lyons on Corruption and Job Selling at the State House (November 15, 2014 )

Paying Attention Podcast – State Rep. Jim Lyons on Corruption and Job Selling at the State House (November 15, 2014 )

CLICK TO LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK TO LISTEN TO  HOUR 2 Today Tom and Paul talked with Andover State Rep. Jim Lyons about the corruption in state government. Lyons…

PODCAST of Paying Attention (Nov. 7, ’14) with State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil DeCologero

PODCAST of Paying Attention (Nov. 7, ’14) with State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil DeCologero

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK HERE TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Today Tom, State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil DeCologero talked about the election results, analyzed…

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…

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…

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: State Auditor Suzanne Bump, David D’Archangelo

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: State Auditor Suzanne Bump, David D’Archangelo

CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Today Tom and Paul talked about Barbara L’Italien’s interview with the Lowell Sun. Methuen Police Chief…

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…

PODCAST – Paying Attention with Tom Duggan (9-27-14) Topic: Barbara L’Italien, Guest Mike Morales

PODCAST – Paying Attention with Tom Duggan (9-27-14) Topic: Barbara L’Italien, Guest Mike Morales

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Today Tom and Paul talked about State Senate Candidate Barbara L’Italien’s tax…

Artie T is an Inspiration to us ALL

Artie T is an Inspiration to us ALL

  By: Tom Duggan – September, 2014 It was like a drama from a Hollywood movie. The “good” Arthur T. Demoulas vs. the “evil” Arthur S. Demoulas is how the…

L’Italien Blames Republicans for her Non Payment of Taxes, Erroneously Claims her Opponent had Liens as Well

L’Italien Blames Republicans for her Non Payment of Taxes, Erroneously Claims her Opponent had Liens as Well

By: Tom Duggan 9/23/14 Senate Candidate Barbara L’Italien issues a statement today in response to The Valley Patriot’s news story that she owes more than $7,000 in back taxes while…

Barbara L’Italien, Candidate for State Senate Has Tax Lien $7,618 in Taxes, Lent Campaign $13K

Barbara L’Italien, Candidate for State Senate Has Tax Lien $7,618 in Taxes, Lent Campaign $13K

By: Tom Duggan – 9/23/14 (Follow up story HERE) The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has placed a tax lien on former State Representative Barbara L’Italien, who is a member of…

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