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Robito, O’Reilly Attack Chief Coppinger on Pension, Crime in Lynn

Robito, O’Reilly Attack Chief Coppinger on Pension, Crime in Lynn

At the debate for the Democratic candidates in August, Jerry Flynn, Executive Director of the New England Police Benevolent Association, asked the candidates if they would take their pension and…

My Thoughts on the Essex County Sheriff’s Race

My Thoughts on the Essex County Sheriff’s Race

September 3, 2016 The most important race on the September 8th primary election ballot is the Essex County Sheriff’s race. The Sheriff is elected for six years and makes about…

VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

  The Valley Patriot newspaper hosted a debate for the Democratic Candidates for Essex County Sheriff at North Andover High School on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The candidates are: Michael…

Representative Lyons Fights Attorney General’s Efforts to Restrict Gun Rights

Representative Lyons Fights Attorney  General’s Efforts to Restrict Gun Rights

Boston – A consistent advocate of Constitutional Rights, the Second Amendment, and protections for law abiding citizens, Rep. Jim Lyons (R-Andover) has expressed grave concerns about an unprecedented regulation unilaterally…

LARE Institute Grads Share Inspiring Stories

LARE Institute Grads Share Inspiring Stories

All eyes were on the sky as a plane circled overhead at the LARE Institute graduation celebration on June 16th. Students started snapping pictures of the message it was carrying,…

The Democratic Party Has Come a Long Way ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (June ,2016)

The Democratic Party Has Come a Long Way  ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (June ,2016)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: JUNE-2016 In 1961, Democratic President John F. Kennedy inspired us all by saying this country would put a man on the moon. He then went to Congress…

State Senator Barbara L’Italien’s Trip Israel: Part II

State Senator Barbara L’Italien’s Trip Israel: Part II

This is part II of our sit down interview with State Senator Barbara L’Italien concerning her trip to Israel late last year. Since part I of our interview in March,…

Property and Foreclosure Listing from The May Edition of The Valley Patriot

Property and Foreclosure Listing from The May Edition of The Valley Patriot

  PROPERTIES-May16 CLICK HERE FOR AD RATES FOR REAL ESTATE SECTION   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1…

Andover High Eliminates King & Queen of Prom, Crowns Two Boys to “Prom Court”, School Committee Never Notified or Approved Change

Andover High Eliminates King & Queen of Prom, Crowns Two Boys to “Prom Court”, School Committee Never Notified or Approved Change

By: Tom Duggan – May 25, 2016 The Valley Patriot has learned that Andover High School has changed their longstanding policy and tradition of crowning a king and queen of the…

H-1B Foreign Workers Are Destroying Merrimack Valley Economy

H-1B Foreign Workers Are Destroying Merrimack Valley Economy

By: Duncan Burns – May, 2016 Right now, when it comes to labor issues, all eyes are currently on The Verizon Strike, which affects many municipalities across The Merrimack Valley.…

Kassandra Jean-Marie Wins Valley Patriot, Greater Lawrence Tech School Scholarship

Kassandra Jean-Marie Wins Valley Patriot, Greater Lawrence Tech School Scholarship

  For the second year in a row, The Valley Patriot awarded a scholarship to a student graduating from the Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover. The winners are researched,…

Legislators Tour Daybreak Homeless Shelter, Funding Needed

Legislators Tour Daybreak Homeless Shelter, Funding Needed

Over coffee and pastry, fifty people attended the first legislative open house at Daybreak Shelter in Lawrence, MA. In tight quarters, Carina Pappalardo, Chief Executive Officer, discussed the agency’s partnership…

Senator L’Italien Talks About Her Trip to Israel, Pt. I

Senator L’Italien Talks About Her Trip to Israel, Pt. I

By: Tom Duggan – March, 2016 Massachusetts State Senator Barbara L’Italien was recently criticized in the daily paper for taking a trip to Israel. Anti-Semitic groups from the Boston area protested…

Why I Chose to Run for State Rep. ~ Oscar Camargo

Why I Chose to Run for State Rep. ~ Oscar Camargo

By: Oscar Camargo – Jan. 2015 Since announcing my candidacy, people from the 18th Essex (Andover, Boxford, North Andover, and Tewksbury) have been supportive of my decision. I’m not surprised,…

Rep. Lyons Reviews Legislative Accomplishments at Mid Session

Rep. Lyons Reviews Legislative Accomplishments at Mid Session

“We’ve turned a corner,” said Rep. Jim Lyons, “but we still have a long, long way to go.” Reflecting on the first half of the 2015-2016 legislative sessions, State Representative…

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