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Highlights from 2013: A Year in the Massachusetts State Senate – IN YOUR CORNER WITH KATY IVES

Highlights from 2013: A Year in the Massachusetts State Senate – IN YOUR CORNER WITH KATY IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – January, 204 A year ago I was sworn in as the State Senator of the First Essex District, representing the communities of Amesbury, Haverhill,…

January 2014 Valley Patriot Edition #123 – A NEW DAY IN LAWRENCE, Maloney to be Fired

January 2014 Valley Patriot Edition #123 – A NEW DAY IN LAWRENCE, Maloney to be Fired

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE JANUARY 2014 VALLEY PATRIOT! Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former Lawrence School Committeeman,…

The challenge of Growing Wages, Jobs and our Small Business Economy – IN YOUR CORNER with Senator Ives

The challenge of Growing Wages, Jobs and our Small Business Economy –  IN YOUR CORNER with Senator Ives

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – December, 2013 At the end of this year’s legislative session, the Senate took up a bill to increase Massachusetts’ minimum wage rate from the…

The December, 2013 Valley Patriot (Edition #122)

The December, 2013 Valley Patriot (Edition #122)

The December 2013 Valley Patriot, Edition #122     Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former Lawrence School Committeeman,…

An Accounting of Your Tax Dollars in Georgetown -Spending on Absent Teachers Nearly Exceeds Fire Dept. Outlays

An Accounting of Your Tax Dollars in Georgetown -Spending on Absent Teachers Nearly Exceeds Fire Dept. Outlays

  By: Lonnie Brennan – November, 2013 According to the 2012 Georgetown earnings records, recently obtained by The Valley Patriot, the Georgetown School Department spent $331,585.09 on substitute teachers in…

Download PDF of the November, 2013 Edition of The Valley Patriot (#121)

Download PDF of the November, 2013 Edition of The Valley Patriot (#121)

Click Image or HERE to download PDF of the November, 2013 Edition of The Valley Patriot Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North…

“How extreme can my party get? Kennedy would be sick…” (opinion)

“How extreme can my party get? Kennedy would be sick…” (opinion)

  By: Lonnie Brennan – October, 2013 “You up for a quiz?” my friend Tim gruffed as he shuffled egg bits around on his plate, once again, in a reflective…

UPDATED: Senator Tarr on Puppy Doe Case – Inspires ‘PAWS Act’ – Legilsation Will Create Animal Abuser Registry

UPDATED: Senator Tarr on Puppy Doe Case – Inspires ‘PAWS Act’ – Legilsation Will Create Animal Abuser Registry

Senate Republicans Fight for Animal Cruelty Law October, 2013 | Updated 10-28-013 Massachusetts State Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) released the following statement today, following the arrest of 32-year-old…

Senator Ives: We Can’t Lose Our Water Independence

Senator Ives: We Can’t Lose Our Water Independence

By: State Senator Kathleen Ives (D) Newburyport October, 2013 Last week, I gave testimony before the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture in support of two important pieces…

Saving Supermom

Saving Supermom

By: Cheryl Hajjar – October 2013 Having it all. That quintessential line brought on by the feminist movement that has been driven in every young girl’s mind including myself over…

K of C Building Damage, Fall Events – Georgetown Today with Lonnie Brennan

K of C Building Damage, Fall Events – Georgetown Today with Lonnie Brennan

By: Lonnie Brennan – September, 2013 “It’s more than just a building,” Past Grand Knight Bert Hanlon said as we were cleaning out some of the tables and chairs and…

Responding to the Overuse of Psychotropic Drugs for Seniors

Responding to the Overuse of Psychotropic Drugs for Seniors

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives, September, 2013 In 2007 a federal audit found that about one in seven elderly residents were being given antipsychotic medication in nursing homes despite…

59 Legislators Vote for Gas Tax Hike Have Taxpayers Pick Up Their Gas Tab!

59 Legislators Vote for Gas Tax Hike Have Taxpayers Pick Up Their Gas Tab!

Boston, MA: As taxpayers across the Commonwealth begin to feel the effects of new and higher taxes today, public records show that many of the legislators who voted to implement…

The Ongoing Fight Against Tax Increases

The Ongoing Fight Against Tax Increases

By: State Senator Kathleen Ives – August, 2013 There has been some misinformation in the press about the Legislature’s recent vote to override Governor Deval Patrick’s veto of the Transportation…

Crowdfunding For Cash

Crowdfunding For Cash

 Babies and Briefcases By: Cheryl Hajjar – August, 2013 Unless you have been living in a landfill or still have an analog TV in your home, you have heard of…