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The Need for Veterans’ Housing in Massachusetts

The Need for Veterans’ Housing in Massachusetts

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives November, 2014 November 11, Veterans’ Day, a national day of remembrance to honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces during…

Easy Win For DiZoglio in State Rep Race

Easy Win For DiZoglio in State Rep Race

By: Tom Duggan  - November, 2014 State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) handily defeated Rosemary Smedile (R-North Andover), on Election Day by 1,133 votes. Smedile is Chairman of the North Andover…

Haverhill Police Arrest Watertown Man Delivering Drugs Purchased on Medical Marijuana Website

Haverhill Police Arrest Watertown Man Delivering Drugs Purchased on Medical Marijuana Website

By: Tom Duggan, 11-20-14 Haverhill police arrested a Watertown man Thursday night on Computer Dr. with a ledger of distribution points, thousands of dollars in illegal drugs, and $1,656 in cash. Police…

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…

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: State Rep. Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: State Rep. Diana DiZoglio

By: Tom Duggan – October, 2014 14th Essex District State Representative Diana DiZoglio is seeking her second term in the legislature. She says that what she is most proud of…

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: North Andover Selectman Rosemary Smedile

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: North Andover Selectman Rosemary Smedile

By: Ralph Wilbur – October, 2014 Rosemary Smedile is running for state representative from the 14th District including parts of North Andover, Lawrence, Methuen and Bradford. Rosemary graduated from Boston…

Distorting the Record, Political Deceptions – Valley Patriot Columnist Apologizes to Rep. Campbell, The Truth on the Gas and Sales Tax

Distorting the Record, Political Deceptions – Valley Patriot Columnist Apologizes to Rep. Campbell, The Truth on the Gas and Sales Tax

Political Deceptions Valley Patriot columnist and member of the Methuen School Committee, DJ Deeb wrote in his column this month that voters should choose Republican candidates in the upcoming state…

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…

Advocating for the Disabled Community ~IN YOUR CORNER WITH KATY IVES

Advocating for the Disabled Community ~IN YOUR CORNER WITH KATY IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives September, 2014 There are several pieces of legislation I supported and co-sponsored, which have been signed into law by the Governor and will assist the…

Northern Essex Awards More Than $200,000 in Scholarships

Northern Essex Awards More Than $200,000 in Scholarships

Recently, 216 Northern Essex Community College students were awarded 236 scholarships totaling more than $200,000 for the 2014/2015 academic year. “Our students are deeply appreciative of the many generous individuals…

Methuen High Students Find Success Through LARE Institute Program

Methuen High Students Find Success Through LARE Institute Program

Good grades were something Valeryn Polanco, 18, had always worked hard to earn. So when those grades started sliding her senior year at Methuen High School, leaving her in danger…

Legislature Sends Water Infrastructure Bill To Governor

Legislature Sends Water  Infrastructure Bill To Governor

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – 9-14 In my recent visits on and to the Merrimack River, I was impressed with the water quality. It is still amazing to…

Primary State Rep Debate Between Diana DiZoglio, Oscar Camargo and Phil DeCologero

Primary State Rep Debate Between Diana DiZoglio, Oscar Camargo and Phil DeCologero

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Paying Attention is hosted by Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan. Tom’s, Co-host is Paul Murano was…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – August 2014

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – August 2014

SALISBURY FREE CASH? – Why would Town Manager Neil Harrington and Sewer Commissioner/Selectmen transfer $460,000 from the Sewer Enterprise Fund (SEF) – and name it “free cash” when it absolutely…

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