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Mayor Rivera Announces that Lawrence General Hospital to Provide Emergency Ambulance Services to the City

Mayor Rivera Announces that Lawrence General Hospital to Provide Emergency Ambulance Services to the City

Mayor Dan Rivera announced today that Lawrence General Hospital, the City’s leading health care provider, will expand its ambulance service for residents of the City of Lawrence from advanced life…

Joint Committee Supports Reforming State Public Records Law, Add Penalties for Officials Who Refuse to Release Public Records

Joint Committee Supports Reforming State Public Records Law, Add Penalties for Officials Who Refuse to Release Public Records

The days of public officials refusing to comply with the state’s public records law are almost over. So says State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives (D), Newburyport who told the Valley…

Lawrence Exchange Club’s 2014 Firefighter of the Year Award, Lawrence

Lawrence Exchange Club’s 2014 Firefighter of the Year Award, Lawrence

The Lawrence Exchange Club honored EMT’s, firefighters and police officers from Andover, North Andover and Lawrence for their contribution to public safety in the Merrimack Valley. The annual award ceremonies were…

Award Winning Mob Movie “Boys” Made in The Merrimack Valley Now Available on DVD!!!

Award Winning Mob Movie “Boys” Made in The Merrimack Valley  Now Available on DVD!!!

By: Tom Duggan In November I had the pleasure of attending a screening of the mob movie “Boys” at The AMC Loews Theater in Methuen. What I saw was not…

Lawrence’s Councilor Laplante on The Road – Ride Along, Part II

Lawrence’s Councilor Laplante on The Road – Ride Along, Part II

The Lawrence Fire Dept. By: Tom Duggan – February, 2014 This is part II of an ongoing series on Lawrence City Councilor Marc Laplante’s experiences riding along and observing city…

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN – After Denying benefits to Sullivan Officials Lantigua Hands out Cash to Cronies

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN – After Denying benefits to Sullivan Officials Lantigua Hands out Cash to Cronies

$66K LAST MINUTE CASHOUT FOR LANTIGUA CRONIES By: Tom Duggan – February, 2014 Four Lawrence city workers took home checks totaling more than $66,000 for unused sick and vacation time…

After long Absence, Barry Finegold Returns Swinging!

After long Absence, Barry Finegold Returns Swinging!

By: Peter Larocque – February 2014 You probably have heard of some movies titles like, “The Return of Batman” or “Superman Returns”, well just like these, State Senator Barry Finegold…

February, 2014 Valley Patriot, Edition 124 – TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN

February, 2014 Valley Patriot, Edition 124 – TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN

RIGHT CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FEBRUARY 2014 VALLEY PATRIOT! (DOWNLOAD TIME 2MIN) Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former…

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, February 8, 2014

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, February 8, 2014

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2  Starting the show off Tom was a bit lethargic after the Saint Patrick’s Day…

Never to be Repeated Again! (Lawrence)

Never to be Repeated Again! (Lawrence)

By: Peter Larocque – January, 2014 Just because you can, doesn’t necessarily mean that you should unless there is undisputed cause to do so! I am of the opinion that…

Tsongas invites Lawrence Mayor Rivera to represent 3rd District at State of the Union

Tsongas invites Lawrence Mayor Rivera to represent 3rd District at State of the Union

  WASHINGTON, DC – Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera will attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. as the guest of Third District Congresswoman Niki Tsongas.…

Perspectives on Being Gay – YE GAY OL’ VALLEY by Dani Langevin

Perspectives on Being Gay – YE GAY OL’ VALLEY by Dani Langevin

By: Dani Langevin – January, 2013 Last month Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan posted an article on Facebook about a gay teacher who had been fired from his position at…

Three Suggestions For Lawrence’s New Mayor Dan Rivera, First Hire Back Tom Sapienza

Three Suggestions For Lawrence’s New Mayor Dan Rivera, First Hire Back Tom Sapienza

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL JANUARY 2014 Earlier this month former Lawrence City Councilor Dan Rivera was sworn in as Lawrence’s new mayor after defeating the once-thought unbeatable, William Lantigua by 82…

The Paying Attention Radio Program with Tom Duggan on 980WCAP, January 18, 2014

The Paying Attention Radio Program with Tom Duggan on 980WCAP, January 18, 2014

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 With Co-Host Paul Murano off saving the world at a pro life rally today…

“North Andover’s Finest” K-9 Kyzer Passes Away

“North Andover’s Finest” K-9 Kyzer Passes Away

By: Tracey Zysk – January, 2014 On December 30, 2013 I received a call from Lt. Gray of the North Andover Police dept. Lt. Gray went on to tell me…