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Murder Suspect Worked for Lantigua under Anti Violence Grant

Murder Suspect Worked for Lantigua under Anti Violence Grant

By: Tom Duggan – January 21, 2013 Lawrence City workers confirmed for the Valley Patriot this morning that murder suspect Ismael Calixto of Lawrence was also working for the City…

Armed Robbery Suspects are Lantigua Employees in Lawrence DPW

Armed Robbery Suspects are Lantigua Employees in Lawrence DPW

  By: Tom Duggan – January 19, 2013 The Valley Patriot has learned that three armed robbery suspects arrested last Friday for invading a convenience store on Boxford and South…

Radio, Political Legend Ronnie Ford Dies at 75

Radio, Political Legend Ronnie Ford Dies at 75

Hero war Veteran Ronnie Ford not only served his country in the military but when he came home from battle became a police officer in Methuen to serve his community. …

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford

  By: Ronnie Ford – January 2013 Officer Tom Earnshaw is one big dude! When faced with a twenty person mob attack on his person, the experienced and likable cop…

Rep. DiZoglio To Tackle Enforcement of State’s Public Records Law

Rep. DiZoglio To Tackle Enforcement of State’s Public Records Law

By: Tom Duggan – January 8, 2013 What do you call it when the legislature passes a law but they purposely don’t impose any penalties for violating that law? Well…

PODCAST – The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, January 5, 2013

PODCAST – The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, January 5, 2013

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1  CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Today Tom spoke with former Lawrence City Councilor Mike Sweeney about the death of…

District Attorney Drops Terror Charge on Methuen Teen who made “Columbine” Threat

District Attorney Drops Terror Charge on Methuen Teen who made “Columbine” Threat

  By: Tom Duggan – January 4, 2013 LAWRENCE – A dangerousness hearing was held today, for 17 year old Methuen High School Junior, Jacob Butze-Maille, who made threats to…

Political Will Needed in Lawrence Government

By: Joe D’Amore – December 2012   With headlines announcing Grand Jury indictments of two city officials and the already completed take- over of Lawrence public schools many are suggesting…

The Redefining of America

  By: Peter Larocque – December 2012 What we all witnessed early Wednesday morning, November 7, 2012, the day after the election for the Presidency of the United States of…

Are We a Society of Men or of Laws? It Matters

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL December 2012 A society run by the whims of men and unfettered by laws can imprison you without cause or due process. It can steal your property…

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford – Lantigua, Santiago, The Kennedy’s and MORE

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford – Lantigua, Santiago, The Kennedy’s and MORE

By: Ronnie Ford – December 2012 Jose Santiago and Willy Lantigua used to be as close as two bugs in a rug. Then came the split and now they are…

Mayor Fires City Worker, Denies Unpaid Leave Time for Dying Wife

Mayor Fires City Worker, Denies Unpaid Leave Time for Dying Wife

By: Tom Duggan: December 4, 2012 Former Lawrence City worker Tom Sapienza has been fired by Mayor Lantigua as a laborer with the Department of Public works and has been…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – November, 2012

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – November, 2012

FROM THE PAGES OF VALLEY PATRIOT PUBLISHER, TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK November, 2012   PANTS ON FIRE AWARD – Of all the candidates telling all the lies they could this election…

Termination Hearing for Lawrence Firefighter Tim Atwood

Termination Hearing for Lawrence Firefighter Tim Atwood

  PREVIOUS STORY Lantigua Takes Medical Benefits, Will Terminate Hero Firefighter   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1…

Lantigua Takes Medical Benefits, Will Terminate Hero Firefighter

Lantigua Takes Medical Benefits, Will Terminate Hero Firefighter

By: Tom Duggan – Nov. 27, 2012 Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua has scheduled a termination hearing for Lawrence Firefighter Tim Atwood on Wednesday, claiming he is incapable of doing the…