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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…

American Training Honors Dan Barter

American Training Honors Dan Barter

Dan Barter of Raymond, NH, founder and President of Summit Records Management, a division of Northeast Reclaiming Services, Derry, NH, was presented American Training’s highest honor last month, the Life…

Voter Fraud in Lawrence, Why Can’t they See?

Voter Fraud in Lawrence, Why Can’t they See?

By: Peter Larocque – November, 2012) I guess I shouldn’t be shocked that in the very Election Office in Mayor Lantigua’s Palace, known as Lawrence City Hall, an Election Department…

$15MIL Contract Renewal After Ambulances “Donated”

$15MIL Contract Renewal After Ambulances “Donated”

By: Tom Duggan – November 12, 2012 Just days after taking office in 2010, Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua, his Chief of Staff, Leonard “Lenny” Degnan of North Andover, and then…

A Bird’s Eye View of the 2012 Election – Evaluations, Endorsements & Links

A Bird’s Eye View of the 2012 Election – Evaluations, Endorsements & Links

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan   November 3, 2012 After watching all the debate, interviewing the candidates, consuming the news and commercials every day I have made my final decisions…

Judge Issues 2nd Order – DiAdamo Payments Not Privileged

Judge Issues 2nd Order – DiAdamo Payments Not Privileged

October 30, 2012 Essex Superior Court Judge Thomas Murtagh has once again ruled that the City Of Lawrence must turn over public information that the Valley Patriot has been seeking…

Rep. Adams Stumps on Air While Finegold a No-Show in WCAP Debate

Rep. Adams Stumps on Air While Finegold a No-Show in WCAP Debate

State Rep. Paul Adams on Tom Duggan’s Paying Attention! Radio Program CLICK HERE TO LISTEN  10-27-12 Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North…

Rhoton, DiZoglio Get Feisty in Real Debate on 980WCAP

Rhoton, DiZoglio Get Feisty in Real Debate on 980WCAP

By: Tom Duggan – October 27, 2012 – LISTEN TO THE DEBATE  – Photo Gallery Candidates for the 14th Essex District State Rep. Seat: Karin Rhoton and Diana DiZoglio debated on…

More Legislators Call For Takeover of Lawrence, Removal of Lantigua

More Legislators Call For Takeover of Lawrence, Removal of Lantigua

Legislators Blame Deval Patrick Administration for Not Addressing the Lawrence Crisis By: Tom Duggan – October, 18, 2012 More Legislators on Beacon Hill are stepping forward this week to say…