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TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK: Lantigua, Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez, Frank Cousins and MORE!

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK: Lantigua, Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez, Frank Cousins and MORE!

  RICH OLD WHITE GUY VS YOUNG VIBRANT LATINO … WHATS A LIBERAL TO DO? For 25 years, the news media and the democrat party narrative has always been to…

24 Year Old Lawrence Man Stable after Being Shot on Park Street

24 Year Old Lawrence Man Stable after Being Shot on Park Street

By: Tom Duggan Lawrence Police cordoned off a section Park Street within minutes and began marking up shell casings on the ground (4 in all) as well as a live…

GLCAC’s Head Start Wins Award for STEM Curriculum

GLCAC’s Head Start Wins Award for STEM Curriculum

The GLCAC’s Head Start program recently won recognition for its innovation and leadership in teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics to preschoolers. In a ceremony attended by Lawrence Mayor William…

EDITORIAL: The Fleecing of Taxpayers – Ultimate Power, No Transparency, No Outrage in Lawrence

EDITORIAL: The Fleecing of Taxpayers – Ultimate Power, No Transparency, No Outrage in Lawrence

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL MAY, 2013   The corruption and the fleecing of the state taxpayers by Lawrence officials is staggering, and we believe the biggest scandal going on in the…

Lawrence Man Charged with Extortion and Illegal Firearm Possession

Lawrence Man Charged with Extortion and Illegal Firearm Possession

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office BOSTON—Felix Paulino, 35, of Lawrence was indicted on charges of interstate extortionate threats and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. On…

Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan Delivers Some Tough Love to the Tea Party and Conservatives

Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan Delivers Some Tough Love to the Tea Party and Conservatives

Video of Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan delivering some tough love to the Tea Party and Conservatives Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in…

McVeigh and Tildsley retire; Dunham leads Striders

McVeigh and Tildsley retire; Dunham leads Striders

By: Mark Behan – May 2013 After a combined 70 years of coaching and 875 wins between them, two Lions of the Winter have retired. Longtime Andover High School girls’…

Searching for the Next Mayor of the “Great” City of Lawrence!

Searching for the Next Mayor of the “Great” City of Lawrence!

By: Peter Larocque – April 2013 In this column I would like to put forth what I am looking for in a candidate to be the next Mayor of the…

Community Action Council Welcomes New COO and Development Director Rosa Talero

Community Action Council Welcomes New COO and Development Director Rosa Talero

LAWRENCE – Executive Director Evelyn Friedman has appointed Rosa Talero as Chief Operating Officer and Tracey Chalifour as the new Director of Development and Planning for the Greater Lawrence Community…

Merrimack Valley Bandit in Custody – Police Chief Says Businesses Can Now Rest Easy

Merrimack Valley Bandit in Custody – Police Chief Says Businesses Can Now Rest Easy

WILL BE CHARGED WITH METHUEN BANK ROBBERY OTHER CHARGES TO FOLLOW   By: Tom Duggan – April 23,, 1013 (7:44pm) A multi-jurisdictional task force made up of local law enforcement…

Corruption Triumphs in Methuen: D’Agostino the Casualty

Corruption Triumphs in Methuen: D’Agostino the Casualty

PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN By: Tom Duggan – April 2013 Private citizen Richard D’Agostino applied for the open city solicitor’s job in Methuen among eleven other candidates. He was…

Riley Increases Central Office Salaries by More Than $6MIL, Spending in Failing School System Climbs to $160MIL Under State Receivership

Riley Increases Central Office Salaries by More Than $6MIL, Spending in Failing School System Climbs to $160MIL Under State Receivership

“The help we give to Lawrence will not be an infusion of capital it will be getting at some management changes.” Deval Patrick January, 2010 “My goal is to decentralize” Jeff Riley 2011   By: Tom Duggan –…

MAKE THAT NINE! Merrimack Valley Bandit Busy Over Holiday Weekend, Hits Dracut Bank and Methuen Convenience Store

MAKE THAT NINE! Merrimack Valley Bandit Busy Over Holiday Weekend, Hits Dracut Bank and Methuen Convenience Store

      By: Tom Duggan – April 14, 2013 The Merrimack Valley Bandit struck again twice this weekend. The first robbery occurred at a TD Bank North in Dracut…

Massachusetts Law Enforcement and FBI Seek “Merrimack Valley Bandit”, Armed and Dangerous

Massachusetts Law Enforcement and FBI Seek “Merrimack Valley Bandit”, Armed and Dangerous

$10,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest Banks robbed in Lawrence, Methuen, Dracut and Groveland   BOSTON – A task force of Massachusetts law enforcement agencies is seeking the…

Will the Real Dan Rivera Please Stand Up? – Valley Patriot Editorial – April 2013

Will the Real Dan Rivera Please Stand Up? – Valley Patriot Editorial – April 2013

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL – APRIL 2013 Lawrence City Councilor Dan Rivera is running for mayor against incumbent Willie Lantigua. We find that odd. For the last two and a half…