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Lawrence, City of the Doomed? Preliminary & General Elections

Lawrence, City of the Doomed? Preliminary & General Elections

By: Kathy Runge – Oct. 2015 I heard that the real reason for the extreme shortage of poll workers for the Preliminary Election was that the city required the poll…

The Valley Patriot, October, 2015, Edition #144 ~ Rivera Called “Oreo Cookie”

The Valley Patriot, October, 2015, Edition #144 ~ Rivera Called “Oreo Cookie”

CLICK THE FRONT PAGE FOR FLIP PAGE VIEWER   READ ON-LINE with OUR NEW FLIP PAGE VIEWER  PDF OF THE OCT, 2015 VALLEY PATRIOT   NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE Tom DugganTom…

Haverhill Business Woman, Former Mayoral Candidate Appointed to NECC Trustees

Haverhill Business Woman, Former Mayoral Candidate Appointed to NECC Trustees

Haverhill business leader, Sally L. Cerasuolo – O’Rorke, was recently appointed to the Northern Essex Community College Board of Trustees by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. Cerasuolo – O’Rorke is the…

Merrimack Valley Hospice Raises $125,000 at Game ON! Food, Wine, Beer Pairing and Silent Auction

Merrimack Valley Hospice Raises $125,000 at Game ON! Food, Wine, Beer Pairing and Silent Auction

    Lawrence, Mass. – Over 350 sponsors and guests joined in the fun and placed their bids at Game On!  Food, Wine, Beer Pairing and Silent Auction to benefit…

Superior Court Judge Nullifies Recall Petitions vs Dan Rivera, Orders Election Board to Hold Hearing on Challenged Signatures

Superior Court Judge Nullifies Recall Petitions vs Dan Rivera, Orders Election Board to Hold Hearing on Challenged Signatures

The saga of the attempted recall of Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera got more complicated Friday as a Lawrence Superior Court Judge put a stop to all recall activity ordering the…

DiZoglio Bill Would Prohibit OxyContin Prescriptions for Children

DiZoglio Bill Would Prohibit OxyContin Prescriptions for  Children

Legislation Comes in Response to Recent FDA Approval of OxyContin to Children under Age 17 (BOSTON) – State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) has filed legislation in the Massachusetts House of…

Lawrence 911 Dispatcher Files Defamation, Invasion of Privacy Suit Against the City, Mayor and Police Chief

Lawrence 911 Dispatcher Files Defamation, Invasion of Privacy Suit Against the City, Mayor and Police Chief

By: Tom Duggan – Sept 26, 2015 The viral media reports on a 911 dispatcher in Lawrence whose job was reportedly “on the line” for hanging up on “Spanish-speaking callers” has not only…

Supporting Sanctuary Status in Lawrence Only Creates a More Insecure Community

Supporting Sanctuary Status in Lawrence Only Creates a More Insecure Community

In reaction to the misinformed and ill-conceived vote recently taken by the Lawrence City Council to create a so-called sanctuary community, I wanted to express my major disappointment as it…

B-Street Bombers Still Rocking After 35 Years (INTERVIEW)

B-Street Bombers Still Rocking After 35 Years (INTERVIEW)

This year marks the 35th anniversary for the B-Street Bombers, a legendary local band from Lawrence. Last month, Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan and his assistant Stephanie Jaskot sat down…

PODCAST – Paying Attention (9-26-15) – Shananigns in Lawrence Elections, Dispatcher in Lawrence Sues City and MORE!

PODCAST – Paying Attention (9-26-15) – Shananigns in Lawrence Elections, Dispatcher in Lawrence Sues City and MORE!

Click the Photo to Listen  With no co-host today (Paul has the day off) Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan interviewed Dan Rajczyk of AspergergerWorks. Then, Tom discusses the Lawrence election…

Mayor Rivera Swears in Jim Fitzpatrick Permanent Police Chief

Mayor Rivera Swears in Jim Fitzpatrick Permanent Police Chief

Photo Gallery Audio of the Swearing In Audio of Interview with Chief Fitzpatrick (9-24-15) Acting Lawrence Police Chief Jim Fitzpatrick was sworn in as permanent chief by Mayor Dan Rivera…

Paying Attention Radio FLASHBACK… Bruce Arnold Talks About his Military Service (November, 11, 2002)

Paying Attention Radio FLASHBACK… Bruce Arnold Talks About his Military Service (November, 11, 2002)

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN., RIGHT CLICK TO DOWNLOAD Radio Legend Bruce Arnold, who spent more than 50 years in radio passed away this week. In 2002 Valley Patriot publisher Tom…

ELECTION RESULTS, Lawrence Council Candidate Loses by One Vote, Will Ask for Recount

ELECTION RESULTS, Lawrence Council Candidate Loses by One Vote, Will Ask for Recount

By: Tom Duggan – 9.22.15 With only 9% of registered voters in Lawrence participating in the city’s preliminary elections, at least one candidate has found himself one vote shy of…

9% of Registered Voters in Lawrence, Turnout called “Pathetic” Plenty of Blame to Go Around

9% of Registered Voters in Lawrence, Turnout called “Pathetic” Plenty of Blame to Go Around

By: Tom Duggan – 9.22.15 Sad, pathetic, and disappointing, all words used by candidates and their supporters in Lawrence Tuesday as the city held it’s preliminary elections for city council…

PAYING ATTENTION w TOM DUGGAN ~ The Clean River Project in Lawrence and Methuen

PAYING ATTENTION w TOM DUGGAN ~ The Clean River Project in Lawrence and Methuen

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan September 21, 2015 CLICK HERE TO LISTEN John Bergeron and Rocky Morrison of the Clean River Project talk about the ongoing Merrimack River cleanup, what’s in…