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Foster Parent Recruitment Funding in the State Budget is Priceless ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Foster Parent Recruitment Funding in the State Budget is Priceless ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Ives – July, 2018 One of my budgetary priorities this year was to increase funding for the Foster Care Parent Campaign line item in the Fiscal Year…

PDF of the July 2018 Valley Patriot – MA Pushes Automatic Voter Registration

PDF of the July 2018 Valley Patriot – MA Pushes Automatic Voter Registration

PDF OF THE JULY, 2018 VALLEY PATRIOT   READ IN FLIP PAGE VIEWER     Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts.…

Methuen’s Rep. DiZoglio Urges State Control Board to Accompany Borrowing Measure

Methuen’s Rep. DiZoglio Urges State Control Board to Accompany Borrowing Measure

Calls for Immediate Review of All Employee Contracts “…the current legislative proposals put forward as an option for the City to borrow do not go far enough. As it stands,…

Keeping Schools Safe ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Keeping Schools Safe ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Bu: State Senator Katy Ives – June, 2018 School shootings are becoming too common an occurrence across the country. The discussion of gun control and mental health treatment has surfaced…

North Andover Police Seeks Public Help Finding Bank Robber

North Andover Police Seeks Public Help Finding Bank Robber

At 2:34pm on Tuesday (6/19/2018), North Andover Police responded to 154 Main St, Bank of America, for a report of an attempted robbery. The suspect passed a note to the…

Body of Lawrence Man Found in Lake Cochichewick is 22 Year Old Rosido Jara of Haverhill Street

Body of Lawrence Man Found in Lake Cochichewick is 22 Year Old Rosido Jara of Haverhill Street

North Andover Police with the cooperation of Massachusetts State Police and the Salem Police Dive Recovery Team have recovered the body of a 22 year old Lawrence man from Ecuador…

Sheriff Coppinger, Paying Attention to the Opioid Epidemic

Sheriff Coppinger, Paying Attention to the Opioid Epidemic

PART 1 Last month Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger appeared on the Paying Attention Podcast with Tom Duggan to discuss the opioid crisis and what he is doing in the…

Honoring Dan Coady, Jr. with Scholarship

Honoring Dan Coady, Jr. with Scholarship

FIREFIGHTERS RELIEF’S IN, 1 MARKET ST, LAWRENCE. Valley Patriot publisher told the attendees of the 14th Anniversary BASH last month how the Dan Coady Memorial Scholarship came to be. “As…

11 Yr. Old Cancer Victim Gets Royal Treatment by North Andover PD

11 Yr. Old Cancer Victim Gets Royal Treatment by North Andover PD

  Eleven year old Nathan Scanlon got the ride of his life last month when the North Andover Police and Cops for Kids with Cancer paid him and his family…

Mass. DOR Not Making Child Support Payments Because of “Glitch” in Garnishing Unemployment Wages

Mass. DOR Not Making Child Support Payments Because of “Glitch” in Garnishing Unemployment Wages

By: Tom Duggan – Feb. 21, 2018 Methuen State Representative Diana DiZoglio says she wants to get to the bottom of why the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) failed to…

POLICE CHIEFS: Mandatory Rehab for Narcan Recipients

POLICE CHIEFS: Mandatory Rehab for Narcan Recipients

Duggan Holds Opioid Summit with Four Local Police Chiefs TRANSCRIBED BY CHRISTINA JASKOT Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan debuted his new Paying Attention TV Podcast last month. The show is…

We Support The Osgood Project ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan. 2018)

We Support The Osgood Project ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan. 2018)

For once, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts got something right… at least for a while. Decriminalizing marijuana in Massachusetts as the state did several years ago, only made sense. It released…

Rep. DiZoglio To Push Mandating Detox Time for Narcan Recipients

Rep. DiZoglio To Push Mandating Detox Time for Narcan Recipients

  Methuen State Representative Diana DiZoglio says she is ready to draft and introduce legislation which would require drug addicts who are given the life saving drug NARCAN, to be…

PDF of the Print Edition of The Valley Patriot – North Andover to Vote on Marijuana

PDF of the Print Edition of The Valley Patriot – North Andover to Vote on Marijuana

CLICK HERE FOR PDF OF PRINT EDITION    ValleyPatriotThe Valley Patriot is a free monthly print newspaper serving Northern Massachusetts, and Southern New Hampshire. The print edition is published by…

Public Awareness for Compromised Public Waterways

Public Awareness for Compromised Public Waterways

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – Dec. 2017 I recently testified in front of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture on a bill I co-sponsored, S448 An…