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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…

Owners of North Andover Company Plead Guilty in Illegal Gaming Scheme

Owners of North Andover Company Plead Guilty in Illegal Gaming Scheme

Authorities Seized Over $1 Million in Laundered Gambling Proceeds, the Largest Seizure in the History of the Money Laundering Statute SALEM – The owners of a North Andover company have pleaded…

Requiring Prevention and Reporting of College Sexual Violence ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Requiring Prevention and Reporting of College Sexual Violence ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: Senator Katy Ives – Nov. 2017 The State Senate unanimously passed a comprehensive bill that would require higher education institutions in Massachusetts to set in place requirements on how…

Making Housing Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Making Housing Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives – October, 2017 I recently testified on a bill I filed S733, “An Act Relative to Access to Housing for First Responders,” This legislation would…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – September, 2017

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – September, 2017

  NORTH ANDOVER BOARD CONDEMNS “BIGOTRY/HATE” Last month the North Andover Board of Selectmen took an official vote “condemning hate and bigotry” in Charlottesville. It was the dumbest and worst…

Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives I recently testified before the Joint Committee on Public Health to encourage the favorable report of H1170 “An Act to Protect Little Lungs,” filed by…

State Senate Passes Youth Group Homes in the Valley and the Commonwealth

State Senate Passes Youth Group Homes in the Valley and the Commonwealth

By State Senator Katy Ives – Aug 2017 The Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Department of Mental Health license youth group homes throughout the state that house…

Farmer’s Market Bringing Life to Downtown North Andover

Farmer’s Market Bringing Life to Downtown North Andover

“The North Andover Farmers’ Market has been a tremendous success for the downtown area,” says Selectman Phil DeCologero – one of the members of the Downtown Merchants Association and the…

Jillian’s Nail Spa on Main St. North Andover Opens Under New Ownership

Jillian’s Nail Spa on Main St. North Andover Opens Under New Ownership

Jillian’s Nail Spa, located at 140 Main Street in the heart of downtown North Andover has recently changed ownership. Nina Ho has left the salon, named for her daughter, in…

Remembering North Andover Hero, Caitlin Trask

Remembering North Andover Hero, Caitlin Trask

NORTH ANDOVER – Last month, a veterans group called Honor and Remember presented the Honor and Remember flag to goldstar parents Mary and Don Trask of North Andover. Their daughter,…