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Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ Heroes and Bozos of the YEAR (12/16)

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ Heroes and Bozos of the YEAR (12/16)

HEROES AND BOZOS OF 2016 HERO CHARLIE BAKER – One of the most important things that happened in Massachusetts this year was the passage of a new public records law…

Former Lawrence Councilor Arrested Again, Says Lawrence Police Show Too Much “Disrespect”

Former Lawrence Councilor Arrested Again, Says Lawrence Police Show Too Much “Disrespect”

Dec. 19, 2106|10PM Former Lawrence City Councilor Sandy Almonte has been arrested again, this time in Lawrence after police learned she had a warrant for her arrest out of North…

North Andover Resident Receives 35 Years Service Award From Northast Independent Living Program in Lawrence-

North Andover Resident Receives 35 Years Service Award From Northast Independent Living Program in Lawrence-

June Sauvageau, Chief Executive Officer of the Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP) of Lawrence, James Lyons, of North Andover, Community Development Director at the NILP for the past 35 years,…

2017-2018 Legislative Session: Expanding Land Conservation

2017-2018 Legislative Session: Expanding Land Conservation

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – Nov, 2016 Leading up to the beginning of a new formal legislative session in January, I’m focusing in on which bills will be priorities…

Hero Police Officer Seeks to Return to Board of Selectmen in North Andover

Hero Police Officer Seeks to Return to Board of Selectmen in North Andover

The Valley Patriot confirmed Saturday, that North Andover Police Lt. Dan Lanen, is seeking to return to the board of selectmen in this Spring’s town elections.  Lanen, a hero police…

VIDEO – Essex County Sheriff Candidates Debate hosted by The Valley Patriot

VIDEO – Essex County Sheriff Candidates Debate hosted by The Valley Patriot

Candidates for Essex County Sheriff debated at North Andover High School. The debate was hosted by The Valley Patriot newspaper and was sponsored by Laborer’s Union Local 175, Sullivan Insurance,…

Candidates for Sheriff, Governor’s Council to Debate Tuesday, October 18th at North Andover High School

Candidates for Sheriff, Governor’s Council to Debate Tuesday, October 18th at North Andover High School

  The Valley Patriot newspaper is hosting a debate for the candidates for Governor’s Council and Essex County Sheriff on October 18th, at North Andover High School. The Governor’s Council…

North Andover Police Awarded Grant to Combat Underage Drinking

North Andover Police Awarded Grant to Combat Underage Drinking

The North Andover police department was recently awarded a $4,990.00 grant to combat underage drinking.  The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division (EOPSS/HSD) and the National…

Republicans Spar Over Building New Facility, Bed Space

Republicans Spar Over Building New Facility, Bed Space

“This is not a time to build new prisons unless they are completely dilapidated and inhumane, then absolutely, but we don’t build new prisons because we are not managing our…

GOP Candidates for Sheriff Tackle Issue of Homeless Inmates

GOP Candidates for Sheriff Tackle Issue of Homeless Inmates

THE ELECTION IS THURSDAY, SEPT. 8th The Valley Patriot in conjunction with the Greater Lawrence Psychological Center’s Carina Pappalardo, hosted a debate for the Republican candidates for Essex County Sheriff.…

My Thoughts on the Essex County Sheriff’s Race

My Thoughts on the Essex County Sheriff’s Race

September 3, 2016 The most important race on the September 8th primary election ballot is the Essex County Sheriff’s race. The Sheriff is elected for six years and makes about…

2016 Essex County Sheriff Republican Candidate Debate

2016 Essex County Sheriff Republican Candidate Debate

Four of the five Republican primary candidates for Essex County Sheriff debated at the American Legion on Broadway in Methuen. They are: Anne Manning-Martin, Jeff Gallo, Craig Lane, and Jim…

VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

  The Valley Patriot newspaper hosted a debate for the Democratic Candidates for Essex County Sheriff at North Andover High School on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The candidates are: Michael…

Technologies for Aging in Place

Technologies for Aging in Place

By: Celeste Begley – Aug, 2016 The proverbial “an apple a day will keep the doctor away” is today more likely “an app any time of day will keep the…

The Brewing Crisis in Health Care, Part II-Nurses!

The Brewing Crisis in  Health Care, Part II-Nurses!

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – August, 2016 (*Erica MacMillan contributed to this column.) Writing from the perspective of a practicing medical doctor, I have had 21 years with the MD…