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State Senate Candidate Jess Finocchiaro and Treasurer Candidate Deb Goldberg on Paying Attention (July 19, 2014)

State Senate Candidate Jess Finocchiaro and Treasurer Candidate Deb Goldberg on Paying Attention (July 19, 2014)

Paying Attention is hosted by Tom Duggan, Co-host Paul Murano and is produced by Chris Poublon. Paying Attention and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell. VIDEO BELOW. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD…

Market Basket Board to Hold Special Meeting Next Week, Warns Employees Will Be Fired if They Walk in Protest

Market Basket Board to Hold Special Meeting Next Week, Warns Employees Will Be Fired if They Walk in Protest

By: Tom Duggan - July 17, 2014 The turmoil surrounding the removal of Arthur T. Demoulas as the head of the Market Basket supermarket chain continues as a letter was sent…

Download The Valley Patriot, July-2014 – Edition (#129) – Methuen School to Install Gun Shot Detection System

Download The Valley Patriot, July-2014 – Edition (#129) – Methuen School to Install Gun Shot Detection System

Click HERE for TURN PAGE VIEW of Edition #129 – July, 2014 Click here to download PDF of Valley Patriot   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The…

Social Security, Retirement, and Employment Law

Social Security, Retirement,  and Employment Law

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – June, 2014 Since Social Security and various retirement and disability programs are at least, in part, funded through employee payroll deductions, I thought it might…

Health Care at Dept. of Veterans Affairs … What Went Wrong?

Health Care at Dept. of Veterans Affairs … What Went Wrong?

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – June, 2014 A decorated General resigns, a President is besieged, and a certain Arizona Senator is fit to be tied. Newspapers say the VA is…

New Bylaws for North Andover Residents with More Than Four Dogs

New Bylaws for North Andover  Residents with More Than Four Dogs

By: Tracey Zysk – June, 2014 At this year’s town meeting, the residents of North Andover voted to amend the Town of North Andover General Bylaws by deleting Chapter 88-Dogs,…

Tom Duggan’s June 2014 Notebook

Tom Duggan’s June 2014 Notebook

EAGLE TRIBUNE WOES The Eagle Tribune is having really hard times these days. Last month they started charging their readers to access their news stories online, for somewhere in the…

Phil DeCologero: Rep. Dizoglio Betrayed our Trust on Transparency

Phil DeCologero: Rep. Dizoglio Betrayed our Trust on Transparency

Twenty-seven year old North Andover resident Phil DeCologero is running for the Democrat nomination for the 14th Essex District State Representative’s race. In September, DeCologero will face off against incumbent…

Employment Retaliation

Employment Retaliation

By: Atty. Timothy Stark – June, 2014 I often have clients come into my office seeking advice concerning issues of retaliation in the workplace. I usually begin, after listening to…

Soul Searching at North Andover High, Students Meet Author Patrick MacDonald

Soul Searching at North Andover High, Students Meet Author Patrick MacDonald

  By: Christine Morabito – June 10, 2014  When Justin Bilton asked his English class to read the memoir, “All Souls: A Family Story from Southie,” something amazing happened. Even…

Podcast of Paying Attention Radio Program 5-31-14: Phil DeCologero, May Long, Al Dinuccio, and MORE

Podcast of Paying Attention Radio Program 5-31-14: Phil DeCologero, May Long, Al Dinuccio, and MORE

Paying Attention is hosted by Tom Duggan, Co-host Paul Murano and is produced by Chris Poublon. Paying Attention and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell.  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK…

Auditor Bump: DCF Head’s Resignation “Not Enough”, “If You Can’t Afford Oversight You Can’t Afford the Program!”

Auditor Bump: DCF Head’s Resignation “Not Enough”, “If You Can’t Afford Oversight You Can’t Afford the Program!”

By Tom Duggan, May, 2014 Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump says, “It’s not enough” that Governor Deval Patrick is replacing the state’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner, telling…

Who’s New in the Neighborhood?

Who’s New in the Neighborhood?

Jenn Pollina knows the value of a comfortable pair of shoes. That’s because she has been introducing herself to the residents in North Andover. Pollina is a financial advisor for…

Stomach Acid Reducing Medicine the new Vitamin Supplement

Stomach Acid Reducing Medicine the new Vitamin Supplement

By: Dr. Frank Macmillan – May, 2014 It seems as though everyone I know is on or has been on medication for acid reflux symptoms. Over-the-counter antacids, histamine H2 blockers,…

Video/Photos of Memorial Day Service in North Andover, 2014

Video/Photos of Memorial Day Service in North Andover, 2014

  PHOTO GALLERY Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens…