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Name Transportation Center for Fallen Firefighter

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL August, 2004 A brand new, multi-million dollar transportation center has broken ground in the City of Lawrence near the North Andover line.  That’s the good news. The…

Willie Lantigua Crying Racism AGAIN!

Willie Lantigua Crying Racism AGAIN!

PAYING ATTENTION! WITH TOM DUGGAN     By: Tom Duggan -August, 2005 What do you do when you are a State Representative and a campaign contributor violates his liquor license…

Hanna’s Education Corner – An Interview with Lawrence School Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy

Hanna’s Education Corner – An Interview with Lawrence School Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy

By: Hanna, Age 10 – October, 2004 What is the difference between a teacher, a principal and a superintendent? Teachers work most directly with the students in the classroom. Principals…

Land Grab at Lawrence’s Veteran’s Memorial Stadium

Land Grab at Lawrence’s Veteran’s Memorial Stadium

By: Tom Duggan – August, 2004 LAWRENCE – Two years ago the Lawrence City Council agreed to grant a small portion of land at the Veterans Memorial Stadium for construction…

Diane Huster Comes Unhinged!

Diane Huster Comes Unhinged!

Some People Never Learn PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN   By: Tom Duggan – July, 2004 Former North Andover School Committeeman Diane Huster still doesn’t get it. After being thrown…

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

Lawrence School Committee uses State Tax Dollars on Cell Phones…for Themselves   By: Tom Duggan – July, 2004   LAWRENCE- In the first three parts of this series, The Valley…

Wheels of Justice or Wheels of Hate?

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL May, 2004    “Wheels of Justice” is an organization made up of individuals who disguise themselves as an advocates of “peace” and love for all. They were…

Lawrence School Committee Trip Included Stay at Walt Disney World

Lawrence School Committee Trip Included Stay at Walt Disney World

By: Tom Duggan – May, 2004    While other communities in the Merrimack Valley are counting every penny and making difficult cuts to services and personnel, foregoing luxuries like out-of-state…

Education Myths Debunked by Real Life Examples

PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN   By: Tom Duggan – May, 2004 Recent headlines in Merrimack Valley newspapers have proven that the sacred cow ideologies of public education espoused by…

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan

Lawrence School Committee is All Talk, No Action Tom Duggan (April, 2004) Last month The Valley Patriot exposed an exclusive news story about former (and one current) Lawrence School Committee…

Lawrence School Committee Bills Taxpayers for Fine Dining

Lawrence School Committee Bills Taxpayers for Fine Dining

Tom Duggan 03-08-04 For the past three years members of the Lawrence School Committee have been billing the taxpayers for plush dining at the city’s most expensive restaurant: One Mill…

Marcos Devers Has it Right More Speech is Always Better – Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan

Marcos Devers Has it Right More Speech is Always Better – Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan

  March, 2004 When Lawrence City Councilor Marcos Devers was council president (2001-2003) there were no limits on discussion. Members of the public and fellow councilors had no limit on…

Sullivan: “Absent All Auto Fraud, Insurance Rates Won’t Go Down!”

Sullivan: “Absent All Auto Fraud, Insurance Rates Won’t Go Down!”

  By: Tom Duggan – March, 2004 Lawrence – Mayor Michael Sullivan says that even if police investigations are capable of eliminating all auto insurance fraud in the City of…

The Havok Wrought by Modern Math – THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

The Havok Wrought by Modern Math – THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

    By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – March, 2004 If you are a parent of elementary school children, you’ve probably seen it: elaborate make-work homework assignments, cutting and pasting extravaganzas,…

Let the Market Dictate Insurance Rates

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   March, 2004  Mayor Sullivan wants the legislature to modify the formula for auto insurance rates. The solution lies not in tinkering with government regulations, but in…