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Tom Dugga’s Notebook Feb. 2019

Tom Dugga’s Notebook Feb. 2019

IG REPORT HAS TONS OF ERRORS…. LIKELY, MAYBE, KIND OF One thing that popped out at me while digesting the IG report on corruption in Methuen was the fact that…

1st Annual North Andover Junior Merchant’s Expo!

1st Annual North Andover Junior Merchant’s Expo!

The North Andover Merchant’s Association, along with the Joseph N. Hermann Youth Center, are proud to host the 1st Annual North Andover Junior Merchant’s Expo! This event will provide an…

102-year-old Tony Zukas, US Army, World War II ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

102-year-old Tony Zukas, US Army, World War II ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – Feb. 2019 Haverhill’s Anthony J “Tony” Zukas lived at Haverhill Crossing on Amesbury Road near Northern Essex Community College when I interviewed him. The students at…

Senate Approves DiZoglio Bill Banning Non-Disclosure in Sexual Claims

Senate Approves DiZoglio Bill Banning Non-Disclosure in Sexual Claims

Minicucci Explains Why She Voted NO Last month State Senator Diana DiZoglio, (D-Methuen) made significant changes to Senate rules banning non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) regarding incidents of sexual assault, harassment, or…

Blistering Report Details Methuen Corruption

Blistering Report Details Methuen Corruption

REPORT: Four Councilors Benefited from Police Contract Vote The state Inspector General’s Office (IG) is an independent state agency that conducts investigations of government agencies and makes recommendations when wrongdoing…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (2/19)~ IG Report Blames Methuen Council, Mayors, Not Police

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (2/19)~ IG Report Blames Methuen Council, Mayors, Not Police

Feb. 2019 The Inspector General’s report on the approval of the Methuen Superior Officers’ contract was scathing and eye opening to those who have not been paying attention to Methuen…

Valley Patriot Renames Hero Veteran Award for John Ratka

Valley Patriot Renames Hero Veteran Award for John Ratka

Last month, hero veteran John Ratka of Veterans Northeast Outreach Center in Haverhill unexpectedly passed away. Ratka was a member of The Valley Patriot family and received the 2016, Valley…

Methuen Police Arrest Boy, 12, After School Threat

Methuen Police Arrest Boy, 12, After School Threat

METHUEN — A student at the Tenney Grammar School has been arrested and charged with making a threat against the school and one of its employees. A Juvenile Boy, age 12,…

Methuen Superior Officer’s Taking City to Court Over Pay

Methuen Superior Officer’s Taking City to Court Over Pay

 SUPERIOR OFFICERS LETTER TO THE CITY The Methuen Police Superior Officer’s Union is taking the city to court over the illegal activity on the city’s part in passing their contract…

Methuen Police Department Adopts Smart911 Technology

Methuen Police Department Adopts Smart911 Technology

METHUEN — Police Chief Joseph Solomon announces the new Smart911 mobile app to provide greater access to the lifesaving benefits of Smart911, plus targeted location-based alerts to all residents. Methuen…

PDF of The February, 2019 Valley Patriot ~ Methuen Corruption Report

PDF of The February, 2019 Valley Patriot ~ Methuen Corruption Report

DOWNLOAD PDF OF THE FEB, 2019 VALLEY PATRIOT READ IN OUR FLIP PAGE VIEWER WITHOUT DOWNLOADING Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North…

Cat Communication ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Cat Communication  ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Jan. 2019 Our pets are always communicating with us, whether it is with their eyes, their voices or their body language. Their insistent meows tell us…

Senate Adopts DiZoglio Rule Banning Use of Nondisclosure Agreements In Sexual Claims

Senate Adopts DiZoglio Rule Banning Use of Nondisclosure Agreements In Sexual Claims

BOSTON — The Massachusetts State Senate has unanimously passed a change to senate rules banning nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) regarding incidents of sexual assault, harassment, or discrimination. The rule change, proposed by Senator…

Methuen Police Share Animal Control Success Stories

Methuen Police Share Animal Control Success Stories

METHUEN — Chief Joseph Solomon is pleased to highlight the recent successes of the Methuen Police Department’s Animal Control Officer. In just the last several weeks, Methuen Animal Control Officer…

Grace Has A Pace!

Grace Has A Pace!

Happy New Year! My prayer for all of you who read this column is that you will experience in 2019 the unconditional, never changing, overwhelming power of the Love of…