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North Andover Voters Reject Measure to Let 16 Year-Olds Vote, Run for Office in Town Elections

North Andover Voters Reject Measure to Let 16 Year-Olds Vote, Run for Office in Town Elections

  By: Tom Duggan – May 18, 2015 North Andover voters rejected a measure at Annual Town Meeting Tuesday night, that would have allowed 16 and 17 year-olds the right to vote…

Remembering Salisbury’s John “Bill” Selig

Remembering Salisbury’s John “Bill” Selig

John “Bill” Selig had a Celebration of Life party on March 7, 2015. He was honored by many. The Celebration was attended by his family and so many friends. Bill…

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Address to the MA Legislature

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Address to the MA Legislature

By: Senator Katy Ives – May, 2015 On April 22, 1965, the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed the Massachusetts Legislature in a Joint Session comprised of State Senate…

Lowell Student Wins Annual Congressional Art Competition

Lowell Student Wins Annual  Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Niki Tsongas would like to congratulate Halle Ferreira of Lowell, winner of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. Tsongas hosted an artists’ reception this past weekend at Mill No. 5…

State Money for Methuen in Massachusetts House Budget

State Money for Methuen in Massachusetts House Budget

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell, (Methuen) May, 2015 On Wednesday, the House concluded deliberations for the proposed FY16 with funding allocated for significant projects throughout the Merrimack Valley. In addition…

Adventures in Transparency

Adventures in Transparency

By: Kathy Runge – May, 2015 Although, in my opinion, violating the Open Meeting Laws is not unusual for our city council, the newest show of disrespect for city residents…

Local Students Graduate from NECC

Local Students Graduate from NECC

    Over 1,300 associate degrees and certificates were awarded at Northern Essex Community College’s 53rd Annual Commencement Exercises which were held on Saturday, May 16th in the quadrangle on…

Local DJ’s Taking Your Requests Again!

Local DJ’s Taking Your Requests Again!

LOWELL – For those of you who listened to your favorite radio station, hoping your requests would be played, here is your chance again. 980WCAP AM, in Lowell, has a…

Valley Patriot Scholarship Presentation at Lawrence High Alumni Night, 5-14-15

Valley Patriot Scholarship Presentation at Lawrence High Alumni Night, 5-14-15

Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1 Best Selling Author, Host of the Paying Attention Radio Program on WCAP…

Stop 16 Year Olds From Voting in North Andover May 19th – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (May, 2015)

Stop 16 Year Olds From Voting in North Andover May 19th – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (May, 2015)

  At North Andover’s Annual Town meeting on May 19th, we urge the voters of North Andover to reject a proposal that would lower the town voting age to 16.…

METHUEN – Private iPhone Sale Turns into Armed Robbery, Arrests

METHUEN – Private iPhone Sale Turns into Armed Robbery, Arrests

METHUEN – May 15, 2015 A Methuen man was robbed of $200 cash yesterday when he arrived to make a purchase of an iPhone 6 from a female he made…

NECC Baseball Team Headed to World Series for Fourth Year in a Row

NECC Baseball Team Headed to World Series for Fourth Year in a Row

For the fourth consecutive year, the Northern Essex Community College Knights baseball team will head to the NJCAA World Series. After a perfect 15-0 record in the Region XXI competition,…

Lantigua Confidant, Milagros Dominguez Arrested by Homeland Security for Misuse of Social Security Numbers

Lantigua Confidant, Milagros Dominguez Arrested by Homeland Security for Misuse of Social Security Numbers

By: Tom Duggan & Janet Aldrich May 12, 2015 A long time ally, confidant, strategist, and campaign worker for former Lawrence Mayor and State Rep. Willie Lantigua, has been arrested and charged…

Two Lawrence Men Arraigned for Extensive Heroin Packaging and Distribution Operation, More than $1M in Heroin Seized

Two Lawrence Men Arraigned for Extensive Heroin Packaging and Distribution Operation, More than $1M in Heroin Seized

   LAWRENCE – Two Lawrence men have been arraigned in connection with an extensive heroin trafficking operation, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. The men were arrested while trying to…

RADIO~THE PULSE with John MacDonald and Tom Duggan (5-7-15) Topics: Baltimore, Gov Erlich, Pam Geller

RADIO~THE PULSE with John MacDonald and Tom Duggan (5-7-15) Topics: Baltimore, Gov Erlich, Pam Geller

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PULSE Today Tom and John talked about the riots in Baltimore, Interviewed former Maryland Governor Erlich who is also Presidential candidate, they also talked…