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In VA Scandal, Granite Staters Bear a Unique Culpability

In VA Scandal, Granite Staters Bear a Unique Culpability

By: D.J. Bettencourt – June, 2014 Those unfamiliar with the Veterans Administration (VA) scandal have undoubtedly still heard of the hullabaloo of political leaders and bureaucrats deflecting blame for the…

Wedding Season in Newburyport II

Wedding Season in Newburyport II

By: Rebeccah Pearson, June, 2014 www.newburyportguide.com To Have and To Hold A Local Wedding in Newburyport On A Budget Part 2: Putting Your Ideas To Work Getting engaged to my…

Who Knew Bowe?

Who Knew Bowe?

By: John MacDonald – June, 2014 It’s a Sunday and it’s sunny. A beautiful day. The family woke up this morning in Rhode Island at our camp after a fun…

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,…

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook

Kathy Runge – June, 2014 Hi guys! The Valley Patriot decided to suspend the rules and I’m writing the column this month. Yes folks, it’s as easy as that; suspend…

Local Authors Win Prestigious National Book Award with Cracker Jack

Local Authors Win Prestigious National Book Award with Cracker Jack

June, 2014 Peter E. Randall Publisher is pleased to announce that the newest book by Tom Zappala and Ellen Zappala, The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball’s Prized Players, was awarded a…

Recognizing The Merrimack Valley’s Long History of Dedicated Veterans

Recognizing The Merrimack Valley’s Long History of Dedicated Veterans

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives June, 2014 It has been a busy month in the State House, most significantly with the state budget, which the Senate passed on May 22.…

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…

Marriage Equality Marks 10 Year Anniversary ~Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Marriage Equality Marks 10 Year Anniversary ~Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – June, 2014 Ten years ago last month the wonderfully forward thinking SJC made marriage open and equal to all adult couples that want to spend a…

Podcast of Paying Attention: Topics Buffer Zones, Willie Lantigua, Guest: Doris Rodriguez

Podcast of Paying Attention: Topics Buffer Zones, Willie Lantigua, Guest: Doris Rodriguez

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 LISTEN/DOWNLOAD…

Podcast and Video of Paying Attention (6-21-14) Interview with Pavel Payano, Candidate for State Senator

Podcast and Video of Paying Attention (6-21-14) Interview with Pavel Payano, Candidate for State Senator

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…

Finocchiaro Qualifies for State Senate Democratic Primary, Challenging Incumbent Senator Ives

Finocchiaro Qualifies for State Senate Democratic Primary, Challenging Incumbent Senator Ives

Methuen Democrat Says Working Families Need a Strong Advocate on their Side METHUEN—Methuen Democrat Jessica Finocchiaro officially qualified for the ballot for the First Essex State Senate seat with 591…

UPDATED… Hearing Cancelled: Lawrence Officer Arrested, Released Days Before Disciplinary Hearing

UPDATED… Hearing Cancelled: Lawrence Officer Arrested, Released Days Before Disciplinary Hearing

DISCIPLINARY HEARING CANCELLED – OFFICER GREEN SAYS MAYOR OFFERED TO REINSTATE HIM, REFUSED By: Tom Duggan, UPDATED June 24, 214 |12PM UPDATE…. The Hearing for Lawrence Police Officer William Green…

Letter: Amesbury Police Officer Thanks Valley Patriot, Publisher

Letter: Amesbury Police Officer Thanks Valley Patriot, Publisher

To the Editor, I wanted to send a note of gratitude for receiving the Officer Thomas Duggan, Sr. Law Enforcement Hero Award. (VIDEO) It is an honor to be recognized…

Penn. Man Arraigned, Held on $500K Bail After Stealing Police Car, Assaulting Officer

Penn. Man Arraigned, Held on $500K Bail After Stealing Police Car, Assaulting Officer

By: Tom Duggan June 23, 2014 2PM ORIGINAL STORY Three Suspects in Custody After Wild Chase Leads to Stolen Cruiser and Threats of “Killing Any Cop I See” Pennsylvania resident Robert Zygarowski…