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State Senate Debate with Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives & Jessica Finocchiaro – Paying Attention Radio Program with Tom Duggan (8-16-14)

State Senate Debate with Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives & Jessica Finocchiaro – Paying Attention Radio Program with Tom Duggan (8-16-14)

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 on Saturday’s from 10am to noon.…

Lawrence Mayor Accuses Investigators of “Dragging Their Feet”, Says Lantigua’s “Pavegate” Cost State Taxpayers More then $600K

Lawrence Mayor Accuses Investigators of “Dragging Their Feet”, Says Lantigua’s “Pavegate” Cost State Taxpayers More then $600K

Mass Dept. of Transportation and Inspector General Reportedly Investigating Lantigua  By: Tom Duggan – August 13, 2014|12:35pm VIDEO BELOW  Valley Patriot sources at the state’s Department of Transportation say that…

Repeated Wetlands Violations in Amesbury by New England Power Co. Lead to $15,156 Penalty, Require Restoration of Wetland Resource Areas

Repeated Wetlands Violations in Amesbury by New England Power Co. Lead to $15,156 Penalty, Require Restoration of Wetland Resource Areas

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized the New England Power Company $15,156.25 after an inspection found repeated instances of erosion from the company’s substation in Amesbury.…

Lawrence Mayor Rivera to Discuss Lantigua’s “PaveGate” Scandal Thursday says Lantigua’s “Misuse” of State Money Cost Taxpayers $600K

Lawrence Mayor Rivera to Discuss Lantigua’s “PaveGate” Scandal Thursday says Lantigua’s “Misuse” of State Money Cost Taxpayers $600K

Pavegate Costs City Again Over $600,000 to fix and re-do Pavegate roads  When Lawrence former Mayor Willie Lantigua tried to use state Chapter 90 money to help his reelection campaign he…

Can You Resist the Devil’s Brew? – THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

Can You Resist the Devil’s Brew? – THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – August, 2014 The theory of evolution suggests that species change in ways that increase their ability to thrive. Biological evolution is generally a slow process…

State Rep. Candidate Oscar Camargo & Lt. Gov Candidate Mike Lake on the Paying Attention! Radio Program (8-9-14)

State Rep. Candidate Oscar Camargo & Lt. Gov Candidate Mike Lake on the Paying Attention! Radio Program (8-9-14)

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 on Saturday’s from 10am to noon. …

Dominican Rep. Marcos Devers Says Voter ID Ensures Transparency, Other Latino Officials in Lawrence Agree

Dominican Rep. Marcos Devers Says Voter ID Ensures Transparency, Other Latino Officials in Lawrence Agree

By: Tom Duggan – August 8, 2014 LAWRENCE - Lawrence State Representative Marcos Devers (D-Lawrence) says he favors Voter ID and says that as a Dominican he is “offended” when…

Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative Transportation Director Richard Prue Pays $5,000 for Conflict of Interest Law Violation, Wife Benefited From Contract

Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative Transportation Director Richard Prue Pays $5,000 for Conflict of Interest Law Violation, Wife Benefited From Contract

 Reviewed and approved payments to vendor that employed his wife as a bus monitor on GLEC routes The State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Richard Prue, the…

Solomon: Methuen to Use Shooter Detection Technology in Schools

Solomon: Methuen to Use Shooter Detection Technology in Schools

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2014 Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon appeared on 980WCAP’s Paying Attention Radio Program earlier this month to reveal a new safety measure being implemented in…

To Have and To Hold: A Local Wedding in Newburyport On A Budget

To Have and To Hold: A Local Wedding in Newburyport On A Budget

Part 3: Putting Your Ideas To Work By: Rebeccah Pearson Newburyportguide.com Getting engaged to my all time love was the most magical moment of my life, as well as his.…

Don’t blame Massachusetts for New Hampshire’s Leftward Drift

Don’t blame Massachusetts for New Hampshire’s Leftward Drift

By: DJ Bettencourt – July, 2014 In New Hampshire politics there is a widely held but grossly inaccurate myth. For Republican believers in the myth, it is a source of…

Congressional Candidate Ann Wofford on Paying Attention LIVE from the Lowell Folk Festival (7-26-14)

Congressional Candidate Ann Wofford on Paying Attention LIVE from the Lowell Folk Festival (7-26-14)

Paying Attention is hosted by Tom Duggan, Co-host Paul Murano took the day off. The show is produced by Chris Poublon. Paying Attention and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell. CLICK…

State Agencies for Employment Rights

State Agencies for Employment Rights

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – July, 2014 For this month’s article I decided to describe the various Federal and State agencies that enforce employment laws in Massachusetts. I have listed…

Kids and Boredom: The Black Hole of the Electronics Age ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

Kids and Boredom: The Black Hole of the Electronics Age ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar – July, 2014 It was the summer of 1983 and quite often my mother and aunt would haul 4 kids in the car and head to the…

What I have learned in my 44 years in Hypnosis – MIND OVER MATTER with JERRY VALLEY

What I have learned in my 44 years in Hypnosis – MIND OVER MATTER with JERRY VALLEY

By: Jerry Valley – July, 2014 When I read my first book about hypnosis, it was the great Ormond McGill’s “Encyclopedia of Stage Hypnotism.” It was on Labor Day 1969.…