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Union Thuggery: Coming to a Town Near You!

  By: Eric Fisher – August, 2011 If it can happen to Newburyport, it can happen to YOU. Notice it says, “to Newburyport” because Electrician’s Union IBEW Local 103 has…

State Receiver Essentially Nullifies Teachers Contract

State Receiver Essentially Nullifies Teachers Contract

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2012  Lawrence Teachers Union President Frank McLaughin says that Receiver Jeff Riley has mandated a new contract for teachers in the now state run Lawrence…

Former Lawrence Public School Dept. Graphic Designer, John Laurenza Cited for Accepting Bribes

Former Lawrence Public School Dept. Graphic Designer, John Laurenza Cited for Accepting Bribes

The Massachusetts State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in with former Lawrence Public School Department Graphic Designer John Laurenza today. Laurenza admitted to violating conflict of interest laws, (specifically…

The Candidates for State Rep. And Where They Stand

The Candidates for State Rep. And Where They Stand

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2012 The race to fill the 2d Essex House District being left vacant by Harriet Stanley has three Republicans vying for the nomination in the…

Rumbo Readers Complain of Censorship, Personal Attacks

Rumbo Readers Complain of Censorship, Personal Attacks

  By: Tom Duggan – July, 2012 Several readers ofThe Valley Patriot who also read the Bi-Lingual newspaper in Lawrence called “Rumbo” contacted the Valley Patriot last month complaining that…

An Update on the Groveland Bridge

An Update on the Groveland Bridge

  By: Joe D’Amore - July, 2012 As part of a new public access TV program called Groveland Chronicles I devoted a portion of the first episode to the building of…

Lawrence’s New Image?

Lawrence’s New Image?

Magazine Shoot of Sexy Models at Lawrence Fire Station By: Tom Duggan, July, 2012 The city of Lawrence was featured on the front page of a national magazine last month…

Haverhill Board of Health Disgraces our Freedoms

Haverhill Board of Health Disgraces our Freedoms

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL    July, 2012 This month we had written a 500 word editorial on our views concerning the Haverhill Board of Health’s move to ban smoking in private…

Gay Independence Day

Gay Independence Day

  By, Dani Langevin, Lesbian Columnist – July, 2012 This month, as we do every July here in America, we celebrate Independence Day. It is on this day over 230…

Why I am Running for State Representative

Why I am Running for State Representative

  By: Kevin Cuff – July, 2012 Nearly forty years ago, my family taught me the values of civic RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. As a member of our hometown School Committee,…

Correcting the Record: Poulten Paid Station Taxes as Promised

Correcting the Record: Poulten Paid Station Taxes as Promised

  By: Tom Duggan – July, 2012 Last month, Colonel Sam Poulten of Chelmsford became majority shareholder of Merrimack Valley Radio Corporation which controls 980 WCAP radio in Lowell. The…

In God We Trust

In God We Trust

  By: Peter Larocque – July, 2012 In case you didn’t know, In God We Trust is the motto of the United States of America and it has been on…

Project Bread Grants $3,000 to Methuen for Summer Food Programs

School is out, summer is here, and once again Project Bread is gearing up to award over $90,000 in incentive grants that serve 257 local Summer Food Service Programs across…

“They’re Back” A new year, a new school, a new tax

“They’re Back” A new year, a new school, a new tax

GEORGETOWN TODAY     By: Lawrence “Lonnie” Brennan – July, 2012 Family matters have kept me consumed these past few months, and several folks either sent e-mails or called asking…

Feds Pump $750,000 more into Lawrence

Feds Pump $750,000 more into Lawrence

Lawrence Receives Federal Funds to Hire 6 Police Officers Lawrence Must Pay $125,000 and pick up full tab after 3 years. “This year all new officers hired under the grant must…