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IN YOUR CORNER with KATY IVES – A Response to Court Rulings on Sentencing Juveniles Convicted of 1st Degree Murder

IN YOUR CORNER with KATY IVES – A Response to Court Rulings on Sentencing Juveniles Convicted of 1st Degree Murder

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – February, 2014 Senators Barry Finegold, (D-Andover), Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester), Richard Moore (D-Uxbridge), Eileen Donoghue (D-Lowell), James Timilty (D-Walpole), Joan Lovely (D-Salem), Richard Ross (R-Wrentham),…

PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan – Why is Lowell Wasting Your Tax Money on Hydrants?

PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan – Why is Lowell Wasting Your Tax Money on Hydrants?

MADE IN THE USA? FIRE HYDRANTS … REALLY? If you told me when we started this newspaper ten years ago that I would be writing a column about fire hydrants…

Winter Grooming is a Must for Your Dog –

Winter Grooming is a Must for Your Dog –

By: Tracey Zysk, Doggie Columnist – February, 2014 Snow, sleet, showers are all part of a typical New England winter. These conditions can be cold, frigid, and in some cases just…

Lawrence’s Councilor Laplante on The Road – Ride Along, Part II

Lawrence’s Councilor Laplante on The Road – Ride Along, Part II

The Lawrence Fire Dept. By: Tom Duggan – February, 2014 This is part II of an ongoing series on Lawrence City Councilor Marc Laplante’s experiences riding along and observing city…

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN – After Denying benefits to Sullivan Officials Lantigua Hands out Cash to Cronies

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN – After Denying benefits to Sullivan Officials Lantigua Hands out Cash to Cronies

$66K LAST MINUTE CASHOUT FOR LANTIGUA CRONIES By: Tom Duggan – February, 2014 Four Lawrence city workers took home checks totaling more than $66,000 for unused sick and vacation time…

Transportation Bond Bill – State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell (D), Methuen

Transportation Bond Bill – State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell (D), Methuen

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – February, 2014 With a seasoned delegation and a firm commitment to transportation linked to economic development, the Merrimack Valley saw many important local…

After long Absence, Barry Finegold Returns Swinging!

After long Absence, Barry Finegold Returns Swinging!

By: Peter Larocque – February 2014 You probably have heard of some movies titles like, “The Return of Batman” or “Superman Returns”, well just like these, State Senator Barry Finegold…

Rep. DiZoglio Endorses DeFranco for Congress

Rep. DiZoglio Endorses  DeFranco for Congress

State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D) Methuen, has endorsed Attorney Marisa DeFranco for Congress in the 6th Congressional District. John Tierney is the current congressman in the 6th district he is…

Salem Man Starts Home Makeover 7 Years After Haffners Contaminates Basement

Salem Man Starts Home Makeover  7 Years After Haffners Contaminates Basement

PAYING ATTENTION EXTRA Demers Family is Looking for Help from Valley Patriot Readers By: Tom Duggan – February, 2014 I’ve known Mike Demers since we were in high school together…

TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO – Marching for LIFE in Washington DC

TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO – Marching for LIFE in Washington DC

By: Ana Debernardo – February 2014 I’ve just returned home after spending four days in Washington, D.C., at the March for Life. About 80 kids from my school, and a…

Tea Party Republican Jumps into Rep. Race in Methuen, Says Campbell Co-Authored Transgender Bathroom Bill

Tea Party Republican Jumps into Rep. Race in Methuen, Says Campbell Co-Authored Transgender Bathroom Bill

February 15, 2014 (Audio of on air interview) Former Methuen mayoral candidate Al DiNuccio announced today on the Paying Attention Radio Program on 980WCAP in Lowell that he is throwing…

February, 2014 Valley Patriot, Edition 124 – TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN

February, 2014 Valley Patriot, Edition 124 – TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN

RIGHT CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FEBRUARY 2014 VALLEY PATRIOT! (DOWNLOAD TIME 2MIN) Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1…

Haverhill High Graduation Rate is Highest in Eight Years at 75.3%

Haverhill High Graduation Rate is Highest in Eight Years at 75.3%

Superintendent James F. Scully announced last month that the four-year graduation rate of Haverhill High School has increased to the highest rate it has been since the state began calculating…

An Interview with Rep. Coleen Garry – Dracut’s Conservative Democrat

An Interview with Rep. Coleen Garry – Dracut’s Conservative Democrat

  Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan invited State Representative Colleen Garry, (D) Dracut to his radio program on 980WCAP last month to talk about voter ID and her bid for…

Brad Jones: Killing the Republican Party from Within?

Brad Jones: Killing the Republican Party from Within?

By: Lawrence “Lonnie” Brennan – February, 2014 Why do we have EBT abuse? Why do we have automatic increases to the gas tax? Why do we have increases in sales,…