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Valley Patriot Publisher on Public Records in Massachusetts and How it Affects You

Valley Patriot Publisher on Public Records in Massachusetts and How it Affects You

AUDIO: Tom Duggan on Afternoon LIVE discusses the state’s impotent Public Records law and how it affects you.  (VIDEO of Duggan’s testimony below at 41 MIN mark) Valley Patriot publisher Tom…

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…

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…

Sec. of State Orders Neil Harrington to Turn Over Documents

Sec. of State Orders Neil Harrington to Turn Over Documents

By: Tom Duggan – April, 2015 Embattled Salisbury Town Manager Neil Harrington has been ordered by Secretary of State Bill Galvin’s office (right)to turn over public documents he has been…

Bringing the State Senate to Our District – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Bringing the State Senate to Our District – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Ives – April, 2015 The Massachusetts State Senate organized eight days throughout the winter to host Commonwealth Conversations across the state, comprised of roundtables, forums and town…

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan – April 4, 2015

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan – April 4, 2015

DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 In the first hour Tom and Paul started the show talking about BAD customer service at #Travelocity, The…

Salisbury Selectman Henry Richenburg Fined $2,500 for Conflict of Interest Law Violations 

Salisbury Selectman Henry Richenburg Fined $2,500 for Conflict of Interest Law Violations 

The State Ethics Commission has fined Salisbury Selectman Henry Richenburg, who admitted violating G.L. c. 268A, the conflict of interest law, by his actions as Selectman in connection with the Board of Selectman’s…

New Legislative Session Opportunities for Positive Change

New Legislative Session Opportunities for Positive Change

By Senator Katy Ives – February, 2015 As I begin my second term as State Senator and a new two-year legislative session, I have filed a cross section of bills…

O’Connor Ives to Serve as Senate Chair of Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses

O’Connor Ives to Serve as Senate Chair of Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses

Last week, State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives was appointed as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses.  “This is a great opportunity to oversee meaningful…

Tom Duggan’s December Notebook ~ HEROES & BOZOS of 2014!

Tom Duggan’s December Notebook ~ HEROES & BOZOS of 2014!

      BOZO OF THE YEAR – LENNY DEGNAN – It takes a lot to get bozo of the year but Lenny Degnan, (former Chief of Staff for Lawrence…

More Salisbury Residents Say They Paid Sewer Betterment “Fraud”

More Salisbury Residents Say They Paid Sewer Betterment “Fraud”

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2014 SALISBURY, MA – For the last year and a half The Valley Patriot has been investigating the way the Town of Salisbury charges rate payers…

Awareness for COPD – 3rd Leading Cause of Death

Awareness for COPD – 3rd Leading Cause of Death

By: State Senator Katy Ives Dec. 2014 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It disproportionately impacts women and is caused…

Tom Duggan’s Post Election Notebook, November-2014

  CHANNEL 5 DEBATE – Of all the debates this political season, Channel 5’s debate between Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley was by far the worst. It was so awful…

Republican Jim Keclourse Wins Recount by 12 votes in 1st Essex Rep. Race

Republican Jim Keclourse Wins Recount by 12 votes in 1st Essex Rep. Race

By: Tom Duggan – December 2, 2014 PREVIOUS STORY UPDATED 6;20 pm 12/4/14 James Kelcourse has held on to his razor thin lead in the 1st Essex State Rep. race recount…

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