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FOUR Welcome Additions to our Stacked Lineup of Writing Talent

FOUR Welcome Additions to our Stacked Lineup of Writing Talent

Valley Patriot Editorial March, 2014 – As we celebrate our tenth anniversary, we are happy to announce some exciting additions to our Valley Patriot lineup, starting with former Eagle Tribune…

No More State Secrets, We Demand Transparency! – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL – FEBRUARY, 2014

No More State Secrets, We Demand Transparency! – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL –  FEBRUARY, 2014

  FEBRUARY, 2014 Welcome to People’s Republic of Massachusetts. Last month the Valley Patriot contacted the Secretary of State’s Office in search of the statewide voting list. The list is…

Three Suggestions For Lawrence’s New Mayor Dan Rivera, First Hire Back Tom Sapienza

Three Suggestions For Lawrence’s New Mayor Dan Rivera, First Hire Back Tom Sapienza

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL JANUARY 2014 Earlier this month former Lawrence City Councilor Dan Rivera was sworn in as Lawrence’s new mayor after defeating the once-thought unbeatable, William Lantigua by 82…

“Racist” Valley Democrats Support Voter ID – Valley Patriot Editorial December 2013

“Racist” Valley Democrats Support Voter ID – Valley Patriot Editorial December 2013

By: Tom Duggan – December 15, 2013 Last month all three of Lawrence’s State Representatives voted in favor of Voter ID in Massachusetts. This is odd given that we are…

Erin Cox Owes North Andover an Apology – Valley Patriot Editorial (Nov. 2013)

Erin Cox Owes North Andover an Apology – Valley Patriot Editorial (Nov. 2013)

Former North Andover High School volleyball captain Erin Cox claimed she was being suspended from the team and lost her captaincy because of a “zero tolerance policy” at North Andover…

Broken Fountain a Symbol of Lawrence’s Leadership – Valley Patriot Editorial

Broken Fountain a Symbol of Lawrence’s Leadership – Valley Patriot Editorial

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL – OCTOBER, 2013   In September of 2006 The Valley Patriot wrote an editorial calling out Lawrence DPW Director, Frank McCann and Lawrence Mayor Michael Sullivan for…

Change Methuen Charter to Mandate Primaries

Change Methuen Charter to Mandate Primaries

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL September 2013 You cannot put a price on democracy. Yet, the City of Methuen has a provision in their charter that cancels their preliminary elections when there…

Parole Officers who Freed Cop Killer Reinstated: Valley Patriot August, 2013 Editorial

Parole Officers who Freed Cop Killer Reinstated: Valley Patriot August, 2013 Editorial

Valley Patriot August ’13 Editorial It’s simply sickening. An arbitrator has reinstated two of the parole officials responsible for the release of cop killer Dominic Cinelli. At this point we…

EDITORIAL: Still No Investigation, No Answers on Jamie Atkinson Scandal

EDITORIAL: Still No Investigation, No Answers on Jamie Atkinson Scandal

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL July, 2013 At issue was Attorney Richard D’Agostino, who was applying to replace McQuillan as city solicitor after the council voted not to renew McQuillan’s contract. While…

Valley Patriot Editorial: Why Does Ed Markey Hate Women?

Valley Patriot Editorial: Why Does Ed Markey Hate Women?

We don’t know. Truth be told, we were stunned by the latest spate of TV commercials Markey and his advocates are running, which are highly insulting to women. Especially given…

EDITORIAL: The Fleecing of Taxpayers – Ultimate Power, No Transparency, No Outrage in Lawrence

EDITORIAL: The Fleecing of Taxpayers – Ultimate Power, No Transparency, No Outrage in Lawrence

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL MAY, 2013   The corruption and the fleecing of the state taxpayers by Lawrence officials is staggering, and we believe the biggest scandal going on in the…

Will the Real Dan Rivera Please Stand Up? – Valley Patriot Editorial – April 2013

Will the Real Dan Rivera Please Stand Up? – Valley Patriot Editorial – April 2013

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL – APRIL 2013 Lawrence City Councilor Dan Rivera is running for mayor against incumbent Willie Lantigua. We find that odd. For the last two and a half…

ANOTHER ANNIVERSARY, 9 YEARS AND COUNTING – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL

  Little more than 9 years ago, The Valley Patriot was just an idea. That idea was to provide an alternative voice for Merrimack Valley newsmakers and community leaders who…

An Open Letter to Lawrence Police Chief John Romero

An Open Letter to Lawrence Police Chief John Romero

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL February, 2013   Dear Chief Romero, Over the years the staff, editors and even our publisher Tom Duggan have personally observed Eagle Tribune reporters saunter into the…

Everyone gets a Trophy in North Andover – School Committee Dumbs-Down Grades

Everyone gets a Trophy in North Andover – School Committee Dumbs-Down Grades

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   January 2013 The North Andover School Committee has decided that grading children in the school system with the time tested letter grades which reflect their achievement…

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