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Letter from Tomaselli Sisters on The $80 Million Lie in Salisbury

Letter from Tomaselli Sisters on The $80 Million Lie in Salisbury

Letter to Tom Duggan, Publisher of the Valley Patriot, We thank you for your quest to report the truth to your readers. You have devoted an enormous amount of time…

Non-Compete Agreements in Massachusetts

Non-Compete Agreements in Massachusetts

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – January, 2014 Covenants not to compete are contracts provided to an employee by an employer that are intended to limit and/or restrict an employee from…

Massachusetts House of Representatives: 2013 and 2014

Massachusetts House of  Representatives: 2013 and 2014

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – January, 2014 Last year was a very productive year for our Legislature and 2014 will bring forth necessary and spirited debate on some…

BHI Forecast: State tax revenues to Rise in 2014 and 2015

BHI Forecast: State tax revenues to Rise in 2014 and 2015

By Paul Craney – January, 2014 The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University (BHI) estimates that Massachusetts state tax revenues will come in at $23.283 billion for Fiscal Year 2014,…

EMPTY CHAIR SHOW Exposing Addiction

EMPTY CHAIR SHOW Exposing Addiction

By: Phil Lahey – December, 2013 Well the elections are over and I would like to congratulate all the winners. It’s now up to you to fulfill all the promises…

Assertocracy is the path to Kleptocracy

Assertocracy is the path to Kleptocracy

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan With this column I present a newly coined term – assertocracy – and show it’s current use. In her superlative book – In The Footsteps Of Mr…

The Merrimack Valley Sandbox -Creating a Path For Entrepreneurs

The Merrimack Valley Sandbox -Creating a Path For Entrepreneurs

 By: Cheryl Hajjar – December, 2013 As the Yuletide spirit is among us, and the frenzy of holiday shopping has begun, 17 budding entrepreneurs from the Merrimack Valley are preparing…

Support for Common Core’s Fuzzy Math Doesn’t Add Up

Support for Common Core’s Fuzzy Math Doesn’t Add Up

By: Sandra Stotsky – December, 2013 Unless high school students can prepare for a calculus course in grade 12 or as college freshmen, they are unlikely to become science, engineering,…

Legislature Moves Forward on Hefty and Charged Issues

Legislature Moves Forward on Hefty and Charged Issues

  By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – December, 2013 Thus far this session, the Massachusetts Legislature continues to make progress on several issues of public interest. House and Senate…

What is the Mass Commission Against Discrimination?

What is the Mass Commission Against Discrimination?

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – December, 2013 The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (commonly referred to as the “MCAD”) was established to enforce M.G.L. c. 151B, often referred to as “The…

Welcome to Sir Donald Berwick’s World, Pt. 2

By: Opinion Columnist Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan, October, 2013 Read Part 1 HERE Inevitably Sir Donald Berwick’s mindset ended up causing the Mid Staffs Scandal. The hospital at the center of…

THE EMPTY CHAIR – (Exposing Addiction) Public Enemy #1

THE EMPTY CHAIR – (Exposing Addiction) Public Enemy #1

By: Phil Lahey, October, 2013 When it comes to drug addiction, who is public enemy #1? You might guess the drug dealer, or the one who introduced our kid to…

Protect Seniors Against Heightened Medication Risks

Protect Seniors Against  Heightened Medication Risks

By: Celleste Begley – October, 2013 Prescriptions can be the key to a longer, fuller life; but if not handled properly, they can also cause serious problems. To help us…

Town Manager Neil Harrington’s Angry Rant, Attacks ‘Citizens for Change’, Tomaselli Sisters, Valley Patriot … and Free Speech

Town Manager Neil Harrington’s Angry Rant, Attacks ‘Citizens for Change’, Tomaselli Sisters, Valley Patriot … and Free Speech

  Salisbury Town Manager Neil Harrington addressed our Valley Patriot story in last months edition called “The 80 Million Lie” “I wanted to read the following because I think it…

Fire and Brimstone, Budget and Fiscal Cliff Diving

Fire and Brimstone, Budget and Fiscal Cliff Diving

By: State Representative Linda Dean Campbell – October, 2013 First off, I wish to pay a sincere compliment to my Republican colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate…