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Tom Dugga’s Notebook Feb. 2019

Tom Dugga’s Notebook Feb. 2019

IG REPORT HAS TONS OF ERRORS…. LIKELY, MAYBE, KIND OF One thing that popped out at me while digesting the IG report on corruption in Methuen was the fact that…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook (Jan. 2019)

Tom Duggan’s Notebook (Jan. 2019)

VALLEY PATRIOT BASH! – Put April 5th in your calendar now! The Valley Patriot will be holding our 15th Anniversary BASH scholarship and award night at the Firefighter’s Relief In,…

Heroes and Bozos of 2018 – TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Dec. 2018)

Heroes and Bozos of 2018 – TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Dec. 2018)

  HEROES AND BOZOS OF 2018 While we normally reserve the word “hero” for our brave veterans, police officers, and firefighters, the use of the word hero in this yearly…

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK – SEPTEMBER, 2018

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK – SEPTEMBER, 2018

WHEN YOU THINK YOU HAVE IT WRONG BUT YOU DON’T On two occasions last month we reported a story on line that we thought we got wrong after it was…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ August, 2018

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ August, 2018

VOTE SEPT. 4TH, DAY AFTER LABOR DAY… IT’S IMPORTANT! Secretary of State Bill Galvin has scheduled this year’s state primary elections for the day after Labor Day when a lot…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ July, 2018

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ July, 2018

HELP THE HOMELESS Every Wednesday night a volunteer group called “The Movement Family” serves a family style meal for the homeless at the Buckley Garage on Common Street in Lawrence.…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – Part 2 (Nov-2017) – LOCAL EVENTS

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – Part 2 (Nov-2017) – LOCAL EVENTS

WHISTLER HOUSE “HOLIDAY” ART AUCTION & PARTY In what is their biggest fundraising event of the year, the Whistler House Museum of Art will host their annual Whistler Holiday Party…

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ October, 2017

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ October, 2017

THE RACE FOR CONGRESS AND THE DEMOCRAT RESHUFFLE Lawrence’s freshman State Representative Juana Matias certainly doesn’t have any self esteem problems these days. Defeating Marcos Devers in a low turnout…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – September, 2017

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – September, 2017

  NORTH ANDOVER BOARD CONDEMNS “BIGOTRY/HATE” Last month the North Andover Board of Selectmen took an official vote “condemning hate and bigotry” in Charlottesville. It was the dumbest and worst…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ June, 2017

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ June, 2017

MEDFLIGHT COPTER SHOT AT, MEDFLIGHT ISSUES BIZARRE PRESS RELEASE Last month a fight on Boxford Street in Lawrence resulted in six people being stabbed. One was stabbed in the chest, another…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – April/May 2017

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – April/May 2017

NECC TO START 2 FREE SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS Two, free, grant-funded educational programs designed to train unemployed and under-employed individuals in high-demand manufacturing positions, will be offered through Northern Essex…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ Heroes and Bozos of the YEAR (12/16)

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ Heroes and Bozos of the YEAR (12/16)

HEROES AND BOZOS OF 2016 HERO CHARLIE BAKER – One of the most important things that happened in Massachusetts this year was the passage of a new public records law…

Tom Duggan’s October 2016 Notebook

Tom Duggan’s October 2016 Notebook

BREAKING THEIR WORD ON ENDORSEMENTS In my book, your word is your bond. If you make a commitment and give your word, no matter how inconvenient it is, you keep…

Valley Patriot Salisbury Notebook ~ Condos on the Barrier Beach

Valley Patriot Salisbury Notebook ~ Condos on the Barrier Beach

  HARRINGTON SOFTENS – After years of complaints from residents about the way the Town of Salisbury charges for sewer user fees based on “flat fee” per unit, Town Manager…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – August, 2016

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – August, 2016

CAMPAIGN FINANCES FOR SHERIFF’S RACE Here are the starting and ending balances of the campaign finances reports for the Democratic candidates for Sheriff as of July 31st. William Castro: Starting…

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