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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…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – July, 2016

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – July, 2016

Reggie Autumn Craft & Vendor Fair to be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Greater Lawrence Technical School Andover, MA. We are looking for interested crafters and vendors interested…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2016

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2016

THANK YOU OUTBACK – Last month the Veterans’ Services Officer for North Andover and Boxford, Gerard Maguire, held a fundraiser for our veterans at the Relief’s In in Lawrence. I…

From Tom Duggan’s Notebook (May, 2016) – Facebook Pet Peeves

From Tom Duggan’s Notebook (May, 2016) – Facebook Pet Peeves

  TOP 8 FACEBOOK PET PEEVES # 1 CLICK BAIT: You have seen it in your newsfeed on Facebook. The title will say something like: “Two year old climbs into…

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