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The Problem with Merry Christmas ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

The Problem with Merry Christmas ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Dec.17 At the local department store. An encounter at the check-out register between Guy Shoppin and Clerk Clark: Clerk: That will be $24.99. Guy: There you…

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ Dec. 2017 – HEROES OF THE YEAR, STUPID POLITICIANS AND MORE

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ Dec. 2017 – HEROES OF THE YEAR, STUPID POLITICIANS AND MORE

The Firefighter’s Relief’s In at 1 Market Street in Lawrence is celebrating yet another anniversary and as one of their biggest cheerleaders I couldn’t be more thrilled. Next month we…

Nice Work if You Can Get It

Nice Work if You Can Get It

By: Kathy Runge – Dec. 2017 The city election has come and gone and not much has changed. Mayor Rivera is happy thinking that most of the voters preferred him.…

Connie Franics ~ IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS

Connie Franics ~ IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS

By: Cindy Annis – Dec. 2017 Connie Francis was born Concetta Rosa Maria on December 12, 1938. She grew up in Newark, New Jersey with her mother Ida and father,…

The Good Doctor: Network TV’s Best New Drama ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

The Good Doctor: Network TV’s Best New Drama ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Billy Cushing – Dec. 2017 When Bates Motel ended its 5-season run in April, it didn’t take long for its star, Freddie Highmore, to get another gig. Now he…

Charlie’s Medical Board Repeatedly Violates the Sherman Act

Charlie’s Medical Board Repeatedly Violates the Sherman Act

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Dec. 2017 In the U.S. the government shall not favor one competitor over another within the marketplace. Charlie Baker’s Board of Registration in Medicine does this…

Public Awareness for Compromised Public Waterways

Public Awareness for Compromised Public Waterways

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – Dec. 2017 I recently testified in front of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture on a bill I co-sponsored, S448 An…

America’s New McCarthyism

America’s New McCarthyism

By: Aliana Brodmann E. von Richthofen, Dec. 2017 Not since the McCarthy era has one segment of society been hunted on the kind of threadbare allegations with the unconscionable sort of…

Meteorological Winter… HUH? ~ WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN

Meteorological Winter… HUH? ~ WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN

By: Al Kaprielian – Dec 2017 GOOOD EEEEEVENING! Welcome to December and the start of what is called the meteorological winter. During this month we will see the shortest days…

If You Build It, They Will Come – Rail Trails and Heroin Trails ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

If You Build It, They Will Come – Rail Trails and Heroin Trails ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

Last month, the state legislature approved giving Lawrence another $1.5M for … get this … improvements to the “rail trail”. For those who don’t know what the “rail trail” is,…

PRINT EDITION of THE VALLEY PATRIOT, December, 2017 – EDITION #170 – HEROIN RAIL TRAILS

PRINT EDITION of THE VALLEY PATRIOT, December, 2017 – EDITION #170 – HEROIN RAIL TRAILS

DOWNLOAD THE DECEMBER, 2017 EDITION OF THE VALLEY PATRIOT READ ON LINE IN FLIP PAGE VIEWER Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North…

Four in Custody After Stolen Car Driver Rams 2 Police Cars, Dangerous Foot Chase

Four in Custody After Stolen Car Driver Rams 2 Police Cars, Dangerous Foot Chase

By: Tom Duggan – Dec. 13, 2017 LAWRENCE – Four men are in custody this morning after leading police on a chase through North Lawrence in a car stolen from…

We Stand with Turtle Boy Sports ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, Dec. 2017

We Stand with Turtle Boy Sports ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, Dec. 2017

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL December, 2017 Last month this editorial page highlighted the problem of corporate social media tech-giants (like Facebook and Twitter) censoring political messages their employees don’t agree with.…

State Declares Lawrence Police Officer Eugene Scanlon Killed in the Line of Duty 45 Years Later

State Declares Lawrence Police Officer Eugene Scanlon Killed in the Line of Duty 45 Years Later

By: Tom Duggan, Jr. – Dec. 1, 2017 Earlier this year The Valley Patriot learned about Lawrence Police Officer Jeremaiah O’Connor had died in the line of duty back in…

The Start of Winter ~ WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN

The Start of Winter ~ WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN

Welcome to November which marks the last month of hurricane season. The last day of hurricane season is November 30th. During November the days continue to get shorter and the…