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Public Records Should Be Accessible with Penalties for Failure To Comply

Public Records Should Be Accessible with Penalties for Failure To Comply

By: Senator Katy Ives – March 2014 Given this is The Valley Patriot’s 10th year anniversary special edition, I would like to highlight legislation in the State House especially relevant…

Ten Years of Crying Out In the Wilderness – By Paul Murano

Ten Years of Crying Out In the Wilderness – By Paul Murano

By: Paul Murano – March 2014 When I met Tom Duggan, founder and editor of The Valley Patriot, it was 2004 and I had been producing WCAP’s “Saturday Morning Live”…

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, March 29, 2014

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, March 29, 2014

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 (right click to save to your IPOD or desktop) CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 2   Today Tom and Paul talked about the Valley…

Saying Goodbye to Greg Rigby – By Anne Knowles

By Anne Knowles – March 2014 Andover has sadly lost one of its most ardent supporters with the untimely death of Gregory Rigby. Mr. Rigby, a resident of Andover, Essex…

Unfair taxation looming in Massachusetts again

Unfair taxation looming  in Massachusetts again

By Selectman Joe D’Amore – March, 2014 On February 25th the State’s wire services released a report that a committee known as the Tax Fairness Commission appointed by the Massachusetts…

Missing in action 1/3rd of the time: Georgetown Deserves Better!

Missing in action 1/3rd of the time: Georgetown Deserves Better!

By Lawrence “Lonnie” Brennan – March 2014 First, for the disclaimer: I very much like Georgetown Selectman Phil Trapani and I certainly very much like Georgetown Selectman Steve Smith. They…

Thinking About The Valley Patriot’s 10th Anniversary

Thinking About The Valley Patriot’s 10th Anniversary

By: Peter Larocque – March, 2014 The most frequently asked question that I receive when the topic of The Valley Patriot newspaper comes up is why do you write for…

Our Celebration is Really All About You… The Story That Never Made Print!

Our Celebration is Really All About You… The Story That Never Made Print!

People frequently ask me, “What is the ‘secret’ of your success?” While I could never boil down to one single reason, I have made no secret of the fact that…

Congrats to Tom Duggan and The Valley Patriot for Ten Great Years

Congrats to Tom Duggan and The Valley Patriot for Ten Great Years

By: Jeff Katz – March, 2014 As a kid growing up in Philadelphia I used to write letters to celebrities and community leaders. I know some other kids were collecting…

Gay Marriage – By Dani Langevin

Gay Marriage – By Dani Langevin

By: Dani Langevin – March 2014 *WINNER OF A VALLEY PRESIDENT’S AWARD* I am married. I guess you could say I am ‘in a marriage’. I am not in a…

Why I Support The Valley Patriot and Tom Duggan

Why I Support The Valley Patriot and Tom Duggan

By: Al Getler, Former Publisher of The Eagle~Tribune March, 2014 Tom Duggan has not exactly been kind to me over the years in his newspaper. Strangely enough, I defend Tom’s…

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…

Methuen Councilor Pens Letter of Endorsement for Sheriff Candidate Jerry Robito against Frank Cousins

Methuen Councilor Pens Letter of Endorsement for Sheriff Candidate Jerry Robito against Frank Cousins

Methuen City Councilor Sean Fountain has submitted a letter to the editor asking for your support of his candidate for Essex County Sheriff Jerry Robito. Fountain is a member of…

The Tenth Anniversary Edition of The Valley Patriot (March 2014)

The Tenth Anniversary Edition of The Valley Patriot (March 2014)

CLICK FOR OUR NEW TURN PAGE VIEWER WITH NO WAITING! CLICK HERE TO DIRECTLY VIEW OR DOWNLOAD PDF  Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper…

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, March 8, 2014

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, March 8, 2014

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 1  (right click to save to your IPOD or desktop) CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Today Tom and Paul talked about the Valley Patriot’s…