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What’s Happened to Our Humanity? by Jeff Katz

What’s Happened to Our Humanity? by Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – June, 2015 In early May, the Beegle family of Portland, Oregon was flying home from Orlando, Florida. Mom and dad with two children in tow. What…

Salisbury Town Manager Neil Harrington is The Poster Boy for Why We Need a New Public Records Law

Salisbury Town Manager Neil Harrington is The Poster Boy for Why We Need a New Public Records Law

  NEIL HARRINGTON IS THE POSTER BOY When I started this journey to reform our state’s public records law five years ago I had no idea that the Town of…

Patriotism Lives

Patriotism Lives

By: John MacDonald – June, 2015 This past Memorial Day weekend I traveled down to a campground in Rhode Island. It’s a place called Holiday Acres and it has a…

Public Records Should Be Made Available to the Public – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Public Records Should Be Made Available to the Public – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – June, 2015 Last week, I testified on a bill I filed, S.1700, An Act Relative to Obtaining Information, before the Joint Committee on State…

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 2) Did Mass Audubon Sell its Soul to the Wind Industry?

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 2) Did Mass Audubon Sell its Soul to the Wind Industry?

By Christine Morabito – June 2015 As an environmentalist and bird lover, it gives me no pleasure to criticize the largest conservation organization in New England; an organization of which I…

Methuen Ride Along as Police Test Body Cameras

Methuen Ride Along as Police Test Body Cameras

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2015 The Methuen police are testing new body camera equipment donated to the department as part of a pilot program. So, last month I had…

Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni & Senator Katy Ives – Paying Attention with Tom Duggan (6-12-14)

Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni & Senator Katy Ives – Paying Attention with Tom Duggan (6-12-14)

Listen to or Download Hour 1: Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni talks about running for reelection, the new turf at Nicholson Stadium, and more.  Listen to or Download Hour 2: State…

Podcast: State Senator Jamie Eldridge on Public Records in MA, Top Ten “That’s NOT News” (6-6-15)

Podcast: State Senator Jamie Eldridge on Public Records in MA, Top Ten “That’s NOT News” (6-6-15)

FIRST HOUR State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) appeared on The Paying Attention radio program on 980WCAP to talk about public records. A great interview with a guy SECOND HOUR: Top Ten news…

Jesus Disqualifies No One!

Jesus Disqualifies No One!

By: Peter Larocque – May, 2015 Before I get into this month’s column, please allow me to thank Mr. Tom Duggan, Editor of The Valley Patriot who with patience and…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook (May, 2015)

Tom Duggan’s Notebook (May, 2015)

CNN – WHERE FACTS GO TO DIE – Bad enough that Brook Baldwin appears on CNN every day to slant the news and attack our veterans, Solidad O’Brien and Anderson…

Tick Attack Season

Tick Attack Season

By: Tracey Zysk – May, 2015 When it comes to these pesky little creatures … ugghh, they are everywhere in the Merrimack Valley, Southern New Hampshire and even hiding in…

Insights into Healthfulness – THE DOCTOR IS IN

Insights into Healthfulness – THE DOCTOR IS IN

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – May, 2015 This month, twenty years ago, I had conferred upon me a Doctor of Medicine degree. It has been both an honor and a…

Is Your Child Addicted To Video Games? ~ Babies and Briefcases

Is Your Child Addicted To Video Games? ~ Babies and Briefcases

By: Cheryl Hajjar – May, 2015 Gamers come in all different shapes and sizes. Everyone of us knows a gamer who sits in front the TV and plays on Xbox…

Spring Welcomes Boating Back To Newburyport! by Newburyportguide.com

Spring Welcomes Boating  Back To Newburyport! by Newburyportguide.com

By: Rebeccah Pearson – May, 2015 The season is changing, and with warm weather brings dreams of being on the open water. Here in Newburyport we have a fantastic array…

Valley Patriot Publisher on Public Records in Massachusetts and How it Affects You

Valley Patriot Publisher on Public Records in Massachusetts and How it Affects You

AUDIO: Tom Duggan on Afternoon LIVE discusses the state’s impotent Public Records law and how it affects you.  (VIDEO of Duggan’s testimony below at 41 MIN mark) Valley Patriot publisher Tom…