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Note to Lawrence Citizens, Beware of False Prophets!

Note to Lawrence Citizens, Beware of False Prophets!

  By: Peter Larocque – February 2013 Usually when one reads the Title of Prophet, they immediately think of Biblical Prophets. Biblical Prophets are those called by God to speak…

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH: Lieutenant Colonel Don Sheehan, USAF

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH: Lieutenant Colonel Don Sheehan, USAF

By: Helen Morradkanian – February 2013 TEWKSBURY – When 6,000 Marines were trapped at their base during the 77-day siege of Khe Sanh—a surprise attack by 40,000 heavily armored North…

Nothing Out of the Ordinary: Aaron Swartz & the Trouble with Prosecutors

DEMOCRAT CORNER WITH MARA DOLAN By: Mara Dolan – February 2013 The one thing certain about the Aaron Swartz case is that we don’t have all the facts yet, and…

The War on The Poor & Taxpayers is Going Well

The War on The Poor & Taxpayers is Going Well

By: Christine Morabito, President Gr. Boston Tea Party – February 2013 Governor Deval Patrick claims his budget for fiscal year 2014 promises “a better Commonwealth for the next generation.” –…

Clear Thinking on Politics & Morality

By: Paul Murano – February 2013 On the Paying Attention radio show with Tom Duggan last week (of which I am co-host), we welcomed a certain former Mayor of Methuen…

All Gun Owners are Paranoid

  By: Dani Langevin, Lesbian Columnist – February 2013 All gun owners are paranoid. They live in fear of some made up threat and the only way to quell it…

Harriet Beecher Stowe and Black History in Andover

Harriet  Beecher Stowe and Black History in Andover

By: Anne Knowles – January 2013 She was born at Litchfield, Conn. In 1811, into a lively housedhold, of six Sisters and brothers. Her father was a renown Congregationalist and…

That Illegal Diadamo Lease at the School Department Central Offices in Lawrence

By: Mark Gray – January 2013 What could your city/town do with 500,000 a year? Throw it in the garbage, right? Isn’t that what all your politicians and elected officials…

Our Impending Debt Calamity: The “Billion Dollars A Day” Solution

Our Impending Debt Calamity: The “Billion Dollars A Day” Solution

 THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX   By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – January, 2013 “I hear that train a’coming? It’s rollin’ ‘round the bend, and I ain’t seen the sunshine, since I…

My First Weeks as Your State Senator

My First Weeks as Your State Senator

By: Senator Katie O’Connor Ives (D) Newburyport –  January 2013 Thanks to Tom Duggan for letting me set up shop here at the “Senator’s Corner” so I can update readers…

Bill Blood: Beloved Methuen Coach and Teacher Remembered

Bill Blood: Beloved Methuen Coach and Teacher Remembered

  By: Mark Behan – January 2013 While he could appear as serious as another coach named Bill – as in Belichick – Bill Blood had a lighter side. “He…

The Getting Out of the Journalism Business Fire Sale

The Getting Out of the Journalism Business Fire Sale

By: Jeff Katz – January 2013 I gave up on the so-called mainstream media long ago. That’s what happens when you work inside the business. I distinctly remember one of…

An Open Letter to Lawrence Police Chief John Romero

An Open Letter to Lawrence Police Chief John Romero

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL February, 2013   Dear Chief Romero, Over the years the staff, editors and even our publisher Tom Duggan have personally observed Eagle Tribune reporters saunter into the…

Getting Answers is like Pulling Teeth – Steve Grossman Back Peddles on Public Records Law

Getting Answers is like Pulling Teeth – Steve Grossman Back Peddles on Public Records Law

  By: Tom Duggan – January 29, 2013 Three years ago when Steve Grossman was just a candidate for Massachusetts State Treasurer he was a real person. When asked questions…

From the VAURA Patriot – Alex Talcott’s Political Notebook

From the VAURA Patriot – Alex Talcott’s Political Notebook

* Go to hell or off fiscal cliff?: ABC News reporter Sunlen Miller, who has the U.S. Senate beat, noted on New Year’s Eve the debate-opening prayer of Senate Chaplain…