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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…

After long Absence, Barry Finegold Returns Swinging!

After long Absence, Barry Finegold Returns Swinging!

By: Peter Larocque – February 2014 You probably have heard of some movies titles like, “The Return of Batman” or “Superman Returns”, well just like these, State Senator Barry Finegold…

Never to be Repeated Again! (Lawrence)

Never to be Repeated Again! (Lawrence)

By: Peter Larocque – January, 2014 Just because you can, doesn’t necessarily mean that you should unless there is undisputed cause to do so! I am of the opinion that…

Now the Real Healing Begins!

Now the Real Healing Begins!

By: Peter Larocque – December 2013 Almost four years ago at the inauguration and installation of Mayor William Lantigua which had the atmosphere of a coronation of a king, the…

Now the Real Healing Begins!

Now the Real Healing Begins!

By: Peter Larocque – November, 2013 First let me say congratulations to Mayor Elect Dan Rivera. I am so proud of the kind of campaign that you ran. You kept…

Birds of A Feather Flock Together! (OPINION)

Birds of A Feather Flock Together! (OPINION)

By: Peter Larocque – October, 2013 The city of Lawrence is never at a loss for interesting situations unfolding in front of everyone who has eyes to see. Last month,…

The Time For Talk is Over, Now it’s Time to Vote!

The Time For Talk is Over, Now it’s Time to Vote!

By: Peter Lrocque – September, 2013 Dear Fellow Lawrencians, This coming Primary Election which is about to take place on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 is probably the most important election…

Anyone But Mayor Willie Lantigua

Anyone But Mayor Willie Lantigua

By: Peter Larocque – August, 2013 When I get into discussions concerning the election for Mayor in The Great City of Lawrence, far too many times I hear, “anybody but…

The City of Lawrence’s Line in the Sand!

The City of Lawrence’s Line in the Sand!

By: Peter Lrocque – July 2013 God Bless and hope you all had a happy July 4th. I would like to thank all of the members of the Lawrence City…

The Declaration of Independence vs. City of Lawrence

The Declaration of Independence vs. City of Lawrence

  By: Peter Larocque – June, 2013 According to the Declaration of Independence, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, are unalienable rights of all the people endowed by their…

Revolving Door: Will Lawrence’s Politics Ever Change?

By: Peter Larocque – May 2013 Before I get into Lawrence politics, I would like to share a comment that I posted last week on my Facebook page concerning the…

Searching for the Next Mayor of the “Great” City of Lawrence!

Searching for the Next Mayor of the “Great” City of Lawrence!

By: Peter Larocque – April 2013 In this column I would like to put forth what I am looking for in a candidate to be the next Mayor of the…

So, What’s Good In The “Great” City of Lawrence?

So, What’s Good In The “Great” City of Lawrence?

By Peter Larocque – March, 2013 In spite of all that may be wrong with the City of Lawrence, including all the negative press surrounding the State and Federal investigations…

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…

The City of Lawrence The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

The City of Lawrence The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

  By: Peter Larocque – January 2013 First, let me say Happy New Year to all the Valley Patriot readers and let’s expect the absolute best in 2013 for everyone.…

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