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The Valley Patriot Print Edition #149, March 2016 – The 12th Anniversary Edition

The Valley Patriot Print Edition #149, March 2016 – The 12th Anniversary Edition

READ IN FLIP-PAGE PDF VIEWER<<    PDF of MArch, 2016 PDF >> READ ON KINDLE   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover…

PAYING ATTENTION! ~ A Day at the Board of Medicine and What Gov. Baker Needs to Know

PAYING ATTENTION!  ~ A Day at the Board of Medicine and What Gov. Baker Needs to Know

  By: Tom Duggan, Feb, 2016 Last month, I had the displeasure of spending a day in Waltham at the state’s Board of Registration in Medicine, also known as BORIM.…

Senate Passes Sweeping Public Records Reform Bill, Conference Committee Named to Create Final Language

Senate Passes Sweeping Public Records Reform Bill, Conference Committee Named to Create Final Language

RELATED STORIES The Massachusetts State Senate unanimously passed sweeping reforms of the state’s impotent public records law last month. Senate Bill 2120, “An Act Improving the Administration and Enforcement of…

Hollywood Star Steve Blackwood Coaches Local Actors at the Act Theater Company in North Andover

Hollywood Star Steve Blackwood Coaches Local Actors at the Act Theater Company in North Andover

  By: Tom Duggan – Jan. 2016 He’s a Hollywood actor, an author, a musician and a singer, but Steve Blackwood says his latest passion is teaching and he has…

The GOP Civil War and the Final Four ~PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN

The GOP Civil War and the Final Four ~PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN

In the race for the Republican nomination for President, there are really only four viable candidates as we approach the February 9th New Hampshire Primary, and the Massachusetts Primary in…

Will Salisbury’s Attorneys Finally Tell the Truth In Time to Save the Tomaselli Sisters’ Home

Will Salisbury’s Attorneys Finally Tell the Truth In Time to Save the Tomaselli Sisters’ Home

JUST ONE MAN’S OPINION On September 14, 2015 the Tomasellis went before the Salisbury Board of Selectmen/Sewer Commissioners and asked them to instruct attorneys for the town to tell the…

HEROES AND BOZOS OF 2015 ~ FROM TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Dec. 2015)

HEROES AND BOZOS OF 2015 ~ FROM TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Dec. 2015)

HEROES – REP. DIANA DIZOGLIO (Methuen) and STATE SENATOR KATY IVES (Newburyport). Both DiZoglio and Ives worked tirelessly to get my public records bill a fair hearing in sub committees,…

MA Lawmakers Pass Public Records Reform, Valley Patriot Publisher Says Senate Must Show Leadership, Close Loopholes

MA Lawmakers Pass Public Records Reform, Valley Patriot Publisher Says Senate Must Show Leadership, Close Loopholes

By: Maria Fiato. Christine Ryan, and Tom Duggan Nov. 23, 2015 MASSACHUSETTS – After nearly five years of trying to get the Massachusetts legislature to reform the state’s impotent public…

Methuen Mayor Zanni Lays Out His Priorities for His Final Term

Methuen Mayor Zanni Lays Out His Priorities for His Final Term

By: Tom Duggan – November, 2015 Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni was re-elected to his third and final term last month. Methuen has a charter provision that limits the consecutive terms…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – November, 2015

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – November, 2015

PERISOCOPE – With the advance of technology, The Valley Patriot is now using a cell phone application called Periscope to do live video interviews online. On Election Day, we were…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH METHUEN POLICE ON SCHOOL THREATS ~ Rumors of a “Hit List”, Public Forums, School Investigations, and Having Cops in Every School

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH METHUEN POLICE ON SCHOOL THREATS  ~ Rumors of  a “Hit List”, Public Forums, School Investigations, and Having Cops in Every School

By: Tom Duggan – Oct. 25, 2015 At least three Methuen Public School students were arrested this week for threatening mass school shootings. The first, a high school student, the…

Does Chuck Takesian Hold the Key to Salisbury’s Sewer Problems?

Does Chuck Takesian Hold the Key to Salisbury’s Sewer Problems?

IT’S NICE TO BE NICE… OR IS IT?   THE NICE GUY CANDIDATE Salisbury Selectman Chuck Takesian is a nice guy, isn’t he? Everybody loves Chuck. It’s hard to find…

Black Student Who Suffered Racial Slurs, Comments About Lynchings at Lowell High Says Administration Asked Him to “Move On”

Black Student Who Suffered Racial Slurs, Comments About Lynchings at Lowell High Says Administration Asked Him to “Move On”

School Committee Member’s Son Accused of Getting Special Treatment SEE VIDEO OF Nkimbeng SPEECH By: Tom Duggan, October 10, 2015 Black Lowell High School student Anye Nkimbeng was called a “nigger”…

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan – GUESTS: Nick DiZoglio, Al Kaprielian and Mike Gagaliardi (10-10-15)

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan – GUESTS: Nick DiZoglio, Al Kaprielian and Mike Gagaliardi (10-10-15)

Click here to download or listen on line Methuen School Committee Candidate Nick DiZoglio, Laborer’s Union Head Mike Gagliardi and Al Kaprielian all joined Tom today (10-10-15). Co-Host Paul Murano.…

PODCAST – Paying Attention (9-26-15) – Shananigns in Lawrence Elections, Dispatcher in Lawrence Sues City and MORE!

PODCAST – Paying Attention (9-26-15) – Shananigns in Lawrence Elections, Dispatcher in Lawrence Sues City and MORE!

Click the Photo to Listen  With no co-host today (Paul has the day off) Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan interviewed Dan Rajczyk of AspergergerWorks. Then, Tom discusses the Lawrence election…