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Shenanigans in Salisbury ~ Violating the Open Meeting Law and the First Amendment

Shenanigans in Salisbury ~ Violating the Open Meeting Law and the First Amendment

  Last month while watching the Salisbury Selectmen meeting, I noticed how openly and blatantly they violate their own policies for public participation at their meetings. I also noticed how…

SHENANIGANS! ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

SHENANIGANS! ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

Last month the Massachusetts Legislature delayed a scheduled vote on a public records reform bill after getting pressure from the very politicians who will have to pay the price for…

7th Grade Murder Victim Remembered 30 Years Later with Headstone

7th Grade Murder Victim Remembered 30 Years Later with Headstone

July, 2015 When Christy Rivera and her friend Lisa Henshall called into Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan’s radio show on 980WCAP a few weeks ago, they had no idea the…

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan: Corruption in Salisbury (8-1-15)

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan: Corruption in Salisbury (8-1-15)

CLICK TO LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 Tom and Paul chat with famous weatherman “HIGH PRESSHA” Al Kaprielian, then the guys interviewed Rev. Bob Gallagher, former member of the Salisbury…

Valley Patriot Publisher Speaks Out on Public Records in MA -with Ryan Johnston

Valley Patriot Publisher Speaks Out on Public Records in MA -with Ryan Johnston

July 29, 2015 LISTEN TO RYAN AND TOM 980WCAP’s Ryan Johnston interviewed Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan about his Public Records Bill H3665 on Beacon Hill and why the full…

Harrington Admits Town Violating Permanent Public Records Laws

Harrington Admits Town Violating Permanent Public Records Laws

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2015 Salisbury Town Manager Neil Harrington has once again violated state laws governing public records. This time, laws governing the retention of public records as…

Lantigua Puppet Modesto Maldonado Must Go! ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

Lantigua Puppet Modesto Maldonado Must Go! ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

July, 2015 Now that his pal Willie Lantigua is out of office, you will hardly find another politician in Lawrence as slick and sleazy as City Council President Modesto Maldonado.…

The Pulse Tom Duggan fills in for John MacDonald. Guest: Senator L’Italien

The Pulse Tom Duggan fills in for John MacDonald. Guest: Senator L’Italien

The Pulse with John MacDonald and Tom Duggan.  LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD HERE  Tonight, Tom Duggan filed in for John. IN the first half of the show he interviewed State Senator…

Fired Lawrence Counselor Says She Wants to be Made Whole

Fired Lawrence Counselor Says She Wants to be Made Whole

By: Tom Duggan  -June, 2015 A fired guidance counselor in the Lawrence Public Schools, Brenda Sudol-Kirwin, won an arbitration hearing against the schools in August of 2013, for sick leave…

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…

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…

Sec. of State Orders Neil Harrington to Turn Over Documents

Sec. of State Orders Neil Harrington to Turn Over Documents

By: Tom Duggan – April, 2015 Embattled Salisbury Town Manager Neil Harrington has been ordered by Secretary of State Bill Galvin’s office (right)to turn over public documents he has been…

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan – April 25, 2015 – A Gravestone for a Murdered Child, Media Manipulation and the Death Penalty

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan – April 25, 2015 – A Gravestone for a Murdered Child,  Media Manipulation and the Death Penalty

CLICK TO LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK TO LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Today Tom and Paul interviewed the sister of Michelle Pimentel a 7th grader girl…

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