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Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Clark Smidt

Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Clark Smidt

  A Middlesex County Superior Court Judge has issued a restraining order against Andover resident Clark Smidt the soon-to-be former majority shareholder of 980AM WCAP radio in Lowell. Despite a…

“Sober House” on Crack Corner

“Sober House” on Crack Corner

Prisoners in “Sober House” on Crack Corner Have  No Supervision, Escapes Continue with No Accountability Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan Tom Duggan  – January 2012 LAWRENCE, MA – The intersection of…

Superintendent Hottel Tries to Charge $7,099 for Public Documents

Superintendent Hottel Tries to Charge  $7,099 for Public Documents

December, 2012 North Andover School Superintendent Christopher Hottel handed The Valley Patriot a bill for $7,099 to fill a freedom of information request last month. The Valley Patriot had requested…

Valley Patriot On-line Breaks Castricone Story, Allens Attack Selectman

Valley Patriot On-line Breaks Castricone Story, Allens Attack Selectman

PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN   By: Tom Duggan – December, 2011 Last month, The Valley Patriot received several calls from North Andover residents saying that they had seen former…

An Exclusive Interview with Newt Gingrich

An Exclusive Interview with Newt Gingrich

Speaker Gingrich talks about The Border, EPA, Education and More   Tom Duggan, Christine Morabito, Justess Bowles November, 2011 The Valley Patriot was invited to sit with Former Speaker of…

Fatherhood Coalition looks to repeal 209A Restraining Order Law

Fatherhood Coalition looks to repeal 209A Restraining Order Law

PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN   By: Tom Duggan – November, 2011 The Massachusetts Fatherhood Coalition is trying to repeal the state’s 209A restraining order law saying that the law…

Lawrence Mayor Lantigua runs the Table in Council Races: Net Gain- Zero

Lawrence Mayor Lantigua runs the Table in Council Races: Net Gain- Zero

PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN     By: Tom Duggan – November, 2011 At Large City Council All three Lawrence City Councilors at Large were reelected last month garnering more…

Firefighters Oppose DiNuccio Over Stand on Ambulance Privatization

Firefighters Oppose  DiNuccio Over Stand on Ambulance Privatization

  By: Tom Duggan – October, 2011 Methuen Firefighters Union President Tim Sheehy publicly called for all firefighters who live in the City of Methuen to oppose the candidacy of…

McCann Files Lawsuit Against Former Mayor

McCann Files Lawsuit Against Former Mayor

Sullivan says same suit filed twice before, expects dismissal again   By: Tom Duggan – September, 2011 LAWRENCE – On February 9, 2007 (then) Public Works Director Frank McCann was…

What Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins Doesn’t Want You To Know

What Essex County Sheriff Frank  Cousins Doesn’t Want You To Know

ANOTHER VALLEY PATRIOT EXCLUSIVE! Public not being notified of escapes, pretrial detainees being held at CAC BY:TOM DUGGAN, SEPT. 04, 2011 Meet James Walsh. According to documents obtained by the Valley Patriot,…

An Interview with New Police Chief Paul Gallagher

An Interview with New Police Chief Paul Gallagher

  August, 2011 Newly appointed Police Chief Paul Gallagher in North Andover sat down with Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan to talk about his new job, his background and where…

Laplante goes on police ride along: encouages councilors to do same

Laplante goes on police ride along: encouages councilors to do same

  By: Tom Duggan – June, 2011   Lawrence City Councilor Mark LaPlante (District F) has been one of the more outspoken supporters of the Lawrence police. Last month LaPlante…

Marine Recruiters Say They Get Shabby Treatment at High School

Marine Recruiters Say They Get Shabby Treatment at High School

Superintendent Reaches out to Marines, says they will be treated respectfully   By: Tom Duggan – June, 2011 Sgt Cardona the Marine Recruiter in Lawrence and a number of past…

Valley Students Attend Pre-boot Camp Training

Valley Students Attend Pre-boot Camp Training

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2011 Local U.S. Marine recruiters in The Valley got their first look at the latest batch of recruits last month at Ft. Devans Army Base…

Can Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua Survive?

Can Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua Survive?

By: Tom Duggan, June, 2011 With several law enforcement agencies investigating the finances and political dealings of Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua, and the Boston media finally waking up to his…