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Tomorrow’s Heroes: How We Make U.S. Marines

Tomorrow’s Heroes: How We Make U.S. Marines

An ongoing Series on Tomorrow’s Heroes: A series detailing How We Make U.S. Marines, and the Men and Women who said “SEND ME!” By: Tom Duggan, December, 2010 This is…

Tomorrow’s Heroes: U.S. Marine Recruit Gallo of Pembroke, MA

Tomorrow’s Heroes: U.S. Marine Recruit Gallo of Pembroke, MA

An ongoing Series on Tomorrow’s Heroes:  Honoring Marine Recruits who Said: “Send Me” By: Tom Duggan – December, 2010   As a strong supporter of the military, I was honored…

Paying Attention! Radio Program returns to the airwaves

Paying Attention! Radio Program returns to the airwaves

By: Paula Porten Valley Patriot president and founder Tom Duggan announced last week on his Facebook page that the Paying Attention! Radio Program, has been picked up by WHAV radio…

Cops under Siege: guns, ski masks, ammo confiscated

Cops under Siege: guns, ski masks, ammo confiscated

By: T0m Duggan – November, 2010 When Lawrence police got an anonymous tip that a man with a gun in his waistband had just left Bali’s, a nightclub on Essex…

Lawrence Cops Under Siege: Six Cops Working Alone at Night

Lawrence Cops Under Siege: Six Cops Working Alone at Night

Mayor Lantigua has SIX cops Patrolling Early Nights Mayhem ensues as citizens left unprotected, Missing teens found drugged in Andover   By: Tom Duggan- November, 2010 When the call went…

Democrat State Senator Steve Baddour Defends Tea Party

Democrat State Senator Steve Baddour Defends Tea Party

  Sen. Baddour a Frequent Attendee At Tea Party Meetings By: Tom Duggan – October 08, 2010 Democrat State Senator Steve Baddour of Methuen has been seen networking and even…

Patrick Blanchette fined $20,000 for taking money from campaign

Patrick Blanchette fined $20,000 for taking money from campaign

Blanchette is Mayor Lantigua’s Economic Development Director and Former City Council President By: Tom Duggan – October, 2010 The State Office of Campaign Finance (OCPF) has fined former Lawrence City…

Torissi desperate to hold on to Rep. Seat

Torissi desperate to hold on to Rep. Seat

Kevin Begley talks issues while Torissi launches personal attacks   By: Tom Duggan – October, 2010   A debate was held between State Rep. Dave Torissi and his Republican challenger…

Bank Robber Suicide

Bank Robber Suicide

    By: Tom Duggan – September, 2010 Last month, a man walked into a downtown bank in Lowell brandishing a weapon and took the bank occupants hostage as he…

Cahill Charges DOR Officials with Conflict of Interest

Cahill Charges DOR Officials with Conflict of Interest

Calls for Third Party Audit, and possible bankruptcy for Lawrence By: Tom Duggan – September, 2010 Massachusetts State Treasurer and candidate for Governor Tim Cahill is calling attention to the…

An interview with Senate Candidate Barry Finegold

An interview with Senate Candidate Barry Finegold

 Finegold Defends Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua   By: Tom Duggan – August, 2010 State Representative Barry Finegold is a candidate for State Senate. Valley Patriot editor Tom Duggan interviewed him…

Methuen Police Chief Stands his Ground

Methuen Police Chief Stands his Ground

Solomon: No deals I’m Coming back to work   By: Tom Duggan – August, 2010 Last month, the Mass. Civil Service Commission ruled that the City of Methuen wrongly terminated…

Only FIVE Patrolman protecting the city on a Thursday Night

Only FIVE Patrolman protecting the city on a Thursday Night

  Lawrence Cops chase man with gun through Lawrence alleys     By; Tom Duggan – August, 2010 “Common and Newbury, Common and Newbury!” an out of breath officer Dan…

Lawrence finances take center stage in state senate race

Lawrence finances take center stage in state senate race

  By: Tom Duggan – August, 2010 The race to replace State Senator Sue Tucker in the Second Essex District of Massachusetts has found the failed finances and financial mismanagement…

Lantigua attacks Firefighters for “getting paid to sleep”

Lantigua attacks Firefighters for “getting paid to sleep”

Valley Patriot Exclusive! Lawrence Firefighters react to Lantigua’s Attacks By: Tom Duggan – July 2010 Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua’s war against police and firefighters in the city of Lawrence has…