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MCAD to Hear Corruption and Whistle-blower Case Against Salisbury Town Manager Neil Harrington

MCAD to Hear Corruption and Whistle-blower Case Against Salisbury Town Manager Neil Harrington

By: Tom Duggan, July 31, 2015 The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) has granted a hearing to former members of the Salisbury Board of Health, after Town Manager Harrington fired…

Protecting Our Communities in the Age of Fracking Gas ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Protecting Our Communities in the Age of Fracking Gas  ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives July, 2015 In June, I attended the Methuen City Council’s special meeting where Kinder Morgan, a Houston-based energy infrastructure company, presented their plan for…

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…

Ethics Commission Issues Enforcement Letter to State Trooper Seth Peterson for Improperly Using His Official Position

Ethics Commission Issues Enforcement Letter to State Trooper Seth Peterson for Improperly Using His Official Position

Intervened with a tow company operator in an effort to have a tow charge reduced for a family member, then retaliated against the tow company On May 21, 2015, the…

Will Lawrence Treat Illegals Better Than People From Lowell?

Will Lawrence Treat Illegals Better Than People From Lowell?

By: Kathy Runge, July, 2015 The City Council, led by Council President Maldonado, a.k.a. Lawrence’s Ambassador to the UN, has been busy in the last month. The FY16 budget got…

Methuen City Councilor Joyce Campagnone Fined $5K for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

Methuen City Councilor Joyce Campagnone Fined $5K for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

July 28, 2015 The Massachusetts State Ethics Commission has fined Methuen City Councilor Joyce Campagnone, $1,000 civil penalty for the violation of conflict of interest laws and was ordered to pay restitution…

Veterans Hold Service in Lowell for Soldiers Killed in Tennessee Muslim Terrorist Attack

Veterans Hold Service in Lowell for Soldiers Killed in Tennessee Muslim Terrorist Attack

  More than 125 people showed up last night at the Lowell VFW, as Veterans Assisting Veterans held a memorial service for the four marines and one navy seaman who were…

July, 2015 Valley Patriot Edition #141, Remembering Michelle

July, 2015 Valley Patriot Edition #141, Remembering Michelle

Flip page PDF viewer of the JULY, 2015 Valley Patriot  PDF OF THE JULY, 2015 VALLEY PATRIOT  NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE!! Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley…

Massachusetts Man Ali Al Amriki, Charged in Connection with Plot to Engage in Terrorism

Massachusetts Man Ali Al Amriki, Charged in Connection with Plot to Engage in Terrorism

An Adams, Massachusetts, man has been charged in an indictment in connection with a plot to engage in terrorism on behalf of ISIL. The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney…

Sen. L’Italien (D-ANDOVER) Tapped to Head Key State House Committee

Sen. L’Italien (D-ANDOVER) Tapped to Head Key State House Committee

Legislative panel oversees consumer protection, alcohol licensing policy BOSTON — Sen. Barbara L’Italien has been appointed the new Senate chairman of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional…

Methuen Woman, Son, Thank Methuen Police Officer Who Saved Her Life

Methuen Woman, Son, Thank Methuen Police Officer Who Saved Her Life

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2015 Methuen resident Christine Prescott went to the Methuen police station last month to thank the officer who saved her life when her heart stopped…

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.…

Massachusetts’ Public Record Law One Step Closer to Reality

Massachusetts’ Public Record Law One Step Closer to Reality

July 16, 2015 BOSTON – Next Wednesday, the state’s public records law will be one step closer to being a real law with real penalties, after forty years of being merely…

Councilor Testifies For Tougher Fines for Illegal Dumpers in Lawrence

Councilor Testifies For Tougher Fines for Illegal Dumpers in Lawrence

By: Tom Duggan – July 14, 2015 BOSTON – Lawrence City Councilor Marc Laplante was on Beacon Hill Tuesday testifying for passage of his legislation to increase fines for illegal dumping…

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