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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…

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism: (Part 3) Kennedys and Indians

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism: (Part 3) Kennedys and Indians

By Christine Morabito – July 2015 Supporters of Cape Wind desperately want you to believe that those opposed to the massive offshore industrial project are afflicted with the “not in…

Pelletier Family Gives Powerful Testimony in Support of Justina’s Law

Pelletier Family Gives Powerful Testimony in Support of Justina’s Law

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – July 3, 2015 Valley Patriot readers may be familiar with the 17 month long ordeal suffered by young Justina Pelletier at the hands of the Massachusetts…

VisionMax-Cinema 95 in Salisbury to show Christian Film: “Faith of our Fathers”

VisionMax-Cinema 95 in Salisbury to show Christian Film: “Faith of our Fathers”

Next month The Valley Patriot will be publishing an interview with one of the writers of Faith of Our Fathers, Tom Saab of Salisbury. The movie will be shown at…

Baker’s Public Safety Secretary Changes Security in Prisons in Response to NY Prison Break

Baker’s Public Safety Secretary Changes Security in Prisons in Response to NY Prison Break

    June 30, 2015 Secretary of Public Safety Daniel Bennett today announced a reformed security procedure regarding access by attorneys to clients held in Department of Correction facilities in…

Access to Public Records is a Matter of Life or Death

Access to Public Records is a Matter of Life or Death

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – June, 2015 This month, Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan was front and center in this state’s media environment for a couple of days. Most media people referred to him…

Merrimack Valley’s Queer Youth and Gay Straight Alliance in Grammar Schools

Merrimack Valley’s Queer Youth and Gay Straight Alliance in Grammar Schools

By: Dani Langevin: June, 2015 Last month I had the pleasure of visiting Methuen High School and sitting in on a meeting of the GSA (Gay Straight Alliance). Several of…

Strong Support at State House Hearing to Improve Access to Public Information

Strong Support at State House Hearing to Improve Access to Public Information

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell June, 2015 Massachusetts gets an F grade for access to public records according to some very respected public interest groups. A number of bills…

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…