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My sit down Interview with Mayor Donna Holaday of Newburyport

My sit down Interview with Mayor Donna Holaday of Newburyport

By Rebeccah Pearson – Newburyportguide.com September, 2013 On November 5th the Newburyport Community will be asked once again to vote for their mayor. Last election, Donna Holaday won without contest, but…

YE GAY OL’ VALLEY – Choosing and Being a Step-Parent

YE GAY OL’ VALLEY – Choosing and Being a Step-Parent

By Dani Lanvgevin – September Too many of us find ourselves divorced. For those of us with children, this means that we may find ourselves looking for another partner who…

Follow The Money Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes

Follow The Money Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes

By: Staphanie Davis – September, 2013 “If it moves, tax it; if it keeps moving, regulate it; if it stops moving, subsidize it.” – Ronald Reagan On Beacon Hill, motor…

Responding to the Overuse of Psychotropic Drugs for Seniors

Responding to the Overuse of Psychotropic Drugs for Seniors

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives, September, 2013 In 2007 a federal audit found that about one in seven elderly residents were being given antipsychotic medication in nursing homes despite…

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – FRANK YOUNT, U.S. NAVY SEABEES

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – FRANK YOUNT, U.S. NAVY SEABEES

HERO IN OUR MIDST By: Helen Mooradkanian – September 2013 It was January 1, 1945 as the convoy of 556 ships filled the horizon—LSTs, troop ships, aircraft carriers, submarines, destroyers,…

Lawrence’s Mayor Lantigua Pushes Candidate on Ballot Against Her Will – Will File Complaints with AG Coakley

Lawrence’s Mayor Lantigua Pushes Candidate on Ballot Against Her Will – Will File Complaints with AG Coakley

PRELIMINARY ELECTION DAY…. LAWRENCE… By Tom Duggan, September 17, 2013 (7:14pm) (MORE STORIES ON LANTIGUA) Lawrence’s municipal elections were held today in preliminary races for mayor, city council and school committee.…

Fraud, Forgeries and Illegal Signatures Found on Mayor Lantigua’s Nomination Papers, All approved By Lawrence Election Department

Fraud, Forgeries and Illegal Signatures Found on Mayor Lantigua’s Nomination Papers, All approved By Lawrence Election Department

By: Tom Duggan – August 15, 2013 The Valley Patriot obtained copies of Lawrence mayor Willie Lantigua‘s nomination papers, submitted and certified on April 11, 2013. Lantigua turned in 30…

CLASS Pins Kiwanis AKTION Club Volunteers

CLASS Pins Kiwanis AKTION Club Volunteers

  LAWRENCE – Families, friends, supporters and CLASS staff gathered as 13 members of the Aktion Club of Kiwanis of Greater Lawrence received their service pins on Aug. 29 to…

An $80 Million Lie: Sisters Discover Sewer Project 100% Paid for with Grant Money

An $80 Million Lie: Sisters Discover Sewer Project 100% Paid for with Grant Money

PART I By: Tom Duggan – September, 2013 Gracemarie and Joyce Tomaselli say they are days away from losing their property in Salisbury because town officials have retaliated against them…

Valley Patriot/980WCAP Lawrence Mayoral Debate download and listen on your IPOD! (September 7, 2013)

Valley Patriot/980WCAP Lawrence Mayoral Debate download and listen on your IPOD! (September 7, 2013)

CLICK here to download or listen to HOUR 1 CLICK here to download or listen to HOUR 2 Today, four of the five challengers to Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua came…

BREAKING…. West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes from Methuen

BREAKING…. West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes from Methuen

Mayor Stephen Zanni and the City of Methuen Board of Health want to inform residents that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today that West Nile virus (WNV)…

Fall River State Rep. Alan Silvia to pay $20,000 for Concealing Campaign Finances

Fall River State Rep. Alan Silvia to pay $20,000 for Concealing Campaign Finances

State Rep. Alan Silvia of Fall River agreed to pay $20,000 to the state’s general fund as part of a disposition agreement with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance…

Tom Duggan on the Bill Manzi Program – HOW LAWRENCE PROVES VOTER ID DOES NOT DISENFRANCHISE MIORITIES

Tom Duggan on the Bill Manzi Program – HOW LAWRENCE PROVES VOTER ID DOES NOT DISENFRANCHISE MIORITIES

DOWNLOAD PODCAST OR RIGHT CLICK TO SAVE TO YOUR COMPUTER OR IPOD   Today Tom Duggan filled in for Bill Manzi on the Bill Manzi show. Tom talked about the…

BREAKING…. Attorney General Files Suit Against Lantigua for Campaign Finance Violations … Bogus Reporting, Cash Donations, Donations not Declared…. MORE

BREAKING…. Attorney General Files Suit Against Lantigua for Campaign Finance Violations … Bogus Reporting, Cash Donations, Donations not Declared…. MORE

 Complaint Seeks Civil Penalties and Future Compliance with Finance Laws  August 27, 2013 2:15PM OTHER BREAKING NEWS BOSTON – The Mayor of Lawrence has been sued for allegedly committing several…

Valley Patriot of the Month – WWII VETERAN: CORPORAL WILLIAM T. POULIOS, U.S. ARMY

Valley Patriot of the Month – WWII VETERAN: CORPORAL WILLIAM T. POULIOS, U.S. ARMY

By: Helen Mooradkanian – August, 2013 Nineteen-year old Corporal William T. Poulios, of Chelmsford, 87th Infantry Division, 347th Regiment, swept across France, Belgium, Luxembourg, central Germany, to Czechoslovakia—in 154 days…