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Rep. Lyons Demands Immediate Appeal of Killer’s Sex Change

Rep. Lyons Demands Immediate Appeal of Killer’s Sex Change

Says Deval Patrick Should Have No Hesitation in Appealing Court Ruling   “This is an insult to the taxpayers of Massachusetts,” said Representative Jim Lyons of Andover. He represents neighborhoods…

Sen. Brown To Seniors: “Your Medicare is Safe”

Sen. Brown To Seniors: “Your Medicare is Safe”

Senator Scott Brown Says Warren “Desperate” Talks About Medicare, Social Security, Budget   PHOTO GALLERY FROM EVENT By Tom Duggan, August, 2012  ”Desperate” United States Senator Scott Brown said his…

Adams, Vispoli Square off on Ethics and Conservatism

Adams, Vispoli Square off on Ethics and Conservatism

Valley Patriot, WCAP Debate for State Senate By: Tom Duggan – August, 2012 Last month the Valley Patriot and 980WCAP held an on air radio debate between the two Andover…

Valley Advocates Lead the Way in Child Protection Legislation

Valley Advocates Lead the Way in Child Protection Legislation

By: Eva Montibello For more than a decade several pieces of child protection legislation have been in front of Massachusetts’s leadership, typically dying in the Judiciary Committee. Finally, many pieces…

Valley Advocates Lead the Way in Child Protection Legislation

Valley Advocates Lead the Way in Child Protection Legislation

  By; Eva Montabello – July, 2012 For more than a decade several pieces of child protection legislation have been in front of Massachusetts’s leadership, typically dying in the Judiciary…

Union Thuggery: Coming to a Town Near You!

  By: Eric Fisher – August, 2011 If it can happen to Newburyport, it can happen to YOU. Notice it says, “to Newburyport” because Electrician’s Union IBEW Local 103 has…

Ethics Commission Fines Private Salesman $55K for Bribery

Ethics Commission Fines Private Salesman $55K for Bribery

The State Ethics Commission has fined a salesman from CBE Holdings for paying bribes to an official at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to gain state funded contracts through the…

State Receiver Essentially Nullifies Teachers Contract

State Receiver Essentially Nullifies Teachers Contract

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2012  Lawrence Teachers Union President Frank McLaughin says that Receiver Jeff Riley has mandated a new contract for teachers in the now state run Lawrence…

The Candidates for State Rep. And Where They Stand

The Candidates for State Rep. And Where They Stand

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2012 The race to fill the 2d Essex House District being left vacant by Harriet Stanley has three Republicans vying for the nomination in the…

Why I am Running for State Representative

Why I am Running for State Representative

  By: Kevin Cuff – July, 2012 Nearly forty years ago, my family taught me the values of civic RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. As a member of our hometown School Committee,…

In God We Trust

In God We Trust

  By: Peter Larocque – July, 2012 In case you didn’t know, In God We Trust is the motto of the United States of America and it has been on…

The Public Needs Watchdogs Not Lapdogs

The Public Needs Watchdogs Not Lapdogs

  By: Christine Morabito, Greater Boston Tea Party – June, 2012 Gone are the days when local newspapers did anything resembling in-depth investigative reporting. Whether the issue is lack of funding,…

RILEY’S TURNOVER PLAN: MORE MONEY!

RILEY’S TURNOVER PLAN: MORE MONEY!

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL    June, 2012 Receiver Jeffrey Riley’s plan to improve the educational opportunities for the children of Lawrence contains a few ideas that, if fully exploited, may improve performance.…

The Road to Beacon Hill is Paved with Mediocre Intentions

  By: Karin Rhoton – June, 2012 Somehow the rhetoric never changes, even though the calendar does. Another year has gone by and still the taxpayers of Massachusetts continue to…

Unelected Bureaucrats

  By: Peter Larocque – June, 2012 I would like to respond to an Editorial entitled, “Bake Sale Band Flap” that was published in the Eagle-Tribune on 5/13/2012. Towards the…