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News from the American Legion – By John Lenotte

News from the American Legion – By John Lenotte

  By: John Lenotte – October, 2013 As a continuation from last month, there are a few additional items of note from the American Legion National Convention in Houston, TX.…

Lt. Colonel Allen West: Race, Poverty, and the Dependency Culture: PART II

Lt. Colonel Allen West: Race, Poverty, and the Dependency Culture: PART II

READ PART 1 Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan (TD) and Greater Boston Tea Party President Christine Morabito (CM) interviewed Lt. Colonel and former Congressman Allen West (AW) during at the…

Andover, Dracut, Tewksbury Selectmen Meet to Perambulate the Towns’ Boarders

Andover, Dracut, Tewksbury Selectmen Meet to Perambulate the Towns’ Boarders

Andover, Dracut, Tewksbury MA…Saturday morning, September 28, at 9am, Selectman from Andover, Dracut, and Tewksbury meet at a town boundary stone “witness marker” from 1908 to conduct the required Perambulation…

Birds of A Feather Flock Together! (OPINION)

Birds of A Feather Flock Together! (OPINION)

By: Peter Larocque – October, 2013 The city of Lawrence is never at a loss for interesting situations unfolding in front of everyone who has eyes to see. Last month,…

Language of the PAWS ACT, Protecting Animal Welfare and Safety – Section by Section Summary

Language of the PAWS ACT, Protecting Animal Welfare and Safety – Section by Section Summary

SECTION 1. Authorizes the Homeless Animal Prevention and Care Fund, which consists of revenues received from a voluntary tax check-off, to collect and expend money for the care and protection…

UPDATED: Senator Tarr on Puppy Doe Case – Inspires ‘PAWS Act’ – Legilsation Will Create Animal Abuser Registry

UPDATED: Senator Tarr on Puppy Doe Case – Inspires ‘PAWS Act’ – Legilsation Will Create Animal Abuser Registry

Senate Republicans Fight for Animal Cruelty Law October, 2013 | Updated 10-28-013 Massachusetts State Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) released the following statement today, following the arrest of 32-year-old…

Andover Selectman, Vispoli Provides Testimony in Favor of Campaign Transparency

Andover Selectman, Vispoli Provides Testimony in Favor of Campaign Transparency

October, 2013   Andover Selectman Alex Vispoli provided testimony to the Joint Committee on Election Laws last month, in favor of more transparency within campaigns. Earlier this year, Vispoli filed…

A One on One Interview with Superintendent-Receiver Jeff Riley – PART 1

A One on One Interview with Superintendent-Receiver Jeff Riley – PART 1

  October, 2013 – Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan sat down with Lawrence Superintendent/Receiver Jeff Riley of the Lawrence Public Schools for a one on one interview. Riley was appointed…

Fire and Brimstone, Budget and Fiscal Cliff Diving

Fire and Brimstone, Budget and Fiscal Cliff Diving

By: State Representative Linda Dean Campbell – October, 2013 First off, I wish to pay a sincere compliment to my Republican colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate…

Paying Attention! With Tom Duggan (10-12-13)

Paying Attention! With Tom Duggan (10-12-13)

  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 Today Tom and Paul talked about the Salisbury sewer project and Selectman Freeman Condon’s startling revelation that he believes paying…

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,…