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Lawrence Councilor Files Open Meeting Law Violation Complaint Against Council, Neighborhood Carnival Runs Afoul of Law

Lawrence Councilor Files Open Meeting Law Violation Complaint Against Council, Neighborhood Carnival Runs Afoul of Law

Lawrence City Councilor Marc Laplante (District F) has filed an Opening Meeting Law complaint to the City Clerk claiming that the city council approved the use of the South Lawrence…

Rutland DPW Superintendent Gary Kellaher Hired His Son – Fined $2,500 for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

Rutland DPW Superintendent Gary Kellaher Hired His Son – Fined $2,500 for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

The State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement (“Agreement”) in which Rutland Department of Public Works (“DPW”) Superintendent Gary Kellaher admitted to violating G.L. c. 268A, the conflict of interest…

Public Officials that Lead, Who We Should Support in the Merrimack Valley

Public Officials that Lead, Who We Should Support in the Merrimack Valley

By: John Macdonald – April, 2015 Every so often I like to sit back and observe local elected officials. I often rate them for their real leadership ability, political courage…

Lawrence Contractor Penalized $46,150 for Asbestos Violations Found During Inspection in Burlington

Lawrence Contractor Penalized $46,150 for Asbestos Violations Found During Inspection in Burlington

Licensed Asbestos-abatement Contractors Working at Commercial Building BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized two asbestos-abatement contractors $46,150 each for violations found during a routine inspection of…

State Rep. Moran Welcomes Student to Statehouse for Student Government Day

State Rep. Moran Welcomes Student to Statehouse for Student Government Day

(BOSTON)- Representative Frank A. Moran (D-Lawrence) met Gabriela Eckenesberger today from the Andover High School for the 68th annual Student Government Day.  Student Government Day is held once a year…

Methuen Making Strides to Raise Awareness of Preeclampsia

Methuen Making Strides to Raise Awareness of Preeclampsia

The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia™ Calls Attention to a Serious Pregnancy Disorder Affecting Mothers, Babies Methuen, MA– Advocates for the Preeclampsia Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing maternal and infant…

Tsongas Presents Purple Heart Posthumously (Story & Video)

Tsongas Presents Purple Heart Posthumously (Story & Video)

Tom Duggan April, 2015 (VIDEO BELOW) – Last month, Congressman Niki Tsongas presented a Purple Heart posthumously to the family of Carmelo Sciacca of Lawrence. Wounded in action on Sept. 19,…

Podcast of Paying Attention (4-11-15) with Special Guest Joe Ligotti, “The Guy From Boston”

Podcast of Paying Attention (4-11-15) with Special Guest Joe Ligotti, “The Guy From Boston”

DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Today Tom Duggan and Paul Murano were entertained by the great Joe Ligotti (The Guy From Boston). Joe…

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan – April 4, 2015

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan – April 4, 2015

DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 In the first hour Tom and Paul started the show talking about BAD customer service at #Travelocity, The…

Haverhill Mayor Fiorentini’s State of the City Address 2015

Haverhill Mayor Fiorentini’s State of the City Address 2015

The State of the City of Haverhill 2015 The Haverhill of Tomorrow   Good evening and welcome.  I would like to welcome and introduce members of our legislative delegation, school committee…

Legislation Needed to Hold Landfill Owners, Operators Responsible -IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Legislation Needed to Hold Landfill Owners, Operators Responsible -IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: Kathleen O’Connor Ives – March, 2015 The Crow Lane Landfill in Newburyport has long been the source of environmental and public safety concerns since the process of closing and…

Internet Sales Tax in New Hampshire

Internet Sales Tax in New Hampshire

By: DJ Bettencourt – March, 2015 It is unsurprising that in a state with no general sales tax, the topic of Internet sales taxes has become a key issue for…

 $200K to Lawrence for Abandoned Rail Redevelopment Promise of Future Jobs and Rail Trail

 $200K to Lawrence for Abandoned Rail Redevelopment Promise of Future Jobs and Rail Trail

March 27, 2015, Lawrence, MA – Today Nancy Barmakian of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas join Mayor Daniel Rivera to announce a $200,000 grant to plan…

Representative Update: Legislation That I Am Filing

Representative Update:  Legislation That I Am Filing

By: Linda Dean Campbell – March , 2015 This session I am sponsoring and co-sponsoring approximately fifty pieces of Legislation targeting substance abuse prevention in the Merrimack Valley. Perhaps the most…

Newspaper Bestows 1st Amendment Award to 980WCAP Radio Station Owner Colonel Sam Poulten

Newspaper Bestows 1st Amendment Award to 980WCAP Radio Station Owner Colonel Sam Poulten

1st Amendment award Winner Colonel Sam Poulten (Ret.) The Valley Patriot newspaper honored Ret. Army Colonel, Sam Poulten, owner of 980WCAP radio in Lowell with the 1st Amendment Award lat…