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Interview with Superintendent-Receiver, Jeff Riley, PT I

Interview with Superintendent-Receiver, Jeff Riley, PT I

Last Year, Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan sat down with Jeff Riley, the man tapped by the Massachusetts Department of Education to run the Lawrence Schools after putting the city…

State Hazardous Waste Board Suspends License

BOSTON – On August 4, 2014, the state Board of Registration of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Professionals suspended the license of Richard J. Cushing of Clinton for eight months in…

Primary State Rep Debate Between Diana DiZoglio, Oscar Camargo and Phil DeCologero

Primary State Rep Debate Between Diana DiZoglio, Oscar Camargo and Phil DeCologero

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Paying Attention is hosted by Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan. Tom’s, Co-host is Paul Murano was…

State Rep. Candidate Roger Twomey Posts Photo Misleading Supporters to Think Other GOP Candidates Supported him at a “Fundraiser for Me”

State Rep. Candidate Roger Twomey Posts Photo Misleading Supporters to Think Other GOP Candidates Supported him at a “Fundraiser for Me”

By Tom Duggan – August 31, 2014 A social media post by Republican Lawrence City Councilor Roger Twomey is causing controversy after Twomey mislead his supporters to believe that the photo he…

PODCAST Doris Rodriguez Says She Will Lower Sales Tax, Fight for Local Control and Exposes Pavel Payano as a Lantigua Candidiate

PODCAST Doris Rodriguez Says She Will Lower Sales Tax, Fight for Local Control and Exposes Pavel Payano as a Lantigua Candidiate

By: Tom Duggan, August 30, 2014 Doris Rodriguez is in a three way primary race for the Democrat nomination for State Senate against failed state Representative Barbara L’Italian and Lawrence School…

Faith, Hope and Groceries ~ Babies and Briefcases with Cheryl Hajjar

Faith, Hope and Groceries ~ Babies and Briefcases with Cheryl Hajjar

By: Cheryl Hajjar – August, 2014 This past month, our community has been inundated with the Market Basket saga. A family feud that has been going on for decades. It…

LARE Institute Offers Free Customer Service Certification

LARE Institute Offers Free Customer Service Certification

LARE Institute offering free Customer Service Certification training and assessment for qualified Lawrence residents, as made possible through Santander Foundation grant. Opportunity is knocking at the doors of Lawrence residents…

Wrongful Employment Termination Laws in MA

Wrongful Employment  Termination Laws in MA

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – August, 2014 For this week’s column, I thought I would discuss some specific Massachusetts laws that make an involuntary termination from employment unlawful in Massachusetts.…

Bigger is Definitely Not Better – Dr. Frank MacMillan

Bigger is Definitely Not Better – Dr. Frank MacMillan

By. Dr. Frank MacMillan – August, 2014 Health care consolidation is a bad deal for Massachusetts’s consumers. Over the past two decades, our hospitals, physicians, and health plans have been…

The Cost of Corruption is Borne by All

The Cost of Corruption is Borne by All

Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – August, 2104 Every day the media talk about the high cost of healthcare. The media go out of their way to give the impression it is due…

State Senator O’Connor Ives Working Into Final Day of Session

State Senator O’Connor Ives Working Into Final Day of Session

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – August, 2014 July is one of the busiest months in the legislature because the legislative session comes to a close on July 31, 2014.…

Legislature Goes Through – Not Around – Tough Issues

Legislature Goes Through – Not Around – Tough Issues

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – August, 2014 This session produced many important pieces of legislation: On-line voter registration and challenges to Citizens United that require a listing of…

North Andover Police Department Awarded Grant to Combat Underage Drinking

North Andover Police Department Awarded Grant to Combat Underage Drinking

North Andover, MA – The North Andover police department received a $4,990 grant to combat underage drinking.  It is one of 76 grants to local police departments awarded on a…

PDF of the August, 2014 Edition of The Valley Patriot (#130): Methuen Chief Defends NEMLEC

PDF of the August, 2014 Edition of The Valley Patriot (#130): Methuen Chief Defends NEMLEC

Click HERE for TURN PAGE VIEW of Edition #130 – August, 2014 Click here to download PDF of Valley Patriot     Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of…

Georgetown Couple will run Falmouth Road Race to Raise Awareness for Organ and Tissue Donation

Georgetown Couple will run Falmouth Road Race to Raise Awareness for Organ and Tissue Donation

Kip and Valerie Durney of Georgetown will participate in the 42nd Annual Falmouth Road Race to raise funds and awareness for the New England Organ Bank. The team consists of…