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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…

Blue Dog, JFK Democrats Need to Stage a Comeback

Blue Dog, JFK Democrats Need to Stage a Comeback

  By: John MacDonald – August, 2014 For some time now it has bothered me how the tide has turned against the classic blue dog, John F. Kennedy Democrats. The…

PODCAST State Auditor Suzanne Bump on Waste Fraud and Abuse in State Government – Paying Attention Radio (8-23-14)

PODCAST State Auditor Suzanne Bump on Waste Fraud and Abuse in State Government – Paying Attention Radio (8-23-14)

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.…

State Rep. Dizoglio Opposes Lawrence Mayor’s Plan to Move Registry to North Lawrence

State Rep. Dizoglio Opposes Lawrence Mayor’s Plan to Move Registry to North Lawrence

DiZoglio Urges DOT Secretary & RMV to Apply the Brakes on Proposed Move in Lawrence LAWRENCE – State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) is urging Richard Davey, Secretary of MassDOT,  and the Registry of Motor…

The Liars Who Slander Israel Must be Exposed

The Liars Who Slander Israel Must be Exposed

Jerusalem Day Speech – Newton Commons    Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan was honored to be the Emcee of Christians and Jews United for Israel‘s Jerusalem Day in Newton MA.…

Methuen Police Chief Solomon on Militarization of Law Enforcement: Defends NEMLEC

Methuen Police Chief Solomon on Militarization of Law Enforcement: Defends NEMLEC

  This is part II of our series on Law Enforcement in Massachusetts Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon appeared on Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan’s radio program (Paying Attention!) on…

Lawrence Mayor Accuses Investigators of “Dragging Their Feet”, Says Lantigua’s “Pavegate” Cost State Taxpayers More then $600K

Lawrence Mayor Accuses Investigators of “Dragging Their Feet”, Says Lantigua’s “Pavegate” Cost State Taxpayers More then $600K

Mass Dept. of Transportation and Inspector General Reportedly Investigating Lantigua  By: Tom Duggan – August 13, 2014|12:35pm VIDEO BELOW  Valley Patriot sources at the state’s Department of Transportation say that…

Repeated Wetlands Violations in Amesbury by New England Power Co. Lead to $15,156 Penalty, Require Restoration of Wetland Resource Areas

Repeated Wetlands Violations in Amesbury by New England Power Co. Lead to $15,156 Penalty, Require Restoration of Wetland Resource Areas

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized the New England Power Company $15,156.25 after an inspection found repeated instances of erosion from the company’s substation in Amesbury.…

Lawrence Mayor Rivera to Discuss Lantigua’s “PaveGate” Scandal Thursday says Lantigua’s “Misuse” of State Money Cost Taxpayers $600K

Lawrence Mayor Rivera to Discuss Lantigua’s “PaveGate” Scandal Thursday says Lantigua’s “Misuse” of State Money Cost Taxpayers $600K

Pavegate Costs City Again Over $600,000 to fix and re-do Pavegate roads  When Lawrence former Mayor Willie Lantigua tried to use state Chapter 90 money to help his reelection campaign he…