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Out of Step?

Out of Step?

  By: John McCormack – November, 2010 Boxford voters mirrored New Hampshire and the majority of the states in the November 2, 2010 midterm elections even as Massachusetts bucked the…

Show your I.D. to vote: protect the process

Show your I.D. to vote: protect the process

  By: Ralph Zazula – October, 2010 A bipartisan citizen’s initiative called “Show ID to Vote” has been created in Massachusetts to address fraudulent voting across the USA. Through increased…

Democrat State Senator Steve Baddour Defends Tea Party

Democrat State Senator Steve Baddour Defends Tea Party

  Sen. Baddour a Frequent Attendee At Tea Party Meetings By: Tom Duggan – October 08, 2010 Democrat State Senator Steve Baddour of Methuen has been seen networking and even…

Vote YOUR Values This November

Vote YOUR Values This November

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – October, 2010 Do you believe in personal responsibility, or do you want to be oppressively taxed to permit others to escape…

They Came to Honor Pangi

  By: Tom Duggan – October, 2010 Last month hundreds of friends supporters and elected officials gathered at the Meadow Creek Golf Club in Dracut to honor the outgoing State…

Debunking Eagle Tribune editorial on early retirement- it does save money

Debunking Eagle Tribune editorial on early retirement- it does save money

  By: Methuen Mayor Bill Manzi – October, 2010 An editorial in the Eagle~Tribune last month called into question the real savings to taxpayers that would come from Methuen’s adoption…

Karyn Polito tours North Andover, Addresses Torissi attacks

Karyn Polito tours North Andover, Addresses Torissi attacks

 Candidate for Massachusetts State Treasurer Karyn Polito By: Tom Duggan – October, 2010 The Valley Patriot caught up with Karyn Polito touring North Andover last month where Valley Patriot editor…

Charlie Baker: I will put Lawrence into receivership

Charlie Baker: I will put Lawrence into receivership

Baker says if elected, Lantigua will not manage city finances  Candidate for Governor Tells Tea Party Lantigua not Fit By: Tom Duggan – October, 2010 Earlier this year, Lawrence Mayor…

Patrick Blanchette fined $20,000 for taking money from campaign

Patrick Blanchette fined $20,000 for taking money from campaign

Blanchette is Mayor Lantigua’s Economic Development Director and Former City Council President By: Tom Duggan – October, 2010 The State Office of Campaign Finance (OCPF) has fined former Lawrence City…

Torissi desperate to hold on to Rep. Seat

Torissi desperate to hold on to Rep. Seat

Kevin Begley talks issues while Torissi launches personal attacks   By: Tom Duggan – October, 2010   A debate was held between State Rep. Dave Torissi and his Republican challenger…

For Those About to Vote, We Salute You!

For Those About to Vote, We Salute You!

  By: Christine Morabito – October, 2010 I’m absolutely humbled by the Tea Party and what they have been able to accomplish over the past 18 months. Not bad for…

Massachusetts State School Board Loses Independence

SPECIAL TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT       By: Sandra Stotsky – October, 2010 In November 2006, Governor Romney appointed me to the nine-member Massachusetts Board of Education. In January…

Cahill Charges DOR Officials with Conflict of Interest

Cahill Charges DOR Officials with Conflict of Interest

Calls for Third Party Audit, and possible bankruptcy for Lawrence By: Tom Duggan – September, 2010 Massachusetts State Treasurer and candidate for Governor Tim Cahill is calling attention to the…

MA State Auditors Debate on The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan on WCAP, (September 04, 2010)

MA State Auditors Debate on The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan on WCAP, (September 04, 2010)

Click here for MP3 of the show Click here for source page, (mac users can also listen here) A REAL debate between the two Republican candidates for State Auditor: Kamal…

An interview with Senate Candidate Barry Finegold

An interview with Senate Candidate Barry Finegold

 Finegold Defends Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua   By: Tom Duggan – August, 2010 State Representative Barry Finegold is a candidate for State Senate. Valley Patriot editor Tom Duggan interviewed him…