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State to Secure $35M Bailout Loan for Bankrupt Lawrence

State to Secure $35M Bailout Loan for Bankrupt Lawrence

CHAOS in LAWRENCE Fiscal Disaster in Lawrence Could Lead to More Money Pouring into The City of Waste   By: Tom Duggan – February, 2010 If Governor Deval Patrick has…

Dan Cotnoir, Valley Patriot of the Month

Dan Cotnoir, Valley Patriot of the Month

Hero in Our Midst, Sgt. Dan Cotnoir, U.S. Marines Ordnance Maintenance Company, 4th Maintenance Battalion, Devens, MA   By: Tom Duggan In 2005, Sergeant Daniel Cotnoir of Lawrence was named Marine…

City Council Subcommittee Divided on Lantigua Firings

City Council Subcommittee Divided on Lantigua Firings

Sweeney uses award-winning Valley Patriot article to make his case Tom Duggan – January, 2010   It was a contentious meeting before the Lawrence City Council’s Personnel Subcommittee Tuesday night,…

Challenges Ahead for Methuen

Challenges Ahead for Methuen

Methuen Mayor Bill Manzi Looks Ahead By: Methuen Mayor Bill Manzi – January, 2010 This week I will have the honor of being sworn in for my third term as…

Five questions for Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua

Five questions for Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua

By: Bob Okoniewski – January, 2010 As we go to print, the City of Lawrence stands on the threshold of history. On Monday, January 4, Lawrence state representative William Lantigua was…

Lantigua Can Do Both Jobs!

Lantigua Can Do Both Jobs!

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan By: Tom Duggan – January, 2010 Being a State Representative in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the easiest job in the world. You don’t have…

Challenges ahead for Methuen

  By: Bill Manzi, Methuen Mayor – January, 2010 This week I will have the honor of being sworn in for my third term as Methuen’s Mayor. Much has been…

Methuen tax rate approved by State, Mayor sends out property tax bills,

Mayor Manzi Attacks Tribune for “misleading reporting”   By: Tom Duggan – January, 2010 The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has certified the City of Methuen’s tax rate as voted on…

‘Anyone But Deval’ – A year in Review

‘Anyone But Deval’ – A year in Review

  By: Lawrence, “Lonnie” Brennan – January, 2010 They say that every path has a few puddles, and for many, 2009 was a washout. The year began with Gov. Deval…

Five questions for Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua

Five questions for Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua

By: Robert O’Koniewski, Esq. – January, 2010     As we go to print, the City of Lawrence stands on the threshold of history. On Monday, January 4, Lawrence state…

Lawrence City Council refuses to set tax rate, sticks freshmen councilors with budget mess

Lawrence City Council refuses to set tax rate, sticks freshmen councilors with budget mess

Blanchette Pats himself on the back while purposely trying to create budget deficit, state takeover    By: Tom Duggan, December, 2009   Under the leadership of Council President Patrick Blanchette,…

The City of Lawrence has No Idea What is About to Hit Them

The City of Lawrence has No Idea What is About to Hit Them

  PAYING ATTENTION with Tom Duggan – November, 2009 Few people can really understand the magnitude of the changes that are about to occur in the City of Lawrence with…

Lantigua victory masterfully done – now the real work begins

Lantigua victory masterfully done – now the real work begins

  By: Robert O’Koniewski – November, 2009 The votes are in and Lawrence finally has met demographic expectations to attain its first popularly elected mayor of Hispanic descent. We will…

Lawrence Fined Nearly $50K for Failing to Test Drinking Water for Ecoli

Lawrence Fined Nearly $50K for Failing to Test Drinking Water for Ecoli

  By: Tom Duggan – July, 2009 Documents obtained by The Valley Patriot last month revealed that operators at the City of Lawrence’s brand new $26 million water treatment facility…

Finegold Benefitted from Campaign material printed by the Lawrence Public Schools

Finegold Benefitted from Campaign material printed by the Lawrence Public Schools

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2009 An investigation by the Massachusetts office of Campaign and Political Finance may not have issued their report yet on which elected officials benefited from campaign material printed in…