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Lantigua Must Recuse himself from Wilfredo Laboy Hearing

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL     April, 2010 This month the Lawrence School Committee will meet and hear testimony from indicted superintendent Wilfredo Laboy in his quest to appeal the committee’s…

Valley Patriot of the Month: Dominic Scarpignato

Valley Patriot of the Month: Dominic Scarpignato

Hero In Our Midst By: Gary Manion – April, 2010   In August of 1942, Dominic Scarpignato did what most boys his age were doing; he enlisted in the Navy.…

Outgoing senator Steve Panagiotakos says goodbye, a history of public service

  By: Richard Howe – March, 2010 Senator Steve Panagiotakos Says Goodbye Since announcing last month that he would not seek re-election to the State Senate, Steve Panagiotakos has repeatedly…

From killing fields to candidate for US Congress

From killing fields to candidate for US Congress

By: JAMES O’TOOLE – March, 2010   Sam Meas, the first Cambodian-American to seek congressional office, talks about growing up in war-torn Cambodia. Sam Meas, a 36-year-old investment analyst from…

GOP candidate Charlie Baker’s popularity surging in latest poll

Suffolk Poll shows voters favor casinos, cutting taxes   Riding the coattails of Scott Brown’s upset win for U.S. Senate, Republican Charlie Baker has jumped into second place and is…

Tsongas says new credit cards law will protect consumers

Congressman Tsongas   March, 2010 WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Niki Tsongas says that a series of landmark reforms to the way the credit card industry does business have now gone…

Suffolk University Poll: Give the People what they WANT?

Valley Patriot Editorial – March, 2010   Suffolk University conducted a statewide survey of 500 Massachusetts registered voters during February 21-24, 2010. The voters were asked to comment on two…

Sweeney Pens Letter to Ethics Commission

Sweeney Pens Letter to Ethics Commission

February 4rth, 2010 State Ethics Commission Mr. Scott Cole 1 Ashburton Place Boston, MA 02108 Dear Mr. Cole: I am filing a formal complaint against William Lantigua, Mayor of the…

Brown Gets it! Taxpayers money is not for protecting terrorists!

Valley Patriot Editorial   February, 2010 When it comes to our national security, U.S. Senator Scott Brown gets it. He understands who the enemy is and how to deal with…

Baker says Lawrence Bailout must include Receivership

    For the last several weeks radio talk show host Michele McPhee from 96.9 FM talk has made it her personal mission to force Willie Lantigua to resign from…

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…