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My Predictions for 2020 ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

My Predictions for 2020 ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

Jan. 2020 Methuen Councilor Jim McCarty will get pulled over by State Troopers for speeding on Route 213 and blame it on a conspiracy by former Methuen Mayor Sharon Pollard…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ HEROES and BOZOS OF 2019

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ HEROES and BOZOS OF 2019

VALLEY PATRIOT BASH The Valley Patriot’s 16th Anniversary BASH! will be held at the Firefighter’s Relief In (2 Market St. in Lawrence) on March 27th. Tickets will be available on…

Methuen Mayor-elect Neil Perry Begins to Assemble his Team

Methuen Mayor-elect Neil Perry Begins to Assemble his Team

If you enjoy our news  coverage please consider making a $1 donation   Newly elected Methuen Mayor Neil Perry will take office on January 6th. He was elected last month with 71%…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – November 2019

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – November 2019

THANK YOU JEN KANNAN I want to personally thank Methuen City Council Chairman Jen Kannan for her decades of service to this community. Whether you supported Jen or not in…

Tom Duggan’s Methuen Election Notebook (Oct.2019)

Tom Duggan’s Methuen Election Notebook (Oct.2019)

  VOTE NOVEMBER 5th IN LOCAL ELECTIONS – HERE’S WHY ITS IMPORTANT November 5th is Election Day for cities in the Merrimack Valley. In Methuen and Haverhill voters get to…

The War on LGBTQ+ Rights ~ YE GAY OL’E VALLEY

The War on LGBTQ+ Rights ~  YE GAY OL’E VALLEY

By: Dani Lengevin – Oct. 2019 “How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think,” Adolf Hitler. This should be the current administration’s mantra. As far as I…

Balanced State Budget Includes Major Increase in Education Funding

Balanced State Budget Includes Major Increase in Education Funding

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell The State Legislature approved a $43.1 billion budget for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2019. The balanced budget, which Governor Charlie…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – July, 2019 – Local, State and National

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – July, 2019 – Local, State and National

POLICE AND DA’S NOW CONTROL WHAT YOU KNOW Four men were stabbed on Kendall Street in Lawrence on the 4th of July. One man, the aggressor in the situation, was…

Speaker DeLeo Joins State Delegation at Veterans Northeast Outreach Center

Speaker DeLeo Joins State Delegation at Veterans Northeast Outreach Center

In June, we were fortunate to have Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo visit the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center (VNOC) in Haverhill. I invited the Speaker to help highlight the…

Why Not Just Let Them All Die? ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (July, 2019)

Why Not Just Let Them All Die? ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (July, 2019)

July, 2019 In the process of posting breaking news on The Valley Patriot Facebook and Twitter pages we often encounter reader comments that evoke serious emotion, discussion, and debate. Earlier…

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (JUNE, 2019)

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (JUNE, 2019)

CHANGES TO METHUEN’S CITY CHARTER The Methuen City Council and the charter commission are considering changes to the city charter this year (the document that governs how the city operates).…

Rep. Linda Campbell Secures $300K for Veterans Northeast Outreach Center in Haverhill

Rep. Linda Campbell Secures $300K for Veterans Northeast Outreach Center in Haverhill

  Representative Linda Dean Campbell of Methuen has successfully secured $300,000 for the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center (VNOC) in Haverhill in a preliminary version of the annual state budget. The…

Home Depots Donates Material and Volunteers to Renovate House of Mercy in Lawrence

Home Depots Donates Material and Volunteers to Renovate House of Mercy in Lawrence

Volunteers from 14 different Home Depot stores in New England showed up at the House of Mercy on Baystate Road with materials and workers to renovate the facility. “They did…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook (April, 2019)

Tom Duggan’s Notebook (April, 2019)

NOW THAT WAS A BASH!!! Each year the Valley Patriot celebrates our anniversary with a charity BASH scholarship and award night. This year we raised and gave away almost $10,000…

Carina Pappalardo, TMF Win Goodwill Ambassador Award

Carina Pappalardo, TMF Win Goodwill Ambassador Award

Valley Patriot Renames Award for Good Samaritan Scott Clegg By: Tom Duggan, April, 2019 Last year a Good Samaritan in the Merrimack Valley named Scott Clegg passed away. He wasn’t…