Corrupt Haverhill Officials Continue Abuse of Power ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

Corrupt Haverhill Officials Continue Abuse of Power ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

May, 2024 It’s hard to imagine how a country such as ours can survive as a constitutional republic much longer when local officials in every community are free to use the agencies of government to enact revenge against their political opposition. Yet here we are. While the actions of corrupt Haverhill officials like Mayor Melinda […]

Tom Duggan’s Unexpected Legacy of Helping Our Community

Tom Duggan’s Unexpected Legacy of Helping Our Community

  By: State Rep. Francisco Paulino – 04-24 This month I wanted to take the space that Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan affords to me to write a column about my works and accomplishments in the community and dedicated it to him. On March 22nd, I was honored to attend The Valley Patriot’s 20th Anniversary […]

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK: Lawrence Police Chief, Schools, Haverhill City Council

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK: Lawrence Police Chief, Schools, Haverhill City Council

Jan,  20204 WILL CASTRO BE PERMANENT? Lawrence Mayor Brian DePena is expected to send down William Castro’s name to the city council for approval to be the permanent Lawrence Police Chief. Castro is currently the Acting Police Chief after former Chief Roy Vasque was pushed out over politics. Castro was appointed as DePena’s Chief of […]

Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan Bestowed Overcoming Obstacles Award

Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan Bestowed Overcoming Obstacles Award

By: Santiago Reyes Cruz, Jr. Fresh out of the hospital from a life-threatening illness, Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan was presented with one of the most prestigious awards in the Merrimack Valley last month, the Greater Lawrence Psychological Center’s Overcoming Obstacles Award Most people may know that Tom is a homeless advocate; he feeds them, […]

Secretary of State Confirms Ballots Went Uncounted in Rowley ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

Secretary of State Confirms Ballots Went Uncounted in Rowley ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

  Nov. 2023 Emails obtained by The Valley Patriot reveal that a number of voters in Rowley had their ballots discarded and uncounted in last November’s election where Kristin Kassner (D-Hamilton) won the 2nd Essex State Representative seat by one vote over Lenny Mirra (R-Georgetown). Minutes taken during the recount in that race reveal that […]

Methuen Taxpayers Should Be Angry Over Gallant Decision ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

Methuen Taxpayers Should Be Angry Over Gallant Decision ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

08/23 Just minutes after posting the story on-line about Methuen Police Captain Greg Gallant (story here) winning his Civil Service case against the City of Methuen for wrongful termination, the hate mail started pouring in. People were outraged, they were confused, and they were hostile. How could this be, many asked. How did Gallant get […]

Methuen Officers Schiavone and Keating Receive Officer Tom Duggan Hero Police Award

Methuen Officers Schiavone and Keating Receive Officer Tom Duggan Hero Police Award

Each year the Valley Patriot gives out an Officer Tom Duggan, Sr. Hero Police Officer Award in honor of the former Lawrence Police Officer who was murdered in the line of duty in 1990. This year Methuen Sgt. Eric Deleon nominated Officers Schiavone and Keating to be recognized for their bravery, courage, and ability to […]

Methuen Council Flip Flops on “Top Heavy Police Department” ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

Methuen Council Flip Flops on “Top Heavy Police Department” ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

  01-23 Remember last year – when the Methuen City Council was attacking Police Chief Joe Solomon on a daily basis, feeding information to the Boston media claiming the police department was “too top heavy”? Remember when they cut millions out of the police budget and laid off patrolmen and demoted superior officers because the […]

2023’s Best Restaurants in The Valley – Tom Duggan’s Notebook (1-23)

2023’s Best Restaurants in The Valley – Tom Duggan’s Notebook  (1-23)

Tom Duggan: 1/23 Since the needless COVID lockdowns our Valley Patriot restaurant reviewers have found that many of the places we used to love are no longer providing good food or good service, or both. So, we just don’t go anymore. However, we have also found that some restaurants we used to dislike, have stepped […]

Maggie Hassan’s Shameful TV Commercials Mean it’s Time to Retire ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

Maggie Hassan’s Shameful TV Commercials Mean it’s Time to Retire ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

  The one thing you can never accuse me of is being a partisan mouthpiece for any political party. Currently I am working really hard to get Democrat Diana DiZoglio elected as Massachusetts State Auditor, Democrat Lawrence Councilor Estela Reyes elected State Rep. in Lawrence, and Republican Geoff Diehl elected governor. I also supported N.H. […]

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (06-22) ~ Methuen’s Dysfunction, Haverhill Farmers Market, MORE!

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (06-22) ~ Methuen’s Dysfunction, Haverhill Farmers Market, MORE!

STATE PRIMARIES WILL DECIDE SEVERAL RACES Several races for State Representative in the Merrimack Valley will be decided in the September 6th primary as there are no Republicans running (so far) in those races. In the newly carved Lawrence/Methuen district it will be Methuen City Councilor Jim McCarty – who has no job and lives […]

MA Dems Betray Minorities, Women at State Convention ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

MA Dems Betray Minorities, Women at State Convention ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

Did the Democrats in Massachusetts give in to White Supremacy By: Tom Duggan – June, 2022 While the Massachusetts Democratic Party continues to push racial animosity, obsess on “white supremacy” and push for race and gender policies within their platform, their racist rhetoric against “white privilege” seemed to take a back seat during their state […]

20 Years Later – America Disgraces Our 9/11 Heroes ~PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

20 Years Later – America Disgraces Our 9/11 Heroes ~PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

Sept, 2021 Twenty years ago this nation was attacked by Muslim Terrorists who hate this country because we do not subjugate our women, we do not believe in violence committed in the name of our “god” and we allow our citizens the freedom to make their own decisions. We remember the towers coming down that […]

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