How Much Money Are Local Candidates Raising/Spending

How Much Money Are Local Candidates Raising/Spending

CANDIDATE FINANCES The following is a list of local candidates for state representative and state senate, and how much money they have raised, spent, and how much they have on hand as of May 31st. Jim McCarty Candidate for State Rep (Methuen and Lawrence) Receipts year to date: $15,533.81 Expenses YTD: $9,434.71 Cash on Hand: […]

Miguel Angel Fajardo of Lawrence Previously Arrested with Multiple Pill Press Machines, Charged with Fentanyl Distribution

Miguel Angel Fajardo of Lawrence Previously Arrested with Multiple Pill Press Machines, Charged with Fentanyl Distribution

Nearly nine kilograms of fentanyl seized, including approximately 48,000 fentanyl pills BOSTON – A Lawrence man has been charged for allegedly distributing counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl, made using multiple pill press machines. Miguel Angel Fajardo, 32, was charged by an Information with one count of possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more […]

‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

  By: Bill Cushing – June. 2022 In 2011, Matthew McConaughey starred in ‘The Lincoln Lawyer,’ a big-screen adaptation of Michael Connelly’s series of legal thrillers featuring Mickey Haller. Now, Netflix has cast Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Haller, the brilliant defense lawyer known for working mostly out of one of his Lincoln Town Cars of various […]

MA Loses Millions on Sports Betting in Massachusetts ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

MA Loses Millions on Sports Betting in Massachusetts ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Right now, it is illegal to engage in sports betting in Massachusetts. The reality, however, is countless residents already engage in sports wagering, especially in a region like ours in the Merrimack Valley, as a short drive or walk will take you across the border to New Hampshire, where sports betting […]

Desiree Daigle of Salisbury Pleads Guilty to Sexually Exploiting Infant

Desiree Daigle of Salisbury Pleads Guilty to Sexually Exploiting Infant

Desiree Daigle of Salisbury invited another individual to sexually abuse child together BOSTON – A Salisbury woman pleaded guilty on June 24, 2022 in federal court in Boston to the sexual exploitation of an infant. Desiree Daigle, 26, pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting a child before U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV […]

Methuen Democratic City Committee Straw Poll Shows Strengths & Weaknesses for Local Candidates

Methuen Democratic City Committee Straw Poll Shows Strengths & Weaknesses for Local Candidates

6-11-22 The Methuen Democratic City Committee held their annual straw poll Sunday showing where demorat insiders stand on each of the state and local Democrats running for office in the State’s September 6th primary. ITEMS OF NOTE: In the race for governor, Methuen Democrats chose a white woman over a woman “of color” by a […]

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 […]

MASS LOTTERY DRAWINGS MOVING TO NEW TIMES STARTING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15

MASS LOTTERY DRAWINGS MOVING TO NEW TIMES STARTING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15

DORCHESTER, MA  – The Massachusetts State Lottery is moving the times for all of its in-state drawings, making it more convenient for players to watch drawings live and see the results of their favorite games in a consolidated format. The new schedule of drawings, which begins Wednesday, June 15, is as follows: Midday Numbers Game (daily)            […]

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ Haverhill’s Frederick “Buddy” Hansen, Jr.

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ Haverhill’s Frederick “Buddy” Hansen, Jr.

A Veteran, Father, Husband, Brother, and Hero By: John Cuddy – May, 2022 On April 16th of this year, a reunion was held on the shore of Rock Pond in Georgetown, Massachusetts. Family and friends gathered to remember a Haverhill Veteran, Frederick “Buddy” Hansen, a husband, brother, and dad, who drowned in this pond while […]

Local & State Candidates on Legalizing, Restricting Abortion

Local & State Candidates on Legalizing, Restricting Abortion

With the possibility of the United States Supreme Court overturning the Roe v Wade decision, individual states will be allowed to decide whether abortion should be legal in those states, at what point abortions should be illegal, and what regulations should be placed on the medical procedure itself. The Valley Patriot asked several local candidates […]

Boxford Plumbing Company Owner Jared “Jay” Derrico Sentenced to ONE YEAR in Prison for Tax & Fraud Schemes

Boxford Plumbing Company Owner Jared “Jay” Derrico Sentenced to ONE YEAR in Prison for Tax & Fraud Schemes

06/02/22 Defendant fraudulently billed customers and evaded taxes by cashing or depositing over $1.45 million in customer payments into personal bank accounts to evade taxes BOSTON – A Boxford plumbing contractor was sentenced to more than a year in prison yesterday after engaging in a multi-year scheme to defraud customers by overcharging them and by […]

Saury Rodriguez-Ruiz of Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

Saury Rodriguez-Ruiz of Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

BOSTON – A Lawrence man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to fentanyl trafficking. Saury Rodriguez-Ruiz, 33, pleaded guilty on May 26, 2022 to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute 400 […]

GOP Candidate for MA Governor Chris Doughty: Pay Teachers More, More Local Aid for Homeless, Addicted

GOP Candidate for MA Governor Chris Doughty: Pay Teachers More, More Local Aid for Homeless, Addicted

Wrentham native, Chris Doughty, is a candidate for the republican primary for Massachusetts Governor. He appeared on the Paying Attention Podcast with Tom Duggan last month to talk about his views on running the state. To watch the video, visit the Valley Patriot Facebook page or listen on iHeartRadio, iTunes, or GooglePlay. To watch video […]