Massachusetts’ 209A Restraining Order Law Should Go

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   November, 2011 The Fatherhood coalition of Massachusetts is trying to get signatures to place a measure on the ballot to abolish the state’s restraining order law often referred to as “209A.” (see story page 17) The proponents of this ballot initiative say that the law destroys families and discriminates against men, not to mention the fact […]

Martha, Martha, Martha… 3 DWI’s

Martha, Martha, Martha… 3 DWI’s

GEORGETOWN TODAY   By:Lawrence “Lonnie Brennan – November, 2011 While the local papers detailed multiple articles regarding the most recent incident of Georgetown Housing Authority Member Martha Robertson, the chatter around town about this, and other elected and appointed officials, has been deafening. One person said it best ‘thank God it was a tree she […]

Senator Finegold Gets $631K Grant for Lawrence Police

[youtube] By: Tom Duggan – October, 2011 LAWRENCE – State Senator Barry Finegold (D) Andover, held a press conference Monday at Lawrence City Hall to announce a state grant approved in Governor Patrick’s budget for $631,000 to beef up the Lawrence Police Force. “It’s something we are going to fight for every year, something we […]

Booing Gay Soldier Should be Denounced

Valley Patriot Editorial October, 2011 Last month a gay soldier asked a question during a Fox News, Republican presidential debate. While asking his question via satellite, one man in the crowd booed the soldier. We do not know exactly why the audience member was booing; we do know that no loyal American soldier should be […]

Massachusetts Legislators Unveil Illegal Immigration Bill

Lawmakers File Bill on Illegals By: Tom Duggan – October, 2011 BOSTON – With the recent tragic death of Milford resident Matthew Denice, Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, and Rep. John V. Fernandes, D-Milford, joined together with Sen. Bruce E. Tarr, R-Gloucester, and Rep. George Peterson Jr., R-Grafton, in drafting comprehensive legislation that absent a […]

Top 40 – Taxpayer Supported Earners

Top 40 – Taxpayer  Supported  Earners

  By: Lawrence “Lonnie” Brennan -September, 2011 As we head into an important fiscal year, with the first of what has been promised to be several tax-overrides recently approved, we note that we’re a bit behind in posting taxpayer expenditures. Specifically, the top 40 taxpayer supported earners of 2010. (The Valley Patriot had previously posted […]

What Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins Doesn’t Want You To Know

ANOTHER VALLEY PATRIOT EXCLUSIVE! Public not being notified of escapes, pretrial detainees being held at CAC BY:TOM DUGGAN, SEPT. 04, 2011 Meet James Walsh. According to documents obtained by the Valley Patriot, James Walsh is a career criminal, with 43 priors and was out on probation when he was arrested again last month on drug and assault […]

Protecting Mass. Children

Protecting Mass. Children

November, 2011 Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) was recently recognized by Protect Mass Children for his years of advocacy in support of passing stronger state laws to protect children from sexual predators. “Senator Tarr has worked to protect the community throughout his entire career; it is an honor to be able to recognize Senator […]


VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL  August, 2o11 The number of underhanded tactics employed by Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua and his supporters against the efforts to gather signatures for his recall were staggering. And they weren’t shy about it. They even bragged about it on Facebook. On the pro- Lantigua webpage Yo No Firma (which means DO NOT SIGN), Lantigua supporters attacked […]

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