Help Slam the Brakes on Reckless Legislation ~ EYE ON DRACUT

Help Slam the Brakes on Reckless Legislation ~ EYE ON DRACUT

By: Brian Genest – 10/22 The Massachusetts legislature has a reputation for coming up with bad ideas and turning them into law. Giving illegal immigrants state driver’s licenses is the latest one. What could possibly go wrong? Everything! The new law, slated to take effect in July 2023, is one that affects the public safety […]

When Old Habits Don’t Die: An Issue of Stolen Valor for Teresa English?

When Old Habits Don’t Die: An Issue of Stolen Valor for Teresa English?

By: Duncan Burns – 10/22 There’s something about the habits of we military folk. The military teaches and trains us to be methodical from day one. Whether it’s to stand at attention a certain way, the way we should walk, to the way we fold our clothes. This writer still folds and hangs his clothes […]

Will Drivers’ Licenses for Illegal Aliens Give Republicans a Chance in Massachusetts?

Will Drivers’ Licenses for Illegal Aliens Give Republicans a Chance in Massachusetts?

11/5/22 Jim Lyons, head of the Massachusetts Republican Party has a plan to help get republicans elected in the November 8th state elections on Tuesday. Lyons told a group of republican candidates and their supporters at the North Andover VFW last month that he believes his ballot question to stop illegal aliens from getting drivers […]

Sal DeFranco, US Navy SEAL & Small Business Owner ~ Valley Patriot of the Month – HEROES IN OUR MIDST

Sal DeFranco, US Navy SEAL & Small Business Owner ~ Valley Patriot of the Month – HEROES IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – Oct.  2022 HAVERHILL – Natives of Massachusetts, Sal DeFranco and his wife Dana own Battle Grounds Coffee Company, an award-winning roasting and café operation located in Haverhill, Newburyport, and Methuen. Battle Grounds Coffee was built on a foundation of service. Whether that manifested in providing clothing for veterans, supplies for students, […]

Finn vs. Ramos in New Legislative District – North Andover to West Newbury

Finn vs. Ramos in New Legislative District – North Andover to West Newbury

With the districts for state representative being changed this year, left wing Democrat Christina Minicucci of North Andover has decided not to run for reelection. There are two candidates running to replace her on the November 8th state ballot. They are Joe Finn, and Adrianne Ramos. To be fair to the voters we took the bio […]

Lawrence Turns a Corner While Methuen Flounders ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (09/22)

Lawrence Turns a Corner While Methuen Flounders ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (09/22)

Sept. 2022 Lawrence Mayor Brian DePena has significantly increased his influence on Beacon Hill with three huge wins on Primary day. DePena took office last November with an overwhelming victory at polls, promising to bring the different factions of the city together to move Lawrence forward. That happened on Primary day. DePena endorsed Lawrence City […]

State Senate Race in Methuen & Lawrence ~ Payano, Zeigler, and Rodriguez

State Senate Race in Methuen & Lawrence ~ Payano, Zeigler, and Rodriguez

Three Democrats are running in the September 6th primary to fill the seat vacated by Diana DiZoglio who is running for State Auditor. Methuen City Councilor Eunice Zeigler, Lawrence City Councilor Pavel Payano, and Lawrence activist Doris Rodriguez are all seeking the Democrat Party’s nomination to go on to the November final election. Despite having […]

Essex County District Attorney Jon Blodgett Announce Endorsement for Paul Tucker

Essex County District Attorney Jon Blodgett Announce Endorsement for Paul Tucker

Salem, Massachusetts, August 15, 2022… Today Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett announced his endorsement for Rep. Paul Tucker, a Salem attorney, who is running for District Attorney in the upcoming Democratic Primary Election.  DA Blodgett is retiring after a remarkable 20 years leading the Essex District Attorney’s Office. In his formal statement, DA Blodgett said: “A […]

Podcast Interviews of Candidates for Governor Geoff Diehl and Chris Doughty

Podcast Interviews of Candidates for Governor Geoff Diehl and Chris Doughty

Republican Candidates for Governor Chris Doughty and Geoff Diehl will face off in the September 6th state primary race. The winner of this contest will face Democrat Attorney General Maura Healy to see who replaces outgoing governor Charlie Baker. The Paying Attention! Podcast is recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Cafe in Salem,  NH. Visit […]

Estela Reyes will Fund Police in Methuen, McCarty Cut 32 Cops as a Councilor

Estela Reyes will Fund Police in Methuen, McCarty Cut 32 Cops as a Councilor

By: Santiago Reyes Cruz,  Jr. – July,  2022 This year the race for state representative in Lawrence and Methuen will be decided in the September 6th primary – not the November election – because there are no Republicans running in this race. That means more people need to vote on the September 6th Democrat primary, […]

House Taking Action on Big Issues: Soldiers’ Home Settlement, Transportation, Mental Health

House Taking Action on Big Issues: Soldiers’ Home Settlement, Transportation, Mental Health

By State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – July, 2022 Soldiers’ Home Settlement: The Massachusetts House of Representatives has passed a funding bill containing $56 million to settle the lawsuit brought forth by families of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home following the tragic COVID-19 outbreak in the spring of 2020. This funding will go directly to Veterans […]

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