Early Voting Times Announced for Lawrence

Early Voting Times Announced for Lawrence

The Presidential Election will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Lawrence voters may vote early for this election in Massachusetts. In order to be eligible to vote in the Presidential Election on November 3, 2020, voters must be registered to vote or make any necessary changes to your voter registration by October 24, 2020. Lawrence […]

Changing The State’s Campaign Finance Laws ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Changing The State’s Campaign Finance Laws ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

December, 2019 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, As your representatives, we legislators have little power to perform effectively on your behalf without maintaining your trust. That’s why I’m so grateful that the state legislature recently bolstered that trust by unanimously passing a bill I sponsored to increase transparency and accountability in our public elections. To date, […]

This is No Way to Move Methuen Forward ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL 12-19

This is No Way to Move Methuen Forward ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL 12-19

Last week, a Methuen City Council meeting degenerated into a circus, complete with an orchestrated political attack on newly elected mayor Neil Perry. First, City Councilor Steve Saba (who campaigned against Perry) had his brother get up at public participation to lay the groundwork for a later discussion about Perry’s “rumored” choice for a new […]

Neil Perry to Lead Methuen

Neil Perry to Lead Methuen

The Valley Patriot caught up with Methuen Mayor-elect Neil Perry on election night to talk about his thoughts on the election and how he is going to move Methuen forward after a very negative and bizarre campaign that brought out nearly 50% of the Methuen voters. “I want to say thank you to the residents […]

Two Years of Chaos and Controversy in Methuen Are Almost Over ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL Nov. 2019

Two Years of Chaos and Controversy in Methuen Are Almost Over ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL Nov. 2019

The election of a new mayor and city council in Methuen, and the impending departure of Mayor James Jajuga will mark the end of conflict, chaos, and controversy that has divided the city and left Methuen’s reputation as a national disgrace. Over the last two years of the Jajuga administration the mayor refused to fulfill […]

Methuen, 2019 Primary and Final Election Debates (VIDEO)

Methuen, 2019 Primary and Final Election Debates (VIDEO)

The Paying Attention! Podcast is recorded in front of a live studio audience at the Studio 21 Podcast Cafe, a United Podcast Network you can subscribe to the audio podcast Here If you enjoy our Debates please consider making a $1 donation  Methuen Mayoral Debate Between Neil Perry and Jen Kannan Methuen Central District (Final Election) City Council […]

Fire Department Issues Cause Backdraft in Dracut

Fire Department Issues Cause Backdraft in Dracut

By: Brian Genest – Oct. 2019 Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire, especially in Dracut. Just ask town firefighters. As the result of a number of smoldering issues, members of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2586, joined by the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, picketed outside the board of selectmen’s meeting, before bringing the […]

Who are the West District City Council Candidates in Methuen

Who are the West District City Council Candidates in Methuen

The Paying Attention Podcast debate page ◊ The Methuen City Council is made up of nine members; three city councilors are elected at-large (city-wide), and two councilors elected from each of the three districts (East, Central, and West). In the West End, both incumbent city councilors George Kazanjian and Lynn Vidler are not seeking reelection, leaving two […]

Kannan Demands Perry Release Personnel Records from Raytheon, Perry Says There’s Nothing to Release

Kannan Demands Perry Release Personnel Records from Raytheon, Perry Says There’s Nothing to Release

October 29, 2019-3:30pm Campaign supporters of Methuen mayoral candidate Jen Kannan – chairman of the Methuen City Council – is calling on her opponent Neil Perry to release his personnel records from Raytheon where Perry has been a top executive for the last few decades.  This afternoons press release from the Kannan campaign reiterates her […]