EYE ON DRACUT ~ It’s Not Charlie Baker’s GOP Anymore, Thankfully

EYE ON DRACUT ~ It’s Not Charlie Baker’s GOP Anymore, Thankfully

By: Brian Genest  June,  2022 What do Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and his would-be establishment replacement Chris Doughty have in common? Neither alleged Republican voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election. Unlike Baker, who claims he blanked the race, Doughty admits he voted for Crooked Hillary Clinton. You can see why Doughty, like […]

Lazy River Fires up Craft Cannabis Cultivation ~ EYE ON DRACUT

Lazy River Fires up Craft Cannabis Cultivation ~ EYE ON DRACUT

  By: Brian Genest – April, 2022 Don’t be fooled by the company name. At Lazy River Products in Dracut, there’s a strong current of ongoing activity, focused on both the growth of quality cannabis and the blooming business. From retail sales and cultivation to R&D and wholesaling, things are on fire at the company […]

Dracut Construction Business Owner James P. Enwright Sentenced for Tax Fraud

Dracut Construction Business Owner James P. Enwright Sentenced for Tax Fraud

Defendant failed to report over $2.8 million of business income in tax filings and paid millions of dollars in under-the-table wages for nearly seven years   4/1/2 BOSTON – The owner of a commercial and residential construction business in Dracut was sentenced yesterday for an income diversion and payroll tax scheme resulting in a tax […]

Dracut Isn’t Buying What Phil Thibault’s Selling

Dracut Isn’t Buying What Phil Thibault’s Selling

By: Brian Genest – March 2022 When does a perennial candidate become a town laughingstock? In Dracut, you don’t have to look any further than Phil Thibault for the answer. All over town, when people hear the eight-time loser is running for office again this year, they laugh and laugh and laugh. In case you’ve […]

Establishment Republicans Establish Lack of Consistent Standards

Establishment Republicans Establish Lack of Consistent Standards

By: Brian Genest – Oct. 2021 Blatant hypocrisy. Shameless double standards. Profiles in cowardice. All were on display at the recent meeting of the Massachusetts Republican State Committee. Not one establishment Republican had a word to say about Tom Mountain, the former MassGOP vice chair who has stepped down from the party’s executive committee. Not […]

Dracut Man Indicted for Armed Robbery

Dracut Man Indicted for Armed Robbery

Defendant allegedly robbed three convenience stores on Christmas Eve 10/8/21 BOSTON – A Dracut man was indicted today in federal court in Boston in connection with the armed robbery of three convenience stores in Lowell and Tewksbury on Dec. 24, 2020. Michael Vangpa, 32, was indicted on three counts of interfering with commerce by robbery […]

Two Local Heroes Receive Purple Heart

Two Local Heroes Receive Purple Heart

Sept. 2021 ARMY SPECIALIST DONALD JARVIS Haverhill resident Donald Jarvis was awarded the Purple Heart last month from injuries sustained over nine years ago in Afghanistan. Army Specialist Donald Jarvis was injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) struck his vehicle. As a combat engineer, the mission of his unit was to conduct route clearance in […]

Married on the 4th of July – Celebrating 75 years of Marriage! ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Married on the 4th of July – Celebrating 75 years of Marriage! ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – Aug. 2021 Dracut’s Bob and Jeanette (Jenny) Iby, celebrated their 75th Wedding Anniversary on July 4, 2021. Married on July 4, 1946, after Bob finished his tour with the US Army Air Corp, as a Bombardier on a B-17 Flying Fortress. The couple attended high school together in Burlington, VT, and […]

Previously-Vocal Politicos Make Molehill Over Mountain

Previously-Vocal Politicos  Make Molehill Over Mountain

By: Brian Genest – Aug. 2021 The sound of silence is stunning. And very telling. From Swampscott and Shrewsbury to Beacon Hill and beyond, some previously-vocal politicos are suddenly biting their lips. Not one establishment Republican has a word to say about Tom Mountain, the former MassGOP vice chair who stepped down from the party’s […]

Petition to Establish A Special Commission on PTSD ~ KANES CORNER

Petition to Establish A Special Commission on PTSD ~ KANES CORNER

Valley Patriot Mascot, Kane August,  2021 Kane knows Representative Colleen Garry. In fact, she is known by many as a strong supportive advocate of the medical front line workers, veterans, police officers, firefighters, EMS, and other first responders. What does she do that is so unique? Well, Kane says she does the most important thing […]

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