TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Nov. 2020) ~ The Methuen Council, Media Bias, and Left Wing Violence

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Nov. 2020) ~ The Methuen Council, Media Bias, and Left Wing Violence

METHUEN COUNCIL CENSORS THE MAYOR Methuen City Council President Jim McCarty may like to crow about “following the law” and “respecting the city charter” but McCarty has been stifling the mayor at city council meetings and if the mayor is not going to call him out for it, then I guess I will. According to […]

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Aug. 2020)

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Aug. 2020)

CITY COUNCIL GRANDSTANDS PRETENDING TO BE FISCALLY CONSERVATIVE Last month the Methuen City Council finally approved Mayor Perry’s first budget as the CEO of the city. Councilors discussed and debated the budget Perry submitted, spending hours on items like a $1.00 line item, cutting pennies from some city departments and then patting themselves on the […]

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ June, 2020

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ June, 2020

ANDOVER FIREFIGHTER IS A RACIST BECAUSE … HE’S WHITE Last month an Andover Firefighter was put on leave after an altercation with one of his neighbors. The firefighter saw someone he did not recognize taking mail from one of his neighbor’s mailboxes and confronted her saying he did not know her thinking she was stealing […]

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ HEROES and BOZOS OF 2019

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ HEROES and BOZOS OF 2019

VALLEY PATRIOT BASH The Valley Patriot’s 16th Anniversary BASH! will be held at the Firefighter’s Relief In (2 Market St. in Lawrence) on March 27th. Tickets will be available on Eventbrite.com. MARK YOUR CALENDAR. If you enjoy our news  coverage please consider making a $1 donation HEROES AND BOZOS OF 2019  HERO – SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO Newly […]

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – November 2019

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – November 2019

THANK YOU JEN KANNAN I want to personally thank Methuen City Council Chairman Jen Kannan for her decades of service to this community. Whether you supported Jen or not in this mayoral election, she has given of herself to the city of Methuen and the Merrimack Valley and made a lot of people’s lives better […]

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (JUNE, 2019)

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (JUNE, 2019)

CHANGES TO METHUEN’S CITY CHARTER The Methuen City Council and the charter commission are considering changes to the city charter this year (the document that governs how the city operates). Some of the proposed changes being discussed are minor tweaks to the document to make city government more effective and accountable. But, some of the […]

Tom Duggan’s Notebook (April, 2019)

Tom Duggan’s Notebook (April, 2019)

NOW THAT WAS A BASH!!! Each year the Valley Patriot celebrates our anniversary with a charity BASH scholarship and award night. This year we raised and gave away almost $10,000 in scholarships to local students, raised money for Veterans Northeast Outreach in Haverhill, and were able to give out 8 different awards to community heroes. […]

Tom Dugga’s Notebook Feb. 2019

Tom Dugga’s Notebook Feb. 2019

IG REPORT HAS TONS OF ERRORS…. LIKELY, MAYBE, KIND OF One thing that popped out at me while digesting the IG report on corruption in Methuen was the fact that it never actually concluded anything. It didn’t really rule anything and contained words like “Likely illegal” and “may be” against the law. People who are […]

Tom Duggan’s Notebook (Jan. 2019)

Tom Duggan’s Notebook (Jan. 2019)

VALLEY PATRIOT BASH! – Put April 5th in your calendar now! The Valley Patriot will be holding our 15th Anniversary BASH scholarship and award night at the Firefighter’s Relief In, 1 Market Street in Lawrence. Each year we honor police officers, firefighters, veterans, and give out college scholarships to local students trying to get to […]

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