Why MA needs to defund Common Core

By Sandra Stotsky – July, 2013 Why Massachusetts needs to defund implementation and testing of Common Core’s current standards In this essay, I suggest why Common Core’s English language arts and mathematics standards need revision before further implementation in any Common Core state—and well before tests are given that are based on these flawed standards. […]

Hundreds Flock to Valley Patriot Bash, Newspaper Bestows Awards to Members of the Community

Hundreds Flock to Valley Patriot Bash, Newspaper Bestows Awards to Members of the Community

ALL PHOTOS (C) COPYRIGHT RON MUSHOW PHOTOGRAPHY & THE VALLEY PATRIOT   (PHOTO GALLERY)     More than 400 people tuned out Friday night to attend the Valley Patriot 9th Anniversary BASH where the editors of the monthly newspaper (Tom Duggan, Dr. Charles Ormsby and Ralph Wilbur) honored police officers, firefighters, veterans, and those who […]

Senator Jamie Eldridge on The Paying Attention! Radio Program, March 9, 2013

 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 1     CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 2   Today Tom Duggan interviewed State Senator Jamie Eldridge (HOUR 2) on WCAP’s Paying Attention Radio Program.  TOPICS: Public records Laws, The City of Lawrence, those missing paintings at the State House, The corruption at the Department of Agriculture infested with […]

Dog of the Month: Henry

PUPPYLOVE WITH KATE WHITNEY   By PuppyGirl Kate Whitney – February 2013 Woof! I’m Henry….Before I got the name Henry, I was known as #211 at the county pound. I am super friendly with people and other dogs. I am a sweetie. They think I am a Shepherd mix and about 1.5years old. I am […]

PUPPYGIRL – Paw if Forward

PUPPYGIRL – Paw if Forward

PUPPY LOVE WITH KATE WHITNEY   By: PuppyGirl Kate Whitney – January 2013 Happy New Year!  With 2013 fresh upon us, I want to wish all of you good health and much happiness this year. Like me, I’m sure many of you have a list of resolutions. If I may, I’d like to ask you […]

Let me Take the Gloves off: Just be Responsible!

Let me Take the Gloves off: Just be Responsible!

PUPPY LOVE WITH KATE WHITNEY    By: Kate Whitney – August, 2012 I consider myself an even tempered, even light-hearted person. Only a few things have the ability to make me really mad. If you don’t mind, I’d like to talk about a few of those things in today’s article. Please keep in mind that […]

Rep. Hill: I Supported Ban on Devocalizing Dogs

Tom Duggan – May, 2012 State Representatives Brad Hill (R) says that he took exception to comments made in a Valley Patriot story this month on a set of bills that could put animal shelters and resources out of business and he called The Valley Patriot newsroom to set the record straight. “I thought The […]

Info on animal testing available on-line

Info on animal testing available on-line

PUPPYLOVE WITH KATE WHITNEY By: PuppyGirl Kate Whitney – April, 2012 This month I decided to write about a subject that is not very pleasant – testing on animals. I was on the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) website one day (www.peta.org) and came across a whole section that promotes awareness about […]

Will Rogue State Agency Close Animal Shelters?

Mass. Dept. of Agriculture has Conflicts of Interest: DOA Employees In Bed with Dog Breeders Tom Duggan – May, 2012 The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) has been targeting and harassing dog “rescues” in Massachusetts for years. They are the state agency in charge of regulation and enforcement of the animal industry it the […]