Courts Rule in favor of The Valley Patriot … again!

Massachusetts Appeals and State Supreme Courts Reject Kevin Thompson’s Bogus Lawsuit … Again!   May, 2010 The Massachusetts Court of Appeals and the State Supreme Court have dealt a final defeat to Kevin Thompson of Methuen who unsuccessfully sued The Valley Patriot newspaper for libel and defamation of character stemming from an opinion piece published […]

Lawrence mayor disgraces slain police officer Tom Duggan, Sr.

Refuses to Lowe Flag for Slain Lawrence Police Officer By: Jerry Flynn – Executive Director, N.E. Police Benevolent Association April, 2010     On Friday, November 17, 1978, Officer Christos Rouses was shot and killed while responding to a robbery in progress at Limby’s Drug Store on the corner of Branch and Smith Streets. Under a […]

Lawrence Mayor Lantigua Accused

Educator Says Mayor has Conflicts of Interest, Lack of Leadership    By: Tom Duggan, April, 2010 According to Essex County District Attorney Jon Blodgett’s indictment of Lawrence School Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy, Mayor Willie Lantigua’s State Rep. campaign received materials printed at the Lawrence Public Schools in 2007. Now Lantigua will preside over hearings to fire […]

Time to Raise the Taxes

  By: Lawrence, Lonnie Brennan – April, 2010 It’s spring, and that means it’s time to raise the taxes on local residents and homeowners! Yippee! Let’s take a quick review of just how fun and easy it is to raise taxes in any city or town, and especially in the quaint hamlet of Georgetown. First […]

Message from Comrades Tierney and Tsongas “Welcome to the Gulag”

Message from Comrades Tierney and Tsongas “Welcome to the Gulag”

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – April, 2010 Message from Massachusetts voters, “Take your Gulag and shove it.” Yesterday I celebrated the first birthday of my third grandchild. My other two grandchildren are five and seven years old. They don’t know that their world changed today. One hour ago our Congress, with […]

Stalin Would be Proud

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL April, 2010 Since 2006, Massachusetts residents have been required to buy health insurance or be penalized on their taxes. The Mass. model was used as the platform for the democrats in Washington and President Obama when touting the National Health Care Bill. Democrats like Pelosi, Reid and the Mass. congressional delegation, (except […]

Outgoing senator Steve Panagiotakos says goodbye, a history of public service

  By: Richard Howe – March, 2010 Senator Steve Panagiotakos Says Goodbye Since announcing last month that he would not seek re-election to the State Senate, Steve Panagiotakos has repeatedly said that he is proudest not when he’s called Senator or Chairman, he’s proudest when he’s called “Panagiotakos of Lowell.” That sentiment was clearly on […]

From killing fields to candidate for US Congress

By: JAMES O’TOOLE – March, 2010   Sam Meas, the first Cambodian-American to seek congressional office, talks about growing up in war-torn Cambodia. Sam Meas, a 36-year-old investment analyst from Haverhill, Massachusetts, is a Republican candidate for the United States congress in Massachusetts’ 5th District. He is the first Cambodian-American to run for Congress, or […]

GOP candidate Charlie Baker’s popularity surging in latest poll

Suffolk Poll shows voters favor casinos, cutting taxes   Riding the coattails of Scott Brown’s upset win for U.S. Senate, Republican Charlie Baker has jumped into second place and is within striking distance of Gov. Deval Patrick in a tight gubernatorial race, according to the latest Suffolk University/7News poll. Patrick (33 percent) still leads the […]

Suffolk University Poll: Give the People what they WANT?

Valley Patriot Editorial – March, 2010   Suffolk University conducted a statewide survey of 500 Massachusetts registered voters during February 21-24, 2010. The voters were asked to comment on two potential ballot questions that may appear on the fall ballot. One of the questions is whether or not to roll back the sales tax from […]

Sweeney Pens Letter to Ethics Commission

Sweeney Pens Letter to Ethics Commission

February 4rth, 2010 State Ethics Commission Mr. Scott Cole 1 Ashburton Place Boston, MA 02108 Dear Mr. Cole: I am filing a formal complaint against William Lantigua, Mayor of the City of Lawrence and State Representative for the Sixteenth Essex District – City of Lawrence. I firmly believe that Mayor/State Representative William Lantigua has violated […]

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