Civic Group Protests Sewer Charges, Working with EPA Officials to Stop Corruption in Salisbury

Civic Group Protests Sewer Charges, Working with EPA Officials to Stop Corruption in Salisbury

  By: Tom Duggan – September 2015 MORE ON SALISBURY Salisbury beach residents say they are fed up with Town Manager Neil Harrington and the board of selectmen ignoring their complaints about the town overcharging for sewer and water. For those who only have property occupied at the beach during the summer, homeowners are charged […]

Shenanigans in Salisbury ~ Violating the Open Meeting Law and the First Amendment

Shenanigans in Salisbury ~ Violating the Open Meeting Law and the First Amendment

  Last month while watching the Salisbury Selectmen meeting, I noticed how openly and blatantly they violate their own policies for public participation at their meetings. I also noticed how they rudely talk over members of the public and try to silence those who have something to say that the selectmen would rather conceal. They call public […]

MCAD to Hear Corruption and Whistle-blower Case Against Salisbury Town Manager Neil Harrington

MCAD to Hear Corruption and Whistle-blower Case Against Salisbury Town Manager Neil Harrington

By: Tom Duggan, July 31, 2015 The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) has granted a hearing to former members of the Salisbury Board of Health, after Town Manager Harrington fired the entire board for trying to expose corruption, conflicts of interest, fraud, “apparent government waste” and retaliation against them as “whistleblowers”.  The suit was filed […]

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan: Corruption in Salisbury (8-1-15)

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan: Corruption in Salisbury (8-1-15)

CLICK TO LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 Tom and Paul chat with famous weatherman “HIGH PRESSHA” Al Kaprielian, then the guys interviewed Rev. Bob Gallagher, former member of the Salisbury Board of Health who was fired for being a whistle blower. CLICK TO LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2: Tom and Paul continue to talk about […]

VisionMax-Cinema 95 in Salisbury to show Christian Film: “Faith of our Fathers”

VisionMax-Cinema 95 in Salisbury to show Christian Film: “Faith of our Fathers”

Next month The Valley Patriot will be publishing an interview with one of the writers of Faith of Our Fathers, Tom Saab of Salisbury. The movie will be shown at Visionmax on Rt. 110 in Salisbury, MA on July 1st-5th. Any group interested in purchasing 750 tickets can contact Tom Saab to bring a movie […]

Salisbury Town Manager Neil Harrington is The Poster Boy for Why We Need a New Public Records Law

Salisbury Town Manager Neil Harrington is The Poster Boy for Why We Need a New Public Records Law

  NEIL HARRINGTON IS THE POSTER BOY When I started this journey to reform our state’s public records law five years ago I had no idea that the Town of Salisbury would feature so prominently in my motivations to add stiff penalties for officials who refuse to turn over public documents. Yet, here we are. […]

Salisbury Selectman Henry Richenburg Fined $2,500 for Conflict of Interest Law Violations 

Salisbury Selectman Henry Richenburg Fined $2,500 for Conflict of Interest Law Violations 

The State Ethics Commission has fined Salisbury Selectman Henry Richenburg, who admitted violating G.L. c. 268A, the conflict of interest law, by his actions as Selectman in connection with the Board of Selectman’s (BOS’s) consideration and approval of an application for a license to operate a poultry business submitted by Richenburg’s son-in-law.  Richenburg has paid a $2,500 civil […]

More Salisbury Residents Say They Paid Sewer Betterment “Fraud”

More Salisbury Residents Say They Paid Sewer Betterment “Fraud”

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2014 SALISBURY, MA – For the last year and a half The Valley Patriot has been investigating the way the Town of Salisbury charges rate payers for construction projects – sewer betterments, sewer user fees, water fees, taxes on property, and exactly how much tax and at what rate payers were […]

Economic Development, Revitalization in Salisbury: Environmental Affairs Undersecretary Visits the Beach

Economic Development, Revitalization in Salisbury:  Environmental Affairs Undersecretary Visits the Beach

  IN YOUR CORNER WITH KATY IVES By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives October, 2014 I recently invited Undersecretary of Environmental Affairs, Martin Suuberg, to join me and Representative Michael Costello to visit Salisbury Beach and learn about ongoing and potential revitalization opportunities at Salisbury Beach Center. Town Manager Neil Harrington, Chairman of the Board of […]

Town of Salisbury Spends $100K on Tomaselli Debacle – Refuses to Release Documents Showing Claimed $100K Legal Costs

Town of Salisbury Spends $100K on Tomaselli Debacle –  Refuses to Release Documents Showing Claimed $100K Legal Costs

On May 1st The Valley Patriot requested of the Town of Salisbury to produce “documents showing the legal cost and all other costs for the town’s multiple lawsuits and legal issues with the Tomaselli sisters from 2005 to present…”.  On May 13th, the town responded three days past the ten day requirement set forth by […]

Salisbury Continues Telling $80 Million Lie to Bankruptcy Court

By: Gracemarie and Joyce Tomaselli How many new buyers, realtors, attorneys and judges know the legal meaning of “impose – levy – assess”? Read this, because when you don’t understand the difference, you could be tricked to believe that you owe(d) an assessment/betterment bill that you did not owe. Our experience is that municipalities and […]

Letter from Tomaselli Sisters on The $80 Million Lie in Salisbury

Letter to Tom Duggan, Publisher of the Valley Patriot, We thank you for your quest to report the truth to your readers. You have devoted an enormous amount of time researching and reviewing government and court documents relating to the Town of Salisbury and their corruption scheme. After people read the August 2013 edition of […]

Why Did Salisbury Refuse to Cash $15K Check from Tomaselli Sisters?

Why Did Salisbury Refuse to Cash $15K Check from Tomaselli Sisters?

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 In the ongoing battle between the Town of Salisbury and the Tomaselli sisters over the Town’s efforts to take their property, Town Manager Neil Harrington recently attacked the Tomaselli sisters at a Board of Selectmen Meeting saying that the sisters are trying to get out of paying their taxes, […]