Phil Thibault Can’t Just Walk Away Now ~ DRACUT TODAY

Phil Thibault Can’t  Just Walk Away Now ~ DRACUT TODAY

By: Brian Genest – April, 2018 There’s nothing more swamp-like than Dracut politics. Our town keeps living up to its reputation for local politics that is personal and putrid. The current race for the Board of Selectmen is no exception, sadly. Again this year, the nothing-to-offer negative voices are the Dracut Connection cable TV show and […]

State Rep. Candidate Roger Twomey Posts Photo Misleading Supporters to Think Other GOP Candidates Supported him at a “Fundraiser for Me”

State Rep. Candidate Roger Twomey Posts Photo Misleading Supporters to Think Other GOP Candidates Supported him at a “Fundraiser for Me”

By Tom Duggan – August 31, 2014 A social media post by Republican Lawrence City Councilor Roger Twomey is causing controversy after Twomey mislead his supporters to believe that the photo he posted on a social media site Twitter was at a fundraiser for himself.   Twomey (R)  is in a three-way race with former Lawrence Mayor William […]

Three Alarm Inferno Keeps Firefighters from Four Communities Busy Through Early Morning

Three Alarm Inferno Keeps Firefighters from Four Communities Busy Through Early Morning

By: Tom Duggan PHOTOS: J. BERGERON PHOTO GALLERY Firefighters from Lawrence, Andover, North Andover and Lowell have been battling a three alarm blaze at 118 Olive Avenue in Lawrence for more than four hours. Olive Avenue is at the top of Tower Hill which made it very difficult for firefighters to get water pressure onto […]

An Interview with Rep. Coleen Garry – Dracut’s Conservative Democrat

  Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan invited State Representative Colleen Garry, (D) Dracut to his radio program on 980WCAP last month to talk about voter ID and her bid for re-election. Garry is one of few conservative Democrats in the Massachusetts State Legislature and represents Dracut and Tyngsboro, the second most conservative district in the […]

PJ Keating Company Agrees to Restore Damage to Wetlands Area in Dracut, Caused by its Quarry

PJ Keating Company Agrees to Restore Damage to Wetlands Area in Dracut, Caused by its Quarry

Asphalt Operation in Dracut Penalized $54,150, company agrees to Improve Street Drainage for Surrounding area BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized PJ Keating Company $54,150 due to wetlands and water quality violations at its property on Bridge Street in Dracut. PJ Keating Company, a foreign corporation with a local office in Lunenberg, […]

MAKE THAT NINE! Merrimack Valley Bandit Busy Over Holiday Weekend, Hits Dracut Bank and Methuen Convenience Store

MAKE THAT NINE! Merrimack Valley Bandit Busy Over Holiday Weekend, Hits Dracut Bank and Methuen Convenience Store

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4wgEVi_9LM]   By: Tom Duggan – April 14, 2013 The Merrimack Valley Bandit struck again twice this weekend. The first robbery occurred at a TD Bank North in Dracut on Saturday evening. The second robbery occurred Sunday night at the Rt 110 Convenience Store on Merrimack Street in Methuen. “He was brandishing a […]

Massachusetts Law Enforcement and FBI Seek “Merrimack Valley Bandit”, Armed and Dangerous

Massachusetts Law Enforcement and FBI Seek “Merrimack Valley Bandit”, Armed and Dangerous

$10,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest Banks robbed in Lawrence, Methuen, Dracut and Groveland   BOSTON – A task force of Massachusetts law enforcement agencies is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a bank robber allegedly responsible for seven armed bank robberies in northeastern Massachusetts since February. The “Merrimack Valley Bandit” is considered […]

THE DRACUT UPDATE

By: Cathy Richards – October, 2011 Fall is here!! This is my favorite time of year, as it is for many of you. Dracut started this fall with two spectacular events that are worth reviewing and appreciating as a reflection of the kind of community she is proud to be. The first noteworthy event was […]

School Year in Dracut Begins with Changes

  By: Dracut Selectman, Cathy Richards – September, 2011 The back to school shopping, reviewing of school supplies lists and bus schedules, and creating new lunch ideas has begun. Sports programs are already underway. In Dracut there are changes worth noting that should benefit the children in the public schools. The first change is the […]

Zimini, Paquette & Jenkins Are Best for Dracut

  By: D.J. Deeb – April, 2011 The Dracut Town elections are just a few short weeks away on Monday, May 2nd. A debt exclusion issue, the Selectmen, School Committee, and Town Moderator seats are proving to be most contentious races this year. As I wrote in last month’s column, the Massachusetts School Building Authority […]