PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN: A Sane Immigration Policy that Democrats Hate

PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN: A Sane Immigration Policy that Democrats Hate

July, 2018 With all the lies and misinformation in the so called “news” industry, it’s important to keep focus on what is real and what is true when it comes to the immigration debate. Sure, we all have opinions on immigration and illegal aliens, but before we can even approach a solution we have to […]

President Trump was Right About Lawrence ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (4-18)

President Trump was Right About Lawrence ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (4-18)

Last month, President Trump accurately pointed out that because the City of Lawrence is considered a “sanctuary city” it attracts criminals who are here illegally, because they know they won’t be deported. Within a day, Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera held a press conference where he went into a predictable “defend my city” mode, denying Lawrence […]

PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN – Andy Vargas and the Truth About “Deporting Violent Felons”

PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN – Andy Vargas and the Truth About “Deporting Violent Felons”

  If there’s one thing I really hate, it’s when a politician deceives the public with promises that sound like one specific thing, when in reality it’s the exact opposite. So is the case Haverhill City Councilor Andy Vargas on the issue of sanctuary cities and his claim that he is for “deporting illegal aliens […]

Montibello Seeks to Replace Dempsey, Says Vargas Put Lives at Risk

Montibello Seeks to Replace Dempsey, Says Vargas Put Lives at Risk

Haverhill resident Eva Montibello has joined Andy Vargas and Paul Magliochetti in the race for the Democratic nomination for the state representative seat being vacated by Brian Dempsey. Montibello has a child in the public schools and works at the Homeless Empowerment Project part-time. “I also have my own marketing consultancy business and I’ve also […]

Feds Sweep Lawrence, Surrounding Towns, Arrest 34 In Fentanyl Ring

Feds Sweep Lawrence, Surrounding Towns, Arrest 34 In Fentanyl Ring

By: Tom Duggan, May 30, 2017 all photos: Tom Duggan (c) Copyright, 2017 The Valley Patriot Federal, state, county, and federal law enforcement officials conducted a major drug and immigration sweep in Lawrence Tuesday. Officials say more than 2 1/2  kilos of fentanyl (representing over 100,000 bags) and six weapons were seized in morning raids that […]

Defending Immigrants from Perceived “Racism”

Defending Immigrants from Perceived “Racism”

By: Teresa Giuffre – April, 2017 I’ve read with interest, the onslaught of negative comments on the pages of the Valley Patriot, and on your Facebook feed, regarding the treatment of immigrants in the Merrimack Valley, particularly Lawrence. These racist comments have become more and more aggressive of late, and I must respond. In fact, […]

Cut All Funding for Lawrence, The Sanctuary City ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan, 2017)

Cut All Funding for Lawrence, The Sanctuary City ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan, 2017)

As a municipality, the City of Lawrence does not collect enough in local property taxes to pay for even half the cost of fire, police, schools, and other essential services. As such, Lawrence gets millions of dollars every year from the state and federal government. In the past 30 years, billions of taxpayer’s dollars have […]

Massachusetts Senate Opposes Trump’s National Security Measures

Massachusetts Senate Opposes Trump’s National Security Measures

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a resolution Thursday to condemn the recent Executive Order issued by President Donald J. Trump which bars entry to the United States for certain nationals from seven Muslim-majority nations. The resolution recognizes the unique importance of immigration to the history of Massachusetts since its founding, through the present. […]

Why I’m Voting for Marco Rubio ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

Why I’m Voting for Marco Rubio ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – 1-11-16 Since I now live in NH, I thought I’d take advantage of seeing the presidential candidates up close and personal this political cycle.  There are two ways I judge candidates: 1) who I think would be best for the country, and 2) who I think has the best chance of […]

Supporting Sanctuary Status in Lawrence Only Creates a More Insecure Community

Supporting Sanctuary Status in Lawrence Only Creates a More Insecure Community

In reaction to the misinformed and ill-conceived vote recently taken by the Lawrence City Council to create a so-called sanctuary community, I wanted to express my major disappointment as it sends a dangerous message that criminals will be provided a safe haven for their illegal and nefarious activities. In many concrete ways, these same officials […]

Graham Pledges to Make Trump Ambassador to Mexico: “We have a problem with Hispanics for a reason”

Graham Pledges to Make Trump Ambassador to Mexico: “We have a problem with Hispanics for a reason”

South Carolina Senator and candidate for president, Lindsey Graham toured the Granite State indoor Range in Hudson, NH. Valley Patriot polisher Tom Duggan and writer Christine Morabito attended the event and interviewed Graham after a few rounds of shooting. Also present was Gina Marini of NH1 TV. Gina Marini: What is your game plan for […]

Veterans, Single Mom’s, Elderly and Working Families Are Getting Screwed. Help Stop the Madness!

Veterans, Single Mom’s, Elderly and Working Families Are Getting Screwed. Help Stop the Madness!

By: John MacDonald – September, 2015 America. We are still the greatest nation on earth and who amongst us would ever really want to live anywhere else? However in my opinion the last seven years of extreme progressive left wing leadership in the White House and here in Massachusetts during the Deval Patrick era and […]

Will Lawrence Treat Illegals Better Than People From Lowell?

Will Lawrence Treat Illegals Better Than People From Lowell?

By: Kathy Runge, July, 2015 The City Council, led by Council President Maldonado, a.k.a. Lawrence’s Ambassador to the UN, has been busy in the last month. The FY16 budget got approved with Maldonado providing the only dissenting vote. He proposed a series of potential cuts and argued for them while acting as president of the […]

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