VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

  The Valley Patriot newspaper hosted a debate for the Democratic Candidates for Essex County Sheriff at North Andover High School on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The candidates are: Michael Marks, Paul Russell, Jerry Robito, Kevin Coppinger, and Ed O’Reilly.  The debate moderators were: Tom Duggan, Valley Patriot Publisher, Christine Morabito and Jerry Flynn. The […]

NAHS Chris Daniels Gets Scholarship, Advice from Hollywood Actor

NAHS Chris Daniels Gets Scholarship, Advice from Hollywood Actor

    Hollywood actor Steve Blackwood, who played a lead role on soap opera Days of Our Lives, appeared in TV shows like Quantum Leap, NYPD Blue, The Nanny and was in several major movies attended The Valley Patriot BASH, because, he said, he wanted to help present one of our scholarships and help give […]

Soul Searching at North Andover High, Students Meet Author Patrick MacDonald

Soul Searching at North Andover High, Students Meet Author Patrick MacDonald

  By: Christine Morabito – June 10, 2014  When Justin Bilton asked his English class to read the memoir, “All Souls: A Family Story from Southie,” something amazing happened. Even his least enthusiastic readers read the book from cover to cover. In fact, they were so moved that they wrote letters to author Michael Patrick […]

The Valley Patriot’s 2013 Year in Review – Suzanne Bump, Erin Cox and a Methuen Teen “Terrorist”

The Valley Patriot’s 2013 Year in Review – Suzanne Bump, Erin Cox and a Methuen Teen “Terrorist”

We started off the year of 2013 losing our good friend and colleague, Ronnie Ford of Methuen. We missed him all year and it would be impossible to start a “year in review” without remembering Ronnie and his family. AUDITOR SUZANNE BUMP & ALL THOSE MISSING EBT CARDS Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump conducted an […]

Erin Cox Owes North Andover an Apology – Valley Patriot Editorial (Nov. 2013)

Erin Cox Owes North Andover an Apology – Valley Patriot Editorial (Nov. 2013)

Former North Andover High School volleyball captain Erin Cox claimed she was being suspended from the team and lost her captaincy because of a “zero tolerance policy” at North Andover High, after being caught at an underage drinking party. She claimed she was only there “to give a drunk friend a ride home.” She also […]

Erin Cox Mom: Daughter Was at Drinking Party Nearly 30 Minutes, Claims Punished “Based on Sex” in Restraining Order Request

Erin Cox Mom: Daughter Was at Drinking Party Nearly 30 Minutes, Claims Punished “Based on Sex” in Restraining Order Request

Says Football Quarterback Treated Differently for being Male   By: Tom Duggan – October 28, 2013 | 12:01am NORTH ANDOVER, MA – According to documents obtained by The Valley Patriot (see below for actual documents) the mother of suspended North Andover High School Volleyball player Erin Cox, was in Lawrence District Court and Lawrence Superior […]

Despite Attorney Murphy’s Assertions, Eagle Tribune Backs Claims that Erin Cox WAS Summonsed to Appear in Court for Possession of Alcohol

Despite Attorney Murphy’s Assertions, Eagle Tribune Backs Claims that Erin Cox WAS Summonsed to Appear in Court for Possession of Alcohol

Was She or Wasn’t She? Anatomy of a North Andover  Student’s Story Embroiled in National Controversy    October 23, 2013 Despite emphatic claims by famed attorney Wendy Murphy, and a retraction of part of yesterday’s Valley Patriot story, the Eagle Tribune is now reporting that North Andover student Erin Cox was summonsed and slated to […]

BREAKING…. Erin Cox Does Not Appear in Court for Possession of Alcohol, Attorney Says Family Not Authorizing Any Money to be Raised

  By: Tom Duggan – October 22, 2013 (8AM)-Updated 3PM Despite Attorney Murphy’s Assertions, Eagle Tribune Backs Claims that Erin Cox WAS Summonsed to Appear in Court for Possession of Alcohol STORY UPDATED NOVEMBER 8, 2013 The Valley Patriot published a story this morning citing Law enforcement sources in North Andover who claimed High School student […]

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan (10-19-13) Topics: Erin Cox, The PAWS Act, Nancy Greenwood and MORE!

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan (10-19-13) Topics: Erin Cox, The PAWS Act, Nancy Greenwood and MORE!

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, October 19, 2013 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Today Tom goofed on station owner Colonel Sam Poulten just for fun and … because he’s the only one who can get away with doing it. […]

Rafferty Fired, Rehired as North Andover Football Coach

By: Mark Behan – High School Sports Reporter – February 15, 2013 He’s back! And we are not talking Arnold Schwarzenegger and his next Terminator movie. John Rafferty is back as North Andover High’s head football coach – nearly two weeks after being fired by Principal Dr. Carla Scuzzarella and Athletic Director Jon Longley on […]

Join The Valley Patriot in Support of Homecoming 2012

Join The Valley Patriot in  Support of Homecoming 2012

Knights in Training Kids’ Run (under 12) -Awards and raffle prizes! NEW! Chip Timing provided by North Shore Timing, runners and walkers are welcome. All proceeds to benefit the North Andover Athletic Association. “Supporting North Andover Athletics for over 50 Years!” MISSION- The North Andover Athletic Association’s mission is to support and enhance athletics as […]

Join the Valley Patriot and Support North Andover Homecoming

Knights in Training Kids’ Run (under 12) -Awards and raffle prizes! NEW! Chip Timing provided by North Shore Timing, runners and walkers are welcome. All proceeds to benefit the North Andover Athletic Association. “Supporting North Andover Athletics for over 50 Years!” MISSION- The North Andover Athletic Association’s mission is to support and enhance athletics as […]

Apple CEO, Jobs Resigns. Will Things Change Apple?

Apple CEO, Jobs Resigns. Will Things Change Apple?

    By: Nate Richards, North Andover High School – September, 2011 Apple’s executive, Steve Jobs who almost single handedly changed the way people consumed music, internet, and T.V, announced his resignation. Jobs, who has been suffering from Pancreatic Cancer for a little over three years now, sent a letter to the company’s board late […]

Marine Recruiters Say They Get Shabby Treatment at High School

Marine Recruiters Say They Get Shabby Treatment at High School

Superintendent Reaches out to Marines, says they will be treated respectfully   By: Tom Duggan – June, 2011 Sgt Cardona the Marine Recruiter in Lawrence and a number of past recruiters have long complained that the faculty at North Andover High School are not only uncooperative when they enter the building to recruit, “but there’s […]