Judge Rejects Castro’s Claim That Robito Supporter Stole and Defaced His Signs One Day Before Election

Judge Rejects Castro’s Claim That Robito Supporter Stole and Defaced His Signs One Day Before Election

Tom Dugan: Sept. 7, 2016 Just one day before the primary election for Sheriff, a district court judge has dismissed a criminal complaint by Essex County Sheriff’s candidate William Castro who falsely claimed that Richard Russell of Lawrence stole and damaged his campaign signs . (ORIGINAL STORY) Russell is a volunteer for one of Castro’s […]

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 […]

Democrat Candidate for Sheriff, Michael Marks Supports Privatization of Medical Services

Democrat Candidate for Sheriff, Michael Marks Supports Privatization of Medical Services

By: Tom Duggan – August 25, 2016 Last week The Valley Patriot hosted a substantive debate (SEE VIDEO) with the Democratic Party Candidates for Essex County Sheriff, leaving no doubt about the difference between the six candidates. The debate was held at North Andover High School and was sponsored by Colizzi Memorials in Methuen, Minasian and […]

Sheriff Candidate William Castro Files False Police Report Alleging Rival’s Supporter Stole and Damaged his Signs

Sheriff Candidate William Castro Files False Police Report Alleging Rival’s Supporter Stole and Damaged his Signs

Essex County Sheriff’s candidate William Castro of Lawrence, has filed a false police report against a campaign rival’s volunteer, claiming the volunteer was responsible for stealing and damaging campaign signs. Castro claims to have suffered $900 in damages from stolen and damaged signs at the hands of Vietnam veteran, Richard Russell, a campaign supporter for Sheriff candidate […]