Category Archives: Merrimack Valley Politics

Tom Duggan Interview

Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan came on the Manzi in the Morning Show to talk about the new issue of the Valley Patriot, and to talk about some of the current disagreements that are roiling the Tea Party movement. The … Continue reading

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Rep. Diana DiZoglio on Taxes, Budgets

Rep. Diana DiZoglio came on “Manzi in the Morning” on WCAP today to talk about the Legislative tax package, and her vote against that package. Rep. DiZoglio talked about the impact that the tax changes would have had on her … Continue reading

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Big Fun Saturday- Boob Hangs Up

The call in to the Boob Leeblanc Radio Program this past week on WCAP by Tom Duggan of the Valley Patriot is an instant classic, well worthy of a podcast. I just can’t figure out why Boob hung up on … Continue reading

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Mayor Zanni on IT Privatization

Most of the controversy in Mayor Steve Zanni’s first year in office centered around his proposal to privatize the City of Methuen’s Information Technology Department. Not only was there disagreement on the substance of the proposal, but the Mayor and … Continue reading

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Mayor Zanni on Solicitor Process

Mayor Steve Zanni visited the Manzi in the Morning Program, and took questions on some of the issues of the day. I appreciate Mayor Zanni taking the time out of a busy schedule, and I will post the Mayor’s interview … Continue reading

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Marijuana Dispensaries in Methuen-Interview Jamie Atkinson

Methuen City Councilor Jamie Atkinson, looking to firm up Methuen’s zoning response to the new law allowing medicinal marijuana dispensaries, broached the possibility of a moratorium on the licensing of such facilities on his facebook page last week. The Councilor … Continue reading

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Governor Patrick in Haverhill

Video of Governor Deval Patrick talking about his budget and the need for new revenues to fund transportation and education, in Haverhill today at a Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce breakfast. The Governor spoke to an audience that included House … Continue reading

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