Pepperell board chairman arrested

Pepperell board chairman arrested

There are 22 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Jan 13, 2010, titled Pepperell board chairman arrested. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

The chairman of the town's Planning Board says he is not resigning from his post after his arrest last week for drug possession.

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JIm

Fitchburg, MA

#1 Jan 13, 2010
Wrong place at the wrong time?? They found drugs on him too.
Bob Marley

Tewksbury, MA

#2 Jan 13, 2010
I think what he meant was " I picked the wrong time to buy a bag " .
Local

Northborough, MA

#3 Jan 13, 2010
Was Barney Frank also there not know about the marijuana?
Concerned Citizen

Harvard, MA

#5 Jan 13, 2010
If it had been liberal Massachusetts, he would have walked away with a ticket. Not saying what he did was right, but there is some many other things to be concerned about in this world. How about the guy in Westford who shot and killed his wife?
Mom

Pepperell, MA

#6 Jan 13, 2010
"Selectmen Chairman Joseph Sergi stressed that the elected Planning Board does not fall under the purview of selectmen and that Cate has not been convicted of any crime."

Oh, okay then.
Shameful

Darby, PA

#7 Jan 13, 2010
Surprenant is NOT good people. He is a repeat drug offender with prior convictions for distribution. It is absurd that Cate is taking the opportunity to clear his name and squandering it on an inexplicable and unmerited defense of a criminal who undoubtedly is selling to our community. If he is truly concerned about his family and the community he should step down.
East Pepperellite

Pepperell, MA

#8 Jan 13, 2010
Let's face it, Cates is one of the many pot heads in Pepperell. So what if he only had a little on him when he GOT ARRESTED. he can try to cover this up, but he's only lying to himself and should be ashamed.

Only problem is, he has been making decisions on a board and his behavior now calls into question all the decisions that he has made.

Let's hope Cate's resigns immedialty so the Town can be certian he cannot make drug influnced decisions in the future. Just lying about why he was where he was is an assault to the intelligence of the people of Pepperell - enough is enough.
Mom

Pepperell, MA

#9 Jan 13, 2010
Shameful wrote:
Surprenant is NOT good people. He is a repeat drug offender with prior convictions for distribution. It is absurd that Cate is taking the opportunity to clear his name and squandering it on an inexplicable and unmerited defense of a criminal who undoubtedly is selling to our community. If he is truly concerned about his family and the community he should step down.
Let's not be so hasty. Pepperell gets most of its selectman candidates (like Lyndon and Joe) from the "Planning Board" and they know what's best for the town!

What's the biggie? He was probably in charge of refreshments for the next planning board meeting.
UnFranchised

Norwood, MA

#10 Jan 13, 2010
Bob Marley wrote:
I think what he meant was " I picked the wrong time to buy a bag " .
hahha! He is an honest and dump politician. A smart ones don't get caught.
knuckleheads

Pepperell, MA

#11 Jan 13, 2010
Now we know where ideas like putting a movie theater on the mill toxic waste site come from.
Define Dysfunction

Lowell, MA

#12 Jan 13, 2010
"According to The Telegraph of Nashua, the raid stemmed from a routine check of hunting registrations."
"Nicholas Cate said he was visiting a childhood friend in Brookline, N.H., on Jan. 5 when police officers stormed the house with weapons drawn."

Something isn't right here. Why were guns drawn to check hunting registrations on a Tuesday?

Could it be that the polica were too late to stop the $72K drug deal and that Cate was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
local_resident

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

#13 Jan 13, 2010
Pepperell's own Jason Mewes

"time to kick back, drink some beers, and SMOKE SOME WEED!"
Pepperell Resident

Pepperell, MA

#14 Jan 13, 2010
Come on he was not visiting an old friend. Anyone who knows supernaut knows that he has been a hard core drug dealer for years. Gun, Cash, Drugs in the house, sounds like Brookline Police hit it just right. I wonder how many times a month Nick Cates visits his old buddy.

Joe Sergi Should be ashamed of him self, the Chairman of the Pepperell Board of Selectman, the leader of Pepperell. All he can say is innocent until guilty. Come one Joe, how about I do not condone the use of any illegal drugs and do not feel that any member of an appointed or elected board should be involved with criminal activity.

Birds of a feather flock together...



Cates should turn in his keys

Let's bounce Joe Sergi out in April.
good joke

Pepperell, MA

#15 Jan 13, 2010
tee hee, giggle etc etc... owns a vending business? LOL
knuckleheads

Pepperell, MA

#16 Jan 13, 2010
Time for Joe Sergi and BOS to call for a joint meeting with the Planning Board.
kevin

United States

#17 Jan 13, 2010
I got caught with drugs hanging out with a drug dealer and "I fear that people might think I associate with bad people"
This is priceless.
Another Pepperell Res

Southbridge, MA

#18 Jan 13, 2010
First if your grew up with this guy Nick, you must know what he is. He has been dealing almost all his life, he's Felon, lifetime criminal. So you were visiting?? Really!!!!!!!!!
Your obviuosly were not to concerned about your children when you decided to buy the "POT", were you going to take it home with you or smoke it with your boyhood friend, either way????? LOL
Now, what about Professionalizm, Intergrity, Ethics did you think of that. I hope our new Town Administrator is. I hope he stands up and shows he will not tolerate this knid of behavior. Cate's was in possession of a controlled DRUG, There is no question of that, otherwise he wouldn't have been arrested. He needs to be made to resign TODAY!
LMAO

UK

#19 Jan 13, 2010
knuckleheads wrote:
Time for Joe Sergi and BOS to call for a joint meeting with the Planning Board.
A JOINT meeting now that is a good one!
concerned citizen

Gardner, MA

#20 Jan 15, 2010

Joe Sergi's pissed that his connect got busted. Smoking pot's not the problem right Joe , getting caught is!!!!!!
vote no for joe 2010

Gardner, MA

#21 Jan 15, 2010
Damm Sergi slipped through the cracks again, maybe next time. Remember Joe Don't inhale!!!

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