Mercier should resign from Dracut school board

Full story: Lowell Sun 57
Recent events in Dracut, or involving Dracut officials, have understandably shaken residents' faith in the town's public servants. Full Story
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define it

Somerville, MA

#1 May 20, 2010
A very fine editorial. The term "public servant" needs to be updated. It's a term that dates back to the middle ages when town elders and constables served their villages and hamlets without payment for a year at a time. Today's public employees is union that operates like a mob of entrepreneurs.
NAVJO

Somerville, MA

#2 May 20, 2010
good for the editorial writer spot on !!
mercier should go now--not later.and he should
not vote on the next superintendent.
Bryce Jenkins

Bedford, MA

#3 May 20, 2010
innocent til proven guilty bub. mercier should stay on. he is the prime example of making mistakes throughout high school and turning himself into something with hard work. Matt Grimard could learn a thing or two through mercier.
Frank

Lowell, MA

#4 May 20, 2010
Yeah he turned into a thief with that hard work.
Bryce Jenkins

Bedford, MA

#5 May 20, 2010
he is not a thief. just because he is part of a well known family his mistakes are always under the microscope. he is the hardest worker i have ever seen.
Hater

Lowell, MA

#6 May 20, 2010
Don't forget that there is also a board memeber who was arrested for cocaine posession! Why should he get to stay on and Mercier has to step down? Ron wasn't even arrested, yet this other person was and no one was up in arms about that?? What gives???
Bryce Jenkins

Bedford, MA

#7 May 20, 2010
who got arrested for cocaine? and how long ago? but blame it on the voter, they are the ones who voted him in.
DracutDad

Framingham, MA

#8 May 20, 2010
Next School Committee Meeting: Monday, May 24 @ 7:00 pm.
- Public can sign up for "Community Input" at 6:45pm.
- Good opportunity to thank Mr. Mercier for his service and ask him to resign.
ya right

Dracut, MA

#10 May 20, 2010
Ronnie's a hard worker? Since when?! All he has done is live off the family name. He hasn't changed one bit since high school, except that he had the majority of voters in town FOOLED! I'd love to know who was arrested for Cocaine. Was it Matty Sheehan? The two are just as crooked as the cops in this town. We need to vote a few no names into office, rather than names of $$ and power in the town.
Jack in the Box

Boston, MA

#11 May 20, 2010
Mike Miles is the committee memeber you had involvement with cocaine use while on duty has a police officer in Lowell. He was found using and dealing in a police cruiser
Loosah

Lowell, MA

#12 May 20, 2010
How is f*cking up in HS then getting your daddy to get you a city job hard work? Sounds to me like he has the Lowell Silver Spoon (my name means something so I will get whatever I want) in his mouth his whole life. If he made so many mistakes in HS why did the Voters of Dracut feel compelled to vote him into office? Seems to me he would know nothing about the educational process if he himself did not take advantage of it....
Bryce Jenkins

Bedford, MA

#13 May 20, 2010
ronnie is a hard worker and nice guy. the meeting on Monday will be interesting. i remember about 10 years ago when a school committee member was caught blowing cocaine in the bathroom at a dhs basketball game but that was covered up quickly.
Jack in the Box

Boston, MA

#14 May 20, 2010
Mr. Mercier should fight these charges, word on the street and around the water dept. is he was caught filling Lowell Water dept containers with gasoline on a employees rigged video camera, these containers were being used for Lowell Water dept work and not Mr. Mercier personal use. I also hear that the disgruntled employee was worried Mercier would not be one of the employees to be laid off So to ensure his own safety this disgruntled employee went out to make it look like Mr. Mercier was stealing to save his own arse. This same disgruntled employee had mail ordered steriods and needles sent to the Water dept. a few years back. All of these charges are based on a drug dealers allegations!
Jack in the Box

Boston, MA

#15 May 20, 2010
How come no one has ask the current A.D. to resign? He crashed a Dracut School Dept. Van into a parked car at a local golf course when he was suppose to be teaching a class at the Dracut High School. Did I mention the A.D. was drunk at the time. He also tried to leave the scene of the crime. But Mr. Miles helped out is A.D. buddy and had it squashed.
Hang in there

AOL

#17 May 20, 2010
No way should Ronnie resign because he did nothing wrong (innocent until proven guilty).

This is Wallace's way of getting even with The Mercier family because he can't control them and he is worry Armand may want to go back as Director of Lowell Housing Auth to replace his Child.

Ronnie hang in there and let the people decide at the next election if you should stay or go.
Fairness

Boston, MA

#18 May 20, 2010
If we call for Mercier to resign then we should call for Mike Miles, Tim Woods, Mark Shaw, and anyone else that has been accused but not found guilty.

Hey Warren why didn't you sign your name to this editorial?
cartman

Arlington, MA

#22 May 20, 2010
Bryce Jenkins wrote:
innocent til proven guilty bub. mercier should stay on. he is the prime example of making mistakes throughout high school and turning himself into something with hard work. Matt Grimard could learn a thing or two through mercier.
Are you serious???? He's continuing to make "mistakes" (I say more like "commit crimes"). Turning himself into something? Yeah, a CRIMINAL!!! WOW.
BALLY OOP OOP

Lowell, MA

#23 May 20, 2010
Jack in the Box wrote:
Mr. Mercier should fight these charges, word on the street and around the water dept. is he was caught filling Lowell Water dept containers with gasoline on a employees rigged video camera, these containers were being used for Lowell Water dept work and not Mr. Mercier personal use. I also hear that the disgruntled employee was worried Mercier would not be one of the employees to be laid off So to ensure his own safety this disgruntled employee went out to make it look like Mr. Mercier was stealing to save his own arse. This same disgruntled employee had mail ordered steriods and needles sent to the Water dept. a few years back. All of these charges are based on a drug dealers allegations!
The HEAD Utility Boss Dan the Man should BE FIRED also. He is the one who squashed the Steroid Incident because he is the SKIPPER and It happened to his little buddy GILLIGAN. If Every City Councillor does not look into the steroid and needle incident then shame on each and every one of them. IT should be in Whitman's Personnel File as he received a suspension for it. And shame on the HEAD guy Lahiff for letting this all GO DOWN. START cleaning house from the top.
Dracuteer 4 Life

Bedford, MA

#24 May 20, 2010
I want to know ALL allegations before a person runs for selectman or school committee. I dont care if the allegations are from yesterday or 20 years ago. The voting public has the right to know a person's past.
Inquiring mind

Boston, MA

#25 May 20, 2010
Why is Mr. Murphy s incriminating evidence that was shown to the police not being used to bring down the rest of these guys?

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