The Sun Political Column deals mainly with the “tension”between the City Manager,City Council and License Commission.
It appears Mr. Bayliss and Mr. Weicker have little regard to the concerns of the Council other Downtown residents. Now it is up to the Police to bring the bars not regulating their own crowds to the Commission and lets see if these gentleman will react or has been the case, turn a blind eye to the issue.
Corey Belanger who just moved his bar downtown is by all accounts a responsible owner but his self interest and actions probably have killed any political future he had. The downtown neighborhood group will not forget his words and neither will the general public.
Ray Weicker may be a good Lawyer but attacking George Duncan for responding to a question the day after a riot in downtown shows he can be as dumb has the people he defends. Weicker hasn’t come close to contributing to Lowell the way Duncan has and his arrogance and self interest like Belanger probably is a reason he has never succeeded in politics.
Happy Birthday to my friend State Rep. Colleen Garry who joined me in turning 50 this week. My friend Debbie Grimshaw Kilbride also joined the 50 club this week.
Speaking of Rep.Garry, she will be getting a new aide by months end. Former Dracut School Committee member Mary Gail Martin will be working for the Rep. and brings a familiar face with a knowledge and understanding of the district and will work well with the Dracut/Tyngsboro residents and elected officials.
No great surprise that Mayor Murphy didn’t appoint City Councilor Elliot to the Clerk/Auditor oversite subcommittee. The Mayor has made it clear he isn’t a fan nor does he respect Councilor Elliot regardless of his tenure on the Council.
Nice of the Sun to run an article on the Failure of their Resume Appeal after I ran the story on Friday. They also picked up my Tech School AD/Football Coach post and used it almost verbatim on their website on Friday. Making just enough changes to not have to credit their source (LOL) oh well imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
Had a great vacation/birthday week and Thanks to all for the many birthday messages. Home Computer crashed Friday (my daughter is sharing her laptop with Dad)so comments will be approved when she isn’t using it.. back to work tomorrow..