As a lifelong resident of Dracut, I am proud to state that I have been involved in Dracut politics for well over 50 years.
Recently I have been placing the Vote NO signs on the $2.9 million override in yards of residents who have requested them. Never in all my years of participating in local, county and state politics have I witnessed the utter disrespect and disregard for property displayed by residents supporting the override.
They have stolen over 75 signs and practically broken into homes to rip the signs from residents' properties. Please stop this pitiful behavior immediately. There is no room for this type of behavior in our great town of Dracut. All residents have the opportunity to express their respective viewpoint on the override, and placing signs in yards is part of that expression.
Dracut needs to mature as a community and get through this emotionally charged time period with respect, civility and enhanced solutions to the school funding issue. I have always supported the school system and new school construction projects. I can't support this override.
Many residents are struggling to put food on the table and purchase needed medicine. Those residents must not be forgotten. I am 100 percent convinced the town of Dracut can and will do better. The signs may be ripped from my yard and others, but they will not rip our votes from us.
Please exercise your constitutional right and get out and vote no on Sept. 9.