Letters to the Editor
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To the editor:As indicated in a previous Letter to the Editor, I wanted to find a way to help inform and engage voters in Tiverton. As a result, the Tiverton Votes website was born. You can view on … more
Westport officials should not be wasting time with a “day of remembrance” ceremony for neglected animals. Enough wallowing in this! Animal abuse is abhorrent and illegal, but the crimes have been prosecuted. Time to move on. For the context of this letter, please read first “Day of remembrance to mark Westport animal suffering” (Westport Shorelines, June 19) so you can appreciate the ridiculousness. more
To the editor: Dear friends, I invite you to a constituents meeting to discuss your issues and topics of interest from the 2017 General Assembly session. Needless to say, some major pieces … more
To the Editor: By now most Tiverton voters are looking forward to next Tuesday, July 18, as it means this is the last week of all the letters to the editor by candidates and their supporters. It … more
To the editor: Twelve candidates for the Charter Review Commission failed to show up for the Tiverton Taxpayers Association (“TTA”) Candidate Forum, and, except for vague answers from two, did not answer the TTA questionnaire. Nevertheless, public records exist: more
To the editor: I would like to express my deepest respect and thanks to the Westport Police Department, especially officers Oliver and Shea, for a job well done. As manager of Westport Camping … more
 To the editor: As a charter member of the Westport Fishermen’s Association, I have always been proud of our accomplishments.  The latest is our wreck display.  Project coordinator Tanja … more
To the editor: Often I find myself in agreement with (John) McDaid’s positions, but his recent letter to the editor (Portsmouth Times, July 6) on contested elections was so far off the mark … more
To the editor: Soon there will be a Tiverton Charter Review election. But will this election accomplish its intended goal? The charter review commission's mandate is to analyze the present charter for defects in the current written elements and to offer new amendments or removal of those that have little or no value to the charter, which is to provide for an effective, functional and organized town government. more
To the editor: A few years ago, Mike DeCotis and I worked together to persuade Tiverton’s school committee to start all-day kindergarten, and we’ve had some lengthy conversations since then. I was disappointed, therefore, to see him attack the Tiverton Taxpayers Association (TTA) in a recent letter to the editor.  He criticized us for things that he’s previously told me he agreed with. more
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