Tiverton Councilor Lebeau explodes at meeting, stages loud opposition

TIVERTON — The controversy came out of nowhere. The Tiverton council agenda for its regular meeting of Monday, June 25, had called for "discussion and action on the completion of the Stone Bridge Abutment project," and newly installed Town Administrator Jan Reitsma had recommended the appointment of former Town Councilor Brett Pelletier to serve as "Project Manager"— as a volunteer — during the winding up of the abutment renovation. "I had no idea that this would become a major discussion point," said Mr.Reitsma, after the town council by a 5-2 vote, approved Mr. Pelletier's appointment.
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Obituaries
Dana Crandall Hart, 84, of Tiverton

Dana Crandall Hart, at 84, of Tiverton and formerly of Missouri City, Texas, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018. He survived his cherished wife, “Miss Libby’” (Elizabeth …

Frances Coelho, 77, of Tiverton

Raymond W. Ainsworth Jr., 87, of Fall River

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Send Councilor Lebeau to extended timeout To the editor: The Sakonnet Times article of July 12, 2018 [see online version here: http://www.eastbayri.com/stories/tiverton-councilor-councilor-lebeau-explodes-at-meeting-stages-loud-opposition,53255] describing the immature and destructive antics of Councilor Randy Lebeau at a recent Tiverton Town Council meeting brought to mind a common remedy.
Letter: Tiverton, make smart choices at the polls this year I think 20 candidates to run for Town Council in Tiverton is a record! All but one current councilor is running again. Did they think they did a good job?  I think they were the most …
Letter: Act now to protect a woman’s right to choose As we face the impending likelihood of a majority anti-choice Supreme Court, it is important that Rhode Islanders understand what reproductive rights we’d have in the absence of Roe V. Wade. …
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