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  • Our ViewPhoto of Buchanan’s Dishonest Coup

    Buchanan’s Dishonest Coup

    A recent news article described Tiverton resident Tom Buchanan as an “organizer” of the campaign that led to a divisive and trend-setting off-year recall election in our town this October. Those who watch local politics can see that he’s been working with replacement Council President Patricia Hilton and Vice President Denise deMedeiros to put them back in control of town government. Who is Thomas Buchanan? According to a page on the networking site, LinkedIn, which he recently hid from public view, Buchanan was a chief petty officer with the U.S. Navy stationed in Newport until sometime in the last year. Organizing an effort to overthrow duly elected officials in his adopted home seems like a strange way for a Navy chief to spend time, so we might hope he would at least do so in an honorable manner, but he hasn’t. He’s a leading voice of nastiness, sarcasm, and dishonesty. Here’s a typical comment that Buchanan directed toward me while I was the vice president of the Tiverton Town Council: “I am sure it will be tough today when you get fired but set a goal for say Monday and you can stop being a little bitch.” That isn’t the …

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  • Photo of Confessions of an Anti-Recaller

    Confessions of an Anti-Recaller

  • Photo of Is Scheduled Landfill Public Hearing a Ploy for Political Cover?

    Is Scheduled Landfill Public Hearing a Ploy for Political Cover?

  • Photo of Town Planner Canaries in Tiverton’s Political Coal Mine

    Town Planner Canaries in Tiverton’s Political Coal Mine

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