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  • Donna Cook: Be Wary of Candidates Who Won’t Answer Questions, but Will Insult

    Last week Charter Review Commission (CRC) candidate, Andrea Souza, tried to explain her rationale for saying the Budget Committee (BC) was “no better than Stalin, Lenin, or even Kim Jung Un.”  There is no rationale to compare Budget Committee(BC) members to murderers.  It is offensive and hateful speech.  Is this how she is going to behave on the CRC? Ms. Souza failed to mention that when the BC began the “Open Public Forum” it also discussed ending it when the BC voting began, that no comments were made at four of the meetings, and only 12 people spoke in all.  Little of the public comment was about the budget, but rather became a platform for hateful angry rants and personal attacks often filled with false statements toward BC members. Through all of it, the BC lowered the tax rate by seven cents for all taxpayers.  This obviously upset some so much that they decided to run for the CRC to make sure tax decreases don’t happen again. It is interesting to note that she, along with most of her pseudo- slate, will not answer the Tiverton Taxpayer Association (TTA) candidate questions, including one that asked what the FTR Elector Petition …

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  • When Taxes “Only” Go Up, but Property Values “Only” Go Down

  • TTA Denounces Actions of School Officials

  • Photo of School Department Builds Surplus, May Campaign for More

    School Department Builds Surplus, May Campaign for More


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