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    Hilton’s Loud Gavel Hides a Silent Agenda

    The replacement Tiverton Town Council’s second meeting on October 28 involved actions which should concern all Tiverton citizens and taxpayers. First, the replacement president Hilton’s repeated banging of the gavel – louder and louder, faster and faster — to silence councilor Donna Cook’s free speech. Cook, the highest vote receiver elected member of the town council, concerned that the AFL-CIO, the umbrella union for the Teamsters and AFSME, sent a mailing in support of the recall to replace Katz, the fair and tough negotiator who was handling the ongoing negotiations for the teamsters and AFSME, said it was wrong to have council members who supported the recall, and benefitted from labor’s involvement, now handling the negotiations. At one point, an angry Hilton called a ten minute recess and, upon return, scolded, “we are here to do the people’s business,” and threatened to have any council member who refuses to yield to her out of order command escorted out of the room by the town sergeant. Thankfully, Cook refused to be silenced and, throughout the banging of the gavel, did make her ultimate, very important point of what is most assuredly the people’s business, stating, “what was now perfectly clear: No free speech”. Then, following its “no freedom of speech” action, the replacement town council rescinded an August 26, 2019, elected town council unanimous vote on a policy created by Coulter and Katz for the unsealing of executive session minutes when the matter was concluded — the purpose of which was…

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    With Gratitude and Determination, We’ll Continue to Advocate for You

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    Outrageous Mailers Show Recall a Political Attack Based on Lies

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    Strange Bedfellows Object to Telling the Truth

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