Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Tiverton Town Council upheld Town Clerk Nancy Mello's dismissal of a complaint filed by a resident against at school employee who had political pins on her desk.
The Tiverton Town Council took no action on a citizen complaint filed against a Fort Barton Elementary secretary who had political pins on her desk, upholding the town clerk's dismissal earlier this week. Town Clerk Nancy Mello conducted an investigation into an Oct. 29 complaint by resident Donna Cook that alleged that the positioning of three Tiverton 1st pins on the secretary's desk violated the Town Charter's restriction on using town resources or employes to influence voting contests. Mello ruled on Nov. 19 that the isolated incident did not violate the charter. When Mello visited the Fort Barton School to investigate the claim on Oct. 31, she found one of the Tiverton 1st pins on the secretary's desk, reportedly buried under papers…
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Tiverton Town Clerk dismissed a complaint leveled against a Fort Barton Elementary School secretary for having political paraphernalia on her desk.
After investigating claims that a Fort Barton School secretary was displaying political paraphernalia, the Tiverton Town Clerk dismissed the complaint last week. The complaint, levied by Hilton Street resident Donna Cook alleged that on Oct. 25, a Fort Barton Elementary School employee had three Tiverton 1st pins on a desk. "I was not happy to see a town school building being used to distribute campaign material from a [political action committee]," said Cook in her formal complaint. "There should be no campaign activity in our schools. The school department is in violation of the Tiverton Town Charter." Citing Sec. 1218 of the town charter that states no town employee shall attempt to influence the outcome of an election, Cook requested a…
Monday, November 5, 2012
A resident levied a complaint against a school employee after seeing pins purporting a local political organization on a desk in the building.
The Tiverton Town Clerk launched an investigation last week into a single claim that one of its elementary school secretaries displayed political pins on a desk in the building. Tiverton town employees and officers, including those in the school department, are expressly prohibited from influencing the outcome of voting contests through the distribution or publication of election materials, according to Sec. 1218 of the Tiverton Town Charter. This section was added during the last charter update in 2011. Hilton Road resident Donna Cook submitted a formal complaint to the clerk's office on Monday, Oct. 29 at 10:16 a.m. stating that she saw three Tiverton 1st pins displayed on the desk of a Fort Barton Elementary School secretary - what …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Literacy training from The Highlander Institute helped transform Fort Barton Elementary into the highest performing elementary school in the state, Go Local Prov reports.
Monday, July 23, 2012
A 25-year-old man was air-lifted to Rhode Island Hospital this afternoon after a boat fell on him while working at Standish Boat yard.
UPDATE: A 25-year-old Standish Boat Yard employee was air-lifted to Rhode Island Hospital shortly after 5 p.m. after a boat fell on him, the Tiverton Fire Department confirmed. According to Craig Committo, acting fire chief, the man sustained serious crushing injuries, including chest trauma after the 32-foot to 35-foot center console-style boat fell on top of him. Committo said the boat was estimated to weigh 5,000 to 8,000 pounds. "The workers there [at Standish Boat Yard] actually did a tremendous job getting him out from under the boat," said Committo. "They were actually able to extricate him from under the boat." Committo said workers used a fork lift to pick up the boat prior to arrival by Tiverton Fire Rescue crews. According to …