Letter to the Editor: Giarrusso Offers Independent Voice

by | Oct 30, 2020

Editor’s Note: This letter was submitted via email Oct. 12 but was not flagged as a letter to the editor. We are posting now. We regret the delay. 

Submitted by Robert Gallucci

Representative Justine Caldwell’s assertion that she is an independent voice at the State House is laughable. Her support of the Evergreen and Firefighter bills, despite strong objections from the town mangers in East and West Greenwich, has led to costly and unnecessary taxpayer funded litigation. The League of Cities and Towns, in a bipartisan effort, strongly objected to the introduction and passage of this bill, as it takes away a key negotiation tool from all involved parties.  These bills are directly and unnecessarily impacting our wallets.

If we truly want independent representation, we need to vote for Anthony Giarrusso’s return as our state representative.

Robert Gallucci lives in East Greenwich.


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November 1, 2020 5:46 am

Robert, although I agree with your entire comment I continue to see where the Town is involved in costly litigation over the Evergreen Contract language. If this is true why haven’t we seen a story relevant to that matter. It was just a few short years ago that’s all we would read on this site was the costly litigation the Town was engaged in, seems to me maybe just maybe with organized labor getting all these Democrats elected it’s just for show. I do remember seeing on the news all the Manager’s, Mayors and Town Administratots together in unity pleading with the Governor to veto that bill, only thing missing in that photo as I recall was a representative from East Greenwich Hmmmmm….

Elizabeth McNamara
November 1, 2020 8:59 am
Reply to  Joseph

Joseph, you raise a good question. I believe the litigation is being conducted through the League of Cities and Towns, not individual municipalities, but I’ve reached out to Town Manager Nota for clarification. Thanks for keeping us on our toes!

November 3, 2020 3:47 pm

Why does the editor/publisher feel a need to continually comment and ‘set her facts straight’? This is not journalism, but a political screed for the most part.

Elizabeth McNamara
November 4, 2020 2:55 pm

Here’s what I’ve found out: The town is part of the “Lifetime Contracts” lawsuit along with 15 other communities, so it is paying a percentage of the legal fees. So far that has amounted to $2,269.

Michael G Riley
Michael G Riley
November 17, 2020 9:18 am

What are the other 15 communities involved in the Lifetime Contracts lawsuit. Our Town council in Narragansett seemed to be missing in action on this subject. Thankfully we have ridded ourselves of Matthew Mannix but I would like to know if Mannix ever communicated with this group.


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