Monday, December 17, 2007

Tiverton Teachers Forego Picket to Honor Resident's Memory

Out of respect for a resident/parent who died (Mr. Doyle), the job action was cancelled. So sorry for his family. Sounds like quite a guy. He died of a sudden heart attack. His son, Brendan, a state trooper, almost died from a brain injury while performing his duties. Teachers had originally planned to picket at the Super’s office first (which they did), then the hospital tomorrow.

They decided that their time tomorrow (Tues.) would be better spent waking a resident active in the community. He died way too young.

Teachers are hopeful that the School Committee will utilize this reprieve to rethink their position & schedule a bargaining session. This would be a fine thing to do in a resident's memory. The Union has made the first move. Put aside any bad feelings and escalating rhetoric to peacefully settle. 'Tis the season. Do it because it's not only the right time, but the right thing. Do it to honor Mr. Doyle's memory. What a tribute & it costs nothing but time & effort. Teachers have demonstrated the kind of stuff they're made of, show them they're not alone.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Doyle Family Children's Education Fund, c/o Becky, Citizens Bank, 409 East Ave. Pawtucket RI 02860 in Bobby's memory. For directions and guestbook signatures please visit http://www.manningheffern.com/
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