Wareham Selectman says cell phone use is all business

By Matthew Bernat | Nov 07, 2017

When it comes to cell phones, Selectman Patrick Tropeano isn't playing around – especially not at Town Meeting.

On Tuesday, Tropeano responded to a complaint that he was spotted looking at his phone during October’s Town Meeting. According to Tropeano, board members receive the majority of their correspondence electronically.

Tropeano assured residents he was reviewing relevant documents, not Snapchatting, updating his Instagram or tweeting.

“Someone said, ‘you were playing with your phone at Town Meeting.’ Well, that’s ridiculous,” he said. “We’re all paying careful attention. We’re trying to get things done.”

His point made, Tropeano let the meeting continue without posting to social media.

“I just had to get that out of the way,” he said.

Comments (4)
Posted by: rhbinma | Nov 08, 2017 08:46

Thats a good excuse lol PUT THE PHONE AWAY TILL THE END OF THE MEETING. DON'T BE RUDE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE IT CAN WAIT.



Posted by: Peaches0409 | Nov 08, 2017 11:53

I agree Rhbinma, put your phone away. It's unprofessional and rude. You are a town official for God's sake. Same thing at Selectman's meeting. It's two hours of your life, stop with the phone already....and don't get me started on the eating! LOL!!



Posted by: bob | Nov 08, 2017 12:26

I agree with Peaches and Rhbinma,our so called elected selectboard act like 5 year olds,not Professional at all............



Posted by: OnsetTogether | Nov 12, 2017 13:43

He did the same thing during a meeting in January, tapping away on the phone, right up until he allegedly called the police and had us evicted from Town Hall and a meeting to which we had been invited as neighborhood advocates. He’s a disgrace.



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