December 22, 2014
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Neighbors squawk over cockatoo's foul words
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FOUL ON FOWL: Craig Fontaine and his girlfriend, Kathy Melker, claim their neighbors trained their umbrella cockatoo, Willy, to yell obscenities at them.

Harris Avenue residents Kathy Melker and Craig Fontaine are ready to sell their waterfront home and move out of state because of their neighbors and a bird.

According to Melker, neighbors Lynne Taylor and Chris Levasseur, residents at 51 Harris Avenue, are harassing them extensively. She claims Taylor verbally insults them by yelling obscenities as well as threatening them. Now, says Melker, Taylor has also gotten her umbrella cockatoo, Willy, involved.

Since June 2011, Melker claims the bird has been calling her a “f*cking wh*re.” This ruffles Melker’s feathers.

“It’s directed exactly at me,” said Melker. “I’m 53 years old and I’ve never been called a f*cking wh*re in my life. This woman is a lunatic.” All Melker says she wants is for the bird to go.

Now it seems to have gone beyond that.

“We’ve got to get out of here. The situation is unbelievable,” says Fontaine.

The feud between neighbors and what apparently the bird has been trained to say is known to police and the mayor’s office. They’ve heard the squawking. It’s complex. Fontaine and Taylor used to be married and lived in Fontaine’s home, which he began remodeling shortly after purchasing it.

“She was running around while he was busy working on the house,” Melker says. “One day, right after he just finished the house, she up and announced that she’s having an affair with Chris Levasseur. She literally picked up her belongings and moved next door. Craig had just finished building a half a million dollar house, so what’s he going to do? Just walk away? He’s been living there for six years and she has been harassing him unmercifully.”

During a visit to Fontaine and Melker’s home, Melker played Warwick Beacon video footage of the bird saying various vulgarities, including the one cited above.

While Taylor and Levasseur refused to comment, they provided the Beacon with the name and number of their attorney, Steve Peltier.

During a brief phone interview, Peltier said Melker has accused Taylor of doing “all kinds of things.” He said his clients “haven’t done anything wrong,” nor has the bird.

“It’s a shame,” said Peltier. “If you look at the facts there were no issues for six years. She moved into the house in 2011, and that’s when all the problems started. You have an ex-husband and an ex-wife next door to each other who’ve lived in harmony for six years. Then, when the new person shows up, there’s a problem.”

In addition to accusing Taylor of training the bird to swear at her, Melker said Taylor has thrown rocks at them over the fence, shot their property and vehicles with a pellet gun, assaulted Fontaine with a garden hose, and tried to harm Melker’s cat, Pharaoh. Melker said Levasseur brought home a big box truck that’s in violation of the city ordinance, and Taylor put a trap inside to capture Pharaoh.

“My cat smelled food, went in the truck and she slammed the door,” Melker said. “I could hear my cat and I realized he was in the truck. I called the police and ran outside and stood in the street so they couldn’t drive away. She said they were going to take it to an animal shelter, but she yells at me over the fence, ‘I’m going to get your cat and I’m killing it.’ I took that seriously. The police wouldn’t arrest them.”

The Warwick Police Department has been involved, and Captain Joseph Coffey of the WPD said both women have reciprocal no-contact orders.

Melker is not allowed to post anything about Taylor on social media networks, as Melker used to reference Taylor on Facebook.

“You ought to read the stuff [Melker’s] done in the past online,” said Peltier. “She likes the Internet.”

At this point, the case has been brought to Superior Court and will now be taken up in Municipal Court, with a hearing set for Sept. 6 at 7:15 p.m. Fontaine said he’s spent at least $4,500 in legal fees so far and would like to put the situation behind him.

Melker, a retired paramedic as well as a retired district parts manager for Ford motors, agrees. She doesn’t feel her boyfriend deserves this type of treatment.

“He works at a prison so he deals with 1,400 men every day who have nothing to lose,” she said. “Then, he comes come and he hears [vulgarities] out the window. This woman is relentless. She fixated on me the moment I got there because she doesn’t want Craig to be happy. It’s the old adage – she didn’t want him but she doesn’t want anyone else to have him either. She just wants him to suffer for the rest of his life.”

Ironically, Fontaine bought the bird with Taylor more than 12 years ago. He said when he lived with it, it would say phrases such as “Hello,” “Whatcha’ doing?” and “I love you.”

“After she moved out, she trained it to say, ‘F*ck you,’” he said. “When Kathy moved in, she trained it to scream, ‘f*cking wh*re.’”

Melker said while she moved in last summer, she didn’t contact the police until October. In her opinion, the WPD hasn’t been much help and caters to Levasseur.

“He has lots and lots of friends because he owns C.L. Marina and services the police boats, fire department boats, environmental police boats and the harbormaster boats,” Melker said.

Fontaine said he believes the city of Warwick is covering for him, too. He claims Levasseur does not have proper permits for his property.

“He’s connected,” said Fontaine.

Mark Carruolo, the mayor’s chief of staff, said that under a zoning board condition a small house in the front of Levasseur’s property was to have been torn down or converted into a garage, but that the city failed to follow up. A picture of a cockatoo has been painted on the side of the house, facing Fontaine.

And what about Willy?

“I feel bad for the bird,” Melker said. “I called the Rhode Island SPCA and said, ‘Isn’t this cruelty to an animal?’ They said no. In my opinion it is. That animal can never be placed in a respectable home. I want it removed.”


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Jessica should get the whole truth before printing lies , and at least go to the court date and hear the truth not the made-up one sided story. How dose that saying go ...Three sides to every story ...His side , Her side and "THE TRUTH".. Shame on The Beacon for not getting the ""TRUTH" before printing lies to sell papers!!!!!!! I know Willy's cage will be lined with for now on :(

OH !!!!! What about "WILLY" ?????? He is staying right here !!!! "HIS HOME" where he belongs and is "LOVED" He's a good boy....<3

I cannot believe this spat has made it into the paper. It's like a Jersey Shore episode. Trash.

are you kidding me? regardless of who said what, I think the police have better things to spend their time on, grow up all of you!

And again Shame On The Beacon for Posting the "TRASH".....and the reporter who wrote the story .... but then... I did see a photo of her with a "JERSEY SHORE" cast member ..... "One person started this a year ago".... And you really think this is over a cockatoo!!!!!!! NOPE !!!!

GET A LIFE !!!!

Chris has a lot of friends and he is going to need them. Lynn is a drunk, a pathological liar and an all round disgusting person to be near. You deserve much better than this skank Chris.

It's Lynne with an "E" say whatever you what ...at least say it to my face .....don't hide behinde a screen name ....lazlodog??????

still can't spell huh lynne

just a reminder of the truth....DUI AND REFUSAL

Officer John Curley reported a one-vehicle accident near Mallard and Ernest Avenues around 10:10 p.m. on Dec. 23. Curley said Rescue was already out with the driver and he questioned her about what happened. He said she told him she was drinking at home with her boyfriend when they got into an argument and she left the house and was driving down the road when she lost control and her car went into the woods. He said the woman was on a stretcher on her way to the hospital for evaluation when he spoke with her. He said she told him the lump on her forehead came from slipping in front of her house when she fell at home. He said the woman smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech and appeared to be under the influence. Curley said she was taken to Kent Hospital where she refused to submit to a chemical test. Lynn L. Taylor, 46, of 51 Harris Ave. was charged with refusal and issued a summons. He said a neighbor told him that Taylor said earlier that her boyfriend pushed her and she fell and cut her head on the coffee table in her house before she got into her car. Curley said he told Taylor not to go back to her residence because there was an automatic no contact order against her boyfriend [identified only as Chris in the report] and he would be arrested if he came back to the house himself and that he should be in the presence of Warwick police when he comes back to get his things.

Hey Coope02--Is that you Lynn, with an E? Is your screen name (THAT YOU ARE HIDING BEHIND) for the yellow mini cooper that you drove into the swamp on Dec. 23, 2011 when you were arrested for drunk driving?

The WHOLE TRUTH? Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW1ni4h1GoM. No opinions, no commentary, just the TRUTH. Watch it for yourself. How is that "to your FACE" ?

The facts ARE CLEAR. You are the ONLY ONE trying to defend a position you CANNOT DEFEND. Thats why you take all the comments PERSONALLY. You are in trouble-and you know it. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Hey Lynn with an e--there is a new link to the TRUTH. Try the huffington post article. http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2012/08/17/neighbors-from-hell-stop-bullies-next-door

Enjoy the read. Hugs and kisses.

I love the comments on this article!

Love the read thanks !!!!!! LOVE THE PHOTO MORE>>>> HUGS AND KISSES right back ya ;)

I'm saving Everything to my Favorites , becouse you never know when you might wan't to have a good laugh and read a made-up, one-sided fictional story. Oh...and Told by people who live in a Fantasy World!! Thanks Again For the LINKS and Read... :D

We are at a friends house keeping vigil with him for his wifes imminent death. Family and freinds are hushed and repectful, except of course for Lynn with an E whos drunken screeching and sqawking completely upsets everyone. Typical of you Taylor. No class. No empathy, just a bully and a nutcase.

Again........ lazlodog....if you have something to say ??????? say it to myself or Chris ! ....But I Know who you are ....What are you afraid of.?????????????? I Know??????

Hey Lynn with an E, whats with the fantasy world? You act like nothing happened, what are you smokin? Did you forget that you are memorialized on all sorts of videos? From the bird, to capturing the cat and having the police scream at you that you broke the law? Are the police reports fantasy? Your infidelities? How about the DUI? Restraining order? How about the order to destroy the bird building? Fantasy? You're the one having a hard time dealing with the REALITY of a mirror shoved in your face. Well, it continues to get better. I hope you stew all day waiting for Channel 10 to broadcast this whole "fantasy" all over the tv. Hey Chris, gotta be good for the business having Chris Lavasseur associated with all this positive publicity.

To all the Beacon readers who, having not much else to do, have been following this story, all I and a few other people have been trying to do is give you a glimpse in to who , and what, it means to deal with a person like Lynne . She is 12 years old, deceitful, manipulative, lies, cheats and steals. Look again at her postings, especially the first ones. Its a child scrawling with a crayolla on the kitchen wall. BIG WORDS And punctuation marks that are redundant. This must be embarrasing for Chris, he is a fairly decent guy, but is he in charge ? Does he buy the booze she suckles on to not feel inadequate or second rate? Their next door neighbors are going to share in the blame here. It obviously takes four to tango these days. But it only takes one see you next tuesday like Lynne to make it all happen. Bless.

Well, lazlodog, I can say for certain that if there was any tango-ing from the neighbor side of Lynn with an E, it was only to ask for assistance from the police to have it stopped. A reasonable request when 16 hours a day you are subjected to obsenities in your own home. It was the police to told them to begin video taping, because there was no "proof". What no one knew was that the "connections" with the police and housing authority would protect them. No one could have known that Lavasseur was getting away with living in a house that has never been certified for occupancy, never had it inspected and defied orders and promises to remodel the outbuilding "bird house" into a garage. All while slappiing Fontaine with building fines, fees, delays and trouble.

But, after all, what exactly is one to do with a 12 year old miscreant who's sole purpose in life is to make others miserable. I quote Lynn with an E: " I am going to make your life Hell." She has done her best, because she and Chris think they are above the law. Thats what ego-centric people do when they think they have the authorities in their back pocket. 30 police reports? Restraining orders? And after all that and thousands of dollars in legal fees, they hang their hat on "Well the bird isn't covered by the restraining order?" It would be laughable if it was not so ugly and so wrong.

This was all inevitable and necessary. People want and need to know that the authorities who are chartered to protect the public and enforce the laws are not only NOT doing their jobs, but are favoring one person over another. It is time for everyone to speak up and demand that the police do their job. If she has negatively affected you and she is negatively affecting Fontaine and Melker, who next? Besides, taxpayers should be outraged that he is getting preferred treatment, not obeying the rules everyone else has to and the city still contracts with him, supporting his business and her lifestyle. She does not work, she drinks and stirs up trouble. And every taxpayer is paying for every single police report, each court date and every expense associated with her. All it would have taken is for the police to say stop and when she didn't, a couple of nights in jail probably would have woken her up. But because of their inaction, it has come to this. That is the definition of corruption.

Bless you too.....

I Hope you find happiness ...... ?????????

I don't know what is worse the beacon printing such a poorly done story or the crap being posted! Grow up!

Why is the story poorly written--because it tells what actually what happened instead of hiding the corruption? So I assume you would rather no one know about how corrupt the police department is and let these people get away with harassment and breaking the law? Why do you think the beacon printed it. Why do you think the Huffington Post printed their article and why is Channel 10 interviewing Melker and Fontaine? Because people are interested in the truth and are tired of paying for people like Taylor costing them money for every police trip and every court date. So, friend of Lynn with an E, why don't you go crawl back into your hole, you have nothing to say.

How about some more truth guys? Don't you just love unbiased detail that shows Lynn with an E for who she is? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tajscGpzFPk. But you gotta wonder, since the cop told her she was breaking the law for trying to kill the cat, why was she not arrested or given a citation? C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N. Hey Warwick, if a neighbor threatened to kill your pet, then baited and trapped it and the police looked the other way, how would you feel?

And now we know why the case has been continued four times in court: The Judge has a personal connection to Lynn with an E. Oh THATS why Lynn with an E and Chris were laughing at the proceedings in court. Oh well, there are consequences for bad behavior - even for Judges when the public finds out.

Crawl out of your hole and file Corruption charges.

They are coming, you see everyone has a superior-even those at the top. I only hope your job will be one on the line. Then you can explain to your family how much a bird was all worth it.

over a bird????

I read both articles, and viewed the youtube stuff , and the seagulls are much louder than the cockatoo. The story about the ex's living next door to each other for so long and now a problem arises, Maybe the new girlfriend is a little insecure ? I'm looking forward to hearing the outcome ! Go Willy !!

Except that the Ex never had a congenial relationship with Lynn with an E. That was a lie, which will come out in court. It was contentious from the moment Lynn with an E started the affair, then moved out. And after 16 hours a day, you can tune out seagulls; F*ing Whore is a bit tougher. Plus after all, what is the point? Why teach the bird to do it at all if not to harass. Which kind of goes with stating and then trying to kill the cat, throwing rocks on cars (another video) and pellet gun shots into the boat and windows. So stay tuned, Bird Court tomorrow. Will Channel 10 be in attendence?

Bird Court ? Where and when and what time? I would like to meet Willy , I'll bring my Citron Cockatoo. I'll let the AFA know , They would be interested in this .

I am confused, is this about the bird, the affair, the small house, seagulls, f&@king whore, the cat or corruption? What if this goes all the way to the top, does the Gov. and Obama have a boat? Where will it end? Is the all part of bird court? It's a crazy world!

This over a Boats? now I'm confused. What kind of Boats? This has to be made up!

So, how did bird court go?

Ya, how did bird court go ? see another person talking out their, see you next Tuesday I guess?

It didn't, my mistake. I misunderstood the date which is in early September, sorry. Just over eager to hear how the political cronies are going to play.

Like lazlodag wrote : A see you next Tuesday ! I drove by the house "Willy must have left the building" or flew the coup , the bird has been painted over :( , I still want to meet Willy !

I'm with you guitarguy83! This is like reading the National Enquirer! Shame on you Warwick Beacon! So, how old are these people? "Racebear", obviously is Melker or Fontaine. Dude, what are you, 12? All your "haha's" is reminiscent of a child! So you and your ex split. Get over it! And...really??? A bird yells obsenities, on command, specifically at YOU??? 16 hours a day??? Holy crap! I have to meet this "Willy" bird. I know a lot of the right people in the business and I could make Willy a S-T-A-R!!!

I'm with you guitarguy83! This is like reading the National Enquirer! Shame on you Warwick Beacon! So, how old are these people? "Racebear", obviously is Melker or Fontaine. Dude, what are you, 12? All your "haha's" is reminiscent of a child! So you and your ex split. Get over it! And...really??? A bird yells obsenities, on command, specifically at YOU??? 16 hours a day??? Holy crap! I have to meet this "Willy" bird. I know a lot of the right people in the business and I could make Willy a S-T-A-R!!!

I'm with you guitarguy83! This is like reading the National Enquirer! Shame on you Warwick Beacon! So, how old are these people? "Racebear", obviously is Melker or Fontaine. Dude, what are you, 12? All your "haha's" is reminiscent of a child! So you and your ex split. Get over it! And...really??? A bird yells obsenities, on command, specifically at YOU??? 16 hours a day??? Holy crap! I have to meet this "Willy" bird. I know a lot of the right people in the business and I could make Willy a S-T-A-R!!!

I'm with you guitarguy83! This is like reading the National Enquirer! Shame on you Warwick Beacon! So, how old are these people? "Racebear", obviously is Melker or Fontaine. Dude, what are you, 12? All your "haha's" is reminiscent of a child! So you and your ex split. Get over it! And...really??? A bird yells obsenities, on command, specifically at YOU??? 16 hours a day??? Holy crap! I have to meet this "Willy" bird. I know a lot of the right people in the business and I could make Willy a S-T-A-R!!!

Wrong, I am definitely NOT Melker. And what is with the four posts of the same thing. Trying desperately to get your message across? And clearly it is more than the bird. How are you going to justify throwing rocks on their cars. Shooting the boat and house windows? Now THAT is acting like the 12 year old that lazlodog describes.

Well of to work , but I would like to say I finally met the "infamous" cockatoo "willy" He is a sweet loving Umbrella , I heard him say alot....... and when upset or he dosn't get his way he will say "no", "you stop" or "Knock it Off"! So you have an ex-husband living next to his ex-wife, gets a new girlfriend ,he know s the bird says "knock it off " and tells the new girlfriend ...Oh listen to that , my ex-wife trained her bird Willy to call you a "F*cking whore ! new girlfriend gets pissed and starts videoing , and like a teenager with nothing better to do Posts averything on Youtube , What's wrong with pictue, I definitely hope this ex-husband and jealous girlfriend loose this one !!!!!! I smell lawsuit on behalf of bird owners and I hope a Win for Willy !

No more comments ?? Thats a good sign, I should be a reporter, After what I learned about how Fontaine asked for his Divorce... and when ... Lynne should have gone for the house or the boat. I would have went for both !! no question about it , I hope Miss Melker gets whats coming to her for having a hand in starting this . If I were Chris or Lynne , I would buy the god damn house and knock it down .

Good plan, friend of Lynn with an E. But you forget, Lynn with an E doesn't WANT them to leave. She wants control, and iin her words to Melker, "I will make your life hell." Thats why she is out trying to intimidate prospective buyers. Glad you missed me, though. Back in the saddle after a great vacation on west coast. Have you seen the new articles in Providence Journal and LA Times. People are hoping Letterman picks up the story, but I am hoping for 60 Minutes and 48 Hours. Corruption in Warwick. Police, Inspections Dept. How is it Lavasseur lives in a property that has never been certified for occupancy, never been inspected, nor had any permits pulled despite years of improvements. Must be nice to have friends in high places. The problem is, when the spotlight shines, all the sh*t shows up for everyone to see. Bird Court continued to next week. Two more court systems to go. Lots of publicity on the courts, the Judge (yup a friend of Lynn with an E) and City officials.

And what about Fontaine and his divorce. You mean the one he filed after Lynn with an E's affair with next door neighbor, Lavasseur? Moved next door and began (continued) the abusive behavior. I think Lynn with an E is doing just fine, after all she doesn't work (which is why she has so much time on her hands.) Lavasseurs Boat repair must do just fine as long as people don't take offense at all this negative publicity or find out how he has been getting all this preferential treatment. Plus, after all, if the police had just done their job and enforced the law (you know the noise one about loud music, barking dogs and screaching birds) none of this court thing would be happening at taxpayers expense. After 25 police reports of the same thing, what would you do if I lived next door with a dog that barked 16 hours a day. Not exactly the same, I couldn't teach my dog to bark F*cking Wh*re.

As for your comment "You would have went for both" Try getting your GED and come back for an intelligent conversation. Well, I'm caught up. Tata for now. Hugs and Kisses.

What kind of place is Warwick? More proof of Police corruption. http://www.lifeinwonderland.com/

When is somebody going to start asking City officials to start explaining themselves or are all the Warwick taxpayers going to look the other way.

I Think racebear needs to get a life ..and stop being so consumed by all this nonsense.. unless you are Melker,Fontaine,LeVasseur or Lynne ...You should keep to yourself !!

Well said ! And , To you Racebear...You are not worth "The Cat Shit that Melker Threw"over ithe 6' fence into the yard" On Camara !!!

"Smile"

Citronsue, I know you were in court last week. Get ready for a couple of surprises this week. Are you going to be there too? Hey coope02 (Lynn with an E) F off. You think you have it all under control but the spotlight makes the rats run. The media is doing their job and shining the light on all the corruption you facilitate. Going to end Sweetheart. Think you are ubove the law? Nope. So sleep tight, your nights are going to be a problem soon.

No, Racebear I was not in court last week.. Unlike you and a handfull of other people without a life !! Or should I say Racebear (Melker with No class) you are taking this a way to personal don't you think ? And cooper02 or (Lynn with an E) you should post that video!!

You guys deserve each other! I am cracking up at how much you sound like immature children on the playground. I am glad you live next to each other and no where near me. To think that you have spent money and time and wasted police resources for what amounts to immaturity and jealously, it boggles the mind. Normal adults simply ignore ignorant people and move on with their lives. Not you two. May you live next to each other in perpetual misery for many more years to come.

I don't live within 1000 miles of you guys. Good too, because I wouldn't have taken this crap for anywhere near how longer Melker has. Immature children? I'm just fair minded and can't stand to watch a bully operate with impunity.

Willy Thanks all of you who are leaving him messages on his "MOM's"phone and "The Free Willy Fund " Will donated to the Warwick Animal Shelter!!! Sorry I can't call you all back for Willy. Thank You

More! More! This story keeps getting better!

So , nights are going to be a problem for (Lynn with an E) soon ? sounds like a threat RACEBEAR ?

This was posted by 'racebear' 9/9/12: "Citronsue, I know you were in court last week. Get ready for a couple of surprises this week. Are you going to be there too? Hey coope02 (Lynn with an E) F off. You think you have it all under control but the spotlight makes the rats run. The media is doing their job and shining the light on all the corruption you facilitate. Going to end Sweetheart. Think you are ubove the law? Nope. So sleep tight, your nights are going to be a problem soon."

Racebear, I would love to take a poll on how many readers find this comment disturbing!......"Sleep tight, your nights are going to be a problem soon".....THAT IS A THREAT!

Ms Taylor paid the fine for Willy's noise disturbance and Willy is temporarily re-located to a safe, loving environment where neighbors can't aggravate and taunt!

PAY TAXES IN R.I. BEFORE YOU ACCUSE OTHERS OF WASTING TAX-PAYERS DOLLARS! MS. TAYLOR IS A RI RESIDENT AND SHE PAYS HER TAXES, THEREFORE SHE HAS EVERY RIGHT TO HIRE A LAWYER TO REPRESENT HER AND WILLY IN A COURT OF LAW!

Taylor does not pay taxes, she does not own anything. Pelletier was bought and paid for by Chris, who it seems, could have paid the $15 fine in the first place and avoided all the drama.

Oh, really?? and you know Lynne, Chris AND Mr. Peltier so well that you lazlodog could prove, without a doubt, your statement to be TRUE?

Yes, and so what lazydog !!! if Chris did pay ..I't not your Buisiness ,Get you own life .same to you rasebear!! You must be the one that don't pay taxes.

Yes, and so what lazydog !!! if Chris did pay ..I't not your Buisiness ,Get you own life .same to you rasebear!! You must be the one that don't pay taxes.

...and, Melker?, aka, "racebear", "lazlodog", "workerbee123", astrophe59, and on and on, it's spelled..now read my lips..M-i-s-t-e-r P-E-L-T-I-E-R! Show some respect!

Well Warwick Beacon? JESSICA??? There seems to be a problem here. Melker is hell-bent on getting attention on a national level and she has USED Ms Taylor, Willy and Chris AND your paper, and many other news media to sensationalize a bogus complaint to the Warwick Police Dept. She has a mission and she won't stop until she gets what she wants. Please do some research BEFORE you entertain the rantings of a habitual cyber-stalker! Melker has a lot of free time to spend on WordPress.com, and creating bogus websites, such as "aryan brotherhood website" where she uses the stage to promote white supremacy.

I am very concerned that someone will get hurt in this and I don't want it to be the innocent. To the Warwick Police Dept, please check this out. If you don't have the time or resources, I can find time to help! To the few "real" commentors who are reading any of this, you know who I am and the reasons for my concerns. Haters....go away.

“I feel bad for the bird,” Melker said. “I called the Rhode Island SPCA and said, ‘Isn’t this cruelty to an animal?’ They said no. In my opinion it is. That animal can never be placed in a respectable home. I want it removed.”

Here, Melker wants her reader to believe she has a heart or concern for animals. OH??? REALLLY??? C'mon "Lilly" really? LifeinWonderland/Warwick? explain "astrophe59's", aka Melker, posted a 'liked' picture/video of a dead cockatoo!

Lazlodog, racebear, guitarguy83...etc, etc. Cat got your tongue?

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• Using the Name or Likeness of Another: The legal claim known as "misappropriation of name or likeness" is a species of invasion of privacy. Over time the courts also recognized a legal claim for violation of the "right of publicity," which is closely related. You commit misappropriation and/or violate the right of publicity when you use an individual's name, likeness, or other personal attributes without permission for an exploitative purpose. These legal claims usually apply to the use of a name or image in a commercial setting, such as in advertising or other promotional activities, but they may apply anytime you take advantage of another person's identity for your own benefit. However, individuals cannot stop every mention, discussion, or reporting on their lives or activities, and many states explicitly exempt news reporting and other expressive activities from liability. For example, if you advertise your website using the photograph of a famous rival blogger (or even an unknown rival blogger) without permission, then you might be liable for misappropriation of that person’s likeness. (Another way of saying this is that you might be liable for violating the blogger's "right of publicity.") But, if you write an article commenting on the posts of that same blogger and include his picture, you generally won't be liable for using the blogger's name without permission or including the photograph for illustrative purposes. If you are interested in using the names or photographs of others, especially celebrities, you should consult Using the Name or Likeness of Another for further details.

While these laws can create pitfalls for citizen media creators, the risks are manageable and you can take certain steps to protect yourself. Most importantly, if you stick to reporting or commenting on matters of legitimate public interest and only portray people who have a reasonable relationship to your topic, then you generally can avoid liability. You should never use someone's name or photograph solely to drive traffic to your website, but you are free to cover the public and noteworthy activities of others, including celebrities. Finally, if you are worried about legal liability, you can get consent from the individual or individuals who might be offended by your particular disclosure or use. For additional information on what practical steps you can take to avoid liability, see the section on Practical Tips for Avoiding Private Facts, Misappropriation, and Right of Publicity Claims.

Finally, you should also be aware that the federal government, as well as many states, have statutes related to collecting personal data from those who visit your website. For instance, the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 requires the operator of a commercial website that collects personal information about users to conspicuously post its privacy policy on its Web site. The federal government also puts some restrictions on data that websites can lawfully gather. Congress enacted the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act to set limits on the online collection of personal information from children under 13. The Act details what a website operator must include in its privacy policy, when and how to seek verifiable consent from a parent, and what responsibilities an operator has to protect children's privacy and safety online. For information on using a website privacy policy to minimize the legal risks associated with gathering private information, see the Privacy Policy section of our legal guide.

Publication of Private Facts

Using the Name or Likeness of Another

Practical Tips for Avoiding Private Facts, Misappropriation, and Right of Publicity Claims

Despite the verbosity of the preceeding diatribe one can only be ultimately led to the conclusion that its author is not Taylor.

It's ok Jessica ... you will have one or more chances with this story!! To get it rght!! Thanks Mr.Peltie!!

Hey cooper02 , I think it's Peltier With an R get it right !! Becouse Layzlowdog and racebear or I have been told Melker , Will comment on it and Congrads!!! on the Appeal for Willy.

Blah,blah,blah blah..all I said was- this stuff is funny! The comments on this story are funnier than anything I ever have read..

What did Jessica do wrong? Report the story?

OK guitarguy83, on one side we have two people who say they are moving because the next door neighbors parrot makes a lot of noise.This is Melker and whatshisface.What's holding them up ? We hear Utah is nice this time of year. Piss off. On the other side of the literal fence we have a person with a drinking problem who needs her friends to come forward and intervene. She is worth it .

A Bird, An affair , Someone is holding something UP ,a person with a drinking problem , and friends ?? What??

Ok..so the lady who had an affair with her next door neighbor and then moved in with him, has a drinking problem and is "worth it" (all your words) is so innocent? Right..Ok..now I understand.

What???

Sorry-my last comment was @lazlodog..

That's ok

Peace and Quiet ! :0)

Driving 70 miles to sit in court for 5 to 6 hours for nothing !!!!! "PRICELESS" Haaaa Haaaa Haaaaa .. Willy is still Laughing ; )

So is being found in contempt of violating a restraining order...Strike 2......

Its tough being a nutjob....you will never be an honest, hardworking taxpaying person..You will always be a parasite.

You will forever be a drunk who talks to a bird.

I similar situation exists in Governor Frances Farms. A woman moved into the neighborhood in 2007 and has been stalking, trespassing and stealing from her neighbor. The poor victims put up a 700 foot long fence, on Saint George Court, to try to fend off this aggressive behavior. Next they installed four video surveillance cameras to capture her illegal activity. The sick woman continues to harass and is being taken through the court process for restraint. www.lifeinwonderland.com Read the whole true story here. http://www.lifeinwonderland.com

Hay... LTFWhore Still nothing to do?? How about a 70 mile drive tomorrow... : ) By the way The new owner of 55 Harris was so nice to invite us over ...and inside ....Holy Crap was all I could say!!! and the smell ..WOW...

don't need to...you were found guilty....lol.....hahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahah

Wrong again......"Not Guilty " get your facts straight moron !!!! No contempt here......Just the opposite.....Smart Judge ... lol... Ha Ha Ha yourself :) Have a Nice Day !!!

You just recieved a suspended fine...but you were found in contempt...can always post the finding on the internet for all to see..have permission from the plaintiff....especially the part about your motions for an order against Craig were dismissed..because they were "without merit"...let it go, lynne with an e...you lost...bye bye....

Chris, Lynne, Willy and everyone in Warwick Cove Won :) .... Oh... and the City of Warwick . Why don't you LTFWhore mind your own buisiness or get a life ?

happy anniversary.....your pocketbook is in the car....

Officer John Curley reported a one-vehicle accident near Mallard and Ernest Avenues around 10:10 p.m. on Dec. 23. Curley said Rescue was already out with the driver and he questioned her about what happened. He said she told him she was drinking at home with her boyfriend when they got into an argument and she left the house and was driving down the road when she lost control and her car went into the woods. He said the woman was on a stretcher on her way to the hospital for evaluation when he spoke with her. He said she told him the lump on her forehead came from slipping in front of her house when she fell at home. He said the woman smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech and appeared to be under the influence. Curley said she was taken to Kent Hospital where she refused to submit to a chemical test. Lynn L. Taylor, 46, of 51 Harris Ave. was charged with refusal and issued a summons. He said a neighbor told him that Taylor said earlier that her boyfriend pushed her and she fell and cut her head on the coffee table in her house before she got into her car. Curley said he told Taylor not to go back to her residence because there was an automatic no contact order against her boyfriend [identified only as Chris in the report] and he would be arrested if he came back to the house himself and that he should be in the presence of Warwick police when he comes back to get his things.

Wow..LTFWhore, still nothing to do but spread hate? Merry Christmas..and have a great New Year , I know 51 and 55 Harris av in Warwick will <3

knew you'd be looking...i have plenty to do..its just fun watching your reactions to things...you poor poor thing....it must suck to be you thats for sure...no one respects you. not even your own family...

its your anniversary...what are you going to do??? have a bud light????lol..

drunk

Christmas on the Cape sounds good ... and by the way only someone as sick and twisted as LTFWhore... would post something like that. Have a nice Chistmas ..

I'm glad to see that Mr. Kevin David and 51 Harris ave are now friends , now that the "Problem" is gone, Warwick cove is back to normal.

doubt that very much...

but the best thing of all is lynne with an e with forever be....the drunk cheating spouse who talks to a bird.......lmao...

a cheating whore will always be a cheating whore...you can't change that...no matter what you do.

Doubt it all you want... You don't matter whoever you are , get a life ! And as far as Lynne talking to her bird. so what . But I did hear Melker walking up and down the street calling for her cat ... talk about annoying Ask Mr.David himself and I think that if you didn't have something to hide .. You would not hide behind LTFWhore...

saw the video of the mr david and the woobergoober...it didn't look pretty thats for sure...see you didn't know that it was video taped...hahahahaha

its easy to hide behind ltfwhore...she has a ass the size of a mack truck...wanna see some pictures of her fat ass? They're all over the internet if you know where to look....besides that citronsue...you should choose better more honest, hardworking friends. not pathetic, lonely, cheating, scumbags that feel its her right to harass and try to ruin other peoples lives..she has cheated on all the others....even her own family calls her the drunk....want to see those emails? There out there as well...now she is getting old....ooohhhhhhh....so she better glom onto levasseur for good. best part is he will never marry her....awwwwwwwww.

Woobergoober ?? Really ? everything is on video @ the corner of Harris and Millard av. Feel better now that you have called people names, and who are you to tell me ...how to choose my friends . So .....who do YOU have a problem with? The name calling , the hurtful things you post ... Thank God you are not Bullying a child ...Just Lynne with an E with an ass the size of a Mack truck...don't hurt yourself patting yourself on the back....We should have more people in the world like YOU!!!

you know citronsue.....the whole situation is stupid...but remember who and how it started....fontaine was humiliated by his unfaithful wife...after cruising the harbour she settles on the neighbor...kevin david and his girlfriend as well as the neighbors watched...felt bad for fontaine who was building his dreamhouse....they stayed friends with fontaine because when lynne with an e went next door she then began to harass them as well as watching what she did to him.

did lynne tell you that fontaine bought her a BMW 2 seater, then she wanted a harley davidson truck so he bought that for her. throw in the boob job..then the yel-ho mini pooper (fontaines description btw).and she still is of such low morals and character that she cheats on him.

fontaine has done nothing but be a good person and wanted to live in his beautiful home that he built. not lynne. her mother said she didn't do a thing while he built that house. just ran around.

then he invited melker to share the house with him. but jealous lynne can't have fontaine happy in any way so she starts her harassment of melker.

lynne harassed fontaines other girlfriends and coworkers. all who were going to testify.

lynne with an e is so childish she has to harass her ex husbands girlfriend hiding behind curtains and coaching a bird to scream obscenities...it was as ludicrous as it was stupid. lynne with an e just has no life...levasseur is gone all day and poor little lynne doesn't like to be alone....

melker worked for the last 35 years...can lynne with an e say that? melker was everything lynne with an e is not. she had a career, several actually and was hoping to retire and enjoy it...but again...poor little lynne with an e couldn't have that...she can't allow anyone near her to be happy..she is so miseralbe she makes all that surround her miserable as well...you can't tell me levasseur was thrilled in getting arrested at age 50 because of her..then finding out about all the harassment when the police went to his business to tell him. she gets arrested for drunk driving and her license suspended so thats cause to make fontaine and melker more miserable...

so i am posting hurtful things...to damn bad. fontaine and melker pray for the day that lynne burns in hell.....she should for what she has done to her children as well...

so...citron sue. you should really be more selective in your friends...and yes...lynne with an e does have an ass like a mack truck.......byebye

Why are you so concerned about Lynn with an E , and the size of her behind anyway ? you sound like a nasty hateful person that gets of on other people's problem. I feel bad for You . Have a great day , and don't forget to kick someone, I think that would make your whole day!!

got that right..it sure would...i am not a hateful nasty person to good people who deserve respect. I hate people like lynn taylor who is so small that she couldn't let her ex husband go...so she drove him out of HIS home..., but when you meet a person that wants to make all around her miserable just because she is....you go beyond hate...i pity lynn with an e....pity her and laugh at her......my motto is...life sucks. then your lynne taylor....

lynn with a e will never be respected..not by her family, not by people who know her .the videos show the true lynn with an e to the world....her character is flawed and her actions puerile. look that one up lynn with an e.....lmao........your name is bandied about in prisons, on the street.

so don't feel bad for me.....lmao.....i'll make sure to kick the next pos i see...and boy will it feel good. oh and last but not least....i am a great day.

Why dose it bother you so much what Lynne dose?? .... You can't answer that ? And have fun kicking yourself :)

hi lynn with a e... still can't spell "does" i see...it was funny reading building permits and other assorted police reports and you still can't spell....how about goes...you haven't %^@*&ed that one up recently...you poor poor stupid person....

how was valentines day?????lmao

The only poor poor stupid person is YOU , and sad at that !

awwwww you cut me to the quick...lmao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lynn with an E ,would rather have the ass the size of a Mac Truck.... than the looks of someone who was hit by one ..

oohhhhhhh....sticks and stones can break my bones...but whips and chains excite me......lmao...you are so sad....anyone else to harass...shelby isn't taking any of your shit...thats for sure....lol.......................

Shelby who? Not sure who that is... But anyway..... Why don't you get a life... And leave people alone....what's the matter ??? Can't stand the fact that you are nothing but a bunch of words on a screen lol yourself ;)

Wow... It's gotta be great getting a new summer place and boat slip on the cape ,, and more Tuna fishing than ever ... So happy for you guys....

Oh. I should make sure.... The congrats...... Go to the right people...Chris, Lynne, and Willy

Thank You ,

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