Cohasset Selectmen

Is a Cohasset Dog Park on the horizon? A needs study will decide

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According to some, Town Manager Mike Coughlin got fired over Morse’s K-9 Dog Erik, who is nonetheless, the most popular officer on the Cohasset Police Department. The question is – can Town Officials survive Trish Morse’s desire for a dog park – a dog park Advisory Chair Peter Pescatore described as a solution looking for a problem?…

Cohasset STM Article 14 a mystery to all

In January 2013 Gjesteby endured the public humiliation of having criminal charges filed against her by her own board. On June 28, 2013 the State Ethics Commission informed then retired selectman Paul Carlson that based on its careful review, “We have decided that this matter does not warrant further action.” Petitioners’ motion on Article 14…

Cohasset BOS tight with money on Gjesteby petition

It appears Cohasset Selectman Martha Gjesteby can’t win even when she wins. But all is not lost. Over a period of 2 months Gjesteby spent $9,000 plus in legal bills defending herself from a criminal ethics complaint three members of her board filed against her in January 2013. In an illegal executive session, her colleagues told her if…

Wondering why selectmen dragging feet on citizens’ petition

Chairman, Board of Selectmen Town of Cohasset dkennedy@cohassetma.org  Tanna Kasperowicz: I am not sure what you intend to do about the petitioners’ article to reimburse Martha Gjesteby for her legal expenses caused by you and others on your board. But I want you to know that if you do not put this on your next agenda I…

Selectmen pondering lease agreement with Social Service League

Marita Carpenter, president of the Social Service League of Cohasset (SSL), told Tinytown Unleashed that the League expects to receive its occupancy permit for the new Senior Center at 91 Sohier Street, Cohasset in a few weeks. At this point, only the SSL will occupy the building. And it may be the only occupants through…

Cohasset Town Counsel named Super Lawyer for 10th time

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Paul DeRensis, Cohasset Town Counsel, was named in November 2014 as one of 2014’s New England Super Lawyers along with four other members of his firm, Deutsch Williams Brooks DeRensis & Holland, P.C. Mr. DeRensis’ practice is concentrated in the area of municipal law, and he was one of only eleven lawyers in New England…

Cohasset Police Chief RFP to be on Town website soon

Town Manager Chris Senior said is working on an RFP that will be on the Town’s website as early as next week, adding that a  permanent chief could be in place in early 2015. The search will be “speedy but comprehensive” Senior said, saying he will be using a recruitment and assessment center and will…

Cohasset Advisors split in 2 over reimbursing Gjesteby’s legal bills

Cohasset advisors voted 4-4 (no action) with one abstention to not reimburse Selectman Martha Gjesteby for legal fees generated for her by the 2012 board of selectmen when they filed a criminal ethics complaint against her. Advisors’ role in the matter is that of a recommending body to town meeting that will vote on this and…

Cohasset Advisory to meet 10.23.14 over STM articles

A citizens’ petition to reimburse Selectman Martha Gjesteby for legal frees she acquired while fighting a criminal ethics charge filed against her by the board of selectmen in 2012-13 will be discussed by the advisory committee tonight. This will be the committee’s second go-’round on whether to reimburse Gjesteby for legal fees of $9,226.52. (Photo of Gjesteby at…

Do we need a Cohasset Dog Park? Lots of questions for Cohasset Water

Cohasset has so many places to walk dogs off-leash that this writer was surprised to learn of the Cohasset selectmen’s active investigation into creating a dog park – normally something you find in a city. Cohasset has hundreds of acres of passive recreation land that is owned by the town, the state, Trustees of Reservations and…