Cohasset Selectmen

Cohasset receives additional money for local roads 


Boston, MA – In one of his first acts as the state’s chief executive, Governor Charles D. Baker released $100 million dollars in Chapter 90 Transportation funding to the Commonwealth’s cities and towns last week. The Town of Cohasset is set to receive an additional $104,813.00 in funds to improve local roads and infrastructure. Senator…

Cohasset plan to reduce its $40M health insurance debt to 0 by 2045

“This problem is not a matter of cost, it’s a matter of promise. We have a promise that is larger than our budget. This (plan) gives us the capability of making some clear decisions,” Selectman Steve Gaumer said.Cohasset Selectmen voted 5-0 to notify all active and retired teachers of their intention to consider OPEB (Other…

Advertisement for a permanent police chief for Cohasset, MA

The Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, is seeking experienced candidates for the position of Chief of Police. Cohasset is a vibrant coastal community of 7,800 residents, 20 miles south of Boston, with an active commercial/recreational harbor, a commuter rail station, and a popular seasonal entertainment venue. The Chief of Police is appointed by the Town Manager…

Cohasset ATM slated for May 2, Town Election May 9

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A possible developing political issue…..This year citizens who wish to present petition articles to ATM (only 10 signatures required) will have the opportunity to discuss the wording of their articles with town counsel before gathering signatures. The deadline for submitting citizens’ petition articles to the Selectmen’s office is Feb. 17th. Here’s a potential political HOT…

Badge Quest of Plymouth to assist in Cohasset police chief search

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“The fact that there has been an interim chief for some years will have some impact. If I thought this (the search) was window dressing (with the acting chief being slated for the job) I’d walk away from the job, and I have in the past,” Unsworth said.Badge Quest of Plymouth, MA has been hired…

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…