Cohasset Selectmen

Cohasset Town Counsel named Super Lawyer for 10th time

Paul deRensis

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…

Coughlin deposing Cohasset officials

Coughlin Lawsuit heats upIn answer to many questions to this blog about the Coughlin lawsuit against the town. Former Cohasset town manager Mike Coughlin is now in the process of deposing town officials and former town officials of Cohasset. We have learned that people deposed to date have been Select Chair Diane Kennedy and former…

Cohasset Advisors to hear citizens’ petitions on Senior Center and Gjesteby

Cohasset Elder Affaris and the Cohasset Social Service League have refused to discuss fundraising and budgets with town hallThe Cohasset Advisory meeting on 9/25 at 7 pm, Cohasset Town Hall, might be a sizzler. There is reportedly little joy at town hall about the Cohasset Elder Affairs (CEA) articles for the Nov.17th special town meeting; this is mainly because…

Cohasset Elder Affairs articles expected to be VERY Expensive

Cohasset Elder Affairs has proposed four articles for Special Town Meeting. They will all be very expensive.Advisory Chair Peter Pescatore says the Nov. 17th Special Town Meeting warrant will consist of 16 articles. It is expected that more citizen petition articles will be filed with the selectmen’s office before the Sept. 17th deadline at 4…