Karen Quigley

Karen Quigley sets the record straight

Selectman Karen Quigley read this statement at the Oct. 15th Selectmen’s Meeting I am an ardent defender of the right to free speech – even when I am the target. I also agree with the advice of our facilitator (Editor’s Note: Jeff Nutting recently moderated the selectmen’s goals and objectives discussion) that we need to…

Karen Quigley, candidate for Cohasset Selectman, victim of dirty tricks

This is a message Cohasset Selectman candidate Karen Quigley sent to supporters Friday afternoon. Dear Friends, I regret the necessity for this email but this morning my campaign was the victim of Dirty Tricks. This is just another example of why I am running for selectman.  These signs mysteriously appeared around town this morning as…

Cohasset Town Hall Spin Machine in High Gear

The ‘spin machine’ at Town Hall is working overtime in regard to Article 6 at the Special Town Meeting. This article was brought forward by the illegal Town Manager for an appropriation of nearly $1million. However, it was not properly presented in the warrant and therefore could not be voted. The result: no money for…

Power to the People!

In the immediate aftermath of the defeat of Article 14 at Town Meeting Monday night, I was so focused on the chess game – what’s their next move/what’s our next move – that I failed to fully grasp and appreciate the importance of that vote. I apologize to everyone I spoke to yesterday for being…

I am embarassed by Cohasset Selectmen

We have a BoS that doesn’t understand its role, has little if any regard for process and procedure, seeks to legitimize its illegal actions by revising our governing law after-the-fact, and now needs ‘do-overs’ because it can’t do one simple task: correctly post a meeting. 

This is all I have to say on the subject.

The uproar over uncivil emails must seem inane. It is. Until you realize that it’s about public officials using their office to bully, intimidate and embarrass private citizens and members of the press who have the temerity to question and/or disagree with them. I declined to attend last Tuesday night’s BoS meeting as I chose…

Cohasset Selectmen Double Down on Milanoski

I didn’t think I could be surprised by anything this Board does. I was wrong. In executive session by a 4-1 vote they extended the Acting Town Manager’s contract until June 30, 2015. We only know this because the chair of the BoS issued a press release. It is within their purview to do so. However,…

This and That from BoS meeting 7/31

While it is gratifying to see many of the processes and procedures I advocated as a selectman finally being implemented, it is also elicits mixed emotions. Why not then? Well, the answer is that it depends on who brings the idea forward and whether or not you’re in the ‘in-crowd’. See my overtly sarcastic comments…

Cat Dam in the news again

The saga of Cat Dam continues as DEP in a letter dated July 12, 2012 asks Cohasset to “…advise the Department, in writing, as to your intentions to file the required ENF with the MEPA Office…”. At the July 19 Conservation Commission meeting, Acting Town Manager, Michael Milanoski, presented an “update” which in reality was…