Tanna Kasperowicz

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…

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…

Due diligence review of Cohasset Senior Center passes STM unanimously

Town Manager Chris Senior will immediately take steps to investigate the ways and means for Elder Affairs to lease/occupy the new Senior Center building located at 91 Sohier Street. The Social Service League of Cohasset expects to have its occupancy permit soon. Senior’s study should be completed by the end of January 2015, Senior says.…

Cohasset STM Says No to Water Dept. Rules and Reg. Amendments

The one person who can kill any article at any Cohasset Town Meeting with one nasty question is…. WAYNE SAWCHUK. Sawchuk did it again at Monday’s STM when he told Water Chair Leonora Jenkins “I’m against this. I don’t think you’ve thought it all through. Do you have an accurate figure?” From that moment on…

Gjesteby petition article wins 112 to 51 on a majority vote

It was a cliffhanger. Up until 5 minutes before Cohasset Special Town Meeting began Gjesteby petitioners were told by Town Moderator Dan Evans that he was requiring a 9/10th vote on the article, a pretty impossible vote to win on a political issue. And then right before town meeting began, Town Counsel Paul DeRensis and Town Moderator…

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…

Cohasset Selectmen asking for due diligence on new Senior Center

The status of the newly built “Senior Center” located at 91 Sohier Street has pretty much been discussed in executive sessions over the past several months. The Social Service League spearheaded the project, which has resulted in a state-of-the-art, $3.7 million, 8,000-square-foot facility. Marita Carpenter, president of the Social Service League, said the group had raised…

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…

Is Aquarion Water getting free water from Cohasset?

It is way beyond the time for Cohasset to request that a professional be involved in renegotiating a new water contact. This should be done pronto, as the Town of Hingham is seeking to purchase the water company from Aquarion. Aquarion says the company is valued at $192 million. Hingham says it’s more in the…

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…