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Milanoski appointed Acting Town Manager

Michael Milanoski, chairman of the Cohasset Governance committee and an associate member of the conservation commission has been appointed Acting Town Manager at no pay for a period of two weeks. The Board of Selectmen voted Milanoski’s appointment on a 4-0 vote with Selectman Chairman Ted Carr abstaining because he and Milanoski are neighbors. Town…

Cohasset Selectmen to meet Today – 4-6

The agenda says Cohasset Selectmen will discuss Cohasset’s operational management and finances from 4-6. Selectmen could do one of a number of things this afternoon. They could appoint an acting town manager, a person such as the town’s director of finance, Mary Gallagher, until assistant town manager Jen Oram comes back from vacation next week.…

Cohasset Selectmen vote to suspend Coughlin with pay

Cohasset Town Counsel read the selectmen’s resolution to a packed meeting room, with some residents from Westport in attendance. The printed resolution stated that Town Manager Mike Coughlin’s communications with the board demonstrate that the board and the town manager do not share in common the same views as to how important matters should be…

Cohasset Town Manager turns in water commission to authorities (2012)

Reports from Yesteryear On Valentine’s Day 2012 Cohasset Town Manager Mike Coughlin filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Inspector General Gregory Sullivan asking him to block the Water Department’s RFP which is scheduled to be released Thursday, February 16. Coughlin is scheduled to be fired Wed., February 15. Accordingly, Coughlin said he would issue local…

Town Manager can’t be in appointed or elective office

Lots of citizens excited by the information we put on our blog regarding the town manager’s act, which is on the town of Cohasset’s website, but we’re going to link you to it here: Town_Manager_Act Selectmen cannot appoint a TM who is currently on a town board, elected or appointed and they have to be…

Selectmen meet in executive session

Evening of Feb. 13th Cohasset Town Hall Shortly after the chair opened the meeting tonight Selectmen went into an executive session (as posted) to discuss procedural issues regarding Town Manager Mike Coughlin’s employment with the town. Atty. Peter Berry of Town Counsel’s firm, Deutsch, Williams, Brooks DeRrensis. Because selectmen did not propertly notify Coughlin in…

Coughlin may not be meeting with selectmen 2/13

This is an update, February 13, 4:42PM. Apparently Cohasset Seletmen have just discovered that there is a process to firing a town manager and they did not follow it. So it is thought that they will meet tonight in executive session to discuss how to do this. Again. And then Wednesday night (their Fifth attempt)…

An update on Coughlin’s interviews with other press

Boston Sunday Globe: Johanna Seltz of the Boston Globe interviewed Mike Coughlin about his impending termination by the Cohasset Board of Selectmen, scheduled for Monday, February 13th. Coughlin is  requesting an open session. It’s not known exactly for what Coughlin can sue the town. The Town Manager Act I wrote stipulated that the Board of…

Some remarks taken down, here’s why

Those of you who wish to report on Coughlin’s career from 2008 and beyond should put up your own blog. We are not going to let one or two people, anonymous people at that,  post 40 blog posts an hour clogging up our site with really old newspaper clippings. There is an issue here. It…

A Message from Mike Coughlin, Cohasset Town Manager

  On Feb 11, 2012, at 9:15 PM, Mike Coughlin wrote: I don’t usually blog but in these trying times… Long before the events of this past week,  I had previously made arrangements to return to West Point to meet old friends and to visit where over twenty years ago as a young lieutenant I…