Tanna Kasperowicz

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…

Cohasset TM to request open deliberations

The Queen had only one way of settling all difficulties, great or small. ‘Off with his head!’ she said, without even looking round. Here’s the latest series of events leading up to the selectmen’s quest to dismissing the town manager: NO 1. Selectmen asked TM Mike Coughlin to leave or be fired during an illegal…

Peter DeCaprio poisons Cohasset Water’s RFP

by TannaKasperowicz Publisher What a difference a day makes. Tinytownunleashed.com received an interesting call from Cohasset Selectman Chair Ted Carr Wednesday, February 8 around 5PM. Carr said two counsels, Town Counsel Paul DeRensis (we just learned from Carr that the Town is advertising an RFP to replace Town Counsel next month) and Cohasset Water’s Special…

Selectmen want Ethics to decide on DeCaprio’s possible conflict

Qualification I reported earlier in the day on Jan. 31 that Sass-Macquarie of New York was a majority stockholder in Crow Point Partners, Hingham (formerly Scituate). I reported this because I was concerned that the Chairman of the Cohasset Water Commission, Peter DeCaprio, who is a partner at Crow Point Partners, was in conflict of…

Coughlin says Town will not pay special water counsel

Breaking news…late Friday afternoon, January 27, 2012 Cohasset Water Commission Chairman Peter DeCaprio and his board have been informed by Town Manager Mike Coughlin that the Town will not process any payment for an attorney water commissioners hired to process an RFP for commissioners regarding a 20-year consignment lease for the water department. Town Counsel…

Cohasset TM continues to be bullied

Below is a series of E-mails between Cohasset Cap Budget  and the Cohasset Town Manager. Cohasset Selectmen are all CC-ed…all watching their town manager being assaulted before their very eyes. What this blogger has observed is that Cap Budget and Advisory want to keep the Town Manager hopp’n…. meeting with him ad nauseum, whether there…