Tanna Kasperowicz

Cohasset wedding stories from yesteryear

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Outside weddings continue to be bones of contention in Cohasset, MAYears ago, the Caleb Lothrop house on Summer Street was owned by the Cohasset Historical commission. Almost every weekend during the late spring, summer and early fall a wedding was held at the Lothrop House. Sometimes there were two weddings. And not just an outside…

Milanoski’s Consulting contract on hold

News/Opinion  It’s difficult to understand why the discussion of a simple consulting contract with former acting town manager Mike Milanoski would cause two selectmen to talk to myriad lawyers and the Ethics Commission; the chair of the board said he could not go into an executive session over the matter unless the board voted the Rule…

Response to Peter DeCaprio’s commentary in another newspaper

DeCaprio: Last week, we learned Fred Koed skipped town meeting and a vote on our town manager to work Lawrence’s mayoral recount.  According to the Patriot Ledger, this bothered some in town. Tinytown Unleashed: We too wish Koed had chosen to attend town meeting, at which he, as chair of the board of selectmen, is…

Cohasset Advisors vote against bundling anticipated funds with FY 13 budget

Cohasset advisors are taking a long, hard look at Article 1 on the Nov. 23rd Special Town Meeting Warrant. The other 6 articles were unanimously approved after brief discussion. Four selectmen attended the meeting. A motion by advisor Tanya Bodell at the conclusion of the discussion showed that advisors are unanimous in supporting Article 1…

The Gaumer Doctrine – another twist in the search for a Cohasset town manager

Selectman Steve Gaumer, in a six-page document to his board, proposed that the majority of the board give up its majority vote and agree to a supermajority vote for the purpose of  “removing personal bias preventing an otherwise qualified [town manager) candidate from proceeding.” This begs everyone’s nitwittedness. Gaumer is proposing that a supermajority  (4…

Cohasset’s Special Town Meeting Mystery Petition Revealed

The petition printed below is the mystery petition that was delivered to the Cohasset Town Clerk’s office at 6:25 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2013 – 35 minutes before the selectmen’s meeting on the same date. We dubbed it the mystery petition because no one was permitted to see it for an entire week. ActUp Town…

Tinytown Unleashed subpoenaed by Town of Cohasset in Coughlin case

Yesterday,  Tinytown Unleashed found an unusual visitor knocking at its door. A process server dropped off a subpoena from the Town’s Insurance Attorney to give testimony in the whistleblower lawsuit filed by former Town Manager Mike Coughlin. It appears that Tinytown will be among the first to be deposed by the Town of Cohasset. Are we…

Do we have too many Cohasset selectmen?

If the new Cohasset Governance committee chair has his way, the committee might again become involved in a charter review to change the board of selectmen from 5 to 3 members, with two-year terms. This would have to go back to the state for charter review, as it would be a change in the Amended…