Tom Callahan

Mariner blogs

Posted by me on the Mariner Facebook page 4/14/13: “After defending your control of the “pool rules”, re: comments to the online articles, in my comment to Peter Wood’s letter, I am disappointed to learn that you have pulled down  all comments to your editorial about the police chief position. If you are going to…

Cohasset Selectmen’s Race

by Tom Callahan I was just re-reading my post of last May celebrating Mrs. Gjesteby’s election to the BOS. Unfortunately, over this past year she was, in fact, isolated, and worse; regretably predictable from two of her colleagues, disappointing and unfortunate from the other two. But now we have another election and the referendum that…

The People Have Spoken

Congratulations to Martha Gjesteby, and thank you for standing up to run. I had opined the other day that this election was a referendum, and I think I was proven right. The powers that be should not misread this election. I have already heard the postulate that Ted simply didn’t get his vote out. Well,…

Vote Gjesteby – May 19, 2012 Selectmen’s Election

Friends – Too many times, politicians and pundits will overhype the importance of a particular election – “it’s a watershed election”, etc. All elections are important, but behind the clichés there is sometime truth in the greater importance of some elections, given the larger political backdrop at the time. As a taxpayer, property owner, former…

Cohasset Questions

So, I have been observing the disintegration of my former hometown’s politics from the outside, albeit still as a taxpayer who’s ticked off at the circus. Sad, deplorable, and since I know many of the players, shocking. If anything, perhaps all of this will finally burst the bubble of Cohasset’s sense of entitlement and exclusiveness…

Governing Cohasset, MA by Tom Callahan

Part of the paltry response of the Board of Selectmen to the controversy over their removal of three Conservation Commissioners is to suggest yet another new committee to study the structure of town governance.