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…

Cohasset Governance committee to be named SMEs

We are told that tomorrow evening the BOS has an agenda item to grant its governance committee Special Municipal Employee (SME) status. Wonder what prompted this. They weren’t worried about any of this stuff before.  Are they starting to go legal? Under the state ethics laws,  those designated special municipal employees have less stringent prohibitions…

E-mail conversations between Coughlin/Carr/DeCaprio

An interesting E-mail exchange about DeCaprio and his hedge fund,  January 2012. From: Mike Coughlin [mailto:mcoughlin@townofcohasset.org]Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 6:35 PMTo: ‘ted.carr@townofcohasset.org‘; ‘Mark Brennan Cc: ‘Jen Oram’ Subject: FW: Aquarion Water Since your name and that of the BOS will be on the concession agreement–seems to be when two Massachusetts towns are buying back…