Bill Burnett drops out of Cohasset selectmen’s race

Cohasset selectman candidate Bill Burnett has dropped out of the Cohasset selectmen’s race scheudled for May 11,  according to the Cohasset Town Clerk. This leaves four candidates vying for two seats on the board: Selectman Leland Jenkins, Capital Budget chair, Steve Gaumer, former selectman Karen Quigley and Cohasset Preservation commission chair Russ Bonetti. Cohasset Community…

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…

Cohasset Selectmen vote 5-0 to set aside Cohasset Police Search

Directly after Cohasset acting town manager Mike Milanoski gave selectmen an update on the Cohasset Police Chief Search, saying 9 persons had applied for the position, Selectman Fred Koed read a prepared statement critiquing the advertisement and the lack of any public placement, convincing his colleagues to set aside the current posting and to begin…

Bob Thomas says “Show Me the Plan!

By Bob Montgomery Thomas In an apparent April Fool joke attempt, Mayor Sue Kay appeared before the Weymouth town council along with the CFO on April 1 to ask for its support of her proposed meals tax increase of .075% (3/4 of 1%), which would bring the effective tax on prepared foods to 7%.  That’s…

Ted Ford Answers DeCaprio’s April Fool Letter to Selectpeople

Ted Ford, owner of  559 Jerusalem Road , is attempting to  build a home at that location. In spite of his having a legal building permit, the Cohasset Conservation commission will not issue him a storm water drainage permit, not even with conditions. Ford is prepared to go to court over the matter which has…

Koed gets 5-0 votes on budget initiatives from his board

Cohasset’s Acting Town Manager’s police budget is not sitting well with three Cohasset selectmen. Vice Chair Dianne Kennedy, Fred Koed and Martha Gjesteby want to give it some more thought. A final vote on the police budget will be taken at Selectmen’s April 9 meeting that is currently scheduled to be the last meeting before…