CANDIDATE QUESTIONS: Cheryl Fischer, candidate for Precinct 6 Town Meeting Member

The Manomet Current has posted a list of questions for candidates in all contested offices. You can find the questions here.

Name: Cheryl K. Fischer (Cheryl King Fischer)

Running for: Town Meeting Representative from Precinct #6

Street: Montrose Avenue

Served on Town Boards and Committees: Volunteer and one year on Board of the Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance, Member and Secretary of Indivisible Plymouth. Prior to moving to Manomet, I served on the Montpelier, Vermont, City Council and Co-chaired the Montpelier Energy Committee, Chair of the Montpelier Middle School Parent Teacher Association and other local civic groups.

Running for office: I would like to be one of Precinct #6 voices at Town Meeting because, in these turbulent times, our democracy and government needs all of us to be more informed and involved in governing ourselves from the local to the federal level.

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Beaver Dam Road fire sends one to hospital

An alleged case of smoking in bed lead to one person being taken to the hospital and eight people forced from their home following a fire on Beaver Dam Road, Friday morning.

According to Chief Ed Bradley, firefighters were called to the home near Minuteman Lane at about 8:21 a.m. where they found the fire in a second floor bedroom of the duplex.  A 53-year-old Manomet woman was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, and then to a Boston hospital, suffering from smoke inhalation and burns to her hand, Bradley said.

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Plymouth police log and arrests for April 21 to April 23, 2017

April 21

10:09 a.m. Larceny on Manomet Point Road
Selectman candidate Betty Cavacco reports about 20 signs stolen.
12:44 p.m. Suspicious activity on State Road
Caller reports window box was on fire shortly after seeing two people sitting on the porch of her apartment building.
1:08 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on State Road
4:01 p.m. Suspicious activity on Shallow Pond Lane
5:21 p.m. Traffic complaint on State Road
Tide View Path man, 45, arrested on  a warrant for possession of class B drug.
9:07 p.m. Fraud on Old Field Road

April 22

12:59 a.m. Animal complaint on Long Pond Road
6:22 a.m. Harassment on Old Colony Drive
11:44 a.m. Recovered hypodermic needle on State Road
9:47 p.m. Malicous mischief on Clark Road

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On the Agenda for the week of April 23, 2017

Thursday, April 27
Manomet Village Steering Committee, 6:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge

6:40 PM  Request update on the Water Main Project and Fire Hydrants for Taylor Ave
7:00: PM  Requested time on permitted dog activities on WHB and violations
7:20PM    Requested time to inquire actions to stop erosion of bluff Manomet Point R
7:40PM    Review the Master Plan with members of the MVSC

Redevelopment Authority, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall

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Learn to save more money at the Manomet Branch Library

Manomet is celebrating Money Smart Week at the library with a program on saving at the Manomet Branch Library, 12 Strand Ave, on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

Pay Yourself First, a presentation by an Eastern Bank representative, will demonstrate the importance of putting money aside for unexpected expenses as well as cover the various investment option available.

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Candidate questions for the 2017 town election

Here’s this year’s Manomet Current Candidate Questionnaire for this year’s town election.

There are questions for candidates running in all contested races. Candidates should respond via e-mail to  

Answers will not be edited or proofread. Please make sure to review your answers before sending them. Do not provide any attachments with your answers, they will not be included with your response.

Answers will be posted at in the order they are received.


All Candidates

  • Name
  • Office you’re running for
  • Street you live on
  • Town boards and committees you have served on
  • In one sentence, why are you running for office?

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Court rules for Entergy in dry cask storage case

After nearly four years of litigation, a Boston Land Court ruled upheld a zoning permit that allowed Entergy Corporation to place a dry cask storage facility at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

According to a statement from Cape Cod Bay Watch, which supported the lawsuit, Judge Robert Foster ruled the permit originally granted for the construction of Pilgrim allowed for the storage facility to be built. When Director of Inspectional Services Paul McAuliffe originally granted the permit back in 2013, it was challenged on the grounds that the permit for PNPS did not allow for storage of spent fuel other than the storage pool inside the plant.

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