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WICKED LOCAL: Plymouth eyeing properties that encroach on public land

They thought they had sold their house on Rocky Hill Road but when a title search showed that their pool had been built on town-owned conservation land the sale came to a grinding halt.

Now Peggy and Roy Geiger are hoping a last-minute addition of an article to the April 1 Special Town Meeting can salvage the sale and Town Manager Melissa Arrighi sees an opportunity for the town to resolve a number of similar situations throughout the town. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: NRC gives Entergy green light to continue, despite protests

Nuclear Regulatory Commission brass said Tuesday night during a public forum at Memorial Hall that Entergy’s failures aren’t serious enough to merit closing the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station down. Pilgrim will remain in Column 4, one step away from shut down. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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Pinehills restaurant denied license transfer due to unpaid back taxes

The Board of Selectmen decided to make an example of Cafe Roo, a restaurant in the Pinehills, during their meeting Wednesday. According to the Old Colony Memorial, the board voted to deny a license transfer for the business due to non-payment of back taxes. The owners of the company had requested a transfer of the common victualler’s license to a new company. However, the owners owe up to $6,242 in back taxes, according to Town Manager Melissa Arrighi. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of March 19, 2017

 On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, March 20
Precinct 5 caucus, 6:30 p.m. at PCIS

Planning Board, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:05 pm Conceptual Review: Clifford Road RDD, Property Renovations LLC,38 Clifford Road, Map 42, Lot 29, Divide to create 3 single family dwelling lots with associated infrastructure and open space. 7:10 pm Public Hearing: B613 – Residences at Serenity Hill VOSD, 225 Beaver Dam Road, Map 75, Lots 13B and 13D (cont. from 2/13), Divide to create 5 residential units, open space and associated infrastructure. Tuesday, March 21
Plymouth South High School Council, 7 p.m. at PSHS

Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:35 PM     Manomet Beach Association Inc., Off Provincetown View Road (Adjacent to #9), Parcel ID 049-002-000A-001. Continue Reading →

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Maestas makes case for borrowing more money to build fields at new Plymouth South High

As Town Meeting nears, school officials pitched their plan for additional turf fields at the new Plymouth South High School, Monday night. The school department wants to borrow an additional $3.7 million to pay for the fields, which would be located where the current high school building stands, But, those in attendance at Plymouth South Middle School seemed less interested in the cost and more interested in what they would be like. (more…) Continue Reading →

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NRC to discuss Pilgrim Station safety inspection on March 21 at Memorial Hall

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will discuss the NRC’s assessment of safety performance at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station during the 2016 calendar year at Memorial Hall on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The NRC will also discuss preliminary conclusions from the recent inspection stemming from Pilgrim’s poor safety rating. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of March 12, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, March 13
Plymouth School Committee, 7 p.m. at Plymouth South Middle School

7:05 p.m. A discussion relative to Plymouth South High School building project turf fields versus grass fields, the impact to the community, and what is left to do. Tuesday, March 14
Plymouth South Middle School Council, 5 p.m. at Plymouth South Middle School

Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

8:00 p.m.   Licenses and Administrative Notes: M & H Restaurants Inc. d/b/a Café Roo, 12 Village Green South, Michael Clinton is requesting a Transfer of Common Victualler License from Haybean Inc. d/b/a Café Roo. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Have coffee with selectman candidate Betty Cavacco

Candidate for selectman Betty Cavacco is holding “Coffee with the Candidate” events throughout the town of Plymouth over the next few weeks. She’ll be meeting with voters in the Manomet and Pinehills area at Cafe Roo on March 18 from 9 to 10:30 a.m., The Mirbeau Inn on April 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and at Stowell’s Cafe on Manomet Point Road on May 6 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of March 5, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, March 7
Affordable Housing Trust, 8 a.m. at Town Hall

Update on 17 Cutter Dr.

Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:20 PM     Eric and Stacy Thorson, 227 Manomet Avenue, Parcel IDs 046-000H-007-000, 046-000H-008-000.  A Request for an Amended Order of Conditions for DEP File No. SE57-2791 (Big Realty Trust and Little Realty Trust) to eliminate a wood dam and a man-made impoundment and install a covered drain pipe to flow through a coastal revetment, in the buffer zone and resource of a Coastal Bank and a Coastal Beach. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: Pilgrim Station decommissioning panel has four Plymouth members

“Who you gonna call” when the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station closes down? Where are you going to take your worries to, when Entergy is no longer making electricity out of their Rocky Hill Road address? The usual suspects will still be around – Entergy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Board of Selectmen – but there will also be a new and potentially important state committee: the 16-member Massachusetts Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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Selectmen support new athletic fields at Plymouth South High School

Selectmen voted Tuesday to support borrowing $3.7 million dollars to pay for building new athletic fields at Plymouth South High School, a month after putting off a vote on the same request. Superintendent Gary Maestas said he anticipated that up to $1.8 million of the sum would be repaid from the Plymouth South High School building project’s contingency fund after it was officially complete. The school department is looking into a deal to install solar panels at the school to pay for the lights. The field would be used by the soccer, lacrosse, baseball and softball teams.

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CPC Chairman outlines reasons for delay on White Horse Beach Bathhouse project

Anyone who needs to use the bathroom at White Horse Beach is going to have to wait a while. Last Thursday night, Community Preservation Committee Chairman Bill Keohan gave the Manomet Village Steering Committee an update on the slow progress of plans to build a bathhouse on a Taylor Avenue property the town purchased in 2013. He also revealed they might need more money to pay for it. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New development would feature five homes off Beaver Dam Road

The Manomet Village Steering Committee is OK with the idea of building five new homes behind the Serenity Hill Kennels on Beaver Dam Road. Randy Parker presented the plan to the committee last Thursday night. The development would consists of three two-bedroom homes and two three-bedroom homes clustered around a cul-de-sac at the end of a new road off Beaver Dam Road. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of February 26, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, February 27
Planning Board, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

Plans, Covenants, and Releases: B437 – Pinehills LLC – Release of lots on Climber’s Path, Sacrifice Rock Road and Walking Stick

School Committee, 7 p.m. at PCIS

7:39 p.m. Other School Committee Matters: Student Banking Programs – School Branch at PSHS

Tuesday, February 28
Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:10 p.m.        Public Hearing – In accordance with Chapter 138 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held at the Plymouth Town Hall, 11 Lincoln Street on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7:10pm to consider the application for the Transfer of an Annual All Alcohol Restaurant License from Christos Mallios d/b/a Monte Christos Restaurant, 745 State Road, Christos Mallios – Manager to Oikogeneia LLC d/b/a Monte Christos Restaurant, 745 State Road, Demetrios Mallios – Manager. 8:25 p.m.     STM Article 6 –To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds a sum of money to the following Stabilization Fund, as authorized by the provisions of G.L. c.40, §5B as amended, a. Nuclear Plant Mitigation Stabilization Fund, or take any other action relative thereto. 8:35 p.m.     STM Article 13 – PSHS Construction Costs  To see if the Town will appropriate, in addition to the amount appropriated under Article 1 of the June 26, 2006 Special Town Meeting, to pay additional costs of completing the Plymouth South High School construction project, including the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto, to determine whether this appropriation shall be raised by borrowing or otherwise, or take any other action relative thereto. 9:20 p.m.        Licenses and Administrative Notes: Eversource Energy and Verizon are requesting One Pole Petition 2139131 covering the installation of One New Pole and One Relocation on Clark Road in Plymouth. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: Long Pond Road cell tower OK’d in Plymouth

The Planning Board said it was too tall, and now the Zoning Board of Appeals is saying the same thing. The ZBA voted unanimously last week to OK a proposed cell phone tower in the area of 620 Long Pond Road, but only if the tower is shortened from the proposed 180 foot height to 160 feet. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of February 19, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, February 21
Board of Selectmen, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:45 p.m. Article 16B: To see if the Town will vote to revise the funding sources and thereby amend the vote taken under Article 16A of the 2015 Fall Annual Town Meeting for the historical preservation, restoration and rehabilitation for the Simes House, as previously amended, by reducing the amount to be borrowed by a sum of money and transferring a sum of money from Fiscal Year 2018 Community Preservation Act estimated annual revenue or other available funds for such purposes, or take any other action relative thereto. 9:00 p.m.     Licenses and Administrative Notes: Wildlands Trust Inc., 675 Long Pond Road, Alison Arnold is requesting a One Day Wine and Malt License for a National Beer Day Event being held on March 1, 2017 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Wildlands Trust Community Conservation Hall. Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:10 PM  Town of Plymouth – Department of Public Works – Engineering Division, Sid Kashi, P.E., Taylor Avenue, Parcel ID: N/A.  A Notice of Intent to reconstruct Taylor Avenue from White Horse Road south to Manomet Point Road for approximately one mile, including drainage improvements and parking. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: Plymouth Planning Board says no to Long Pond Road cell tower

Plans for a 180-foot-tall monopole cell tower off Long Pond Road didn’t gain much traction last week from Planning Board members who said it isn’t needed and is just too tall. Now it’s up to the Zoning Board of Appeals to decide if the project moves forward. Read more at Wicked Local.   Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of February 12, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, February 14
Board of Selectmen, 6:15 p.m. at Town Hall

8:10 p.m. STM Article 4 – Taylor Avenue (Jonathan Beder): To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow a sum of money for the construction and/or repair and/or purchase and/or lease of buildings and/or replacement of departmental buildings, ad/or equipment, and/or capital facilities for various departments of the Town and/or for feasibility and other types of studies or professional consulting services as follows: (Taylor Avenue) or take any other action relative thereto. 9:15 p.m. Licenses and Administrative Notes :Wildlands Trust Inc., 675 Long Pond Road, Alison Arnold is requesting a One Day Wine and Malt License for a National Beer Day Celebration being held on March 1, 2017 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Wildlands Trust Community Conservation Hall. Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:10 PM Article 19 presented by Betsy Hall, Open Space Committee & Richard Vacca, Conservation Planner: To see if the Town will vote to transfer the care, custody, management and control of the property shown below, from the Town Treasurer for tax title purposes to the Conservation Commission for conservation purposes pursuant to G.L. c. 40, section 8C; and further to authorize the Conservation Commission to execute any and all instruments as may be necessary to effectuate the vote taken hereunder, or take any other action relative thereto. Includes Priscilla Beach Road, (0.207 Acres) and Gunners Exchange Road (9.159 Acres). Continue Reading →

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Selectmen back bid to bring power lines into Plymouth

Efforts to make Plymouth the last stop for a major hydroelectric cable got a boost from the Board of Selectmen, Tuesday. The board voted its support for a Special Town Meeting article that would transfer a parcel of land near the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, which was taken by the town due to a tax issue, from the Town Treasurer to the Board of Selectmen. The board would then transfer the land to the Plymouth Economic Development Foundation. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of February 5, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, February 7
Board of Selectmen,  6 p.m. at Town Hall

8:15 p.m. Special Town Meeting Articles: STM Article 14 – Triangular Parcel, To see if the Town will vote to transfer the care, custody, management and control of Lot 4 on Assessor’s Map 44 from the Town Treasurer for tax title purposes to the Board of Selectmen to sell or lease or transfer for a sum and upon conditions to be determined by the Board of Selectmen and pursuant to the requirements of G.L. c.30B or take any other action relative thereto. 8:25 p.m.  Spring Town Meeting Articles: Article 16B – CPC Simes House To see if the Town will vote to revise the funding sources and thereby amend the vote taken under Article 16A of the 2015 Spring Town Meeting for the historical preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation for the Simes House, as previously amended, by reducing the amount to be borrowed by a sum of money and transferring a sum of money from Fiscal Year 2018 Community Preservation Act estimated annual revenues or other available funds for such purposes, or take any other action relative thereto; Article 21 – White Horse Beach Parking Fines To see if the Town will vote to amend the General By-Laws by establishing a White Horse Beach Parking District, with fines up to $50 per violation, or take any other action relative thereto. 9:00 p.m.        Licenses and Administrative Notes Café Roo, 12 Village Green South, Michael Clinton is requesting a One Day Wine and Malt License for Specialty Dinners held from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on the following Dates: February 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, and 28th, 2017. Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:10 PM   Shea Revocable Trust, John and Dolores Shea, 20 Homer Avenue, Parcel ID 045B-000-002-015. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of January 29, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, January 30
Planning Board, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:05 pm Zoning Board of Appeals Review ZBA 3858 – Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless 1197 State Road, Map 72, Lot 1 Appeal of the zoning denial issued by the Department of Inspectional services
7:10 pm Zoning Board of Appeals Review ZBA 3854 – Industrial Tower & Wireless LLC
620 Long Pond Road, Map 68, Lot 1B-1 Special Permits subject to EDC in order to erect a 180’ telecommunications tower

Tuesday, January 31
Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:10 PM Article 19,  presented by Betsy Hall, Open Space Committee, To see if the Town will vote to transfer the care, custody, management and control of the property shown below, from the Town Treasurer for tax title purposes to the Conservation Commission for conservation purposes pursuant to G.L. c. 40, section 8C; and further to authorize the Conservation Commission to execute any and all instruments as may be necessary to effectuate the vote taken hereunder, or take any other action relative thereto. Parcels include 0.207 acres on Priscilla Beach Road and 9.159 Acres on Gunners Exchange Road. Board of Selectmen, 4 p.m. at Town Hall

(Note: Selectmen will recess between 6 and 7:30 p.m.)

7:30 p.m. Public Hearing – Acceptance of Roads (Article 15), including Fairview Lane
and Edgewood Circle

Wednesday, February 1
Zoning Board of Appeals, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:45 P.M. Case #3854 – Industrial Communications – 620 Long Pond Road
Special Permit per Section 205-40, Paragraph D5 subject to EDC; and, a Special Permit per Section 205-17, Paragraph I in order to erect a 180’ telecommunications tower
(NOTE: The Petitioner is requesting a continuance to February 15, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m.)
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Parking fee hike proposed for White Horse Beach

It’s an idea that’s been kicked around as a potential tool in the battle against illegal parking at White Horse Beach and now it may become a reality. Town officials will propose at this spring’s Town Meeting to create a special parking district at White Horse Beach, Assistant Town Manager Derek Brindisi told residents at a meeting Wednesday night at the Plymouth Public Library. Fine in the new parking district would be up to $50, the maximum allowed by state law, he said.  The typical parking fine in Plymouth is $15, which has proven to be little deterrent to visitors looking to spend a day at the beach. (more…) Continue Reading →

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