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Simes House gets its zoning change

Town Meeting voted 96-26 on Saturday to approve a zoning change for the Simes House that will allow it to hold a wider variety of programs at the historic home. The vote changed the building’s zoning from residential to transitional commercial. That, according to Manomet Village Commons Incorporated President John Moody, will help generate the needed revenue to make the Simes House financially self-sufficient. More to come. Continue Reading →

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Neighbors say popular Pinehills restaurant is too loud

 

The amplified music permit for the Rye Tavern allows the popular Pinehills restaurant to have two musicians and one microphone at a time. For many residents living nearby, that’s too much. And in response, the Board of Selectmen held a formal hearing Tuesday night to review the restaurant’s music permit. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of October 15, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, October 17
Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:40 PM  245 Taylor Avenue Realty Trust, 245 Taylor Avenue, Parcel ID 045A-000-096-000.  A Notice of Intent to demolish and construct a new single-family dwelling, including swimming pool, utilities and amenities, in the buffer zone of the top of a Coastal Bank of White Horse Beach. A waiver is requested for work within the 35-foot and 50-foot buffer zones. ORDERS OF CONDITIONS:SE57-2909 Hugh Platt, 128 Stage Point Road, Parcel ID 046-000-035A-000. Continue Reading →

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State officials to hold site visit, presentation, for Atlantic Link cable project

A site visit and public consultation session regarding the Clean Power Northeast Development’s proposed Atlantic Link  transmission cable project will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 4 p.m.
The visit starts at the Plymouth Moose Lodge, 601 State Road and will be taken by bus to the site.  Following the site visit, a public consultation session, including a presentation about the Atlantic Link project, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Plymouth Moose Lodge. (more…) Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: Planning Board OKs permit extension for 16 new Manomet apartments

More affordable housing is on the way for Manomet. Located several blocks from the intersection of State Road and White Horse Road, the new Village Open Space Development will feature four market rate units and 12 affordable units, along with the seven existing rentals on the site. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of October 9, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, October 10
Energy Committee, 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall

Presentation by Gerald Weseen of Atlantic Link: The Atlantic Link Project is a proposed high voltage direct current (HVdc) trans mission line that will deliver up to 1,000 megawatts (MW) of clean energy from Atlantic Canada directly to Massachusetts. Precinct 6 Caucus, 6:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 601 State Road
Wednesday, October 10
Precinct 5 Caucus, 7 p.m. at PCIS

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Vermont official urges nuclear decommissioning panel to ask questions, even if they’re not answered

Last week, Kate O’Connor, chairman of the citizen’s advisory panel created when the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant was shut down gave Massachusetts’s own Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel a preview of what to expect in the next few years as Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station prepares to shut down forever. Vermont’s NDCAP was created in 2014, shortly before Vermont Yankee was shut down in December of that year, O’Connor said. In contrast, the Massachusetts NDCAP held its first meeting in May, over two years before Pilgrim Station is scheduled to close. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of October 1, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, October 2
Plymouth School Committee, 7 p.m. at PCIS

7:34 p.m. School Council Plan Presentation: Plymouth South High School

Tuesday, October 3
Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:15 PM Hugh Platt, 128 Stage Point Road, Parcel ID 046-000-035A-000. A Notice of Intent to demolish, relocate, and reconstruct a single-family dwelling including utilities and amenities, in the buffer zone of Skooks Pond, A waiver is requested for work within the 50-ft no-build buffer zone. This project is subject to review by Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program and MESA. Open Space Committee, 7 p.m. at the Wildlands Trust, 675 Long Pond Road

Tax Title Properties: Priscilla Beach

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On the Agenda for the week of September 24, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Wednesday, September 27
Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel, 6:30 p.m. at Plymouth Community Intermediate School

Plymouth South High School Council, 7 p.m. at Plymouth South High School Continue Reading →

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Selectmen want answers on Simes House parking concerns

Selectmen want concerns about parking addressed before they’ll give their blessing to a Town Meeting warrant article that would change the zoning for the Simes House. Neighbors to the Simes House have expressed concerns about where visitors to the Simes House will park their cars. Manomet Village Commons President John Moody tried to offer some answers, and some apologies, during Tuesday night’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of September 17, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, September 18
Planning Board, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

Plans, Covenants, and Releases:38 Clifford Road – Plan Endorsement

Tuesday, September 19
Board of Selectmen, 6 p.m. at Town Hall

7:50 p.m.        Article 36: To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Bylaw and Official Zoning Map of the Town of Plymouth by changing the zoning designation of land on Manomet Point Road or Old Colony Drive Road, shown as Lots H-181-015 and H-181-016A on Plymouth Assessor’s Map 46 from Small Lot Residential (R20SL) to Transitional Commercial (TC) as well as amend associated sections, provisions, definitions, tables, charts, and procedures pertaining thereto, or take any other action relative thereto
9:20 p.m.        Article 14: To see if the Town will vote to transfer the following tax-title / foreclosed property,  Off Priscilla Beach Road Parcel ID 044-006-030B-000 (0.21 Acres) to the care and custody of the Conservation Commission, including any and all easements, utility easements, drainage easements, et al, or take any other action relative thereto
10:30 p.m.      Tidmarsh Conservation Restriction
10:40 p.m.      Licenses and Administrative Notes: Mirbeau Boston South LLC is requesting a Change of Manager to Patricia Lynne McPherson. Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:10 PM   574 State, LLC, c/o Megryco, Inc., 558-580 State Road, Parcel IDs: 045-000-014-001, 045-000-014-002, 045-000-014-003.  A Request for Determination of Applicability to confirm wetland boundaries. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Parking concerns raised as Simes House manager seeks zoning change (with poll)

Efforts to rezone the Simes House met local opposition and a less than enthusiastic Planning Board, Monday night. Members of Manomet Village Commons Incorporated, the nonprofit that has a contract to operate the home, have insisted that a zoning change is needed to make the project financially viable. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of September 10, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, September 11
Capital Improvements Committee, 6 p.m. at Town Hall

6:00 PM Hear presentation on the following Fall Annual Town Meeting articles: Art. 29 – PSHS Field Lighting

Planning Board, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

Plans, Covenants, and Releases: B620 – 38 Clifford Road RDD – Plan and Covenant endorsement
7:30 pm Public Hearings – Town Meeting Articles: Art. 36 – Rezone Manomet, Map 46, Lots H-181-15 and H-181-16A

School Committee, 7 p.m. at PCIS

8:02 p.m. Other School Committee Matters: FATM Article 26 – Solar Canopies for South High School; FATM Article 27 – Solar PILOT Agreement-Schools; FATM Article 29 – Borrow by Lease/Purchase-South High School Field Lighting

Tuesday, September 12
Plymouth South Middle School Council, 5 p.m. at Plymouth South Middle School

Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:00 PM  Thomas P. and Susan A. Petitti, 265 Taylor Avenue, Parcel ID 045-000-102-000.  A Notice of Intent to demolish an existing single-family dwelling and construct a new 2-story dwelling including utilities and amenities, within the buffer zone of the Top of Coastal Bank. Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Twp cybersecurity violations found at Pilgrim

Federal regulators found two violations related to cybersecurity at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station during an inspection last month. And although details are scarce, in both instances staff performance at the plant, which is owned and operated by Entergy Corp., again fell short. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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A little piece of White Horse Beach catches eye of the Open Space Committee

The Open Space Committee is looking to protect a small piece of White Horse Beach that was once a favored spot for sea mossers. The plot of land is tiny, barely 1/5 of an acre. It came into the town’s possession a little under seven years ago after its owner failed to pay taxes on it. Now, the Open Space Committee wants the parcel transferred from the control of the Town Treasurer to the Conservation Commission. That would give the essentially unbuildable plot of beach even greater protection, Open Space Committee Chairman Betsy Hall told the Manomet Village Steering Committee last week. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of September 3, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, September 5
Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:10 PM   Gregory S. Theodore and Bobbi Briggs, 96 Shore Drive, Parcel ID 050-001-047A-000.  A Notice of Intent to upgrade a septic system, construct an addition to an existing single-family dwelling, construct a stone revetment with bank stabilization, in the buffer zone and resources of Coastal Beach, Coastal Bank, and Land Subject to Coastal Storm Flowage. A waiver is requested for work within the 35-foot buffer zone. 7:20 PM   Vincent and Cheryl A. Damiano, 125D Taylor Avenue, Parcel ID 045C-000-045-000. Continue Reading →

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Open Space Committee wants to hear from you

Plymouth residents are invited to meet with members of the Open Space Committee to discuss the Plymouth Open Space Plan on Saturday, September 9 between 10 a.m. and noon at St. Catherine’s Chapel Park in Manomet, 95 White Horse Rd. The purpose of this event is to inform the public about the changes recommended to update the 2010 Open Space Plan and answer questions and receive comments about the Plan.  The Open Space Plan addresses natural, recreational, and agricultural open spaces and recommends actions to increase and improve these spaces. (more…) Continue Reading →

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School department presents plan to fund playing field lights

Town Meeting will be presented with a trio of articles at its fall session that make up the next step in the School Department’s plan to fund lighting for a pair of playing fields approved in the spring. During the original presentation for the fields, Superintendent Gary Maestas said the department planned to fund the lights via a deal to install solar panels. Tuesday night, he and Business Director Gary Costin explained how that would be achieved. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of August 27, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, August 29
Board of Selectmen, 6 p.m. at Town Hall

9:10 p.m. Article 26 – Plymouth South Transfer
9:20 p.m. Article 27 – Renewable Energy PILOT
9:30 p.m. Article 28 – School Committee (Renewable Energy)
9:40 p.m. Article 29 – Plymouth South Lighting
9:55 p.m. Licenses and Administrative Notes: OS Golf Management LLC is requesting a Change of Manager from Lloyd Gillespie III, to Donald Baker for their (3) Licenses located at 35-39 Doublebrook / 44 Talcott Pines, 43 Doublebrook, 47 Doublebrook; Alzheimer’s Association MA, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Marissa Breshahan is requesting an Outdoor Amplified Music Permit for a Speaking Program with Streamed Music being held on September 16, 2017 from 8:00am to 12:00pm

Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:20 PM 574 State, LLC, c/o Megryco, Inc., 558-580 State Road, Parcel IDs: 045-000-014-001, 045-000-014-002, 045-000-014-003. A Request for Determination of Applicability to confirm wetland boundaries. 7:40 PM Marilyn Mercer, 105G Taylor Avenue, Parcel ID 045C-000-020-000. A Notice of Intent to complete remedial structural repairs to existing concrete piers supporting a dwelling (including removal of the deteriorating concrete, excavating to the footing and encapsulating the remaining pier and filling with an epoxy grout) in the resource of a Coastal Dune. Continue Reading →

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Open Space Committee wants to hear from you

Plymouth residents are invited to meet with members of the Open Space Committee to discuss the Plymouth Open Space Plan on Saturday, September 9 between 10 a.m. and noon at St. Catherine’s Chapel Park in Manomet, 95 White Horse Rd. The purpose of this event is to inform the public about the changes recommended to update the 2010 Open Space Plan and answer questions and receive comments about the Plan.  The Open Space Plan addresses natural, recreational, and agricultural open spaces and recommends actions to increase and improve these spaces. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of August 20, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, August 21
Planning Board, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:05 pm Public Hearing: B437 – Pinehills, LLC off Birmingham and Long Ridge Rd, Map 78B, Lot A-271 Divide to create New Castle, Sheffield and Long Ridge Road extension, Lots 11-469 through and including 11-496, S-236, S-237, S-238, S-239 and A-299
7:25 pm Zoning Board of Appeals Review: Joseph P. Cruza Jr. & Sr, 2 Sachem Road, Map 48, Lot 53-1-2 and Grace and Christian Horvath, 4 Sachem Road, Map 48, Lot 53-1-4 Modification of Special Permit 3413 to alter condominium association
Other Business: B581 – Waverly Oaks, Bus Shelter and Mail Kiosk

Tuesday, August 22
Board of Selectmen, 6 p.m. at Town Hall

8:45 p.m.        Licenses and Administrative Notes: The Board will appoint Jeanette Kelly to the Manomet Steering Committee;  The Board will vote to adopt an Order Taking Permanent and Temporary Easements in lands abutting Taylor Avenue for roadway reconstruction as more specifically set forth in the order, and to award damages in accordance with said order to affected property owners in the amount established by appraisal and set forth on the schedule of owners submitted with said order. Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Pilgrim quarterly review finds 5 violations

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station’s performance in the second quarter of this year showed no improvement from previous quarters, based on five violations found by federal regulators that were connected to the staff’s failure to follow procedure and to keep parts in good working order. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of August 13, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, August 15
White Horse Beach Parking Committee, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

Open Space Committee, 7 p.m.

Tax Title Properties:Priscilla Beach
New Business: 1500 acres
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Environmentalists want voices heard on Pilgrim Station land

When it comes to the 1,500 acres of land that surrounds Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, local environmentalists want to be heard. The Coalition to Preserve Natural Plymouth recently came before the Manomet Village Steering Committee to talk about their ambitions for the land. Cheryl Heller expressed the group’s concerns over the plan to run a hydroelectric cable onto the land and connect it to a substation on the property. Emera Inc., the company bidding for the power contract, already has an agreement to lease 52 acres of land from Entergy for the project. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Pilgrim owner avoids citation for violation

The owners of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station have argued their way out of an initial finding that the plant should be cited by federal regulators with a more serious violation for a leaky valve on a gearbox that put one of two emergency generators out of service in September. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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On the agenda for the week of August 6, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Friday, August 11
Board of Selectmen, 12 p.m. at Town Hall

MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED

7:30 p.m.        Licenses and Administrative Notes: The Board will appoint Jeanette Kelly to the Manomet Steering Committee; The Board will vote to adopt an Order Taking Permanent and Temporary Easements in lands abutting Taylor Avenue for roadway reconstruction as more specifically set forth in the order, and to award damages in accordance with said order to affected property owners in the amount established by appraisal and set forth on the schedule of owners submitted with said order. Continue Reading →

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