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CAPE COD TIMES: Entergy report to NRC focuses on equipment failures

An incident report submitted by the owner of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and posted on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website Wednesday is still being reviewed by the federal agency and will play into the plant’s performance evaluation for the final quarter of 2016. Read more at The Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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Selectmen think additional PSHS ballfield can wait

Selectmen voted to hold off on putting more money into the new Plymouth South High School. School department officials came before the Board of Selectmen Tuesday night, asking that more money be borrowed for the project in order to build an artificial turf field, along with lighting and drainage. The field would be used by the soccer, baseball and softball teams.

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission to present preliminary findings of Pilgrim Station inspection

Nuclear Regulatory Commission senior staff will meet with the public on Tuesday, January 31 in Plymouth to discuss the preliminary findings of a team inspection recently completed at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. 
 The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor, located at 180 Water Street. Attendees will have an opportunity to offer comments and pose questions to NRC staff prior to the meeting’s conclusion. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of January 22, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, January 24
Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:10 p.m. Plymouth South High School Building Project: The School Department will present a request to increase the borrowing authority for the Plymouth South High School Building Project. 7:15 p.m. Bond Authorization for PNHS, Senior Center & PSHS Building Projects:
The Board will consider the reallocation of the remaining funds from the Plymouth North High School and Senior Center Building Projects to the Plymouth South High School Building Project. 7:25 p.m. Committee Interviews: Affordable Housing Trust: William Tocco, 45 Thoreau Road, Mike Sinclair, 10 Fountain Grass Waye, Kathleen Dunn, 85 Warren Avenue, Tiffany Potter; Energy Committee: Ronald Dobrowski, 36 Massasoit Avenue, Benjamin Swan, 12 Mayflower Drive; Natural Resources Committee, Ronald Dobrowski, 36 Massasoit Avenue
7:35 p.m. 2018 Spring Annual Town Meeting Article Presentations
Article 13 – Entergy Pilot: To see if the Town will vote to approve a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement between the Town of Plymouth and Entergy Nuclear Generation Company for the property known as the Pilgrim Nuclear Generation Station, as on file with the Town Clerk, or take any other action relative thereto. 8:15 p.m. Licenses and Administrative Notes: Vehicle for Hire Operator License (New) W. Wrestling Brewster of 39 Forge Drive requests a Vehicle for Hire Operator License to operate for Special Occasion Limousine. Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TODAY: Elected officials call for public meeting on Pilgrim Nuke safety

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Congressman William Keating (MA-09), Governor Charlie Baker, the entire Massachusetts Congressional delegation, and numerous Massachusetts state legislators are calling on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to immediately hold a public meeting to address concerns about the safety of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant. Read more at Cape Cod Today. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of December 25, 2016

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, December 27
Board of Selectmen, 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall

5:45 p.m. Licenses and Administrative Notes:  7 – Eleven, 507 State Road and 324 Court Street, The Massachusetts State Lottery Commission will approve a Keno License for the above establishments. If the Board of Selectmen objects, it must claim its Right to a Hearing before the MSLC within 21 days of receipt of this notice; Aroma Hospitality LLC, 739 State Road, is requesting a Change of Manager from Jacie Fitzpatrick to Thanh Shorthall. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: Local legislators frustrated by federal response on Pilgrim nuclear plant

Amid a week-long shutdown of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, legislators from Plymouth say their greatest frustration is not with the plant’s latest closure but in trying to get the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission to be more forthcoming about the aging nuclear plant and problems identified by their own inspectors.  Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: NRC declines invitation to come to Plymouth and explain the ‘inadvertent’ release of Pilgrim Station memo

They got their apology, but the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) declined the selectmen’s invitation to come to Tuesday night’s meeting and explain both the miscue that resulted in an internal document being released to the public and the suggestion – inferred from that document – that Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station was not being operated in a safe manner. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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Selectmen want answers about Pilgrim Nuclear safety concerns after memo is leaked

The Board of Selectmen don’t just want to hear from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, they demand it. Selectmen were prompted to meet in an emergency session after a memo was leaked by an NRC official that described staff at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station as being “overwhelmed by just trying to run the station.” The memo came to the board’s attention via an article in the Cape Cod Times. The memo was written to update NRC officials about the inspection currently taking place at the power plant. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: NRC email: Pilgrim plant ‘overwhelmed’

In an in-house email sent Monday to Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials, the leader of a federal inspection team currently scouring equipment, procedures and staff performance at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station says inspectors are struggling to interpret just what they are seeing at the troubled plant. Read more at The Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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Too many new homes on historic road for Planning Board

Plans for a small housing development on a historically significant parcel of land in Manomet met opposition from neighbors and skepticism from the Planning Board. Nancy Nolan, who owns 20 Brook Road, located near the northern end of the street, is proposing to build five single family homes, or two single family homes and two duplexes, on the 2.8 acre property. The property was once owned by Robert Bartlett, who came to Plymouth in 1623, according to Jan Rushforth, who once owned it along with her husband, the late Dr. David Rushforth. Nolan’s representatives brought the project before the Planning Board Monday night. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of December 4, 2016

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Wednesday, December 6
Zoning Board of Appeals, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:45 P.M.        Case #3851 – William & Marie Smyth – 6 Cobb’s Hollo Special Permit per Section 205-42 and Table 5 to waive the side and front setbacks in order to construct a 10’ extension to an existing 2-car garage
8:15 P.M.        Case #3849 – Dominic Abbatangelo & Roberta Fabrizio – 83A Taylor Ave Special Permit per Section 205-43 and Table 5 to waive the side & rear setbacks; a Special Permit per Section 205-25, Paragraph A3 to enlarge a non-conforming structure in order to construct a 12’ x 20’ deck

Thursday, December 8
Natural Resources and Coastal Beaches Committee, 6:15 p.m. at Town Hall

Update on White Horse Beach Bath House and White Horse Beach Management Plan

Building Committee, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

6:35 P.M. Plymouth South High School
6:50 P.M. Simes House
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Federal officials arrive at Pilgrim Station to begin latest inspection

 

A team of 20 Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors descended on Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Monday morning to see if the plant has managed to correct problems that resulted in being classified as one of the worst performing nuclear power plants in the country. During a conference call with the press, officials from the NRC outlined the process they will go through to see if Pilgrim Station has fixed, or has plans to fix, the issues that have plagued it in recent years. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of November 20, 2016

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, November 21
Plymouth School Committee, 6:30 p.m. at Plymouth South Middle School

7:38 p.m: School Council Plan Presentation: Plymouth South Middle School

Planning Board, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

Plans, Covenants, and Releases: ZBA 3849 – Abbatangelo and Fabrizio
83A Taylor Ave, Map 45C, Lot 101, Special Permits to waive the side and rear setback requirements and to enlarge a non-conforming structure in order to construct a 12’x20’ deck
7:15 pm: Public Hearing: B607 – 68 Jordan Road RDD, Mark and Tammy Cedrone, Map 81, Lot 12-3 Divide to create two single family lots (one with existing dwelling) and open space
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CAPE COD TIMES: NRC cites Pilgrim for four violations

Less than two weeks from today, 20 inspectors from around the country will descend on Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to conduct a sweeping inspection of all its systems.

If a quarterly report released Monday on recent performance is an indication, Entergy, Pilgrim’s owner-operator, may be in for a rough ride. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of November 13, 2016

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, November 15
Plymouth South High School Council, 7 p.m. at Plymouth South High School

Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:25 PM Paula Skelly, 106 Sea View Drive, 049-003-156-000. A Request for Determination of Applicability to upgrade a septic system in the buffer zone of Top of Coastal Bank and Indian Brook. Wednesday, November 6
Zoning Board of Appeals, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:45 P.M. Case #3843 – Fontaine & Moyer – 119G Taylor Ave, Special Permit per Section 205-43 and Table 5 to waive the side setback requirements in order to raise and relocate an existing house to comply with FEMA elevation requirements. POST FACTO
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Manomet favors Mahoney and Vecchi, while the Pinehills opposes legal marijuana

Voters in Manomet and the Pinehills area generally followed the rest of Plymouth in their electoral choices on Tuesday, with some exceptions. In the race for President Hillary Clinton won in precincts 6,7 and 15. Donald Trump won precinct 5 with 1,069 votes to Clinton’s 1,027. Clinton won Plymouth overall, 15,323 votes to 14,168 for Trump. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station cooling system deemed inoperable

With a sweeping inspection by a federal team just two weeks away, operators at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station had to declare a system used to cool the reactor inoperable on Monday, after it failed a routine quarterly test. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of November 6, 2016

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Wednesday, November 9
Board of Health, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:15 p.m.: An application for a horse stable license (2 horses) has been requested by: Anthony J. Maglio, 522 Ship Pond Road
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