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Testing set for water system expansion plan

The Town of Plymouth will be conducting geotechnical testing on  Clark Road, Beaver Dam Road, Long Pond Road and Jordan Road beginning  July 20, 2017:
This work is related to the design and permitting of the expansion of the Town’s municipal water system. This spring, Town Meeting provided funds to design and permit this project, which includes the development of two new groundwater supply facilities and the design of approximately 14 miles of water mains. The water system expansion will  include the installation of an elevated water storage tank, and the construction of valve control stations that will connect to the Town’s existing pressure zones. Construction of these proposed improvements would not occur until a subsequent Town Meeting Article approves funding. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of July 10, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, July 11
Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:05 PM   White Horse Properties LLC, David MacDonald, Manager, 1-17 Short Street, Parcel ID 045-000-039-003.  A Request for Determination of Applicability to upgrade a septic system, in the buffer zone of a Bordering Vegetated Wetland of Bartlett Brook. 7:20 PM   Paul P. Ravinski, et ux, 68 and 72 Bay Shore Drive, Parcel ID 043-000A-162-000 and 043-000A-163-000.  A Request for an Amended Order of Conditions for DEP File No. Continue Reading →

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WATD-FM: Environmental Coalition Petitioning to be a Part of Emera Agreement with Entergy

The Coalition to Preserve Natural Plymouth, doesn’t find fault with Emera’s agreement with Entergy to build a transmission line from Canada to deliver clean energy to the state, but the Coalition has other concerns with the proposal. Read more at WATD-FM. Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Decommissioning discussion goes off track

A conference call set up to hear Entergy Corp.’s timetables for decommissioning the Pilgrim, Vermont Yankee, Palisades and Indian Point nuclear power plants rapidly swerved from its planned agenda Tuesday, as watchdogs from the four host regions, allowed to listen in on the discussion, peppered federal regulators and Entergy representatives with a long list of questions they had not come prepared to answer. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of June 18, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, June 20
Board of Selectmen, 6 p.m. at Town Hall

7:50 p.m. Discussion on Creation of White Horse Beach Parking Committee

8:10 p.m. Licenses and Administrative Notes: Approve & Execute Acceptance of Deed for 127.8 acres off Beaver Dam Road (Art. 9E, 2016 FATM); Establish White Horse Beach Parking District and Enact $50 Parking Fines within District

Open Space Committee, 7 p.m. a t Town Hall

Tax Title Properties: White Horse Beach

Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:15 PM   Hassan Afzali, 129A Taylor Avenue, Parcel ID 045C-000-119-000.  A Notice of Intent to upgrade a septic system, in-fill retaining walls, and pave parking area, in the resource of a Coastal Dune of White Horse Beach. Wednesday, June 21
Zoning Board of Appeals, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:30 P.M. Case #3869 – Vincent & Cheryl Damiano – 125 D Taylor Avenue Special Permit per Section 205-43 and Table 5 to waive the side, rear, and front setback in order to construct a new single-family home
7:45 P.M. Case #3870 – Joseph Cruza, Jr. & Joseph Cruza, Sr. AND Christian Horvath & Grace Horvath – 2 & 4 Sachem Road Need a Variance of lot size and depth to create a new lot 
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Simes House is almost ready for visitors

Seeing a town project completed in Manomet seems like a rare thing, but in the case of the Simes House, it’s happening. Community Preservation Committee Chairman Bill Keohan told the Manomet Village Steering Committee on Tuesday that work on the Simes House is scheduled for completion by early July. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be scheduled for later that month, he said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Insurance issues cited as reason for beach bath house delay

The White Horse Beach Bath House has been a long time coming, and it’s going to be longer still. Community Preservation Committee Chairman Bill Keohan gave the Manomet VIllage Steering Committee an update on the project’s status. Keohan explained that an unorthodox approach to designing the building has played a factor in the project’s delay. When Town Meeting approved the project in 2013, the article included  a provision to let the MVSC approve a design for the bath house with public input. Typically, building design is handled by the Building Committee, Keohan said. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of June 11, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, June 13
Board of Selectmen, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

8:10 p.m. Emera – Update on Atlantic Transmission Line Project
8:25 p.m. Licenses and Administrative Notes: Decline Right of First Refusal (Ch. 61/61A), Lots 6-4, 4, & 30 on Map 75, off Bartlett & Beaver Dam

Manomet Steering Committee, 6:30 p.m. at Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street

6:40 PM   Presentation by Mr. Bill Keohan on Taylor Ave Bathhouse
7:15 PM    Requested time to speak on Proposed Parking Plan meeting
                  By Ed Alusow
7:35 PM   Review the Master Plan with members of the MVSC
                  By Alice Baker MVSC

Wednesday, June 14
Board of Health, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

8:15 PM Pickle Ball Noise Complaint: Lawrence Richmond, 14 Valley Front Plymouth, would like to speak to the board regarding noise generated from pickle ball being played near his home.  
8:25 PM Poultry By-Law Issues
Emerson Carpenter, 11 Silver Birch Ave, would like to talk to the board about the new Poultry Regulations. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of June 4, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods.  
Tuesday, June 6
Manomet Village Steering Committee, 6:30 p.m. at 146 Bartlett Road
Wednesday, June 7
Zoning Board of Appeals, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall

Other Business:  Case #3284 – Sawmill Development Corp. – Off Kathleen Drive – Map 73 Lots 4,5,6 Determination if modification to convert 100 duplex buildings into 200 detached single- family dwellings is a substantial or insubstantial change. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of May 28, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, May 30

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

7:00 p.m. Plymouth Pilgrims Baseball Club: 2017 Season Events
8:05 p.m. Licenses and Administrative Notes: Common Victualler – The Blueberry Muffin, 12 Village Green South

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

UPCOMING LOTTERIES: 17 CUTTER DR. – Marketing complete

Thursday, June 1

Precinct 15 caucus, 7:15 p.m. at the Stonebridge Club, 55 Stonebridge Road Continue Reading →

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Panel learns about the decommissioning options at Pilgrim Station

Despite some rancor between its members, the Nuclear Decommissioning CItizens Advisory Panel did learn something about how the shutdown of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station might proceed. “The first step is to  have a plan,” Pilgrim’s Government Affairs Manager, Joe Lynch, told the panel. To that end, he said, a team will be formed at the plant to oversee decommissioning while the remainder of the staff will remain focused on operating it. The decommissioning team will be lead by John Ohrenberger, who is also one of Entergy’s representatives on the panel. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Sparks fly at first meeting of Pilgrim Station decommissioning panel

The first meeting of the advisory panel charged  with advising the Governor and the Legislature on the decommissioning of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station started snippy and ended sloppily. With 19 members appointed by a variety of state and local officials, there was certain to be some disagreement as the panel met Wednesday night at Plymouth South High School and it quickly showed during questioning of a presentation by Joe Lynch, Pilgrim’s manager of government affairs, on how the plant’s shutdown might proceed. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Safety a concern as Pilgrim panel holds first meeting

A 21-member panel established to provide citizen input into the complicated process of decommissioning Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station will meet for the first time Wednesday night. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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Two incumbent Town Meeting Members voted out in Manomet

Manomet and Pinehills residents will see a few, just a few,  new faces at Town Meeting this fall. Precinct 6 voted out incumbent Paul Francis in favor of Cheryl Fischer, while incumbents Charlotte Collins and Megan Collins-Dempster were re-elected. Colleen Coughlin ran unopposed for a two-year seat. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of May 21, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, May 23
Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:05  PM    Luke Family Nominee Trust, 105 Manomet Avenue, Parcel ID 048-049-197-000.  A Request for Determination of Applicability to upgrade a septic system, in the buffer zone of the Top of a Coastal Bank. Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m.at Town Hall

7:40 p.m. Licenses and Administrative Notes: Amplified Music – Hayley Sabella, for Summer Barn Show Series at 127 Manomet Point Road; Designate Member of the Board of Selectmen to Simes House RFP Review Committee

Thursday, May 25
Roads Advisory Committee, 7 p.m. at Cedarville Community Center

Review of Old/New Business or Legally submitted Information: Long Pond Road Intersections
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CANDIDATE QUESTIONS: Stephen Michael Palmer for Redevelopment Authority

The Manomet Current has posted a list of questions for candidates in all contested offices. You can find the questions here. Name: Stephen Michael Palmer
Running for: Redevelopment Authority
Street: Martingale Lane
Served on Town Boards and Committees: Town Meeting Member #5
Running for office: To develop more affordable housing. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CapeCod.com: Pilgrim Hit With Two More Violations in First-Quarter Report

Just days after two high pressure safety valves failed a required test at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, the plant has been hit with two more violations by federal regulators. Read more at CapeCod.com. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of May 14, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, May 15
Manomet Steering Committee, 6:30 p.m. at Plymouth Police Headquarters

3rd of July event Public Safety &Planning

School Committee, 7 p.m. at PCIS

7:39 p.m. School Improvement Plans:  Manomet Elementary School
8:00 p.m. Informational Items: Manomet Elementary School Playground

Tuesday, May 16
Plymouth South Middle School Council, 5 p.m. at Plymouth South Middle School

Plymouth South High School Council, 7 p.m. at Plymouth South High School

Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:20 PM   Domenic and Lydia Lalli, 147 G Taylor Avenue, Parcel ID 045C-000-005-000.  A Notice of Intent for the construction of a deck, and other renovations to an existing single family dwelling, in the resource of Coastal Dune of White Horse Beach. Continue Reading →

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Pilgrim Station is still lowest-rated, but passes NRC inspection

As expected, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station passed the inspection. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission released its final report of an inspection stemming from the power plant’s worst in the nation safety rating and while the plant remains in that category, “Pilgrim’s programs and processes support nuclear safety,” according to a statement released by NRC Spokesman Neil Sheehan. 

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On the Agenda for the week of May 8, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, May 9
Plymouth South Middle School Council, 5 p.m. at Plymouth South Middle School CANCELLED

Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:25 PM   Mary Ann Weiss, 95 Sea View Drive, Parcel ID 049-003-135-000.  A Request for a Determination of Applicability to upgrade a septic system in the buffer zone of the Top of a Coastal Bank. 7:30 PM   Jack Blizzard Johnson & Crystal Anna May Johnson, 147B Taylor Avenue, Parcel ID 045C-000-059-000.  A Notice of Intent for the post-facto construction to enlarge an open deck, remove lattice fencing under the dwelling and debris removal, in the resource of coastal beach of White Horse Beach. Continue Reading →

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Water meter replacement program set to begin

The Town of Plymoth will begin replacing all  all commercial and residential water meters throughout town starting around May 15, 2017. According to a press release, Baystate Winsupply, will perform the installations.The company will need access to each customer’s house or business. Baystate Winsupply will contact customers directly, via U.S. Mail, to arrange access. (more…) Continue Reading →

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