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Plymouth police log for July 12 and July 13, 2017

July 12
10:07 a.m. Harassment on Brigantine Circle
2:28 p.m. Suspicious activity on Long Pond Road
7:33 p.m. Threats on State Road
8:06 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on State Road
July 13
10:28 a.m. Animal complaint on State Road
12:52 p.m. Fraud on Everson Avenue
Caller reportedly had bank account accessed after he signed up for an online computer services contract. 
8:42 p.m. Noise complaint on Manomet Avenue
9:42 p.m. Suspicious activity on Tide View Path
11:03 p.m. Fireworks on Taylor Avenue Continue Reading →

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Zoning change may be needed for Simes House

Making the Simes House a sustainable operation will be next to impossible without a zoning change, Manomet Village Common Incorporated Chairman John Moody told the Board of Selectmen, Tuesday night. Manomet Village Common Inc., which was created by several prominent Manometians, was the sole bidder for the contract to manage the historic home. Moody described how the group planned to generate the funds needed to keep it operating. But, given the current zoning, the group is reluctant to commit to the planned five-year lease. He asked Selectmen to include a provision allowing MVCI to withdraw if a zoning change isn’t approved. 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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Pilgrim Station cited for security violation 

Enter by has been cited for a security violation at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. According to a letter from The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, an investigation that ended in March found a Level IV security violation at the plant. Level IV is the lowest level violation. Because sensitive information was involved, the NRC is keeping details of the violation confidential, the letter states. The violation was identified by Entergy and immediate corrective action was taken, the letter states. Continue Reading →

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Applicants wanted for new White Horse Beach Parking Committee

The Board of Selectmen seeks applicants to serve on the White Horse Beach Parking Committee.  
Those interested in serving should submit a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Letters may be addressed to: Board of Selectmen, Plymouth Town Hall, 11 Lincoln Street, Plymouth, MA 02360. For more information, please contact the Board of Selectmen’s Office at (508) 747-1620, ext. 106.  Continue Reading →

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Parking restrictions for July 3, 2017

Traffic on Taylor Avenue will be blocked to all traffic with the exception of residents between White Horse Rd. and Rocky Hill Rd. to Taylor Ave at Manomet Point Road beginning at 6:00 PM and remained closed as deemed necessary.   

All side streets that lead to the Priscilla Beach area will also be closed to all traffic with the exception of residents also beginning at 6:00 PM.  There will be NO PARKING along both sides of Manomet Point Road, Highland Terrace, White Horse Beach Rd., Manomet Ave, Old Beach Rd, and Rocky Hill Rd. Continue Reading →

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Manomet Heights parking meeting gets low marks

 Attendees at last Tuesday night’s Manomet Village Steering Committee expressed frustration with how a meeting held last Thursday about a proposed parking plan for a portion of the White Horse Beach area went. “The disorganization was unbelievable” said MVSC member Harry Helm. The presentation, he added descended into a gripe session about all the issues affecting the area. Interviewed later, Assistant Town Manager Derek Brindisi agreed the meeting got contentious. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Canadian company says Manomet is choice for power line landing site

Emera, a Canadian company looking to build a 900 megawatt power cable from New Brunswick, Canada, to Massachusetts told the Board of Selectmen that Plymouth is their choice for a landing spot. The company had also considered Lynn, but Plymouth’s receptiveness to hosting the cable gave it the edge, Robin McAdam of Emera said at Tuesday night’s meeting. He was there to give the board an update on the project. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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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Fox 25 News: Road race participants fighting to get refunds after last minute cancelation

Jennifer Mcalinden planned to run her first half marathon near her home in Plymouth, but when the old sandwich road race abruptly canceled she needed a backup. The Old Sandwich Road Race was scheduled to be and end at Plymouth South High School on June 4, but the day before an email from event organizers Plymouth Rock Racing said it had been “postponed due to the availability of the venue (construction).” Read more at Fox25Boston.com. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: Nuclear decommissioning panel members call meeting on their own

Two weeks ago the first meeting of the state’s Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel ended on a sour note when a motion to set the date for the next meeting – and create an agenda – was ignored by the commission’s acting chairman, Department of Public Utilities Secretary Angela O’Connor, who after an otherwise open and frank discussion by panel members and the audience abruptly adjourned the meeting. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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Plymouth police log for May 16, 2017

2:52 a.m. Animal complaint on Old Beach Road
6:18 a.m. Suspicious activity on Sunset Avenue
10:11 a.m. Suspicious activity on State Road
Someone reportedly posted  the Bible passage John 2:16, “To those who sold the doves, he said, ‘Take these things out of here. Do not make my Father’s house a marketplace.'” to the door of the old Saint Bonaventure. 
2:00 p.m. Suspicious activity on State Road
5:34 p.m. Harassment on Tide View Path
6:46 p.m. Simple Assault on Beaver Dam Road
7:30 p.m. General disturbance on Patriot Circle 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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WICKED LOCAL: Judge dismisses sex trafficking charges against Plymouth man

A Superior Court judge has dismissed charges against a local official accused of sex trafficking and running a house of ill fame. Judge Angela Kelley Brown dismissed both charges against Douglas Crociati, ruling that prosecutors leading a 2015 investigation into misconduct at local massage parlors “recklessly disregarded the truth” in seeking indictments against the local airport commissioner. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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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 manometnews@gmail.com.  

Answers will not be edited or proofread. Please make sure to review your answers before sending them. Continue Reading →

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Pilgrim Station begins final refueling

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station powered down on Sunday in anticipation of its final refueling. According to a statement from Pilgrim spokesman Patrick O’Brien, 800 temporary workers have been assigned to assist in the process. The statement declined to state when PNPS will return to service. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Several Manomet and Pinehills residents seeking town office

Manomet and Pinehills residents will see competitive races for Town Meeting this election season. In Precinct 6, incumbents Colleen Coughlin, Paul Francis and Megan Collins-Dempster are being challenged by Cheryl Fischer and Maureen Renaud. In Precinct 7, Nathan Segal is running against incumbents Jeanette Kelly, Robert Materna and Karen Buechs. While Precinct 15, is guaranteed to see at least one new face at Town Meeting as Mark Leppo, Anatol Zukerman and Gilbert Paul are running against incumbents John DeCoste and Joseph Curley. (more…) Continue Reading →

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OBITUARY: Ellen Hammond, 97, served in the Coast Guard during WWII, worked as a secretary

Ellen Virginia Hammond,  97, formerly of Plymouth, Duxbury, and Osterville, passed away on April 2, 2017 in Kingston at Wingate at Silver Lake with her family and friends at her side. She was the loving wife of the late John James Hammond. Read more at Tributes.com. Continue Reading →

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