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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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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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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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Incumbents do well in local Town Meeting races

It was a good Election Day for incumbent Town Meeting members in the Manomet and Pinehills area. Dennis Sullivan, Stephen Palmer and W.Wrestling Brewster were all returned to office in precinct 5.  Incumbents Richard Caproni and Keven Joyce were reelected in precinct 15, while Richard Nealey was elected to an open seat. Neil Foley finished fourth in Precinct 5 and Peter Stearns did the same in Precinct 15. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Candidates for Town Meeting

Precinct 5
Neil Foley (Incumbent)
Dennis Sullivan (Incumbent)
Stephen Palmer (Incumbent)
W. Wrestling Brewster
Precinct 6
Thomas Kelley (Incumbent)
Edward Gellar, Jr.
Mary Byron (Incumbent)
Precinct 7
Mary Ellen Parker
Jay Ferguson (Incumbent)
Mark Schmidt (Incumbent)
Precinct 15
Richard Caproni (Incumbent)
Keven Joyce (Incumbent)
Marcus McGraw
Guy Roy
Richard Nealey (Incumbent) Continue Reading →

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Plymouth election may feature several Manomet, Pinehills residents

Two Manomet residents are among those who have taken out papers for a seat on the Planning Board in the spring election. Bob Bielen, who currently serves as the board’s alternate, has already returned his papers, while former member Nick Filla has not. Bart Foley, a Plymouth Center resident, has also taken out papers. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Saturday is Election Day

Saturday, May 9 is election day in Plymouth. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Incumbent Ken Tavares is being challenged by Eric Dykeman for a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen. Manomet residents Betty Cavacco and Harry Salerno, along with Pinehills resident Shelagh Joyce,  are running against Kevin Canty and David Malaguti for a one-year term on the board. That seat became available when Matt Muratore was elected to the State House. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CANDIDATE ANSWERS: Betty Cavacco, candidate for Plymouth Board of Selectmen (one-year term)

What steps would you take to fix the town’s infrastructure, such as roads and bridges? First I would get the excise money out of the general fund and put it back into our roads and infrastructure. We collect $7 million from excise taxes. We have a system that prioritizes each road. It’s time we start using all “our” tools in the toolbox! Continue Reading →

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CANDIDATE ANSWERS: Kim Hunt, candidate for Plymouth School Committee

The Manomet Current recently posted a series of questions for the candidates for school committee and the board of selectmen. They will be presented in the order they are received. What steps would you take to improve fields and playgrounds at Plymouth schools? We are so fortunate to have amazing fields at Plymouth North High School and will have equally great fields at South High School in the next few years. Both middle school fields are in need of work. As for the playgrounds we have a wide range of playgrounds throughout the district. Continue Reading →

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CANDIDATE ANSWERS: Harry Salerno candidate for Plymouth Board of Selectmen (one-year term)

The Manomet Current recently posted a series of questions for the candidates for school committee and the board of selectmen. They will be presented in the order they are received. What steps would you take to fix the town’s infrastructure, such as roads and bridges? First, I believe that we need to develop a comprehensive plan to address the full scope of this issue. It is important to include the DPW, Town Manager, and Board of Selectmen in this planning process. Continue Reading →

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CANDIDATE ANSWERS: Christine Kane, write-in candidate for Plymouth School Committee

The Manomet Current recently posted a series of questions for the candidates for school committee and the board of selectmen. They will be presented in the order they are received. What steps would you take to improve fields and playgrounds at Plymouth schools? Each school needs a safe play space.  That means playground equipment, as well as the fall surface, need to be inspected regularly for any damage, or unsafe parts. Continue Reading →

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UPDATED: Local candidates filling town election ballot

With the deadline to return papers only days away, several local people have taken out papers for town-wide office in the May 9, 2015 town election. Jay Ferguson of Old Beach Road and incumbent Dennis Begley of Ship Pond Road are both running for School Committee. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Indian Brook kids promote voting

Indian Brook Elementary School Henry White, Hannah Maddeford, Ainslee Mac Varish, Matthew Cassidy, Sophie Machernis, Jackus Machernis, Naythen Ruehs, Isabella Romboldi, Sterling Lewis and Leo Shore attended the Board of Selectmen meeting last week. They represented the children of Plymouth in promoting the Kids Vote program. The children were presented with a proclamation from the Board of Selectman. Continue Reading →

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TOWN MEETING CANDIDATES: Mary leSueur, Precinct 5

<p>&#0160;Following are the candidate&#39;s answer to a serie=
s of questions from The Manomet Current. The questions were sent to all can=
didates for Town Meeting from precincts in the Manomet and &#0160;Pineh=
ills area. The answers are being published in the order they were received.=
</p>
<p><strong>Do you support the referendum question calling for a=
halt to relicensing the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant?</strong></p&=
gt;
<p>Yes, &#0160;I wholeheartedly support the referendum question c=
alling for a halt to relicensing the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant.</p>

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Local candidates for Town Meeting and town-wide office

<p>The following people returned papers to run for town meeting repre=
sentative in the Manomet and Pinehills area. Because of redistricting, a ne=
w precinct was created, encompassing the Pinehills development and the surr=
ounding area. Also, voters will be asked to choose nine candidates. Their t=
erms will be determined by the order of finish.</p>
<p>The town election is May 12.<br />
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Atomic showdown at Plymouth Town Hall, Thursday

<p>If you care, one or another, about the relicensing of the Pilgrm N=
uclear Power Station, Town Hall is the place to be Thursday night.</p&gt=
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<p>At 7 p.m., the Board of Selectmen are holding a forum on a questio=
n calling for a halt to the relicensing process for Pilgrim until directive=
s made by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in response to the disaster at =
the Fukashima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan are implemented. The non-binding=
question will appear on the May 12 town election ballot.</p>

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Incumbents returned to town meeting in Manomet and the Pinehills

It was a clean sweep for incumbent town meeting representatives  in Manomet and the Pinehills as voters cast their ballots in Saturday’s election. Precincts 5 and 6 featured competive races, but incumbents Patricia McCarthy, Joseph Curley and George Klavens held off challenger Joseph Curley in precinct 5, while challenger Herman Hunt couldn’t get past incumbents Frank Collins, Barry Wood and Peter Gellar, Jr.
Precinct 7 incumbents Cecil Standley, Susan Page and Ken Buechs ran unnoposed, as did precinct 14 incumbents John DeCose and Karen Keane. The one new face in the local delegation is John Risso. 2011 Election Results
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