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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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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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Candidate gives police photo of alleged sign theft

Selectman candidate and Manomet resident Betty Cavacco reported another lawn sign theft and this time she has some evidence. According to Lieutenant Dana Flynn, she reported the theft of a sign at a home near the Waverly Oaks Golf Course. Not only did she report the theft, she also submitted a photo of the alleged perpetrator. The photo, Flynn said, was taken with a small camera attached to a mailbox. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CANDIDATE QUESTIONS: Nate Segal candidate for Precinct 7 Town Meeting Member

The Manomet Current has posted a list of questions for candidates in all contested offices. You can find the questions here. Name: Nate Segal
Running for: Town Meeting Representative from Precinct 7
Street: Monument Ponds Path
Served on Town Boards and Committees: I am looking forward to serving as a Town Meeting Member from Precinct 7. 
Running for office: I’m running for Town Meeting in order to make a positive contribution to my community, to help manage the town in a responsible, sustainable and inclusive manner that will preserve the amazing features we have now, while building a healthy, safe and thriving community for the next generation (for more information please visit nateprecinct7.com). (more…) Continue Reading →

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CANDIDATE QUESTIONS: Cheryl Fischer, candidate for Precinct 6 Town Meeting Member

The Manomet Current has posted a list of questions for candidates in all contested offices. You can find the questions here. Name: Cheryl K. Fischer (Cheryl King Fischer)
Running for: Town Meeting Representative from Precinct #6
Street: Montrose Avenue
Served on Town Boards and Committees: Volunteer and one year on Board of the Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance, Member and Secretary of Indivisible Plymouth. Prior to moving to Manomet, I served on the Montpelier, Vermont, City Council and Co-chaired the Montpelier Energy Committee, Chair of the Montpelier Middle School Parent Teacher Association and other local civic groups. Running for office: I would like to be one of Precinct #6 voices at Town Meeting because, in these turbulent times, our democracy and government needs all of us to be more informed and involved in governing ourselves from the local to the federal level. 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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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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