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WICKED LOCAL: Plymouth eyeing properties that encroach on public land

They thought they had sold their house on Rocky Hill Road but when a title search showed that their pool had been built on town-owned conservation land the sale came to a grinding halt.

Now Peggy and Roy Geiger are hoping a last-minute addition of an article to the April 1 Special Town Meeting can salvage the sale and Town Manager Melissa Arrighi sees an opportunity for the town to resolve a number of similar situations throughout the town. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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Maestas makes case for borrowing more money to build fields at new Plymouth South High

As Town Meeting nears, school officials pitched their plan for additional turf fields at the new Plymouth South High School, Monday night. The school department wants to borrow an additional $3.7 million to pay for the fields, which would be located where the current high school building stands, But, those in attendance at Plymouth South Middle School seemed less interested in the cost and more interested in what they would be like. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Parking fee hike proposed for White Horse Beach

It’s an idea that’s been kicked around as a potential tool in the battle against illegal parking at White Horse Beach and now it may become a reality. Town officials will propose at this spring’s Town Meeting to create a special parking district at White Horse Beach, Assistant Town Manager Derek Brindisi told residents at a meeting Wednesday night at the Plymouth Public Library. Fine in the new parking district would be up to $50, the maximum allowed by state law, he said.  The typical parking fine in Plymouth is $15, which has proven to be little deterrent to visitors looking to spend a day at the beach. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Town Meeting buys a Manomet bog

Cranberry Bog in Manomet

Town Meeting overwhelmingly voted Saturday to purchase 127 acres of land off Beaver Dam Road that includes a cranberry bog, along with a piece of land that extends into the Pine Hills. The vote to spend $599,000 of Community Preservation money was 113-6. The town is adding $51,000 of grant money to that figure and will receive $375,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture to restore the area, accoridng to Environmental Affairs Director David Gould. The bog has already been taken out of commission. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Mass Audubon looks for support to take over Tidmarsh Farms

Mass Audubon wants to take over Tidmarsh Farms, the nearly complete 600-acre ecological restoration project in Manomet, and turn it into its newest wildlife sanctuary. In order to do that, they need to raise $3.6 million by next June. That’s the deadline to receive a $1 million state grant they were awarded. (more…) Continue Reading →

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School department wants to put LED sign at Plymouth South High School

Electronic sign at Plymouth North High School

The new Plymouth South High School may also get a new sign, Town Meeting willing, that is. Superintendent Gary Maestas came before the Planning Board Monday night looking for backing of a Town Meeting article that would permit an electronic signboard near the entrance to Plymouth South High School. Installing a sign would require a change to town zoning bylaws, which needs approval from Town Meeting. (more…) 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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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><strong>Do you support the referendum question calling for a=
halt to relicensing the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant?</strong></p&=
<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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Precinct 15 caucus on Wednesday, April 4

<p>A special caucus is being held for residents of the newly created =
Precinct 15 at the Stonebridge Club in the Pinehills on April 4 from 7 to 9=
<p>Precinct 15 was created as part of the redistricting of the town a=
fter the 2010 census. It encompasses the Pinehills and surrounding areas.&l=
<p>This caucus is an opportunity for voters to learn more about the $=
177 million town budget and other matters that will come before Town Meeti=
ng on April 7.</p>
<p>The caucus will take place in the Cabana building next to the Ston=
ebridge Club at <a href=3D”
,+Massachusetts+02360&amp;gl=3Dus&amp;t=3Dm&amp;z=3D15″ target=
=3D”_blank”>55 Stonebridge Road</a>.</p>
<p>Read the Annual Town Meeting Warrant <a href=3D”http://www.plym=
20warrants/A412.pdf” target=3D”_blank”>here</a>.</p>
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Manomet Village Steering Committee meeting, Thursday, March 22

<p>The Manomet Village Steering Committee meets Thursday, March 22 at=
7 p.m. at the Manomet Branch Library.<br /> The master plan and vill=
age logo are on the agenda, as is a discussion about what issues regarding =
White Horse Beach should be taken up with counsel.</p>
<p><strong>Town Meeting Caucus</strong><br /><br=
/> Town meeting representatives from precincts 5 and 7, which represent=
parts of Manomet, will hold a joint pre-town meeting caucus at South Eleme=
ntary School on Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. <br /> They will be join=
ed from representatives of precincts 9 and 14.</p>
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Town Meeting approves more money for Entergy negotiations

<p dir=3D”ltr” id=3D”internal-source-marker_0.5228977736551315″>Monda=
y night, Town Meeting voted 71-41 to add $500,000 to the town=E2=80=99s bud=
get for its negotiation with Entergy Corporation over a new payment in lieu=
of taxes agreement.</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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Simes house gets town meeting support

Plans to restore the Simes House on Manomet Point Road and turn it into a combination of affordable housing, a community center and office space cleared a major hurdle when town meeting approved spending $1.5 million of community preservation act money on the the project, Saturday.The roll call vote, was 97-11. Manomet and Pinehills representatives voted 23-6 in favor. (more…) Continue Reading →

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