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TOWN MEETING ROUNDUP: Simes House gets its zoning change, PSHS gets its solar panels, beach parcel stays put

Town Meeting voted 96-26 on Saturday to approve a zoning change for the Simes House that will allow it to hold a wider variety of programs at the historic home. The vote changed the building’s zoning from residential to transitional commercial. That, according to Manomet Village Commons Incorporated President John Moody, will help generate the needed revenue to make the Simes House financially self-sufficient. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Saint Bonaventure passes Conservation Commission test

<p>The latest hurdle for St. Bonaventure Parish=E2=80=99s plans to bu=
ild a new church proved easier to leap than the last one.</p>
<p>The Conservation Commission gave the project its OK, ruling it did=
not require any additional permits to build an expanded parking lot, the p=
art of the project that had proven troublesome in meetings with the Plannin=
g Board and <a href=3D”http://www.manometcurrent.com/2012/03/zoning-boar=
d-wont-give-st-bonaventure-parking-variance.html” target=3D”_blank”>Zoni=
ng Board of Appeals</a>.</p>
<p>Matt Varrell of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. told the commission =
work on the lot would affect 2,500 square feet of wetlands near <a href=
=3D”http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=3Den&amp;ix=3Dsea&amp;ion=3D1&am=
p;amp;bav=3Don.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&amp;q=3DCharles+Higgins=
+Way,+Plymouth+MA&amp;um=3D1&amp;ie=3DUTF-8&amp;hq=3D&amp;h=
near=3D0x89e4b11280726ae7:0x277930ff266a7a54,Charles+Higgins+Way,+Plymouth,=
+MA+02360&amp;gl=3Dus&amp;ei=3DymlyT55oheLRAbLL9J4B&amp;sa=3DX&=
amp;amp;oi=3Dgeocode_result&amp;ct=3Dtitle&amp;resnum=3D1&amp;v=
ed=3D0CB8Q8gEwAA” target=3D”_blank”>Charles Higgins Way</a>, which=
borders the northern part of the property. In the end, though, Varrell sai=
d the new lot would mean a reduction of 750 square feet in pavement.</p&=
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Steering committee gives thumbs down to bog building project

<p dir=3D”ltr”>Residents in the south end of Manomet, particularly on=
Bog View Road, may not have anything against blueberries, but they certain=
ly don=E2=80=99t seem to think much of a multi-year project to clear space =
for growing them.</p>

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Questions remain about Manomet Ponds project

 
Some questions need answering before the zoning board of appeals will give the go-ahead for the Manomet Ponds affordable housing developmentWhile the project received state approval in 2005, the ZBA still needs to approve the final plan for the project, Chairman Peter Conner explained at Wednesday night’s meeting.Phase one of the project would put 20 new house lots near Manomet Elementary School. A quarter of those houses would have to be classifed as affordable.According to Conner, the project was slowed down by the recession. (more…) Continue Reading →

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