Archive for May, 2011
As the Weymouth worm turns, Part 3
By Bob Montgomery Thomas
As did very few others, I attended the so-called Annual Town Meeting on May 16 at Abigail Adams Middle School behind Weymouth’s Town Hall. I say “very few others” because it seems as though the residents and voters could care less about their government and how it spends the ever-rising, hard earned tax dollars that are continually squeezed from the pockets of harried working taxpayers and senior citizen retirees.
This year’s attendance was much lighter than last’s because there were not that many scholarships being granted to the deserving, hard-working students of Weymouth to help them with college and post-graduate costs. That’s another story for another time as to the value or non-value of scholarship grants.
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Grab the sun while you can – another 5 days of rain is being forecast.
by Karen Quigley
Last Thursday night the Environmental-20’s new biologist presented his review and comments on the Cat Dam NOI to the Conservation Committee. He was hired to repudiate the negative technical comments of eight environmental agencies*. It was predictably one-sided and try as the chair might to direct discussion to the merits of the proposed O&M, the Environmental-20 continued their diatribe of private property rights and the bias of environmental regulatory and advisory agencies.
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If you are looking for the reasons you came up short in this election look no further than your;
- Commitment to the citizenry who elected you
- Dedication to the job
- Tireless fight for fiscal responsibility
- Equitable approach on issues that affected all walks of town life
- Common sense
- Unwillingness to abandon what is right for what is popular
- Courage to stand up, alone if necessary, against ignorance and inequity
- Refusal to be silenced
As a package these make you a person to be admired, but apparently …. unre-electable.
The Conservation Commission’s continued hearing on Cat Dam is Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m
We haven’t spoken about it for some time now because Cohasset Selectmen (i.e., E-20) kept asking for extensions.
Cohasset Selectmen E-20 are going before the Cohasset Conservation Commission this Thursday with the same Notice of Intent presented February 10, 2011. It should be noted that ALL regulatory bodies have registered their dismay at this NOI, saying that interfering with the natural tide impairs the water quality in Inner Little Harbor.
The Cohasset Board of Selectmen et al will appear before the Cohasset Conservation Commission this Thursday asking the conservation commission to adopt its initial NOI which severely limits low tide mudflat exposure during the growing season.
It is assumed that since the Saturday elections, the board of selectmen is united (5 -0 in favor) as former Selectman Karen Quigley was defeated in the recent election on this same issue.
As of this writing, all of the Cohasset Board of Selectmen are from Precinct 1 and it is presumed that all Precinct 1 Selectmen are in favor of severely curtailing the tides in Little Inner Harbor.
New Selectman Diane Kennedy was asked to run by Cat Dam proponents and it is presumed that she endorses their cause.