Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cohasset Questions

So, I have been observing the disintegration of my former hometown’s politics from the outside, albeit still as a taxpayer who’s ticked off at the circus. Sad, deplorable, and since I know many of the players, shocking. If anything, perhaps all of this will finally burst the bubble of Cohasset’s sense of entitlement and exclusiveness…

Cohasset Governance committee to be named SMEs

We are told that tomorrow evening the BOS has an agenda item to grant its governance committee Special Municipal Employee (SME) status. Wonder what prompted this. They weren’t worried about any of this stuff before.  Are they starting to go legal? Under the state ethics laws,  those designated special municipal employees have less stringent prohibitions…

E-mail conversations between Coughlin/Carr/DeCaprio

An interesting E-mail exchange about DeCaprio and his hedge fund,  January 2012. From: Mike Coughlin [mailto:mcoughlin@townofcohasset.org]Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 6:35 PMTo: ‘ted.carr@townofcohasset.org‘; ‘Mark Brennan Cc: ‘Jen Oram’ Subject: FW: Aquarion Water Since your name and that of the BOS will be on the concession agreement–seems to be when two Massachusetts towns are buying back…

The corporate take-over of water in Cohasset and the Globe

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 7PM St. Stephen’s Church, Cohasset Common Event is free to public, contributions encouraged Optional: the presentation will be preceded by an optional locavore potluck meal (6:30PM) sponsored by Sustainable Cohasset. If you’d like to participate, bring a meal to share. RSVP: Co-hosts are Chartis Tebbetts (781-383-1662) and Kathy Earle (339-788-1316). Who should…

Coughlin’s letter to regional DEP director

To Elizabeth Kouloheras Regional DEP Director, Massachusetts from Mike Cloughlin Cohasset Town Manager Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Dear Ms. Kouloheras, As the Town Manager for the Town of Cohasset,  I am writing about the Cat Dam project which is currently under consideration by your department. Shortly,   after I was appointed but before I took office…

COHASSET RFP still before inspector general- we think

Cohasset Water’s RFP concession agreement continues to be on hold at the inspector general’s office – where Town Counsel Paul DeRensis is defending the Town’s position against Cohasset Water’s designer counsel. DeRensis says that the town has joint control of the water company. Designer counsel says naught. In spite of the fact that Cohasset Water’s …