Monthly Archives: July 2012

Governance looking at changes in bylaws and Town Manager Act

By Tanna Kasperowicz This Monday Cohasset’s Governance Committee will be e-mailing questions to appointed and elected town committee heads asking them a number of questions about their operations.  Responses are due August 15. After the information is compiled, the committee will discuss possible “tweaks,” and plan to deal with areas of confusion.  One new question…

Cat Dam in the news again

The saga of Cat Dam continues as DEP in a letter dated July 12, 2012 asks Cohasset to “…advise the Department, in writing, as to your intentions to file the required ENF with the MEPA Office…”. At the July 19 Conservation Commission meeting, Acting Town Manager, Michael Milanoski, presented an “update” which in reality was…

A Tale of Two Chiefs – by Mike Coughlin

by Mike Coughlin former Cohasset Town Manager Over a year ago, interviewing before the Town Manager Search Committee headed by now Interim Town Manager Mike Milanowski,  I reasoned that Cohasset may gain some guidance by lessons I learned when I was Town Manager in Southbridge.  While the reason for bringing up Southbridge was because the…

Some insight into charges against Cohasset Police Chief Mark DeLuca

Tinytown Unleashed has learned that the 11 so-called charges against suspended Cohasset Police Chief Mark DeLuca were allegedly cooked up by Acting Town Manager Mike Milanoski and Deputy Chief William Quigley during an early morning phone call – mere hours before the chief was suspended. If Selectman Chair Paul Carlson thinks he’s going to win…

Another Selectmen’s Dilemma

Cohasset selectmen, excepting new member Gjesteby, face a dilemma of their own making.  The former jewel of our town common, the Meeting House Pond, is rapidly turning into an eyesore and potential health hazard of major proportions as its stagnant waters close over with green pond scum and other unattractive growth.  While our resident gurus…

Honeybee Democracy*

by Tanna Kasperowicz We are much like Honeybees in that we are both a society and a superorganism. living here as we do in our Hull, Cohasset, Hingham, Scituate and Weymouth hives. Individually, we act as family units and then in our town governments we are divided into precincts, and parties. And along with all…