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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Bernie et Nader

I am for Hillary and see Bernie as a Ralph Nader Clone

He just can't make it. He is not that experienced. He has passion but so do I. He has ideas, but so do I. However, he does not have leadership at the executive level and Trump will simply turn him over like a stone. He has no chance with Trump but he will cause our country to be led by a fascist, a demagogue, a bigot, a racist.

This is not what America needs or should have. Sanders will undermine all the good that this nation holds. He will hand over the election to this sick Nazi.
7:33 pm edt 

An Observation

This is the Only Post that Doesn't have Donald Trump's distorted face showing up twenty times a day

It is rather sickening how our media is caught with the clown of the century. If it sells, then put this imbecile on the top of the discussion. Huffington Post has Trump ten times on any story.  Who is the sickest? the Huffington Post who rallies to his side when it can sell and sell and sell.

How sickening this is. How destructive to our values and to our democracy.
7:28 pm edt 

Police Regionalization

I guess the chiefs of police in the last 4 towns on the lower cape don't need permission from the people that pay their salaries, pay for their litigations and provide the vehicles and insurance for them to regionalize. I would love to know where the OK came from for our chief of police to take our cruisers and patrol up to the rotary? I know we sure didn't vote for it! So who told him that he could take town property with town employees and go write tickets and enforce MGL's in other towns? Who pays for any litigation that might arise from this?  who pays for the extra wear&tear on our vehicles or any damage that might occur while patrolling in these other towns? The answers to all these questions is the taxpayers that's who! Doesn't our chief have his hands full just dealing with his own town problems without bringing the whole lower capes problems to our town! I would love to know if our new town manager spoke for all of us in this matter!
1:25 pm edt 

Perspective

People are drowning trying to reach a country for a better life. And people here complain about the quality of dining out.

A study done regarding Florence Italy shows that the richest families in the year 1427 are still the richest families in Florence.

That is why we had so many Italian immigrants to this country a few decades ago. There was little upward mobility.

We are a land of immigrants. There are countless stories of people coming here with $25.00 in their pockets and now their grand children own property and have college degrees and became upwardly mobile.

WE talk about our great Aunt who had an outhouse most of her life where she lives in Pennsylvania.

I have an elderly neighbor who told me that when she went to buy her house, Seamen's bank told her that she had to get indoor plumbing and electricity..not have an out house and kerosene lamps.
8:43 am edt 

Re: Eating Out

Wrong ,wrong, wrong. Take a trip up the coast from ptown to maine.
The cost of food and liquor drops as you travel,no $14.00
Martinis,or $ 21.00 pizza. Yes,there are also many places that
Have the same issues as ptown,but without the hefty price tags !
8:41 am edt 

Re: Eating Out

I Disagree: for A small town We have some Delightful and Delicious Restaurants

They are not inexpensive but they still offer some wonderful entrees and delectable offerings. We don't have Franco and we don't have Howard Gruber and we don't have David Gallerani but we do still have some fabulous restaurants. There has been a food tradition here that has remain quite good from the time of Howard Mitchum and I am happy to call Provincetown home. I love restaurants and find so many here great, delicious and thoroughly enjoyable.

To all who have the guts, energy and courage to open new restaurants, thank you. and to those who continue, with much energy and personal commitment, to continue the traditions you have created, thank you too. Without you, Provincetown would be dull. You help make it exciting!
8:03 am edt 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Social Media

Thank goodness FACEBOOK wasn't around when my friends and I were young! The Legal Nude Beach in Truro at Longnook! The Dunes in Provincetown! We were all Young and being Nude in Nature was the thing to do--but all of us guys looked like models then--Young and Handsome.

When I see what is being posted now by young people--these photos will follow them all of their lives. Mine are in a photo album safe from the eyes of any employers etc etc etc

The Days, the Nights, the Parties, the picnics, the wings at Pucci's,the sailing and hanging out--we didn't have lots of money but we all had youthful energy and we could live like kings here and didn't think about money because everything was in scale to what we earned.

My advice is to do all that you want to do--just don't post it on social media for the world to see.

I think that all of this current infatuation with being incessantly at anyone's disposal with cell phones etc will give way to a new social status where by not having a cell phone and not having a device available to anyone's beck and call will be the new status symbol. 



7:28 am edt 

Re: Eating Out

There are many great restaurants in Provincetown and yes they are more expensive than elsewhere due to the short season, difficulty in finding employees, high rents, etc.  Prices will only be going up as food and labor costs rise.  The prices of Provincetown eateries are comparable to other similarly small resort towns with short seasons and small year round labor forces.

7:24 am edt 

Re: Contrasts

'Here's a perfect example of humble-brag. Fascinating, and no doubt, written with a confidence and with a drink at the elbow. Hard to be more smug then this':

"I get off work and drive home in five minutes and try to decide if I should sit in the garden or on the deck off the living room and look at the sky and garden and enjoy my drink or swing by the beach before going home.

Then I come on here and read about restaurant complaints. I open my e-mail account and there is one from my friends in Europe saying that they received my thank you note for the wonderful time they showed me recently."

'Yeah, any refugee will be thrilled by such words of wisdom. Not.'

What's so humble about it?  Spoiled, over-indulged little queen who forgot where his "refugee" ass came from...if anything, it's just more living proof that money can't buy class.
12:46 am edt 

Re: Eating Out

Someone posts about an aggressive chef and others discuss the lack [of] good options for the price and you want to dismiss it as a disgruntled employee of someone who was asked to leave?

I ate at The Bancroft last week and had a tastefully thought out and picture perfect item for the same price that places in this town wanna serve a boxed pasta (yes some are fresh but I can tell you many aren't).

Options have done nothing to raise the caliber. We have a few young chefs popping up at unexpected places trying to raise the bar but mostly the restaurants recycle the same people we've had in many locations already for years, including some of the highly published new places.

Revenue in no way accounts for quality. Location is key to this and it's been seen that as long as your located here you'll bring people in but that doesn't mean they leave mesmerized by your offerings.
12:42 am edt 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Re: Contrasts

Here's a perfect example of humble-brag. Fascinating, and no doubt, written with a confidence and with a drink at the elbow. Hard to be more smug then this:

"I get off work and drive home in five minutes and try to decide if I should sit in the garden or on the deck off the living room and look at the sky and garden and enjoy my drink or swing by the beach before going home.

Then I come on here and read about restaurant complaints. I open my e-mail account and there is one from my friends in Europe saying that they received my thank you note for the wonderful time they showed me recently."


Yeah, any refugee will be thrilled by such words of wisdom. Not.
2:50 pm edt 

Re: Eating Out

There are so many food options in this town, so I do not see why someone is posting all this negative stuff. Probably some disgruntled employee or a patron that was given the boot for complaining too much. If your refrigerator and stove work use them. Wow there are some real    holes in this town.
8:55 am edt 

Re: Eating Out

"We Have some wonderful Restaaurants"


I think you're missing a word. We have some wonderfully average restaurants. A restaurant experience is a combination of good food, good service, and a price point that reflects both. The issue here is that pretty much all of the restaurants have, by real world standards, a price point too high for what they produce. In the rest of the world, you can get a loaded large pizza for about $14. You can go out to dinner for less than $25 a person, even in NYC. So when most of us say a place is "good" what we mean is that, when we leave, we feel that we got a good value for what we got. Let me ask a question, you go out for LUNCH and the two of you get two sandwiches, a coke, and a bloody mary. The bill comes and it's $43. How do YOU feel about that? Now tell me how great the restaurants are here.
8:54 am edt 

Contrasts

Hundreds of refugees pay a small fortune to get across the water from one country to another only to be held in Refugee camps, but instead drown when their boat overturns.

Meanwhile, it is the start of the summer here and I go to the liquor store and try to decide if I should get a one malt scotch or a blended variety.

I get off work and drive home in five minutes and try to decide if I should sit in the garden or on the deck off the living room and look at the sky and garden and enjoy my drink or swing by the beach before going home.

Then I come on here and read about restaurant complaints. I open my e-mail account and there is one from my friends in Europe saying that they received my thank you note for the wonderful time they showed me recently.

Today I'll go to work and then return home to plant some flower bulbs before picking up a friend and going out to dinner.

We might drive Beech Forest to see the goslings on our way. My grandfather left a revolution to come here to this country and I need to buy one more special flowering plant for the deck in the color of yellow.

I hope that there is a some future grandchild to be among the refugees who are making their way to this country so that a hundred years from now that grandchild is relating this story just as I am. IT will make it all worthwhile.
8:52 am edt 

Re: Eating Out

As noted we have some new ones rounding out the scene. Up until now my guest house listing only offered up 5 options that were solid and a few that were hit or miss and had a sad lacking of year round options worth spending the money on.
8:49 am edt 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Re: Eating Out

I've seen one young lesbian slamming back whiskeys and telling her friend how bad the food is. It was apparent she works there and ain't like it. If the people making the food get drunk and spout off damn sure won't spend my money there.

Better stick to the packie for drinks if ya don't wanna douse your business.
10:55 pm edt 

Re: Eating Out

We Have some wonderful Restaaurants

and delightful cusines. It is why being here is so great. consider the new Strangers and Saints; then the new Devon's; the new Spindler's; the familiar and delicious Edwige; then there is Saki; also Mac's Seafood; the Patio delights; Pepe's has a great venue; Victor's is delicious; Ciro & Sal's great tasting; and the Red Inn and the Mews also top notch.

We have so many great places to enjoy and the cuisine simply some of the best.

Add to the list 9 Ryder and Bubala's, with a Kobe hamburger at Local. And the Brewhouse and the Beer Garden and you have it all!
10:53 pm edt 

Re: Eating Out

Exactly my point.

So many places selling a poorly assembled plate of protein and a base of just slop for well over $20. Flavorless and unattractive. No thanks. That's why I'll only send my guests to a few select places in town that have a mark of care.

The novelty is wearing off and no one is buying the hype. Take the chip off your shoulder and see quality for quality and realize what good food is.

There's a reason some new places have sunk money into their set ups from curb appeal to consultants. What we have been offered stinks but maybe some places don't care to serve better since money comes in through many avenues.

And the public persona of some is easily noted outside of places. Sadly the tourists will flock to the venues out of ignorance but I'm glad to see that more year round options await us all who have long resided here through all the seasons.
10:29 pm edt 

Re: Eating Out

"To the person discussing the lack of good restaurants in town - are you high?  Provincetown has some of the finest dining establishments around.  There's a reason people from all over come here and spend $70M a year in our restaurants."

NO, they are NOT some of the finest -- they're just some of the most OVERPRICED.  The only reason they spend so much is because once they're here, they're a captive audience unless they want to drive all over creation!

As for the "cultural" stereotypes, well how would you feel if people made constant "gay stereotype" cracks?  You'd be screaming bigotry faster than your own name!  I am Italian and have never been "loud with waving hands"...and I don't appreciate hearing ethnic stereotypes.  Life is not "The Sopranos," so stop being ignorant!
7:37 pm edt 

Re: Eating Out

They come here for the beaches

The ambiance we offer and the welcoming attitude

The money gets spent because they have to eat and it's a captured audience

As a resident who vacates the town in season I can tell you we don't even come close to what is served in cities with culinary aptitude.
1:16 pm edt 

Re: Eating Out

To the person discussing the lack of good restaurants in town - are you high?

Provincetown has some of the finest dining establishments around.  There's a reason people from all over come here and spend $70M a year in our restaurants.
11:52 am edt 

Zika Virus and Olympics

It is almost a crime against humanity to go to Rio, the epicenter of the Zika virus, for the Olympics and then return home because if you catch the zika virus, you can transmit it sexually.

And, if the mosquito returns in some capacity, then you bringing destruction with you as well.

Adults can get a neurological disorder that can lead to death.

The virus feeds on the brains of fetuses in the womb. Doctors say it is like a tornado going off in the brain and that baby is decimated.

One person from Polynesia, who went to Rio as part of a boat racing crew brought the virus to Rio a few years ago. Scientists were able to trace the DNA back to this person from Polynesia. And  now look at the damage it has wrought.

11:50 am edt 

Re: Eating Out

It's sad that everyone is so testy about anything/ everything said now against Nationalities! Stop being so sensitive! You're probably the same ones that pay a large price for a ticket to see/hear insult comics do the same thing & laugh all the way through! most others don't charge! GET OVER YOURSELVES!!!!
11:47 am edt 

Bernie Sanders

And Now Bernie May go Third party

He is drunk with attention, drunk with people power and will jeopardize the nation for this new-found mass attention.

Bernie..you are a small-time guy from a small state. Look in the mirror. See who you really are and act for the best of the nation--not for your personal crowd-pleasing persona.
 
 
11:45 am edt 

Re: Vincent Currier

I think  Vincent Currier Has Mange

and that is why his thinking is rattled and his thoughts scrambled. He has mange and needs medical treatment immediately!

Seriously, this man has become rather unhinged. It is sad since he was a good voice for this town previously.

But not now.
11:41 am edt 

Re: Eating Out

In light of comments to local dining establishments I'm happy that we have some new ones coming to town.

Provincetown has long been lacking in good solid food with flare and we had to accept subpar at best.

New faces bring options and we can stop coddling the ones that we have frequented out of lack of options.

We all know the place in reference and we all know what that place is about stop giving them your money and go elsewhere.

And in reference to above dismissing aggression as racial stereotype is exactly what racism is. You need to check your privilege.
8:09 am edt 

BOS Nantucket Junket

What is this Junket to Nantucket by the BOS?

Really? they need an apparent trip to Nantucket, an overnight and more, to do what? And the selectmen are going to learn what?

And did I hear right that little Erik Yingling said he wanted to have Gloria join them? If you two want to do what you do, it should be on you--not on us. This is rather immature if not too quirky for me.
8:08 am edt 

Re: Flabbergasted

FLABBERGASTED:RICH PEOPLE ENTICING FOLKS TO BE YEAR ROUNDERS

I can't help but be flabbergasted that some business people want to entice part time home owners to live here year round.

Where are the jobs that provide a salary that sustains a middle class life style with money for a retirement fund, with money for medical emergencies, emergency car repairs?

How does one create a circle of loving, dear friends who have your back when people resent homeowners here and where conversations about how expensive "affordable housing" is detailed by bitter people who say people with money have priced locals out of town?

Of course not everyone is like this and if one is a writer or an artist or a scientest who can be creative in their field and who need isolation in which to work--this is a great place; but when you go out for a beer most of the people one encounters are disgruntled and have anger just below the surface.

If I was a trust fund baby, of course I would stay here and not have any financial worries and have a boat and dine out and go on cruises and live the high life. However, I am a worker in town who owns a home and my hours were cut at my job and my job is not on Commercial street or with the town so my days are numbered here unless I want to work until my days even if I live to be 90  years old.

Of course, you want the well heeled folks to move here--but long time residents like me will have to sell and in return have a huge nest egg and a secure retirement in a less expensive town.

Please tell me how to grow old in comfort and style while raising a family and have the total financial security to do it all with a regular job here in Provincetown?
8:01 am edt 

Flabbergasted

FLABBERGASTED--RICH PEOPLE TRYING TO ENTICE YEAR ROUNDERS

7:58 am edt 

Re: The Fox Situation

I was interested to read the article in the Banner on the treatment of the foxes for mange. There is someone in my neighborhood near the base of the monument who continues to feed the foxes daily.  I often see one or more foxes traveling thru my yard or my neighbors yard with a hard boiled egg in its mouth.  One even headed into my garage one day. We know hard boiled eggs don't grow on trees and I don't think attracting more foxes to the downtown is the way to go.
7:56 am edt 

Re: Vincent Currier

" I Find Vincent Currier's Debasing Postings On Hillary More than Inappropriate It is derogatory, disrespectful, dishonest and misogynistic."

Here's the thing. It's great to be passionate about politics and to care. It's another thing to go completely unhinged, rant and rave, and post garbage, while ridiculing people who disagree. His posts and complete histrionics are, frankly, the sign of a mentally imbalanced person. When you get that wrapped up in an election, it's time for medication while the rest of us take stock of what's happened and choose between an equally insane Republican or a Democrat with some baggage. Personally I'm all for a couple of carry-on items...hell I'm for steamer trunks instead of this crazy. Someone get him the psychiatric help he really needs before he hurts someone. Maybe he'll just never leave his taxpayer provided residence once Sanders loses and we can all rest easy.
7:52 am edt 

Re: Eating Out

""Must be Italian or Portuguese or a combination thereof!? That's not yelling,that's natural conversation,with those heritages!"

Racist pig...keep your offensive ethnic stereotypes to yourself!"


Is this black humor or just ignorance.  My grandparents were italian on one side and Portuguese on the other.  All gatherings were characterized by loud voices and boisterous conversations. It is racist to call Swedes fair skinned.  It it racist to call Kenyans dark skinned?  Do we stereotype mexicans by saying that they speak english with a spanish accent.  Would it be a stereotype to say that I speak french with an american accent.  How about Iraqis having dark hair.

Like it or not cultural differences exist and it is not evil to be aware of them. 
7:48 am edt 

Re: Eating Out

"Racist pig"

Sounds like the owner trying to defend his prized possession.

Typical MO for him 
7:45 am edt 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Re: "What It Is!"

What It is is--What it is

Good live radio. Hard to define but enjoyable listening. Sort of what WOMR was brought into existence to be. Quite the eclectic group and the live guitar quite good.
11:02 pm edt 

Re: Eating Out
 
"Must be Italian or Portuguese or a combination thereof!? That's not yelling,that's natural conversation,with those heritages!"
 
Racist pig...keep your offensive ethnic stereotypes to yourself!




5:53 pm edt 

Re: Vincent Currier

I Find Vincent Currier's Debasing Postings On Hillary More than Inappropriate

It is derogatory, disrespectful, dishonest and misogynistic. It is one thing to disagree with someone but surely another to defame her and debase her. I have lost any respect I once had for him.
11:22 am edt 

BOS Short Fall

Did I read correctly that the BOS approved a number of executive session minutes on Monday?  So they really were withholding them until after the election?

SHAME, SHAME on every one of them for withholding information from voters.  You are an embarrassment to this town.
11:19 am edt 

Re: Eating Out

Please do not insult my intelligence. It isn't hard to know the difference between putting down workers over loud talking.
11:17 am edt 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Re: "What It Is!"

Listened to the "What It Is" program on Sunday, it was great radio!
You broke a leg.
Keep  it up. 
9:53 pm edt 

Re: Sharon Lynn

I also like Sharon updates.  She did an amazing job in Provinceyown and is highly respected by all the staff that worked with her.  In other words, the people that worked with her know what a great job she did.
9:50 pm edt 

Re: Eating Out

Fill Me In: What Town Celebrity is yelling at her staff in the kitchen? Must be Italian or Portuguese or a combination thereof!? That's not yelling,that's natural conversation,with those heritages! Wanna make sure they are heard! people in dining room too noisy!!
9:00 pm edt 

Eating Out

Can't enjoy a meal without the town celebrity being heard yelling from the kitchen at her staff. It seems to have went to her head
8:35 am edt 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Bernie Sanders

As to the Question what should Bernie Ask for at the convention

One word: forgiveness.
10:45 pm edt 

Re: "What it Is!"

Good Show on OMR

What It Is was back and I found it interesting. I like the intellectual quality that this group brings to live radio.

Keep it up!
1:35 pm edt 

Re: Sharon Lynn

I for One Like the Updates on Sharon Lynn

I like knowing that we are in a better place without her when I hear of her construction plans in Rehobeth beach or wherever she is. It makes me smile that she is no longer in the front office and her spend-spend-spend plans are not ours anymore.

when she was working hand in hand with Jeff Jaran, it was not good for Provincetown. We had two police chefs and we had over-policing.

Thanks for the information on Lynn. Soooo glad she is goooone!
1:33 pm edt 

Re: Those Who Have Gone Before

Wha wha WHAT???
8:32 am edt 

Re: What It Is!

"What It is!" is outstanding. Thanks for providing top rank radio and thank you WOMR.
12:07 am edt 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

An Observation

And if the old are so old that sleep is their excitement

what the hell!
 
Glad you are not leading our government!
10:27 pm edt 

"What It Is!" - Excellent Program

So glad you are back on What It is! So powerful to bring back issues of Hurricane Bob, of Abstract Expressionists and of the great and wonderful Teddy Lucas on live guitar playing. Great work and thanks!
10:25 pm edt 

Re: Help Wanted

So again some businesses are complaining that they can't get employees for the summer. Well do what I do, stay open all year. Yes it's hard for 5 months but I have a staff. If the pizza lady stayed open and employed just 4 people all year she would not be complaining about how hard it is now. Rent out your extra bedrooms in your houses people if necessary but don't act like morons.
10:22 pm edt 

Provincetown - Public School Children vs Zika Virus

"Why are we allowing children to travel to Costa Rica during this time when the zika virus is so much more prevalent in Central America? The children's safety should be our most important concern"

This is the same ass who earlier complained about the "waste of money"...that didn't work, so all of a sudden, this person "cares" about the kids...do your research, moron!  Zika is only a serious virus to development of the child in vitro (before they're born).

10:20 pm edt 

Those Who Have Gone Before

From Wayne Martin
 
Just imagine you just turned 18 you get dropped in a jungle all of a sudden you are surrounded by automatic gun fire and artillery strikes you look to your left and your best buddy from boot camp in blown in half and if only that was the worst you saw that day. Fast forward you get home a year latter to find out that everything that you once knew to be the truth is somehow different and no one will give you a place to live because you seem "a little off" so now you find yourself living under a bridge with just the cloths on your back. Wouldn't it piss you off that some A-hole in P-town cares more about the minor inconvenience of a broken windshield than a homeless man that has fought for his country. Priorities!!!
10:18 pm edt 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Re: Sharon Lynn

Bygones!

As Richard Fish ("Ally McBeal" fame) would say, "I like a fresh bowl."

For once and all, flush the toilet and move on.

7:02 pm edt 

A Friend in Deed

Thank you second home owners for supporting my business. We need more second home owners!
7:00 pm edt 

Re: A Horse Named Charlie

Imagine that you are on vacation.  You and your husband get dressed up for dinner and turn down an idyllic little one way street by the beach.  You are going 5 miles an hour and see a huge, upset, horse run on top of your windshield.  A hoof went in front of the passengers face and the other on the steering wheel.  If that poor animal hadn't hit the steering wheel, things would have been a  lot different.  After seeing the horses face and it's body fly over your head and you are covered in glass and realize what just happened -- tell me how you would feel?  In shock, grateful to be alive, scared to death for the horse.  Yes, at the very least.  You can't sleep.  You read that the animal was put down -- and you cry, and shake, and your heart goes out to everyone involved.  But don't tell me that a car was just hit by a horse and there were no injuries.
6:58 pm edt 

Re: A Horse Named Charlie
 
From wayne Martin

I feel I have a need to say my piece. I'm not going to pretend that I know anything about a horse named Charlie but I do know Ruth Ann and Brian are top shelf human beings. Ruth Ann loves animals with a passion especially horses she would never knowingly put an animal in harms way. So please don't cast blame in her direction, if the owners of Charlie horse knew there was a problem and I'm not saying they did, the blame falls on their shoulders, however I think they have suffered enough don't you? Yes a car got damaged but nobody to my knowledge got seriously injured,  there were no laws broken, and nobodies rights were violated so just please don't make matters worse by spewing verbal diarrhea on blogs to screw with people's lives when there're a lot more serious issues that are going on that you keep quite about because they don't effect you personally! That is all
1:18 pm edt 

Bricking Our Streets

Instead of bricking streets, how about constructing a sidewalk from Race Point road to downtown. Safety, for all of the children, our bickers and walkers.
1:15 pm edt 

Re: Sharon Lynn

Still worried about Sharon?  Good god get a life.

Here's a little education on how hiring works.  When you have an issue you hire someone who has past experience in that issue.  Her new town needed a new town hall/police station.  When they were looking for a new town manager they looked for someone with experience in getting that done.  Duh

Let your bitterness go, it's not healthy for you.
8:38 am edt 

Re: Sharon Lynn

I'd Say: It Helps to Know Your History

And who could still be writing your history. and that involves Sharon Lynn. She was our town manager and she still could be. Don't let the past be simply the passing of time. It is a lesson that can offer a sense of learning what not to do and not to listen to. she was in the high office--and we have much to learn from her mistakes. and now she continues these mistakes in Rehobeth Beach.

We can all learn from the Lynn Fiasco.
12:14 am edt 

A Horse Named Charlie

A sad day for animals.

As a retired attorney and an animal lover, I am saddened by the needless death of "Charlie", a beautiful pinto horse who resided at Bayberry stables in Provincetown.  Yesterday, Charlie and his rider were riding on the beach and he bucked off his rider and ran down Commercial street.  He ran into a car, damaging it and injured a person in the car.  Later, Charlie was examined by a vet who determined he needed to be put to sleep.

What many people do not know is that Charlie has done this at least five or six times.  Besides the risk of injury to multiple riders, all of us have been at risk as well.  Charlie was "way too much horse" for his owner, Heather, who was scared of him.  So, she attempted to get other people to ride him, seems she was afraid.  Heather was warned about this a number of times, however, she would not inform the riders that Charlie keeps throwing riders and runs away.

Many other people ignored this danger behavior including the barn owner, Dave, the manager, Robin and the animal control officer, Ruth Ann.  Several years ago, I personally called Ruth Ann and let her know that this was a dangerous public nuisance.  Obviously, Ruth Ann did nothing about this. 

Most of all, an innocent horse, Charlie, lost his life due to all of this.  This is unacceptable.  I am curious about the legal ramification of this scenario
12:11 am edt 

Help Wanted

Candidates are needed to be genitilia inspectors for our public restrooms. Must be MYPAC trained.
12:08 am edt 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Provincetown - Public School Children vs Zika Virus

Why are we allowing children to travel to Costa Rica during this time when the zika virus is so much more prevalent in Central America? The children's safety should be our most important concern
5:25 pm edt 

Re: Sharon Lynn

Wow.  You're still stalking her? 
She's gone. 
For like, years now.
Let it go.
Find a real hobby.
Get a life.
4:27 pm edt 

Sharon Lynn

We always Knew That Sharon Lynn Had A Problem Communicating

and now we know it is still true. She has just hired a Communications Specialist for Rehobeth Beach. Hire on Sharon, just you did here. and soon they too will get rid of you.

You are now building a new town hall and a new police station. Does this sound familiar?

Wherever you go, it is big projects, spend bid money and bring in "experts" to do what you cannot do--think strategically and communicate a vision to residents.
2:56 pm edt 

Re: Housing Trust

"I could tell someone how to manage their money. STOP buying shoes and trendy clothes and going on vacations that you can't afford etc and rip up your credit card."

Shoes?  I've bought ONE pair of decent shoes in five years. Trendy Clothes? The few clothes I've bought had to come from the thrift store because I can't afford anything "trendy" (aka overpriced). Vacations?  I haven't had one since 2007!!  Credit cards??  Guess what? DON'T HAVE ANY and haven't for nearly a decade, you idiot.NO luxuries. Barely enough of the necessities, and why?  Not because we ALL can't manage money. Because if you're lucky in this town, you earn $10-15 an hour and every year the costs of food, heat, rent, condo fees, everything go up, the salaries are stagnant, and gawd forbid someone doesn't like the way your eyes cross -- you're discriminated against when you hunt for jobs.  If you ever knew anything about "real life", you long ago forgot what it was like. 
2:17 pm edt 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Re: Our New Provincetown

"Maybe you can find someone else to pick up your tab for you"

HA, nobody in THIS town, (or anywhere else, for that matter) has EVER "picked up the tab" for me, bucky.  People like you, who constantly whine about "subsidizing" others, usually are the ones milking the system for any benefit you can GRAB, thereby screwing someone who REALLY needs help.
1:33 pm edt 

An Observation

LOL That        old        Richard who is always here bitching about everyone blocked me from his Beacon Group.  It toook maybe two days. 
1:31 pm edt 

Re: Truro Police

Truro has the most police per capita in Massachusetts. The chief was a close associate and advisor of the deposed Provincetown chief. He represents the us vs them paramilitary mentality endemic these days. Totally unnecessary and antagonistic to our visitors. It's not as if the South Pamet Crips are raging. Stop this neo Jaranist foolishness.
1:27 pm edt 

Re: Housing Trust

THE HOUSING TRUST

The housing people will put their friends in any "housing trust properties". How do I know? Well, at town meeting they passed an article to hire a "Consultant" to explain to people who weren't spending their money wisely how to manage their money.

I kid you not. This article passed, so the taxpayers are paying over $100,000.00 to a housing specialist as well as a high salary to this "Consultant".

I could tell someone how to manage their money. STOP buying shoes and trendy clothes and going on vacations that you can't afford etc and rip up your credit card.

Now the Taxpayers are going to be renting houses and apartments for people to live here. What a sad commentary.

This is what happens when you give awards for showing up at school--you believe that the world centers around you.

It seems in Provincetown that it does. what a pity for the taxpayers.

1:26 pm edt 

Re: Truro Police

As a former police officer I can tell you what I have seen over the past several months where Truro and Provincetown police cruisers monitoring traffic from private property and not having marker lights on while parked on the side of any public road after dark is not allowed by law not to mention a safety hazard. Anybody given citations under the circumstances has legal grounds for dismissal, and remember always try being respectful of the officers issuing these citations and whenever possible video and audio these encounters with law-enforcement  while advising the officer you're doing so.
8:31 am edt 

Re: Housing Trust

The housing trust means the town will be in the business of owning rental property.  This does not sound like a good idea.  One can only hope the town will do a better job managing said rental properties than has been done with the high school, community center and vfw properties.
8:26 am edt 

Re: Life Goes On

"Here's my advice: try another blog and tell them your inner thoughts! Not here please."

Unless you are the Moderator, the above recommendation needs fall on deaf ears.

Of course, there's always tweeter...you and Donald...
8:24 am edt 

Re: Just What Truro Needed More Policing!!

Why do the police need $30K to do the jobs they were supposed to be doing already, enforcing the law? I don't understand why a cop from Eastham would go to Provincetown to look for traffic violators. Stay in their own towns and perform their jobs like they are supposed to and the grant and program aren't needed.

ps - grant means it came from your taxes, nothing is free.
12:29 am edt 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Re: Truro Police Stopping Cars

Just What Truro Needed: More Policing!

How about following the speed limit and everyone will be happy?
9:42 pm edt 

Re: Housing Trust

"That being said you're going to dish out crap anyhow ;) Since you were nice about it, I'll answer. This is NOT "affordable housing". Read the bill and the Warrant Article (or listen to my explanation during Town Meeting). This is specifically for people who do NOT QUALIFY for affordable housing...those people making 80% to 150% AMI who make too much to qualify, but make too little to be able to afford most year-round rentals or even buy. You know, police officers, teachers, Town Hall workers, and most year-round employees because the available jobs here aren't high-paying.

It's a vehicle that allows the Town to buy property and rent it out to cover costs, and puts short-terms gains aside for long-term ones in a way private people don't (and won't) do. It starts to gather and preserve full-time rental stock at prices normal middle class families or people can afford, leaving them room to perhaps buy something here some day.

The entire middle of Provincetown's housing situation is missing. In other areas people rent, save, then buy. Here either people can't rent, or can't save because the median income level is very low (around 48k) and even rentals are out of reach. Given the price people can charge for summer rentals, the year-round market gets distorted by that figure and people can rent for 10 weeks and get more or the same amount as they would for 52 weeks. So this isn't strictly about affordability, although some component of it is. It's about year-round rental stock, and a vehicle the Town can try to help preserve more units for people who work here, who want to live here. Every single unit acquired will be for year-round rental ONLY. Hope this explanation is helpful."


 
Makes Much more sense than the "affordable Housing" 40B scam. Makes the developer rich and lotteries are pre determined unless you "know" the "right people".  Then one day- they become market rate. Not to mention the destruction  the numerous units do to our town resources - water -giving away our precious sewer gallons etc.

8:44 pm edt 

Truro Police Stopping Cars


When someone is stopped by Truro PD for doing 2 miles or 5 miles over the limit, post that officers name. Then what I suggest is we find out what personal vehicles they drive and posts what they were travelling at while driving their own vehicles. It's well known not one of them drive the speed limit. Awhile back, Officer       fresh out of the academy was doing just that, eventually he cooled his jets. and he drives a       and       pickup truck. Not sure if he's at it again or what, but posting their names and their personal vehicles is my way of saying two can play that game.
7:07 pm edt 

Re: Life Goes On

"Here's my advice: try another blog and tell them your inner thoughts! Not here please."

Unless you are the Moderator, the above recommendation needs fall on deaf ears.

Of course, there's always tweeter...you and Donald...
11:58 am edt 

Just What Truro Needed: More Policing!!

They are already ticket crazy and now a new attempt for greater enforcement. Route 6 is Route 6 and there are crashes but this is a license to give out more ticket. they already stop cars for doing two miles over the 45 mile limit.

Watch out everyone. this will not turn out well.

And Provincetown had its days of over-policing. Now here we go again!

Not a smart idea. and all with a $30,000 grant that legitimizes stopping more residents and more tourists.

We need to be more welcoming not police-heavy and ticket-crazy!
9:48 am edt 

Re: Housing Trust

As a condo owner, there is no way I want the town to buy a unit in my association, act as a land lord to rent it out and then expect the town to be responsible 24 hrs. a day for the behavior of their tenant. I also do not want the town to vote for financial issues to keep the association good repair that involves raising condo fees. I just do not see town ownership in a condo assn. good for anyone. I would like to hear from condo owners and members of private home owner associations who support the proposed housing trust explain how town ownership in these associations is a good thing.
9:44 am edt 

All Eyes

Once upon a time, townspeople had a live and let live philosophy. Fishermen, lesbian poets, drag queens and well established painters mixed and mingled, especially in the winter months. That ended around 1997. Affordable housing became a business, houses were split into condos, people sold out, tried to come back and couldn't afford it, grandmother's died off and the next generation were well aware of real estate gold.

It was a good time. Sorry you missed it.
8:26 am edt 

Re: Housing Trust Fund

"I do not want to be the person that sits on the BOS or FINCOM taking all the crap that is dished out in this bat       crazy town. That being said..."


That being said you're going to dish out crap anyhow ;) Since you were nice about it, I'll answer. This is NOT "affordable housing". Read the bill and the Warrant Article (or listen to my explanation during Town Meeting). This is specifically for people who do NOT QUALIFY for affordable housing...those people making 80% to 150% AMI who make too much to qualify, but make too little to be able to afford most year-round rentals or even buy. You know, police officers, teachers, Town Hall workers, and most year-round employees because the available jobs here aren't high-paying.
 
It's a vehicle that allows the Town to buy property and rent it out to cover costs, and puts short-terms gains aside for long-term ones in a way private people don't (and won't) do. It starts to gather and preserve full-time rental stock at prices normal middle class families or people can afford, leaving them room to perhaps buy something here some day.

The entire middle of Provincetown's housing situation is missing. In other areas people rent, save, then buy. Here either people can't rent, or can't save because the median income level is very low (around 48k) and even rentals are out of reach. Given the price people can charge for summer rentals, the year-round market gets distorted by that figure and people can rent for 10 weeks and get more or the same amount as they would for 52 weeks. So this isn't strictly about affordability, although some component of it is. It's about year-round rental stock, and a vehicle the Town can try to help preserve more units for people who work here, who want to live here. Every single unit acquired will be for year-round rental ONLY. Hope this explanation is helpful.


Mark Hatch
8:18 am edt 

Housing Trust Fund

The odd thing about the housing trust from what I've been told is that the basic plan doesn't work financially.  Buying a condo and the using the rent to buy more condos takes do long it doesn't really work.  I hope our town manager figures this out before we start throwing the money around.
8:13 am edt 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Housing Trust Fund

I do not want to be the person that sits on the BOS or FINCOM taking all the crap that is dished out in this bat       crazy town. That being said, here we are watching some dip     piece of legislation meandering it's way  through the state house that will be a slush fund for "affordable housing". I am so sick of this constant barrage of affordable housing bull    . If you can't afford to live here under your current circumstance, figure out another way to do it on your own like the rest of us.
6:07 pm edt 

Re: Life Goes On

Life goes On is boring Me

this is not a place for personal diatribes and personal explanations of everything Provincetown. enough already!

Here's my advice: try another blog and tell them your inner thoughts! Not here please!
11:07 am edt 

Re: Our New Provincetown

"You are one damaged, pathetic, selfish sicko. Is that why you're here?  Because you couldn't function and get along with all kinds of people, rich and poor, who make a real "community"??  Yeah, that's what's wrong with this town -- too many sociopathic head cases like you making it "toxic".
I'm so glad I won't have to deal with it much longer!"


 
No, actually I'm not damaged at all. I have a wonderful family, lots of friends, I'm very active in volunteering and I participate in the town. I have a fantastic job, own property, and I'm very happy. What I'm not happy about is paying for other people who have made bad life choices. And I don't mean people who have run into misfortune, I mean people who come here and then whine about housing and you find out they only want to work six months a year and expect the rest of us to pick up the tab. That's not community, that's ripping off your neighbors. In the rest of the real world, we all spent years commuting an hour or more to work. All year. In the rest of the real world, we spent years paying off our student loans so that we could have careers. In the rest of the real world, we struggled to pay the rent/buy our first house, again, from our year-round earnings. I'm so glad you won't have to endure this much longer as well. Maybe you can find someone else to pick up your tab for you, but here you've seen the votes at town meeting. Enough with the affordable housing. We're all done. That's why I voted for the other housing plan. Housing for people will full-time, year-round JOBS. Let's try that and see what happens.
10:52 am edt 

Re: Life Goes On

For those who posted yesterday about seasonal workers years ago staying in town and supporting businesses, remember in those days one had no choice if you wanted your unemployment. Today one does not have to prove they are looking for work and the benefits are deposited electronically so you can go and live where you want. The system supports abandoning towns like ours.
10:48 am edt 

Re: Life Goes On

"And the year round community of residents that in the off-season would get haircuts, go out to eat, get a drink, buy merchandise, etc., is mostly gone.  Thus, many Provincetown business that used to be open for a big part of the off-season, can no longer make money during this time period, and therefore close their doors, until the arrival of the following season."

Well said.  That's why not being able to find a suitable/affordable place to live here is affecting many others besides those looking for such housing.  It's a problem that adversely impacts ALL of us in Provincetown.  So maybe it's time to nix the "those people" rhetoric coming from the proponents and opponents.  It's a broad based problem requiring broad based solutions.
10:43 am edt 

Re: Service Dogs

You are right on.  They can ask those very two questions..  But, do not need to show proof of anything.  Let's hope all who have them are using them as the law requires.
10:42 am edt 

Re: Service Dogs

They are well marked..  I don't believe you can even ask what duty they perform.  As I understand it, that is a violation of the disability act.
10:40 am edt 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Same as it Ever Was

Ok Ok Ok you are like the new Wayne Martin

  You go on and on and I don't even want to read your ever-long posts. get to the point, please.

  Yikes, too long and too too!
7:50 pm edt 

Re: Vincent Currier

My year round business does very well, all year. Thanks to the influx of second home owners, an upscale business can now survive in Provincetown. We are able to own a home here and have a business that employees ten people, all of whom live in this town and towns  nearby. So enough of this need to build housing for the likes of Vincent Currier, a retiree that came here to cause chaos. We reached the housing mandate years ago. Move on people.
7:48 pm edt 

Re: Vincent Currier

LOL at the Vincent Currier hate.  He blocked me on FB.  I suspect he has blocked many rational thinking people

11:21 am edt 

Re: Demonizing Landlords

Never fails, every time there is a post about Province landing some self professed landlord with 'vacancies' posts how demonized landlords are....oh boy Johnny what a mess you created.
11:18 am edt 

What Changes Will Richter Bring?

It is an interesting question. will this mean that the Donegan/Yingling twosome will be untangled and Raphael will bring a different sense of strategy to the board? that would be good. and does this mean that we will see less and less of Donegan as he returns to New York full time--pretending to be here when he isn't?
10:48 am edt 

Demonizing Landlords

Folks are frustrated that the town isn't flush with places to rent. Folks fume and castigate landlords.

Being a landlord, I have a list of names of  people who castigate landlords on social media, who talk about calling the authorities on landlords on a whim and who seems to have housing lawyers on speed dial.

There are toxic tenants out there and if I have a vacancy and post an ad and they respond--I just delete them.

Look in a mirror if you are fretting over why some of you find a place to live-and if you are finally settled in a place, pray that you don't have to go hunting for a place again because you will never find one with me or the people who call me asking if I know anything about so and so.
9:02 am edt 

And the World Goes Round

I remember when friends would graduate from high school and go and work at the steel mill in our town in PA. and be one of 10,000 ten thousand workers.

Now there are 150. Luckily I have a friend who was able to retire from there with a good pension and then get social security when he turned 62.

The steel making business dried up there--just like the fishing dried up here. Nothing took its place--here tourism is keeping the town solvent and energized.

I've seen the beaten down towns left to decay while here in Provincetown there is new infrastructure of water pipes etc and new roads paved that rejuvenate the town.

And now a new owner who will revitalize the pier and inject the area with razz-matazz and I'm tickled pink at what lies ahead.

It is Morning in Provincetown once more.
9:00 am edt 

Life Goes On

The posting regarding life here for decades where people worked in the summer and collected all winter and who could afford to spending  money in town is so very true.

That was life here when I was young in my 30s in the 1980s. We would work in the summer and after work I even helped out and volunteered my time on some projects and then we would all go to PUcci's for wings and drinks.

In the winter we would gather for dinners together or go out etc etc. I had my friends my age and my friends who were seniors.

Well, my friends died of AIDS and then my senior friends died over the years as well. Now I'm a senior and my life here has changed. I get home from work and I WANT to go to the beach and walk,,but I want to lay down first.

I want to do this and that--but I'm alone doing it because my spouse is working. So, life goes on. All of the renters I knew then are gone..my friends now are home owners.

Life goes on and changes and now people with money have the means to live here. Condos allow more people to own a piece of Provincetown and it makes their dream come true.

People who come here and bemoan the rents and demonize landlords need to know that taxes must be paid, high insurance must be paid and repairs etc etc.

Anyone who doesn't condo their property it it is a multi-family property is being fool hardy and not fiscally responsible because the town can vote to ban such changes and then their property will be very hard to sell.

People will have to learn the hard way that the world has changed and the that the way of life here of working and collecting and enjoying a comfortable life style will never return.
8:58 am edt 

Re: Our New Provincetown

"And the year round community of residents that in the off-season would get haircuts, go out to eat, get a drink, buy merchandise, etc., is mostly gone.  Thus, many Provincetown business that used to be open for a big part of the off-season, can no longer make money during this time period, and therefore close their doors, until the arrival of the following season."

Well said.  That's why not being able to find a suitable/affordable place to live here is affecting many others besides those looking for such housing.  It's a problem that adversely impacts ALL of us in Provincetown.  So maybe it's time to nix the "those people" rhetoric coming from the proponents and opponents.  It's a broad based problem requiring broad based solutions.
8:53 am edt 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Re: Vincent Currier

I Do Not Think Your Hillary Posting was funny At all

It is sick and disgracing. You need help in your dislike of women and your misogynist postings. You should be ashamed of your actions.
10:35 pm edt 

Re: Our New Provincetown

 

"So what sort of "community" are we building? A welfare state? A retiree home?"

The reality is that, for many decades in this and last centuries, most of the town's adult population had worked seasonally, whether in the public or private sectors, or self-employed. Such has been the nature of the towns on the Cape.

Each year, town residents would work,during "the season", and then collect unemployment once the need for their work winded down.

The difference is that during those decades, there was a housing stock that was affordable enough for these workers to rent, and even purchase. As the diversity in housing stock price ranges has dwindled, these workers have had to leave the Cape, in droves.

The small business owners now have to pay an annual fee per each person they sponsor and hire under a temporary visa. However, once the season ends, they and their earned money exits Provincetown.

And the year round community of residents that in the off-season would get haircuts, go out to eat, get a drink, buy merchandise, etc., is mostly gone.  Thus, many Provincetown business that used to be open for a big part of the off-season, can no longer make money during this time period, and therefore close their doors, until the arrival of the following season.

7:34 pm edt 

Re: Our New Provincetown

" This is what we get for building affordable housing all over town. We get cranky retirees who have nothing better to do than complain about peeling paint. We get porn stars scamming the income requirements. We get people who don't really want to work all year, and spend half of it on welfare or collecting. Are we getting young people? No, not unless they're damaged. Are we getting young families? No, because there's no year-round work for them. Are we getting mid-career people? Only as second home owners because, again, there's no work for them anywhere on the Cape. Are we getting late career people? Again as second homeowners or business owners. So what sort of "community" are we building? A welfare state? A retiree home?"


You are one damaged, pathetic, selfish sicko. Is that why you're here?  Because you couldn't function and get along with all kinds of people, rich and poor, who make a real "community"??  Yeah, that's what's wrong with this town -- too many sociopathic head cases like you making it "toxic".
I'm so glad I won't have to deal with it much longer!


4:53 pm edt 

If Only.....

"What I've noticed about this town is that instead of respectfully discussing  issues people tend to personally attack those with whom they disagree."

This is more than a local issue. It's actually a global trend, caused in great part, by social media. As the former Prime of Australia said a few years ago, you have to be thick-skinned to be in politics nowadays.  Sometimes I ask myself, just like in combat, wouldn't it be nice to have a "twenty-four-hour cease fire", and post thoughts on this site, in a civil and courteous manner; respectfully stating our disagreements, minus the vitriol and the nastiness.  Twenty-four hours...Could we manage this, even once? 
4:49 pm edt 

Re: Our New Provincetown

" Gay Nantucket? It has been Nantucket with a dick dock for some time now."


Well, given the age of people in this town, that's the little blue pill set anyhow. This is what we get for building affordable housing all over town. We get cranky retirees who have nothing better to do than complain about peeling paint. We get porn stars scamming the income requirements. We get people who don't really want to work all year, and spend half of it on welfare or collecting. Are we getting young people? No, not unless they're damaged. Are we getting young families? No, because there's no year-round work for them. Are we getting mid-career people? Only as second home owners because, again, there's no work for them anywhere on the Cape. Are we getting late career people? Again as second homeowners or business owners. So what sort of "community" are we building? A welfare state? A retiree home? Or, honestly, one where the people who live here can afford to? I'm tired of paying for other people's life choices. It's about time they paid for their own.
3:05 pm edt 

Service Dog Scam

While only service dogs and miniature horses are allowed in public places under the Americans with Disabilities Act, there are just two questions people can legally ask when they see one of the animals in a store or restaurant: "Is that a service animal?" and "What task is that animal trained to do?"

Therapy animals are not allowed in stores, but unscrupulous pet owners have begun leveraging the fear of litigation.

Where I work, the dog got loose, started to run all over the parking lot, had everyone scurrying trying to keep it from going into the street..THIS IS NOT A SERVICE DOG.

When I was out with my deaf friend, the dog went right under the table where we were dining. When home, the dog would get my friend when the phone rang or when there was a knock at the door. Or when I said, "go get so and so". The dog would go and get my friend.

No one should have a service dog sitting in their lap eating off their plate at lunch as I have seen in this town. 

All your fake service dog and therapy dog people are doing is giving the serious handicapped person's medical dog a BAD NAME.

12:26 pm edt 

Re: Toxic Air

I'll respond in disagreement with your post. Nationally and locally, politics has become personal because we no longer see candidates that truly want to serve to community. There seems to always be an agenda behind the candidate. Personal issues can and usually do seep into the political arena and then the community, state or nation are made second place to the agenda. Clinton, no doubt, sees dollars in her pockets. Keep in mind, she's only a president max for 8 years. Trump has his money but he's an ego maniac and will do whatever it takes to make himself look powerful. During these primaries, nobody has seen their detailed plans for the country. Same here. What was the candidates true plan that could be accomplished for the community as a whole? The incumbents got in because they were part of a board that had ideas. The others had none so it had to be for personal issues.
9:37 am edt 

Re: Toxic Air

What I've noticed about this town is that instead of  respectfully discussing  issues people tend to personally attack those with whom they disagree.  Some of this is fed by our local tabloid.  The banner worked to influence the local election by personally attacking two of the candidates.  Instead of thanking an employee for their service to the town they write an editorial attacking that employee.  All in an effort to sell papers.

Local elections seem Donald Trumpish than a discussion of the issues.
So many posts have been removed from social media because they wandered off subject and into personal attacks.

This blog hasn't helped, we need to remember to attack the issue, not the person with a differing point of view.
8:58 am edt 

Market Rate Future

A baby girl born today will most likely live to see Province Landing become a "market rate" property.

Every dwelling built by the affordable housing developers has a shelf like after which it can be sold or rented at market rates.

Every year properties age out of the Affordable only stage to reach the Market arena--that is why our $110,000.00 a year salaried housing expert can't give us a definitive number as to the total number of affordable units exist in this town.

If you want to become super rich--become an affordable housing developer. Look at his staff and where they live and the former staff who sold their housing for big bucks.

That is why communities are against this practice of these developers being able to skirt the density laws etc and cram people into small spaces--they don't have to follow the laws if they build some affordable housing units in their developments
8:54 am edt 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Re: Our New Provincetown

It is great to see a new bike shop open at the Riley's Parking Lot. I can't wait until they open the new theatre. This town comes alive in May. All these crazy posts about housing and the "rich invasion" are sad. Get outside and enjoy the town. OH, and just so this fits in with the rest of the nonsense here, recall Erik, fire Gloria, free housing for all.
7:15 pm edt 

Re: Our New Provincetown

"but there is a toxic air in this town that smells really bad.  I've never lived in such a beautiful place where there are so many unhappy people."

Yes, toxic air but it has drifted in and has polluted the beauty for sure. funny how whenever someone has a point that weighs against the status quo they are the unhappy people.
1:39 pm edt 

Re: Our New Provincetown

There isn't any hope for this town.  Great place to visit, beautiful area, but there is a toxic air in this town that smells really bad.  I've never lived in such a beautiful place where there are so many unhappy people.
12:47 pm edt 

Re: Our New Provincetown

"Have you heard of the back-bitting and everyone seemingly scrutinizing everyone who enters and exits and how much time they spend visiting someone in their apartment? Is this your idea of community?"

Have you heard that if the buildings were actually meeting code,  sustainable and run by a confident management company, (Malone's company) there could have been a great community of working class people living at Province Landing and more than likely not half the initial turn over.

Gay Nantucket? It has been Nantucket with a dick dock for some time now.
12:46 pm edt 

Re: Our New Provincetown

"Yet they say that a town of more and more transient people dependent on more and more affordable housing is the real community?"


No one actually said/posted that.. your interpretation and stereotyping of the have nots/ and renters.
11:28 am edt 

Re: Our New Provincetown

A ritzy summer playground for the rich does not a community make.

Wanna bet ?  Think all the changes are awesome - hope this place becomes the Gay Nantucket !!

Good for local business, property owners etc.

Bring on the yachts !!
10:15 am edt 

Re: Our New Provincetown

The 9:16 Sat. post on community is spot on correct!
9:25 am edt 

Re: Our New Provincetown
  
COMMUNITY

Someone posted that A town of financially solvent people doesn't make a community and yet they say that a town of more and more transient people dependent on more and more affordable housing is the real community?

Is turning the entire town into one giant Province Landing is going to create a true and viable and real community?

Have you heard of the back-bitting and everyone seemingly scrutinizing everyone who enters and exits and how much time they spend visiting someone in their apartment? Is this your idea of community?

Is this the community that is going to keep the shops on Commercial street bustling all year? Is this the community that is going to keep the restaurants hopping, the town's organizations fund raisers full to the gills?

You bemoan the financial gains of a harbor walk way and yachts destination and the wealth that it will bring to the town-I relish the addition.

One only needs to see the blight and plight of former rich textile mill towns of the past and see them now. It would make you SHUDDER.

9:16 am edt 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Re: Our New Provincetown

A ritzy summer playground for the rich does not a community make.

True. Sad to have such elitists throughout town hall that they are blind to real community that is being decimated. willfully blind, actually.  Boards are staffed with the rich business owners, with self serving agendas all under the guise of 'community'. sickening but not surprising.
11:03 pm edt 

Re: Our New Provincetown

" I want the town to be steeped in money, to have it raise all of the businesses and property owners. I've seen the decimated mills towns where employers left and they are a shell of their former selves."

Uh, yeah, kinda like the way the employers here in Provincetown leave after labor day to spend the winter months elsewhere, leaving year-round locals to collect unemployment or live off their meager savings, hoping it lasts until spring when the jobs come back.

Make no mistake, your dream scenario has decimated our town in immeasurable ways. A ritzy summer playground for the rich does not a community make.
8:11 pm edt 

Re: Cheryl Andrews

"Honest to god, when I look at the current Board of Selectmen the ONLY person qualified to be there is Cheryl Andrews."

Great!  Your opinion about Ms. Andrews appeared on this site.  That is because it was positive.  If anyone submitted any negative points about her or questioned her accomplishments, that post never saw the light of day.  All views should be posted here, not just the ones that refer to Andrews in glowing terms.
8:09 pm edt 

Re: For Some the Rules do Not Apply

The Provincetown way...above the law and rules for some
11:36 am edt 

For Some the Rules do Not Apply

 

Is it a coincidence that as soon as concerns about Selectman Richter and his company flaunting parking regulations the Town Manager posted a photo of Selectman Richter and his trolley on the "TOWN TALK" Facebook page and then  all concerns about the Selectman's flaunting of parking rules were silenced.  I guess more folks have learned the hard way that for some the rules do not apply.

10:36 am edt 

Cheryl Andrews

Honest to god, when I look at the current Board of Selectmen the ONLY person qualified to be there is Cheryl Andrews. And Bobby Anthony is second! What the hell is going on?!
10:35 am edt 

Re: Biking in Ptown

 

I would remind all of the bike riders in Ptown that bicycles are bound by LAW to obey the same laws as cars. That means all of them (with the obvious exception of riding the wrong way on comm. street) In MA pedestrians have the right of way over all others. This means if someone walks out in front of you on Commercial street (given the speed limit) you (bicycle) are at fault if you hit them. You have to watch out for THEM, not the other way around. Just like being in a car. That's MA. law. And given the context of how busy commercial street is in the summer I think riders are foolish at best to think you could ride through the crowds without having problems.

9:22 am edt 

Re: Biking in Provincetown

"Instead of ragging on people that observe bikers misbehaving, why don't the bikers just do what they're supposed to. This time of year when new people come to town they should behave like they are a guest in town rather that showing off or acting above the law."

I use my bike as a my primary mode of transportation in Provincetown three seasons out of the year. And I have lived here, year-round, for over 20 years. I am not a "guest" in this town and I don't have to behave as such. But I AM a safe bicyclist. I can't speak for all bicyclists, but I follow the rules of the road and am courteous to pedestrians and other bike riders. However, in my 20+ years, I have witnessed many, MANY pedestrians (mostly tourists) behaving in a VERY dangerous manner on Commercial St, walking in the middle of the road without looking where they are going, etc. I've seen tourists walk right into cars on Commercial St. Maybe you should be giving THESE folks a little lesson on how to behave like the guests that they are.
12:12 am edt 

Our New Provincetown

Not turning your multi-family property into a condo is akin to being proud of still having an out house because it doesn't use any water and add to your water bill.

How long will it be before every available property that can do so will become a condo?

How long until prices zoom even higher with the vast incoming wealth that is flooding Boston where multi-million dollar apartments are being bought up before the developer has even finished building them?

I don't want Provincetown to become a down trodden town like the ones in other parts of the state where the manufacturers and mills are long gone and properties are in decay.

In Detroit, whole neighborhood are being bulldozed away. In provincetown, properties are selling and selling and selling. Seashore point has mutiple sales every week it seems for over $400,000.00!!!!! Can-YOU-B-e-l-i-e-v-e it????

I know a couple who were out and about and just happened to mention that they were thinking of selling at one point and BAM the person they were talking to to said that he woulb buy it.one-two-three.

Hold on to your hats you cousins on the board of selectmen--a new wave is going to wash over Provincetown and it is a wave of wealth.


12:09 am edt 

Re: An Observation About MYPACC

MyPACC clearly endorsed the Bobbsey twins.
12:06 am edt 

Re: An Observation About MYPACC

 

MYPACC didn't post negative comments about Cheryl 'abstain' Andrews.

The Banner was obvious in its attack on Vincent and Gordon.

It's up to the voter to weed through this, but it would be nice if public media venues like the Banner and MYPACC would be unbiased and present information fairly and balanced.

12:04 am edt 

Woe is Me

There isn't a person on the cape who isn't aware of the housing situation. Actually, it is nation wide.

The Taxpayers can only do so much. Nedham is 300 years old and there isn't a buildable lot left in that city on which to build.

This will happen one day in Provincetown. Now the newest Housing Venture, Stable Path is full. How many more of these housing developments can fit into town?

It seems that the taxpayers are doing what they can regarding housing. There are multi-family homes are the market but the housing people aren't buying them up--they are giving money to the HOUSING DEVELOPERS.

The town isn't poor. There are many homeowners now who aren't poor. Why not celebrate the people who are living here and making a comfortable life here TOO?

This doesn't mean to ignore the plight of the housing seekers, but perhaps we can go a bit without all of the woe-is-me; I rent in town and it is beyond my means?

It would be nice to know that the town is bustling and thriving and that we don't have to wear black and be in mourning for anther year about the housing situation=-enough of that is being done all around us.
12:03 am edt 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Ah Spring!

It is for days like yesterday and today I realize why I chose to live here. The smell of spring. The return of business owners busy putting there final touches on their buildings.The hellos to friends who have been gone for the winter. Most importantly the smiles on their faces. Say hello as you walk down these beautiful streets to the person that passes by you. You would be surprised at the reactions.
2:45 pm edt 

Re: Cabral's Wharf Engine For Change

THIS ISN'T MY GRANDPARENT'S PROVINCETOWN ANY MORE

YOWZA!!! The changes that I have seen in my life here in Provincetown since I was a young man. This town has such a rich population now.

It is just amazing when I think back to years past..Of course, it makes me think of the years to come.

This new Marina will change the town too. People with big yachts will come here..they will see the town, some for the first time, and they will want to buy here.

I know this for a fact because I have encountered people over the years who would say, "if only I could live here".

These yachtsmen-and-women-to-be will have the where-with-all to sail into town, write a check if they so desire and sail away owning a piece of property.

And with the wealth in Boston only a ferry ride away--I expect to see a BIG influx of new money in the years to come.
10:47 am edt 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Re: An Observation About MYPACC

Who did Mypacc endorse? I don't think anyone was endorse

I may be wrong but I don't remember any endorsements. I do know some candidates' statements were posted but that is far from endorsing someone. This is what I remember.
8:49 pm edt 

Re: Cabral's Wharf Engine For Change

PROVINCETOWN TO BE STEEPED IN WEALTH

OH how wonderful it is to hear the plans for Cabral's Wharf to be turned into a luxury destination with room for yachts and a superlative walk way.

It will only increase the value of Real Estate. Today, on NPR and its ongoing series of housing said that it is a SELLER'S MARKET in Massachusetts.

I want the town to be steeped in money, to have it raise all of the businesses and property owners. I've seen the decimated mills towns where employers left and they are a shell of their former selves.

Meanwhile, Provincetown has a decimated fishing industry but a thriving tourist economy that will lift all boats.
8:48 pm edt 

Re: An Observation About MYPACC

"While MYPACC didn't outright endorse candidates it did limit the comments about Selectman Andrews records."

This is so true.  My comments regarding Andrews never appeared.  Apparently she is a protected resource, which we should not say negative things about.  It is unfortunate that we could not voice our opinion about a leading candidate.  Not sure why she was off limits, but hopefully in her new term, she takes more time to listen to the voters.  We are tired of hearing her go on and on.  Andrews does not have all the answers and she might learn something if she could listen once in a while.
8:45 pm edt 

Re: An Observation About MYPACC

I don't remember any endorsement of any candidates in here by the website owner.

I didn't realize the website owner spoke for the community of regular posters here. It was pretty clear that the regular posters on this site, like Rick Murray, were gunning for the couple.
8:44 pm edt 

Re: Provincetown Biking

Instead of ragging on people that observe bikers misbehaving, why don't the bikers just do what they're supposed to. This time of year when new people come to town they should behave like they are a guest in town rather that showing off or acting above the law.
8:42 pm edt 

Re: An Observation About MYPACC

"While MYPACC didn't outright endorse candidates it did limit the comments about Selectman Andrews records."

In what sense do you mean, the site didn't let negative records come out or didn't let positive issues come out? Everyone thought Andrews was jus finishing off the term she held and then the power seemed to go to her head, not that she did anything with it as pointed out earlier.
By not allowing records to be posted, it doesn't mean the site endorsed someone else.
8:41 pm edt 

Things to Come

RENTS TO BE IN PROVINCETOWN

I see a correlation between apartments in Boston renting for an average of $2,300 a week and condos selling in the millions--and Being SCOOPED up..that it won't be long before we see rising even more in Provincetown.

All week on All Things Considered on NPR there is a report about housing costs in Boston.
8:38 pm edt 

Re: An Observation About MYPACC

While MYPACC didn't outright endorse candidates it did limit the comments about Selectman Andrews records.
8:29 am edt 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Re: The Good Old Days?

$700,000.00 AVERAGE COST OF CONDO IN BOSTON


What is the point? You can secure a well-paying year-round job with benefits in Boston. But in Provincetown? Don't think so ...
10:39 pm edt 

Re: An Observation About MYPACC

I don't remember any endorsement of any candidates in here by the website owner. There were posters that were anti one candidate or another but not an official endorsement.
That being said, this site or not, it's a bit concerning that the incumbents are back in after a tumultuous year of failures and misguided attempts by the selectmen to steer the town in the "right" direction. Still no end in site to the Pier Corp. issues, no better off in terms of affordable housing, their articles regarding Winslow Farms and the condo conversion bylaw change were failures and we still have no direction regarding the police station or DPW. The bigger problem is the fact that the towns voters don't pay attention anymore. Maybe they don't care, maybe they have given up on the politics of the town and feel its all rigged, that they have no real say. That was very apparent after the selectmen essentially ignored the Winslow Farm vote from last year and then went ahead this year with the same plan.
Doesn't bode well for the coming year.
4:00 pm edt 

From Wayne Martin
                                          
"Say what you want about Mr. Wayne Martin but I say he's a hero or at least he committed a very heroic act....."  

To residents of Nelson Ave and to the author of the blog thanking me, your welcome also i would love for you to call me so I know who wrote that about me it did my heart good. I'll understand if you wish to remain anonymous but again if not please call me at 508-237-3486 :-)
3:56 pm edt 

Re: Provincetown Biking

I'm not afraid of bikes but I am aware that even as was the case with the woman on Bradford Saturday one is not safe in a crosswalk. The bike did not stop after the woman was hit. If you think this is paranoia you are foolish. Bikes should abide by the rules and show courtesy toward pedestrians.
3:54 pm edt 

Re: Provincetown Biking

Good lord, are we really going to start with the anti bicyclist rhetoric already? It's only May! This happens every year.

And as I and others say every year, if you're afraid of bicyclists, use the sidewalk. Common sense.
2:19 pm edt 

Provincetown Biking

I saw a woman get hit by a bicyclist Saturday around 5pm on Bradford at Standish. The biker was going faster than any car and was holding a hand device. The biker did not stop even though he lost a part from his bike. Geesh, we bend over backward for these bikers ( we will be painting sharrows on our streets before Summer) and they in return ignore all rules of the road. Fed up!
1:20 pm edt 

Re: Stable Path

If You really Want to Know About affordable Housing, Then Look Back to when it Began Here in Town

Just look at the first meetings of the CPC and how the committee gave away housing  monies. Go back ten years, go back twelve years and you will see that most of the housing monies went to Ted Malone and then most of the affordable housing went to people who worked for him. then after five years, they all sold their so-called affordable housing at market rate, and then these properties were taken off the affordable housing list. so our percentage of affordable housing would be at 8% in 2000 and then drop years later because of this process. then as the Meadows went up, few town people were selected but Ted Malone chose the people and then even more: he was paid to manage the properties. And that is the same with what was once called the Bates Motel.
So you can know a few people who were "selected" but they were chosen and the decision remain political.

11:24 am edt 

An Observation About MYPACC

Im still laughing in my head about how poorly the MyPACC-endorsed candidates did in the election last week. Its funny how no one has done any reflection or a post-mortem about it on here.
11:22 am edt 

Re: Abuse by Selectman

I understood the tradesmans park to be a place where a business can work on and store it's equipment. That being said, where does it allow for Richters taxi business to do repairs on and store cars that are NOT taxis and busses? Looks like he's doing the same thing in Truro that he did across from the Gouveia building for years.
Privileged
8:33 am edt 

Re: A Hero Among Us

"Say what you want about Mr. Wayne Martin but I say he's a hero or at least he committed a very heroic act.
Late Saturday afternoon while speaking with Larry Meads on the corner of Race Point Rd and Nelson Ave. a speeding vehicle "new Mustang with NY plates" came within a few feet of Mr. Martin and Mr. Meads continuing up the densely populated residential area full of children at a dangerous high rate of speed " some witnesses said at least 50 mph........."
 
That I believe is the text book definition of a Hero and seeing how none of us that saw this got a chance to thank him because it happened so quick, from the residents of Nelson Ave  we would like to thank Mr. Wayne Martin and the two Rangers that were involved for your quick and decisive actions and especially Mr. Martin for your selfless act of bravery. 
If there're any people that doubt this account of what happened it can be verified by speaking to my neighbor Larry Meads or by calling the the Race Point Ranger station.
Signed
 
A very grateful mother.

8:31 am edt 

A Hero Among Us

Say what you want about Mr. Wayne Martin but I say he's a hero or at least he committed a very heroic act.
Late Saturday afternoon while speaking with Larry Meads on the corner of Race Point Rd and Nelson Ave. a speeding vehicle "new Mustang with NY plates" came within a few feet of Mr. Martin and Mr. Meads continuing up the densely populated residential area full of children at a dangerous high rate of speed " some witnesses said at least 50 mph". Mr. Martin then notice the sound of sirens followed by the sight of a Ranger vehicle seeming to be in pursuit of said vehicle. Mr. Martin stopped the ranger vehicle "it looked and sounded like he new one of the occupants" and explained what he witnessed and directed the rangers in the right direction. By now there were several other individuals that came out of their houses who had heard the speeding vehicle go through the neighborhood with lots of kids playing out side at the time who I also imagine saw the ranger vehicle with its light on. Mr. Martin then got in his vehicle and pulled up along side the Rangers. Then Mr. Martin did so!
mething I think few people would have done, knowing there was no way out because that road went in a circle and seeing that the driver of this vehicle had little to no regard for human life, he then suggested to the Rangers to go around one way while he blocked the only way out. The ranger vehicle then headed south at a slow rate of speed while hitting the siren while Mr. Martin placed his vehicle and himself across Nelson ave blocking any escape that this vehicle might have. Seemingly  having no fear of what might happen next and while many from the neighborhood looked on this vehicle started traveling up the road towards Mr. Martin who stood his ground and just stared the driver of the other vehicle down, seeing that he had no escape and the only way to go by Mr. Martin was to go through him the diver came to a stop and shut his vehicle down and then was apprehended by the Park Rangers. Mr. Martin was then heard to say "you guys all set, their reply yeah thanks Wayne" the!
n Mr. Wayne Martin went back up the road and continued his con!
versatio
n with Mr. Meads like nothing happened.
Wayne could have been rammed or shot or both who knows what these fugitives who were trying to evade law enforcement might have done or how desperate they might have been to escape capture, but the one thing I know is that late Saturday afternoon Wayne Martin put the safety of others before himself and seemingly thought nothing of it.
That I believe is the text book definition of a Hero and seeing how none of us that saw this got a chance to thank him because it happened so quick, from the residents of Nelson Ave  we would like to thank Mr. Wayne Martin and the two Rangers that were involved for your quick and decisive actions and especially Mr. Martin for your selfless act of bravery
8:26 am edt 

Re: Stable Path

"The selection of those chosen for affordable housing should be totally separate from the developer."


Once in a while, something gets posted that seems so simple and logical, that leaves one with nothing but puzzlement as to why it hasn't been implemented as of yet.

The selection process should be public, transparent, and administered by the town, not a developer.
The names of the lottery "winners" should be posted in our town government's website.
The drawing itself should be taped and broadcasted by PTV, just like other town events/meetings.

This is important to our town.


8:21 am edt 

Re: Stable Path

The more I read about the selection process from people who generalize their paranoid theories towards every person moving there, the crazier I get.  I have several friends (two couples) who were chosen from the lottery list. They are Provincetown residents, who work in town, with no connection to Ted Malone or any of the other cast of characters you rant about.  They have been checked and rechecked regarding financial eligibility, which requires proof of past income and proof of income over the next year. They have been interviewed several times as well and even had to have a home visit to make sure they currently live in decent, clean residences.  I'm sure somewhere in the list there could be political placement but to assume that everyone who moves there is part of a giant conspiracy is lunacy.
7:55 am edt 

The Good Old Days?

$700,000.00 AVERAGE COST OF CONDO IN BOSTON

This morning on a report on NPR, it was stated that the average cost of a condo in Boston in now $700,000. The cost of renting a regular apartment is $2,300.00

It seems that in a few years people will be talking about the good ole days of 2016 when Provincetown was affordable.

People in the future will say that they wished that they bought in 2016--just as now people say that they wished that bought in the year 2006 and before that 1996 and before that in 1986 etc etc.

In the early 1980s people were bemoaning the gentrification of Provincetown..and now it is complete as far as I can see.

Now who will own the last piece of property to go condo in Provincetown????
7:51 am edt 

Re: Abuse by Selectman
 
For the record, three local automotive business's were turned away as not being allowed to operate out of the Truro tradesman park (per the town/owner agreement on permitting) One even went to the selectman to get special permission and was turned down flat. The reason given ( by the former building inspector) for his operation there is that he is a taxi company, not an auto repair (even though he is doing the exact same thing any auto repair would be doing). The tradesman park is in a zone 2 public well contribution area, and certain usage are not allowed in those zones (automotive being just one) The issue with vehicles is Truro permits auto repairs to have four unregistered vehicles per permitted business lot. Residential are allowed two. The tradesman park is neither so I would think you allowed two unregistered vehicles for the entire complex. vehicle storage is probably another prohibited I would think also.
2:00 am edt 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Selectman Richter:

Do not pick on Mr Richter he is one of the entitled elite in this town that can park where ever they wish. They block handicap spots with their vehicles, private and business,and the police and parking people continue to ignore them. 

They do not even flinch when you point out their infractions.
12:44 pm edt 

Re: Stable Path

You Are right and the Process of Selecting Those for the Stable Path should be Public

but it is Ted Malone the developer and Ted Malone the one paid to oversee the selection process. These two roles do not go together. The selection of those chosen for affordable housing should be totally separate from the developer. But time after time, Ted Malone has done both: develop and choose the lucky few. And that is why his employees were always chosen and now those are friends of friends get chosen. It is not even objective but a highly selective criteria that are highly selectively interpreted.

And you can thank Michelle Jarusiewicz--now making $110,000 salary--for continuing this process. She has been a key person for years working with (if not secretly for) Ted Malone as he develops affordable housing after affordable housing and few town people ever get selected. It is inane and yet we fund both of them and for him, he gets $800,000 from our CPC monies for this project, as he has gotten so much more CPC monies through the years.

It is rigged and a racket and yet we act as if we, as a town, have never supported affordable housing. We have but we have done it the wrong way and our tax monies have gone to developers like Ted Malone and not to local contractors and owners who, working on smaller housing projects, would have selected town people.

It is rather sickening and yet---continues as usual. Look to see Donegan involved in this process. The reason why Vincent Currier "received" and was "selected" for his affordable housing! A scam that generally benefits the rich and monied, not those who really need such housing.

12:38 pm edt 

Re: Stable Path

Shouldn't the people that got places at Stable Path be public knowledge? I think this is part of the public's right to know.
Which dept. should I call for this info?
9:29 am edt 

Stable Path

Is it true that renters at stable path will have to pay extra for parking? I thought developers were required to include at least one parking space per unit.
9:01 am edt 

Re: Other Blogs

Sorry, but to the other blogs---

you have nothing to say. How---boring! Either get to the news or just fall asleep. Oops. you already are. Hate to disturb your constant sleep time but it is time for somethings more interesting, more vibrant---uh, oh, have you falling asleep again!
8:59 am edt 

McMilian Pier Parking Lot

It is time to close the McMilian Pier parking lot. With all of the updates to the piers we need to have a more welcoming waterfront. That parking lot is an eyesore.
8:58 am edt 

Re: Vincent Currier

Currier is under the impression he's an old salt, tossing wisdoms and inspiring the townspeople toward his small minded opinions. He's a wet noodle though, I'll give him that. I wish he'd dry up and blow away.
8:56 am edt 

Re: Abuse by Selectman

I understand he does it over in Truro where he finally moved his business. Supposed to be allowed two parking spots per garage that he rents. He must have 20 cars and busses all over the place, not to mention (but I just did) the additional cars that he works on that he's not supposed to work on at the business garage as per the agreement with the town.
But there, like here, "he's a nice guy" so I guess that's what counts now?
8:55 am edt 

Happy Mother's Day!

To all wonderful mothers in Provincetown and mothers of those who live here and reside elsewhere, happiness and joy on this your special day.

Happy Mother's Day to All!
8:52 am edt 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Abuse by Selectman

Why is Selectman Richter allowed to park his car(s) illegally daily on the Court Street Landing?  Any other person in town that did this would be ticketed daily, for $35 I believe.  While the Parking Dept acknowledges this is a chronic violation, they shrug when asked why it is not enforced.  This has been happening for years at a minimum of $35 dollars per day.  This is clearly a conflict of interest since Richter is gaining financially and defrauding the Town and all its taxpayers of thousands of dollars.   Nor is this his only abuse of his authority and position.  He previously used the Grace Gouveia Parking lot for years to park his taxis illegally, and I won't even mention the influence his used to gain privilege for his business.   I don't understand why the Town Manager, the Chief of Police and the Board of Selectmen effectively are continuing to allow him to free use of Town property by not enforcing the law and by effectively waiving any fines.   Doesn't that also m!
ake them in violation of the conflict of interest laws.  All I'm asking is that parking fines be assessed consistently.   The next time I get a fine I intend to ask for the "Selectman Richter treatment".
11:13 am edt 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Re: Vincent Currier

Who is this Vincent guy?

He is perverted. He is driven and yet uses his postings to undermine Hillary Clinton and falsely trumps her up (All puns intended) to be corrupt, unqualified and vulgar. Yet he is himself a non-intellect who tries to put her down by being sexist and bigoted. All his claims are trumped up. What a miserable man he is. He just sickens me.
10:49 pm edt 

Re: Vincent Currier

A ton of sexism, homophobia and gays disliking straights, innate homophobia and scary dumb incomplete little men like Currier thinking his voice is important. 
10:47 pm edt 

Re: Statement of Opinion

"Who represents the honest hard working Heterosexual people in this town when their rights are being infringed upon? We saw what happened to the last chief when the business owners and Homosexuals were being mistreated!"

What a dumb statement to make. The last chief was reprimanded because of his actions in the bar, checking ID on everyone and retaliating on those involved, influencing the selectmen's race and being a complete nightmare. None of it was based on homo/hetero issues. Oh, the bar may have been owned by a gay guy and as well, the patrons may have been gay and the people running in the election may have been gay but that had nothing to do with his reprimand.
Such a dope.
10:46 pm edt 

Re: Vincent Currier

Good Point on the Currier

True enough. His sexism more than overflows and he is not subtle. Others are.
5:51 pm edt 

Re: Rick Murray

"I voted for Cheryl and Siegle for the same reason. As for Louise, she  was getting too close to Erik and Donegan. She would have been just more of the same. "

Well congratulations because, by the vote count, less than 100 people in town are of your opinion (or less than 10%). Louise got over 40% of the votes of the electorate and Cheryl and Tom got over 60% of all the votes cast. So now we know the extent of all the complaining. It would seem, overall, people are generally satisfied with the incumbents. The only person to have less influence would be Mr 48 votes. Funny all this isn't it?
2:26 pm edt 

Re: Statement of Opinion

" Who represents the honest hard working Heterosexual people in this town when their rights are being infringed upon? "

Last I checked, heterosexuals were still the majority (VAST majority) everywhere. Except maybe here, but who really knows? I know it's hard for some people to grasp that, in most places, white heterosexual males still get preference in just about everything, and women, blacks, gays, hispanics, and other minorities don't. So here you come with, I think?, some complaint that you're treated differently because you're straight? How does it feel? Not so good, huh? Welcome to our world. I'm not sure what your (barely) coherent post is about, but here's a tip: if you just go about your business there's generally no reason to be involved with the police in any way but a friendly one. So instead of thinking that, because you're straight, you're being picked on, maybe the reason is because you're a jerk who does things the police would be interested in? Instead of thinking "discrimination" maybe you should just be looking in the mirror. And here something else helpful: no one represents "the gays" here. There are also no "keys to the city" because this isn't a City and there is no one key that opens doors. Well, maybe there is. Your dedication to making the town a better place for all and personality.
2:23 pm edt 

Statement of Opinion

Who represents the honest hard working Heterosexual people in this town when their rights are being infringed upon? We saw what happened to the last chief when the business owners and Homosexuals were being mistreated! What about us why hasn't there been public hearings on it like there was on the last chief. Especially when this new guy is accused of committing far worse heinous acts. This question is not because I'm a big biget or I'm anti Homosexual, it's a fact if that your a rich homosexual business owner in this town or a friend of one your treated like Royalty and given the key to the city. Again what about us why do we have to hire lawyers which we can't afford just to get some kind of justice! You were elected to do a job for everybody in this town start doing or step down!
Signed Anonymous V
10:57 am edt 

Re: Vincent Currier

The only difference with Vince's misogynist views and 95% of other men in Provincetown is that he is too dumb to try to hide it.
10:54 am edt 

An Observation

You got what you wanted, Dan Hoort is leaving town hall to take over the top position in Wellfleet. 
 
Now what?
9:32 am edt 

Re: Vincent Currier

Oh, Wow: Vincent You are Only Providing Old news

Like you announced anything new about Hoort. Close it down, boy. You have become, sadly, irrelevant.
9:19 am edt 

Re: Tom Donegan

"See what Happens?"
 
We have had three years and he is a Disaster

"Wait for what?"
 
He is a sick person and a megolomaniac. It is all about him and him. Narrow and sick and narcissitic. Obviously
           by his          , he harbors deep-seated hurts and hatreds. And this is what we have? He truly needs not a seat at the BOS but a couch with a well-trained psychiatrist.

Such a pathetic little man
9:17 am edt 

Re: Tom Donegan

"Comparing Tom Donegan to Donald Trump means what? It means you have an unhealthy attitude toward men."

Really Vince? Tell us about it. Lol.
8:55 am edt 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Re: Tom Donegan

"Bombastic, arrogant and filled with power. Dismissive of what people really want and proposing dreams that will eventually turn into nightmares."


It's about time we have someone with cajones that will get things done. After the namby pamby style of the ones in the past. I hope we start getting some positive results. Don't be so negative. Give him a chance. Regardless of how the guy operates....I think we'll see change.
4:36 pm edt 

Re: Tom Donegan

Misandry

Comparing Tom Donegan to Donald Trump means what? It means you have an unhealthy attitude toward men. This constant denigration shows you have a serious problem.  Go see a shrink. Putting down our next President is un-American.
1:51 pm edt 

Re: Tom Donegan

 

I think We Have Our Trump

Bombastic, arrogant and filled with power. Dismissive of what people really want and proposing dreams that will eventually turn into nightmares. this orange and black is our Trump rooted in failed policies and destructive town articles.

1:25 pm edt 

Re: Pending Pizza Program

Forget the social media dominating pizza lady, ...look at the 2015 fall 'fundraiser' for the library how much of those proceeds actually went to the library? and what went into the producer's pocket?
9:39 am edt 

Re: Pending Pizza Program

"Anyone who falls for this should have their head examined."

Well, I guess I'm one of those--I was the first person to donate. I find it hard to believe that anyone would criticize a program that has fed hungry people. It is up to us who donate to decide whether the program is administered in the right way--and it is. Why shouldn't WE pay Julie for doing all the work? I don't mind--it is my money but her time.

Julie Knapp is an example of what makes me love Provincetown.
8:52 am edt 

Re: Here We Go Again With Pizza

I have to answer the ignorant chimp who knocks the Twisted Pizza Community Fund. The program has been very successful, the money collected and the amount of pizza served also covers overhead to administer the program, etc. How anyone can get so low as to criticise Julie Knapp who is one of the most generous of community members is simply ignorant and out of touch with realty. Thank you, Julie Knapp and the staff at Twisted Piza. Your thoughtful contribution is appreciated by the community.
12:09 am edt 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Re: Reminds Me of a Halloween Prank


"IS there any truth to this?? IF there is- I would say -IF it can be proven- it would take Dongegan into a fiery pit."


First of all, what makes anyone think that someone would put their reputation or ass on the line for someone like Vince? There is a process. He waited. Couldn't he have just managed to make it to the top of the list all on his own? What makes you think that someone jumped the process? Sounds like a lot of bitterness on here...someone got something and I didn't. Instead of complaining here, why don't you go out and do something for yourself to make your life better.
8:50 pm edt 

Re: Cheryl Andrews

 

So Cheryl isn't even aware of how she deals with staff.  Isn't that special?

I also voted for Vincent and Gordon cause what we got ain't working.

8:37 pm edt 

Here We Go Again With Pizza
 
So it's time again to fleece the sheep. Our friend is back with the pending pizza to make money from other people's charity. Why would anyone buy a pizza at FULL PRICE from this woman? If she were truly charitable, she would be offering the pizza at COST and then donating it. She's not. She's charing FULL PRICE and pocketing the profit. Any of us can provide food to anyone. Nourishing food instead of a snack food, making sure ALL of the money spent goes to those who need it. The incredible thing is that this is so easy to fix. She should just donate more than one pizza to the cause when someone buy one. Then she's a part of the charitable act, and not profiting from it. Anyone who falls for this should have their head examined. 
8:34 pm edt 

Re: Provincertown BOS

"I'm sorry but this BOS is a freak-in mess that is hell bent on being policy makers instead of just making sure the town runs well."

Wow, another ignorant post.  Read the town charter.  It is the JOB of the Bos to make policy.  It is the JOB of the Town Manager to run the town according to the laws and policies.  I agree that the cousins and Tom are power hungry but they are in legally and that is their job.  Very poor choices to oppose them.
8:27 pm edt 

Re: Vincent Currier

 

Kasich resigns so currier It's time for You

to give up. tiring to read your postings. Tiring of your bigotry. Tiring of your sexist photos and postings. turn to your garden and water the flowers that Tom Donegan gave you. paint the walls that Tom Donegan gave you. cook in your kitchen that Tom Donegan gave you. then sit on the stoop that Tom Donegan gave you.

and what did you do to deserve this affordable housing? You were initially a pain in Donegan's butt. but he stop your thrashing his ass but giving you the affordable housing. Oh, how lucky you were to be "selected" and to be "chosen" in such a fair process.

You sadly have been co opted. Shame on you.

3:33 pm edt 

For Those Who Gave Roots to Trump

Those who were for the Tea Party; those who were for the birther issues; those who thought Obama too black; those who thought Mitch smart in blocking any government issue and article; those who liked keeping Mexicans out; those who feared Muslims; those who believed terrorists were around the corner; those who elected Ted Cruz; those who elected Marcus Rubio; those who thought Chris Christie spoke the "truth"; those who didn't read newspapers; those who never spent time thinking.

Voila! You have got your man and he is all yours. You have the Trump phenomenon and he is all yours. You deserve him. Your policies and votes have led to his creation as a candidate and encouraged his popularity.

He is all yours. a well-deserved turn of events. A toy "won" in a barker's circus on some summer Saturday night. but this toy soon turns into a nightmare. And The Donald Trump is all yours.
3:31 pm edt 

Re: Rick Murray
 
"Ahh, no he didn't. I voted for these guys as well in hopes of throwing a wrench into the madness that is Erik Yingling. I'm sorry but this BOS is a freak-in mess that is hell bent on being policy makers instead of just making sure the town runs well." 
 
I voted for Cheryl and Siegle for the same reason. As for Louise, she  was getting too close to Erik and Donegan.
She would have been just more of the same. 
3:24 pm edt 

Re: Rick Murray

"Rick Murray picked the wrong candidates. 100 votes +/+???
Didn't he check references? Oh!  The three go way way back. :-0"


Ahh, no he didn't. I voted for these guys as well in hopes of throwing a wrench into the madness that is Erik Yingling. I'm sorry but this BOS is a freak-in mess that is hell bent on being policy makers instead of just making sure the town runs well.
3:07 pm edt 

Vincent Breglia Post on Provincetown Beacon

  
 
May 5 at 10:59am
 

I would like to say that I think it is wrong for the Banner's Kaimi Lum is allowed to print and reprint untrue statements to paint a picture of me to the readers that is untrue. It truly sad that in our community that we allow such acts of bullying and slandering. Now that the election is over I would like everyone to know the harassment that I had to endure from several of the Banners employees. I think calling, texting, and emailing me ten plus times, telling me to respond or else, while I was at candidates night was yet more of the lack of decorum exhibited by Kaimi Lum and her associates. I was called and texted until midnight. I think this behavior is wrong and I wanted to state my side. I know who I am as a person and my friends do as well. I am sorry that the town was fed a fiction instead of facts. Hopefully no-one else will be a subject to their strange and unnecessary behavior. Especially people whom are offering to serve their town.

Thank You for Listening, Vincent Breglia

3:04 pm edt 

Residential Property Tax Exemption

Sorry to bring up an old subject, but I was just reviewing the BOS Agenda Packet for 12/15/2016 and noted that the Board of Assessors actually voted unanimously NOT to recommend the residential tax exemption.    Aren't they the experts?   I still don't understand why the BOS voted to pass this divisive measure that does not resolve the problem they are trying to solve.   And for the record, I am a primary resident.   And to make matters worse, we're stuck with this same BOS for the next year. 
9:40 am edt 

Re: Staff Morale

How Cheryl Works With  Town Staff

You know, i rarely comment on these anonymous posts anymore but first, thank you to all the folks that supported me in my re-election bid and second, anyone who knows how I operate in my role of selectman, knows that i actually mostly avoid Town staff. I truly dislike putting staff in any awkward position . They should not feel like they have 6 bosses.  The staff answers to one boss...the Town Manager. So, if i have any information requests...I generally email them directly to the Manager. If a staff member has a problem and approaches me for advice, that's a different matter. But mostly? I stay away from staff and work directly with the Town Manager.
And I've done it that way, for years.

Happy Cinco de Mayo.

Cheryl Andrews

9:38 am edt 

Re: Reminds Me of a Halloween Prank

"That's what we got: an orange and black Trick or Treat and therein lies his politics: Treats and you'll get your Vincent Currier Affordable unit. Trick: and you will find doors closed."
 

You voted for him. You got him. Good luck.

IS there any truth to this?? IF there is- I would say -IF it can be proven- it would take Dongegan into a fiery pit.
9:35 am edt 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Re: Staff Morale

Staff morale is low because Tom and Cheryl got re-elected.  Cheryl treats the staff like dirt and Donegan means the brainless Yingling still thinks he matters.

We get the government we deserve.
8:16 pm edt 

Re: Wayne Martin

Postings or Reply's to Wayne Martin
 
I honestly think the more anyone post or reply's to anything involving or regarding Wayne Martin is only fueling his fire. He obviously thinks he's in a position where you are actually listening to him, he will never go away if you try to correct him or whatever. I think anyone who has, has had good intentions but it's not working with him. He is filled with so much hate especially towards the Police that we all need to just ignore him. And if you want to see what kind of character he is, his facebook page will tell you more.
8:13 pm edt 

Bryson Alexander

I am So Glad they found Bryson Alexander

I don't know what makes him take off and disappear but I am glad he was found safe. I did see him this winter playing in front of town hall. he is not typical but he back home. that is good, so very good.
8:11 pm edt 

Reminds me of a Halloween Prank


That's what we got: an orange and black Trick or Treat and therein lies his politics: Treats and you'll get your Vincent Currier Affordable unit. Trick: and you will find doors closed.

You voted for him. You got him. Good luck.

 

8:10 pm edt 

Re: Wayne Martin

"Or he's extraordinarily controlling and doesn't trust his staff."

You need to get out more often.  Most of the places I've worked had this policy.  Requests for information from the press, etc.  went through a Public Information person.
8:05 pm edt 

Re: Wayne Martin

"The reason the Town Manager prohibits (and rightfully so) town employees especially department heads from discussing town business with non town employees is to eliminate misunderstanding and/or confusion. Another quite reasonabe justificarion is minimizing 4he possibility of any confusion becoming fodder for this blog."

Well I guess that the TM doesn't think too much of our department heads and the town employees if he thinks that they can't be trusted to accurately articulate town matters that the taxpayers have a right to know about.
8:03 pm edt 

Re: Rick Murray

Rick Murray picked the wrong candidates. 100 votes +/+???
Didn't he check references? Oh!  The three go way way back. :-0
7:59 pm edt 

Great That Cheryl Beat Tom Donegan

Too bad there wasn't only one position open. Great work Cheryl and now speak out more forcefully and no more abstaining. Take hold of the power you have and speak out loudly from now on!
11:38 am edt 

Noted Opinion

It's helpful to know that the opinions expressed here are so off base from how the town actually thinks and feels about things.

sweeping generalizations and lessons, the fact the TD was re-elected only shows how f..... the town is.
11:36 am edt 

Louise Venden BOS Candidate

Louise Venden Did Well

for running the first time, congratulations. You came in third and your votes are quite high. You did well!
11:33 am edt 

Myra Gold Posted in Provincetown Voters

 
 
May 4 at 10:58am
 
I only have one gripe about the campaign, vote for me signs where put all over town 2 days before election on town property. Doug Johnston announced it with the winners last night. IT IS AGAINST THE RULES TO PUT YOUR CAMPAIGN SIGNS ON TOWN PROPERTY ! This should be discussed by the building inspector
11:25 am edt 

The Election Results...

Were basically a LOL in the face of MYPACC. It's helpful to know that the opinions expressed here are so off base from how the town actually thinks and feels about things. Your candidates hardly could have bombed more.

Maybe you'll take it as a lesson. LOL again. JK.
9:11 am edt 

Posted in Provicnetown Beacon

   
 
May 4 at 8:06am
 
"Serious question- the census of Ptown is 2642 in 2010. How can there be over 2800?
Registered voters?"
just wondering non member
8:43 am edt 

Re: From: Wayne Martin

"The reason the Town Manager prohibits (and rightfully so) town employees especially department heads from discussing town business with non town employees is to eliminate misunderstanding and/or confusion..."

Or he's extraordinarily controlling and doesn't trust his staff.  What a great environment that must be for the staff.  A TM who micromanages their every move, but yet is incapable of removing a pooping dog from their work environment.  No wonder morale is so low.
7:47 am edt 

Timely Comment

What is done is now done........................
7:44 am edt 

Re: Erik Yingling Innapropriateness

"One who prevents another from scoring sexually."

yeah got that but how related to Andrews?
7:41 am edt 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Re: Vincent Currier

 

VC: "aversion to a screeching scold."


Somber example of a dumb potato rotting in the dark. I give up Vince. Your comments are lifted right out of Misogyny 101. Go away.

10:38 pm edt 

Re: Erik Yingling Innapropriateness

 

"Erik to cock block Cheryl out of the Selectman selection?"


Sorry, I know this is Mypacc, but really what does this mean?

"One who prevents another from scoring sexually."

10:11 pm edt 

Re: Erik Yingling Innapropriateness

 

"Erik to cock block Cheryl out of the Selectman selection?"


Sorry, I know this is Mypacc, but really what does this mean?

10:03 pm edt 

Re: Vincent Currier

 

"Stop insulting all women when you insult Hillary"

Sorry but my aversion to this screaching scold is not reflective of my love and appreciation of women. You just may be painting with a broad brush.

9:54 pm edt 

To Wayne Martin

The reason the Town Manager prohibits (and rightfully so) town employees especially department heads from discussing town business with non town employees is to eliminate misunderstanding and/or confusion. Another quite reasonabe justificarion is minimizing 4he possibility of any confusion becoming fodder for this blog.
9:52 pm edt 

From: Wayne Martin
   
 
May 3 at 5:42pm
 
I just not more than ten minutes ago got off the phone with one of the town employees you gives me info, they were ordered by their supervisor not to talk about ANY business at all pertaining to the town to me or anybody else, this directive they were told came directly from the TM. I asked this person if all departments where given that order or just yours, this person said " i don't know I only can tell you what we were told." I don't know if he can actually order them to do that or not I would like people to weigh in on this. I know the selectmen are not supposed to talk about what happens in executive session until the minutes are released but can the TM order the other town employees not to talk to me about any other town business? I had a feeling this was going to happen that's why as much as I wanted to I did not mention any names in writing. Everything has to be a big friggin secret in this town! So much for transparency.
 
5:48 pm edt 

Defeat Tom Donegan Protect Your Interest

 

Every homeowner should be voting today to protect their interest by defeating Tom Donegan.

Donegan is behind Erik Yingling's push to promote the Condominium Conversion Article, which would  have denied your right to convert your home when you decide to down size and retire.

Yingling has already gone on record stating that he will bring back the condo conversion article every year that he is in office.

By defeating Donegan you eliminate Yingling's power on the BOS. 

9:43 am edt 

Tom Donegan/Donald Trump

Wow! Whoever compared Tom Donnegan to Donald Trump is really dumb! Donald Trump (hopefully our next president) is an intellegent visionary person, not a sneaky self proclaimed politician like Tom Donnegan. Get rid of Donnegan from the BOS!
9:30 am edt 

Today Is the Day!!

Today we can rid ourselves of Tom Donnagan and his shady politics! GET OUT AND VOTE EVERYONE!!
9:29 am edt 

Erik Yingling Innapropriateness

 

Am I the only one that finds it completely inappropriate for Eric to cock block Cheryl out of the Selectman selection? To me it's just another argument to get rid of Tom since Eric has become the monster he created! Let's weed out the bad blood and get on with Town business.

9:27 am edt 

Re: Provincetown Beacon - Tom Donegan Signs

 

What is all the hullabaloo about the signs? Give me a break this is not Chatham or Russia. Relax and just go out and vote for who you want. The signs will be gone on Wednesday!

9:25 am edt 

Re: Vincent Currier

 

Oh, Brother-- I Love My Daughter so that Means

I love women. Absolutely not. It only means you love your daughter. Jeeper, creepers. Who is this ugly Currier guy and his rants that insult women? I don't know him but I too am offended by his terrible and destructive bigoted and sexist rants.

Enough. Stop insulting all women when you insult Hillary.
what an offense! You are disgusting to me. Shame on you.

9:23 am edt 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Re: From: Wayne Martin

My comment about not knowing who you are wasn't actually directed at you, Wayne. Sorry you took it personally. I am not a liar or a new person in town. I wasn't belittling you -- I was commenting on all the folks who seemed to be obsessed with you (and Vincent) on this page. I just don't understand why you two seem to dominate so much of the discussion here but don't really seem to be a part of the actual life of the town. It's a strange disconnect. But I guess it points to the larger problem with this page. Most everyone here who is commenting isn't actually doing things to change the town, just sniping and complaining.
3:59 pm edt 

Re: Provincetown Beacon - Tom Donegan Signs

 

In my humble opinion it was very smart of whoever posted the political signs around town. The competition sure did notice, lol. Richard Rogers had his little muse Wayne Martin out there filming the action! This of course gave Mr. Donegan twice the attention he had hoped for. Whoever is Tom Donegan's campaign manager should be congratulated for sucking the opposition in to help the campaign. NICE WORK, Waynie and Richie!! lolol VOTE TOM DONEGAN FOR SELECTMAN!!

2:29 pm edt 

Re: Provincetown Beacon - Tom Donegan Signs

The Signage "Zoning Bylaw 3250" does not specifically state that it is appropriate to use Public Property to display political  promotions. Highway intersections are public ways which require clear unobstructed views.
 
If indeed public property is fair game for  postings, why not post signs on the Town Hall or Police Station lawns or in the Municipal Parking Lot?
 
Let's not pretend that there are no limitations on placement.
 
And who approved Donegan's sign placements on intersection islands? 
 
Rank hath privilege? 
 
 
1:50 pm edt 

Re: Provincetown Beacon - Tom Donegan Signs

 

"Donegan seems to be doing the same or dangerously close to it."

signs in the public way are allowed by our zoning by laws and political free speech is protected by the 1st amendment of the constitution of the united states. This has also happened for the last 4 years during local elections.

hmm I wonder who is muddying the waters to gain votes...gee I wonder. Who stands to gain by smearing donegan?

although i'm not personally a fan of donegan, i'm even less of a fan of other local candidates deliberately muddying the waters for political gain.



let's turn to our general by laws for guidance on what's permitted.

Section 10 of our general by laws (also regulates political signage):

"SIGN REGULATIONS Chapter 10
sign regulations deleted in its entirety by April 2, 2012 ATM Article 23.22"

From our zoning by laws:

"Zoning Bylaw 3250 Temporary and Political Signs Cloth or cardboard signs, banners and posters, except posters intended for window display, shall be referred to the Building Inspector for approval and issuance of a permit.  Temporary signs, banners, and posters covering social, holiday and political events must be firmly attached to a supporting device and present no undue hazard to the public.  The time allowed for this type of advertising shall not exceed ninety (90) days. 
Control of political advertising during an election campaign shall be administered by the Inspector of Buildings who may grant a one‑time group permit to the Chairman or Candidate of any party in lieu of individual permits.  All such advertising must be removed within ten (10) days after the election date."

so wait does this mean all local campaigns with permits can put signs in the public way if they have a permit?

answer: Yes.


Does this happen in other towns? I often see political signs at the orleans rotary for example. Is this legal and protected by the first amendment of the constitution of the united states as well as our local zoning and general by laws?

Answer: Yes.

1:33 pm edt 

Dear Provincetown

 

Looking not good for your quaint village or what's left of it.
Evil has taken over,politics and money.

11:27 am edt 

To: Vincent Currier

 

Men Who are Nice to Their Daughters and Wives

think that means they are not misogynist??? Being enamored with two or three women and then treating all the others like dog dung does not free one from being a bigot. Look at Trump. He loves his daughters and wife but treats other women as idiots. So Vincent currier, you too, in treating Hillary Clinton with such disrespect and degradation are a misogynist. Your words are hurtful and your postings an insult to all women--including your daughter. Perhaps your wife would have a different perspective on you than you on you.

Try posting about issues and not the gender of presidential candidates. I'm appalled by your postings.

10:35 am edt 

Send Donegan Home to New York - Don't Vote For Donegan!

 

Didn't we hate Austin Knight for having campaign signs on or in public property. Donegan seems to be doing the same or dangerously close to it.

10:32 am edt 

To: Wayne Martin

 

WAYNE You've Got some good Points but tone it down a little and try less is more. Non-stop postings just means many of us will not read them. Once a day would be good.

10:30 am edt 

He Has Become the Donald Trump of Provincetown

Brash, attacking, threatening, and arrogant. Donegan is sadly our Donald Trump and uses his power to intimidate. He is determined to maintain that three to two vote to ram awful articles and ideas down our throat.

He doesn't even care if Cheryl is not elected. It does not matter to him and his clique--only that HE, greater than god himself, be the chosen one.
10:28 am edt 

Tom Donegan Voting Strategy

 

Selectman Richter is urging Donegan supporters to "bullet vote" to preserve their board majority.

8:41 am edt 

Re: Provincetown Beacon - Tom Donegan Signs
 
 
May 1 at 5:02pm
 
BREAKING: Sneaky spammer TD has his campaign signs all over the highway and town roads islands WHICH IS TOTALLY ILLEGAL and yet another example how the rules are for everyone but him. arrogance par excellence !
12:29 am edt 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

From Wayne Martin


I see a post on here that the poster had never heard my name mentioned out loud, I wonder where this person was two years ago when people asked me to run for selectmen? Obviously this person either just moved to town or is a liar! A lot of people would disagree with you saying that I don't matter to the people in this town especially all the seniors citizens I do work for no charge and also for others that don't have a lot of money.

I wonder what makes me a little off as some anonymous cowards claim on this blog? Is it that I speak out against a totally corrupt Truro police force and call Police Chief JIm Golden and Robert J Martin the second                   because most people know this and would whole heartedly agree with that. let me reassure the coward that suggest I leave town I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE so get use to it my family were the original founders of both Provincetown and Truro and not you the police or anybody else can force me to leave!

I will be running for selectmen again and I promise you this all these executive session back room deals won't be happening and I will do my best to make sure all registered Provincetown citizens voices will be heard and everybody will be treated equally. By the way I will be voting for Trump not because he would make a great or maybe not even a good  POTHUS but I think Clinton definitely won't and will destroy this country and strip us of our constitutional rights not to mention in my opinion this candidate can't be at all.

11:43 pm edt 

Re: Mark Hatch - Mangey Fox?

 

I'm Offended by Mark Hatch's Remarks on the He has mange and a broken leg and yet persists and courageously keeps on going. Viewing the fox as part of a hunt is disgusting. Wildlife is life and they are part of our world here in Provincetown. Shame on you!

11:37 pm edt 

Oh, Child, You Are Na´ve

Alottery for housing? Really? an objective selectin process? Donegan made it happen, child and Vincent currier "won" the lottery! Like all the past affordable housing "lotteries"! On others, it is Ted Malone who "picks" the winners. It's been rigged for years and continues to be rigged now. some get affordable housing and others never get "selected."

Fair? Non-political? Objective? Please, child!
11:34 pm edt 

From Wayne Martin

As far as my brother goes why don't you say what he posts about me. He stole just about everything I own with the Help of the Truro police and Jim Golden. My drinking buddies huh who are they? Seeing how alcohol has only touched my lips once in the past 3 1/2 years and that was 2 years ago NewYears eve. I'm glad that the anonymous lowlives that write posts do stay away from me as for everyone else I have plenty of friends none of which drink or do drugs also i have people go out of the way all the time to shake my hand and say keep up the good work. Which brings me to this I hope most of you that read this blog realize it's not a sign of mental illness to speak out against tyranny and to call a spade a spade. I'm sure you are aware that these negative blogs mostly come from corrupt Law enforcement my deviant brother who is in actuality the               and his wet brain friends oh yeah I wouldn't put it past Steven McGovern and Mark Hatch either. Now let's talk about my propensity to violence shall we, it should be known that I don't have even a misdemeanor conviction to my name and I have never had anyone besides my lowlife brother make a claim that I was violent, which was promptly laughed out of court at the magistrates hearing. I think it time the admins change their policy on anonymity like most other blogs and groups have done unless your intention is to let slander and character assassination happen without legal ramifications!
11:32 pm edt 

Vote For Anyone But Donegan

Question: Why is only Tom Donegan permitted to place his campaign signs on strategically located Town property?
 
I noticed that there are only "Vote For Tom Donegan" signs locate at strategically located intersection islands of West Vine and Bradford streets across from Victor's Restaurant and Shankpainter and Bradford. Maybe there are others that I have not seen.
 
Is this a question of "Rank having privilege".
 
Don't be played for a fool. It's time to send Donegan on his way and break the back of the tiresome-threesome.
Don't vote for Donegan   
10:52 pm edt 

Re: Slander and Dishonesty Has Made My Choice Clear


You have made an allegation of affordable housing being "fixed" in exchange for political support...  it's a lottery governed by state law. It would also be extremely illegal for any selectman to attempt to influence the lottery or who gets picked. More importantly, there is no way for a selectman to influence this...because it's a lottery. They are completely divorced from the lottery process.

You have also made an allegation of corruption. let's see some proof; otherwise it's just slanderous blabbering to I presume get votes for vince and gordon?

You're ill informed opinion and blatant dishonesty has helped me make up my mind; I'm voting for Donegan and Venden on Tuesday.
10:34 pm edt 

The MYPACC Bubble

I just want to mention that, outside of this page, I have never heard the names Vincent Currier and Wayne Martin out loud. No idea who they are and why everyone here thinks they are so important. Seems like you're obsessed about people who don't really matter much to the actual life of the town. 
10:32 pm edt 

Rielly Parking Lot Complex

 

I will never understand the nasty remarks made by "neighbors" of the Rielly Parking lot complex when they attempted to get approval from Zoning for an entertainment license. The morons that made the most noise are moving to Plymouth for crying out loud. Some people are really just assholes.

10:30 pm edt 

Re: Vincent Currier

" Frankly tired of this Vincent negative postings about Hillary Clinton."


You'd think that some old guy who isn't even from here, sponging off the good will of the taxpayers, would learn how to just be thankful instead of constantly posting his bile against women and everyone else. I guess it's easy when you don't have anything else to do because your housing is subsidized and you live with your grown son. For someone who doesn't show up to any of the most important political gatherings in the town, he seems to have a lot to say. But hey, he's just like his hero Sanders...old, angry, and now impotent.
10:28 pm edt 

Andrews, Donegan and Yingling

I campaigned for all these selectmen- last time I heard from Donegan and yingling was when they asked for my vote and support. After they got in I didnt hear from them at all except for them barking orders. Clearly a little bit of power went to their heads! Both think they were elected to talk at- not with the citizens. Tom has been a disaster for town and has let small town politics get to his head and has played dirty trick to rival those he replaced with his personal vendettas and cost the town hundreds of thousands and is on a bender with the taxpayers checkbook! We dont need that kind of negativity in our leaders (or in Yingling's case always a follower who needs a new leader) Not true of Andrews who has listened all along. This time I'm voting for Andrews and Venden.
10:26 pm edt 

Re: Vincent Currier

 

Of course Vincent C is a BernieBro. Think: both think they can start a revolution without a well-thought out plan and the hard work that goes with it. Both believe they have an army of revolutionaries when it's actually a paltry, entitled, whining bunch are egging them on, while they sit in their basements gaming. Vincent's 48 votes is equivalent to Bernie's flaccid sweep of the nation. In other words, WML. White male losers. I'll be dancing when Hillary wins, hope you can join the fun  VC, (if can get a sidewalk built to get there.)

7:41 pm edt 

Where Are the Minutes

 

No planning board minutes since, December 2015.

7:38 pm edt 

Etiquette is Needed

 

 

Just a response to Many Facebooks Postings at Large

Do people really need to let the world know their son is not talking to them? Do we really need to know that someone has the stomach flu and feels awful? Do we really need to know that two people are dinning at some place--elegant or not-- and here is the dish I am eating? Do we really need to know that someone is down and depressed? Or do we need to know that someone broke their hip and now need surgery? and by the way, here are the x-rays?

Time to know the limits of public conversation. Reign it in. some things and problems and issues belong to you and your partner and your family. Not to all of us!

This is just social madness. Etiquette is needed. follow some social rules, please!

7:36 pm edt 

Donegan Must Go!!

 

So Who Will Donnegan Buy Off This Round?

Stand in line if you need affordable housing. Put up a sign for Donnegan; hand out pamphlets for Donnegan; Put a little  money into the campaign--oh, yes, he is self-funding again--though not true at all--and then, my fellow residents and voters of Provincetown, you too can "get" an affordable housing just like Vincent currier. You too can be so "lucky" and then your tongue twists and turns and you only say good and nice things about Mr. Donnegan.

Who's next? Let those who are the most vulnerable stand in line.

7:33 pm edt 

Re: Vincent Currier

 

"Stop Bashing Clinton!!!!!!"

Really???
It's a political campaign.
Vince has every right to voice his opinion of the candidates.If you don't like it, don't read it.

I am a fervid Bernie supporter who will need to get drunk and hold my nose when I vote for Secretary Clinton in the fall

7:30 pm edt 

Attention: Wayne Martin

Seriously pal, you are self destructing yourself and you don't see it. You are a time bomb just waiting for the moment you can explode. You rant and rave on here worse than Donald Trump does on National Tv. You have even attacked your own brother on facebook. I personally avoid you like the plaque and I think others do as well. And your attacks on the Truro and Provincetown Police are going to get you no where and the only ones who will pretend to be your friends are your drinking buddies. You should really consider packing your bags and get out of dodge.
10:00 am edt 

Re: From Wayne Martin

 

Wayne, every time you post you prove my statement that most people think you are a little off.

This is an anonymous blog so people can post without fear of retribution.  That's how it works. 

8:49 am edt 

Re: Vincent Currier

 

If Hillary Clinton Had Put Vince currier on Top of affordable Housing Like Tom donegan Did'
'then maybe he'd have only great things to say about her like he does about Donegan. Maybe if Hillary had done the same sweet deal, he'd have a Hillary sign like he has a Donegan sign.

7:46 am edt 


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