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  Mark Silva: A Rich Goodby

The church was packed. There was even a long line to enter St. Peter's. There were people sitting along the side pews. All the pews were filled.

We were there to attest to your legacy, to what you gave to this town and to all of us. You brought the energy for the Portuguese Festival and revived it. You brought the energy for the Regatta and revived this wonderful celebration. You gave of yourself, of your time and of your vision.

The town was there to bid you farewell and to thank you for everything that you have done for us. And you did it with humor, joy and a sense of much celebration. You knew how to throw a party and taught the town to do it too!

You were unique and you will be missed. But you would not leave without our thanks and without a party at the Red Inn. We were there with tears and we were there with much laughter and gratefulness for you.

Adieu, Mark! May the angels carry you on holy wings into eternal peace and celebration!

 

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Re: 350 Bradford Steet

Looks Like 350 Is Back in the News


Not really, it's just our faux newspaper and faux editor Anne Wood trying to create controversy and sell newspapers.
11:57 pm edt 

Re:  Pizza and Firemen

The writer obviously has a grudge against Julie or Twisted Sister in general.  If this is all your feeble mind can come up with regarding pizza being given out to the firemen, get a grip on yourself.  You are so quick to find fault, you sound ridiculous and petty.  What did you do to help?  We have a community crisis and you respond with insults and innuendo.  Bravo to you.
11:55 pm edt 

The Times are Achanging

There's a lot of change in this town.  The East End, with it's new street, is filled with people.  When was the opening?  How much did we spend?  Where are our elected officials?  How much did we spend?  It is the beginning of a new age.
11:54 pm edt 

32 Bradford Street Full Demolition

Does anyone know what is going on at 32 Bradford St.?
They tore down the old big garage/store!
I don't believe they have the permits to do this!!
My understanding is that if you are on Bradford you are in Historic,did they approve this demolition??
Is anyone paying attention!
11:53 pm edt 

Re: 350 Bradford Street
 
Isn't it a conflict of interest that David Nicolau, the Planning Board Chair is also a realtor who is selling these units? Doesn't he stand to make a big payday on selling these Condos that will go for 650K and way above? How is this legal? Concerned Resident
11:52 pm edt 

Re: Pizza and Firemen

When you go on FB and encourage people to call in with their credit card to donate pizzas to  firemen it's called marketing.    If you are selling those pizzas at full price you are not donating pizzas, you are running a for profit business.

Call it what it is.
11:49 pm edt 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Re: 350 Bradford Street

Looks Like 350 Is Back in the News

surprise? why? This never went to Zoning and it was all placed in the hands of Planning. and have they done decisions like this before? No. It is the general work of zoning but somehow---Zoning never ruled on this major development. And what about Conservation? there is not one tree, one branch, one leaf remaining. Aren't you soooo concerned about landscape and the land and what is growing there?

and about the land and conservation. How could this dune not be a dune? all of it destroyed and undermined, all this land leveled. and this was fine with conservation? Why? It is the destruction of the dunes, of land, of the essence of Provincetown. and this was ruled OK? How?

Look everywhere and you will see problems and more questions than answers. It is a huge hole with questionable actions.

And this is how we welcome visitors? this is the entrance to Provincetown? Tragic.

7:42 am edt 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Difficult Memorial Day Weekend

This Has Been A Difficult Memorial Day Weekend: More than 44 People Stranded and Rescued from the West End Breakwater

So many challenges this Memorial Day Weekend. It has not been an easy time for many. May the remaining days be free of tragedies and tough times.
7:22 pm edt 

350 Bradford Street

From Banner article about 350 project...'The units will be sold by real estate agents Emily Flaxx and David Nicolau (the chair of the towns zoning board of appeals) of Atlantic Bay Sothebys International Realty.'

Classic Provincetown 'like nowhere else' the Chair of Zoning will be selling units.

anyone know where I can I get a cultural district sticker? cause nothing says cultural like a sticker.
6:44 pm edt 

Pizza and Firemen

Just have to ask. How is going on FB and getting people to call in with credit cards to buy a pizza translated into "I am donating" a pie? If you want to make a few pies for the firemen, go and make them and bring them the 100 yards over and give them to them. If someone is buying it for them, then it is not donating, no?

6:24 pm edt 

Town Matters

 

Perhaps discipline should be distributed fairly and evenly...Let all the facts be told..

 
6:20 pm edt 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Town Matters


What is going on at building & grounds?  Bullying and hostile work environment is not suppose to be going on.... Why is this being allowed?   Shame, Shame, Shame....

Hopefully someone will open their eyes and figure it out....

10:40 am edt 

Re: PBG

 

"One wonders what kind of shady stunts the Atwood brothers tried to pull to cause the PBG to disavow them in their latest letters to members."


There was no shady stunt so let's not create alternative facts.  During the last marketing campaign one of the pictures included a person who is a registered sex offender.  The PBG board told the then director to remove that person from the picture.  The director did not follow the Board's instructions and as a result was terminated.

10:38 am edt 

New Realization of MYPACC

 

I didn't realize the blog was a reliable news source.  I thought it was for commenting on the news not the actual broadcasting of it.   Wow.  Good to know.

 

10:36 am edt 

A Question of Concern

 

Is Mypacc dead?

10:34 am edt 

A Question of Concern

 

My concerns are I always right something s about the DPW and its never posted why is that.

10:31 am edt 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Re: PBG

One wonders what kind of shady stunts the Atwood brothers tried to pull to cause the PBG to disavow them in their latest letters to members.
11:53 pm edt 

Critical Comment
 
So, it this blog updated once a week now? Hardly worth anyone's time, is it? We can find more timely news in the Banner 

11:51 pm edt 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Re: GreedyTown

"Local kids many times come with local problems. A sense of entitlement, poor work ethic and drama all seem to be part of the norm here for this quaint town. I do hire people from the area, for the most part, but so many local kids over the years have been a problem."


Sorry that you don't want to hear it, but as a business owner I've experienced the same thing.  Not necessarily with kids who went to school here and live here year round, but those who have moved here to party.  Their sense of entitlement and lack of work ethic are obvious.

The 'I moved here with little skills, now give me Housing and pay me a high compensation because I need it to live here' group.
10:01 am edt 

Re: Harbor Hill

Does anyone have an update on the Harbor Hill fiasco? Haven't heard a thing in weeks. How much money did we just throw away now!!!
9:59 am edt 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Dr. Marcene Marcoux vs BOS Members

Does anyone know what's going on with the travesty/conspiracy against Dr. Marcene Marcoux? When is the Public Hearing? There appears to be "dirty politics" under this issue,by Government here! Why wasn't the other HDC members sited for trespassing? Why didn't the Town Planner admit she gave permission (which isn't her job in the first place) for Dr. Marcoux to visit the premises? Was it a trap? Why don't people put their egos & politics away & appreciate what contributions are made by serving gratis on committees? No one will want to volunteer for such abuses!!
12:37 am edt 

West End Lot

FIRST YOU SAID, SOMEONE PURCHASING 5 STICKERS ISN'T FAIR TO OTHER RESIDENTS AND THEN IN ANOTHER BREATH YOU SAY, THE TOWN IS LOSING TOURIST REVENUE... WHICH IS IT?

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES EITHER MAKE?  WHETHER THEY BUY 5 STICKERS FOR THE WEST END LOT OR THE MPL.  THEY ARE PAYING FOR THEM.
12:33 am edt 

Re: GreedyTown

"Local kids many times come with local problems. A sense of entitlement, poor work ethic and drama all seem to be part of the norm here for this quaint town. I do hire people from the area, for the most part, but so many local kids over the years have been a problem."

Absolute bull and you know it. And are you seriously trying to claim that the foreign kids don't cause problems? Try telling that to anyone who's had the experience of working with them. Drama, unreliability, drinking and drug use, laziness, etc. They're all KIDS, whether they're foreign or domestic, they all have the same "problems."
12:30 am edt 

So Andrews is Chair?

Can anyone make you people happy? You have a quality person serving. What are you doing besides mouthing off?


12:28 am edt 

"Abstaining Andrews" as Chair!??

Someone has to be kidding with us. Get ready for major hold-ups, problems and baloney with this chair. She has shown she doesn't have the capacity to get along with the decisions of the "boys", abstaining her responsibility to be informed for years. This should be interesting.

Ms. Andrews is all about Ms. Andrews!
12:26 am edt 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Professor Lisa E. Davis in Provincetown

Professor Lisa E. Davis will be reading from her book about Angela Calomiris of Provincetown, who owned Angel's Landing, and was an informant for the FBI. She infiltrated a lot of Leftist organizations, spying on the American Communist Party (CPUSA) during the rabid McCarthy Era, and was in general a stool pigeon. Many lost their jobs because of her, their reputations, their livelihoods, and Angie was shunned by lesbians in NYC's Greenwich Village. She retreated to Provincetown, and never talked about her spy career, her time on the witness stand, her past. She told people she had been a "gofer" for Eleanor Roosevelt, and there was some truth to that.
Ms. Davis will read Friday evening May 19 at the East End Bookstore, 389 Commercial St., Provincetown, 6 p.m.; and at the Provincetown Public Library Saturday, May 20, 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
11:51 am edt 

So Andrews is Chair? 
 
It will be fun to watch her condescending attitude towards the others on the board because she feels she so far superior to everyone else.  Will Louise allow Andrews to walk over her?  And how will Andrews continue to abstain on items claiming she didn't have the full information?
11:48 am edt 

West End Parking Lot

Has anyone noticed that ONE person has his five vehicles parked in the West End Parking Lot.  A Mercedes Van, Chevy Van, Mercedes SUV,
BMW Station Wagon and an Aston Martin, all with town parking stickers. How is it possible that one person is allowed to take up so many spots.  It is not fair to other residents. How much money does the town lose by not having these spots available for tourists?
11:47 am edt 

Re: GreedyTown

I'm not an owner but I can tell you this ... locals and Americans can work the length of the season we have because of school. And it definitely isn't cheaper to hire foreign workers because the amounts paid to lawyers and paperwork more than makes up that difference and then some.

My daughter will have work but most don't want to hire someone who has to leave the beginning of August and she only will because I can supply it to make life easier for a time at my place of employment.
11:41 am edt 

Selectmen

Now is your change, grow some "b___s" and confront the abusive man you are reviewing or you hired to run the town, or was it to drive employee's out!
11:38 am edt 

Re: Town Manager AOL?

Where's Panagore?
11:37 am edt 

Truth be Told

The biggest lie in Provincetown is AFFORDABLE HOUSING. If it weren't for the greed most exemplified by real estate brokers this would be a place to live.
11:36 am edt 

Re: GreedyTown

Local kids many times come with local problems. A sense of entitlement, poor work ethic and drama all seem to be part of the norm here for this quaint town. I do hire people from the area, for the most part, but so many local kids over the years have been a problem.
11:34 am edt 

Two Peas in a Pod

Donegan and Dingaling are not capable of looking st the bigger picture.  They cost us 1/2 million with Jaran, a case that could have been settled for 1/10th of the amount.  They have cost us millions with with the police station delay.  They gave away the community center and have let the VFW site sit idle for years.

No leadership, and then you have Andrews who abstains on everything because she doesn't have enough facts.  Note to Andrews, get the damn facts, you being ill-informed benefits no one.
11:33 am edt 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Re: Just You Wait and See

Just You Wait and See true and that figure doesn't include other fiascos created by this BOS
 
9:49 am edt 

Re: Personnel Board and Ann Maguire

Who is afraid of Maquire? one posted stated she might still be on personal board the other stated she was on it at the time of it's resurrection.
9:48 am edt 

Re: GreedyTown

Right on!! Lots of local kids don't bother to even apply to most of the bigger named businesses in town, the more popular restaurants, bars, hotels etc. because the owners already have in mind the idea that they WILL be getting foreign help and never having a first come first employed attitude. My kids would love to work in some of these more popular places and earn higher wages through tips and great hours due to the fact that they live right here, thinking they have first shot at the jobs but NOOOO. Boo hoo to the owners that may have to hire local and pay a bit more. Too bad, so sad.
9:47 am edt 

Beach Access Rights

PO locked because of the homeless. Keep them out of PO parking lot.
9:45 am edt 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Access to Beach v Post Office

I Don't Believe the Post Office Can block Access to the Beach

I believe they are under Chapter 91 and thus must allow beach access from commercial Street to the beach. It could be that this manager does not know the law.

Given this, he may not be able legally to lock the gates of the parking lot since that also denies access to the beach and is against Chapter 91 ruling.

10:44 pm edt 

Re: Personnel Board and Ann Maguire

Check your facts before you pontificate! Ann Maguire has not been on the Personnel Board for several years.  The town website posts all the boards and members.
10:41 pm edt 

Re: GreedyTown

I have to say, the recent Wicked Local article that's going around about local businesses suffering because they can't get their foreign workers this year made me laugh.

The claim that local businesses hire foreigners only after unsuccessfully trying to fill positions with locals is absolute bull and everyone knows it. They hire foreigners because it's cheaper to do so, plain and simple. And that guy who had to cancel trips because he didn't have enough staff to run his business while he's away - BOO HOO! Some of us work YEAR ROUND and NEVER get to take vacation trips. Please spare us your first world problems.

The truth is, this town ran well before all the foreign workers and we can still run fine without them. Business owners may just have to get used to making a little less and paying a decent wage. You know, the way things were before this place became Greedytown.
10:40 pm edt 

Get a Life

"Be careful being so quick to run to the personnel board.  I believe Maquire is a good friend of 99 Commercial Street.
So beware....."

Are you really that afraid of a Aguirre?  Get a life.
10:37 pm edt 

Boards

Anne Maguire is no longer on the Personnel Board
10:32 pm edt 

What Happened?

Our society is going down the drain if the vote means absolutely nothing. If the wrong person wins.....let's vote again until the "right" person gets in. Teaching kids that everyone is a winner is really cringeworthy. When I was growing up there was a winner and a loser. The loser picked himself up and tried harder the next time.

Competitive Edge was healthy. Kids were taught fair play. This everyone is a winner malarky should not be encouraged. Makes the "real" winner feel like their efforts were for naught.

Same with this voting b.s. The winner wins by vote.....not popularity. This is scary to think it can be changed...because your favorite didn't win.
5:15 pm edt 

Just You Wait and See

Donegan and Yingling spent years saying the votes weren't there for a police station.   The effectively blocked the station from going to the voters and abstaining Andrews and Anthony were too weak to push for it.

Now finally it goes to the voters and passes overwhelmingly at town meeting and the ballot box.  The Selectmen sitting in front of you cost the town millions of dollars by their holding up the process.  Probably at least $1,000,000 in additional construction costs and millions more over the life of the bond in additional interest costs due to rising rates.  By the time thus project is done the interest rates are guaranteed to be significantly higher.

It will make the $500,000 Donegan and Yingling costs us for the Jaran fiasco look like chump change.
5:13 pm edt 

Now There AreTwo

Geeze Louise, now Cheryl will have another partner in pontification and condescention.
5:11 pm edt 

From: Gordon Siegel

I would like to thank everyone who supported me during this election.  I will continue to advocate for what I believe is right and true, and to help our community here in Provincetown.   Gordon Siegel.
5:09 pm edt 

Robert Anthony

I have nothing against Robert Anthony and. Congrats on your re election . I would like  to see selectman Anthony  more involved with his input and  thoughts . We  need you to be strong and  vote your conscious not vote the way other selectmen might want . And when a vote is so important and can determine  the  outcome  of someone's  job u can't recuse yourself  all  the time . We need a selectmen to vote and  have his own opinions . So please  in this next term  do not recuse  so often. And vote  your heart and conscious  not what's. Politically  popular or  being  pressured by other board  members . Thank you .
5:07 pm edt 

Spare Us Please

"Panagore is obsessed with that blue chair.  its the only seat in Town that doesn't make his     look big."

Do us all a favor don't post this crap. its irrelevant, childish and personal if you cant find enough about Panagore's performance alone too critique, your not paying attention. 

5:06 pm edt 

Beach Access Rights

Access to beach from Post Office

The Post Office put a gate with a padlock on the access way from the post office parking lot to the beach, preventing access to the beach.  Is this legal?
5:04 pm edt 

A Critical Observsation

This election tells you how screwed up this town truly is when Anthony, a man who has been less than useless gets re-elected. He has contributed absolutely nothing in the three years he has been there. All he does is say yes to all the special interest groups                                            ! This place makes me F-ing sick!!! And the corruption goes on this town will never change as long as the extreme left is running it!!
5:02 pm edt 

Boards

Be careful being so quick to run to the personnel board.  I believe Maquire is a good friend of 99 Commercial Street.

So beware.....
4:57 pm edt 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Boards

Be careful being so quick to run to the personnel board.  I believe Maquire is a good friend of 99 Commercial Street.

So beware.....
8:05 pm edt 

New Selectmen

I hope they will stand up to the present dysfunction in Town Government and call out the perpetrators and cowards they sit amongst and return the power to the people!

6:28 pm edt 

Maxine Nataro

MAXINE WAS bedrock, fair, committed to helping people and all around great gal, another casualty of the dysfunction of the administration.


6:25 pm edt 

Re: Write-in Absolutely!!
 
WRITE IN WAYNE MARTIN FOR SELECTMAN!!! NONE OF THE THREE HAVE ANY SPINE AND THE INCUMBENT IS THE WORST OF THE THREE. MY VOTE?? LOUISE AND WAYNE MARTIN!!! SPPREAD THE WORD THROUGH FACEBOOK AND OTHER FORUMS. WAYNE MARTIN, WRITE IN CANDIDATE FOR PROVINCETOWN SELECTMAN!!!
6:22 pm edt 

Maxine Nataro

One class act!
6:19 pm edt 

A Vote For Siegel

Just cast my protest vote against the current BOS, thank you very much Eric Yingling. Gordon Siegel if you win I'm hoping you piss then all off.
6:17 pm edt 

Panagore and the Blue Chair

Panagore is obsessed with that blue chair.  its the only seat in Town that doesn't make his     look big. 
6:15 pm edt 

Marcene and Others

Take your concerns to the Town Personal Committee, they are an unbiased group to help with your issues.


yes we now have a actual personal committee, for years it went  unmanned, until Maquire got on board. 
6:12 pm edt 

Town Hall Rodents

 

More rodents in town hall basement?

6:09 pm edt 

Re: Maxine Nataro
 
Thank you. Thank you for setting the record straight. As a developer for many years here in Ptown this is how the boards governed and acted. Thank you for your service and thank you for your clarification. You were always professional and most of ALL unbiased.
6:07 pm edt 

Have You Heard the Latest Joke?

How can you publish something that's so full of lies?

the Banner Published it as well, not lies as much as misinformed, but with this BOS, management and lack of comprehensive planning who could blame anyone for being misinformed.
6:04 pm edt 

Community Question

How do you operate a community?
6:02 pm edt 

BOS v Marcoux

Marcene Marcoux/ trespassing If Marcene Marcoux trespassed so have every member of the zoning board,planning board, conservation commission and yes Historic. Let's hold every board to the same standards. Oh and yes forgot one board. The B.O.S. But not all members .FYI


Excluded are Cheryl Andrews, Raf and the one who yes recuses himself for Real Estate reasons. So that leaves 2. Yes 2 who have trespassed. Figure out who they are and the  whole puzzle pulls together.
5:59 pm edt 

BOS

Please remember under the so called "leadership" of Donegan, Richter and Ding a Ling, we had to pay out over $500,000.00 to our ex Police Chief. How much is the Marcene lawsuit going to cost, wouldn't you love to wipe that smirk of Ding a Lings face at some point! What a piece of work, he hasn't a clue on how to conduct a meeting nor take the "heat" as an elected official. He is a coward and always will be along with his cousin who didn't have the guts to VOTE yes or NO at the last meeting.
5:58 pm edt 

Write-in

I hope everyone will join me tomorrow with writing Wayne Martin in for selectman. I think we can all agree who we have in there now is not working out and do not have the towns best interests in mind. We need a person with backbone and integrity to stand up to the TM and some others that are screwing up our town.

Please tell me this is a joke? Why didn't Mr. Martin follow the required process to complete his candidacy? If he can't do that, he can't be our next Selectmen.

5:56 pm edt 

Town Talk

Not one mention of tomorrow's Town election on Town Talk.  2 of 5 of his bosses and not a peep.   If the blue chair was up for re-election he'd be all over it.  A disgrace!
5:55 pm edt 

Marcene
 
"So... Let me get this straight.... 2 people supposedly trespassed on the property at 99 Commercial Street and only one gets punished? How does that happen? Oh. I know, Yingling and Donegan doesn't like the one, so we now try to get rid of her. I think it's time for Yingling and Donegan to go.. Sounds like targeting to me...."
 
Perhaps, you should re evaluate this matter and come back when you have all the facts of the case. That property has been nothing but a nightmare since the project began. It sounds to me that perhaps the owners of that location have an in with two selectmen and they too do not like Marcene, so that's who the target will be... Let's hope this is not going to be another law suit the town has to pay out in error....
5:54 pm edt 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Maxine Notaro -
 
if that really is you, thank you for your input.  And we really miss having you at Town Hall!
5:55 pm edt 

Let the Revolution Begin

We don't have a Town Manager that really knows how to run and operate a community. What we have is another incompetent individual who tries to play the part but appears to lack knowledge and strong arms employees when he doesn't get his way. Heard he finally  managed to get a credit card and a code to the town gas pumps. Who is monitoring those expenditures?
5:54 pm edt 

Message to the Town Manager

So nice to have Town Manager on vacation, things move smoothly, no one is getting VERBALLY ABUSED and no one else has quit.

Take the hint David, stay away, or you return and resign!
5:52 pm edt 

Write-in

I hope everyone will join me tomorrow with writing Wayne Martin in for selectman. I think we can all agree who we have in there now is not working out and do not have the towns best interests in mind. We need a person with backbone and integrity to stand up to the TM and some others that are screwing up our town.
5:51 pm edt 

Truth be Told

There are very few people in this town who cannot be impugned in some way, shape or form.

Maxine Notaro is one of those people.

If she is calling you out, you better believe you are on the wrong side of this.  I'm talking to you, Eric.  And you Tom.

I'm hoping that Gordon and/or Louise can put a stop to this nonsense fast and that Cheryl will be the new Chair.  Time to have an adult in charge.
5:49 pm edt 

RFe: Blue Chair

So happy to see the blue plastic abomination removed from the front of our historic and beautiful town hall. Not sure the beach is appropriate location for it. Whomever is responsible should consider maybe relocating it to in front of or behind the public bathroom near the parking lot if we must keep it somewhere. Tourists can pose with the shark and the chair.
5:48 pm edt 

Re:Have you heard the latest joke?

How can you publish something that's so full of lies? Has this blog joined the Trump Administration? Are these alternate facts? I know the people who did this, was involved in the process, and I attended town meeting. So let's start with the "we voted to SELL...". Seems to me, someone stood up and read that article in its entirety and it did NOT say to SELL the building. It authorized the BOS to sale AS AN ADVISORY. I was there. I heard him read it. Saying we voted to SELL it is an "alternative fact". Another "alternative fact" is saying that someone offered to lease the old Community Center for 99 years. STOP. NO. THE TOWN put the lease OPTION out there for EVERYONE. NO BIDDER ASKED FOR THAT. In fact, if he had bothered to read the original documents, he would have seen that they propose a THIRTY YEAR LEASE. The 99 year lease was adopted by the BOS NOT any of the bidders. Also there has never been, nor was there this time, ANY BID FOR HOUSING, EXCEPT dorm-style summer worke!
r housing, and the reasons that was rejected were also spelled out at town meeting. There have been FOUR attempts to dispose of this building...the first was dorm-type housing which, btw, the terms on were LESS beneficial to town than here, and it fell through because there was to be a deed restriction (because we all know it would have "failed" and then been converted to condos), the second attempt for housing only had ZERO bidders, the third was Winslow Farms that failed at town meeting, and this was the FOURTH and had three bidders, one which dropped out. Can you at least publish THE TRUTH, and not "alternative facts"? You can be for or against something, but to allow people to play the Trump game in this town is appalling.

A mouse in the basement
5:46 pm edt 

PBG

Leadership at PBG is circling the drain.... we miss Erin & Eddie.
7:50 am edt 

Marcene Marcoux

Marcene Marcoux/ trespassing If Marcene Marcoux trespassed so have every member of the zoning board,planning board, conservation commission and yes Historic. Let's hold every board to the same standards. Oh and yes forgot one board. The B.O.S. But not all members .FYI
7:49 am edt 

Marcene and Others

Take your concetns to the Town Personal Committee, they are an unbiased group to help with your issues.
7:48 am edt 

Marcene Marcoux/ Eric Yingling

I posted the comment that appeared at 7:35 am Sunday over two weeks ago regarding Yingling simply wanting to flex his muscles and show everyone the "power" he has as a selectman when he goes after a committee appointee. That post was submitted LONG before the meeting where the little punk showed his true colors as he smirked at Clarence in regards to Clarence's defense of Marcene. He's a gutless punk with little or no spine, is on a personal vendetta and has nothing in mind for the town other than an ill conceived plan to be "in control" when in fact, he controls nothing, probably not even his own bodily functions. Do us all a favor Dingaling, resign like you threatened to. You mean nothing in reality to the forward progress of the town and have less than zero skills when it comes to leadership. Even your cousin Raf had the testicular fortitude to realize when to get out as the walls were closing in around him, using of course the old "personal reasons" for his departure. I !
guess he's the only selectman that has ever had kids? WRONG!! He's the only one with kids that realized he couldn't handle the job. Get out Dingaling and go live with your girlfriend in the affordable housing SHE lives in and you glom onto.
Loser.
7:46 am edt 

BoS vs Marcoux

This is a very sad situation for all involved and sounds more political than anything. The Zoning Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission, Historic District Cimmission and the Planning Board have always entered onto a property to do either individual or in pairs site visits when dealing with an application before them, as three or more constitutes a quorum and, therefore, needs to be noticed out. They also do inspections while the property is under construction or upon completion to make sure the contractor(s) or property owner adhere to what was approved by that particular board. No permission from any property owner was ever required or sought in my capacity as recording secretary as far back as the 70's and then as Permit Co-ordinator for many, many years to the ZBA, PB, and HDC and for a while to ConsCom until they finally hired a Conservation Agent.  To futhter state, the Chair or Vice-chair run the boards. It's their board and the Permit Co-ordinator or Planner are there as staff to answer any questions the board members might have that are directed to them. Town Counsel had advised, the board members are the sitting members and they are the ones who write the decisions and are the ones who would be named in a law suit, should there be one, and not staff. Therefore, staff should not be participating in discussion on hearings or applications unless called upon by the board member.

You will always have some applicants who are pleased and some who are not no matter what board they are in front of. What I read in the paper, Ms. Marcoux's own board members were there in her support. Therefore, shame on the Selectmen for their conduct, if in fact they remove her from the board. Who are you listening to...never mind, I already have a good idea.

On another subject, let's not forget about ethics violations.....most board members are very mindful of that but I know a former board member who was not. So much for the State Ethics exam Board members are given.

Again, on another note, sorry to hear Doug Johnstone, Town Clerk is retiring. Hope it's not because of what people are writing in. That's definitely one position you have to have some knowledge of.

Oh, and by the way, I don't give a rats ass who does not like my input. I tell it like it is.

Maxine Notaro
Former Permit Co-ordinator, retired
7:44 am edt 

Re: Town Manager

This deserves a second reading. Thanks to the original poster:

"The Town Manager is away for three weeks; having sown the seeds of discontent with his inappropriate behavior learned in several other places where he was ejected from, he must come home to accountability."

I would add, allowing the public shaming of a town board volunteer, and a knowledgeable one at that, is simply a heinous and rookie move. Soon will come the day when DP is booted out, laughingly saying it was his 'choice.'
7:42 am edt 


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