Saturday, October 28, 2017
9:41 am edt
Donegan is an embarrassment to gay men everywhere. To say every gay man over 50 has worn rainbow
clothing is as stereotypical a comment as they come. I am glad I'm heterosexual if he's what the gays think is
A Housing Crisis?
9:40 am edt
"I understand people change their mind. However, the Town Manager has never explained
why he changed his. You may recall his words: " RE: Community Center RFQ: As I think I mentioned before if we are to
only do housing at the old CC, then the ULI rec. going out as combined w(with) VFW, as I am aware there are a number of proposal
for mixed use or only business (i.e. a business incubator), it appears to me the right approach is to go out with the cc on
its own, and then it doesnt sell as a stand alone then combine it with a VFW RFP for housing.
Panagore, Town Manager, July 25, 2016"
As of Today the VFW is empty and Hatch and friends have
Mr. Panagore, any answer?
9:38 am edt
What Damage this woman Has Caused
sorry another town or city now has to have her do the same--wreak
havoc! Again, she will be doing whatever the developers want--that is her real and only role wherever she is. And I am sure
she will continue her questionable personal relationships with staff and those who hire her.
A tiger does not change
Panagore an Embarrassment
9:37 am edt
Version 3 of the housing playbook. Panagore and his lies continue. Im embarrassed for us.
9:35 am edt
Who would want to pay 1k-4k to live in a flop house where the next door tenants are renting out rooms
by the week or month to people arriving home after 1am? HH is going to be a disaster and the tax payers are going to suffer
9:34 am edt
The "checkerboard" approach was the only way to get the sewer system approved by the voters
at town meeting coming up on FIFTEEN YEARS AGO. If the system we have today had been proposed then, it would have NEVER
EVER EVER EVER EVER made it through town meeting!
9:32 am edt
"It is curious as to how McPherson, who was hired to write or direct the writing of
the comprehensive plan, was allowed to have a job for the three or four years she was here and never accomplish her
Poor leadership by Lynne, Gardner and Panagore.
Tom Donegan: Failed Bright Bulb
9:25 am edt
Remember, the town planner position was another brilliant idea by Tom Donegan. This windbag also gave
us the VFW purchase, a give away of the community center, the fiasco at the Grace C. building, a town nurse(what
the hell does she do) and now the quagmire that is Harbor Hill.
9:23 am edt
I had only met Lisa Giuffre once and was quite impressed with her presentation and outreach to the rest
of the Cape concerning Provincetown 400. I was dismayed to read that she had resigned. I hope that moving forward that the
Pilgrim Monument continues the good works of Ms. Giuffre and I wish her and the Provincetown 400 the best of luck in the future.
9:22 am edt
"In response to Gordon's letter. If my partner and I were
to be fortunate to get a two bedroom unit, why not allow us to rent the second bedroom for a few months? This temporary
tenant could be a seasonal worker or just a summer tourist. If the person is a seasonal worker, that helps with our
needs for summer housing. And if the person were just a summer tourist, they would surely be spending money at local business,
which also benefits the town."
THAT IS NOT WHAT WE VOTED FOR AT TOWN MEETING. LET DONEGAN
MANEUVER AND REPLAY THIS ANYWY HE WANTS-WILL NOT HAPPEN ON MY TAX DOLLARS.
9:21 am edt
Love the smirk at the end so proud of herself
The More Things Change The More They.........
9:20 am edt
It's so weird reading the posts about the soon-to-dust-off Town Planner. The posts about Gloria wax
biblical, mythical and plain old misogynistic. She's likely dancing on air, and sooooo ready to get away from such unreasoned
hatred. I'm happy for her.
To another point: a local comprehensive plan serves as a framework, a vision, a series
of ideas for a community to act upon, or not. It's not a Bible, it's not going to save the town, or make Trump go away.
That's what revolution was going to do, remember? Yeah, a few years back, all those guy whizzes on the Financial
Committee. Yeah...run the Cabal out of town. And what rose in their place? It's different, but it sure ain't any better.
9:16 am edt
THERE'S an awful lot of hateful people on this blog. Other than b.... about everybody in town,
what do you actually do? Does anyone want to comment? I know this is an anonymous site, which is why YOU think you have
amnesty, so to speak, when you denigrate other's reputations and job performance, but how is it that YOU know all these things?
What do you do in town? Are YOU even from town or just some trolls with axes to grind? I mean, YOU people are still
talking about Jeff and Sharon and they've been gone forever. How many times do YOU need to tell us of your displeasure towards
Gloria, David, Gordon, Tom, Erik, Raphael, Cheryl, Louise, Rick, Tony, Radu or any of the others? What are YOU doing
to help with any of the town's issues? Nothing but b...., far as I can see. Just a bunch of pathetic cowards hiding
behind the anonymity of this site.
9:14 am edt
When is enough, enough? She is not a leader and the tone of those BOS meetings are like children arguing
in a sandbox, her condescending tone and speaking down to anyone and everyone is appalling. She is a control freak who will
only lead us into more problems moving forward, she can't build consensus, she is a huge disappointment.
Town Hall Rubber Chicken
9:13 am edt
I thought Town Hall was supposed to be historic? Between the tacky ghetto lights making the face
look like a billboard on the highway and that PLASTIC chair. Looks tacky at best. A real rubber chicken!
9:11 am edt
Wicked local article on the forum held in March 2016- Mcpherson recently told BOS it was 'overwhelming'
least she had the sandwiches covered.
Town Planner Gloria McPherson helped organize the event
is looking at the challenges and opportunities and choosing priorities, McPherson said. Today we are doing the visioning.
In the future we will work on how to implement these ideas.
The participants divided into focus groups after the
initial discussion and took a break for lunch. Because the turnout was larger than expected, McPherson quickly ordered another
platter of sandwiches to accommodate the crowd.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Town BS Planner
11:16 pm edt
11:12 pm edt
They can't even talk about trust without having a cat fight..
11:11 pm edt
No they are trying to figure out their market after selling it to the voters you know like the- logo
11:10 pm edt
Time for this power hungry momma to go.
Monument Steps in to Save the Day
11:09 pm edt
Just heard the the Monument is taking over the Provincetown 400 effort and the ED has stepped down. This is
turning into a hot potato. Looks like the bas-relief restoration and the funicular up the hill to the Monument will
be the two big upgrades to town for the commemoration.
11:03 pm edt
"Harbor Hill is trying to meet the needs of this segment
of our population".
No they are trying to figure out their market after selling
it to the voters, despite either Delfranco or Seigel, ( I can't remember) questioning how this data was determined
Many a Bully
11:00 pm edt
And there it is: Panagore "is a bully and a lair". So was Sharon lynee. So repeat it all you
want, the BOS and other admins will listen to you as much as they did those who SL bullied. Just becuase she wasn't a bully
to you doesn't mean she wasn't to others. Provincetown is a bully Haven..many a bully calling others a bully.
10:58 pm edt
First of all this "renting room" thing isn't a done deal. But if it is allowed, how much money
do you think someone is going to make from renting a room for three months?
Beware New Bedford
10:56 pm edt
Gloria McPherson will arrive and say: "I am Ishmael!" Beware. Gloria McPherson is not. Gloria
McPherson is instead the bloody harpoon thrown into the side of Moby Dick and, once pulled out, is thrown into any other whale
prospering in New Bedford waters. The waters will be bloody.
Beware New Bedford.
10:55 pm edt
Boom. There's thousands of dollars and a few more years lost to revise the outdated LCP.
The VERY thing the Town Planner was hired to do. I hope Louise with her "grown up leadership" can get this
thing done. Tom Donegan is still debating if the LCP is 10 years outdated or if its 12 years outdated. As long
as he's right, who cares about the lcp.
10:53 pm edt
"My real suspicion is that they've already realized that there isn't going
to be enough demand for 2 BR units. And now they are desperately trying to come up with a Plan B."
You hit the nail on the head. The rents they need to charge to cover the expenses are unaffordable to the workers
they are supposed to target. So they are going to allow renters to sublet part of their apartments to make ends meet.
And suddenly we have dormitory housing where no one wants to live rented out to summer tourists.
It's not what
I voted for and it's not what people who need year-round housing want.
Queen of Death
10:51 pm edt
Too busy with sals and 350 Bradford for the LCP. More for Panagore to write ha ha Guess those meetings
with snacks were just a joke. Gloria really f..... everyone. Everyone but yingling. lol
We Dont Need a Town Planner
10:49 pm edt
We need a new town manager. Corrupt corrupt. Donegan cares about splitting hairs.
He doesnt care about provincetown. He lives 1/2 in New York.
12:18 am edt
They should be crying in New Bedford tonight as Gloria is on her way. How on earth did she get
a job as a Town Planner? Her credentials qualify her to be the Press Secretary for the WH. Bull**it all the way.
Let's all do the happy dance!
12:16 am edt
I couldn't agree more with the previous post, I also wish everyone would remember her decisions from
the past as past Chair of the Board of Health with her "checkerboard" approach to installing a new sewer system,
she micromanaged that to death with no "transparency" and look where it got us. We should have just run the dam
sewer from Truro line to the Ptown Inn but oh no she was the ring leader on that fiasco as well and cost us millions in excess
costs, interruption of our local economy and just plain poor planning.
12:13 am edt
Correct The $1,500,000 the Trust was "given" came from from the Town, not the state. yeah
but the state sure got behind the idea when Cyr spoke at the HH special town manipulation meeting
12:12 am edt
"Gloria is leaving, one of you know it alls going to apply
for the job?"
Is that the only requirement?
Gardner v Town Planner
12:10 am edt
Not a 'planner' fan but the nasty post unnecessary.
Was a poor hire / unnecessary position/
not right match.
too bad Gardner had to cover Lynne's and the BOS asses he would
have been good for
Re: Gordon Siegles
12:07 am edt
In response to Gordon's letter. If my partner and I were to be fortunate to get a two bedroom unit,
why not allow us to rent the second bedroom for a few months? This temporary tenant could be a seasonal worker or just
a summer tourist. If the person is a seasonal worker, that helps with our needs for summer housing. And if the person
were just a summer tourist, they would surely be spending money at local business, which also benefits the town.
12:05 am edt
I shouldn't have called anyone an idiot, however I have heard two former members
of FinCom say that they didn't think there was much need for market rate rental houseing. Market rate is exactly that.
These units will not be rented as affordable. The rent for a two bedroom might be $2500 or so. There are many people in town
who make too much money to qualify for affordable houseing but who do not make enough money/have down payment to purchase
property in town. Harbor Hill is trying to meet the needs of this segment of our population.
12:03 am edt
Change is Good
That's all I have to say.
Town Planner Don't Know Why We Would
12:01 am edt
Let's Hope We don't Hire another Town Planner
Use David Gardner's remaining time to work
on the LCP and then hire outside consultants. We need no large-scale development plans--there's little left to develop.
Monday, October 23, 2017
11:59 pm edt
Ever notice Murray has to say so'mething flippant when hes not part of the conversation. We should be
talking about his parties es. Then hed shut up
TM and BOS
11:56 pm edt
It bears worth repeating: Panagore is a liar and a bully
TM and BOS
11:55 pm edt
The TM and BOS are dug in that summer renters will be at harbor hill. All the while mark hatch plays
at the community center. Last years answer to our summer workforce crisis. Now theyre just going to bash DelFranco for speaking
truth. Panagore is a bully and a liar
11:54 pm edt
"Let us learn from our mistakes and surely this woman--this madness--needs to be exorcized."
Yeah. You said the same thing about Sharon Lynn. How'd that turn out for you?
Town Planner Goes and the Problems Still Remain
11:53 pm edt
Gloria stepped into the vacuum that was and still is Town Hall leadership and tried to make some change.
Definitely made some big mistakes and some big enemies along the way. It's good for her and for the town that she move
Hint: That doesn't fix the leadership vacuum in Town Hall. The BOS remains weak and ineffective
and Panagore is a disaster. Meanwhile, developers continue to rape the town and laugh all the way to the bank every
Tom Donegan et Harbor Home
11:50 pm edt
Boy. Donegan is doing a really poor job on town talk defending the decision of the Year-Round
Housing Trust (YRHT) to let the renters take in summer boarders.
No answer for the fact that affordable
housing people (who really need our financial help) would get evicted if they rented during the summer. Somehow it's
ok with the YRHT that better off people don't abide by that rule. Yes, Tom, affordable housing rules are state mandated.
But you might want to ask yourself why the state forbids affordable tenants to make money off their rentals and yet, you think
it's ok that "community housing" tenants CAN make money on their rentals. I know a lot of taxpayers are asking
My real suspicion is that they've already realized that there isn't going to be enough demand for
2 BR units. And now they are desperately trying to come up with a Plan B.
In the meanwhile, they are squandering
what little trust they had. Even a lot of Donegan's friends are turning on him in the thread.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
What a Waste of Resources and Time
7:41 pm edt
So Glorias blowing out of town. Thousands of dollars wasted on the lcp. I thank her for
nothing. She tried hard to f@@k up the town.
7:38 pm edt
The Wicked Witch is Dead
She is gone. she is out of there and we are better for her leaving.
she has been a poison in our water and has polluted the decisions of our town.
We are now free of her. Let us hope
we can maximize our freedom and make better decisions.
Gloria McPherson has been one of the worse choices we have
made at Town Hall. Let us learn from our mistakes and surely this woman--this madness--needs to be exorcized.
Town Planner Begone!
2:25 pm edt
Other than leaving Town can you name one good thing she has accomplished?
was and is a phony.
Before you go, please take the barriers down at Tedechi's and take them
Toll the Bells Light the Candles
2:19 pm edt
Town Planner is getting out of Doge. Couldn't be soon enough.
What a disaster!
Town Planner is Out of Here!
2:16 pm edt
Gloria is leaving, one of you know it alls going to apply for the job?
BOS Chair Lacks Leadership
11:32 am edt
Why is it that every weak leader thinks they are the only ones that listen and can correct their perceived
issues?? The current little hitler that has her own agenda needs to look in the mirror. She preaches
transparency, accountability and communication, but lacks all of the above manipulating the system without transparency or
communication. She preaches that people are afraid to speak out and complain, but they come directly to her to
complain. She also states that we are stuck with weak board members because nobody wants to volunteer.
Duh?? Is she speaking about herself? Does she realize how many people complain that she is the worst Chair
ever, but are afraid to speak up at meetings to tell her this. It's up to the other BOS to make a motion to remove
her as Chair. They put her there and voted her in as their leader, not our's.
Donegan, Yingling & Panagore
8:48 am edt
I can't believe Donegan and Yingling spent a 1/2 million dollars to get rid of Jaran. Now we have Panagore,
FAR FAR worse. He is no leader. He is a talker with nothing to say
8:46 am edt
"Why do many insist that the town will be subsidizing this
project. The Housing Trust has been given money from the state. They will be the ones dealing with the shortfall."
Huh?? Are people really this clueless? The state hasn't given one dime to the Town for Harbor Hill...and it won't
be giving any in the future. The $1,500,000 the Trust was "given" came from from the Town, not the state. Please
know your basic facts before spewing your stupidity.
12:29 am edt
This is nothing more than a scam- a 10,000,000 plus SCAM! Selectmen at the time sold some bill of goods.
Erik and Tom are wonderful salesman. Panagore- Whatever you do. Do not follow their lead.
Tourism Director and Assistant
12:28 am edt
Tony and Radu (The Director of Tourism and The Assistant Director of Tourism) have done SO much
the past few years to move the town forward!!! Tourism is up (walk around the past few summers!!) Business owners
are making money, Inns and Bed and Breakfasts are packed (charging high rates to guests)! Not to mention the nice First
Light that they plan each year for New Years. That event alone helps all of the town make some extra money to help during
the winter. They both work extremely hard for this town take far too abuse from others on this website!
Tourism Director and Assistant
12:26 am edt
"The tourism office is as well run as it has been in years."
Yeah that's not saying much and doubtful the only one who thinks it could be run better.
12:23 am edt
"Just because some idiot says that there is no need for this level of housing doesn't
make it so."
Would you like to clarify which idiot and which level of housing
you are referring too.Thanks!
Greed is Good!
12:21 am edt
Well DeRuyter ought to know, he has leveraged it at the expense of the Town, wait til you see his plans
for the campground and the "stairway to paradise" for the Monument.
When you have a selectmen and town
planner as tenants you can rule!
12:20 am edt
Great she came out against the logo, now have some courage and get your head out of the sand about the
things that are occurring with personnel and the Weinstein like behavior of the Town Manager!
Open your eyes!
Donegan et Harbor Hill
12:19 am edt
Donegan will have summer renters at Harbor Hill even if it kills us.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Gordon Siegel - Letter to the Year Round Housing Trust
8:54 am edt
My letter sent to Michele Jarusiewicz for the meeting Wednesday. To the members of the YRRHT,
am dismayed that I must write a letter requesting that the YEAR ROUND housing trust be limited to members of the Community
that live here year round. To be clear, I oppose the notion of allowing people living in Town-Owned year round rental housing
to get (summer) short term roommates.
You may recall the BOS/TM had an opportunity to get money from a developer
and create summer workforce housing, the very thing you want to use Harbor Hill for now. Unfortunately they chose a media
center over housing. And there is no guarantee these tenants are workers, they may just be more summer tourists, oh my!
As for Harbor Hill, although the Trust feels summer tenants in taxpayer subsidized year round housing is innocuous,
allowing Tenants to pocket this money is not only unfair to the taxpayers, it is not what the Trust was created for, it is
not what the Governor and the legislature had in mind when they approved it, and most important, it is not what was sold to
us at Town Meeting.
Besides, the sales pitch we were given on the YRRHT from the TM and the BOS was time and again
we heard about teachers, firefighters, police, school teachers, etc., "the fabric of our Community," moving into
Harbor Hill. Mr. Panagore was so confident in the Trust he was quoted saying: "The selectmen and trustees are confident
that they have a viable path to complete this acquisition and restore year-round rental housing to Provincetown.
Restore it? As you degrade this year round trust by the allowance of summer renters, you are ensuring the YRRHT will be
a one and done forever, and the year round Community will suffer by your hands.
Besides the math. If there are
52 beds and 22 of them are summer tenants, the Town didn't house 52 year rounders, only 30 year rounders, and 22 summer visitors.
Again, no guarantees they are even here to work!
In closing, I would ask you to think about the fact that the
YRRHT was created just for us to help solve our year round housing problem. Therefore, I humbly ask you to please do what
we voted for: Year Round Rental Housing.
8:50 am edt
Town voters: Harbor Hill has turned out to be nothing but a " bait and switch". It was intended
for middle income housing which was supposed to be in such short supply. Welcome. Now we have have a combination year round/
summer subsidy for current year round tenants. People- You have been deceived and defrauded. Tom Donegan has done it again.
He "plays" every town article. He is an ego driven man and unfortunately Panagore follows his lead. If Panagore
continues this I predict it will be of course Tom Donegan's demise and Panagore's exit from Provincetown. Panagore- get a
pair of balls and do what you need to do to RIGHT this WRONG. Town voters will never let this one go.
Tourism Director and Assistant
8:48 am edt
"I can't believe how useless the town's tourism director
and assistant are and how little they do......they remind me of Laurel and Hardy. Am I the only one that can see this.
Time to clean house."
Yes, you are the only one who sees and thinks this.
The tourism office is as well run as it has been in years. As a business owner I'm thankful for Radu and Tony.
8:47 am edt
A lot of conjecture!
Why do many insist that the town will be subsidizing this project.
The Housing Trust has been given money from the state. They will be the ones dealing with the shortfall.
is market rate housing it is not affordable housing. Just because some idiot says that there is no need for this level
of housing doesn't make it so. I personally know of at least 6 people who live here year round in rental housing who
would qualify and no they are not Eric Yingling nor Rob's Canadian staff.
And another thing, the rules for how
tenants get picked are not final. For people to say that Rob, and Nathan will be choosing to house their workers there
is simply a lie.
Let's go to the meeting on Wednesday, listen to the presentation and ask appropriate questions.
The Housing Trust can take our feedback and incorporate it into their decision making process.
8:45 am edt
Donegan cares more about splitting hairs then fixing problems.
8:43 am edt
The new logo should not be only for gays, we have a lot of nice people living here who are not gay.
How do you think they will feel if everything is one way. This is not Provincetown, everything is so divided in this town.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Tourism Director and Assistant
7:47 am edt
I can't believe how useless the town's tourism director and assistant are and how little they do......they
remind me of Laurel and Hardy. Am I the only one that can see this. Time to clean house.
Re: Sexual Harassment
7:46 am edt
"Don't know if it's true, but no one in their right mind
would let a town employee date a subordinate...."
Serious? Under what right?
Constitution be damned? People can date who they please without dopes like you trying to stop them. .....
Perhaps you should check in on the real world instead of sleeping through it. Employers have every right to
prevent two employees from dating in an employee at will state which is reality in Massachusetts. It's simply a you
may either date employee X or be employed here. Your choice.
7:44 am edt
To the Poster: "I hope everyone sees the tape of the VSB meeting and the lack
of expertise from the 2 staff guys, god they couldn't even copy and paste correctly, it was embarrassing, is Panagore asleep
at the wheel with these guys? They report to him I guess, what does Radu do anyway?"
you must have a grudge about the logo.
I didn't know the VSB meeting was the movie-of-the-week ... public meetings
are open to the public, so save your popcorn for the real movies.
These "2 staff guys" -- and the folks
before them (Bob, Bill, and Pat) have brought a lot of tourism $$$ to the town over the years. Don't like them? Show up at
a VSB or BOS meeting and voice you concern.
Otherwise, stay home, keep your b.... warm and shovel popcorn down
your throat while you gloat.
Love from P'town,
7:42 am edt
So all this person took away from the meeting was the review of the draft of the 5 year plan.
How pathetic! Why don't you ask a VSB member to accompany you to the Tourism Office so you can see first hand how much they
7:41 am edt
where is the TM? Boy Scout leadership training little late no?
Gardner v Donegan
7:40 am edt
Love that Gardner walked out during Donegan's, 'diversity speech'.
We Are so Screwed!
7:38 am edt
Summer tenants living in the Year round trust property.
Harbor Hill is being set up for
a few important people. Eric Yingling, who has recused himself from the Votes, will be first in line.
and Nathan will be housing their summer help at the taxpayer's dime.
We are setting a great example of bad government.
Mr. Panagore another win for you. Town folks are the losers.
Town Staff continue to bail on this horrible leader.
We are so screwed!
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
8:39 pm edt
I hope everyone sees the tape of the VSB meeting and the lack of expertise from the 2 staff guys,
god they couldn't even copy and paste correctly, it was embarrassing, is Panagore asleep at the wheel with these guys? They
report to him I guess, what does Radu do anyway?
8:38 pm edt
Can someone tell us all what is happening with the many, tarps and tents on Rte 6? It is getting
quite large. Several days ago they had a huge fire to stay warm which I believe is a violation?
anyone monitoring this? The word is that the town stated its State Property so therefore, there is nothing that can
be done... If thats the case, why in gods name does the town DPW have to clean up after they decide to leave?
The exact same thing happened last year around this time and the DPW had to remove all the crap left behind.. If its
state then the DPW should be kept out of it...
They have removed trees, hooked up a toilet with a pipe to the pond
and so forth and so on... Is that an an environmental issue? How and why is the town allowing this?
Not to mention the area is disgusting.......
8:36 pm edt
This Harbor Hill fiasco is so bad it is going to make the Manor look like a bargain. We'll be
lucky if the annual subsidy is only $150,000. But don't worry about any of the renters. With what they'll make
renting out a room for 120 days in Summer they will do just fine. $10K for the season? More maybe? Sweet
deal. They'll be doing better than the affordable housing crowd. And way better than actual taxpayers who are
footing the bill.
Waxing Philosophical - "Greed is Good"
8:35 pm edt
Posted in town talk by Paul deRuyter, apparently with no irony at all:
The "free market"
is not a theory, it is our painful and practical reality and it will always be fueled by unstoppable human nature's desire
to advance their position.
8:33 pm edt
Thanks to the Town Manager for creating a "hostile work environment" on the verge of another
lawsuit against the town.
Good job Harvey, oops, I mean David!
He Should Run For President!
8:32 pm edt
It's really kind of funny that people are just now realizing that Anderson is here to basically help
himself under the guise of "community building." The only thing he's building is his business and his bank account.
Poor people be damned. He should run for president.
Who Hired Panagore?
8:27 pm edt
The BOS and trump. Blame anyone but yourself. Who hired Panagore? I cant wait for his glowing
Re: Sexual Harassment
8:26 pm edt
"Don't know if it's true, but no one in their right mind
would let a town employee date a subordinate...."
Serious? Under what right?
Constitution be damned? People can date who they please without dopes like you trying to stop them. Next you'll be railing
about "fake news" and stopping TV news that you don't like.
8:24 pm edt
"She needs a place poor child!"
She has place starts
in Nov, as she reported, ( in between whining about the LCP) to BOS.
8:17 pm edt
140K to the lawyers...."not that bad"
for a trust fund baby. what a (bad) joke HH is
Sunday, October 15, 2017
9:37 pm edt
Can't We do anything right?
Harbor Hill is a disaster and so is the Community Center "deal."
Harbor Hill is for Erik Yingling, Gloria McPherson-she needs a place poor child!--well they may only need one place like before--oh,
except for an added town employee--she can rent for the summer--and also for David Panagore. Ocean views and we are funding
the deal. Anyone who voted and advocated for Harbor hill should not be allowed to rent there. It is a conflict of interest.
8:57 pm edt
This Harbor Hill thing already reeks to high heaven. Are they just figuring out that there isn't
going to be enough demand? Everyone was telling them.
There's a shortfall in funding of $150,000/ year but
they are going to let people who are making $50-100K pocket money from summer rentals? Instead of giving it back to
taxpayers? And you know Rafael (cash business) Richter and his cousin, each of which just inherited a ton of money,
are going to be first in line for apartments.
Summer renters? Ha. If I were renting a unit I'd advertise
in Boston for a house share in Provincetown for the summer. Nothing in the rules preventing it. I may get my entire
annual rent paid.
Taxpayers are chumps.
So Many Cry Babies in This Town
8:55 pm edt
Grow up people. If someone has a different opinion or wants to argue their point accept their differences.
For a town that preaches tolerance and acceptance I do not see that much of it. BTW, former BOS members that posted political
views all the time on fb in the past really need to grow a pair.
8:53 pm edt
If megan kelly can't make it at NBC we should send them Panagore. Bloviator with no clue how to
8:52 pm edt
I can't believe the Tourism Director is still here. Talk about not doing your job!
Donegan Speaking Alt Fact
8:49 pm edt
Right before our very eyes the Year Round Rental Housing Trust is becoming WORKFORCE HOUSING.
Anderson bemoaned the need for WH and stated that HH will help fill the need for workforce housing.
According to the BOS/TM: Panagore gave Hatch the Community Center because we needed a media center, not workforce housing.>
But, if that were not bad enough, Tom Donegan and the BOS will allow the 26 renters at Harbor Hill to take in summer
roommates and keep all the money from them while the taxpayer subsidizes their living space. Because that's the Provincetown
He said: "Taking in summer roommates has been a long practiced tradition to make housing affordable
to year round residents.
The idea of having a summer worker live with residents (not subetting) was widely discussed
in the public hearings and was included in the Town Meeting presentation. During those meetings, the concept of summer roommates
was very well received by residents and businesses owners alike."
He has ZERO PROOF that it was MENTIONED
at Town Meeting. IT WAS NOT. DONEGAN IS A LIAR!
As for "well received" a show
of hands, who thinks we should pay to subsidize housing so people can make money on the side?
hand. Mr. Anderson
You may recall, the BOS gave him 78 additional seats for his restaurant. But
that Mr. Anderson is so generous he will be fostering a roommate matching service for his employees Of course
they will get priority in the eligibility process, but that's the Panagore way. Rules are for the little people.
Self serving. Hatch got the Community Center. Yingling picking out his Harbor Hill unit. Anderson
filling the beds with Canadian summer workers. And Anthony. would it kill you to say something? Anything?
If you didn't move your arm during the meeting, I'd have thought you were sleeping.
There is so
much corruption in our BOS. Drain our swamp.
8:46 pm edt
"It is disgusting and threatening abutters reveals how they
play and the dirty games they are involved in."
But isnt it exactly the above what the abutters
did to the 350 Bradford Streets developers??? To threaten with pursuing legal action, etc?
Guess not only
the abutters can play this game, huh?
Lack of Affordable Housing
8:44 pm edt
The angry Lesbian who wrote about the lack of affordable housing is correct! Straight & elderly
are in the same boat! mercenaries here are gouging rents that are obscene! Some are charging nearly $4,000 mo. for 1
person & are not allowed to share expenses with anyone else to further burden the water/elec. costs in old places without
any amenities! There should be a ceiling on Winter or Year Round! Owners get top dollar in season & want the same amt.for
Winter rental also saying they can get it by placing their property with "Home Away" & other Agencies that rent
to wealthy for Holidays! Further displacing residents from More affordable Winter rentals! Something must be done! Some places
have Ceiling Rentl Boards!
8:42 pm edt
Anderson is making it workforce housing because his employees need housing. It was supposed
to be for year rounders. Cheryl said 6 weeks away isnt enough. They need to sublet and make money while
the Town pays the bills.
Another bait and switch Panagore style.
What the .........?
8:40 pm edt
Just watched the joint meeting with the BOS/FINCOM/and the Trust.
OMG> Anderson has written
the trust rules for his employees. "workforce housing" won't count in your income. You pay less, make
more, and the TOWN picks up the tab. Am I missing something?
8:39 pm edt
And the final Harbor Hill post: With 15 two-bedroom apartments, the trustees are encouraging roommates.
Anderson said that some of the employees at his restaurant, Canteen, are willing to share space.
will incentivize roommates by prioritizing applications with households of two or more, Anderson said."
So, the guy that owns the restaurant that the BOS just gave 78 seats to, now has his hand in the housing cookie jar.
I will work the system so my employees get priority. Will he be assigning them roommates and collecting a finder's fee
How thoughtful of him. He should get some money from the Town just for being.
8:37 pm edt
We are frustrated that the process has taken this long, but the process is the process, Mooney said,
adding that the Housing Trust has spent about $140,000 on legal fees from its $1.5 million budget. We have no choice but to
let it play out. We remain optimistic that the timeshare will be dissolved soon.
We are not happy with the legal
fees, but its not that bad, Anderson agreed, adding that he hopes the town will close on the deal sometime between January
140K to the lawyers...."not that bad"
8:35 pm edt
One of the rules they are so proud of: "Another incentive for renters with an empty bedroom
will be to rent a room to a summer worker for up to 120 days income that would not be counted in calculating their rent."
SO, The taxpayers will be subsidizing rents while the same person can offset their subsidized rent by getting a summer
INSANITY! AT THE TAXPAYERS EXPENSE!
8:17 pm edt
Don't know if it's true, but no one in their right mind would let a town employee date a subordinate
with a sexual harassment lawsuit a real possibility. Get real: This is Provincetown. if it is true it will be over- looked
and then covered up.
8:16 pm edt
The Town didn't vote to give away the Community Center Building for 99 years!! The Board of Selectmen
over stepped their authority and failed to act in the best interest of the Town! So why isn't this preposterous "give
away" of the Community Center negated and the contract denied and deleted? No one answers this question ! Why not? The
Town wants the building back!
VSB Meeting on "You Belong Here" Campaign
8:14 pm edt
There is a public meeting for public discussion on Monday October 16 2017 at 3 p.m. to discuss the Branding
that had been proposed. I have heard from many who hate the campaign and dislike the "You Belong Here" slogan.
many show up to speak to this issue. with so many upset, it is time to speak publicly to this marketing campaign. Please
try to be there. the public comments come at the beginning. You can arrive, speak and leave. It's more like voting!!
Sunday, October 8, 2017
350 Bradford Never Needed Zoning???
11:18 pm edt
Planning was the only board to review the designs and the elevations--if there were accurate elevations. Why was
Zoning silent? why didn't Zoning oversee and rule, as a regulatory board, on 350 Bradford? There was a change of use and there
were seven massively built structures where before there was only one? And who determined that this does not need Zoning?
Strange, isn't it, that in the appeal, 350--and Bruce McCabe and Chris Wise-- went before Zoning to be granted an
appeal--an appeal thankfully denied.
but shouldn't 350 Bradford and all the owners of this corporation have appeared
before Zoning last year to have their plans reviewed and approved?
And this corporation threatened neighbors and
abutters by stating that they would build gable roofs--instead of flat roofs--and even increase the height even more--if any
of them went against their appeal. They should be in court for this. It is disgusting and threatening abutters reveals how
they play and the dirty games they are involved in.
11:16 pm edt
I missed the memo that says the housing crisis ended.
Birds of a Feather
11:14 pm edt
Panagore is as much a lawyer as Gloria is a Planner. IN NAME ONLY
350 is a Disaster and a Corrupt Design
7:16 pm edt
Paul Deruyter and Chris Wise know what they are doing. It is disgusting and they should be ashamed. But gaining
profits over anything seems to cast a stone over their soul--if they really have one.
And add Gloria McPherson
to the corrupt union in her role to do only one significant thing: help developers. she is not a Town Planner but a town Developer
Agent--only that motivates her.
And how much money is being passed around town hall?
Only the most
12:19 pm edt
Drove by there this morning - what a shame. Looks awful - a bunch of crammed buildings - good job Provincetown
Raise the Bar!
12:17 pm edt
"...We haven't been shot en masse. Let's be grateful for what we do have."
Um, that's why you're grateful to live in Provincetown? No mass shootings? Good Christ in heaven, that's a low bar.
Bankrupting the Town ?
12:16 pm edt
At one time the Manor was draining the finances of the town, the arrangement with Deaconess saved the
town from being taken over.
Now we're making a series of questionable financial decisions that are going to put
us in even worse condition. And these decisions are being made by a town manager who probably won't be around to see
the consequences and a BOS with no financial expertise.
No one in their right mind, let alone a municipal government,
would sign a 99 year lease for a property they owned with an organization with no track record, no financial history.
They already had to ask for money to paint the building.
No one in their right mind would make the huge commitment
that is Harbor Hill, but it looks like the town and taxpayers are going to be on the hook for it.
Don't know if
it's true, but no one in their right mind would let a town employee date a subordinate with a sexual harassment lawsuit a
real possibility. Especially with the $500,000 Jaran settlement a short time ago.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Re: Drain Our Swamp!
8:56 am edt
"If Trump were Town Manager I am certain Hatch would not have been given
the Community Center. We need to drain our own swamp!"
If Trump were Town
Manager-it would be a hotel few could afford to stay in.
Yingling and HarborHill
8:55 am edt
Just spotted,Yingling talking to contractors outside of his unit at harbor hill.
Alcohol in Public Schools
8:52 am edt
It is not legal to possess, let alone sell alcohol at a Public School. Period!
8:51 am edt
Is it true that the Provincetown Inn has been sold? Does anyone have any information??? Please let us
Wrong Property, Wrong Information
8:50 am edt
The New Beacon is confusing Properties at Upper Miller Hill
confusing Katie's property with
the former M Wells property that chuck and dick owned. Katy was never going to bequeath this property to Austin Knight. It
is close but no cigar...wrong property, wrong information.
8:49 am edt
How blessed are we who live in Provincetown? Our chief complaints seem to be the Town Manager, Town Planner, Roof
Height, Trump, fellow citizens, housing, Community Center, to mention some.
We haven't suffered a devastating weather
event, loss of many lives in a single incident, we haven't been shot en masse Let's be grateful for what we do have.
8:47 am edt
Clarence, this blog is great but it is losing it's daily momentum for postings as it not being updated
daily. Any reason for this ? This blog has been an invaluable resource for the town and would love to see it continue to