Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thank You Michael for Everything You Have Done
12:54 pm est
Michael gave his all. He has been a most dedicated town hall employee. He worked so hard to maintain
the grounds and he did excellent work. He is a sweet and kind man and I will miss his presence. He was a pleasure to talk
with and I enjoyed his conversations.
I wish Michael the best in his retirement but I want him to know that he
will be missed by many of us.
To the Rat
12:53 pm est
The traps are still set!!
Harbor Hill et Donegan and Truth
12:51 pm est
Tom Donnegan said that he wants to convert some of the two bedrooms to one bedrooms at Harbor Hill.
This statement demonstrates how inept and incompetent he is.
The lot size does not allow the creation of
a single additional dwelling unit per our zoning bylaws.
Let's not forget the current 1980's septic system cannot
be tested until after closing, a requirement of the bankruptcy court to sell the property "as is."
it fail and be allowed to hook up to the sewer under "affordable housing" gallonage allotment, the sewer betterment
and sewer user fee will need to be added to the rental fee, all of which will make the units even less affordable than currently
Stay tuned for this and additional renovation surprises.
Town voters may return Harbor Hill
to private ownership sooner than later.
12:47 pm est
"Yes, let's buy tiny houses and build a multilevel underground
parking garage and do this and that and the other...."
You know how you're all worried about
Provincetown becoming an enclave of the rich? Spend that kind of money, raise taxes and you'll pretty much guarantee
that only the rich can afford it here. Meanwhile, all of the folks just hanging on by a thread will be forced to move.
Connecting the Dots
12:46 pm est
Perhaps a monorail should be installed going from Harbor Hill to Creative Commons to the Canteen.
12:44 pm est
Gloria wasn't beaten up, just called out for what she is. A failure
Thanks for nothing
12:42 pm est
"Try to get your wee minds to comprehend what I said."
?? that you have 6 cats?
Saturday, November 18, 2017
7:13 pm est
Can't wait to see what the town officials do with this one.
7:11 pm est
People on Town Talk think the BOS and the TM are going to eat up the tiny house idea like candy.
They will talk about it and talk about it and then pay the lawyers thousands more to force us into
Someone asked Panagore about a parking garage and he talked about building and selling it. I think
he should be a REALTOR not the Town Manager.
So, no to the houses, yes to his friends.
And Myra, of course
your friend wasn't admitted to Town Talk- she's a woman and Panagore is as Misogynistic as TRUMP. A woman hater
at his core.
7:10 pm est
What wil this blog talk about now that Gloria is gone. Any other women you want to beat up?
Town Manager - Panagore
7:07 pm est
Can I add a person to the list of inappropriate people that need training on sexual harassment and how to
treat people, please send the TOWN MANAGER.
Day after day, week after week, I watch and hear him yell at everyone around
him. Demeaning those that give their time to this Town. He goes from hot to cold and changes his mind a
lot. He wants to keep you on edge all the time. I would quit but I like the Town, need the money, and the people.
I pray he leaves and I wish we had a human resource office or someone that was in charge and fair. I watch the National
News and hope that we will have our weinstein outing of this p**. In the meantime, Stop harassing your employees!
7:05 pm est
To a point in the Banner article this week, we already have a Town Green, it's the Bas Relief
park, which is going to be redone at considerable expense, thank you very much, .
The tram adds nothing and will
sit dormant 8 months of the year and just junk up the park.
If the monument wants to mess up something let him
do it on the campground that the quoted person just bought, which should have been put under conservation commission prevue.
Another boondoggle, like Harbor Hill and the Community Center, will the Town never learn! Spend spend spend
and add nothing!
7:02 pm est
"So that misogynists can take back the town!"
back the town? They never left. More just keep coming. Provincetown is D...town, and it's such a bore. And nope, I don't
live here anymore. Bye!
7:00 pm est
The Canteen did get Chapter 91 approval for its seats. Learn what you're talking about before publishing
inaccurate, malicious and defamatory comments.
Harbor Hill and BOS
6:59 pm est
I think the year round rental board is realizing next to no one qualifies for Harbor Hill rentals. Lets
be grateful that Panagore , Donegan and the rest of the board assured us that they have an exit strategy that we can count
on so as not to become a problem for taxpayers.
Harbor Hill and BOS
6:58 pm est
I fear the previous writer may be correct. I can't think of any teacher, police officer or town
hall employee who would want to live in the Harbor Hill dormitory. The people who might be able to afford it won't want
to live there. And for the people who need housing it will be out of their reach. It's unfortunate that this wasn't
thought out before it was sold to residents and town officials weren't honest with us.
Board of Selectmen
6:55 pm est
How disconnected are they?
It is clear that they only want to help themselves. They
cant stop patting themselves on the back for this great purchase. A once in a lifetime opportunity. A one and done. We heard
that and much more from our elected leaders. A year later just like the VFW. Empty. Ugh. I was taken with the fact that there
is already a sell!plan on paper for harbor hill, the chair stated the specifics are confidential. The taxpayers will pay for
this for years to come. The Manor in the making. At least the community center is in the hands of the FINCOM chair and not
used like the Town Manager advocated in his housing playbook referenced by Anderson. I guess they are happy.
6:53 pm est
I see the sh*tstorm of stupidity, misogyny and hatefulness toward the poorer members of the community
continues unabated. It will be a fine day when the rising seas swallow the toxic waste dump that Provincetown has become.
Good luck, Gloria, as your departure is proof that leaving Pee Town is "moving on up"!
6:52 pm est
My sincere thanks for your touching tribute to Mark Silva. It was so disappointing to note that The
Banner, our so-called local newspaper, didn't have the perspicacity to afford Mark the coverage his death merited. It would
have been more than appropriate to have had both Mark Silva and Dr. Wilsa Ryder sharing the front page of The Banner
since they both contributed so mightily in the life of Provincetown. It becomes more and more obvious to me at least that
The Banner doesn't hae a clue.
Again my sincere thanks.
Panagore et Hatch
6:49 pm est
The Town Manager should read the writing on the wall, take a page from Harvey Weinsteins playbook and not
seek a contract renewal, he and Mark can fade in to the sunset and go ruin Palm Springs or some other resort community with
their arrogance and ineptitude.
This will not end well!
6:48 pm est
I'm going to suggest that you reread my post and try to get your wee minds to comprehend what I said.
A Rat In The Basement
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Harbor Hill et Donegan and Truth
9:33 pm est
Perhaps the one and done Harbor Hill wasn't really a bargain if the majority of people looking for year round
want one bedrooms. Duh! Panagore boasted about the $$$ the Town will make selling them. Let's start the sell process now.
Stop this nonsense. Can I please have the name of one nurse, fireman, teacher, DPW worker, or the like wanting to fork over
big money to Harbor Hill, our newest Ghetto in the making. Terrible that Donegan is such a politician. The truth evades him
To the R at in the Basement
9:31 pm est
I have something better than a trap for you I own six cats, that will take care of your misinformation.
Shoot I gave myself away- OH WELL CAN'T HELP IT I LOVE MY CATS
12:35 pm est
"This is good fiction: daring to challenge serial chauvinists by working hard and getting
12:34 pm est
If Gloria was hired to write a comprehensive town plan and has not done this in her 5 years here , the
town should sue her for back pay for not producing this plan.
Regarding Harbor Hill
12:30 pm est
"So to all those who keep saying that Rob is going to house
workers there etc. You are wrong! They are not going to allow that based on the input from the public. The Housing
Trust is listening to the public and taking the publics concerns into account. So why are there people on this blog
still pissing and moaning about this?"
You may be right, but they have already acknowledged
that the rents they need to charge are unaffordable for most. If renters can't afford the rents and are unable to bring
in some rent income then what ? Empty units?
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Dear Rat in the Basement
4:28 pm est
The traps have been set! no kill? LOL
4:27 pm est
So that misogynists can take back the town!
take it back
4:25 pm est
Looks Like Gloria is Writing Her Goodby on the Blog
Attacking the blog master. You of all
people. Let us say--and there are many of us--we are so glad, so happy that you have now left Town Hall and that you are leaving
It is over. No more of your corrupt decisions. No more of your behind-the-scene meetings with developers.
No more of your illegal behavior.
The air is fresh. The day is glorious. The town is now refreshed!
Town Talk Rules
10:03 am est
AGAIN Panagore has to remind everyone of His Rules for Town Talk: No One can say anything rude or snarky
unless you are Mark HATCH. Then please, be as mean and snide as you want. The TM is as biased as they come. Wrap me in
Sugar and h'ed love me too
10:01 am est
3 days no response for request to join town talk..but the big guy has time join the Beacon. SMH maybe
overwhelmed with request to join a censored site that averages 4 post a day?
Regarding Harbor Hill
10:00 am est
I was at the presentation at the school that night. A few townspeople voiced their displeasure
and concerns regarding people renting out rooms to summer workers. The Housing Trust listened and said they would relook
at that possible policy.
So to all those who keep saying that Rob is going to house workers there etc.
You are wrong! They are not going to allow that based on the input from the public. The Housing Trust is listening to
the public and taking the publics concerns into account. So why are there people on this blog still pissing and moaning
9:59 am est
I applaud you for cultivating and normalizing misogyny in Provincetown.
Not only have you sexually harassed the town planner at various private functions while threatening her job. Youve done
this to other strong
Women. For decades.
Youve also convinced hundreds of people this is not about the fact
That shes a strong woman daring to challenge serial chauvinists by working hard and getting results. No no...its because
we dont need a planner. Ami right?!
Why wont she and the other b...... learn their place?!
They can only get ahead with their sexuality yet everyone pretends its about their intelligence and hardwork. Outrageous!
Blogmaster, bravo and thank you. Lets put other independent women in their place...the kitchen or something
more fitting like chamber maid.. So that misogynists can take back the town!
RIP Steve Melamad
9:56 am est
We love you forever. A true Provincetown Icon. Man you knew this town.
Dear Rat in the Basement
9:55 am est
What's Going On?
9:54 am est
Now I'm really confused, ate at Liz's cafe on Bradford. Our waiter was none other than the chair
of the VSB and owner of the largest entertainment complex in town.
Are things that bad for him?
Route 6 Campsite
9:49 am est
CAN ANYONE ANSWER THS QUESTION?
IS IT A STATE ISSUE THAT THERE IS AN EXTREME HEALTH
ISSUE AT THE CAMPSITE ON RTE 6?
IF THATS THE CASE, WHO SHOULD ONE CALL... HOW ABOUT A CONSERVATION ISSUE?
AGAIN, WHO INVESTIGATES THAT?
THE END RESULT SHOWS HEALTH,FIRE AND CONSERVATION MATTERS. OH WAIT... IT'S
THE STATES PROBLEM..... I GET IT......
I GETIT... THE POLICE DON'T WANT TO BE THE BAD GUYS AND MOVE THEM
ALONG SO WE WILL SAY IT'S A STATE MATTER...
I AM PATIENTLY WAITING TO SEE THE STATE DIS MANTLE THE AREA.
MY GUESS WOULD BE, IT'S GONNA BE THE TOWN WHO ACTUALLY HAS TO DO IT.
THIS IS DISGRACEFUL.......NOW THEY WILL
TRY TO REMOVE THE SMALLHOUSE FROM THE JEROME SMITH LOT AFTER THEY HAVE ALLOWED THE DUMP ON RTE 6. TO REMAIN A FIRE HAZARD
PIG STY. VERY VERY INTERESTING TO SEE THE OUTCOME...
AFTER THEY ALL LEFT.
9:47 am est
Rats that Live in European Basements
should not throw stones! Blinded by the light, you absolve
her of all sins! How charitable and how foolish you are. Look in the mirror my dear and see the truth. Ouch!
Welcome to the New Provincetown
9:46 am est
Murray complained about a rich drunk snarky customer. Welcome to the new provincetown. Probably a friend
9:43 am est
No Joke This whole town is a joke we have units at 90 shankpainter road. That are empty some are three bedrooms
but they don't want familys in there. there are no families
Sunday, November 5, 2017
4:25 pm est
I would like to take this time to congratulate you on your career advancement. I hope
you do well.
I would also like to thank you for all of the positive things you have done for our community. Mostly
how you have helped the Department of Community Development and the related boards to advance in their professionalism and
And lastly I have to tell you that it wasn't really your fault.
Thanks again, A Rat
In The Basement
Town Manager et Hatch
11:32 am est
Pangaore turned off comments on Town Talk because Hatch was so rude to people but Panagore can't
yell at his darling.
Instead it's everyone else's job to justify themselves to Hatch. He is the paramount Town
Volunteer. We should all aspire to be more like him.
I wish there were more Town owned buildings to
give to Hatch.
Harbor Hill is the newest Goat F**K the Town thinks is going to magically restore our year
There will be more homeless people across route 6 than there will be year rounders.
spent millions and millions to make the Town Hall historic only to put a plastic chair in front. Artist community?
And please, when Creative Commons asks for another $100000 this year let's say YES YES YES. Because if we
needed housing the BOS would have done something about it. So please stop second guessing the leaders, we need Creative
Commons. Where will I paint? Where will I copy? Where will I hatch my ideas?
McPherson Faux Town Planner
11:30 am est
I Agree: Take the Jersey Barriers With You
These have been most destructive to 711. They
are a driving hazard and they were placed there under Faux town Planner McPherson over a year and a half ago--for a study!!Kid,
the study is long over. You are now, thankfully, leaving. As someone else posted: Take these Dam Barriers with You.
You have done so much damage in this town. Sleeping your way into a position finally reveals your utter incompetence.
The developers may not be pleased you're leaving but many of us are thrilled! It's a great pre-Thanksgiving Day gift!
I'll give thanks for your leaving. Yes I will!
11:29 am est
The Town Manager is such a misogynist he'd rather shut down the thread than have Hatch apologize to
11:26 am est
HARVEY WEINSTEIN is the Town Manager!
Yeah ok care to back that up
11:25 am est
"OR WAS IT REHAB OR SHORT TERM CUSTODY FOR QUESTIONING?"
Was drinking a beer so doubtful it was rehab..please tells us more about the short term custody theory ...
Saturday, November 4, 2017
5:46 pm edt
Tom Donegan Is clueless, entitled and wealthy= Yes accurate.Full of "fake news,narcissistic,self
serving and biased water gallons to friends like Canteen ,promoting community center , harbor Hill = NO CHANCE FOR RELECTION!!!
TOM DONEGAN- GO AWAY!!!
Are you related to Mr. Trump?
McPherson Faux Town Planner
12:29 pm edt
As you exit, take your dam Jersey Barriers with you.
Goodbye and Good Riddance!!
12:21 pm edt
November 10th---Goodbye and Good Riddance
Amen! She will be gone forever! She will not blacken
our paths again. She will be out of town hall. She will not sit on Planning again. She will not sit on Zoning again.
Yeah!! The Wicked Witch is dead!
Amen! and Halleluiah! Rejoice!
12:20 pm edt
Town Talk is more like town silent
12:18 pm edt
This whole town is a joke we have units at 90 shankpainter road. That are empty some are three bedrooms
but they don't want familys in there.
12:17 pm edt
Mark Hatch has to be kidding me. They turned chicken coops into housing on Law Street. You
really don't think the Community Center could be housing? How deluded are you to think that people care what Michelle
says about a project's viability? Richter was ready to give the community center + gallons to that developer and that
developer was going to jump at the chance to turn it into condos. Do you think that guy was so stupid that he didn't
know how to develop the project with the proper gallonage from the town.
You can make up all the shit you want
but your half truths and obfuscations masquerading as facts aren't going to persuade anyone that that deal wasn't a ridiculous
inside job and a horrible deal for the town.
12:14 pm edt
TOWM MANAGERS ABSENCE
OR WAS IT REHAB OR SHORT TERM CUSTODY FOR QUESTIONING?
GUESS WE'LL NEVER KNOW.
HE HAS A LOT OF APOLOGIZING TO DO!
Who's in Control?
12:13 pm edt
Its too bad that the elitists are controlling our town. The Year round Housing Trust is already being
abused by changing it to welcome sometime workers. I and many of the town folk would have said no if they new it was for summer
work housing benefitting the canteen and YIng Lings family dynasty.
Here is what I think
If you need summer
workers for your business you should make necessary acccomdations without using the town folk to pad your pockets.
Round Housing Trust, it should been called work force housing trust and it SHOULD HAVE BEEN AT OUR OLD COMMUNTIY CENTER on
I know as a voter me and my town folk friends are voting no to any misleading articles like the
housing trust, the VSNBB, and the Community Center.
Or vote on giving the powers to be any more money as they
only misspend it anyway. I wish we had financial conservative people on our boards especially the selectmen.
is spending our tax dollars for summer housing is this why we voted for her. So she can cause our taxes to rise in the name
of worker housing. Ugh
at least Loise want affordable housing nit rental housing.
When Ying Ling is
up for election Lets think about the direction we want our town to go. Do you really want to house more of Ing LIngs family
especially now that he teaming up with Rob Anderson on the restaurant and wine business.
Lets make them richer and more
of an elitist group than they already are.
while the rest of try so hard to stay here.
To the Slick and Decisiving Belong the Spoils
12:10 pm edt
just read Town Talk, on Facebook, a social media site, I I can't believe the hatred and hostility
that comes from March Hatch. He was abusively telling people if they don't volunteer they shouldn't have a voice in expressing
themselves. If the don't volunteer they mean nothing. As a person with a disability I find he representation of our town to
be offensive and abusive. If we all benefited from the town AS HE HAS, A TREAUSUREER AND MONEY TAKER, OUR TAXPAYING DOLLARS
LIKE THE PRESERVATION FUND RECENTLY RECEIVED MORE OF OUR TAXPAYING MONEY. I
IF WE ALL BENEFITTED LIKE YOU mark
hatch, we would all volunteer. The canteen another volunteer who is grossly benefitting from our tax paying dollars.Now Rob
Anderson the TEAR ROUND HOUSING TRUST, has decided its ok to change the words and meaning of the dollars we voted to spend
on Harbor Hill is going too house his summer employees, this is so blatant it makes me nauseous, we voted on a year round
housing trust not work force housing.we would have used our community center for work force housing however we already handed
that over to creative commons, whom has done nothing but collect money with the face of our community center to do so. this
is very misleading, we all voted to use this building for housing. as we voted on a year round housing trust. I guess words
and votes mean nothing anymore unless you have something to gain.
I think we need a reset on our town and how we cater
to those who volunteer, and the rest of us can pay the bill.
I am tired of paying taxes for an elite group
of people who have figured out how to abuse the system and get away with it. Wish I was feeding the town manager appraisal
and food I could probably get the monument for my private parties, but oh yes of course I will volunteer so I can do so.
Our new VSB logo should be volunteer and you will benefit financially for years to come. or maybe "wash our hand and
we will wash yours." unless you disagree and then you will be cast out and all of your town dealings will become difficult
from zoning to asking for a permit. because if you say no and disagree with any of these town boards you life will become
hell. this town leaders and management have got the act of bullying down. Thats what the town manager is a x lawyer, to bully
and change our words into something none of us have agreed upon. Its our way or the highway. Another great town logo for branding.
I will definitely be volunteering now that March Hatch and Rob Anderson, have shown you the financial and personal
benefits. OH YEAH don't forget you need to cozy up to the town manager. THEN YOU ARE IN
too bad this is how our
tax dollars are being spent.,
12:00 pm edt
Nobody works as hard for the town as Mark Hatch. Nobody. Just ask him how great he is.
How wonderful. How selfless. He's happy to tell you.
Selectmen and the VSB
11:59 am edt
The VSB is not a regulatory board.
The amount of time spent micromanaging the tourism office
and VSB by the Selectmen causes me to question their agenda and motive.
Shame on the Selectmen for sending a very
strong message to the community: Do not bother serving on a board. We will micromanage your every decision!
Huckabee et Hatch
11:58 am edt
Huckabee saying the investigation has nothing to do with the White house is like Hatch saying the Community
Center has nothing to do with housing.
11:56 am edt
HARVEY WEINSTEIN is the Town Manager!
11:55 am edt
TOM is a clueless, entitled, wealthy and saccharine man, all too typical of his "type" that
is taking over Provincetown in the guise of "doing good" for the rest of is "hicks" who should look up
to his wisdom and paternalism in the guise of "taking our medicine"
No thanks buddy!
Re: Mark Hatch
11:54 am edt
For hatch to talk about housing is hypocritical at best. He cares nothing about housing.
He took the community center. Panagore s buddy. Two hypocrites
11:53 am edt
( Something's Never Change)
Flashback Sunday! Never Forget Provincetown!
Provincetown Selectman Caught Sending Inappropriate Text Message!
elected as the selectman in May insists he did nothing wrong after his colleagues reprimand him for sending a message suggesting
he plans to undermine Tom Coen As building committee chair.
By Kevin Mullaney: Posted July 12, 2012, at 12:01 am Updated
Jul 12, @ 12:15 am
The Message was meant for our now Selectmen TOM D.! These Vial Creatures
Will Not Be Re-Elected! DRAIN THE SWAMP! BOOTY CALL NEW BEDFORD ERIC!!!!!!!!! YOU BOTH ARE SICK AND TWISTED! Cheryl,
bobby, and Vendon Watch Your back! VSB! RUN LIKE HELL!!!
Homeless Issues Continue
11:50 am edt
Once again, another fire in the woods at the campsite on Rte6 yesterday. When is the town going
to step up to the state and address the matter?
Every morning (in the early hours) if you drive by, you will see
a ton of smoke coming from the area of the campsite. I get it, they are homeless and may even want to be there, but
how can this be allowed.
The bathroom situations polluting the pond, the animals are being poisoned and so forth
and so on. How can either the state or the town allow such a potential disaster?
As in the past, the town
will say it's state property, until they all vacate and then the town DPW has to dismantle the area... Then all of a
sudden it becomes a town problem.
11:47 am edt
Sooooo I think most people get the LCP won't fix the town, but it was the one thing the planner was
hired to do. She immersed herself into all these other things
11:47 am edt
Keep your eyes on Harbor Hill folks! The tide is building. It's not enough that all townspeople and
every taxpayer in this town is going to be subsidizing people with SIX FIGURE INCOMES. But this place is going to be used
for summer workers, too. And if that's not enough for you, we're also going to allow the year-round renters to MAKE A PROFIT
while we're subsidizing them! Feeling bamboozled yet? Open up them wallets!!
11:45 am edt
"A tiger does not change her spots"
Tigers have stripes
leopards have spots