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DEK: A letter from Provincetown

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“L’Affaire Sal’s Place: Money and Meanness in the New Ptown."

 

By Peter Manso

 

The first thing you notice when you walk into the resurrected Sal’s Place, in the heart of Provincetown’s West End, is the hustle and bustle of a hot restaurant: the place is packed, the noise level is high, and the servers scoot nonstop to and from the close-set tables. There’s a museum-quality Hawthorne and other class art on the walls, but the place still has a fish shack feel, with exposed rafters and the rhythmic slop of the bay against the pilings on which the waterfront building partially sits. And the food—the Brodetto or Zuppa di Pesce that one Facebook blogger raves about as “so wonderful that Marcella [Hazen] herself would flip,”—well, let me tell you, the Zuppa is so sweet, so transporting in its plummy, tomato-y tannic richness as to have made Sal’s the vacation spot’s dining destination of choice near overnight.

All this was pretty much the word around town last summer when the fifty-four year old Sal’s Place reopened under new management. But the food wasn’t the only things people were talking about. There were also whispers that the owner—a single, self-described blue-collar woman who’d originally arrived in Boston from Tipperary at age 17—was at war with her neighbors—four wealthy men, all gay, who had recently bought the abutting properties for summer party pads, and wanted the place dead and shuttered. In fact, depending on who you knew, you might have heard about bouts of property destruction, interminable delays for the restaurant’s opening, and armies of lawyers getting rich on both sides.

 

As the not-so-secret knock-down-drag-out tumbled into public view, eating there became an almost political act. Now, after simmering all winter, locals in P-Town are waiting for the hostilities to start afresh.

 

One resident called the quarrel the “worst case of bullying” he’d come across in his 50 years in town. But you could just as well call the fight over Sal’s place a sort of battle for Provincetown’s soul in miniature—a David and Goliath story about whether the artists, fishermen, and non-mainstream types of all persuasions were still welcome in the new Ptown. Or is this haven at the end of the Cape destined to become an exclusive enclave for the rich gay elite?

 

 

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

This Must Stop!

This Must Stop! George's Pizza is being Treated with Total Disrespect

Enough is enough. I am so thankful that George is open year-round and delivers. He does such a service for many who can't go out and still need food. He is always open, always pleasant staff and good food. When nothing else is open, when no one is even walking on commercial Street, George is always open.

Why is he being harassed? why is his staff constantly being given tickets and some arrested? Others are praised for being open during the holidays and yet he is always open, when there is little business for him.

Time to recognize how important this pizza place to our winter community and time for us to support George and come to his defense.
11:48 pm est 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hi Clarence -

I come to this blog everyday checking for updates which are always most enjoyable to view - thank you.

Any reason why the blog is not updated daily like it used to be ?  The blog was more vibrant and participated in when it was more "real time" - seems like it's waning away which is unfortunate as it is such a wonderful resource.

Thank you for what you do.
9:36 am est 

What a Way to End the Year!

You are so right, the seasonal workers are the most "real" people left in town, stead of these guys putting on airs and trying to impress.............so sad, thought we were done with all that nonsense, but that mentality lives on.

Again, any shread of morality was destroyed by the current town manager, ala Harvey Weinstein!

What a way to end the year!
9:34 am est 

Negativity

Wow!!  How much negativity can we have?
9:33 am est 

Blue Chair

What is the major problem of the Blue Chair? people have lost their sense of fun & reasoning!! That chair has provided much fun & many memories being made! What's terrible about that except it wasn't the idea  of chronic complainers! get over yourselves & lighten up for light hearted fun! better than some crap & nasty comments posted on computer!
9:32 am est 

Holiday Market

Without Julian P around this year, no one can even keep the Lobster Pot tree lit every night. It's been dark for entire nights this holiday season. How do you expect the town/the PBG to keep an entire holiday fair up and running? It takes water, electricity, coordinating hundreds of people (vendors, workers, volunteers, food suppliers), months of planning and then someone running the day to day of the market. Who is going to do that? And where is that money going to come from?

Why don't you focus on getting the Lobster Pot tree lit first?
9:31 am est 

Call it a Day!

"Bring in the Cruise Ships and Call it a Day"

Merry Christmas to you, sunshine. Perhaps you should cruise on outta here if you are so unhappy in Provincetown.
9:29 am est 

Re: Holiday Market

"It's not their "brainchild," far from it. There have been Holiday markets, fairs and bazaars all over Europe and in other parts of the U.S. for years. It's not a new idea, and isn't copyrighted".

WOW. Did you actually think I meant they invented the Holiday Market idea? C'mon, stop playing games.  The original poster seemed perturbed that Canteen was benefitting from the fair being held on their property. My comment was in reaction to that belief. Of course, there can and probably should be a larger one somewhere in town, but, to date, no-one has stepped up to the plate. That was my point if you really didn't get it.
9:28 am est 

Thanks for Nothing

"This is the new Provincetown, where all that matters is tourist dollars. To hell with locals and year rounders!"

Given that locals hardly support Commercial Street stores, we merchants have little choice. Thanks for nothing.
9:26 am est 

Seamen's Bank and Canteen

Seamen's Bank has kept its parking lot open during the off season for the past 30 years, long before the Canteen existed. The idea is to help the town have more parking in the center of town when the bank lot is mostly empty anyway. A kind gesture to the town.

This is a perfect example of people on this site drumming up a controversy where none exists. This type of unchecked, false commentary hurts our community.

And even worse , it's an example of someone posting on this site taking two entities, the bank and the Canteen, that work very hard to do the right thing for the people of the town, and turning two well meaning gestures into a weapon against them -- burning them for trying to do something good.
9:25 am est 

Let 2018 be the Year of Kindness

That's Right: "This is the new Provincetown, where all that matters is tourist dollars. To hell with locals and year rounders!"

It is about time those lazy, complaining, Bastards get treated the way they deserve to be. Is there anything done in this town that does not result in the same old grouchy, entitled jerk spouting off on how put upon you are? Find something positive to make note of. Let 2018 be the year of kindness and making a difference in this town in a positive way. Before you take the time to find fault, put the same effort in to doing something productive. Most us are sick of listening to your complaining.
9:24 am est 

Monday, December 25, 2017

Bring in the Cruise Ships and Call it a Day

Good grief.  ENOUGH with the junky lights shining on Town Hall.  Between that and the stupid plastic blue monstrosity we've given up any shred of pretense to being an art colony we had left.  I guess since there hasn't been an original art work worth buying in town in 40 years maybe that ship already sailed anyway.  It's become a gay theme park for tacky old queens.  Just bring in the cruise ships and call it a day.
1:47 pm est 

Band of Stooges

Wonder if the Town Manager has kept a list of the people who have quit because of him.  Maybe a xmas ornament for each one..........gonna be quite a full tree.

Then we can thank the Chair of the BOS and her band of stooges for enabling him to do it.  No consequences.......Thanks again you guys!
1:45 pm est 

What's Up?

Anybody know the scoop on the DPW employee that was suspended for 5 days with out  pay ????
1:44 pm est 

Kudos to the Monument

ANOTHER UNSIGHTLY PROJECT BROUGHT TO YOU ALL BY THE RIP OFF DEVELOPERS WHO BROUGHT YOU, 350 BRADFORD, WHALER'S WHARF AND AQUARIUM MALL AND THE REST OF THE BAD DEVELOPMENT IN TOWN.
1:43 pm est 

Ann Wood Editor of the Banner

Provincetown is losing an important asset with the resignation of Ann Wood as editor of the Banner. Ann has provided years of unbiased and factual reporting as well as informative, insightful, and interesting editorials during her tenure with the Banner. Hopefully we will all be entertained by an Ann Wood best seller in the future. Best of luck Ann!   Jim King

1:41 pm est 

Seamen's Bank and Canteen

 

Insider trading between Seamen's Bank and Canteen with Seamen's allowing its parking lot open to anyone who visits Holiday Market Trust Fund Owner of Canteen was recently appointed to Board of Incorporators at Seamen's Bank. Good Neighbors make Good Insider Trader Business. Has anyone ever looked at Seamen's Bank Board of Directors for ethical and financial conflicts of interest with insurance, bookkeeping and accounting, choice of contractors and electricians, preferred extended relationships with non profits and the list goes on ........ The last bastion of a closed insider trading shop whose board does not represent today's community

1:40 pm est 

The Canteen
 
Did the Canteen apply for permits for the Crafts Fair?

they are a restaurant, not a crafts fair. I wonder. And did they apply to zoning for the all the signage in the front, the fake grass and chairs stuck here and there along the front? Others have difficulty gaining one sign.

what's up here? Too connected, perhaps? And 71 seats granted for this property?
1:37 pm est 

Holiday Market

"I would assume there could be another location in addition to the one at Canteen, but since this is THEIR brainchild, it makes no sense to move it.  The guys at Canteen came up with the idea and brought it to life; of course they will benefit since it's their project."

Actually, they didn't come up with the idea. It's not their "brainchild," far from it. There have been Holiday markets, fairs and bazaars all over Europe and in other parts of the U.S. for years. It's not a new idea, and isn't copyrighted. There's no reason whatsoever that the town couldn't have it's own holiday market so that other local businesses could benefit and participate. It's actually a pretty smart idea, one the PBG should look into. Everyone is always trying to figure out ways to increase off season tourism. Well, here you go: Have a holiday fair, invite all local businesses to participate, spend a few dollars on advertising, people come and spend money. Everybody wins, including the Canteen.
1:34 pm est 

Joe's Coffee

"Joes Coffee...bad vibe. Whats going on there all of a sudden?  Seems like a morgue"
 
New owners, not very nice people. No understanding whatsoever of the community. Firing longtime, well loved employees, installing security cameras inside the shop. This is the new Provincetown, where all that matters is tourist dollars. To hell with locals and year rounders!
1:32 pm est 

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Me Too Movement

I'm a guy and where I worked, the owner leered at the female workers and even had them come on their day off. He leered at the girls in the school yard and was banned from going near the school.

If he was still alive, what a law suit there would be from decades of past female workers. So many abuses allowed in Provincetown. Each place owned by individuals and these individuals were kings and queens who could treat their employees with dignity and respect or derision and ridicule and sexual slimy comments and nothing could be done about it if someone  wanted to keep their job.

Perhaps things will change--but I doubt it.  The student workers are over worked and under paid and crammed into housing. One day there will be a reckoning. One day there will be a crack down on illegal workers aNd illegal work practices.

Happy New year once this all comes to pass.
9:47 pm est 

Re:  Holiday Market

I would assume there could be another location in addition to the one at Canteen, but since this is THEIR brainchild, it makes no sense to move it.  The guys at Canteen came up with the idea and brought it to life; of course they will benefit since it's their project.
9:45 pm est 

Joes Coffee

Joes Coffee...bad vibe. Whats going on there all of a sudden?  Seems like a morgue!
9:42 pm est 

Holiday Market

What a great thing Seamens did, to leave their parking lot open so that people can go to The Canteen!
9:39 pm est 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Holiday Market

In the interest of promoting the town as an off season destination, is there some reason why the holiday market couldn't be moved to a more central location so that it may also benefit other businesses besides the Canteen? Like Lopes Square, Town Hall or the bas relief? Or perhaps there could be another holiday market? It just seems like a great marketing opportunity for that all local businesses and restaurants might benefit from if it were hosted elsewhere.
11:30 am est 

Why Bother??

I thought this site was to discuss town issues? Seems like the webmaster isn't interested any longer.
It's too bad because it was pretty accurate with info on the towns ongoings, especially for the non yearrounders.
11:28 am est 

Panagore

If Alabama can do it so can we.  Fire Panagore
11:27 am est 

Have You Been to SKIP Lately?

I am vegetarian and celiac and I have never been so happy by all my options. I know she has a great job but someone needs to financially back her for her to get her own place. Shes going to leave us eventually if shes always working for someone else.
11:26 am est 

Housing Proposal

"I'm looking forward to seeing Gordon's housing proposal for the VFW site."

He's not on the BOS.  What are the real leaders doing about this?

ANTHONY:  Sold illegal gambling tickets at the building when it was the VFW.  HIs actions accelerated the closing of the VFW. 

DONEGAN:  Wanted Voters to spend $80000 to TEAR IT DOWN.

DR. REGATTA:  She Loves the big parking lot, perfect for her boat!

And Yingling's home packing for Harbor Hill.
11:23 am est 

Banner Editor

So Ann Wood Did Quit Being Editor of the Banner

She says to take time to write. Well, we will see. either one writes or one doesn't it. sometimes, it is not about having time but taking time and just writing and writing and writing.

That is what writers do!
11:22 am est 

Town Talk, Who's in Charge?

Town Talk needs town talk

It is so slow and hardly timely. who's in charge?
11:21 am est 

Both Hatches Were Involved in the Community Center Deal

 One is the chair of CPC and awarded the grant of initially $160,000 and the other is chair of Finance and has a financial interest in the Creative Commons. No money should have been granted since the non-profit was not even formed and no  monies should go to a non-entity.

But kissin' cousins can always bend the rules. and thus she did. And thus his entity received funds.

Another deal done in dark corners with others in town helping to rush through this most questionable deal.

Worforce housing would have served the town so much better.
11:19 am est 

A Question

How how many of these posts do you think are from the same couple vindictive people with a personal ax to grind? I see the same 2-3 fingerprints on the majority of posts here.
11:17 am est 

Banner Editor

 

So Has Ann wood resigned? Was this just bar talk

or the real thing? Can someone let us know.

11:15 am est 

Re: Paying More in Taxes Versus the Real Price We Pay

Here he is lauded as a hero.   as is the housing specialist- heroism and hefty pay check for?
11:12 am est 

LOL

Bankrupting the moral fiber of our community. LOL
11:11 am est 

Such a Sad State of Affairs

OMG.  I am a member of town; talk and I just can't believe how stupid our town is.

This Jay guy and Hatch are actually arguing that the VSB doesn't cost the town any money.  News flash, imbeciles, if it is money that is available to the town (it is) that has been allocated to something (it has) IT IS COSTING THE TOWN MONEY.

Christ, you'd think the chair of fincom who claims to be a businessperson would know the basics of how finance works.

No no, it's MAGIC money that rains down from heaven and funds the VSB.  Not money that the town could use for something else.  Do they even read what they write?

I'm not sure why deRuyter bothers arguing with them unless maybe there's a buck in it.

Such a sad state of affairs.
11:10 am est 

Banner Editor

Re:  Seems the Banner editor announced that she quit on Friday. The announcement was made at the OC .  .  .


Thats so surprising considering they just won that prestigious award.  :)
11:08 am est 

Very Funny

Love the pysch terms being thrown around here and the abusive phonies calling other who don't agree or tell them to do their  job abusive.. funny.. very
11:07 am est 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Housing Agendas

Webmaster not mark hatch the cousin you know the one with the housing agendas.
11:49 am est 

Bear Week

Probably the highest grossing week of the summer, chill, nice guys and the townspeople seem to love them.

Gross?  I don't think so!
11:48 am est 

Harvey Weinstein - David Panagore

Just Like Harvey Weinstein

The Town Manager relies on a network of enablers, they are called the Board of Selectmen!
11:47 am est 

Re: Mark Hatch

Hatch talking about housing is like Trump talking about planning a quincenerra. What a hypocrite
11:45 am est 

'Swift Hand of Justice'
 
"I can tell you one thing, if the person running this house was an American, all hell would break loose about the wealthy Americans taking advantage of the hard working foreign students. The swift hand of justice would come down fairly quickly and people of ptown would be in the streets rioting.    Somebody clue me in here."
 
OK I'll clue you in..  There is 'swift hand of justice' in Provincetown, especially with housing,  and you are mistaken that anyone would care if it were Americans instead of foreign students..



11:39 am est 

Paying More in Taxes Versus the Real Price We Pay

I wait and wait for someone in Town Hall to have the guts to stand up to Panagore.  Demeaning other people at every turn and bankrupting the moral fiber of our community.

Anywhere else Panagore's actions would be enough to terminate him.  Here he is lauded as a hero.   Bullying his subordinates, they'd rather quit than deal with it.  Panagore is here to inflate his tiny ego.  He is not here to help our Town.

He ignores questions he does not like, refusing to acknowledge any personal error, he turns comments off, doesn't return emails, and he has lied to the Town numerous times.

The BOS gives him rave reviews, but compared to their awful performances I can understand.. IF THE BOS HAD THEIR WAY THE VFW WOULD REOPEN SO ANTHONY COULD SELL ILLEGAL GAMBLING TICKETS THERE. AGAIN...sigh...  #DrainOurSwamp.

Just look at the past few years. 
Town Hall exodus. 
Town buildings GIVEN away. 
Others sit empty. 
Budget up up up. 
ZERO HOUSING.

Harbor Hill:  Not a done deal.  The lawyers made over 100K so far.  And if it goes through, congratulations on buying units that all need to be retrofitted to work, with no clear plan other than allowing summer  rentals.  YRRHT for summer workers.  Nice try.

100's of people, our friends,  have left Town in the past few years.  They all had jobs.  None could find housing.  Get it?  Housing, not jobs.  If you want to work in Ptown, there's always work.

These newbies are drinking the TM served Kool Aid.  We don't need to spend money on more jobs, we need housing.

Speaking of year round jobs, WHO BELIEVES A NON-PROFIT IS GOING TO GENERATE YEAR ROUND JOBS?  Paid for by the taxpayers!  One has to wonder if the Chair of FINCOM thinks this is so financially good for the Town, if he can't add well, or thinks we're so stupid we didn't notice?  

And speaking of corrupt, How come Panagore continues to drive Town owned vehicles for his personal use when it's no where in his CONTRACT?

How come we spent millions on a Town Hall historically correct renovation only to have the TM  ghetto it up with a PLASTIC chair?

How come we used to be a hand up community and now we are a hand out one?

Anyone who can't see the corruption, ask Dr. Regatta.  (the dentist) She knows how to do it.  All that hand washing.

Sad in our Country, sadder in our Town.
11:37 am est 

Jack Ross?

For all you town sleuths- Jack ross is a fake profile and is in insider with a beef against tubby.. maybe a ex-employee? hmmmm...
11:32 am est 

Community Center - Chris Wise

Anyone who thinks the worker dorm proposal for the community center was a good idea should go and read it. It was a slapdash last-minute effort and really poorly written. Compare it to the creative space proposal and you can see why the selection committee didn't go with the housing project.

And then Chris Wise flat-out lied at town meeting saying he wasn't involved in the dorm project, even though he's right there in that proposal on page 15 as a "development team member" and again on page 36 as the lead for permitting the project: http://www.provincetown-ma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/8394

I'm looking forward to seeing Gordon's housing proposal for the VFW site.
11:31 am est 

Town Talk is So Boring

It is nothing more than pretty pictures and nice words. Nothing substantial seems to be posted. Why have this blog, then? Why, indeed!
11:28 am est 

Bear Week

Bear week is gross
11:27 am est 

Re: Mark Hatch

Now Hatch is housing authority ex director? Unbelievable.
11:26 am est 

White Male Entitlement

White male entitlement is deeper than sewer s... in Ptown...my god, the level of whining is ridiculous...GROW UP already!
11:24 am est 

Re: Banner Banner Editor Quits?

No shock that it came from the OC. Love that place, (not as much as she does) but that's her speed. Classy to the end? No, not her. Those two words have never appeared in the same sentence describing her what with her Hunter S. Thompson wannabe but will never be attitude.
11:23 am est 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Banner Banner Editor Quits?

Seems the Banner editor announced that she quit on Friday. The announcement was made at the OC and was immediately followed by a lengthy discussion of male genitalia. Classy to the end.
3:21 pm est 

Please--We Had a Great Project on Workers' Housing
 
A place for many summer workers at the Community Center but backstage deals brought in creative--so-called--space for certain individuals. this is not what we needed but secret deals with the chair of finance and his cousin, chair of CPC funds, brought us this "hatched" deal.

So, please, no constant crying about needing workers' housing. We had our chance and blew it.
3:19 pm est 

Seasonal Tourist Economy

I agree with the poster who suggested that we accept the reality that it is a seasonal tourist economy.  It does suggest a few questions:

1.  What can the town do to extend the season as far as possible?  Holly Folly at least to my eye is looking pretty successful.  Love or hate the Canteen, but the market out back is very cool. 

2.  Should we even bother marketing the summer months at all?  There were a few slow weeks this season, but seems to me that putting everyone's creative efforts into figuring out how to put asses in seats in off months would be way more helpful.  Maybe a Provincetown Bear sex party week in January?!?!?  Kidding.  Sort of.

3.  If it's really a tourism strategy, then we need to re-think housing.  We'd be much better off focusing on affordable year-round rentals and summer workforce housing.
1:15 am est 

Good Luck!

SO the assistance tourism director is off to work for Dan Horn.....
Good luck with that!
1:13 am est 

Campsite Cleanup

I think the BOS should have to clean up the STATE land where they put the homeless?  They magically ALL have housing now that summer is over.
They've charged their cel phones and their off.
Leave it to us to clean up the mess they've made of wetlands and the seashore.
Of course, Cheryl, Tom, and the gang don't care.
Just make sure she gets her REGATTA MONEY. 

1:11 am est 

Bears Week is Gross

"Bear week had 15 parties last year that were underwear, jocks, or less.  This year there will be more.  You belong Here!  Provincetown Sex Party for Bears."


Yeah. And some think that Gloria was over the top. Bears week is gross.
1:09 am est 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Re: Two Things

I have seen what is referred to as the overcrowded house with my own eyes.  One of the kids that worked for me lived there.  Although it is far from ideal, it is better for them to live there than in Truro.  Anything we can do to keep these kids from riding bikes on Rt 6A at night is the right choice. 
1:50 pm est 

Re: Gloria McPHerson Did Our Town Damage

I, Too, am Glad that Gloria McPHerson, is Gone

She surely did much damage. she allowed developers to destroy many a site. She was always a developer's dream, as when she had worked for Kohl construction. Her attention was driven to do what key developers wanted--and she left the rest of the town diminished. What deals she did behind closed doors is still to be revealed but we are better for her leaving. That I do know.
12:35 pm est 

Bear Week

Bear week had 15 parties last year that were underwear, jocks, or less.  This year there will be more.  You belong Here!  Provincetown Sex Party for Bears.
10:44 am est 

When?

When will Panagore's accusers come forward so we can end this hell of him as Town Manager?  Of course he fu**ed most of us over already.

Hatch and Donegan and him in their three way trust to screw the voters.

Disgusting people in a beautiful Town.
10:42 am est 

Re: Gloria McPHerson Did Our Town Damage

"...even though she was an actress that portrayed knowledge"

Huh? how do you portray knowledge?

Planner was knowledgeable, just not open to other's knowledge. A phoney yes, actress no.
10:40 am est 

Two Things
 
Leave Mr Adams alone you sad sack, the other, 200 dollars a week for these summer workers is a great deal. shut up  before there is no housing available at all.

10:39 am est 

Andrews/Regatta

Your post was accurate and concise and YES true!!

10:38 am est 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Long Over-due Rant Here

   Does anybody else hear the horror stories from our Bulgarian workers about housing every summer? On two separate occasions I had Bulgarian students tell me some very wild things. They come in looking for work so in the course of small talk I always ask how they like it here, how they like their jobs, how their housing is etc..

   I know of one confirmed house, I am told there are more but I can only vouch for at least this one. This single family house is run by a Bulgarian man, who uses it to rent to 15 Bulgarian students. 15 students sharing a single family home. The 2 students I spoke to said they SHARE a BED with a complete stranger while another 1 or 2 may be stuffed in the room as well, just on a different bed or couch. Showers are often impossible because of the line, cooking? Forget about it.

   The worst of all, is the students pay a whopping 200 dollars each, per week, to stay in this house. I did the math over the summer and that equates to a ~$45,000 dollar haul for this ONE house for the J-1 season (4 months)

   My question to you all is this... I can't be the only one who has heard these stories, and these living conditions and slumlord-style business practices are obviously illegal. Why is there no consequences for this, why does nobody put a stop to it? Is this one of those things where, since housing is so limited and we need our workers, we turn our heads and look the other way? I mean this as a legitimate question.

   I can tell you one thing, if the person running this house was an American, all hell would break loose about the wealthy Americans taking advantage of the hard working foreign students. The swift hand of justice would come down fairly quickly and people of ptown would be in the streets rioting.     Somebody clue me in here.
10:08 am est 

Re: Peter Manso Banner Letter 11/30/17

With reference to The letter by Peter Manso (Banner 11/30/17) he seems upset that ABC didn't adhere to Manso consult re the recent T.V. Viewing of the Worthingtom Murder, He went in to say most everyone thought MacGowan wasn't guilty at all! I remember that People thought he was guilty but had an accomplice assisting him that didn't get caught! Now as I post this the Steinle murder victim just announced on TV re the  illegal immigrant deported 5 times was rendered not guilty! That verdict is a worse travesty! Covert persons must not be allowed to stay let alone be acquitted of murder! No matter what !
10:05 am est 

Chief Useless

Maybe you should clean up the homeless camp being you authorized their stay, im sure house of pizza wont miss you and neither will the town gas pumps
 
10:03 am est 

Andrews Regatta

So, make sure I have this correct.  The board of Selectmen, none of whom are involved in the tourism industry, decided to override the VSB on their budget because Andrews wants more money for her regatta?
10:02 am est 

Matt Lauer closer to Home

When will the BOS listen to the chorus of voices about our town manager, the word is out and the world is reacting to this behaviour with speed.

Ptown is living in the Stone Age, wait til the lawsuit is filed!

Duh!
10:00 am est 

Mr. Kerry Adams - Just the Facts

Please post just the facts regarding Mr. Kerry Adams. There can't be any harm in that-no gossip--just state the facts. This continued Media black out gives rise to a great deal of speculation. I am a person who has been here for decades and when I was a young man in my 20's he was a young man in his 20s.
9:59 am est 

Peter Manso

Will Peter Manso ever go away?
9:57 am est 

Let's Hope Community Development Thrives

Now that the so-called town planner is gone. Let's hope that this department works as it should. I, like others posting, believe McPherson was poisonous for Provincetown. Developers made money--and maybe she did too, but we suffered for the secret deals she did.

Maybe, now, there is some hope for real change.
9:56 am est 

Gloria McPHerson Did Our Town Damage

I too am grateful that this woman--who never really know Provincetown--has left. she was incompetent, even though she was an actress that portrayed knowledge. but it was not there.

Now, the ugly barriers remain; Tedeshci's is gone; the old Michael shay's is a conglomerate of a developer's dream, maximizing profits but providing a terrible entrance to the town. Whatever Gloria McPherson touched, it turned into a disaster for us. she may have money in her orange pocketbook, but we are diminished for it.
9:55 am est 

Thanksgiving Dinner

If you paid outrages prices for thanksgiving dinner in town you are a fool. SKIP was free and by far the best meal around. Those Brussels sprouts and homemade cranberry sauce <3
9:53 am est 

In a Bubble

How foolish to think one person is posting happy posts that the planner is gone... I hope I don't know you or the bubble you live in either -
9:52 am est 

Re: Beware New Bedford of Gloria McPherson

The 'get over it' is back fueling the discontents with vague obtuse statements..
 
9:51 am est 

Provincetown

".  .  .Provincetown is a seasonal tourist community and that's all it's ever going to be.  Expecting otherwise is the definition of insanity."

Your entire post was spot on and hit the nail on the head.  Rare for this blog.
9:47 am est 


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