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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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