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Release the 100 Emails!

To: Provincetown Board of Selectmen

We understand why the previous BOS withheld the 100 Emails. But why are they now still being denied publication?

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Saturday, December 20, 2:00pm

Holiday Concert at PAAM
Klezmer (Jewish Jazz) & Holiday Swing!
nullCarol Wyeth
Saturday, December 20, 2:00pm, $10

Bart Weisman Klezmer Swing Group
Carol Wyeth (vocals), Lary Chaplan (violin), Alan Clinger (guitar), Ron Ormsby (bass), and Bart Weisman (drums)

Provincetown Art Association and Museum
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508-487-1750
PAAM

Monday, December 22, 2014

Re: Police Degree

"I'm not willing to pay a cop more if they have a degree in biology or
English but I am willing to pay more for a
degree in criminal justice or sociology. Those degrees could go far in this
town."


The point is being missed here.  I hope that you truly don't believe that a
degree means that the holder is educated and able to properly do a job?  There a
plenty of institutions that grant degrees without providing much in the way of
education or proof that one can do a specific job.  After the Quinn bill was
passed quite a few very small colleges all of a sudden were offering course that
led to a degree in criminal justice.  They were all in it for the money and
would never pass a true academic scrutiny.

A degree is meaningless from such a place and only qualifies the recipient to
get more money not do a better job.
9:39 am est 

Isn't It Time to Reveal This Oatsey Guy?

Let's reveal who he is. Talk about anonymous. He attacks anonymous blogs while
he ducks and covers and pretends to be whoever he wants to be.

Call him for who he really is.
9:37 am est 

Re: Police Degree

"While I appreciate the comments provided by the retired police
officer, I question the judgment (or perhaps, the lack thereof) to promote a
police force without a college education.

That's like suggesting we build a new police station without lights."



Not very sure that I get the lights vs college thing. Maybe you can tell why the
degree makes a better cop.  Yes, intelligence, occupation-appropriate education
are important, but outside of the more money according to the Quinn bill, what
is the point.  Absent the Quinn Bill would any cops bother with getting a
degree?  So, what do you say about getting rid of the Quinn Bill totally and
requiring all cops to pass exams to test all of the attributes necessary for the
ability to do the job right. Don't demand a degree, demand knowledge and
ability.
9:32 am est 

Retired Police Officer

I agree with the Retired Police Officer!!!  Our force does not require officers
with degrees.  These town jobs should go to locals that have grown up here. 
Priority should be given to the back bone of this community.  Degrees can be
required for out siders, but not those that have grown up here and know the town
and have it's best interest at heart.  We need to take care of our own!
9:30 am est 

So Glad Many Retail Stores Are Open But...

There is no one here! I saw no more than ten people on commercial Street and no
one in the stores. It is a shame but no one is here anymore. they have left and
they won't return until April or May or June 2015. this is the harsh reality for
those trying to have a business here.
1:03 am est 

Hunting in Truro

Hope the "hunter" that killed that poor sweet dog in Truro gets
identified. Somebody must have seen something. Anyone who knows anything about
this needs to do the right thing and turn this person in. This cannot and should
not be ignored. Sick.
12:58 am est 

Richard "Oatsey" Rogers

Richard "Oatsey" Rogers, the admin on the Beacon often chides the
other social media sites as not very busy. Always the same people. I looked in
on the Beacon today, yawn, Rogers is the only one digging for anything to post.
What happened Richard? "members" get tired of your desire to undermine anything
good happening in Provincetown? The reposting of Banner articles must be
desperation for filler! Has Washington D.C., your home address gotten boring, so
you have to attempt to throw grenades into the middle of Commercial Street? I
would hope that intelligent, sincere people will not belong to a page that does
nothing but disparage, nothing to build!!
12:54 am est 

Police vs Respect

My problem with police isn't that I don't respect them. It's that they
dont respect me.

A Rat In The Basement
12:51 am est 

Re: Police Degree

While I appreciate the comments provided by the retired police
officer, I question the judgment (or perhaps, the lack thereof) to promote a
police force without a college education.

That's like suggesting we build a new police station without lights.
12:46 am est 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Re: Pa. Housing....

Yes, you can go anywhere,any state for cheaper housing,but again
Where are the jobs to keep a vibrant community?
I question " why is okay for the working class to have to relocate and
The well off ,seasonal population to inhabit there former homes?????
I don't see much support for the townies in ptown anymore,people
Are more concerned by there gardens than the person living next
Door. I read the blog each day,no solutions for ptown,just inner
Fighting among our officials.
1:27 pm est 

Re: Affordable Housing

I Agree: On Penn Housing

when any town anywhere becomes too expensive, when the housing is exorbitant,
when prices for dinner exceeds what most cities charge, then it is time to make
serious decisions. and one is to move elsewhere where the lifestyle is less
expensive. the solution is not affordable housing. Years ago people came here
because it was so inexpensive and artists and writers could afford to live here.
but not now. so serious decisions must follow and moving is sadly but
realistically one of these decisions.
12:29 am est 

Re: Commercial Street Ugliness

"Gee, I have seen lots of store staff cleaning up after the slobs. 
But, who owns the sidewalk?  Who made the mess?  Would it be
too much to ask people to not make a mess or would it be too much
to ask the town to clean the town ownedsidewalks?"



Really,  I for one think twice before supporting a store whose front looks
trashy and I have to step through it to get in the door!  At this time of year
where business is scarse it doesn't take too much effort to clean up a bit
outside your entry.   It's all our resposibility and if some are ignorant enough
to throw trash wherever it doesn't mean you have to be just as ignorant not to
do something about it.  I own a business and always pick up outside regardless,
it just makes good business sense and community sense...!
12:25 am est 

Police Actuality

I wonder if there will be a protest group in front of town hall
tomorrow chanting police lives matter? Enough of this crap! Police protect us
and deserve more respect people.
12:22 am est 

Re: Police Degree

"Why pay for a degree?  Why not pay for the ability to do the job."


The two should go hand in hand is my point. I'm not willing to pay a cop more if
they have a degree in biology or English but I am willing to pay more for a
degree in criminal justice or sociology. Those degrees could go far in this
town. To say the best cops are the ones that had a high school degree are the
same cops that came up through the ranks and learned the jobs as they went.
Todays police work is much more strategic and legal. Don't have a degree but
want the job as chief in this town? As soon as they put the job description up
three chiefs ago, people in the department without degrees should have
immediately gone out and enrolled. Today they would have their degrees AND
experience. Don't want to make the effort? Then you're not going to be the
chief.
12:19 am est 

Re: Affordable Housing

"I saw this 5 bedroom house for $44,000.00. A
three family home with an in ground pool for uner $30,000.00."


Wow. Why don't you buy it, and I'll come live with you after my summer job ends.
I suppose it's just as easy to play games on my laptop there in the winter. Did
you happen to see how much a flight to South Beach might be from PA, just in
case I need a little getaway?
12:14 am est 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Re: Police Degree

"I'm all for paying someone with a degree THAT THEY USE IN RELATION TO
THEIR JOB."


Why pay for a degree?  Why not pay for the ability to do the job.  The degree
does not really matter.  It is the ability to use a solid education that
matters, not a few more letters after the name.
5:02 pm est 

Re: Commercial Street Ugliness

"Honestly,  Would it be too much to ask store owners and residents
alike to pick up debris, trash and cigarette butts from outside their entry
ways?  It's a bit sad to walk Commercial St and see this ugliness outside open
businesses!   Lets take a little pride in our place and keep it clean all
season! "


Gee, I have seen lots of store staff cleaning up after the slobs.  But, who owns
the sidewalk?  Who made the mess?  Would it be too much to ask people to not
make a mess or would it be too much to ask the town to clean the town owned
sidewalks?
5:00 pm est 

Re: Affordable Housing

"I'm traveling through Pennsylvania and looking at the local paper I
see houses that are for sale for $28,000.00. I saw this 5 bedroom house for
$44,000.00. A three family home with an in ground pool for uner $30,000.00."


What great info.  Please post the contact info.  I want a piece of this now.
4:58 pm est 

Re: Affordable Housing

5 BEDROOM HOUSE $44,000.00

I'm traveling through Pennsylvania and looking at the local paper I see houses
that are for sale for $28,000.00. I saw this 5 bedroom house for $44,000.00. A
three family home with an in ground pool for uner $30,000.00.

With all of these people in town crying for affordable housing. Get thee to PA
and into one of these homes. If you are on social security, imagine what how you
can live renting a place here or buying a place. $30,000.00 home requires a
$6,000.00 down payment.

You want the taxpayers to buy up land, pay for housing to subsidize people where
there are no jobs here to support you.

You are chosing to live here, a summer resort, work part time and expect to have
a viable life style.

It is time for the taxpayers to say NO. It is time for people to make their own
way just as we had to do.

Let the business owners buy property for their summer help instead of making the
taxpayers supply housing for their employees.
11:06 am est 

Re: Police Degree

A degree has nothing to do with how well you are at police work.  It has
everything to do with on the job experience, ethics, morals, and most of all
common sense. It's not that difficult to do the right thing. Our best police
chiefs have only had a high school diploma. Police Chief Francis (Cheney)
Marshall and James Meads.  Our best officers have had a high school diploma.
Back in the day, all you had to do is show up for your college class, pay the
money, and you would get a degree.  The police department. Including the police
chief needs to be put back into civil service so they can do there jobs without
political influence.  Politics has absolutely no business in the department.
After the retirement of James Meads, the police chiefs position was removed from
civil service.  Since then, the department has had constant turmoil with that
is constant turnover.

Jodi Rapose
Retired Police Officer
11:03 am est 

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