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The Passing of George Bryant 

 It is With Utmost Sadness and Loss that we Announce the Passing of a Great Citizen of Provincetown George Bryant

This is the saddest of news. George Bryant WAS Provincetown. He WAS our history. He WAS an integral part of this town and his passing brings tears and a heavy heart.

George Bryant was an amazing man, a dedicated individual and someone who loved every inch of Provincetown. He is irreplaceable and for that we grieve.

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Please be advised that I absolutely was not a signatory to the article in the upcoming Town Meeting warrant regarding the Provincetown Public Pier Corp. As moderator, I take my responsibilities very seriously. I would NEVER, EVER be a petitioner at a Town Meeting over which I was presiding. I have written The Banner, demanding a retraction.
Mary-Jo Avellar

Friday, March 27, 2015

Re: "Bunch of Losers"

Yes the employer pays the UI premium as required by law. This is done in the employes name for the benefit of the employee in time of need. Thus it is a part of the employee benifet package. The same as the employer paying half of the total SSI.

A Rat In The Basement
11:25 pm edt 

Re: George Bryant

George Bryant was a Provincetown treasure and will be missed forever.
Does anyone have information about a funeral/memorial service?
11:17 pm edt 

Re: FinCom vs Provincetown Public Pier Corporation

Could it be because there is member on the fincom who was once an employee of the Pier Corp.  Hmmm
7:23 pm edt 

Re: "Bunch of Losers"

Or look at it this way. When you are hireing someone and are figuring
out what hourly wage you will pay them you have to take into consideration all
of your other associated costs, such as SSI and UI. This becomes your total cost
to employ this person. Thus your total cost becomes the employees total benifet
package, weather it comes oug of there pocket or yours.

A Rat In The Basement
7:19 pm edt 

Re: Michael Shay's

"We get little for what the developers get and then it is condos
and the tax rates are quite low. One real estate tax divided by 24 and the taxes
are low and they stay that low. The town losses but developers gain and that is
the game."



I am against the proposed development but i must point out a flaw
in your math.  You don't divide the real estate tax based on a single home or
property by the number of condos.  Each condo is valued on its own and taxed at
the going rate.  By squeezing more units on the same acreage you get more tax
revenue for the town not less.

That being said I think the proposal is way
out of scale and should be trimmed significantly.  Too bad they have the 40b
trump card to play.  They'll probably get most of what they want by playing
that.  Congratulations all you affordable housing harpees.  You reap what you
sow.
7:10 pm edt 

Re: 350 Bradford - Michael Shay's

It's astonishingly sad that all the "haves"
who have their 2nd and 3rd homes here in Provincetown are lining up to prevent a
development that would provide 6 new affordable homes for people that live in
town.  The head of Concerned citizens 350 bradford st. on facebook lives in
Boston...Half of its membership doesn't even live in town.

Is anybody else
troubled by non-residents trying to prevent housing for locals?
5:46 pm edt 

Re: Michael Shay's

Some people are classless & ignorant like the comment made here 3/24/15 about Michael Shay's Restaurant being a "dump"! That restaurant existed for many years through several transitions & owners but it was a popular meeting place that provided much pleasure & comfort to people  here for Weddings,Fellowship after funerals,Graduations, & many other happy occasions with fun & laughter! the one who wrote that needs to get over their anger!

As for the large housing complex intended there --- Sorry,it belongs in Manhattan! it's not conducive to Provincetown or the quaintness that the HDC wants to preserve in Provincetown! people who don't have a serious connection to Provincetown don't give a damn but for those who do it's totally out of character & not acceptable!!! Developers household word is "Ka-Ching!"
9:38 am edt 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Marcene Marcoux on George Bryant

I think of George in recent years and I always see him riding his bicycle. and I always wondered how he could continue to do so through all types of weather. He was such a huge part of Provincetown. We have lost a wonderful person, someone who knew so much and carried so much of our history with him. This is a huge loss for Provincetown. He was and is irreplaceable. Adieu, mon ami! Tu est avec les anges.
11:12 pm edt 

FinCom vs Provincetown Pier Corporation

Why is fin com so adamant about getting rid of the pier corp? It's obvious that there is so much more to the story than what is being said. It's like listening to children who have another agenda and someone just doesn't like someone. I have never seen such hard workers in the pier. These people have to do manuel labor, save people who get stuck on the breakwater numerous times than I can count every summer, people whose boats break down, save people who fall off the pier, they enforce all rules of every boat owner on the pier, all the businesses on the pier,deal with thousands of tourists who come off the ferry and actually help the ferries when one in particular breaks down weekly and deal with the hundreds of angry passengers, people who drive and park right in the circle. I have seen them be disrespected numerous times from tourist who feel like they do not need to listen to the harbor master or the assistants.  these workers haven't gotten raises in years. If the dissolvement of the pier corp will get them raises then I am all for it. Please, just go to the pier any given day and see for yourselves how hard these men and woman work for this town and you will be amazed.
11:07 pm edt 

Published in Provincetown in the '40s

Eugene N. Fedorko:

We have just learned that george bryant, former selectman, town father, historian, has
died. i was so fond of that man. ave atque vale, dear george.
6:29 pm edt 

Re: George Bryant's Passing

WE MOURN THE LOSS OF GEORGE BRYANT, A KEYSTONE IN THE ARCH OF PROVINCETOWN IS GONE.
5:56 pm edt 

The Gift - At Provincertown Theater

ATTENTION PROVINCETOWN, TRURO AND WELLFLEET RESIDENTS

Tonight, THURSDAY, MARCH 26th is Townie night! Bring your ID and enjoy the performance for only $15! Curtain is at 7:30pm at the Provincetown Theater! See you then!
11:10 am edt 

The Affordable Housing Piece of the Old Michael Shay's Property
 
This is just a way to go around most town rules. Then, they, as many before them, will come back to decrease the six to four and then to three and they will be allowed to do this. consider what SeaShore Point did. the same MO.

We get little for what the developers get and then it is condos and the tax rates are quite low. One real estate tax divided by 24 and the taxes are low and they stay that low. The town losses but developers gain and that is the game.

Isn't it time to rethink  condos and the damage they eventually do to restaurants in town? they also use up resources but give little back in taxes.
11:02 am edt 

Re: "Bunch of Losers"

"This money belongs to the wage earner and they have every right to claim it. And should be able to do so without ridicule. Just as we will all someday collect what is ours under Social Security.

A Rat In The Basement"



I usually like your posts, rat, but you're dead wrong here. As others have pointed out, UI is paid for by the employer, NOT the employee. Furthermore, the rate they pay is dependent on collections as well. As a business owner I can assure you this is part of the reason you pay $20 for a crappy sandwich in town. We all work hard, even people (*gasp*) not working in Provincetown although we don't get the luxury of taking the winter off. Also, if you choose this lifestyle don't show up at every committee meeting whining about affordable housing. You CHOOSE to work here and CHOOSE to work this way. Don't blame people if they find you too unstable, economically, to rent to. And don't ask the rest of us to pick up your tab.
10:54 am edt 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Re: Michael Shay's

OH GOD, NOT ANOTHER HOUSING HORROR IN THE EAST END, ONE CAN JUST IMAGINE WITH THE OTHER BUSINESS MODELS THEY HAVE USED IN TOWN, THEY ARE AESTHETICALLY CHALLENGED AND OF COURSE DON'T LIVE HERE, MORE LIKE BREWSTER.

THEY DON'T HAVE TO LOOK AT IT AGAIN EVERY DAY, JUST WHEN THEY COME IN TO EMPTY THE TILL.

MORE REAL ESTATE RAPISTS, BRING IT ON!
10:59 pm edt 

rfe: Former Police Chief Jeff Jarn

Has Jeff Jaran officially lost his arbitration yet? Does anybody know?
10:56 pm edt 

Re: Michael Shay's

When Shay's closed,I knew this was a prime site for a
large
Development. I can't feel any apathy for Provincetown at this point.
The Bos,planning board etc.make a lot of noise,but have no fore
Thought in there
actions . So let the rich keep coming,let the dunes
Continue to be razed .I
will miss the old town of ptown.
10:55 pm edt 

Re: Michael Shay's

"Yes I do know the name of the "certain" hamburger joint. Why do you think I used the term "certain". And no one who knows me has ever accussed me of being cute."


Ok, so you are not cute, but give us a better word to use to describe your little game.  
9:17 am edt 

Re: "Bunch of Losers"

"And as a business owner than I am sure you are pricing things at about 300 percent of costs and making a fortune. So what if you match dollar to dollar? You are probably only paying your employees 10 bucks an hour when they should be making much much more. No sympathy for you. Give these people a break. They have to do what they can to survive. This town has been destroyed by condos and weekly rentals but you all still want your toilets scrubbed cause you can't do it yourself. Constant complaining. Why not just bring back slavery cause that's how the year round people are treated. Geez, the price of a hamburger in this ridiculously over priced town is more than the hourly wage."


Who's complaining?
9:13 am edt 

Re: Michael Shay's

It must be the owners/developers of the dunkin donuts in Wellfleet, the art house property, the whalers wharf property and the old aquarium property.
9:11 am edt 

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