Monday, July 23, 2012
The School Committee and Board of Selectmen meet tonight to discuss options for Plymouth South High School.
The brand-spanking new Plymouth North High School opens in less than two months and now all eyes are turned south. The Massachusetts School Building Authority is asking town officials what they want to do with the 22-year-old building. Tonight the School Committee and Board of Selectmen will discuss the options.The MSBA has offered to do a feasibility study on Plymouth South, if the boards wish to expand or replace the building. In order to do anything, the Selectmen will need to reaffirm a 2006 town-wide vote that guaranteed local funding of the original project, which included both the Plymouth North project and the new senior center.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
All week Plymouth Patch is running candidate profiles as part of our Plymouth Election coverage. Today we meet candidate for Selectman John Moody. Moody is running against three opponents, Robert Morgan, Dick Quintal and Ken Tavares.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Office: Selectman Name: John R. Moody Age: 55 Address: 47 Donna Drive Background: As a member of Plymouth’s Advisory and Finance Committee for 6 ½ years, I have acquired a deep understanding of the Town’s finances, operations and the issues confronting Plymouth. Employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for 23 years in a variety of managerial roles in finance, audit and operations, I have acquired substantial experience in strategy development, process improvement, detailed analytics, and building decision-making consensus that I believe would benefit Plymouth. I also serve as a member of the PCIS School Council and recently served on the School Redistricting Sub-Committee. I’m a 16-year resident of Plymouth and am formally …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
All week Plymouth Patch is running candidate profiles as part of our Plymouth Election coverage. Today we meet candidate for Selectman Ken Tavares. Tavares is running against three opponents, Robert Morgan, Dick Quintal and John Moody.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Office: Selectman Name: Kenneth Tavares Age: 66 Address: 7 Winter St. Family: I am married to the former Margaret Savery, a retired elementary school teacher. We have one son, Matthew, who is married and living in Virginia with our two grandchildren. Military: Veteran of the United States Navy (active duty 1967-1971) with an honorable discharge. Background: I was born at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth and have always resided in our community, aside from the four years that I attended school in Boston and the four years that I served in the United States Navy. General manager of a local landscape company; former banker (33 years), experienced in commercial and consumer finance lending; graduate of the Plymouth school system; attended Bentley…
All week Plymouth Patch is running candidate profiles as part of our Plymouth Election coverage. Today we meet candidate for Selectman Dick Quintal. Quintal is running against three opponents, Robert Morgan, Ken Tavares and John Moody.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Office: Selectman Name: Richard Quintal Jr. Age: 53 Address: 46 Nicks Rock Road Background: I was a selectman for 10 ½ years. I’m the owner and operator of Owner and operator of Quintal Brothers Fruit & Produce Company. I spent three-plus years on the Plymouth Growth and Development Corporation, I was on the Visitor Services Board, and I had 5-plus years on the Plymouth Insurance Advisory Committee. Reasons for running: I decided to run again for a simple reason: people were calling me, stopping by and asking me to run. I think the biggest issue facing the town is the license of the nuclear power plant. We had a good legal team onboard handing the safety issues we had with Entergy. I don’t believe the recent vote of Town Meeting was a no …
Monday, May 7, 2012
All week Plymouth Patch is running candidate profiles as part of our Plymouth Election coverage. Today we meet candidate for Selectman Bob Morgan. Morgan is running against three opponents, Dick Quintal, Ken Tavares and John Moody.
Name: Bob Morgan Age: 48 Address: 9 Peter Road. I have lived in Plymouth 12 years in July. We have lived in the same house in West Plymouth since moving here. Family: I have been married to my wife Maureen for nearly 14 years. She is a native of Fairfield, VT. We have one son Connor who is 7 years old and attends West Elementary. Connor is active in cub scouts and youth sports. Military: I served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard for 8 years, receiving my honorable discharge in 1990 with the rank of Sergeant E-5 Background: I grew up in Western Massachusetts in Pittsfield. I graduate with a AA in Business Administration from Berkshire Community College and a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Management …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Melissa Arrighi has stated that she would like to be considered for the town manager job left vacant by Mark Stankiwicz's resignation last week.
Melissa Arrighi, Plymouth's Assistant Town Manager for the past two town managers apparently didn't want the big job the last time it was open, even though she did the job for nearly a year after Mark Silvia left to take a job with the state. Three years ago, after Silvia left, Arrighi declined to take the post full-time citing family obligations. This time however, Arrighi seems prepared. According to WATD, Arrighi confirmed that she spoke with each member of the Board of Selectmen last week, telling them that she is interested in the job. The job became available after Town Manager Mark Stankiewicz resigned last week. Rumors were that the board would place blame on Stankiewicz for the failure of several of the board's articles at Town …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Selectmen and the Town Moderator would receive high increases in their stipends as a way of replacing the town-paid health care benefits three currently receive.
As the Board of Selectmen continues proofing the Spring Town Meeting warrant, one of the articles could become a sticking point. Article 6 would provide a raise that would quadruple the annual stipened for four members of the Board of Selectmen, more than double that of the chairman, and increase the town moderator's stipend by six times what he currently earns. Those numbers end up being a raise of $2,500 for the chairman (currently earning $2,000), $3,000 for the four other members ($1,000 currently), and a $1,700 raise for the town moderator ($300 currently). The increases have been recommended by the seven-member Stipends Committee that was created by the selectmen last year after the 2010 Fall Town Meeting voted to petition the state …