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by Swamp Yankee
Jun Thu 08, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Paris Climate Pact
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Paris Climate Pact

When the Obama administration finalized the agreement in December 2015, it committed $3 billion to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund, which is meant to help countries meet their targets. Only $1 billion of that has been paid out, and the Trump administration won’t sign off on any further paymen...
by Swamp Yankee
May Sat 20, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Charter review committee proposals
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Re: Charter review committee proposals

One would hope that new selectmen could only be added by a town wide vote. No way should Robbins and Vallier automatically be added to the B.O.S.
by Swamp Yankee
May Fri 19, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Charter review committee proposals
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Re: Charter review committee proposals

Actually I made a mistake. I mentioned the Mariner at the top of the post when it should have been WATD.
by Swamp Yankee
May Fri 19, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Charter review committee proposals
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Charter review committee proposals

From the Mariner: In Marshfield, the Charter Review Committee is proposing to change the number of members on the Board of Selectmen and to create the role of a Town Manager. Vice-Chairman of the Committee, Don Gibson, said with feedback from the community, they’re working article by article. He sai...
by Swamp Yankee
May Sun 14, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Board Of Public Works reorganization
Replies: 20
Views: 1591

Re: Board Of Public Works reorganization

I think this was planned way before the reorganization meeting. More like when Robbins announced he was not running for selectman again. The one person on the board who is trying to do the right thing for the rate payers in town and they treat him like dirt. Thank you Mr. Cusick for at least trying ...
by Swamp Yankee
May Thu 11, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Signing In
Replies: 14
Views: 472

Re: Signing In

The only way I could get on was the way Clover did and then I didn't see my post on the main forum page, only on the southshoreforums page which is where I logged in. I don't think anyone is being blocked, the forum is just messed up.
by Swamp Yankee
May Thu 11, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Board Of Public Works reorganization
Replies: 20
Views: 1591

Board Of Public Works reorganization

Who didn’t see this coming when Robbins left the Board of Selectmen to take this seat. The only surprise is that Robbins isn’t the chairman. Guess that would be a bit to obvious. They have to do anything they can to make sure we don’t get that Forensic Audit town meeting voted for. http://marshfield...
by Swamp Yankee
Apr Wed 05, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Town Meeting Warrant
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Town Meeting Warrant

Wow,over $8M for a roof and skylights?This is going to be an override to pay for this??? Yes, there is a ballot question for our spring election asking for an override to pay for the roof. It doesn’t mention that in Article 3 of the Special Town meeting which is requesting $8,503,235.00 for the fun...
by Swamp Yankee
Apr Tue 04, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Town Meeting Warrant
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Town Meeting Warrant

The Warrant

http://www.marshfield-ma.gov/sites/mars ... t_2017.pdf

Town Meeting Monday April 24 7:00 P.M.
Marshfield High School Auditorium
by Swamp Yankee
Nov Tue 08, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Matt McDonough's Facebook Page
Replies: 35
Views: 2241

Re: Matt McDonough's Facebook Page

Who in their right mind would stop by the side of the road to take pictures of someone waving a knife if they had a child in the car. :shock: Seems to me your first instinct would be to keep going to protect your child. If you thought it was a dangerous situation call the police, but stop and take p...
by Swamp Yankee
Sep Sun 11, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: New Flood Maps in effect for building code?
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: New Flood Maps in effect for building code?

[quote="Seahag"] This in itself is disruptive to the town, ie, it holds up the entire project and perhaps for good, and the town will have to start all over again at square one. This all costs the town a lot of money and time. Right now, the project is on hold, b/c of the complaint and nothing can h...
by Swamp Yankee
May Sun 08, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Beware: Town Meeting voted wrong budget
Replies: 27
Views: 1481

Re: Beware: Town Meeting voted wrong budget

Could you imagine how long meeting would be if more people showed up? Could you imagine how much time would be save if you did not ask so many stupid questions....and amendments that get soundly defeated. ?? Some of us have different opinions on who or what is stupid. Let me tell you about the hock...
by Swamp Yankee
May Wed 04, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Selectmen, Administrator Bullying DPW, holding TM hostage?
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: Selectmen, Administrator Bullying DPW, holding TM hostage?

The Mariner article said Galvin wrote the proposed article was “not proper”, they omitted the part that said it WAS legal.
It would have been nice if Galvin was at the meeting so he could answer questions about his opinion.
by Swamp Yankee
May Wed 04, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Selectmen, Administrator Bullying DPW, holding TM hostage?
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: Selectmen, Administrator Bullying DPW, holding TM hostage?

What is outrageous is that Mr. Reynolds had to file a FOIA to get information. “ When presenting the article, Reynolds said he had to file a Freedom of Information Act request to get information on the debt service, indirect cost methodology backup and collection rates” http://marshfield.wickedlocal...
by Swamp Yankee
May Wed 04, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Beware: Town Meeting voted wrong budget
Replies: 27
Views: 1481

Re: Beware: Town Meeting voted wrong budget

Joseph, where did you hear that Robinson will be back as Moderator? Can he be both Selectman and Moderator?? I would not think so, and hope not. I think he's a terrible Moderator. He's way too wishy-washy and inconsistent. Fitzgerald will be the next selectman as he is unopposed. Rumor has it Robin...
by Swamp Yankee
Apr Fri 15, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Selectmen have no respect but a "professional image"
Replies: 16
Views: 1429

Re: Selectmen have no respect but a "professional image"

The shame here is that the sheeple have no clue what is going on. Read the Face Book page, these people are totally clueless about how our town works. It is pathetic. I hope those people who do show up at town meeting will support the DPW request for an outside audit even thought the advisory board ...
by Swamp Yankee
Apr Fri 01, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Merrill Diamonds storefront
Replies: 17
Views: 1419

Re: Merrill Diamonds storefront

tev2 wrote:I can clear up one piece of information for you -- the owners of The Jetty, The Vaughan's -- are not involved in any way with the new restaurant going into the space at the corner of Webster Street. Hope that helps a bit. Thanks!

Guess the Face book information was wrong then.
by Swamp Yankee
Apr Fri 01, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Merrill Diamonds storefront
Replies: 17
Views: 1419

Re: Merrill Diamonds storefront

It is my understanding from what I have read elsewhere, the people who run the Jetty, the Pavones are the ones who will be opening this place.
by Swamp Yankee
Mar Thu 31, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: FEMA Grant
Replies: 74
Views: 5283

Re: FEMA Grant

It's back again! Article 4 of the Special town meeting this time. Guess that is to accommodate those people who don't want to "stay late" :roll:
by Swamp Yankee
Mar Wed 30, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Selectmen/Advisory Board joint meeting tonight
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Selectmen/Advisory Board joint meeting tonight

Some tense moments during a joint meeting of the Marshfield Board of Selectmen and Advisory Board Tuesday night as the boards reviewed the warrant articles for the upcoming special and annual town meetings. D.P.W. Superintendent Tom Reynolds said that it’s been extremely difficult to get the financi...
by Swamp Yankee
Mar Tue 29, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Selectmen/Advisory Board joint meeting tonight
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Selectmen/Advisory Board joint meeting tonight

The joint meeting to discuss the warrant for the upcoming town meeting will be held tonight Tuesday March 29, 2016 at the Furnace Brook Middle school at 7:00.

The warrant is not online. Does anyone know if it is available at town hall yet?
by Swamp Yankee
Feb Tue 09, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Special Town Meeting warrant opening
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: Special Town Meeting warrant opening

Why would this April 25 town meeting be called a "special" town meeting"? The Annual Town Meeting will be held on April 25. The Special town meeting is held within the Annual meeting. There are two warrants. The warrant for the Annual Opened on January 4 and closed on January 25. The Warrant for th...
by Swamp Yankee
Feb Sat 06, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Special Town Meeting warrant opening
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Special Town Meeting warrant opening

Special town meeting of April 25, 2016 In accordance with Article 2-4 of the Marshfield Town Charter, notice is hereby given that the Warrant for the Town of Marshfield Special Town Meeting of April 25, 2016 shall open for submission of warrant articles on Monday, February 8, 2016. Articles should b...
by Swamp Yankee
Dec Wed 30, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: When is the Town of Marshfield going to wake up
Replies: 78
Views: 7414

Re: When is the Town of Marshfield going to wake up

There will be a new face 'in' Town Hall in 2016. David Leary will start as the town’s treasurer/collector Jan. 4, which Longo hopes will bring some stability to the office. “Between staff shortages and other issues, and not having a full-time treasurer, we’ve had some issues,” he said, most of them ...
by Swamp Yankee
Dec Tue 22, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Sidewalks and CP funds -maybe, maybe not
Replies: 12
Views: 1632

Re: Sidewalks and CP funds -maybe, maybe not

Clover, I know the plan has changed, I voted against the plan when it was going to be pilings driven in to the marsh. I am in favor of this new plan. I should have called It a sidewalk instead of harbor walk. I know only too well how dangerous it is, I had to jump out of the way of a car that swung ...
by Swamp Yankee
Dec Tue 22, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Sidewalks and CP funds -maybe, maybe not
Replies: 12
Views: 1632

Re: Sidewalks and CP funds -maybe, maybe not

I’m glad the plaintiffs won and I’m glad to hear the judge ordered them to be reimbursed. CPA funds should not have been used for the project. On the other hand, I did support the Marshfield “Harbor Walk". To me the difference is pretty clear. The Marshfield walk goes across the marsh, not on a main...
by Swamp Yankee
Dec Mon 21, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Charter Review applications
Replies: 12
Views: 1268

Re: Charter Review applications

THE WHOLE THING IS A BIG JOKE !! Except the joke is on us, the taxpayers. Did anyone else hear Matt McDonough on WATD this morning? The selectmen will be interviewing the last 5 candidates for the Charter committee. At the end he stated that he hopes all Marshfield citizens will take an interest in...
by Swamp Yankee
Dec Sat 12, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: When is the Town of Marshfield going to wake up
Replies: 78
Views: 7414

Re: When is the Town of Marshfield going to wake up

Former Somerville treasurer William H. Fowler is the town of Marshfield’s new interim finance director/treasurer/collector .Fowler, who Longo said is retired, comes to Marshfield through The Abrahams Group, a financial consulting group. The town reached out to its president, Mark Abrahams, who Longo...
by Swamp Yankee
Dec Thu 10, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Charter Review applications
Replies: 12
Views: 1268

Re: Charter Review applications

Marshfield Mariner 12/10/15 By the end of December, the committee tasked with reviewing Marshfield's town charter will likely be seated, and have a mission statement to guide it in its efforts to update Marshfield's town government. "It would be prudent to review the charter without conditions, and ...
by Swamp Yankee
Dec Mon 07, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Town Funds Stolen and They Knew it!
Replies: 102
Views: 6135

Re: Town Funds Stolen and They Knew it!

[quote="DPWWatchdog"]The problem is Rocco,


Agreed. The problem is these do nothing selectmen would never get rid of Longo. They would be lost since he is the one who basically runs this town and they are pretty much clueless. All they do is agree with everything he proposes.
by Swamp Yankee
Dec Sun 06, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Charter Review applications
Replies: 12
Views: 1268

Re: Charter Review applications

Does anyone have a list of the names of the people who have been appointed to the committee?
by Swamp Yankee
Nov Thu 05, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Letter to the Editor regarding "naysayers"
Replies: 17
Views: 2065

Re: Letter to the Editor regarding "naysayers"

What an insulting letter from Mr. Sullivan. Maybe he should have a talk with the moderator Mr. Fitzgerald who is always imploring people not to leave until all the article have been voted on. Was he even at the meeting to speak on this article? Did he listen to the various speakers and their reasons...
by Swamp Yankee
Oct Thu 29, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Charter Review applications
Replies: 12
Views: 1268

Charter Review applications

Applications for the Charter Review committee online.

http://www.townofmarshfield.org/Collate ... cation.pdf
by Swamp Yankee
Oct Tue 27, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Town meeting
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Re: Town meeting

As far as I can tell (someone please correct me if I am wrong)
Articles 3, 4,12, 14, 17 were passed over. The rest passed with the exception of article 6 which failed.
by Swamp Yankee
Oct Mon 26, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: FEMA Grant
Replies: 74
Views: 5283

Re: FEMA Grant

Article six was defeated tonight: The vote was 68 ayes 41 nays it needed a 2/3 majority to pass.
by Swamp Yankee
Oct Sun 25, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Town meeting
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Town meeting

Just a reminder, tomorrow night:

Town meeting Monday, October 26, 2015, 7:00 PM
Marshfield High School Auditorium.
by Swamp Yankee
Oct Sat 24, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: FEMA Grant
Replies: 74
Views: 5283

Re: FEMA Grant

I asked this question before hoping someone would know. Did this house pass a title 5 inspection? If not it’s pretty worthless anyway.
by Swamp Yankee
Oct Sat 24, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: FEMA Grant
Replies: 74
Views: 5283

Re: FEMA Grant

According to the assessors data base the house at 74 Keene is assessed at $131,300 for 2015. The price tag is now $187.000, how much does it cost to raze a house?? Odd, it’s 115 years old and still standing. They took it off the market because they couldn’t sell it so now WE get to pay for it. Don’t...