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Weekly Update 3/17/2023
A few things to note as we wrap up the week:
- It’s time to purchase your 2023 All Facilities Sticker which grants access to Sandy Beach parking and the RTF. If your car was registered in Cohasset as of 1/1/2023, you may order your sticker online starting on Monday, March 20th on the Town’s website by clicking here. The Clerk’s office will work to mail out your new sticker within 24 hours. Residents aged 65 and older can purchase their stickers in-person at Town Hall on Friday, March 24th between 9 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Those of all ages looking to purchase a sticker in-person can do so on March 26th at the Recreation Fair. More information can be found in the attached flyer.
- The Cohasset Recreation Fair will take place on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Deer Hill School from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. The Fair will feature opportunities to learn more about and register for local summer programs, community groups and organizations, and to shop at an indoor farmers market. See the attached flyer for more information.
- The Cohasset Select Board discussed major capital projects and how to fund them at its meeting this past week. That conversation will continue on Tuesday, March 21st at their next meeting. The Board also: agreed to participate in another round of opioid settlements, which will bring Cohasset additional funds to combat addiction; amended the charge of the Sidewalk Committee; reviewed the proposed FY24 Water Department budget; and heard a presentation on proposed updates to the Town’s Stormwater Bylaw.
- It was a St. Patrick’s Day feast at Willcutt Commons this week. More than seventy seniors enjoyed a meal of home-cooked corned beef, colcannon, carrots, Irish soda bread, and bread pudding. Many thanks to the volunteer team who made the event possible, seen in the attached photo from left to right: front row, Linda Genovese, Kathy Whitney, Lynn Monaco; back row (L-R) Joe Coggins, Dan Volungis (chef), Jim Murphy (chef) Liz Murphy, Peter Whitney, Ruth Nedrow, Elaine Coyne, Elaine curran, Elinore Barrett, Patty Smith, Peggy Gibbons, Jo White,, Greg & Tim (Launch). Staff members also got into the spirit, as seen in the attached photo, from left to right: Dorothy McCormack, Nancy Lafauce, Diane Picot, Liza Salerno, Richard Gibbons. (Photo’s courtesy of Elder Affairs) Many thanks to who took part!
- The Recreation Commission recently recognized outstanding work by Cohasset students from the National Honor Society and Cohasset Scouts. (photos courtesy of Cohasset Recreation)
- From the National Honor Society: Charlie Lankow (used sports equipment sale to benefit the Social Service League); Jack McSweeney (RISE volunteer); Nick Lantosca and Sam Grech (Rec Center volunteers). The four are shown in the attached photo with Recreation Commission Chair Tim Burnieika.
- For Eagle Scout Projects: Dimitri Peters (benches at 100 Sohier Street; Aydin Tiryaki (solar benches at Milliken and 100 Sohier Street to charge phones; Rex Schiffman (replacing Bancroft Way staircase to Milliken Field); and Haley Cody (painting the dugouts and baseball shed at Milliken Field). The four are seen in the attached photo with Recreation Commission Chair Tim Burnieika. Congratulations to all for their outstanding work!
Have a safe and enjoyable weekend! Erin go Bragh!
Weekly Update 03/10/2023
A few things to note as we wrap up the first full week of March:
- Daylight Saving Time resumes on Sunday, March 12th, and Cohasset Fire Chief John Dockray and the Cohasset Fire Department are reminding residents to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when setting their clocks ahead. Daylight saving time begins at 2 am on Sunday, March 12. For more information, please check out an article on the Cohasset News Blog by clicking here.
- Work crews will begin replacing the 110-year-old water main on Beechwood Street starting Wednesday, March 15, 2023. The work, which will take place between King Street and Bound Brook Lane, is expected to take 3-4 months. This work zone will affect approximately 35 homes that have frontage on this stretch of Beechwood Street, and traffic flow along the street. Please drive slowly, expect delays, and allow for more time when driving through the affected area. Water service will not be affected. For more information, please see the attached release.
- Two exciting opportunities to help the local environment from Cohasset Resiliency Coordinator Montanna Cassel:
- Transform your single use plastic bags into a bench with the Bags to Benches. Bag collection sites are being set up at the Cohasset Middle/High School (front lobby and cafeteria), Town Hall, and at spring sports games. Help clean up the local environment and create something useful for the community – a flyer is attached.
- Cohasset businesses can receive free assistance to develop their own plans to reduce waste on April 19th, when staff from the Center for Eco-Technology will on-site. The program will develop a free waste reduction analysis for each participating business. Local businesses can sign up for a time between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm on April 19th. See the attached flyer for more information, or contact Montanna Cassel at email@example.com
- The Cohasset Select Board approved a series of events at their March 7th meeting, including: the annual Cohasset Youth Baseball/Softball Association Annual Parade on April 29th; the annual MS Society walk on May 6th; the Eco-Fest on May 20th; the Carriage House Nursery School Fundraiser on April 28th; the South Shore Arts Center’s Annual Arts Festival from June 16th – 18th, including a preview party on June 10th; and the Cohasset Historical Society Clambake on September 9th. The Board also: completed interviews and finalized appointments to the Sidewalk Committee; approved an Eagle Scout project by Haley Cody to improve the Milliken Field dugouts and storage shed; received an update from the School Facilities Committee; approved an update to the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan; and reviewed articles for the Annual Town Meeting warrant.
- Two big achievements in Cohasset sports:
- Congratulations to Cohasset 11th grader Sarah Chennette for scoring her 1,000th career point in a basketball game against Monument Mountain. She is only the second female in Cohasset history to reach the 1,000-point plateau, and now has the all-time Cohasset Girls’ Basketball scoring record in sight. Sarah is seen in the attached photo with her family celebrating the achievement (photo courtesy of Dan Leahy). Congrats Sarah!
- Congratulations to Cohasset 9th grader Robbie Blanchard for winning the individual state title in the Boy’s Giant Slalom. Robbie topped a field of 146 qualifiers at Berkshire East. The attached photo shows Robbie (center in the blue sweatshirt) with his family at a recent recognition event (photo courtesy of Dan Leahy). Way to go Robbie!
Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!