by Cathy (Admin)
16 Feb 2018, 01:50
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Earthquake
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Earthquake

MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY SITUATIONAL AWARENESS STATEMENT February 15, 2018   9:45 AM  RE:       Minor earthquake in Southern New Hampshire/Northeastern MA  Situation  MEMA is receiving calls from citizens and public safety agencies in northeastern Massachusetts reporting ground shak...
by Cathy (Admin)
15 Feb 2018, 21:38
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Electric cars in winter...this alleviates my concerns...
Replies: 34
Views: 845

Re: Electric cars in winter...this alleviates my concerns...

City Council Meeting 05/23/2017 Page 8 of 15 MOTION: On a motion by Councilor LeBlanc, seconded by Councilor Nolan, the City Council voted 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 (Orlando) absent, to Amend the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 22 by ADDING a new Section as follows: “Sec. 22-155 Electric Vehicle Parking ...
by Cathy (Admin)
15 Feb 2018, 00:52
Forum: Home Port
Topic: On the Agenda: City Council - Tuesday, 2/13/18
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: On the Agenda: City Council - Tuesday, 2/13/18

Well, that was quick. An IFB and an RFP were posted this morning: RFP: Acquisition of Leased Space for the Gloucester Preschool and/or Gloucester Public Schools Administration Offices." http://gloucester-ma.gov/bids.aspx?bidID=462 In the Times: http://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/city-see...
by Cathy (Admin)
13 Feb 2018, 01:49
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Trump's New Year Message
Replies: 2.5K
Views: 65.9K

Re: Trump's New Year Message

by Cathy (Admin)
11 Feb 2018, 02:33
Forum: Home Port
Topic: 2018 Winter Olympics
Replies: 45
Views: 1.2K

Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

I once ... Curled?  Played Curling?

I was in Québec for Winter Carnival and did the Curling thing.  It really was a fun thing.  I'm not quite wrapping my head around it being an Olympic event, but vive!
by Cathy (Admin)
11 Feb 2018, 02:20
Forum: Home Port
Topic: On the Agenda: City Council - Tuesday, 2/13/18
Replies: 4
Views: 419

On the Agenda: City Council - Tuesday, 2/13/18

Lots of Reappointment Confirmations for Management and Committee positions. The packet includes a "Progress Review of MRI's 2009 Police Department Audit Recommendations," included for information only (no discussion).  This is basically a comparison of the current state of the department compared to...
by Cathy (Admin)
10 Feb 2018, 02:17
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Pot Watch
Replies: 447
Views: 14.4K

Re: Pot Watch

lol ... I'm in.  I caught some of an interview on BZ radio with a club/cafe establishment owner - didn't catch the name or location, but it must have been the same one.  I wasn't paying attention at the beginning - the owner talked about not selling this, not selling that and I wondered how the heck...
by Cathy (Admin)
07 Feb 2018, 02:02
Forum: Home Port
Topic: ISS over Gloucester
Replies: 310
Views: 16.0K

Re: ISS over Gloucester

Musk is, imo, the most fascinating person in the world.  He can be "out there" sometimes (he aims to reduce  the "risk of human extinction" by establishing a human colony on Mars) but proves that being "out there" can be a very good thing.  Some of his personal views are controversial.  But while ou...
by Cathy (Admin)
06 Feb 2018, 20:12
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Urgent Care Center
Replies: 60
Views: 2.9K

Re: Urgent Care Center

by Cathy (Admin)
05 Feb 2018, 03:35
Forum: Home Port
Topic: SuperBowl Exact Score Prediction and Haiku Contest
Replies: 114
Views: 5.1K

Re: SuperBowl Exact Score Prediction and Haiku Contest

I can't believe I'm saying this but, Eli Manning FTW!

by Cathy (Admin)
04 Feb 2018, 01:40
Forum: Home Port
Topic: ---
Replies: 318
Views: 10.3K

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by Cathy (Admin)
03 Feb 2018, 19:43
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Fuller Watch
Replies: 877
Views: 28.3K

Re: Fuller Watch

This is the program that Andrew DeFranza (Harborlight) spoke about at the Overlay hearing: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/low-income-housing-tax-credit-lihtc It's a federal tax-credit program for investors who invest in low-income housing, but is managed by the State.  Developers apply to the ...
by Cathy (Admin)
03 Feb 2018, 02:22
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Fuller Watch
Replies: 877
Views: 28.3K

Re: Fuller Watch

lol - the first thing I thought when I read that is, "Wow, Damon has a crew?" harbordog   - I don't know any of the details of the P&S. I'm a bookkeeper.  I worked construction for over 30 years and know bids, RFPs, contracts, pre-quals, comp, liability and have a fair knowledge of related legal stu...
by Cathy (Admin)
02 Feb 2018, 19:50
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Stage Fort Park
Replies: 87
Views: 4.1K

Re: Stage Fort Park

The City of Gloucester, seeks proposals from qualified historic preservation consultants to undertake a reconnaissance-level historic and archaeological survey of Gloucester’s Stage Fort Park.  The Park is currently preparing for significant landscape modifications as part of a general renovation an...
by Cathy (Admin)
02 Feb 2018, 04:47
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Fuller Watch
Replies: 877
Views: 28.3K

Re: Fuller Watch

I think that most residents would agree (after getting over the P & M'ing about how the City let the property go to heck) that the ideal use for the property would have been to sell the Y their piece and keep the rest for some municipal use - schools, police/fire, city offices, whatever.  It would b...
by Cathy (Admin)
31 Jan 2018, 20:09
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Fuller Watch
Replies: 877
Views: 28.3K

Re: Fuller Watch

yes, we won't get any from the new building and we already aren't getting any from the old building, so we have already lost.    it's a wash. Even if they shove the forty units that they want at the old Y we will still not get any tax money? can't they put in some type of provision that the why mus...
by Cathy (Admin)
31 Jan 2018, 17:37
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Full Blue Moon Setting
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: Full Blue Moon Setting

Thanks!  It was darn cold out there, but so clear and the moonset/sunrise timing made for good light. 

One more:
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by Cathy (Admin)
30 Jan 2018, 02:45
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Fuller Watch
Replies: 877
Views: 28.3K

Re: Fuller Watch

I didn't think it was sketchy for them to not vote on hardship tonight. I think Paul was doing them a favor in suggesting they might want to look at the other option for hardship.  There seems to be no hard and fast standard that matches this situation.  What I got out of tonight is that everyone.....
by Cathy (Admin)
30 Jan 2018, 01:57
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Fuller Watch
Replies: 877
Views: 28.3K

Re: Fuller Watch

Thanks.  I had to leave at 7:00 and was hoping someone would post the outcome. When Paul Lundberg asked about working with the developer re:  Middle St., the developer affirmed that they would be willing to do that.  The developer then (correctly) stated that the off-site option also required proof ...