Thanks to Charlestown’s past efforts to preserve land as open space and Building Official Joe Warner’s recent hard work to make a winning application to FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS), Charlestown home owners and businesses can receive a 15 percent discount on flood insurance. The discounts are expected to be available […]
The Good News: Senate Judiciary Committee Votes to Abolish Master Lever in January 2015 On Thursday night the Senate Judiciary Committee amended the legislation to abolish the straight party vote to delay enactment by one election, but agreed to let it go to the Senate floor for a vote. If it passes the Senate, it […]
<em>Guest Post by Michael Chambers (guest posts are moderated, but not approved or endorsed by the CCA Steering Committee)</em> ———————————————– Now that the sale of the Whalerock property has been completed, the members of the now defunct Ill Wind Coalition can look back on the successful outcome of their grass roots opposition to the Whalerock […]
On Wednesday Afternoon, September 18, the town closed on the 75 acre property formerly known as Whalerock. The Town Council had voted August 22 at a public hearing to purchase the property. The closing on the property had to wait until the minor subdivision process that created the lot the town would buy was completed. […]
I hope that Charlestown will continue the practice established by the state, other towns, and conservation organizations, of raising the funds first and then being ready for open space opportunities when they arise.
Guest Post by Michael Chambers (guest posts are moderated, but not approved or endorsed by the CCA Steering Committee) ———————————————– It Looks Like I Was Wrong Sometimes we want to believe something good about someone, rather than something bad, when we have the possibility of doing either. After the last election, members of the Charlestown […]