Welcome to the Town of Cohasset
News and Announcements:
- Available Positions for the May 14, 2016 Town Election
- Absentee Ballots available for Annual Town Election
- Specimen Ballot for Annual Town Election
- Absentee Ballots available for Special State Election
- April 12, 2016 Special State Election Results
Committee Appointment Information
The Board of Selectmen appoint and re-appoint members of Committees by June 30th of every year. If you are interested in volunteering, please review the open seats, application, committee handbook below. If you wish to be re-appointed, please fill out the application below as well. Please submit your applications by May 16th to the email address on the application.
Cohasset Receives "AAA" Rating
Standard and Poor's has raised the Town of Cohasset's bond rating to the highest level. For more information, please click on the links below:
- Town of Cohasset Press Release
- Standard and Poor's Press Release
- Standard and Poor's Town of Cohasset Report
Cunningham Bridge Replacement Project
A public meeting was held on Thursday, February 25th at 7PM at the Cohasset Senior Center (located at 91 Sohier Street). To view updated plans and the presentation given that evening, please click on the links below.
Cunningham Bridge Right of Way Plans - Updated March 2, 2016
Cunningham Bridge Plans - Updated March 2, 2016
Color Plan of Easements and Right of Ways (from 2/25/16 meeting)
- Sandy Beach and the parking lot will be closed to all pedestrian traffic until March 15, 2016, or project completion if not earlier
- Cohasset Harbor is closed to ALL non commercial traffic until March 15, 2016, or project completion if earlier. This includes canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, dinghies, and all other recreation type boats. The Parker Ave boat ramp will be closed starting October 1, 2015 until project completion. If you wish to haul your boat out of the water after this date please contact the Harbormaster in advance for removal of the barricade.
- Town of Cohasset LOMR Draft Submission for FEMA Floodmaps
Photo: I. Lyster
Cohasset is a nine square mile coastal town just twenty-five miles from Boston and is home to about 7,000 residents who reside in a setting of historical colonial homes and spectacular ocean vistas. Many of the residents make the daily commute to work by car, commuter boat from the adjoining town of Hingham, or the commuter train line located right in town. Route 3A bisects the town which provides prime locations for a multitude of large and small businesses alike. Currently there are four shopping plazas operating within the town which provide all the basic needs that any resident or visitor would look for.
Cohasset's central village lies around a picturesque and spacious common with a small pond on the southern end named Meeting House Pond. The Common is surrounded by historical buildings, homes, and churches. The village also includes specialty shops, quality restaurants, the colonial First Parish Meeting House, and St. Stephens Church with its 51 bell carillon that has offered Sunday concerts since 1924. Cohasset has active Community and Arts Centers, three historical museums, the South Shore Music Circus, and a Swim Club for all ages. There are three swimming beaches, and recreational parks and trails that run through Wompatuck State Park, Whitney Woods Reservation, Wheelwright Park, and Turkey Hill Park.
Along the shore line of Cohasset Harbor are facilities for dining, sailing, boating, and a replica of the famous Minot's light. The Cohasset Public School System is highly rated and many of the residents involve themselves in the many community activities which provide a stable foundation for the future growth of Cohasset.
Photo: I. Lyster
For any suggestions, please write a brief email to the address below and we will do everything we can to give a prompt response and make accommodations for suggestions.