Mt. Hood Golf Course was vandalized on Nov. 29. A dog walker found the tracks of a four-wheel vehicle driven on the new sod at the 12th hole causing an estimated $50,000 to $100, 000 in damage, city officials said. The city is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. Informants can call the Melrose Detective Bureau at 781-979-4455. According to Mayor Robert Dolan, the vehicle was driven through the grass several times, and left donut tracks on the 12th fairway. "The way it looks its pretty premeditated," said Dolan.
Andrew Bisignani, the city auditor in Revere, may be the new town manager. On a 3-2 vote, the Board of Selectmen voted last week to appoint Bisignani to the position of temporary town manager. The vote was a compromise after neither Bisignani nor the other finalist, Terri Ackerman, executive assistant to the Braintree selectmen, failed to get the four votes necessary to get the job on a permanent basis. Voting in favor of Bisignani as the temporary town manager were chairwoman Janette Fasano, Christie Ciampa and Anthony Cogliano. Voting against were Susan Raiche and Michael Kelleher. The board will meet with Bisignani in special session tomorrow, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall to discuss the position. Bisignani, who has served as either the purchasing agent or auditor in Revere for 24 years, declined to say if we would except the temporary post. "The political process is still going on," he said.