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«Assessing the ‘lifeline’»

Saturday, May 26, 2018 (2 minutes ago) via Cape Cod Times Opinion

The Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority has had a tough year, and it’s only May.Since the start of 2018, the agency overseeing the ferries that run between Cape Cod and the Islands has faced more than 500 cancellations due to mechanical failures, leaving travelers…

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Along our roadsides, a microcosm of our divide

Saturday, May 26, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Opinion

Franciscan priest and author Richard Rohr has written, “We like our heroes and villains in this country.” This seems like a good place to begin sharing my April 28 volunteer trash pickup experience on a community cleanup day.As was extensively reported in the Cape Cod Times special series…

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Madness of men makes Wall Street unreadable

Saturday, May 26, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Opinion

Many people are concerned about the recent market volatility. After all, many retirement accounts, like 401(k)s or 403(b)s, are invested through mutual funds in the stock market. Are we going through a healthy correction, or has the market rally since 2009 been based on smoke and mirrors? Or solid fundamentals?Let’s…

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Brent Harold Journal blog: What is causing “Deaths of Despair”?

Saturday, May 26, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Opinion

“Deaths of despair on the rise across state, country” read the headline of a recent story in this paper. Massachusetts is only 34th in the nation in deaths from suicide, alcohol, and drugs, as such deaths are being defined. But the Cape’s suicide rate is twice that of the state, the…

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HN VIDEO:  Wanted man suddenly runs from cops…

Saturday, May 26, 2018
via Hyannis News

HYANNIS – In October of 2016, Matthew Monroe pleaded guilty to being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm after he sold a semi-automatic Uzi to a cooperating witness during the federal investigation into the Nauti-Block street gang. In 2013, … Continue reading →

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Search underway off Provincetown after report of person in water

Saturday, May 26, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

PROVINCETOWN — The Coast Guard, Provincetown Harbormaster’s Office and other agencies are searching the waters near Coast Guard Pier after a report of a person in the water, according to the Coast Guard.Crews from Air Station Cape Cod and Coast Guard Station Provincetown are taking…

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Trump tariffs increase construction bids for Wareham water treatment plant

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Wareham News Headlines

President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum are raising construction bids for the new water treatment plant, leaving it’s future uncertain. “Our bids came back about $2 to $2.5 million over budget,” Wareham Water Department Superintendent Andrew Reid said. “And no vendor…

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Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water in Provincetown

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Cape Wide News

PROVINCETOWN – The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water in the vicinity of the Coast Guard pier in Provincetown. Station Provincetown, Air Station Cape Cod, local agencies were searching the area according to a tweet from the agency about 10:20 PM Friday evening. They are…

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Strange wolf-like animal shot in central Montana

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

Specialist says creature could be a wolf-dog hybrid; DNA tests are underway

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Oklahoma City restaurant gunman said devil was after him

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

Gunman wounded four people inside the eatery before being fatally shot by bystanders

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Falmouth man denies third OUI offense

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

FALMOUTH — A 45-year-old Falmouth man was ordered held on $2,500 bail after he was arraigned Thursday in Falmouth District Court on his third offense of operating under the influence and several other charges.John Palazzola was arrested by Falmouth police Wednesday after they stopped him…

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Teacher who confronted Indiana school shooter lauded as hero

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

“If it weren’t for him, more of us would have been injured for sure,” student says

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Video: Cape bridges clogged with Memorial Day weekend traffic

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

They’re baaaaack. It’s Memorial Day weekend yet again and so many people want to come to Cape Cod. And, of course, many motorists will be stuck in traffic for a while as they try to get over the bridges. Traffic was rough throughout most of the afternoon at the Bourne and Sagamore…

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Falmouth Officer Bags Fowl Suspect in the Fast Lane

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Police and Fire News

Deck: Feathers ruffled but otherwise unharmed…Towns: FalmouthTopic: Police and Fire NewsHub Category: Police and FireAuthor: CapeCodToday StaffTeaser: Feathers ruffled but otherwise unharmed…Main Image: Main Image Credit: Kind Falmouth Police Officer…

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Man indicted in West Yarmouth break-in

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

BARNSTABLE — A 27-year-old Yarmouth Port man was indicted by a Barnstable County grand jury Friday in connection with a March break-in at a house in West Yarmouth.Ethan Woodward is charged with breaking and entering in the daytime for a felony; larceny of property over $250; possession of…

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Beloved Sparky’s Hayrides back in business

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

BOSTON — A push on Beacon Hill has gotten Sparky’s Hayrides back on the right side of the law — just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill into law Friday afternoon that gives local authorities the right to regulate hayrides like Sparky’s,…

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Cape Cod Summer Traffic Begins

Friday, May 25, 2018
via WordPress Tag Cape Cod

The traffic doesn’t bother me as much as it did when I washed ashore (wrong term, I was far ou

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Cape beaches battered but open

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

As town and federal beach managers along Cape Cod’s Atlantic coastline wrap up summer preparations at parking lots, beach paths, snack bars, bathhouses and restrooms, the lingering effects of ongoing erosion and damage from this winter’s nor’easters were still being felt even as Memorial…

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Hyannis man indicted in assault on county jail officer

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

BARNSTABLE — A Barnstable County grand jury indicted a Hyannis man Friday on a charge of assault and battery on a correctional officer. The indictment stems from a confrontation at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility involving the man accused of killing Yarmouth police Sgt. Sean Gannon.Michael…

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Action near on long-debated Falmouth beach rules

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

Selectmen to vote on proposed regulations after June 4 hearing.

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Snake in the Laundry Room!  Oak Bluffs Officer to the Rescue!

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Police and Fire News

Deck: Officer took immediate control of the slithery subject…Towns: Martha's VineyardTopic: Police and Fire NewsHub Category: Police and FireAuthor: CapeCodToday StaffTeaser: Officer took immediate control of the slithery subject…Main Image: Main Image…

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Hyannis man denies driving drunk with children in car

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

BARNSTABLE — A 32-year-old Hyannis man pleaded not guilty Friday in Barnstable District Court to charges he drove drunk with a 2-year-old and 4-year-old in the back seat.Benjamin E. Hogan was arraigned on charges of child endangerment while operating under the influence, operating under the…

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Sonnabend chosen as next Barnstable police chief

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

HYANNIS — Barnstable Deputy Police Chief Matthew Sonnabend will take the next step up the ladder to be the next leader of Cape Cod’s largest police department.“I’m very happy and looking forward to assuming the new position,” Sonnabend said Friday in a brief conversation…

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Dennis man held on fentanyl trafficking charge

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

ORLEANS — A 35-year-old East Dennis man was ordered held on $5,000 bail Friday after pleading not guilty to a fentanyl trafficking charge that stemmed from a police search of his house earlier in the day, court records show.Wayne Johnson pleaded not guilty in Orleans District Court to charges…

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Memorial Day Weekend events

Friday, May 25, 2018
via The Barnstable Patriot

Saturday, May 26BourneOperation Flags for Vets, Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, 10 a.m. ceremony, followed by planting small flags on veterans’ graves. Connery Avenue in Bourne. Sunday, May 27HyannisTroops in the Spotlight, Kmart Plaza. This 24-hour event honors veterans, wounded…

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How Starbucks will handle anti-racial bias training

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

For the four-hour training next week, Starbucks will close more than 8,000 company-owned stores across the U.S.

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Bourne Bridge Traffic 6 p.m.

Friday, May 25, 2018
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Bourne Bridge Traffic 6 p.m.

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Brewster man held on $10K on child rape charge

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

ORLEANS — A 47-year-old Brewster man was ordered held on $10,000 bail Friday on charges of aggravated rape of a child, statutory, and indecent assault and battery on a child under age 14, Orleans District Court records show.Christopher Hilley pleaded not guilty to the charges, stemming from…

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Summit talk turns warmer; Trump says ‘everybody plays games’

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

President’s comments come after days of mixed messages on the summit.

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Ells recommends Sonnabend as new police chief

Friday, May 25, 2018
via The Barnstable Patriot

Barnstable Town Manager Mark Ells is moving forward with the appointment of Deputy Chief Matthew Sonnabend as the town’s new chief of police, pending town council approval.If, as expected, town council approves Sonnabend, he will succeed former BPD Chief Paul MacDonald, who retired earlier this…

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Wareham man indicted in arson fire, assault

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Wareham News Headlines

A Wareham man has been indicted today on charges that he assaulted a woman, left her for dead, and then set fire an abandoned building at 36 Restful Lane in East Wareham. The Wareham Fire Department and surrounding towns responded to 911 calls for fire back on March 29. The home was completely destroyed…

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Bone found at Whydah wreck is not pirate Bellamy

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Wicked Local Cape Cod

The hunt for a trace of legendary pirate Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy isn’t over yet.DNA analysis of a femur bone fragment excavated from a mass concretion in February does not belong to the famous captain of the 18th century pirate ship Wydah, according to the Whydah Pirate Museum,…

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Sonnabend chosen to lead Barnstable Police Department

Friday, May 25, 2018
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

HYANNIS — Barnstable Deputy Police Chief Matthew Sonnabend will be the next leader of Cape Cod’s largest police department.Barnstable Town Manager Mark Ells will formally recommend the appointment of Sonnabend as police chief at the next meeting of Barnstable Town Council on June 7.Sonnabend,…

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