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«Energy Secretary: Offshore Wind Brings ‘Gust’ of Job Growth»

Friday, December 03, 2021 (2 hours, 19 minutes ago) via CapeCod.com NewsCenter

PROVIDENCE, RI (AP) – U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Thursday that the administration’s goal for offshore wind and the projects being developed now represent a “gust of job growth throughout the country.” Granholm visited a new offshore wind manufacturing hub in Providence to…

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New England Shrimp Industry Should Not Restart, Experts Say

Friday, December 03, 2021
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PORTLAND, ME (AP) – A group of experts is recommending to keep New England’s shrimp fishing industry closed down because of concerns about the health of the population. The industry has been shut down since 2013. Scientists have said the shrimp are in jeopardy in part because of the warming of…

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Eversource Starts Prep for Winter Storms

Friday, December 03, 2021
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HYANNIS – The end of November also brought the official closure of Atlantic hurricane season, and Eversource has begun to shift its focus towards potential upcoming winter storms and weather that could potentially impact power services. Eversource said they’ve spent the past few months investing…

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Additional Survey to Gauge COVID Impact on Local Businesses

Friday, December 03, 2021
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HYANNIS – The Cape Cod Commission and Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce have launched another survey to evaluate the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on local businesses. The fourth survey, which can be accessed here, will call on members of the local business community to provide input on COVID-19’s…

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Community Health Center Recognized for Integrating Tech and Service

Friday, December 03, 2021
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MASHPEE – For its advancements in health information technology in care, Community Health Center has been recognized at the national level for the third consecutive year. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognized the healthcare provider with the Advancing Health Information…

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Nantucket Police Chief Explains Lack of Sirens During Tornado Warning

Friday, December 03, 2021
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NANTUCKET – The Nantucket Select Board recently heard an update from Police Chief William Pittman on when and how the island community’s emergency sirens are activated, given that they were not utilized during recent tornado warnings. Pittman said that the answer comes down to the National Weather…

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Special Election in Dennis to Address Fire Station Funding

Friday, December 03, 2021
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DENNIS – A special town election in Dennis on Tuesday, December 7 will ask voters if they would like to see an exemption related to the funding of the recently-approved Fire Station 2 project. Town meeting voters gave near-unanimous approval last month to provide close to $15 million for the new…

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***  WATCH ***  “84-year-old” man Medflighted after found under truck in Dennis…

Friday, December 03, 2021
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WEST DENNIS – [DEVELOPING] – A pedestrian was reportedly struck by a vehicle in the area of the Horsefoot Cove Town Landing in West Dennis (on Route 28, just over the Bass River Bridge from Yarmouth) last evening at around … Continue reading → The post ***  WATCH ***  “84-year-old”…

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Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in West Dennis

Thursday, December 02, 2021
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WEST DENNIS – A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured in West Dennis. It happened about 8:20 PM off Route 28 by the boat ramp behind Sundancer’s. Rescuers transported the victim to Cape Cod Gateway Airport to meet a medical helicopter for transport to a trauma center. The incident is…

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Lobster Fishers Ask High Court to Stop Rules to Help Whales

Thursday, December 02, 2021
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Members of the Maine lobster fishing industry are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block new fishing restrictions designed to protect a rare species of whale. New rules make an approximately 950-square-mile area of the Gulf of Maine essentially off limits to lobster fishing from…

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US is Still Battling Delta Variant as Omicron is Confirmed in US

Thursday, December 02, 2021
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While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn’t finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending record numbers of patients to the hospital in some states, especially in the Midwest and New England. The U.S. recorded its first known omicron infection…

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Solar glare likely cause of Wednesday morning crash on Route 6 in West Barnstable

Thursday, December 02, 2021
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WEST BARNSTABLE – Wednesday morning, West Barnstable fire (WBFD) responded to this two-vehicle car crash on Route 6 East between a Ford Escape and a Toyota Tacoma. One person was transported to Cape Cod Hospital by the WBFD ambulance. Firefighters say solar glare was particularly bad and Mass State…

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Holidays at the Hangar to Feature Celeb Chef Steven Coe

Thursday, December 02, 2021
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HYANNIS – This year’s ‘Holidays at the Hangar’ by the Cape Cod Gateway Airport will feature celebrity chef Stephen Coe.  The four-time Food Network’s Chopped Champion, Winner of the Bobby Flay Throwdown, Best Private Chef of the South of Boston and Winner of the World Bacon Competition…

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Massachusetts Deploying COVID-19 Antibody Treatment Units

Thursday, December 02, 2021
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BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday that Massachusetts is deploying three mobile units to administer monoclonal antibody treatment to high-risk individuals who have been exposed to or have COVID-19. The clinics have the capacity to treat up to 500 patients per week with therapies that can…

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Golf Event Raises Money for Yarmouth Food Pantry

Thursday, December 02, 2021
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  YARMOUTH – The annual Turkey Shoot-Out and Food Pantry Drive at Blue Rock Golf Course in South Yarmouth attracted over 70 golfers and helped raise over $2,200 in cash for the Yarmouth Food Pantry . The 16th edition of the event, which aids in the pantry’s efforts to provide food for people…

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Falmouth Christmas Parade Kicks Off Sunday

Thursday, December 02, 2021
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FALMOUTH – The Falmouth Chamber of Commerce 58th Annual Christmas parade will kick off at noon on Sunday, December 5, 2021. It begins at the intersection of Dillingham Avenue and Davis Straits and continues on Main Street to the Falmouth Village Green. Staging for the parade will begin at 8:30 a on…

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EPA Announces Public Participation In Review Of Joint Base Firing Range

Thursday, December 02, 2021
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HYANNIS – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced its decision to include a public participation process for the Sole Source Aquifer review for the proposed Multi-Purpose Machine Gun Range at Joint Base Cape Cod. Due to its location, the range falls under the review of the EPA’s Sole…

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Harwich Select Board Votes To Continue Single Tax Rate

Thursday, December 02, 2021
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HARWICH – The Harwich Select Board has voted keep all property taxed at the same rate for the next fiscal year. The board heard arguments on whether to grant an open space discount shifting the tax burden from open space properties to residential properties. The board also had to decide on whether…

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***  WATCH ***  Burn patient transported to hospital after Hyannis truck fire…

Thursday, December 02, 2021
via Hyannis News

HYANNIS – A man was burned after a truck caught fire in his driveway. At around 11:20 p.m. last evening, Hyannis Firefighters responded to 73 King’s Way for a report of vehicle fire. The fire was quickly knocked down but … Continue reading → The post ***  WATCH ***  Burn…

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Cause of Hyannis vehicle fire under investigation

Wednesday, December 01, 2021
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HYANNIS – Firefighters were called to a vehicle fire in Hyannis sometime after 11 PM Wednesday. Crews arrived on King’s Way to reportedly find the engine compartment of a landscaping pickup in flames. The fire was quickly knocked down. One person was evaluated by EMTs for burns on their hand.…

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Crash snaps pole, brings down wires in Falmouth

Wednesday, December 01, 2021
via Cape Wide News

FALMOUTH – A car vs pole crash closed Turner Road in Falmouth Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened in front of #60 near Hidden Pond Road Way. The pole was broken and wires brought down to the roadway. The driver was evaluated at the scene. Eversource was called to replace the pole. The popular…

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Fall victims in Eastham, Bourne rushed to hospitals

Wednesday, December 01, 2021
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EASTHAM – A man was seriously injured after reportedly falling about 8 feet from a roof in Eastham sometime after 10 AM. The victim was transported from the scene on Hatch Road to Cape Cod Gateway Airport to meet a MedFlight helicopter for transport to a trauma center. BOURNE – Bourne rescuers…

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GOP’s Baker Won’t Seek 3rd Term as Massachusetts Governor

Wednesday, December 01, 2021
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BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker says he won’t seek a third term as governor of Massachusetts. Baker’s announcement Wednesday comes as his party is bitterly split between supporters and foes of former President Donald Trump. His decision comes near the end of a second grueling year…

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HN PHOTOS: Another stolen pickup from West Yarmouth… second morning in a row!

Wednesday, December 01, 2021
via Hyannis News

WEST YARMOUTH – For the second morning in a row Yarmouth Police Officers responded to a report of a stolen pickup truck in West Yarmouth. Earlier this morning – Wednesday, December 1, 2021 – patrol officers responded to an address … Continue reading → The post HN PHOTOS: Another stolen…

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Omicron Unravels Travel Industry’s Plans for a Comeback

Wednesday, December 01, 2021
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HYANNIS (AP ) – Tourism businesses that were just finding their footing after nearly two years of devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic are being rattled again as countries throw up new barriers to travel in an effort to contain the omicron variant. Meanwhile, travelers eager to get out…

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Lower Cape First-Time Homebuyers to Get New Assistance

Wednesday, December 01, 2021
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EASTHAM – The Community Development Partnership recently announced that it is partnering with NeighborWorks Housing Solutions, a housing service provider based in southeastern Massachusetts, to support first time home owners on the Lower Cape through Education and Counseling Services. The effort…

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Blood Drives Scheduled To Relieve Shortages

Wednesday, December 01, 2021
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HYANNIS – Cape Cod Healthcare has announced a series of December blood drives to help Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital deal with critical blood shortages. Type 0 and Type A blood are urgently needed, although all blood types are required. All blood collected at the drives will be used to help…

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AAA Cautions About Improper Christmas Tree Transportation

Wednesday, December 01, 2021
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HYANNIS – AAA Northeast is reminding residents about the dangers of improper Christmas tree transportation as millions nationwide prepare to decorate their homes. According to AAA, 44% of Americans who planned to purchase a Christmas tree last year admitted to using unsafe methods to transport…

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As Inflation Increases, Consumers Urged to Use Caution

Wednesday, December 01, 2021
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DENNIS – Inflation is causing increased prices, and local financial advisors are warning the public on what to expect and how to properly prepare. According to financial advisor John Franzago, issues in the supply chain, which he described as the route which brings a product into the possession of…

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Fishing vessel runs aground off Truro

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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TRURO – A fishing vessel ran aground in Truro Tuesday. The Carrbassett, home ported in New Bedford, came ashore in the area of Long Nook Beach. No injuries were reported. The cause of the grounding was under investigation. Photo by a CWN reader. If you see breaking news can can safely take photos…

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FATAL HIT-AND-RUN: UNIDENTIFIED MALE VICTIM PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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[YPD MEDIA STATEMENT – TUES. NOV. 30 @ 9:07 AM] Yarmouth Police investigate a fatal hit and run motor vehicle crash The Yarmouth Police and State Police Detective Unit are at the scene of a fatal hit and run accident … Continue reading → The post FATAL HIT-AND-RUN: UNIDENTIFIED MALE…

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Final US Hurdle for Merck’s COVID-19 Pill: FDA Panel Review

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health advisers are reviewing Merck’s closely watched COVID-19 pill, which could become the first easy-to-use drug for American patients. The Food and Drug Administration asked its outside experts Tuesday whether the agency should authorize the pill. They are weighing new…

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Yarmouth Police seek to identify victim of hit & run fatal

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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YARMOUTH – The Yarmouth Police and State Police Detective Unit are at the scene of a fatal hit and run accident on Winslow Gray Road. The crash occurred between Swan Lake Road and Joshua Baker Road. The victim was discovered at approximately 7:30 this morning by a Yarmouth Department of Natural…

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Court Denies Massachusetts Hospital Workers’ Vaccine Appeal

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an emergency appeal from employees at the largest hospital system in Massachusetts who object to the COVID-19 vaccine on religious grounds. Justice Stephen Breyer did not comment Monday in rejecting the request from employees at Mass General Brigham…

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