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«Peaceful protest in Mashpee calls for justice in George Floyd death»

Thursday, June 04, 2020 (47 minutes ago) via CapeCod.com NewsCenter

MASPHEE – Chants of “Black Lives Matter” and the sound of car horns blaring in support filled the air surrounding the Mashpee rotary for several hours Wednesday evening as a local protest called for justice and honored the memory of George Floyd.   While making an effort to socially distance…

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Fauci says he’s optimistic about coronavirus vaccine protection but concerned how long…

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

The nation’s leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said he’s “cautiously optimistic” a coronavirus vaccine will provide some protection against SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, the illness it causes, but he is concerned about how long that protection could last.In an interview…

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Nystrom apologizes to Barnstable’s African American community

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via The Barnstable Patriot

Barnstable School Committee member Joe Nystrom gave an impassioned plea to the committee and the community Wednesday night to consider their roles in response to the recent massive protests across the country against the death of George Floyd by police. Nystrom said he was addressing his remarks to the…

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Men charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s murder to appear in court Thursday in Georgia

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via The Barnstable Patriot

The three men accused in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, one of a series of recent killings of black Americans that has propelled protests nationwide, were scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning, according to the Glynn County Magistrate Court. Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, was shot…

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1.9 Million Seek Jobless Aid Even as Reopenings Slow Layoffs

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via CapeCod.com NewsCenter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 1.9 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that many employers are still cutting jobs even as the gradual reopening of businesses has slowed the pace of layoffs. The total number of people who are receiving jobless aid rose slightly to 21.5…

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Lauf: ‘We are prepared’ for summer influx

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via The Barnstable Patriot

The Cape has seen a significant population influx since mid-March but no significant community spread, Sen. Julian Cyr (D-Truro), spokesman for Gov. Baker’s Reopening Task Force, said Thursday.Partnering with Cape Cod Healthcare and Barnstable County healthcare workers, Cyr resolved “to keep…

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George Floyd live updates: Friend says he didn’t resist arrest; AG warns convicting 4…

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

A friend of George Floyd who was in his car when he was killed in a confrontation with police says Floyd did not resist arrest, but the Minnesota attorney general warns that winning convictions against the officers will be difficult.J. Alexander Kueng, 27, Thomas Lane, 36, and Tou Thao, 34, face court…

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Life after lockdown: Your post-lockdown health checklist

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via The Barnstable Patriot

COVID-19 lockdowns are easing across the U.S., but is it safe to go back to the gym? Or the doctor?And when it is safe, what should be on your post-lockdown health checklist?As you prioritize your health to-do list, be aware of coronavirus rates in your area, your personal risk from COVID-19 based on…

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LETTERS: Hunt latest Republican to take parting shot at Trump

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via Cape Cod Times Opinion

State Rep. Randy Hunt, R-Sandwich, becomes the latest retiring Republican to speak out against President Donald Trump.Are elected Republican officials so afraid of being honest with their voters that they have to wait until their own retirement before they are critical of Trump?One wonders.Steven Angelo,…

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MY VIEW: White people can be part of the solution

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via Cape Cod Times Opinion

In the past few weeks, we have seen the continuation of decades of racial profiling and violence against black and brown people.George Floyd was killed last week by an officer sworn to protect him as well as every other community member.Ahmaud Arbery was targeted and murdered in Georgia by a father and…

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Bedroom fire causes extensive damage to home in Hyannis

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via Cape Wide News

HYANNIS – A fire caused extensive damage to a home in Hyannis shortly after 4:30 AM Thursday. The fire at 22 Brian Lane appeared to have started in a bedroom. Fire crews were able to quickly knock down the flames. Two people were evaluated for smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire is under investigation.…

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Passenger injured in 1-car crash on Wellfleet island

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

WELLFLEET — One person was taken to the hospital following a motor vehicle crash on Lieutenant Island on Wednesday night, according to a Wellfleet Police Department official.Rescue crews were called at 8:43 p.m. to D Street for the crash, said officer Nicholas Daley. The driver…

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Hyannis house substantially damaged in fire

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

HYANNIS — No one was taken to the hospital after a house caught fire early Wednesday morning, according to a Hyannis Fire Department official.Firefighters responded at 4:35 a.m. to 22 Brian Lane for a two-room fire, said Capt. Mark Storie. Two people inside the house were evaluated at…

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‘All about survival’ for Cape Cod public transportation providers

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via Wicked Local Cape Cod

HYANNIS — People are staying put. While that’s been good for the health of the nation, it’s a hard pill to swallow for the region’s transportation sector.The Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority traffic is down by about 80%; Cape Air is…

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FLASHBACK: No Cape League this year, but plenty of offbeat memories

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via The Barnstable Patriot

For the first time since World War 2, the Cape will be without the organized Cape Cod Baseball League.Back on April 24 of this year, Executive Committee of the Cape Cod Baseball League voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 season in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.According to the official Cape Cod…

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#ConfabNE: How has the president’s coronavirus response helped or hurt his chances of…

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via Cape Cod Times Opinion

#ConfabNE is a conversation that publishes in 15 Gannett New England newspapers in five states: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Join the conversation.

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*** WATCH *** Everyone escapes early morning Hyannis blaze…

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via Hyannis News

  HYANNIS – Firefighters were alerted by a woman who looked out and saw flames coming from her neighbor’s bedroom early this morning about 4:30 am. And it’s a good thing she called when she did because everyone reportedly got … Continue reading →

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*** WATCH *** Cops catch juvenile who allegedly broke into multiple cars in downtown Hyannis…

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via Hyannis News

HYANNIS – HN VIDEO – Watch as police catch up to a man wearing a white hoodie, said to have broken into multiple vehicle in the downtown area Wednesday morning. The juvenile male was arrested and charged. No further information … Continue reading →

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Living a life in balance

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via The Barnstable Patriot

At HOW, we spend a lot of time talking about and teaching self-care for individuals of all ages. Often, we hear people assume that self-care is just about pampering or taking time out of busy lives, but we believe self-care encompasses so much more. Focusing on self-care can help one achieve a more balanced…

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IN OTHER WORDS: Always remember

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via The Barnstable Patriot

When I first moved to the Cape in 1987, it was to take a pastorate in South Yarmouth. I had just completed nearly a year of living in the north of Israel – a happy, adventurous year that had healed many hurts for me and taught me more about what I needed to know about Scripture than Sunday School…

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Protests eclipse pandemic, but White House fears resurgence

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

WASHINGTON — For weeks, President Donald Trump has been eager to publicly turn the page on the coronavirus pandemic. Now fears are growing within the White House that the very thing that finally shoved the virus from center stage — mass protests over the death of George Floyd — may…

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Cape Codders of color are ‘taking a stand’

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

Community gathers in person and online to grieve and protest death of George Floyd.

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Local Child Care, Rec Program Leaders React to Reopening Guidelines

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via CapeCod.com NewsCenter

SANDWICH – Leaders of local child care and recreation programs are reacting to state mandates regarding the reopening process during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Charlie Baker announced earlier this week that child care programs licensed by the state’s Department of Early Education and…

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Harbor Health Closing Community Dental Center in Provincetown

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via CapeCod.com NewsCenter

PROVINCETOWN – Harbor Health has announced that it will not reopen Harbor Community Dental Center-Provincetown with Outer Cape Health Services. Harbor will continue to offer care through OCHS dental locations in Hyannis and Dennis and work with Outer Cape on transportation or…

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Fall River Diocese Bishop Speaks Out On George Floyd’s Death

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via CapeCod.com NewsCenter

FALL RIVER-Bishop Edgar da Cunha of the Fall River Diocese has spoken out in the wake of George Floyd’s death last week and what has developed since then in the United States. The bishop condemned all forms of racism, which he considers a sin. He called upon residents to take time to understand…

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Cape Cod Tech Graduation Set for Thursday Night in Wellfleet

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via CapeCod.com NewsCenter

WELLFLEET – The Cape Cod Regional Technical High School Class of 2020 will be honored Thursday night at the school’s graduation ceremony. The event will take place at the Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre, and lines of cars filled with students, parents, school staff members, and guests will be…

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Cape Light Compact to Lower Electrical Pricing

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via CapeCod.com NewsCenter

YARMOUTH – Cape Light Compact has announced that it will be lowering electrical pricing by 23 percent this summer. The Compact’s new, lower residential rate will start with July meter readings, and commercial customers will see the cost savings starting with June meter reads.  The Compact’s…

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National Weather Service Anticipates Active Hurricane Season

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via CapeCod.com NewsCenter

HYANNIS – A busy Atlantic hurricane season is being anticipated by the National Weather Service. Data from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center suggests that there is roughly a 60% chance that there will be an above average number of tropical storms and hurricanes this year. “What that…

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Cape Cod Family Table Collaborative Providing Food for Those in Need

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via CapeCod.com NewsCenter

HYANNIS – Cape Cod residents have felt the impact that restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak have had on the region. To help support people who are in need, local chefs have come together and created The Cape Cod Family Table Collaborative. The goal of the collaborative is to provide…

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LETTERS: Editor offers poor excuse for discontinuing editorials

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via Cape Cod Times Opinion

Anne Brennan’s “A note to readers” on May 24 states, ”The Cape Cod Times will no longer publish daily editorials.” Brennan supports her position by stating, “The decision for the Times to no longer take a stand on issues, unless they are of major importance,…

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LETTER: Rounding the bases of the pandemic

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via Cape Cod Times Opinion

I recently was interviewed by the Provincetown Banner regarding dressing up to cheer up the residents at Seashore Point, and one of my costumes was that of a baseball player.There’s a poem that I feel that’s relevant to today, to spring, to an event that should be happening now, an event…

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‘Our nation’s summers of riots are caused by our nation’s winters of delay’

Thursday, June 04, 2020
via Cape Cod Times Opinion

George Floyd was murdered last week.His killer, Officer Derek Chauvin, put his knee on Floyd’s neck while he was handcuffed on the ground for almost 9 minutes. Arrested after allegedly spending a counterfeit $20 bill, Floyd was ordered out of his parked car and handcuffed. He did not get in the…

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One taken to hospital after car vs tree on Lieutenant’s Island in Wellfleet

Wednesday, June 03, 2020
via Cape Wide News

WELLFLEET – A car reportedly struck a tree on D Street on Lieutenants Island in Wellfleet around 9 PM. Because of high tide, emergency vehicles could not get across the bridge to the island so rescuers had to respond by boat to the scene. One person was brought back in the boat and taken to […]…

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Vote Andrea Reed for Orleans Select Board

Wednesday, June 03, 2020
via Cape Cod Times Opinion

Orleans voters have a great opportunity to elect a thoughtful, dedicated and dynamic new Select Board member, Andrea Reed, on June 23. We wholeheartedly support her election so that her experience, qualifications and skills will strengthen the deliberations and actions of the Orleans Select Board.We…

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