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NOAA urges mariner to avoid right whales here

Sat, February 28, 2015
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Ten right whales recently sighted off Nantucket read more

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Sandwich selectmen: public forum sessions here to stay

Sat, February 28, 2015
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It looks like we'll just miss the major impacts from the next Winter Storm, whic…

Sat, February 28, 2015
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It looks like we'll just miss the major impacts from the next Winter Storm, which is expected to impact the area Sunday into Monday morning (maybe Elsa is listening to our demands).  While much of the area South of 495 could see up to 8 inches of the white stuff, we are forecasted for 2-3. This…

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Some beautiful images at Pleasant Bay landing in South Orleans off of Rte 28 thi…

Sat, February 28, 2015
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Some beautiful images at Pleasant Bay landing in South Orleans off of Rte 28 this morning.

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Coast Guard Frees Fishing Boat From Ice In Quicks Hole Passage

Sat, February 28, 2015
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WOODS HOLE - A Coast Guard crew responded to a fishing vessel trapped in ice in Quicks Hole Passage in Woods Hole Friday. At about 10 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England were notified that the 69-foot fishing vessel Misty Blue was stuck in ice north of the passage. A Coast…

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Cape Cod riding winter rollercoaster

Sat, February 28, 2015
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The massive snowfall totals and bouts of bitter cold faced by residents of the Cape this year are unusual in the short term. But the brutal winter weather may be part of a larger pattern, and a predictor of things to come.“To have this much snowpack on the Cape, this persistence of cold…is…

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Sat, February 28, 2015
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Sat, February 28, 2015
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Cleaning Out Your Home or Yard? Rent a Roll Off Dumpster

Sat, February 28, 2015
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Barnstable Town Council Approves Emergency Sand Nourishment Funding For Sandy Neck

Sat, February 28, 2015
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SANDWICH – Barnstable Town Council has approved the appropriation of $50,000 for emergency sand nourishment for Sandy Neck Beach. Park officials say that Winter Storm Juno caused significant damage to the dune, severely compromising the northeast corner of the parking lot. Sandy Neck Beach Park…

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Brewster Firefighters Knock Down Chimney Fire

Sat, February 28, 2015
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BREWSTER – Brewster firefighters say they spent about an hour early this morning knocking down a chimney fire and cleaning up the scene at a home on Red Fawn Road. Fire crews were called to the home around 2 a.m. and noticed flames shooting from the chimney. After the occupants of the home were…

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Yarmouthport Woman Dies In West Springfield Crash

Sat, February 28, 2015
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YARMOUTHPORT – A 19-year-old Yarmouthport woman was killed in a multi-vehicle accident in West Springfield Thursday. State Police say that Althea Fortier was traveling eastbound on Route 90 with her 1999 Chevrolet Suburban around 12:36 p.m. when it struck a 2007 M2 box truck driven by 39-year-old…

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Obama Signs One Week Bill to Keep Homeland Security Funded

Sat, February 28, 2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a one-week funding bill for the Homeland Security Department, keeping the agency open after a showdown that went right up to the brink. Obama signed the bill late Friday, just minutes before the midnight deadline. Typically, when Obama signs important…

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Three new Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops drop off locations announced

Sat, February 28, 2015
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Trio of local lawyers partners with local non-profit to support the troops read more

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Yarmouthport woman killed in Masspike crash in West Springfield

Sat, February 28, 2015
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‘  WEST SPRINGFIELD - At 12:36 p.m. on Thursday February 26th, troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Westfield responded to a crash on The Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) westbound in’

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Sandwich Man Indicted By Barnstable County Jury on Larceny Charges

Sat, February 28, 2015
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BARNSTABLE - A former corporate officer of the Cape Cod chapter of Disabled American Veterans, Inc. has been indicted on additional larceny charges in connection with allegedly stealing from the charitable organization, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. Richard Trott of East Sandwich, was…

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Chimney fire in Brewster

Sat, February 28, 2015
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‘BREWSTER - Brewster Firefighters were called to a chimney fire around 2 a.m. Crews arrived at 307 Red Fawn Road to find flames shooting from the chimney. The occupants safely evacuated the building. F’

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Sarah A. Russell, 74

Sat, February 28, 2015
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WEST HARWICH - Sarah Ann Osborne Russell, 74, of Brockton and West Harwich, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Life Care Center of West Bridgewater. She was the devoted wife of David Francis Russell for 48 years.Born Friday, Jan. 3, 1941 in Brookline, she was the daughter of the late William…

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Josephine C. Jones

Sat, February 28, 2015
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SOUTH YARMOUTH - Josephine C. Jones, of South Yarmouth, died peacefully at home on Feb. 22, 2015. She was 93.Josephine was the beloved wife for more than 40 years of the late Samuel A. Jones. Born in Boston, Josephine had a passion for travel and pursued a successful management career at American Airlines…

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Righteous reversal

Sat, February 28, 2015
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This past week, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst made a course correction that puts it back on track with its mission to educate. At issue was a short-lived ban on the admission of Iranian students to certain engineering and science programs.UMass officials initially claimed that they feared…

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Yarmouth workers have done well this winter

Sat, February 28, 2015
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I would like to commend the Yarmouth Highway and Water departments for excellent performance during this winter.With unprecedented levels of snow, these departments have responded with a high level of professionalism and have kept our streets clear in a timely manner. With all of the criticism directed…

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NRC not accountable if Pilgrim should blow

Sat, February 28, 2015
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It is provocative when an intelligence analyst says the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station should be shut down because of its aging infrastructure and vulnerability to a terrorist attack (“Pilgrim needs a cybersecurity plan, now,” My View, Feb. 16). There seems to be no one accountable…

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This godawful weather is purely predictable

Sat, February 28, 2015
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As climate change begins to take hold, many of us are sobered by the snowstorms. Yet some still don’t get it that we can anticipate much more of this in our future. Why is this?Anyone who has been watching the weather knows it is caused by a succession of highs and lows, warmer and cooler systems…

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Take the long view on Monomoy costs

Sat, February 28, 2015
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The following commentary was written by Monomoy School District educators Matthew Brown, Leslie Travis, Lisa Forte-Doyle, Doug Walsh and Paula McMahon.In a recent editorial on the Monomoy schools budget, it was correctly pointed out that educators hope to optimize education outcomes…

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Monomoy has ways to trim school budget

Sat, February 28, 2015
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My compliments for your insightful Feb. 21 editorial concerning the Monomoy Regional School budget for fiscal 2016.I attended the recent combined meeting between Harwich and Chatham and was disappointed at the unwillingness of the Regional School Committee and the superintendent to even consider reducing…

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Do American women wear invisible burqas?

Sat, February 28, 2015
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A family member claimed to have tuned out of the Oscars ceremony because a winner got up there and started talking about women’s rights; that was the exact reason I felt not only piqued with interest but ashamed that a country as free as the USA would have to even be bothered to mention that topic…

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Military foundation helps soldiers called up during storm

Sat, February 28, 2015
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Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops isn’t the only organization helping National Guard soldiers and airmen who helped shovel out the Bay State.Don Cox, president of the Otis Citizens Advisory Council, said the Cape Cod Military Support Foundation has donated more than $2,000 in gift cards to soldiers…

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Correction: Photograph showed existing emergency center

Sat, February 28, 2015
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

Because of a photographer’s error, a photo caption that appeared on Page A4 of Friday’s Times was incorrect. The photo showed a current treatment room inside Falmouth Hospital’s emergency center.

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Laux on birding: February was a brutal month for birds

Sat, February 28, 2015
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This would have been the winter to migrate south for man or beast and the mortality rate was very high for birds.

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Hyannis West second-graders deliver MLK-inspired speeches

Sat, February 28, 2015
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With hope, inspiration, pride and confidence in abundance, 19 students in Kathleen Duran’s second-grade class presented speeches inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s iconic “I Have a Dream” address.

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State officials tour erosion-bitten Cape beaches

Sat, February 28, 2015
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Legislators and state energy and environment chief visit hard hit Town Neck Beach in Sandwich and Sandy Neck Beach in West Barnstable.

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County report: $110 million spent on addiction

Sat, February 28, 2015
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A preliminary report by the Barnstable County Department of Human Services for the Regional Substance Abuse Council has estimated the pricetag at $110 million a year.

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Hyannis Wendy’s gets extreme makeover

Sat, February 28, 2015
via Wicked Local Cape Cod

HYANNIS – Fast food fans circling the Airport Rotary may be taken aback at the desolate sight of long-time burger joint Wendy’s being all boarded up. But they can rest easy that the restaurant will be back and, according to local franchise co-owner Terry Smily, better than ever.“This…

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Former Cape DAV commander faces more charges

Sat, February 28, 2015
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

Richard Trott Sr. was indicted Thursday by a Barnstable County Grand Jury on three counts of larceny of more than $250, more than a year after a separate indictment on similar charges pending in Barnstable Superior Court.

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Yarmouth police lose beloved K-9 to cancer

Sat, February 28, 2015
via Cape Cod Times Headlines

SOUTH YARMOUTH — Clark, a beloved K-9 that served the Yarmouth Police Department for seven years before retiring, died this week after a second bout with cancer.“It came up kind of quickly,” Police Chief Frank Frederickson said Friday. “He had been treated for cancer two years…

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Developer shoots down ‘misinformation campaign’

Sat, February 28, 2015
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Concerns raised about the sale of 56 acres to the developer are misplaced, according to town officials and a spokesman for the developer, Clark Consulting Group.

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