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Thursday, June 30, 2022 (5 hours, 53 minutes ago) via Hyannis News

Main Street, Hyannis… A young man was worried about unnecessarily wearing down the tread on both tires, so… A rear-end crash partially closed down part of Route 28 at the intersection with Lincoln Road this evening. Two people complained about … Continue reading → The post HN…

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Center for Coastal Studies Disentanglement Team Successfully Frees A Minke Whale Off Plymouth

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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PLYMOUTH – With help from the Plymouth Harbormaster, the National Marine Fisheries Service, commercial fishermen and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation, the CCS Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team successfully disentangled a minke whale off the coast of Plymouth on Thursday morning.…

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Three ambulances called to crash in Dennis

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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DENNIS – A traffic crash was reported about 4 PM Thursday on Route 28 at Trotting Park Road in Dennis. Three ambulances were called to the scene. The extent of injuries was not immediately clear. Traffic was tied up in the area while the scene was worked. The crash is under investigation by Dennis…

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Fitchburg man found guilty in OUI crash after chase in July 2020

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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BARNSTABLE – District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced today that Robert J. Leonard, (DOB 11/08/1953) of Fitchburg, was found Guilty of several offenses after a jury trial before the Honorable Edward F. X. Lynch, in the Barnstable District Court. The jury found Leonard guilty of Operating under…

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New Chatham Police Chief sworn in

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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CHATHAM – Town Clerk Julie Smith Administers the oath of Police Chief to Michael Anderson. Anderson is taking over for Chief Mark Pawlina whio retired after 38 years. Chief Anderson is a 26-year veteran who started as a patrol officer in 1996. He has served as a detective, sergeant, lieutenant,…

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Yarmouth DNR assists vessel taking on water

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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YARMOUTH – At approximately 8 AM on Monday, the Yarmouth Division Natural Resources received a call from United States Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England regarding a 36 foot vessel taking on water with two people on board. Yarmouth Natural Resources responded with Harbormaster vessels…

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Supreme Court Limits EPA in Curbing Power Plant Emissions

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) – In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court has limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote Thursday, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the…

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Chatham Fire Retired Deputy Fire Chief Richard E. Hunter passes away

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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CHATHAM – The Chatham Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of Retired Deputy Fire Chief Richard Hunter. Deputy Chief Hunter served the Town of Chatham for 36 years. He was hired as a Call Firefighter in April of 1975 and shortly thereafter was hired as a Career Firefighter in October…

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Mashpee firefighter retires after more than 45 years on the job

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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MASHPEE – Mashpee Firefighters report that Thursday, June 30, 2022, marks the end of an era for the Mashpee Fire Department with the retirement of Mark Lopez. Mark started his outstanding career on August 02, 1976 and never looked back. He gave the Mashpee Community more than 45 years of dedicated…

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Several injures reported in crash on Route 132 in Hyannis

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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HYANNIS – Several injuries were reported in a traffic crash in Hyannis about 9:30 AM. The crash happened on Iyannough Road (Route 132) north of Phinney’s Lane. EMTs were evaluating the victims but no serious injuries were reported. Traffic was tied up in the area. Barnstable Police are investigating…

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One person seriously injured, Route 28 closed after two-vehicle crash in Dennis Port

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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DENNIS PORT – A two vehicle crash temporarily closed Route 28 in Dennis Port. The crash happened about 9 AM in front of the King’s Court Condos east of Shad Hole Road. One person suffered serious injuries and was transported to Cape Cod Hospital. The other driver was treated and released…

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Massachusetts House Approves Bill to Protect Abortion Access

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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BOSTON (AP) – The Massachusetts House of Representatives has approved a bill that aims to protect abortion providers and people seeking abortions from actions taken by other states. The bill passed Wednesday is part of wider effort by officials to build a firewall to ensure abortion access in Massachusetts…

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Barnstable County Looking to Lead in Flood Mitigation Efforts

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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HYANNIS – With coastal Cape Cod on what experts call the frontlines of climate change, Barnstable County officials are working on ways to mitigate potential damage from floods and other challenges related to global warming.  Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Deputy Director and Floodplain specialist…

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Researchers Caution Beachgoers Ahead of White Shark Season

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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BOSTON (AP) — Great White shark researchers on Cape Cod are reminding visitors that warmer weather signals not just the start of the busy tourist season, but also the arrival of the region’s famous predators. Megan Winton with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy said Wednesday that July is when…

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Study: Earlier Spring Means More Right Whales in Cape Cod Waters

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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BOSTON – A new study from the New England Aquarium shows that North Atlantic right whales spent more time in waters by Cape Cod the earlier that spring weather arrived. The study found that during years with earlier springs, Cape Cod Bay had more right whales. This suggests that the mammals could…

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Baker Awards $7 Million for COVID Vaccine Equity

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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HYANNIS – Governor Charlie Baker has announced $7 million for organizations across the region helping to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines. The latest grant is part of over $58 million in investments promoting vaccine access and confidence. $5.9 million has been awarded to 72 community and faith-based…

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Volunteers Needed for Yarmouth Meals on Wheels Services

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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YARMOUTH – Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands is seeking volunteers to assist with their meal distribution programs in Yarmouth. Drivers for the Meals on Wheels program are needed on a weekly and fill-in basis from 10 a.m. to noon, while assistants are also required for the on-site senior…

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HN PHOTOS:  A perfect Hyannis evening in the West End…

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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  HYANNIS – [HN NOTES] – The perfect weather brought a healthy crowd to the West End of Main Street last evening. They arrived as packs, pairs, and rugged individuals seeking midweek diversion, anything from grilled cheese sandwiches to henna … Continue reading → The post HN…

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Cape Cod National Seashore Urges Residents & Visitors to be Shark Smart in 2022

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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WELLFLEET – Cape Cod’s waters are part of a natural and wild marine ecosystem with a rich diversity of sea life, including sharks and seals. Seals are the major prey species for the great white shark. Sharks often feed on seals close to shore, and they’ve been observed near swimming beaches.…

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Pickup truck rolls on roof on Route 6 in Sandwich

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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SANDWICH – A pickup truck rolled on its roof in Sandwich sometime before 11:30 PM Wednesday. The crash happened on Route 6 westbound between exit 63 (Chase Road) and exit 61 (Quaker Meetinghouse Road). The driver was able to get out of the truck and was evaluated. Mass State Police are investigating…

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Video: Hundreds attend candlelight vigil For 5-year-old Sandwich boy who nearly drowned

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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 SANDWICH – Hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil for 5 year old Zohaib Malik-Mohammad of Sandwich who nearly drowned at Snake Pond Beach in Sandwich Sunday. State Representative Steven Xiarhos posted: We continue to fight and pray for 5-year-old Zohaib Malik-Mohammad and his family…

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Beacon Hill Brief with Rep. X | 6/29/2022

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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Beacon Hill Brief with Rep. X | 6/29/2022

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Teen critically injured after jumping off bridge in Centerville

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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CENTERVILLE – A teenager was critically injured after reportedly jumping off the bridge on Criagville Beach Road about 2:30 PM Wednesday. The victim was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital. Further details were not immediately available. The post Teen critically injured after jumping off bridge in Centerville…

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Woman falls overboard at MacMillan Wharf in Provincetown

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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PROVINCETOWN – A woman reportedly fell overboard into the water from MacMillan Wharf sometime around 2:30 PM Wednesday. Harbormaster personnel were able to quickly assist the victim from the water. EMTs responded and transported the victim to Cape Cod Hospital for further evaluation. Further details…

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FDA Advisers Recommend Updating COVID Booster Shots for Fall

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) – Advisers to the U.S. government are recommending that COVID-19 booster shots used this fall be modified to better match more recent variants of the coronavirus. A final decision from the Food and Drug Administration is expected within days, and it will have to set the exact…

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Falmouth Select Board Votes to Remove Julian Suso as Town Manager

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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FALMOUTH – The Falmouth select board has moved ahead with the removal of Julian Suso from the town manager position after a vote on Monday.  The board met in executive session before Vice Chair Onjalé Scott Price made the motion with member Samuel Patterson as second.  “I motion to…

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Whale Entanglements Drop, but Remain Major Threat, Feds Say

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government says the number of whales entangled in fishing gear has declined recently, but the entanglements remain a critical threat to rare species. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday there were 53 confirmed cases of large whales entangled…

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Barnstable County Awarded 3-Year SHINE Grant

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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HYANNIS – Barnstable County has received a three-year $256,842 grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs to continue the “Severing the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone” (SHINE) office.  The program provides free health insurance information, counseling, and assistance…

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Yarmouth Recommends Limiting Lawn Watering

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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YARMOUTH – In an effort to conserve water across the town, Yarmouth officials are recommending a limited lawn watering schedule for residents. A water conservation policy was recently approved by the Select Board, requesting that residents voluntarily follow an alternating schedule when using in-ground…

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Sandwich Seeks Volunteers for Boardwalk Plank Return Process

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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SANDWICH – Sandwich officials are asking residents and visitors to consider volunteering for the process of returning planks of the original boardwalk to their donors. So-called “plank detectives” are being sought to speed up the process. Town officials said that matching numbered planks…

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Wellfleet, Eastham Police holding child car seat safety check today

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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WELLFLEET – Wellfleet Police invite you to join Officer Matthew McGue and Eastham Police Sgt. Josh Adams for a Child Car Seat checkpoint today June 29th, at Wellfleet Police Headquarters on Gross Hill Road from 7 AM to 12 PM. The event is free – and gives parents the opportunity to have their…

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***  WATCH ***  MSP HELICOPTER CREW ASSISTS FALMOUTH COPS TAKE DOWN KNIFE WIELDING…

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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FALMOUTH – As you will see in the following video, a Massachusetts State Police helicopter crew assisted Falmouth Police officers locate and safely take an alleged knife wielding suspect into custody. The capture happened after dark and on the water! … Continue reading → The post *** …

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Broken utility pole causes large power outage in Chatham

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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CHATHAM – A broken utility pole and resulting primary wires coming down knocked out power to about 4,000 Eversource customers in Chatham. The incident happened shortly before noon Tuesday on Old Queen Anne Road near Captain Kendrick Drive. Eversource was called to make repairs. Motorists were urged…

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Biden Aims at China in New Illegal Fishing Policy Framework

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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LISBON, PORTUGAL (AP) – The Biden administration is stepping up efforts to combat illegal fishing by China and ordering federal agencies to better coordinate amongst themselves in a bid to promote sustainable exploitation of the world’s oceans. The White House released its first ever National…

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