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Tropical Storm Jose: Cape power outages Friday morning

Three Cape Cod towns were experiencing more than sporadic electrical outages as of 9 a.m. Friday, according to Eversource. Sandwich had 281 customers without power, which is about three percent of the town's 9,266 customers. Falmouth had 85 customers without power, which is less than one-percent of

CAPECODTIMES.COM - 2017-09-22 14:15:21

Marine Ecologist to Lecture at Sea Education Center in Falmouth

FALMOUTH -Sea Education Association will host a public lecture, "How Protecting Local Marine Resources Affects the Global Oceans," on Sunday, October 8, at 2 p.m. Heidi Weiskel, Marine Ecologist and Staff Scientist at the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide, will deliver the lecture. The lecture wi

CAPECOD.COM - 2017-09-23 09:00:37

Section of Palmer Avenue in Falmouth closed due to broken water main

FALMOUTH - Utility workers were busy at 9 a.m. Saturday in the area of Palmer Avenue working to repair a water main that was broken when a cracked utility pole from an early-morning car crash was under repair, the police said. The early-morning crash was in the area of 553 Palmer Ave, and the road i

CAPECODTIMES.COM - 2017-09-23 14:38:01

Falmouth Sees Minimal Impacts From Jose

High winds blowing through Falmouth from Tropical Storm Jose created some extra work for public safety officials this week, but no major incidents resulting from the weather had been reported as of Thursday, September 21. The National Weather Service issued a tropical storm warning for Cape Cod, Mar

CAPENEWS.NET - 2017-09-22 18:30:00

Falmouth Airman Suffers Brain Injuries Following Unprovoked Assault

Falmouth airman Seth Duggan (center) suffered a traumatic brain injury as result of an unprovoked assault at a bar in downtown Anchorage, Alaska last month. Parents Karen Duggan and Michael Duggan of Falmouth advocated that his case be further investigated.COURTESY KAREN DUGGAN East Falmouth airman

CAPENEWS.NET - 2017-09-22 17:30:00

Falmouth Chamber of Commerce Making Plans for Annual Christmas Parade

FALMOUTH - The calendar may say September, but the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce is already making plans for the 54th Annual Falmouth Christmas Parade. They've opened the application process for this year's event, with the theme "Dashing Through the Snow." Every year, the parade features dozens of co

CAPECOD.COM - 2017-09-22 09:00:57

Falmouth School District Hires A Director of Human Services

The Falmouth School District added a director of human resources to its team this year. The Falmouth School Committee welcomed Joany Santa to the position at its meeting September 12. Ms. Santa said she was thankful to be with the district and appreciated the support of the central office staff as s

CAPENEWS.NET - 2017-09-22 16:46:00

Falmouth Academy Trustees Name New Chairman

Valle Group CEO Joseph Valle has been named chairman of the Falmouth Academy Board of Trustees for the 2017-18 school year. In this role he will work alongside outgoing chairman Beth Colt, who will be staying on to serve as vice chairman. The trustees are volunteers charged with governance of the sc

CAPENEWS.NET - 2017-09-22 16:30:00

Two-Way Texting Feature To Report Power Outages

With hurricane season in full-swing, the Falmouth Police Department reminds residents of a simple way to report power outages, and receive power outage updates, by cell phone using a two-way texting feature. To register for this service, simply text "REG" to the number 23129. Once registered, add th

CAPENEWS.NET - 2017-09-22 18:00:00

Falmouth judge: Opioid dealing merits homicide-level bail

Christopher Welch cites likelihood of overdoses in written ruling. FALMOUTH - The overdose crisis has prompted a Cape judge to make a written defense of high bail in a drug distribution case, comparing the sale of opioids such as heroin, Oxycontin and fentanyl to homicide. An opiate dealer "is engag

CAPECODTIMES.COM - 2017-09-22 01:36:03

Tropical Storm Jose: Falmouth To See 50 MPH Winds

FALMOUTH, MA - Peak winds associated with Tropical Storm Jose will roll through Falmouth Thursday night and early Friday. Gusts will hit 50 mph or more, according to the National Weather Service. Scattered power outages are likely. As of 4:25 p.m., there were 64 Falmouth customers without power, acc

PATCH - 2017-09-21 20:42:35

Falmouth Selectmen's Meeting Room Slated for Improvements

FALMOUTH - Plans are in the works to remodel the Selectmen's Meeting Room at Falmouth Town Hall, but so far the board that primarily uses the room has not been supportive of any of the proposed changes. Selectmen recently rejected a number of ideas including a narrower meeting table, desktop compute

CAPECOD.COM - 2017-09-21 09:27:27

Multiple violations found at Falmouth pool where boy drowned

EAST FALMOUTH - A popular campground where a 4-year-old boy drowned late last month racked up a long list of violations during a mandatory pool inspection by state health officials three days after the child's death. The state Department of Public Health provided the seven-page report on Cape Cod Ca

CAPECODTIMES.COM - 2017-09-21 00:34:49

Falmouth Service Center Thrift Shop Settles On New Location

Falmouth Service Center Thrift Shop is moving to a new and bigger home with a move-in anticipated for spring 2018. The service center will rent space from Robert Burke, president of Capital Reality and Development, at 141 Sandwich Road, which will allow the shop to expand and create more revenue for

CAPENEWS.NET - 2017-09-20 23:00:00

FALMOUTH'S FLAGSHIP EXAMPLE TO FOLLY - A Contribution to Enlighten State Legislators and Elected Officials

As with any other, the debate of new legislation rests principally upon one defining criteria. It's management to protect people. On Tuesday Sept. 19 2017 arguments were heard by the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy to encourage and expedite the development of land-based w

PATCH - 2017-09-20 17:07:13

NBC News Films At East Falmouth Elementary School

NBC Nightly News came to Falmouth this week. Filming centered on East Falmouth Elementary School where the Sunday Nightly news anchor Kate Snow explored how the opiate crisis affects students and their learning and what the district is doing about it through interviews with staff, families and stude

CAPENEWS.NET - 2017-09-21 23:00:00

Massachusetts Wind Turbines: A Trail of Bloody Tears

Former Governor Deval Patrick has committed Massachusetts to an agenda of installing 2000 megawatts of commercial wind turbine power by the year 2020.The Massachusetts Party Platform called for an all-out war on fossil fuels using commercial wind turbines as their weapon of choice, in turn, causing

PATCH - 2017-09-23 11:05:45

Palmer Avenue Near Crabapples Restaurant Closed For Pole Repair

A section of Palmer Avenue in Falmouth was still closed as of 10 AM on Saturday, September 23, while maintenance crews repaired a broken utility pole. The pole was broken at about two feet off the ground by a single-car crash into the pole that occurred at 12:57 AM on September 23. The crash, which

CAPENEWS.NET - 2017-09-23 14:23:00

48th Annual Scallop Fest Begins & Lenny Clarke Entertains!

As the weather improves this weekend check out the food, music and fun at the 48th Annual Scallop Fest held at the Fairgrounds, East Falmouth. The event sponsored by the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce also features several musical acts, arts and crafts shows, rides and games, a cornhole t

CAPECOD.COM - 2017-09-23 01:55:51

VIPS Student Volunteer Of The Month: Johnny Gagnon

The Falmouth Volunteers In Public Schools program announces its September Student Volunteer of the Month as part of its ongoing efforts to celebrate volunteers. Falmouth High School senior Johnny Gagnon, son of Christina Kim-Gagnon and John C. Gagnon of Falmouth, was honored for his involvement in s

CAPENEWS.NET - 2017-09-22 17:18:00