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Second Public Well In Mashpee Offline As State Looks To Reset Standards
A second public well operated by the Mashpee Water District has been turned off, this one in anticipation that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection will make their standards for drinking water more stringent.
Massachusetts college recovers 80% of money stolen by hackers
WEST BARNSTABLE, Mass. - Cape Cod Community College has recovered more than 80 percent of the money stolen during a cyber-attack this past fall, according to an email dated Thursday from college president John Cox.
Rams Score Shutout MAC Win
Everything went right for the Upper Cape Tech boys’ lacrosse team on Tuesday, April 16. Traveling to Fall River to meet Bishop Connolly in a Mayflower Athletic Conference meeting, the Rams earned a lopsided victory, dismantling the Cougars, 16-0.
A guide to the small towns of Western Massachusetts
You don’t have to travel all that far beyond the Boston region to encounter some of the nation’s most beautiful and picturesque small towns. Several are in Western Massachusetts, about a two-hour car or train ride westward.
Two 19-year-old Lawrence, Massachusetts men sent to prison for fentanyl trafficking
CONCORD — Two 19-year-old Lawrence, Massachusetts men have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for participating in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy. Steven Guerrero received a term of five years and nine months while Julio Saldana was sentenced to 11 ½ years behind bars. Guerrero and Saldana pl
FHS Girls' Lax Falls To MV
Martha’s Vineyard has been the top girls’ lacrosse team on the Cape and Islands over the first three weeks of the spring season and they proved that they’re absolutely the real deal with a solid showing in Falmouth (2-3) on Tuesday, April 16. The Vineyarders held off an attempted second half comebac
Needlepoint Art On View At Woodruff’s
“Modern Stitches,” an exhibit of needlepoint by Sally Baer featuring the artist’s original designs is on view at Woodruff’s Art Center in Mashpee Commons through May 19. There will be an artist’s talk followed by a reception with refreshments on April 26 from 5 to 7 PM.
Mashpee Democrats To Elect Delegates To State Convention
Registered Democrats in Mashpee will hold a caucus on May 14, 6 PM, at Mashpee TV, 168 Industrial Drive, to elect delegates and alternates to the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention.
Nature Watch: Renewal - The Promise of Spring
There’s something about walking in the woods in early spring that delights me in a way I can’t really describe. I simply love it. Maybe it’s the freshness of the air, the sponginess of the earth beneath my feet or the tiny buds waiting to burst into green on the tips of all the branches. It could be
DEFT TOUCH: Warriors put on a scoring clinic at Red Raiders' expense
HYANNIS — The Nauset girls lacrosse team seems to be full of players who are all-in. The Warriors have 12 seniors this season, including leading scorer Maddy Daley, though Daley said she isn’t playing at the college level. Instead, she is heading to Fairfield University in the fall, making this spri
Back Talk: Support Forestry in Massachusetts
In response to “Hey! DCR! Leave Those Trees Alone,” published April 11-17. The extent of exaggeration and distortion by the anti-forestry protesters in Wendell is truly astounding. I have a degree in Forestry from UMass and over 30 years’ experience helping landowners protect and manage thousands of
Mashpee Cell Tower Hotly Contested, Decision Pushed To May
Mashpee residents and planners clashed with the developers of a cellphone tower this week as a highly anticipated hearing at the Mashpee Planning Board kicked off. Board members heard testimony from Blue Sky Towers, which is acting on the town’s request to build a tower on Red Brook Road to supply c
4th Annual Ruck4HIT to be Held the First Weekend in May
Mashpee, MA - What started as a one-team run in 2016 has expanded to a 10-team relay race that will criss-cross all of Cape Cod over the course of 36 hours during the first weekend in May.
Review: Bobby Byrne's still offering flavorful fare, friendly atmosphere
A colleague asked me a few weeks ago if Dining Out ever visits a place like Bobby Byrne’s Pub, which has been around for decades (bartender Bobby Byrne opened the first one in Mashpee in 1973.)
Massachusetts lawmakers weigh bills to give lifers shot at freedom
Two bills would give convicted killers and criminals with life sentences the opportunity to get out of prison after a certain number of years behind bars. “It doesn’t mean anyone serving the sentence would get out — it’s not automatic,” Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Boston) told the Herald. “In fact, most
State pursues water quality standards
HYANNIS — Advisable levels of certain man-made chemicals in public water supplies are just guidelines for now, but standards proposed by the state could significantly reduce permitted levels of the contaminants.
Coogan's Bluff: Remembering a devastating spring fire
Cape Cod has always been plagued with serious forest fires. Historical records going back to the Pilgrims mention a number of major conflagrations that blackened woodlands across the peninsula. In May 1922, there was a big fire that burned over 40 square miles in the mid-Cape area, threatening the v
ORRHS Junior is Miss Massachusetts’ Outstanding Teen
Rachel Michelle-Marie Perry of New Bedford, a 17-year old junior at Old Rochester Regional High School, was named Miss Massachusetts’ Outstanding Teen 2019. The 20th annual pageant was held on Sunday, April 7at the Keith Middle School in New Bedford. Fourteen contestants from across the Commonwealth
Selectman's Race: Ms. Gale Finds Many Faults, Few Solutions, In Local Government
Political newcomer Claudia N. Gale came to an interview this week armed with the town’s annual report. Town employees’ salaries are too high, she said, especially those of police officers, the library director, and town administrators. Taxes are too high and so is the $3 million cost of renovating t