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Your Input Needed: Planning for the Future Transportation Needs of Cape Cod
Share Your Thoughts on the Future of Cape Cod Transportation

Your Input Needed: Planning for the Future Transportation Needs of Cape Cod

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, Transportation by on April 26, 2018 • views: 74

The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released two (2) documents for a 21-day public review and comment period. Members of the public are invited to review these documents and provide comments. DRAFT: Cape Cod Transportation Improvement Program Federal Fiscal Year 2019 – 2023 DRAFT: Cape Cod Unified Planning Work Program Federal Fiscal Year […]

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Coast Guard calls for caution as endangered right whales skim feed off Cape Cod coast

Filed in Environment, NEWS HEADLINES by on April 25, 2018 • views: 87

BOSTON — The Coast Guard is advising mariners Wednesday to head caution on the water as multiple groups of right whales have been observed in the area of Boston Light to Marshfield. As per the Endangered Species Act, it is unlawful to approach within 500 yards of a North Atlantic right whale by a vessel, aircraft (including drones) […]

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Cape and Islands Legislative Delegation Asks for Oversight Hearing in Follow Up to the Killing Of Officer Gannon

Filed in Community, NEWS HEADLINES, Police, politics by on April 25, 2018 • views: 76

The following is a letter sent by the Cape’s legislative delegation to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary and the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security “We owe it to Sergeant Gannon, his family, and the Yarmouth Police Department to take a hard look at what happened, particularly at the Trial Court, witness protection […]

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 Yarmouth Police Department Promotes K9 Officer Sean M. Gannon Posthumously to Sergeant
Yarmouth Police Department Promotes K9 Officer Sean M. Gannon Posthumously to Sergeant

 Yarmouth Police Department Promotes K9 Officer Sean M. Gannon Posthumously to Sergeant

Filed in Community, NEWS HEADLINES, Police by on April 18, 2018 • views: 387

YARMOUTH POLICE SERGEANT SEAN M. GANNON Yarmouth Police Department Sergeant Sean McNamee Gannon, age 32, died on impact in the line of duty from a gunshot wound to the head on April 12, 2018. Born August 22nd, 1985 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Sergeant Gannon graduated from All Saints Elementary School in 1999, and Bishop Stang […]

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Procession for Fallen Police Officer Sean Gannon
Funeral Procession for Fallen Officer

Procession for Fallen Police Officer Sean Gannon

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, Police by on April 17, 2018 • views: 1591

This afternoon, fallen Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon will be escorted with full law enforcement honors from Doan Beal and Ames on West Main Street in Hyannis to St. Pius Church in Yarmouth. The community is asked to wear blue and to line the streets as the procession escorting Officer Gannon makes its way to […]

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Senator Julian Cyr to Host Office Hours in Barnstable and Wellfleet
Cyr to Hold Office Hours

Senator Julian Cyr to Host Office Hours in Barnstable and Wellfleet

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, politics by on April 11, 2018 • views: 283

State Senator Julian Cyr will be holding office hours in Barnstable and Wellfleet next week. All are welcome to attend and share concerns, discuss issues, or seek assistance on a matter involving state government. Dates & Locations: Tuesday, April 17, 3:30pm – 5:00pm Wellfleet Public Library, 55 West Main Street, Wellfleet Wednesday, April 18, 1:30pm – 3:00pm […]

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Barnstable County Congratulates Yarmouth Officials for Raccoon Rabies Work
Rabies Work Praised

Barnstable County Congratulates Yarmouth Officials for Raccoon Rabies Work

Filed in Community, Municipal Issues, NEWS HEADLINES by on April 10, 2018 • views: 287

BARNSTABLE (MA) April 10, 2018 – The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment would like to congratulate two Town of Yarmouth officials—Amy L. von Hone, Assistant Health Director, and Karl W. von Hone, Director of the Division of Natural Resources—on their recent recognition by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for their efforts […]

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Senate Passes Bill Regulating Short-term Rentals
Senate Passes Short-Term Rental Legislation

Senate Passes Bill Regulating Short-term Rentals

Filed in Environment, Housing, NEWS HEADLINES, politics by on April 5, 2018 • views: 284

Within the Short-Term Rental Legislation, Senator Cyr Establishes the Cape Cod and Islands Water Protection Fund to Address Critical Wastewater Projects (Boston, Mass.) – Yesterday, the Senate passed S. 2381, An Act regulating and insuring short-term rentals. The bill expands the scope of the state’s room occupancy excise tax and local option excise tax to […]

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RMV Closed This Weekend

Registry of Motor Vehicles CLOSED Tonight Through Monday

Filed in Community, NEWS HEADLINES by on March 22, 2018 • views: 189

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles will be closed from Thursday March 22 at 7:00 PM to Monday March 26 at 8:00 AM. Non-pubic safety services are unavailable and the RMV will not process transactions. The closure is due to a technology upgrade. The following will be affected by this shutdown: All RMV Service Centers […]

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March for our Lives Hyannis: Saturday March 24
March for our Lives Hyannis

March for our Lives Hyannis: Saturday March 24

Filed in Community, NEWS HEADLINES by on March 21, 2018 • views: 619

On Saturday, March 24th 2018 from 11:00am – 3:00pm at the Hyannis Village Green, 367 Main St, Hyannis,  the newly established Cape Cod Student Board, along with students from across Cape Cod and the Islands, will hold a satellite event to support the national March For Our Lives. Led and established entirely by students, this […]

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ROWER IN DISTRESS RESCUED 530 MILES OFF CAPE COD views: 31

This past Friday, June 15th, the alarm for help was sounded by a man aboard an ocean rowboat 530 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. The rower in distress, Niall Macdonald, activated his emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) around 12:30 a.m., alerting Coast Guard radio watchstanders to the dire situation. Macdonald reportedly faced […]

Yarmouth Police Officers Assaulted, Man Arrested views: 40

Police departments across the nation all share one top priority: to protect and serve their community. Being in this line of work can be very gratifying, but officers must constantly be on their toes as dangerous situations can develop suddenly and be almost impossible to predict at times. Yarmouth PD is no exception, and knows […]

KICKOFF OF HYARTS ARTIST SHANTIES & WEEKLY SUMMER FESTIVITIES views: 41

Endless opportunities lie ahead to delve into all things art and culture with the 2018 summer kickoff of the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District festivities. Cape Cod residents have been gearing up for the plethora of exciting events that the Town of Barnstable has commissioned to take place throughout the summer and into the fall season, […]

Fratantonio Sentenced to Life views: 33

District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced that a Barnstable Superior Court Jury found Christopher Fratantonio (DOB: 11/28/1980), of Cotuit, guilty of the charge of Murder in the First Degree in connection with the murder of his wife, Mary Fratantonio. The jury deliberated for approximately two hours after a five day trial before returning their verdict. The […]