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Keating Provision to Establish Veterans Opioid Abuse Toolkit Included in DOD Appropriations Bill

Keating Provision to Establish Veterans Opioid Abuse Toolkit Included in DOD Appropriations Bill

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, politics by on July 31, 2017 0 Comments • views: 214

WASHINGTON, DC (July 28, 2017) — Yesterday, the US House voted in favor of H.R. 3219, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act. Included in that legislation was a provision authored by Congressman Bill Keating that would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish an opioid abuse toolkit for community providers who treat our nation’s […]

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New Bus Stop Added at Barnstable Municipal Airport

New Bus Stop Added at Barnstable Municipal Airport

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, Transportation by on July 24, 2017 0 Comments • views: 339

HYANNIS, MA (July 24, 2017) — Local officials are lauding the addition of a new bus stop at Barnstable Municipal Airport, saying it brings a boost to local efforts to improve multi-modal transportation. Peter Pan Bus Lines will now stop at Barnstable Municipal Airport on its way to and from Logan Airport in Boston. The […]

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Steamship Authority High-Speed Ferry Iyanough Back in Action

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, Transportation by on July 18, 2017 0 Comments • views: 312

HYANNIS, MA (July 18, 2017) — The Steamship Authority’s high-speed ferry M/V Iyanough is back in service. The ferry made its return this morning, departing Hyannis for Nantucket at 8:15 AM. The high-speed ferry crashed into the Hyannis Port breakwater on Friday, June 16, injuring 15 people. Authorities say the crew onboard mistook boats and […]

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Large Crowd Attends Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Town Hall at Cape Cod Community College

Large Crowd Attends Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Town Hall at Cape Cod Community College

Filed in Municipal Issues, NEWS HEADLINES, politics by on July 17, 2017 0 Comments • views: 421

They filled the Tilden Arts Center main theater, the downstairs Studio Theater, and the Grossman cafeteria – in all more than 1,300 people came to Cape Cod Community College Sunday afternoon to hear U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren speak.   Doors opened at 2:30, and by 2:45 the Tilden main theater was full and a line […]

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Five Saved from Sinking Vessel off Martha’s Vineyard

Five Saved from Sinking Vessel off Martha’s Vineyard

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES by on July 14, 2017 0 Comments • views: 370

BOSTON, MA (July 14, 2017) – The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued five people Thursday from a recreational boat taking on water about one mile south of Squibnocket Point, Martha’s Vineyard. The master of the 30-foot boat Cila radioed watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England on VHF Ch. 16 at about 3:30 p.m., […]

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Congressman Keating Secures Funding for Tick Borne Diseases

Congressman Keating Secures Funding for Tick Borne Diseases

Filed in Environment, Health and Wellness, NEWS HEADLINES by on July 14, 2017 0 Comments • views: 310

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 14, 2017) – Congressman William Keating has secured funding to support research and testing for tick-borne diseases. Congressman Keating’s amendment to procure funds for tick-borne illnesses was included in the National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the US House of Representatives today. The Keating amendment specifically gives the Department of Defense (DOD) […]

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Yarmouth Police Offer Junior Police Academy

Yarmouth Police Offer Junior Police Academy

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, Police by on July 14, 2017 0 Comments • views: 638

YARMOUTH, MA (July 14, 2017) – Does your child dream of one day becoming a police officer? Maybe you’d like your youngster to learn more about law enforcement and begin a positive relationship with local police. The Yarmouth Police Department is holding its Summer 2017 Junior Police Academy during the last week of July. This […]

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Cape Cod Real Estate Volume and Value Up

Cape Cod Real Estate Volume and Value Up

Filed in Housing, NEWS HEADLINES by on July 12, 2017 0 Comments • views: 333

BARNSTABLE, MA (July 13, 2017) – Real estate is a booming business on Cape Cod. According to Barnstable County Register of Deeds Jack Meade, real estate sales in June 2017 were up 7.7 percent , and the total value of sales was up 2.7%. Year to date, the volume of sales was up 5.5%, and […]

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Proactive Police Work Leads to Drug Arrest in Yarmouth

Proactive Police Work Leads to Drug Arrest in Yarmouth

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, Police by on July 11, 2017 0 Comments • views: 452

YARMOUTH, MA (July 10, 2017) – Yarmouth police arrested a trio of drug users Friday night near Cape Cod Hospital. Just after 9:00 PM on Friday, July 7, Yarmouth Police Officer Christopher Vanness noticed a suspicious Ford Explorer heading into Cape Cod Hospital’s employee parking lot. The vehicle parked in a secluded corner of the lot, […]

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Cape Cod Rail Trail Update

Cape Cod Rail Trail Update

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, Transportation by on July 10, 2017 0 Comments • views: 285

Imagine riding your bicycle from Bourne to Provincetown, crossing the entire length of Cape Cod on a safe, protected bike path. That’s the ultimate vision for improving the Cape Cod Rail Trail. The Yarmouth extension of the trail is nearly complete, and in late June, cyclists and walkers were allowed to cross the new bridge […]

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Your Input Needed: Planning for the Future Transportation Needs of Cape Cod views: 4

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 […]

Coast Guard calls for caution as endangered right whales skim feed off Cape Cod coast views: 8

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) […]

Cape and Islands Legislative Delegation Asks for Oversight Hearing in Follow Up to the Killing Of Officer Gannon views: 12

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 […]

Member Spotlight: James Locke views: 66

  James is heading overseas for a few months, but he’s been a staple of the Media Center this year since joining in August of 2017. Born in England, James spent much of his childhood in Kenya before joining the army and traveling the world. He came to the Cape on an expedition in 2010 […]