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Rust and graffiti are revealed underneath the Woods Hole drawbridge when it is in its raised position. The bridge will be deleaded and removed beginning next week and a new bridge will be installed. The project should be completed in mid-May
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Commission Plans Community-Wide Drug Prevention Effort
Drug prevention for teens is about to get a huge push in the Town of Falmouth.
Library Adds Young Author’s Work To Its Collection
Most first graders who are just beginning to learn to read do not self-publish their own books. Patrick K. Sweeney, 6, however, is the exception to that rule.
Commons’ Wastewater Treatment Praised, But Impacts Inevitable
Mashpee Commons was lauded this week for tying nearby town buildings into its wastewater treatment plant and pursuing high-end technology at the plant.
Gas Prices No Deterrent For Summer Visitors
With high gas prices prevailing for most of the summer, a new term has emerged: “Stay-cation.”
New Town Bandshell An Elusive Goal
Falmouth selectmen first approved a new bandshell about 10 years ago, but the project has been postponed numerous times.
A Call For Grassroots Solutions
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will sponsor Sunflower Sunday this weekend, which they are calling a major event for environmentalists.
As Workmen Leave, Freshmen Arrive
The smell of fresh paint lingered during the welcoming address given by Falmouth High School Principal Joseph V. Driscoll to the school’s newest crop of students Wednesday night.
Large Grant Allows Military Support Group To Help Returning Veterans
The Falmouth Military Support Group has received a huge boost—$40,000—from local donors to support new programs to help returning veterans.
Selectmen Endorse Tribe’s Commercial Shellfish Plan
The Mashpee Board of Selectmen approved a request to endorse an application by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council for funding to start a massive oyster aquaculture project.
‘Trash’ Trains Quieter, Efficient - And Cleaner
Residents living along the Upper Cape’s railroad tracks have been commenting on the changes that have been made to rail operations over the last eight months.
It Was The Last First Day At Hoxie And Otis Schools
The Otis Memorial Elementary and Ella F. Hoxie Elementary schools held their last, first days of school ever on Tuesday.
BMX Racer Got His Start On Backyard Trails
Local BMX-er finds success on the trails.
Four Candidates Interview For Human Services Post
Out of four candidates interviewed by town officials this week to replace Louise Patrick as the town’s new human services director, one emerged the clear favorite.
Bumper Baby Scallop Crop Holds Promise For Next Season
Mashpee’s largest crop of scallop seeds ever is in the town’s upweller tanks.
Selectmen Weigh Dates For Special Town Meetings
Selectmen have decided they will hold a Special Town Meeting before November 1.
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Nature Center Repairs In The Works --> --> --> -->
Gene A. Schott, executive director of the center, said he is now in the process of applying for grants that will pay to restore the historic building.
Board Sets Sights On Commercial Turbine Standards
Planning board members agreed to form a subcommittee to study and write a bylaw for commercial and municipal wind turbines.
Tribe Asks Governor To Start Negotiations For Casino Compact
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council to meet with Governor Patrick to begin negotiations over the tribe’s proposed casino resort.
Builder Wins Appeal On 40B Development
Decision limits Zoning Board’s review authority.
Webster Woods Again Subject For Town Meeting Action
Today is the deadline to submit articles for the Fall Annual Town Meeting.
UCT Settles Busing Contract
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School received some recent good news on the transportation front.
$150,000 State Grant In Pipeline To Give Mashpee’s New Library LEED Designation
Mashpee Public Library may be the first library on Cape Cod to earn a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certificate.
Town Opts Not To Appeal Cottage Decision
Patricia A. Cyrus’ five-year battle to win a building permit to repair her cottage on Ploughed Neck Road is nearly over.
New Woods Hole Drawbridge Will Have Same Simple Design As 70-Year-Old Span
Members of the Woods Hole Community Association began a lengthy process of working with the town engineers on the design for a new bridge.
Labor Day 2008
Weekend Gets A Slow Start At The Beaches
Despite a washout on Saturday, the Labor Day weekend proved a success for Falmouth’s public beaches.
Falmouth Family Await News Of Son At School In New Orleans
When Hurricane Gustav barreled ashore in Louisiana yesterday, at least one Falmouth family was watching very closely.
Shawme Dam Project Awarded To RI Firm For Bid Of $785,123
It looks as though work to repair the failing Shawme Dam will finally begin.
Some Good News For Tech School On Buses
UCT received some recent good news on the transportation front.