|Kristen Eldridge (left) takes a moment to flash a quick smile to the audience inside the Beth Bourne Auditorium during the Bourne Middle School’s winter choral concert Tuesday evening. More than 200 fifth, sixth, and seventh graders took part in the holiday event. On stage with Kristen were Anna Rohlf, Jennifer Taylor, and Samantha Aurelio.
Financial Difficulty A Slip And A Fall Away
FALMOUTH- The young woman, “Jennifer,” has a full-time job as a certified nursing assistant. Last fall, however, she slipped on leaves in her back yard as she tried to corral the family dog. She hurt her back, and her recovery took longer than she had anticipated, depleting her sick time.
Cape Eyes Economic Stimulus Plan For Wastewater Projects
REGION- As the possibility of new economic stimulus packages emphasizing public infrastructure improvements comes under discussion in Washington, DC, local wastewater planning officials are hoping their projects might fit in.
Tim Madden Responds To Critics About Endorsement And Liaisons
REGION- He is not even in office yet, and already Timothy R. Madden of Nantucket is dealing with a couple of minor controversies.
Stink Raised Over Landfill Odor
BOURNE- Officials say they are doing everything they can; residents are encouraged to report smells.
Detailed Department Budget Comparisons Difficult: ‘An Impossible Task’
MASHPEE- Town Manager Joyce M. Mason told the Mashpee Board of Selectmen Monday that she would not be able to oblige a request by Selectman Don D. Myers for a detailed breakdown of how much it costs to run each town department.
Economic, Master Plans Headed To Vote
SANDWICH- The town’s Local Comprehensive Plan and draft legislation that would establish an Economic Incentive Corporation are ready to be presented to voters at the next Town Meeting.
Woods Hole Businesses Cope With Bridge On Top Of Slow Economy In Slow Season
FALMOUTH- Eric T. Gura, owner of Pie in the Sky in Woods Hole, stood under a canopy in front of his bakery yesterday morning and watched as cold rain drizzled on the empty sidewalk.
Going Homeless For The Holidays
BOURNE- The Bourne Fire Department’s seventh annual “Homeless for the Holidays” food and toy drive got underway Wednesday.
Higher Education Successful, But Not Affordable
REGION- Massachusetts does an excellent job of getting its high school students ready to enter college…if they can afford to go.
Annual Parade Postponed To This Sunday At Noon
FALMOUTH- Sunday morning’s fickle weather posed challenges for Falmouth Chamber of Commerce officials who had to make a last-minute decision to postpone the 45th annual Christmas Parade to Sunday, December 14.
Chamber CEO Resigns, Search Begins.
FALMOUTH- Christine A. Ross, the president and CEO of the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, resigned this week, and the search is already underway to find a new leader for the organization.
Community Fund: Offering ‘William’ A Lifeline As He And Son Struggle On
FALMOUTH- “I don’t want to bleed the system, but I have hit some rough times. Sometimes it is overwhelming,” William said, tears welling in his eyes.
Two Generations Of Craftsmanship: Father And Son’s Work On Display At Glass Museum
SANDWICH- At the bottom of a display cabinet in the Sandwich Glass Museum lie a block of unfinished glass and a small collection of stone-spinning wheels.
State Files To Dismiss Land Suit Town’s Response Expected Today
MASHPEE- The state Attorney General’s office issued its response to the land suit against the commonwealth and the Town of Mashpee filed by two members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, filing a motion to dismiss the suit on constitutional grounds.
Cartooning, For Some Still A Hobby, For Others, A Serious Business
FALMOUTH- Could the next Gary Larson, Charles M. Schulz or Jim Davis come from Falmouth?
Landmarks Reflect Larger Changes During Rep. Turkington’s Tenure
FALMOUTH- The rain fell intermittently on Wednesday morning as State Representative Eric T. Turkington (D-Falmouth) exited his car and walked into the Mobil Gas station on Palmer Avenue.
Oberstar Panel Causes Delay In MMS Wind Farm Report
REGION- Cape Cod Wind Farm supporters and opponents alike will have to wait a few more weeks for a final federal report on the project.
Parade Offers ‘Beautiful Evening’ Enjoyed By All, Including Stores
MASHPEE- Hundreds of people of all ages turned out on a cold but clear Saturday night to watch the third annual Mashpee Christmas Parade.
Details Released About Superintendent Contract
SANDWICH- Details of newly hired Superintendent of Sandwich Schools Mary Ellen Johnson’s three-year contract were made available to the public this week.
Budget Shortfall Could Require Layoff Of Town Employees
FALMOUTH- Layoffs may be coming at Falmouth Town Hall, as town leaders struggle to come to terms with what Falmouth Town Manager Robert L. Whritenour Jr. said is a $2 million shortfall in the town’s coffers.
Parade Brings Good Cheer To Main Street
FALMOUTH- Despite a week’s delay due to bad weather, there was no lack of Christmas cheer as hundreds of onlookers lined Main Street to cheer on friends, floats, and flipping gymnasts at the 45th annual Christmas parade Sunday.
CPC Considers Requests For Land, Housing, Historic Preservation
FALMOUTH- The six applications before the Community Preservation Committee, one of which was submitted this week, were all deemed eligible for funding last night.
Health Board Will Track Landfill’s Odor Control Efforts
BOURNE- The message that was brought to selectmen from at least two landfill neighbors who came to Tuesday’s meeting was stark: if the Bourne facility cannot get its odor under control, it should be closed.
Praise For School Department During Most Challenging Budget Process
MASHPEE- The budget for the town’s next fiscal year may be the most challenging of Town Manager Joyce M. Mason’s career, but it has had at least two bright spots.
‘A Pretty Cool Job’
SANDWICH- “Are you all set back there?” Captain Byron J. Johnson said over the radio of his Jayhawk helicopter, looking over his left shoulder with a smile to his two civilian passengers strapped in to the back of the aircraft.
Canadian Flyer And His Family Loving Life In Sandwich
SANDWICH- “When it comes to search and rescue, the US and Canada are performing the same mission over some of the same waters,” Mr. Johnson said. “If there’s someone in distress, the border lines don’t really mean anything.”
Municipal Turbine On A Fast Track
FALMOUTH- Wind machine will power wastewater facility.
Falmouth Firefighter Honored For Individual Heroism
FALMOUTH- Falmouth Firefighter Christopher H. Brown received a “Firefighter of the Year Award” from Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Wednesday.
Spending Continues While FHS Project At A Standstill
FALMOUTH- In an effort to minimize expenses, the Falmouth High School Building Committee has reduced its monthly compensation for project manager Gilbane of Needham and has temporarily discontinued utilizing the services of project liaison Judith Garvey.