Barnstable picks a new school superintendent, Activists won't be fooled again

PatriotCape activists vow they won’t get fooled
Vigilance is urged for next elections

By Joe Navas, [email protected]

Dr. Stephanie Wall of Cotuit speaks out on recent election irregularities Saturday at Cape Cod Community College.Nearly 120 people gathered at Cape Cod Community College Saturday to listen to what a trio of speakers had to say about the two most recent presidential elections. The forum, “The Truth About the November 2004 Election – and How to Not Get Fooled Again in ’06 and ’08,” was sponsored by “Wake Up Cape Cod: a Committee of Correspondence.” Speaking at the podium were Dr. Stephanie Wall (on left), Ed Mangiafico and WUCC chairman Ernest Duquet.

“In my experience,” said Duquet, who is in his 70s, “I have never seen our country so perilously situated… Our objective is to keep examining the things that motivate the United States…and to see if we can perhaps help to motivate things in a different direction.”

Saturday’s event was based around the findings in the book Fooled Again (Basic Books, 2005) by Mark Crispin Miller. Miller examines the inconsistencies and defects of the various voting and vote-counting methods employed in the last six years, exposing what he sees as an undeniable Republican effort to win elections through subversion and intimidation.

Duquet introduced Mangiafico as a local Democratic activist and “rare liberal former member of Corporate America...” Read the rest of this Patriot story here, and make your opinions known by commenting below.

Dr. Patricia Grenier named Barnstable school superintendent
By Edward F. Maroney, [email protected]

Dr. Patricia Grenier has accepted the school committee?s offer to make her Barnstable?s next superintendent.

The school committee chose Dr. Patricia Grenier, superintendent of the Carver public schools, to be Barnstable’s next superintendent tonight. In a unanimous vote, the board selected the Harwich Port resident after a three-day blitz that included a visit to Carver Jan. 23, Grenier’s daylong visit to Barnstable and an evening interview here Jan. 24, and her selection Jan. 25.

The search process that resulted in the choice began nearly two years ago, however. Twenty-nine educators applied for the job, 10 were interviewed by a search committee, and three finalists were chosen for the site visits and final interviews.

Dr. Jeffrey Bearden, assistant superintendent for business at Maine School Administrative District No. 1 in Presque isle, in effect withdrew from consideration due to the high cost of living here compared to the far North... Read the rest of this Patriot story here, and comment on it below. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on