Barnstable Pro demurs, Budget $142M, Business unwired

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April 21, 2006

Golf director choice sends his regrets
By Kathleen Manwaring. It has been said that in life everything happens for a reason. While Ron Stepanek knows his reasons for turning  down the position of golf director for the Town of Barnstable, it hasn’t made living with it any easier...

No new programs in $142M budget
By David Still II. At more than $142 million in total spending, it’s difficult to think of Barnstable’s 2007 proposed budget as tight, but according to the man responsible for it, there’s little room in the numbers. Town Manager John Klimm described the spending package, which tops $142 million for all operations, as a "maintenance" budget. Between fixed costs and planned wage increases, he said there wasn’t an opportunity to create new programs, although some have been adapted...

BARNSTABLE COUNTY BUDGET-Call heard for human services funds
By Edward F. Maroney. From within and without, the county commissioners’ proposed budget for human services spending was criticized Wednesday. The health and human services committee of the Assembly of Delegates is calling for funding at $360,000, plus $30,000 for the new Human Rights Commission. That’s well over the $275,000 the commissioners recommended after rejecting requests from the county’s Health and Human Services Advisory Council that totaled $655,000 (the council has since trimmed that to $375,000)...

W. Barnstable Fire annual next week
By David Still II. A new roof, radio equipment and a $748,000 general operating budget will go before voters in the West Barnstable ...

Hyannis civic president Drouin dies unexpectedly
By Paul Gauvin. Paul Drouin of Hyannis, president of the Hyannis Civic Association and well-known real estate broker, was enjoying ...

Life is wild at Cape Wildlife Center
By Kathleen Manwaring. Now that spring has officially sprung, life at the Cape Wildlife Center in West Barnstable has gotten much busier...

Ordinances offered to combat crowded rentals
By David Still II. Overcrowded rentals in residential neighborhoods have been an increasing frustration for residents and town officials ...

Wire business owners afraid of setting up security systems?
By Stan Elias. One of the deterrents to a small business owner setting up his own computer network or security system is the apparently ...

FROM THE SENATE-Regional greenhouse gas initiative
By Sen. Rob O'Leary. Scientific consensus is clear that the long-term affects of global warming are mounting. Polar ice melt, catastrophic ...

From This Corner-Housing not the problem: It’s the economy ...
By Paul Gauvin. A recent "workforce housing" summit in Chatham lumped in policemen, teachers, firefighters, even doctors (with $100,000 ...

Start time survey coming
Parents and guardians are invited to rank four options, including the existing schedule, for school start times in a survey coming home with students Monday. ...

Activists push Delahunt as he pushes Congress
By Edward F. Maroney. Diane Turco spent a night in jail this week to get an answer from US Rep. Bill Delahunt. The Harwich teacher ...

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