Bourne will try again on $13M school overrun, State asks for help in cancer study, more

Passing under the Sagamore Bridge. Photo by Jane Booth.

uccUpper Cape news, October 12, 2006

Bourne will try again to fund $13 million grade school cost overrun
By Paul Gately
Bourne selectmen unanimously decided Wednesday night to call for another Special Town Meeting and another special election to secure $13 million more for a $28.6 million elementary school and early childhood learning center construction proposal in Buzzards Bay. The special session will be scheduled for Nov. 13 and the special election will be held Nov. 15. The vote for these dates came at the unanimous recommendation of both the building and school committees as well as the support of five finance committee members... [more]

Husband charged with murder in wife's death
By Paul Gately/ [email protected]
Bourne Police Chief John Ford said it appears Elaine Romero was running for her life and leaving a trail of blood when she died early last Friday... [more]

Second vote possible for Bourne school funds
By Paul Gately/ [email protected]
The plan to construct an elementary school in Buzzards Bay was dealt a severe setback with its 34-vote defeat at the polls last week, but Plan B may... [more]

Playground upgrades slide through
By Silene Gordon/ [email protected]
Sandwich parents trying to find a safe yet stimulating place to bring their children welcome the prospect of additional funding to improve the town's... [more]

Flowers, children bloom at Wing School
By Silene Gordon/ [email protected]
The students in Julie Crosby's first-grade class at Henry T. Wing School are reaping what they sow. And Crosby has her mother to thank. On a weekly... [more]

State asks for help in cancer study
By Silene Gordon/ [email protected]
Help wanted. That's the message from state public health officials as they continue to investigate an unusual pattern in childhood cancer rates in Sandwich. "This investigation has to be a partnership and while we recognize how difficult it is in some instances, it simply can't be done alone," said Suzanne Condon, a spokeswoman for the Department of Public Health. The need for follow-up interviews was born out of an investigation into elevated childhood cancer rates in Sandwich. While the state said the number of diagnoses was not "statistically significant" in describing the incident rate in the southeastern section of Sandwich, the DPH did release findings that an abnormal pattern of diagnoses was found in census tract 0135... [more]

Good sports
By Craig Salters/ [email protected]
Steve Francis has coached at the collegiate level and the kindergarten level and he has learned this simple sports truth: before you can achieve a... [more]

Bourne school notes
BHS doors are locked longer now The doors at Bourne High School are locked until later in the day now to provide enhanced security past the last class... [more]

High school seniors eye changes in early admissions
By Paul Gately/ [email protected]
Harvard commanded headlines when it announced it was abandoning early admissions policies, and Stanford quickly followed suit. Many expect that elite... [more]

School notes
Nye Enrichment announces grant The Grace Swift Nye Enrichment Committee has announced that $150,000 will be available for use during the 2006-07... [more]

Bourne High School receives sportsmanship award
By Craig Salters/ [email protected]
Sometimes nice guys finish first. This week the athletic program at Bourne High School won the Massachusetts Interscholastic Association's sportsmanship... [more]

Farrell apologizes for criticism of town clerk's office
By Paul Gately/ [email protected]
Bourne Planning Board Chairman Christopher Farrell apologized publicly and privately to Town Clerk Barry Johnson's office after he had criticized... [more]

Planner says traffic impact is critical CanalSide issue
Planning consultant Wesley Ewell advised Bourne selectmen Tuesday night some aspects of the CanalSide Commons project would not adversely impact Bourne's... [more]

Bourne police notes
Bourne police responded to Scraggy Neck just after midnight Monday morning to investigate an incident in which a motorist drove into a house. Maura... [more]

Questions persist following wrong-way accident
Key questions beg answers after last week's wrong-way accident on Route 28, Cataumet, in which a Mashpee man died. A car driven by Jon Ericson, 73,... [more]

Sportsmen's club honors a mentor
By Paul Gately/ [email protected]
Bob Barry's eyes sparkled Saturday morning at the Monument Beach Sportmen's Club as shafts of sunlight punctuated what threatened to be a gray October... [more]

Trading Post quietly passes 75th anniversary
By Paul Gately/ [email protected]
The 75th anniversary of the dedication of the reconstructed Aptucxet Trading Post in Bourne village passed without much notice last month. The replica... [more]

Mirant donates $5,000 to Special Olympics
Mirant Corp., owners of the canal side power plant in Sandwich, last week donated $5,000 to help fund the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which is... [more]

Around Bourne
Scallop Fest set some records The Canal Region Chamber of Commerce reports that 6,000 pounds of scallops and 35,000 dinners were served at the Scallop... [more]

School backers have options
There are three basic special Town Meeting options Monday night if supporters of the Buzzards Bay elementary school want to proceed with the construction... [more]

Zuern suggests school backers not push overrun
Bourne Selectman Chairwoman Linda Zuern suggested Tuesday night that backers of the failed $13 million elementary school cost overrun vote last...more]

Around Sandwich
Glass Town Gala scheduled for Oct. 28 Tickets are on sale for the fifth annual Glass Town Gala Saturday, Oct. 28 at Aqua Grille Restaurant. The theme... [more]

Parents, coaches can teach sportsmanship
For Christine O'Brien of Bourne, talking about sportsmanship with her young son and three daughters takes center stage after any of their athletic... [more]

Practical tips to promote sportsmanship
By Craig Salters/ [email protected]
"One man practicing good sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it," said Knute Rockne, the legendary football coach for the University... [more]

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