No jail for sex offender, ktten's death reaction, coyote corps, Paddock Farm gets $500k grant

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registerMid Cape NEWS
, November 2, 2006

Community, camaraderie, continuity
By Craig Salters/ [email protected]
Asked to explain just why he thinks firefighters are so darn special, Yarmouth Deputy Fire Chief Peter Raiskio chooses instead to talk about horses. But not just any horses, mind you. No, Raiskio has in mind those horses who, in the days of the horse-drawn fire engine, were trained especially for that purpose. As mechanized engines came into vogue, the old fire horses were sold to milkmen, coal drivers and the like, but would drive their new owners crazy by bolting off the moment they heard the town’s fire bells. "As soon as those horses heard the call, they would respond," says Raiskio, finishing his sentence right there, as if only the dimmest of bulbs could miss the man’s point... [more]
Dennisport deaths were murder-suicide
By Nicole Muller/ [email protected]
The investigation into the deaths of a Rhode Island mother and her 4-year-old daughter is closed. Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe said Wednesday morning, "It was a murder-suicide. That's it. We don't say anything more in these cases nor do we identify the people." O'Keefe expects autopsy results in about six weeks. The woman and her daughter checked into Glendon Beach Cottage 97 Saturday. At 1:30 Monday afternoon, Dennis Police Officer Dave Tinelli responded to a call from the cottage's owner, Richard Cravenho, who requested a well-being check on the renter, who had not been seen, and whose car had not been moved, since check-in. "The owner told Officer Tinelli he was concerned about the occupants of the cottage," Dennis Police Capt. Bill Monahan said Tuesday. "He led Officer Tinelli into the cottage, and they made the discovery [of two bodies]." Tinelli then called for assistance and checked the sign-in log to verify information about the dead woman and child"... [more]
Sex offender sentence includes no jail time
By Joe Burns/ [email protected]
Are sex offender levels on the level? Last week, the Yarmouth Police Department gave notice that James Puliti, who had been classified as a Level 3 is the highest designation given by the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board. It is given to those who the board judged to present a high degree of dangerousness to the public and a high risk to re-offend. Yet it appears that Puliti - who according to Sex Offender Registry records was convicted of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 years of age - never served any time for his crime, although the penalty is up to 10 years in state prison, or up to 2 1/2 years in a house of correction. Instead he was returned to the community where he committed the crime with the stipulation that he stay away from his victim and his victim's family... [more]
Kitten death case prompts reaction from PETA
By Craig Salters/ [email protected]
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is demanding jail time and psychiatric evaluation if the West Yarmouth man recently accused of killing a kitten is convicted. Peter J. Hession, 47, of 18 Egg Harbor Road, West Yarmouth, allegedly stomped a kitten to death Oct. 19. He faces cruelty-to-animals charges as well as assault charges stemming from an alleged attack on his roommate that day... [more]
Cape Cod's coyote corps
By Joe Burns/ [email protected]
On a crisp October evening, just before dark, an audience of four stood in awe at the edge of a Barnstable cranberry bog. At the other end of the... [more]
Woodbury assesses first year, looks to future
By Nicole Muller/ [email protected]
Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District Superintendent of Schools Carol Woodbury clearly recalls her first day on the job. It was Halloween 2005.... [more]
Conservation restrictions: A win-win situation
By Nicole Muller/ [email protected]
What do you call it when a town and a taxpayer make a deal from which both walk away smiling? Often its called a conservation restriction. In a compromise... [more]
South Yarmouth Library will have Sunday hours
By Craig Salters/ [email protected]
For one year, the Yarmouth Town Library Board will run Sunday hours up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes. Beginning in January, South Yarmouth... [more]
Around Dennis
Police seek driver in Dennisport hit-and-run Dennis police ask the community's help in identifying the driver of a silver or gray, four-door compact... [more]
Paddock Farm purchase gets $500K grant
By Nicole Muller/ [email protected]
The state's Executive Office of Environmental Affairs will contribute $500,000 to the $1.2-million purchase of the 6-acre Paddock Farm contiguous... [more]
A new habitat
By Craig Salters/ [email protected]
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has long been concerned with animal habitats. Now, it's doing something about its own. One of the largest... [more]
Klimm is latest in proud line
By Craig Salters/ [email protected]
When Donny Klimm first sat in the driver's seat of a Yarmouth fire engine, he was too small to see over the steering wheel. "I pretty much grew... [more]
Turner letter supports towns on pipeline issue
By Craig Salters/ [email protected]
State Rep. Cleon Turner, D-Dennis, has written the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board asking for reconsideration of its earlier approval... [more]
Community notes
Hospice interfaith service The Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod Hospice will be offering the annual Service of Remembering Sunday, Nov. 5. Family... [more]
Around Yarmouth
$500K reimbursement for Mattacheese work Yarmouth will receive a $500,000 state reimbursement as its share of a districtwide reimbursement... [more]
Generosity, creativity will fund IFAW buildings
By Craig Salters/ [email protected]
Juliana Kickert was a successful Colorado businesswoman who devoted much of her life to the protection and conservation of animals. Now, following... [more]
Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District news The following information was supplied by the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District Ezra H. Baker School November... [more]
D-Y internship program produces
By Craig Salters/ [email protected]
Learn more about it The Schools-to-Careers work-based learning program has opportunities in a number of fields including finance, tourism, law enforcement... [more]
Barnstable votes
Precincts 1: Barnstable West Barnstable Elementary School 2: St. George's Church 3: Hyannis West Elemantry School 4: Centerville Elementry School 5:... [more]
Dennis votes
Dennis Precinct 1: Carleton Hall, Old Bass River Road, Dennis 2: Dennis Senior Center, Route 134 and Setucket Road, South Dennis 3: Dennis Public... [more]

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