Exit 6 1/2; CCCCs turbine; Water for W. Barnstable?

News of the week from the Barnstable PatriotBarnstablePatriot

Water for West Barnstable?
West Barnstable remains the only village without any source of public water, but a plan presented by the fire chief could change that.    FULL STORY

MCAS motivates innovation
At recent school committee meetings, schools began presenting their Accountability Plans, a primary focus of which are the recently released MCAS scores.   FULL STORY

Prodding of police gains strategy on Fresh Holes
A permanent mobile task force has been formed in the police department to stabilize problem neighborhoods since Town Councilor Harold Tobey placed a firecracker of criticism on the seat of the department's leadership several weeks ago.   FULL STORY

Grandson of local veteran injured by sniper in Iraq
One of Barnstable's prominent war veterans received news this week that his grandson has been shot and wounded by a sniper in Iraq but will be treated there and return to duty.  

Signatures coming easy for charter drive
Signatures came early and often for the charter commission drive on Election Day, with 12 percent of the turnout affixing their names to petitions.   FULL STORY

Hyannis Access Study thoughts
The task force preparing the Hyannis Access Study is not limiting its thinking to a possible Exit 6 1/2 off Route 6. The whole question of how to get in and out of the downtown is the focus.

College responds to prevailing wind
Michael Gross, communications director for Cape Cod Community College, admits he was surprised when the Federal Aviation Administration had concerns about the original campus location of a proposed wind turbine.   FULL STORY

Main Street work for rest of month
Roadwork on Main Street between Sea and Stevens streets in Hyannis started this week and is expected to continued through the rest for the month.   FULL STORY

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