Holly Days; Remembering JFK Jr; School stuff

 
   The Sandwich power plant seen from the canal entrance.  Photo by John Fitts.

uccUpper Cape NEWS, December 14, 2006

Oh, Christmas tree
By Nicole Muller and Silene Gordon
Once upon a time, families bundled up snugly on Christmas Eve, grabbed a hatchet and hiked into the woods to chop down their holiday tree. [more]

Young is finalist for job in Rhode Island
By Silene Gordon
The Sandwich School Committee has called a special session Thursday evening to discuss Superintendent of Schools Nancy Young's contract in light of the announcement that Young is a finalist for an out-of-state position.  [more]

Bourne fast tracks sewerage study
By Paul Gately
Bourne Town Administrator Thomas Guerino says selectmen will start talking with their Wareham counterparts about renewing their long-term inter-municipal wastewater treatment and disposal agreement. [more]

Old oil spills keep on giving
By Rich Eldred
"What gets me excited is nature and how it responds to uninvited guests. It could be oil compounds or PCBs in New Bedford Harbor. An oil spill is like a giant syringe. You take it and hit some ecosystem with it really fast. Obviously it's not a good thing but it is a great opportunity to understand how nature works." - Chris Reddy, environmental chemist
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State wants to see new plans for Buzzards Bay school
By Paul Gately
The problem-plagued Buzzards Bay elementary school and early childhood learning center proposal is still the top-rated project with the Massachusetts School Building Authority.
[more]

Gifts of Hope
By Upper Cape Codder
This holiday season, The Upper Cape Codder has designated The Bourne Friends Food Pantry and the Sandwich Food Pantry as recipients of donations to our Gifts of Hope campaign.
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A time for tradition
By Silene Gordon
Did you know?
One of the best-known symbols of Hanukah is the dreidel, a four-sided top with a Hebrew letter on each side. The letters shin, key, gimel and nun mean "A great miracle happened there." In Israel, the dreidel is a bit different in that their letters mean "A great miracle happened here." Dreidel is also a popular game played during Hanukah, with players using pennies, nuts, raisins, or chocolate coins called gelt as tokens or chips.  [more]

Security project to be locked up soon
By Silene Gordon
The work to repair or replace the locks on the doors of Sandwich classrooms is due to be completed by the end of the month.  [more]

Gifts of Hope
This holiday season, The Upper Cape Codder has designated The Bourne Friends Food Pantry and the Sandwich Food Pantry as recipients of donations to our Gifts of Hope campaign.
[more]

Bourne school board to re-think new school
By Paul Gately
The Bourne School Committee on Wednesday night voted unanimously stay with plans with a new elementary school construction project off Scenic Highway, but members said they need more information from the Massachusetts School Building Authority before redesigning the school.  [more]

Locals dig idea of turning up headstones
By Silene Gordon
It will be an underwater archaeological dig of sorts if local history buffs move forward with a plan to don hip boots and waders in an effort to find some 340-year-old headstones believed to be at the bottom of Shawme Pond.  [more]

Scaled-down school still possible
By Paul Gately
Bourne Selectwoman Linda Zuern resigned from the school building committee last week just 24 hours after voters for a second time rejected funding a $13.2 million project cost overrun for a new elementary school. [more]

Where there's smoke, there's fired
By Joe Burns
Arsenic, lead, mercury, nickel, cadmium - Scott Rodrigues was exposed to this nasty combination of carcinogens, toxins and health-compromising metals daily. They were found in the fertilizer he spread on Cape Cod lawns when he was working for Scotts Lawn Service.
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A JFK Jr. remembrance
By Maureen Connelly
Days after the 25th anniversary of his father's death, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. said to William Sylvester Noonan, "You know, Billy, of all the people I know and all the friends I have, I received only two notes about my father's anniversary - and you were one of them.
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‘Holly Days' are here again
By Silene Gordon
After a successful first run last year with its Holly Days in Sandwich campaign, the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce is bringing back its lineup of holiday themed activities.
[more]

Sandwich librarian is one of the be
By Silene Gordon
Stuart Parsons recalls his first year on the job at Sandwich Public Library as exciting but a bit intimidating.  [more]

School plan down, but not out
By By Paul Gately
Everything related to the controversial proposal to build a Buzzards Bay elementary school and early childhood learning center off Scenic Highway has come to a halt while the school committee figures out if the project should proceed and how that might still happen
[more]

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