Allegations, Demolition, Cold-Stunned Turtles and Winter Moths

The view from the Sandwich Boardwalk. Photo by Jane Booth.

uccUPPER CAPE News, January 3, 2006

Cahill faces court action over alleged bribe solicitation
By Paul Gately
Bourne Planning Board member Charles Cahill will be in Falmouth District Court Jan. 17 to face a charge of accepting or soliciting a bribe in his official capacity as an elected official.   [more]

Sandwich budget planning ahead of schedule
By Silene Gordon
Budget presentation Thursday night
Sandwich Town Administrator Bud Dunham is expected to present the first draft of the general government budget this evening at the selectmen's meeting, which begins at 7 at the Sandwich Human Services Building on Quaker Meetinghouse Road.  Two weeks ago, the Sandwich school department presented a draft of its $28.3 million budget.   [more]

Wrecking ball may swing soon at Quintal's restaurant
By Paul Gately
Now that The Pilot House Restaurant has been demolished and a new CVS pharmacy is built in its place, a second landmark demolition project may soon be under way near Belmont Circle. [more]

Bourne police notes
From the Bourne Police Department   [more]

Sandwich winter track off and running
By Silene Gordon
They're not crazy, just dedicated.   [more]

Around Bourne December 28-January 3
Bourne news in brief   [more]

Look out for cold-stunned turtles
By Rich Eldred
What to do
Cold-stunned turtles are often found after any high tide, especially if there's northwest or southwest wind.
If you spot a sea turtle on shore:
- Move it above the high tide line.
 -Cover it with dry seaweed and mark with a colorful piece of beach trash or other marker.
 -Call Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, 508-349-2615.

Around Sandwich, January 1-7
Sandwich news in brief   [more]

Mild winter will boost pier reconstruction progress
By Paul Gately
pier Monument Beach pier construction will continue this winter if mild weather continues. If not, Barnstable County inmates will rebuild the structure over a three-week period in the spring and the marina will open May 1.  The gas line will be repaired and a 16 foot by 20 foot dock house may also be built at the end of the 380-foot pier. [more]

Lucky '07
By Peter Chianca
What's in and what's out as another year begins   [more]

Bourne break ins  include stores, restaurant
By Paul Gately
The two-month rash of break ins into homes and boat companies around Bourne widened during the last week of 2006.   [more]

Historical panel dusts off plans to repair Civil War Monument
By Paul Gately
The Bourne Historical Commission is dusting off plans it had set aside to examine the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument at Town Hall and perhaps repair it. [more]

Anderson will represent Bourne in assembly
Richard Anderson of Monument Beach will be sworn in Jan. 4 at the town's new representative to the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates, the Cape's regional legislative body.

It was a year of change in Bourne
By Paul Gately
It was an erratic and politically divisive year for Bourne town government where there was an election for every season and seemingly every reason.

Hardy souls take New Year's dip for a good cause
By Paul Gately
Polar swim
They were hooting and hollering and dancing the hokey-pokey New Years morning during a driving rain as the Monument Beach Polar Club plunged into Phinneys Harbor, steadfast souls all, to welcome 2007.   [more]

Scourge of winter moths returns
By Rich Eldred
Winter moths are native to Europe and were transported overseas and first spotted in Nova Scotia in 1949. Today, the "hotspot" for winter moths remains Cape Cod and the adjacent coast. By emerging in winter, the moths avoid many predators.   [more]

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