Crime, Energy & B-Ball

Grey's Beach in Yarmouth Port when the days were a tad warmer. cctoday photo.

registerMID-CAPE News, January 3, 2007

Hit from behind
By Craig Salters
The Yarmouth Police Department continues to look for the driver who struck Mark Walters as he rode in his wheelchair Monday evening. They are looking for a medium-blue, two-door Saturn coupe with an unknown Florida Disabled Veteran registration.
Those with information about the incident are urged to call the police department at 508-775-0445.   [more]

Cape lawmakers split on party lines on same-sex marriage
By Joe Burns
A proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Massachusetts remains on course following a legislative vote Tuesday.   [more]

Sex offender with long record registers with Dennis police
By Nicole Muller
Level 3 sex offender James Lee Pells has moved to 11 Edwards Ave. Dennisport, near Dennis Public Library.   Pells, 49, is 5 feet, 8 inches with a goatee, graying black hair and several tattoos on his right arm.   "He came into the department on Dec. 22 to register, and I'm sure the detective who registered him conducted board of probation, outstanding warrant and background checks on him," Dennis Police Capt. William Monahan said.   [more]

Dennis eyes museum to preserve history
By Nicole Muller
Burial practices of bygone days will be highlighted in a museum at the Dennis village cemetery.
Selectmen Tuesday night approved the hearse house restoration committee's proposal to establish a museum in the ancient receiving tomb at the cemetery.   [more]

Around Yarmouth
Yarmouth news in brief for Jan. 4-10  [more]

Community connections curtail crime
By Joe Burns
police Communication between the Barnstable Police Department and the town's growing Brazilian community is no longer being lost in translation.
On Dec. 28, a 20-year-old man and two teenage girls allegedly broke into the Hyannis home of a Brazilian immigrant. A short while later the three were under arrest, thanks to an alert neighbor who provided police with a description of and license number of the van the thieves used.   [more]

Developing a hockey Crush on the Cape
If you're a female under 19, the Cape Cod Crush may be made to order for you.
No, no you're not old enough for that Southern Comfort and cranberry drink you blend with ice and serve in a Mason jar. You must be 21 for that one.
I'm talking about a hockey version on ice; The Cape Cod Crush, the brainchild of a group led by native Cape Codder Paul Soares of Cotuit, designed to promote girls hockey.    [more

Yarmouth police notes
Yarmouth police notes for Jan. 4-10  [more]

FutureGen or Wind?
By Charles W. Kleekamp
At Deval Patrick's working group meeting on Cape Cod several individuals spoke passionately about the threat of global warming from fossil fuels. Others expressed optimism for non-polluting sources. So let's examine just two alternatives for our future electrical energy: coal and wind power. [more]

Sturgis girls learning the ABCs of winning basketball
By George Kostinas
Sturgis girls basketball
After losing its first three games of the season, the Sturgis girls' basketball team put it together to record a 38-12 win over Cape Tech in the consolation game of the sixth Lady Falcon Holiday Tournament at Mashpee High School last week.
The win was particularly satisfying said first year Sturgis coach Robin Davidson because her team had to overcome a number of obstacles.
"It was a big win. The girls were really thrilled, especially since we played with only two starters," says Davidson. [more]

Dennis police make drug bust
By Nicole Muller
drug bust
Dennis police officers who went to a home in Dennisport Tuesday afternoon for what appeared to be a routine check, uncovered a stash of marijuana and more than $3,000 in cash.   [more]

D-Y boys rebounding from 2-year drought
By George Kostinas
Dennis-Yarmouth High's basketball team has surprised a lot of people this season winning its first five games in convincing style.
The Dolphins jumped to a 5-0 start before dropping a 56-50 decision to Falmouth Tuesday night. They already have won more games than they did the previous two seasons.
Coach John Piemontese praised his team Tuesday, despite the loss, saying it was good to be in a close, hard-fought game like that and it will help the Dolphins as the season progresses. [more]

Volunteer to strengthen Cape Cod in 2007
What does 2007 have in store for us?
Let's stand that question on its head for a bit and consider what we might have in store for 2007. Already a strong, tight-knit community, the Cape can be even stronger this year if residents offer more of their time and considerable talents to whatever it is that matters most to them.   [more]

Energy costs are too high
By Joe Burns
Anyone remember Little Iodine? The red-haired mischief-maker was a popular comic strip character when the best protection a kid could have against a nuclear disaster was crawling under a school desk with hands over their head and a dog tag dangling from the neck.

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