Cape wages can't keep up with rent; Perry rings bell of caution

   The railroad bridge, the Cape Cod Canal's third bridge. Photo by John Fitts.

uccUPPER CAPE News, January 10, 2007

Cape wages can't keep up with rents
By Joe Burns
On Cape Cod, where the average renter earns $10.23 an hour and the average two-bedroom unit rents at $1,003 a month, it would take the average person working 75 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, in order to afford to rent.    [more]

Building demo is slow going
By Silene Gordon
A portion of a former processing plant that sits on the Cape Cod Canal in Sandwich has been demolished. Bringing down the rest of the dilapidated building, however, depends on how soon the owner of the property can obtain the necessary permits.    [more]

Harrington won't seek reelection
Bourne Selectman John Harrington of Gray Gables, citing professional time constraints, will not seek reelection in the April town election.   [more]

Duo apprehended after break into 28A coffee house
Bourne police arrested a Bourne man and Falmouth resident Sunday morning following a break into the Daily Brew Coffee House along Route 28A near the North Falmouth line.
    Jason Michael Sears, 24, of Bourne faces six charges, not the least of which are breaking and entering a building during the nighttime, destruction of property totaling more than $250, larceny from a building and being a fugitive from justice on a Maine court warrant.   [more]

Perry rings ‘bell of caution'
By Silene Gordon
Reporting on the first day of a new era in Beacon Hill politics, Rep. Jeff Perry, R-Sandwich, said he came to the recent Sandwich Selectmen meeting "to ring a bell of caution."   [more]

Subdivision wins limited approval
By Paul Gately
The Bourne Conservation Commission has approved Roger Zoebisch's plan to build a road with grading and utilities and underground leaching areas off Sandy Pond Road, Bournedale, where his subdivision plan still faces intense scrutiny. [more]

Cahill's status under legal review
By Paul Gately
It is unclear if Bourne Planning Board member Charles Cahill will attend Thursday night's meeting, or if he will remain on the committee while charges against him proceed in court. [more]

Caico re-indicted
By Silene Gordon
Charges have been reinstated against  a former Sandwich police office accused of soliciting sex over the Internet.   [more]

Online exclusive: Bourne's trash stays home
By Paul Gately
Bourne collection crews were back at curbside this week after the holiday break, and the trash they picked up is being buried at the town landfill off MacArthur Boulevard instead of being shipped to the SEMASS plant. [more]

Around Bourne Jan 4-10
Bourne news in brief:
Accessors field 217 abatements
Wind turbine hearing
Future dredging
Flu shot clinic  

State listening to plea about Route 28 signs
By Paul Gately
Reginald Judson wants the state to do something about confusing highway signs at the ramps to Route 28 in Falmouth.   [more]

Wings Neck house plan is off concom's agenda
By Paul Gately
The lingering and controversial issue of homebuilder Thomas Donovan's plan to build a house for himself at the windy picturesque tip of Wings Neck, Pocasset, is out of court and off the conservation commission's agenda.    [more]

Around Sandwich Jan 8-14
Sandwich news in brief
Employees, volunteer of the year honored
Rec Department issues survey
Hearing on new development
Sandwich students to debate

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