Early dismissal for Tech School after threat; more dolphin strandings; CG busy; Yarmouth daytime OUI

Cape Cod Tech students dismissed after threat
- Students at Cape Cod Tech school were sent home early and night classes canceled because of an unspecified threat. Officials said the school was "swept" but released no other details. They said the dismissal was done in an abundance of caution and added school would be open as usual on Wednesday. The Times reports a note was found in a third floor hallway. Posted on 1/09 at 6:30 PM; updated on 1/10 at 6:30 AM.

More dolphin strandings in Wellfleet
WELLFLEET - Eight more dolphins stranded in Wellfleet today. Cape Cod Stranding Network volunteers are seen here with two of the dolphins.

Four survived and were taken to Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro where they were to be released.

One of the remaining died and three others had to be euthanized according to a press release. Posted on 1/09 at 6:30 PM. Photo courtesy of Jake O'Callaghan/NEVN.

Coast Guard busy during storm
- The Coast Guard was kept busy during yesterday's gales. About 3:30 AM the 76-foot Lady of Grace became disabled off Nantucket and had to be towed into Edgartown until a repair tug could arrived. And about 3:15 PM a CG helicopter was called to medevac the Captain of a cargo ship about 40 miles southeast of Nantucket. The master of the 749 foot Tapiola registered in Singapore was complaining of abdominal pains and was flown to Hyannis airport and taken by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital. Posted on 1/09 at 6:30 PM.

Police arrest woman for OUI after crash
- Yarmouth Police arrest a local woman after a daytime crash involving two motor vehicles on Route 28 in West Yarmouth in the area of the Christmas Tree Shop shopping plaza about 2 PM Monday. When they arrived Yarmouth Police Patrol Officer Christopher A. Kent met with the operator of a Toyota Camry who reported that a female operating a Toyota Rav4 had struck her. She further stated that the suspect had left the scene and entered a nearby establishment. Ofc. Kent with the assistance of Police Chief Peter L. Carnes and Deputy Police Chief Michael J. Almonte-located the suspect vehicle and encountered the operator as she was walking back to her vehicle.

Patrol Officer Kent determined that the operator 58-year old Anne Volpe of West Yarmouth was highly intoxicated as she reportedly had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on her breath, slurred speech, glassy and bloodshot eyes, and failed a variety of standardized field sobriety tests and according to police also admitted that she was "very drunk".Volpe was placed under arrest for operating under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and failing to use care in turning. She was scheduled for arraignment in the Barnstable District Court today. Posted on 1/09 at 6:30 PM. YPD photo.

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