First D-Y budget exceeds limits; Yarmouth moves towards fluoridation; more

You know he didn't post that sign! Taylor-Bray Farm, Yarmouth Port. cctoday photo.

registerMID CAPE News, January 11, 2007

First D-Y budget proposal exceeds selectmen's limits
By Nicole Muller
The Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District and the selectmen in the two towns may be on a collision course over the proposed school budget.   [more]  

Yarmouth moves forward with fluoridation
By Craig Salters
Massachusetts has 139 communities with fluoridated drinking water and Yarmouth officials want their town added to the list.   [more

Hoping for the best
By Joe Burns
Hopes were high in Hyannis Sunday afternoon as more than 800 well-wishers gathered at the Four Points by Sheraton Resort to welcome newly sworn-in Gov. Deval Patrick and Lt. Gov. Tim Murray.
   Patrick carried a message of hope and inclusiveness throughout his campaign. And from the opening songs by the Harwich High School Chorus, to the closing hand clasps as Patrick wended his way through the crowded room, it was hope that many brought to the event.

YPD had busy 2006
By Craig Salters
Yarmouth police officers responded to more calls in 2006 than in 2005 and, in general, the nature of those calls was more serious.   [more]

Plume threatens Hyannis wells
By Joe Burns
Barnstable County officials are mobilizing to head off a perchlorate plume working its way toward the Mary Dunn well field. Four of the 11 wells supplying water to Hyannis are located at that site.   [more

Road trip had Cape team in a Frenzy
By Dave Colantuono
Having to face the division leading Vermont Frostheaves wasn't exactly the homecoming the Cape Cod Frenzy had in mind.
   Especially after their recent 0-4 road trip that featured a tough loss to the highly ranked (5th out of 47) Razorsharks, in front of 6,000 rabid Rochester fans.
Last Thursday's 122-103 loss at the Bourne Middle School, their third straight to the Frostheaves, left the Frenzy at 6-10 and in need of some home cooking to right the ship.   [more]

Marriage amendment needs amending
By Joe Burns
"What God has joined together, let no one separate."
That's what the Bible says. So now that the state Legislature has agreed to heed those who want to put the Protection of Marriage Amendment to a public vote, it might be time to see just how much protection that amendment really provides.   [more]

Historical afternoon of remembrance
Learn more abut the World War II civil defense and war effort in Dennis at an event Saturday, Jan 13 at 2 p.m. at the Jacob Sears Memorial Library.   [more]

Around Yarmouth - Town briefs for Jan. 11-17
YPD gets $54,000 for community policing
Town serves notice to dog owner
Resident renews call for withdrawal from Cape Cod Commission
Daytime crash leads to drunk driving charges

A walk on the dark side
By Nicole Muller
When will lighting be installed along the Dennis Public Library sidewalks?   [more]

Naturalist Peter Trull to speak Jan. 17 at South Yarmouth Library
Author and field naturalist Peter Trull will discuss the whales and birds of Stellwagen Bank Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 2:30 p.m. at South Yarmouth Library on Old Main Street.

Around Dennis - Briefs for week of Jan. 11-17
Historical afternoon of remembrance
Clen will serve as acting harbormaster
Flu shots still available

Barnstable Notes - Notices for week of Jan. 11-17
Winter story hours at Marstons Mills Library
Inside Town Hall

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