Sullivan, Hoben earn Yarmouth Selectman seats; Dennis TM mostly on finance; Barnstable budget tops $148M; Insurance forum

registerMid Cape news, May 1, 2007

Sullivan, Hoben earn Yarmouth Selectman seats
After winning a sixth term as a Yarmouth selectman, Jerry Sullivan spent much of Tuesday night thanking supporters at The Yarmouth House restaurant. But he knew his job wasn’t done yet.  Next on his “to do” list: grab a strong cup of coffee and spend the night collecting his campaign signs before Wednesday morning’s sunrise.

College dedicates new healthcare training center
Relying on new technology and an expanded teaching area, Cape Cod Community College is training the next generation of healthcare providers. The Nursing and Allied Health Resource Center Laboratories at the college were completed last summer with the help of the Cape Cod Economic Development Council, the Wilkens family and Cape Cod Hospital. 

Rett syndrome breakthrough just what the doctor ordered
Overzealous football coaches refer to it as “giving 110 percent” but the point is this: sometimes, when you feel you’ve given everything you’ve got, you can reach down and find just a little more.

Finances will dominate Dennis Town Meeting
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8.
Where: Nathaniel H. Wixon Middle School, 901 Route 134, South Dennis.
Copies of the annual Town Meeting warrant are available at Town Hall or online at

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An Osterville inlet in early Spring
     This Osterville harbor inlet will be filled with yachts in another month

barnpatriotBarnstable news, May 1, 2007

Town budget tops $148M, council review begins this week.
The town of Barnstable’s 2008 budget tips the scales at $148.8 million and 410 pages.

Hyannis water rate hearing Wednesday
Town Manager John Klimm and the Hyannis Water Board will hold a public hearing on proposed new water rates for the Hyannis Water Division on May 2 at 5 p.m.

Homeowners insurance forum May 5
WQRC NewsCenter anchor Kevin McGonagle will be the moderator at the Home Insurance Forum, May 5 from 2-4:30 in the Tilden Arts Center at Cape Cod Community College.

Circuit City hearing short-circuited
A Cape Cod Commission hearing on the controversial Circuit City retail store planned near the airport rotary in Hyannis was cancelled Monday and has not been rescheduled yet.

‘Sports Report’ to make its return
When Frank Finn passed away in March after a courageous battle with cancer, his wife Cathy wondered how she might keep his beloved publication, the Cape Cod Sports Report afloat.

GAUVIN: Locals can complain tomorrow over higher insurance premiums
People with religious convictions don’t have to pray to God anymore when there are hurricanes howling up the coast -- but they do have to be insured.

Other News;
Not the real thing – yet

Don’t start lining up for a seat at the Cape Cod Commission’s hearing on the Cape Wind Energy Project. Yes, a session has been scheduled for May 11, but it’s merely to open the Development of Regional Impact process to keep on track with the regulatory calendar. No presentations will be made and no testimony taken.  A tentative date for a substantive meeting is May 17, but nothing has been confirmed.

Hyannis hydrants under fire

Who should pay for the cost of providing and maintaining fire hydrants?

If the police are the “thin blue line” between law-abiding citizens and criminals, there must be a similar phrase for the men and women who protect their employer’s liquor license by snapping up fake IDs, cutting off potential drunks and keeping the peace.
After three months of delineation, debate and distress, the Assembly of Delegates’ finance committee recommended drastic changes to Barnstable County’s 2008 budget.
The Centerville Civic Association wants a parking lot across from Craigville Beach to be counted as one of the town’s recreational assets, and received the go ahead to submit a formal application to the community preservation committee for funding assistance.
If you think libraries, librarians and the people who love them are pale, quiet, book-wormy types who just sit in dusty dark corners reading moldy old tomes and newer non-fiction, think again.
On a night when voters gathered at the West Barnstable Community Building to represent the power of the people, the power feeding the building’s lights went out.
When the Miss China tied up to a transient slip at the Ocean Street Docks in Hyannis last September, no one figured she’d still be there in April; but she is.
It’s not on par with John Henry’s epic and triumphant contest with a steam engine. But with an “only-in-Cotuit” caveat, this man vs. stump story bears some similarities ... except for the triumphant part.

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