Upper Cape news, May 4, 2007
The Enterpriose Newspapers in Falmouth publish four separate editions, one for each of the Upper Cape towns of Bourne, Falmouth, Mashpee and Sandwich. Their new website Cape Cod Now is a easily navigated and full of news and events from which these headlines are culled.
Healthcare Cost Containment Likely To Draw Debate
Mashpee voters at the Special Town Meeting and Annual Town Meeting will decide on the omnibus town budget along with funding for the town’s first open space purchase under the state Community Preservation Act and money to cover the legal fees from negotiations with the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribe, among a total of 43 articles.
Wampanoag Eye 328 Acres In Middleboro Off Route 44
Mashpee - The agreement Friday by a patron of the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribe to purchase 125 acres in Middleboro, where tribal officials have said they are looking to build a casino, raised questions about the tribe’s intentions for the property because it was smaller than the 400 acres tribal officials have said they want for a casino.
Combining Water District Election With Town’s Decision For Voters
Mashpee - Last week’s annual Mashpee Water District election, which saw no contests on the ballot, drew only 51 voters.
Police Hope For A Break In Reine Murder Case
Falmouth - It has been two years since Shirley M. Reine was found murdered in the garage of her East Falmouth home. The crime remains unsolved.
Falmouth police and detectives from the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s office are continuing to work on the investigation.
Some Delays, More Progress In FHS Renovation Project
Falmouth - As the next major deadline for the $63 million Falmouth High School renovation project approaches, construction officials are worried that work is not moving fast enough. Specifically, those concerns centered around the unfinished auditorium that currently sits open to the weather.
New Law Would Make Turbine More Profitable For Town
Falmouth -As Falmouth moves forward with plans for a town-owned wind turbine, action is stirring at the Statehouse that could make it a more profitable deal for the town and taxpayers.
Services, Incentives Offered To Boost Turnout
Sandwich -Free on-site childcare, golf cart rides to and from the parking lot for people with mobility problems, and a booklet and DVD showing the ins, the outs, and the importance of Town Meeting participation.
Palliative Care Doctor Takes Bedside Manner To Next Level
Sandwich -Carrying a small black bag, Dr. Suzana K. Everett Makowski melds all of the compassion and traditional services delivered by doctors from an earlier era with today’s technology to offer her patients holistic and comprehensive treatment.
S. Sandwich Woman Files Suit Over Alternative Septic
Sandwich -The trouble Loreen M. Daly is having with her Clipper Drive home in South Sandwich, and the contractor who built it, stinks–quite literally.
Voters To Decide 35 Articles Monday Night
Sandwich - Monday marks Jan L. Teehan’s second Town Meeting as town moderator. As such, she’s leaving as little as possible to chance. She said she has tried to consider every possible glitch, obstacle, or query that might arise before, during, or after the meeting, which is set to begin at 7 PM in the Sandwich High School auditorium.
Police Gear Up For Summer
Bourne -Interim Police Chief Earl V. Baldwin has announced several changes that will be taking place during the next few weeks as the department readies for the summer season, a time when Bourne’s population nearly doubles.
Selectmen, FinCom Vote Down UCT Budget
Bourne -The selectmen and the finance committee voted down the Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School’s budget this week.
Agreement With SEMASS Brings In $761K, 10,000 Tons
Bourne -Bourne is done accepting trash from area towns that otherwise would have been headed to the SEMASS Resource Recovery Facility...for now at least, according to Town Administrator Thomas M. Guerino.
Pipeline Projects To Cross Three Highways In 3.5 Miles
Bourne -What has looked to some as more than one project is, instead, the installation of a 3.5-mile pipeline that is designed to eventually bring natural gas to more Cape Cod customers.
Royston Nash Closes His Career With CCSO
Royston Nash’s final concerts as the music director and conductor of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra will take place tomorrow evening at 8 and Sunday afternoon at 3 in the Barnstable High School Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main Street, Hyannis.
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