Wind Farm word fight; Bourne TM; No quorum necessary at Sandwich TM; Silent Soccer

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.  The Upper Cape Codder covers the towns of Bourne and Sandwich and is owned by Gatehouse Media.

uccUpper Cape news, May 9, 2007

Sound bites and science: ‘Cape Wind’ author says democratic process stolen
In the Norman Rockwell painting Freedom of Speech, a man in a blue flannel shirt and work jacket stands at what appears to be a typical New England town meeting, a copy of that evening’s warrant in his jacket pocket. Those around him — slightly older gentlemen, graying at the temples and sporting suits and ties — listen intently to the man’s words.

Wind farm foe: Book ‘a disservice’ to real issues
“Totally biased.” That’s the two-word book review offered by Audra Parker, director of strategic planning for the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, on “Cape Wind: Money, Celebrity, Class, Politics and the Battle for Our Energy Future on Nantucket Sound.”

In Sandwich: Quorum reduced, government structure remains
It will no longer be necessary for 200 people to show up to hold a Town Meeting in Sandwich.  At Town Meeting Monday night, voters agreed to set the quorum at zero.

Tech school spending will impact Bourne budget
Bourne Town Meeting
When: 7: 30 p.m., Monday, May 14
Where: Bourne High School; parking available off both Trowbridge and Waterhouse roads.

Silent soccer; Silent sidelines allow kids to take charge
The signs read “Quiet Please!” but they weren’t posted in the public library.
Instead, some of the quietest places in Sandwich Sunday were the local soccer fields. In keeping with what has become a national trend to conduct Silent Weekend — where parents and coaches keep their thoughts and words to themselves — the Sandwich Soccer Club participated in the annual event by asking all of its teams to stay silent on the sidelines.

Demolition permit issue still in review
Bourne Town Administrator Thomas Guerino is checking with Town Counsel Robert Troy to determine “if any steps were missed” at Town Hall when a demolition permit was issued for the McLaughlin family homestead removal at Old Bridge Road.

Kiah’s Way blocked, investigation continues
A section of Kiah’s Way is closed while Sandwich officials try to find out who widened it without permits.

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