It’s the lifeline of Cape Cod. To many of us, it ends at the bridges. But Route 6 is actually the longest highway in America running from Provincetown to California. Also known as the Grand Old Highway, a nod to the Grand Army of the Republic Highway, the roadway is falling out of use and out of the consciousness of the American public in favor of bigger interstates and air travel. However, there is a growing push to change that. The U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association is a not-for-profit organization focused on economic development and cultural preservation of the 600-some odd communities along the 3,652 miles of Route 6.
Headlines from the Lower Cape, July 5, 2007
Gillnetters angry over new lobster regulations
It’s always something, as Rosanne Rosannadanna used to say, and for the gillnet fishermen of Chatham that something is another regulation that will hit them in the pocketbook. Monday morning state Division of Marine Fisheries director Paul Diodati issued an emergency action to reduce the number of lobsters harvested by Cape Cod gillnetters. The rules took effect Tuesday.
Rower departs for France
Frenchman Charlie Girard set off in his rowboat July Fourth to attempt a record-breaking 3,317-mile passage across the Atlantic Ocean to La Tranche Sur Mer, Vendee, France. Girard hopes to beat the 62 days and 19-hour record set by fellow countryman Emmanuel Coindre in 2004. See the rower's site here. See his rescue Thursday night here.
State passes budget, plans home insurance commission
The Senate Tuesday passed a $26.8 billion budget that includes funding for several Cape Cod programs and establishes a commission to examine the homeowners’ insurance crisis in coastal communities.
Get your kicks on Route 6 It’s the lifeline of Cape Cod.
To many of us, it ends at the bridges. But Route 6 is actually the longest highway in America running from Provincetown to California.
Unused Nauset Light parking spaces question need for ocean beach
The 70-plus parking spaces set aside for Eastham taxpayers at two Cape Cod National Seashore beaches are not routinely filling up, and that’s worrisome to those who claim the town needs its own oceanside beach parking lot.
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Headlines from the Outer Cape, July 6, 2007Truro man dies in car crash
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