Fireworks tonight postponed till Saturday; Barnstable?s Best Dog; All council incumbents have papers out; 6 town unions out of contract; Energy power struggle; Cable competition

barnstable_patriot Headlines, July 6, 2007

Due to the weather tonight, the Hyannis fireworks display in Lewis Bay has been postponed to Saturday, July 7 around 9 p.m.
Competition seen as key in cable negotiations
There have been no overtures from Verizon to bring its fiber-optic television cable system to Barnstable, but the chairman of the town’s cable advisory committee would welcome an application.

Town unions out of contract
With the end of the last fiscal year on June 30, all six municipal bargaining units for the town of Barnstable are out of contract.

Power struggle
Who could argue with the overall goal of energy independence for Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard?

Barnstable’s Best Dog is truly No. 1
The best dog in Barnstable has a secret: Buddy is a shoeaholic. It’s true.

Candidate Watch: All council incumbents have papers out
Jim Crocker of Osterville’s Precinct 5 completes the list of town council incumbents seeking re-election.

For woman of the year, it’s about community and family
Being named the Mercy Otis Warren Cape Cod Woman of the Year was quite an honor for Lynne Poyant of Hyannis.

Cape Wind says energy production would be a breeze on hot days
Cape Wind Associates, which wants to build a 130-turbine wind farm in Nantucket Sound, announced last week that its site on Horseshoe Shoal has experienced strong winds on days of high power demand since 2005.

Plans for Mills gravel pit subject of meeting
Prompted by earth-moving machinery just beyond their property lines, Marstons Mills residents met with town officials last week about the clean up and future development of a one-time landfill and gravel pit off Wakeby Road.The meeting, held at Liberty Hall, discussed current activities, as well as a proposed 96-unit affordable housing development for the 19-acre site.

An early start on the yard sale circuit
The Kuehne sisters were born to give. 

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Register Mid-Cape Headlines,July 5, 2007

Hyannis fireworks postponed to Saturday, July 7
Due to inclement weather Friday, the Hyannis fireworks display in Lewis Bay has been postponed to Saturday, July 7 at approximately 9 p.m.

Bird's-eye view
An osprey nest atop the now-closed John Simpkins School on Old Main Street in South Yarmouth is generating a good deal of attention. Ospreys, also known as fish hawks, have made a dramatic comeback in Yarmouth in recent years, but nests have mainly been confined to wetland areas.

Only a few years ago children played mini-golf around this purple Hippo at Playland
Sea View Playland property: A field of weeds
In September 2004, Dennis residents voted unanimously at a special Town Meeting to spend $4.9 million to buy the 16.5-acre Sea View Playland property in Dennisport from the Zinkevich/Girouard family. The land bank funded $3 million of the purchase, and voters approved a $1.9 million debt exclusion to complete the necessary funding.

A birthday for the books: Celebrate at Sturgis
To celebrate its 140th birthday, the Sturgis Library will host a birthday party from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 8.

Dennis votes Tuesday, July 10
The Dennis special town election is Tuesday, July 10. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is one ballot question.

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