Boathouse burns; Hyannis crash; Dennis bicyclists hit; Yarmouth crashes; New county communications center

Crash closes Route 28 in Hyannis
- A two vehicle crash closed down Route 28 late Wednesday evening. The crash happened about 11 PM at Lincoln Road. Authorities closed down the road while one of the victims was extricated. Ambulances from Hyannis and Centerville transported victims to CCH. Further details were not immediately available. 

Boathouse burns in Falmouth
- Firefighters were called to the scene of a structure fire in Falmouth about 5:50 PM. Reports say a boathouse was gutted by fire on Penzance Road in the Long Neck section of Woods Hole. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Two bicyclists struck by SUV in Dennis

Rescuers work on a bicyclist after he was struck by a Jeep in Dennis.
DENNIS - Two bicyclists were injured when they were struck by an SUV around 4:30 PM Wednesday. The two were riding on the bike path along Old Bass River Road when the Jeep came out of Debbie Lane and collided with them.

31-year old Carrie Hassel of South Boston was reported thrown over the hood of the Jeep and was treated by Dennis rescue personnel and taken to Cape Cod Hospital by a Yarmouth ambulance with an arm injury.

The second bicyclist 29-year old Timothy Smith of Waltham was treated at the scene.

Dennis Police are investigating the crash and cited the driver 34-year old Karen Pineau of South Dennis for failing to use care in starting.
Photos by Kevin Morley.

Two crashes stall afternoon commute on Station Avenue
- Two crashes within minutes stalled the afternoon commute along Station Avenue in Yarmouth. About 3:15 PM a couple of cars collided at the Route 6 offramp. Then shortly after two other vehicles were in a rear end collision in traffic stopped from the first crash. None of the injuries appear life threatening. Yarmouth Police are investigation the crashes. Photo by R. Copley.

New county communications center goes on air
E - The Barnstable County Sheriff's new communications center at the Otis Base went on the air today. It replaces the old cramped facility on the hill behind the county courthouses in Barnstable. The Sheriff's Department handles communications for the county as well as Orleans, Brewster, Barnstable, West Barnstable, Mashpee and Bourne Fire Departments and also answers 911 for several towns. In addition the center has ties to various state agencies and local utilities. The move will allow more Cape departments interested in regional dispatch to avail themselves of the service. Click here for photo tour of the new facility welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on