Wellfleet dolphin stranding; P'town poli-chat; Rise in staph cases concerns gay community; Loss of grant money could cause deficit

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Orleans Arey's Pond is freezing over this week, but it will be unfrozen soon and catboat sailors can hoist sail again.

tccLower Cape Headlines, January 24, 2008

Dolphin strandings keep volunteers busy

Wellfleet - Last week a pod of 17 white-sided dolphins got caught in the shallow waters of Wellfleet Harbor and the chilly temperatures were too much. Sixteen died before members of Cape Cod Stranding Network could reach them and the other was in bad shape and was euthanized.  “We got the call fairly early in the morning (Tuesday Jan. 15),” said network director Katie Touhey. “About 10 came into Loagey Bay in Wellfleet and there were a handful of animals by the Herring River. Two at the Herring River and one at Loagey Bay were alive but by the time we got there, there was only one alive at Loagey Bay and it was in bad shape"...

Coffee and political chat offered at café
Provincetown - What would Hillary drink? Does Mitt prefer a latte or is he a black coffee kind of guy? Is Ralph Nader going to come in at the last minute and change his order? ...The Purple Feather, a coffee and chocolates shop at 334 Commercial St. is kicking off its Winter Coffee Klatch Series Friday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m.

Rise in staph cases concerns gay community
Provincetown - Recent reports of a rise in a virulent strain of staph infections, particularly among gay men, has many in the gay community concerned and Outer Cape health care providers answering a lot of questions.

Loss of grant money could cause deficit
Provincetown - A grant from the USDA to cover costs of connecting Seashore Point to the town’s sewer...

Democrats to hold caucus
Provincetown - Democrats will hold a caucus at the Provincetown Police Department, 6 Shank Painter Road...

Changing your old house?
Architect says to beware of altering historic character

Orleans - Anyone who owns a historic home on the Cape knows firsthand that the joys and charms of living in an old house brings with it unique quirks. Even so, an old home can feel tired and rundown in need of some fixing up.  The renovation of a historic home or adding an addition, however, can be a daunting project, not to mention expensive.

Pair busted for heroin in Orleans
Orleans -  Two local men were arrested on drug charges Wednesday night following a lengthy undercover investigation by local and State Police that resulted in the seizure of 50 bags of heroin worth about $1,300. 

Bohman won’t seek sixth term
Chatham - While others are racing through New Hampshire, Michigan Nevada and South Carolina seeking high political office Douglas Ann Bohman has decided she’s spent enough time in the halls of government. The longtime Chatham selectwoman will not seek reelection this May.

Brewster DCPC moves ahead
Brewster - The town has taken the first step in designating its watershed as a District of Critical Planning Concern following a vote by the board of selectmen Monday to go ahead with an application to Cape Cod Commission for consideration.

Fire claims woman's life
Eastham - Margaret “Peg” MacArthur, a recent divorcee, was on her way to new life in Eastham with her three dogs and two cats.  She had moved into the rental apartment at Wood Song Road on Dec. 30 and was supposed to sign papers for a new vehicle next Monday, Jan. 31. 

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