Barnstable vessel auction; Orleans ORV trails remain closed; Brewster flu shot clinic Wednesday; Provincetown shellfishing begins 11/1

Barnstable vessel auction October 30th

The Town of Barnstable will be holding an auction for vessels removed from Ropes Beach, Cotuit on Friday, October 30, 2009, at the Marine & Environmental Affairs Office, 1189 Phinneys Lane, Centerville.

Viewing will be from 9:00am - 11:45am at this location. Sealed bids for whole vessel(s) only will be accepted until 11:45am with the award announced at noon. Whole vessels must be removed by 5:00 pm October 30, 2009.

Vessels include a Hobie Cat, Skimmar Skiff and Starcraft Skiff.

Any questions call 508-790-6273.

Release courtesy of the Town of Barnstable.


Orleans ORV trail update - trails remain closed

The Off Road Vehicle (ORV) Trails North (Nauset Spit) and South continue to remain closed to vehicle traffic with the exception of camp owners.

There has been considerable erosion due to the last two Nor'Easters and moon high tides.

Currently there is no front berm to drive on and there is considerable water in the back trails.

No camps were damaged in Orleans, but unfortunately Bill Hammatt's camp in Chatham was moved off its foundation into the small inlet.

There was considerable dune loss between Trail #1 and Trail #2 and between Trail #5 & Trail #7.

The ORV trails will be re-evaluated on Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Visit the town's website for more information.

Release courtesy of the Town of Orleans.


Brewster seasonal flu shot clinic Wednesday

The Brewster Board of Health will conduct a Seasonal Flu Clinic as an Emergency Dispensing Site Drill in cooperation with the Visiting Nurse Association, the Council on Aging and the Local Emergency Planning Committee on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Our Lady of the Cape Church, 456 Stony Brook Road, Brewster.

Doors will open at 10:00 AM. Arrival prior to that time is not encouraged. The B-Bus will be available to drive people to the clinic.

Please contact the Health Department at 508-896-3701 ext. 120 so that we may plan for your arrival.

Immunizations will be offered to the following Brewster residents only:

  • All Brewster residents age 65 and older.
  • Brewster adults with chronic medical conditions.

People who should NOT be vaccinated include:

  • Those who have an allergy to eggs that cause dangerous reactions if they
    eat eggs.
  • Those who are ill and have a fever should delay vaccination until fever and
    Other temporary symptoms are gone.

Bring Medicare Part B card and supplemental insurance cards to the clinic. Those with insurance will not have a cost. All others will be asked for a donation. For those not wishing to attend a clinic, but whishing to be immunized, please contact your physician.

(Please note: This clinic is for seasonal flu and a separate vaccine will be required to protect against H1N1.)

Release courtesy of the Town of Orleans.


Provincetown shellfishing areas open November 1st

On Sunday,November 1, 2009, the shellfish area east of the west end breakwaterwill be open to the public. The days allowed are Sundays and Fridaysthrough the end of March 2010, with a ten-quart limit per week.

Licenses,gauges, and a copy of the regulations will be available at the TownClerk's office, Temporary Town Hall, 16 Jerome Smith Road, afterOctober 20, 2009.

More information available on the Shellfish Department page.

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