Orleans Improvement Association annual holiday decorating contest; Anterless deer permits to be sold on Nantucket, Sunday, November 29, 2009; Yarmouth Police host Operation Safe Medicine Cabinet; Orleans Board of Selectmen Notice of Public Hearing

Orleans Improvement Association's 3rd annual Holiday Decorating Contest

Judging for the 3rd annual Orleans Improvement Association Holiday Decorating Contest will be held on Friday and Saturday, December 4th and 5th.  All businesses in Orleans are invited to participate.

Winners will be announced on Monday, December 7, 2009.  First place will receive $500 and second place will receive $250.

In 2008, twenty-eight Orleans businesses registered for the contest.  First place went to Nonnie's Country Kitchen and second place went to The Local Craftsman & Phoenix Fruit.

Applications are available here. For more information, visit the OIA website.

Courtesy of the Orleans Improvement Association.

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Anterless deer permits to be sold on Nantucket, Sunday, November 29, 2009

For the convenience of shotgun season deer hunters, biologists from the Mass. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife plan to sell antlerless deer permits to interested deer hunters on Sunday, November 29, 2009 from 1pm–3pm at the deer check station at the Surfside Water Treatment Plant. 

Hunters must have their hunting license with them in order to purchase permits. Hunters may also bring licenses of their friends who are hunting on the island.

Staff can only accept cash or checks only. Sorry, credit cards cannot be accepted.  Please be patient if the 11:30am ferry is delayed as Division staff will be traveling on that vessel.

Courtesy MA EEA.

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Yarmouth Police host Operation Safe Medicine Cabinet

On Saturday, December 12, 2009 from noon to 4:00 PM the Yarmouth Police Department will serve as a drop off point to safely dispose of any unwanted medicines.

Unused and out of date medicines are a danger to society and can be the subject of theft and misuse.  In addition—flushing medications down the sink or toilet can cause contamination of our water supply.

All citizens are urged to visit Yarmouth Police Headquarters at One Brad Erickson Way in West Yarmouth and dispose of their unwanted or expired medications in this proper and innovative manner.

is the first of its kind program offered on Cape Cod and is being conducted with support of the Yarmouth CVS pharmacies. 

There is no fee involved and non-police personnel will greet you in the lobby and then ensure your confidentiality by obscuring any personal information on all containers.  No personal information will be collected and there are no forms to complete.

For additional information please call Yarmouth Police Detective Christopher A. Kent at 508-775-0445 extension 2125.

Courtesy of the Yarmouth Police Department.

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Orleans Board of Selectmen Notice of Public Hearing

On December 9th, 2009 at 6:45 p.m., the Orleans Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing to consider alternatives for improvements to the intersections of Route 6A, Route 28 and Canal Roads.  Officials from the Massachusetts Highway Department will provide an overview of the conceptual alternatives being considered.  Conceptual sketches of the alternatives being considered are available for review here.

Nearby property owners are invited to attend the meeting to learn more and to offer any comments you may have on the improvement alternatives.

Courtesy of the Town of Orleans.

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