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Thunderstorms Today, Late Week Heat

Keep Your Head Up Today

The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement (they just did a revamp of their notification process, and are now issuing Weather Statements) for today, regarding a threat of strong to severe thunderstorms.

Newman Wins New Hampshire; Japan Takes World Cup; Cape League; Sox/Rays, Fair Fight?

Ryan Newman Wins At Loudon

First of all, much love to Elshivia Segal for hooking us up with this shot of the F-16s about to do the flyover for the Lenox 301 at Loudon. She's about a half hour from there.



            Summertime and the livin’ is easy

Tropical Storm Forming, Far From Us

Call Him Bret, And He's No Threat

He's not our problem and won't become our problem, but I just thought that I'd mention that a tropical storm is forming off the SE US coast. We're nautical-type people here on the Cape, and we're supposed to be aware of stuff like this.

Save that Money!

Sox Hammer Rays

Red Sox 9, Tampa Bay 5

The Boston Red Sox evened up their series with the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday by administering a 9-5 beating on the Floridians.

Boston had home runs hit by Josh Reddick, Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury. Boston has hit 7 home runs in the last 2 games against Tampa.

John Lackey struck out 7 to improve to 7-8, 6.70. The Sox roughed up All Star pitcher Jamie Shields, who ended the day 8-8, 2.60.

Police Move To Revoke Elderly Driver's License

She Hits Things

The Mashpee police department is moving to get a dangerous elderly driver off the road, after the Demolition Derby came early to Mashpee.

Violet Slate, which is a cool name, was involved in a terrific accident Friday that saw her hit 3 vehicles and a supermarket.

No one was injured in the incident at Roche Brothers, although the building suffered substantial damage.

Sox Lose, NASCAR On Cape Cod?

Tampa Bay 9, Boston 6

The Boston Red Sox started the second half of the season not with a bang, but a whimper. The Tampa Bay Rays handled us, 9-6.

The Rays bashed a grand slam (by Ben Zobrist) off Sox starter Andrew Miller. Miller gave up 5 hits and 7 runs to end up at 3-1, 5.68. Taylor Price, who gave up Derek Jeter's 3000th hit, improved to 9-7.

Community Benefits and a Barn Raising

I'm typically a pretty ardent pincher of the pennies when it comes to our local government's finances, particularly in these austere times.  Our local balance sheet, to remain healthy, needs to contain a mix of limited spending and hearty revenues.  Keeping our town's fiscal health robust is, in its simplest terms, a combination of those two.