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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*

 

            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.