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Old Reliable: Cape Wind

Has everyone seen the shocking news that National Grid has filed for a whopping 37% increase in electricity rates starting November 1st?  Click here and here for a couple of articles on this increase.

Barnstable Today: October 27, 2014

Veterans Beach Park renovations are moving ahead, Town Council could soon vote on e-permitting, and Cape Cod Community College nursing students are giving back. These storiesand more on this episode of Barnstable Today.

Chatham Pumpkin People

October 17 -31
Pumpkin People in the Park

Red Palm Oil

I use a variety of oils. Olive oil for salads, salad dressings and even washing my face like they do in Greece; grape seed oil for sautéing and roasting; coconut oil for cooking, baking, moisturizing and swishing; avocado oil for dressings and face washing. Depending on the recipe, pumpkin seed and walnut oils are delicious alternatives in salad dressings too. All are tasty and nutritious, but not the powerhouse of the oil I’ve recently discovered, red palm oil.

Barnstable Today: Friday October 24, 2014

We have details about two great Halloween events for families this weekend on this episode of Barnstable Today.

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Doing So Much - Together

I had the pleasure of speaking to Professor Deniz Leuenberger’s class on public finance and local government at Bridgewater State University last week. The students were eager and engaged, and responded to my somewhat pedestrian presentation on revenues, expenses, taxes and fees with some great questions and genuine interest.

Barnstable Today: Thursday October 23, 2014

School officials want feedback from parents when it comes to school start time, commercial fishermen conduct training exercises in Hyannis Harbor today, and we have details about the Barnstable High School drama club’s annual haunted house.

An Autumn Week on the Cape & Autumn Soup

      This past week was a wonderful week, on Tuesday after receiving the email we were privileged again to go and help with the Chardonnay harvest at Truro Winery. This year we seemed to have a larger group than last year and although the morning started out with a few clouds that was perfect not to get the day over heated, while clearing out to clear blue skies by the time we were wrapping up around noon.

Barnstable Today: Wednesday October 23, 2014

Non-resident Sandy Neck stickers will cost more next summer, the School Committee is discussing a project that would upgrade the athletic fields at Barnstable High School, and the Barnstable Senior Center is getting help from two grants.