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Sometimes, satire can help us to understand the world around us. The best example of influential satire that I’ve ever read is George Orwell’s Animal Farm which lampooned communism. While I’ll never threaten Orwell in this realm, I hope that readers will find this satire a bit amusing and more than a little relevant to the Cape Wind saga.
Barnstable Police Department’s Community Impact Unit is hoping a grant will help expand their program, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Czajkowski announces she will be leaving after this school year, and we have tips on how to save money on your electric bill, even with holiday decorations.
Details from last night's Town Council meeting on this episode of Barnstable Today.
By Jack Sheedy
Our hero, Thomas J. McSheey, adjunct English professor at Stonycliff College, penned the following introduction to a lecture he traditionally presented to his Creative Writing students at the beginning of each new semester. It was unearthed in the college’s archives, along with a flask of whisky, a pouch of pipe tobacco, and a rejection letter from a book publisher.
Walking the Plank
(Musical accompaniment: “La Mer” by Debussy)
So are you ready for some weather change? I am to about 72 degrees durning the day and about 60 in the evening, with a light breeze, open windows and a warm ocean water nearby. But I am neither rich nor do I have rich relatives in Florida, So for now I will dream of those late May early June days right here on the Cape. I have been a lover of winter most of my life, which I learned from my Mother. She would have been happy living outside of Buffalo or Syracuse with all the snow.
The Housing Committee sets goals for 2015, Sandy Neck staff looks to build a meeting area, and we get details on the town’s financial status with Finance Director Mark Milne.
A Hyannis home investigation probed, planned historic preservation projects presented, and preparation for winter weather - these stories and more on this episode of Barnstable Today.
Barnstable Public Schools could soon be searching for a new Superintendent, town officials are looking for ways to fight the opiate crisis in our community, and a local museum looks to renew its lease.