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November 23, 2014

House lawmakers could advance legislation in the lame-duck session giving the state an official wordsmith. On Friday afternoon, the House Committee on Ways and Means began polling on a Rep. Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown) and Rep.

November 23, 2014

House lawmakers could advance legislation in the lame-duck session giving the state an official wordsmith. On Friday afternoon, the House Committee on Ways and Means began polling on a Rep. Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown) and Rep.

November 20, 2014
Women's Republican Club of Cape Cod to present a gift to Emerson House

The Women's Republican Club of Cape Cod (WRCCC) will host their Christmas party on Friday, December 5 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Village Tea Room at Borsari Gallery, 524 Main Street in Dennis.

There will be a raffle for holiday centerpieces, baskets and more. Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket or $10 for an "arm's length".

November 20, 2014
Women's Republican Club of Cape Cod to present a gift to Emerson House

The Women's Republican Club of Cape Cod (WRCCC) will host their Christmas party on Friday, December 5 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Village Tea Room at Borsari Gallery, 524 Main Street in Dennis.

There will be a raffle for holiday centerpieces, baskets and more. Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket or $10 for an "arm's length".

November 15, 2014
House considers a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline - Senate reauthorizes a program of block grants for state child care and development efforts - Lame duck session ends Jan. 13, 2015

Two key House votes
Three in the Senate

Congressional votes for the week of 11/07 - 11/13/2014

There were two key votes in the House this week, and three key votes in the Senate. The House held a total of two roll call votes in the week ending Thursday; the Senate held five roll call votes.

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November 15, 2014
House considers a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline - Senate reauthorizes a program of block grants for state child care and development efforts - Lame duck session ends Jan. 13, 2015

Two key House votes
Three in the Senate

Congressional votes for the week of 11/07 - 11/13/2014

There were two key votes in the House this week, and three key votes in the Senate. The House held a total of two roll call votes in the week ending Thursday; the Senate held five roll call votes.

November 15, 2014
"The Rascal King Curley" and "Onions Burke"

WEEKLY ROUNDUP -
"Fundamentally decent people"

Recap and analysis of the week in state government

STORY OF THE WEEK: Judgment rendered for three former probation officials and everyone who enabled them.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "We may be at the end of an era here, and perhaps the sentence ought to recognize how widespread this was," said Judge Young.

Attorney General Coakley vs. Superior Court Judge Sanders

November 15, 2014
Baker transition - Health Connector relaunch - Pardons & commutations - Closing the $325 million budget gap

Week of Nov. 15-21, 2014

Closing that $325 million Budget Gap in the $36.5 billion Budget

November 15, 2014
Baker transition - Health Connector relaunch - Pardons & commutations - Closing the $325 million budget gap

Week of Nov. 15-21, 2014

Closing that $325 million Budget Gap in the $36.5 billion Budget

November 14, 2014
1966: Edward Brooke elected to the Senate. 2000: Wellfleet church closes its doors. 2006: A bygone culinary classic revisited

1960: Kennedy appears in Hyannis after being elected president

His first public appearance since beating Nixon by 118,000 votes

This weekend in 1960, President-elect John F. Kennedy and his family appeared in public for the first time, at the National Guard armory on South Street in Hyannis across the street from present-day Barnstable Town Hall, on the morning after Kennedy narrowly defeated Richard M. Nixon by only 118,000 votes.

November 13, 2014
Presented by the League of Women Voters of Falmouth.

On Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 pm, the League of Women Voters of Falmouth presents Constitutional lawyer and historian Jane Scarborough who will discuss one of the Supreme Court’s most controversial recent decisions. This public program takes place in the Hermann Foundation Room at the Falmouth Public Library on Katherine Lee Bates Road.

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November 13, 2014
They have been treated like 1950s children, left to play on their own, and sometimes squabbling among themselves with nobody paying much attention

Editor's Note: The following is an op-ed column from former Boston Business Journal Executive Editor George Donnelly.

By George Donnelly

They have been treated like 1950s children, left to play on their own, and sometimes squabbling among themselves with nobody paying much attention. Now, the most politically powerful person in Massachusetts will be one of theirs. And the Massachusetts GOP, especially its few elected leaders, small in number and largely ignored for so long, will come out of the shadows.

November 11, 2014
First regular meeting following election season

The Barnstable Democratic Town Committee will meet next on Wednesday, November 12 at 7 p.m. at the Centerville Rec Building, 524 Main Street in Centerville.

This is the first regular meeting following the busy election season.

During the meeting new members will be elected and the committee will discuss the future. The outcome of last week's election will also be covered.

Barnstable Democrats interested in joining the BDTC are encouraged to attend. 

November 11, 2014
First regular meeting following election season

The Barnstable Democratic Town Committee will meet next on Wednesday, November 12 at 7 p.m. at the Centerville Rec Building, 524 Main Street in Centerville.

This is the first regular meeting following the busy election season.

During the meeting new members will be elected and the committee will discuss the future. The outcome of last week's election will also be covered.

Barnstable Democrats interested in joining the BDTC are encouraged to attend. 

November 11, 2014
Governor-elect names a Democrat to his cabinet

Divided by party, Beacon Hill's incoming leaders share old ties

DeLeo, Rosenberg worked with Baker under Weld and Cellucci administrations

UPDATE: Baker's first cabinet appointment is to a Democrat

Governor-elect Charlie Baker has tapped a Democrat as his first Cabinet pick, turning to Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash to lead his administration's housing and economic development efforts.

November 11, 2014
Governor-elect names a Democrat to his cabinet

Divided by party, Beacon Hill's incoming leaders share old ties

DeLeo, Rosenberg worked with Baker under Weld and Cellucci administrations

UPDATE: Baker's first cabinet appointment is to a Democrat

Governor-elect Charlie Baker has tapped a Democrat as his first Cabinet pick, turning to Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash to lead his administration's housing and economic development efforts.

November 8, 2014
Featuring guest speaker David Cobb.

Move to Amend, the national campaign to abolish Corporate Personhood, will host a community forum on “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule” with guest speaker David Cobb of the Move to Amend campaign.

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November 8, 2014
1960: JFK's first press conference as president-elect. 1872: Great Boston Fire destroys 1,000 buildings.

1620: Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts

They were headed for what is Virginia today, but on this day in 1620, the Pilgrims first spotted land from the Mayflower, and finally came ashore in Provincetown Harbor two days later.

November 8, 2014
Two-party state governance makes a comeback on Beacon Hill - Now come the political post-mortems

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - 
JUST ENOUGH

Recap and analysis of the week in state government

STORY OF THE WEEK: Two-party governance makes a comeback on Beacon Hill.

Four years ago Charlie Baker had had enough, but his frustration alone was insufficient to topple a popular incumbent governor.

On Tuesday, Baker had just enough. And it was Democrat Martha Coakley left wondering what went wrong.

November 8, 2014
Two-party state governance makes a comeback on Beacon Hill - Now come the political post-mortems

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - 
JUST ENOUGH

Recap and analysis of the week in state government

STORY OF THE WEEK: Two-party governance makes a comeback on Beacon Hill.

Four years ago Charlie Baker had had enough, but his frustration alone was insufficient to topple a popular incumbent governor.

On Tuesday, Baker had just enough. And it was Democrat Martha Coakley left wondering what went wrong.

November 8, 2014
$325 million hole in $36.5 billion state budget - Sentencing of three former probation department officials - Annual Joint Conference of the Massachusetts School Committees and School Superintendents in Hyannis

WEEK OF NOV. 9-15, 2014

This week's elections passed just ahead of key court dates for three former probation officials convicted on corruption charges, before a judge revisits a controversial health care anti-trust settlement, and before the Patrick administration publicly acknowledged that a $325 million hole is developing in the four-month-old $36.5 billion state budget. As Governor-elect Charlie Baker hunts for personnel to stock his administration, the week ahead brings a sobering return to the world of government administration on all three of those fronts.

November 8, 2014
$325 million hole in $36.5 billion state budget - Sentencing of three former probation department officials - Annual Joint Conference of the Massachusetts School Committees and School Superintendents in Hyannis

WEEK OF NOV. 9-15, 2014

This week's elections passed just ahead of key court dates for three former probation officials convicted on corruption charges, before a judge revisits a controversial health care anti-trust settlement, and before the Patrick administration publicly acknowledged that a $325 million hole is developing in the four-month-old $36.5 billion state budget. As Governor-elect Charlie Baker hunts for personnel to stock his administration, the week ahead brings a sobering return to the world of government administration on all three of those fronts.

November 7, 2014
Food pantry director to speak about hunger on Cape Cod

The Dennis Democratic Town Committee will meet again on Monday, November 17 at 7 p.m. at the Dennis Police Station on Bob Crowell Road.

Mary Anderson, the director of the Family Food Pantry will speak about hunger on Cape Cod.

All are welcome to attend this informative event.

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November 7, 2014
Food pantry director to speak about hunger on Cape Cod

The Dennis Democratic Town Committee will meet again on Monday, November 17 at 7 p.m. at the Dennis Police Station on Bob Crowell Road.

Mary Anderson, the director of the Family Food Pantry will speak about hunger on Cape Cod.

All are welcome to attend this informative event.