The Buzzards Bay Water District is slowly making inroads toward an increase in its water withdrawal permit.The water district is in the process of responding to questions relative to its application for an increase—questions that have been raised by the state.
Cape Cod and lighthouses go hand in hand.Surrounded by water, some of it treacherous, the Cape has needed the navigational aides to allow vessels to safely pass around its shores.According to the Lighthouse Directory today there are more than 18,600 lighthouses worldwide.
Paul Cuffe was born on Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts, in 1759.His mother was a Native American woman named Ruth Moses, and his father was Kofi Slocum, a formerly enslaved man from the Ashanti Empire, located in modern-day Ghana.
Slipping and sliding, the poor man was struggling at dusk on the Bourne Bridge sidewalk thick with ice and snow.
The Pembroke Titans bested the Plymouth North/South squad in the semifinals of the Patriot Cup.PLYMOUTH, MA- The Plymouth North/South Girls Hockey team traveled to Gallo Arena in Buzzards Bay to face the Pembroke Titans in the Semifinals of the Patriot Cup.
Float away on a floating home. Known now as Tapestry, this three-bedroom house once served as the Governor Herrick, a dredge for the Cape Cod Canal. It’s a house on a boat—but it's not a houseboat. “It's one of the only homes in Buzzards Bay that's floating and not actually considered a houseboat. It's considered a floating home, because it does not have a motor inside. For it to be moved, it has to be pulled by a barge or put onto a larger structure,” explains listing agent Jan MacGregor. Listed for
BARNSTABLE — A medical malpractice tribunal determined there is enough evidence to proceed with a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the estate of a woman who hanged herself at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility in 2017. The tribunal ruled last week that there is “sufficient evidence to raise a legitimate question as to liability appropriate for judicial inquiry” for Correctional Psychiatric Services, the third-party vendor that was hired to handle mental health cases at the jail, and several of
Buzzards Bay BOURNE – A proposed wastewater outfall pipe could help clean Buzzards Bay and other Upper Cape Cod waterways of nitrogen pollution. The proposal, spearheaded by the Buzzards Bay Coalition, aims to construct a discharge pipe from Wareham’s wastewater treatment plant that will allow flow directly to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and into the Cape Cod Canal. The Coalition said that the project would remove 100,000 pounds of nitrogen pollution from Upper Cape bodies of water every year. “Nitrogen
NEW BEDFORD — Local nonprofit Buzzards Bay Coalition received a $75,000 grant to support testing a faster way to monitor its nitrogen-reducing septic systems. The pilot project will occur in West Falmouth where the coalition has installed 30 of these systems over the last four years. “The impact of what we learn in this study will go well beyond West Falmouth,” said Maureen Thomas, water resources specialist for the coalition, in a written statement. “The information that we collect will be directly
BARNSTABLE — The estate of a Centerville woman who hung herself in the Barnstable County Correctional Facility has filed a lawsuit against the sheriff's office and the third-party vendor that handles mental health cases at the jail. In the suit, the estate says the warning signs of Jessica DiCesare's mental health issues were ignored. DiCesare, a mother of two, died by suicide in 2017 at the Buzzards Bay jail while awaiting a hearing on charges of receiving stolen property, driving uninsured and without a
Friday, January 29 Dispositions James M. Lavelle, 55, Head of the Bay Road, Buzzards Bay; marked lanes violation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, operating under the influence of liquor, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle on January 18 in Bourne; marked lanes violation, not responsible, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, dismissed on request of the commonwealth, operating under the influence of liquor, admission to sufficient facts, continued without a finding until January
With a year to go before the Town of Bourne’s cable television contract expires, the Bourne Board of Selectmen have established a Cable Advisory Committee. The seven-member committee will advise the selectmen on matters relative to negotiating the town’s next cable TV contract. The committee was established during the selectmen’s remote meeting on Tuesday, February 2. Members chosen for the committee are Richard J. Kantor of Buzzards Bay, Gerald R. Johnson of Cataumet, Jeffrey A. Leshin of Pocasset, Justin
When you walk into Mezza Luna Restaurant in Buzzards Bay, you encounter a wall of snapshots and handwritten notes — crowded together and sometimes overlapping —showing families marking occasions from christenings to weddings to bereavements. Owner E. J. Cubellis II (Emilio John, but few know that because he has always been E.J.) took over the business in 1993 at age 21 from his father, E.J. Cubellis, also an Emilio but called Johnny. Johnny took over the business from his mother, Speranza Cubellis, who
Attention subscribers Please log in to continue Need an account? The weather has been pretty good for fishing this week. AJ Coots of Red Top Sporting Goods, Buzzards Bay said, “Saltwater fishing has slowed down quite a bit. Some anglers are targeting maceral and hold over school striped bass (on the Cape Cod Canal) but most anglers are freshwater fishing for trout. The state of Massachusetts (and Rhode Island) did a great job stocking ponds this fall.” Coots said, “Most anglers are using minnows with
“Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML)” Buzzards Bay, MA Webinar – The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce would like to invite entrepreneurs to attend this small business development virtual experience. This FREE “Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML)” webinar will be held on Thursday, January 21 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. . Please join Wendy Hansen , Atty., Foley & Foley, PC for an overview of the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave law that started on January
FALL RIVER - A list of Diocese of Fall River clergy accused of committing sexual abuse of a minor has been published by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha and includes five priests who had been assigned to St. Patrick’s Church in Wareham, two to St. Margaret’s in Buzzards Bay, and one assigned to St. Rita in Marion. The priests who had been assigned to St. Patrick’s in Wareham include Mark R. Hession, born in 1958, ordination in 1984, faculties - permission granted to clergy that enables them to practice public
The Bourne Fire Department responded to reports of flames coming from a chimney at 24 Wallace Avenue in Buzzards Bay just before 2 PM on Saturday, January 9. Firefighters climbed on the roof and dropped a “bomb” of fire extinguishing chemicals down the chimney and then used a chimney chain to dislodge any debris from the insides of the chute, Deputy Chief Joseph J. Carrara said Saturday afternoon. Once the fire had been extinguished, firefighters checked the rest of the one-story ranch with a thermal imaging
The following are excerpts from the Bourne Police Logs dated Wednesday, December 30, through Wednesday, January 6. A motor vehicle stop was conducted at 12:48 AM on the Route 6 & 28 Bypass Road in Buzzards Bay. Police cited the driver of a black 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failing to drive in the right lane of the highway. * * * Officers cited a driver at the East Rotary in Buzzards Bay at 1:51 AM, after they stopped a white 2020 Honda Accord that was being
Recent posts on social media about a proposed wastewater outfall into the canal evoke images of huge volumes of brown sludge pouring into pristine waters. That is unfortunate, because the reality is that the proposed plan would benefit the entire Buzzards Bay watershed while greatly reducing pollution in many of its bays and inlets. In brief, this proposal would create a regional wastewater district that includes Bourne, Marion, Wareham, Plymouth and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. It is being driven by
Efforts to construct a new mixed-use development in Buzzards Bay can move forward now, after approval was given to install two underground fuel storage tanks. The project had been held up because of concerns over where the tanks would be located on the property. The project was addressed by the Bourne Board of Selectmen during its remote meeting on Tuesday, January 5. An application was submitted to the board to approve installation of two underground fuel tanks, each holding 15,000 gallons. One tank would hold