Fire district election and meeting Wednesday »
WEST BARNSTABLE — The West Barnstable Fire District?s annual election and meeting will be held on Wednesday.There are no contested races for three available elected positions in the district.Arne Ojala will be running for re-election to a three-year term as water commissioner, Kristine Clark will be seeking a one-year term as water commissioner, and Chrystal LaPine is pursuing another three-year term on the Prudential Committee.Voters are also expected to take [...]
Narcotic overdoses continue to plague region? »
HYANNIS ? In the above photo, police and Hyannis Rescue had rushed to an address in the area of West Main Street this afternoon for a reported overdose. It was the second overdose of the afternoon. The first overdose reportedly was definitely due to heroin. Both overdoses involved young women? Narcan was not necessary in [?]
Craigville cottage can be rebuilt only to original size »
HYANNIS — A Craigville cottage mistakenly demolished during a renovation and expansion project can be rebuilt only to its preexisting size, according to a unanimous ruling by the Barnstable Zoning Board of Appeals.Only two walls of the cottage remain standing after a miscommunication between a contractor and a framing subcontractor in February resulted in the nearly complete demolition of the building.The 125-year-old cottage at 95 Summerbell Avenue abuts a National [...]
Pray for Peace? »
Pray for Peace?Police: Seven officers injured, one unresponsive in Baltimore riotwww.msn.comAt least several Baltimore police officers were injured in a riot that broke out on Monday following the funeral of a man who died in police custody, police spokesman Eric Kowalczyk told reporters.
Two injured in morning roll over »
EASTHAM — Two people were taken to the hospital Monday after a morning crash, according to Eastham fire Chief Mark Foley.Police and fire responded to 240 Sea Gull Lane at around 9:45 a.m. and found a sports utility vehicle on its roof and the occupants out of the vehicle, he said. The occupants suffered minor injuries and were taken to Cape Cod Hospital, he said.The crash is under investigation by Eastham police.
"Where's the '46?"
Briar Springs Road, at the path near the spring?. »
"Where's the '46?" Great job! Briar Springs Road, at the path near the spring. Briar Springs road was not always known as such. In the late 1800's to early 1900's, this road was known as "Beriah's Spring Road". It has been told that a gentleman by the name of Beriah Doane lived just above this spring and next to what would be known as Taylor's Farm. It was a popular hunting spot because of the constant flow of fresh water, which kept ice from forming during the winter. The road that led to his house was known as "Beriah's Spring rd". Over the years, it became shortened and "lost in translation" to now be known as Briar Springs Road. And with that, is your weekly dose of useless information- compliments of the OPD!