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Here is an actual abusive scene in my memoir Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round: An Alcoholic Family in Crisis. Looking back, I wonder how I ever stayed in a relationship that sick. Why didn't I take action before Richie's habit led into blackouts? I had to be more sick. Our poor daughters were forced into listening and being frightened by scenes from parents fighting.
Here is the scene:
The School Committee begins working on the FY16 budget, plans to upgrade the Osterville Bay School property are in the works, and Hockey East comes to Hyannis today. These stories and more on this episode of Barnstable Today.
Men pledge to end violence against women.
By Jonathan Mayo
On March 5, independence House hosted their annual "White Ribbon Day" at Cape Cod Irish Village. Local residents and community leaders fought the snowy morning to gather at this event, which asks men to make the following pledge." From this day forward I promise to be part of the solution in ending violence against women."
Over the weekend I took the time to exercise my ability to go use my shellfish license and go raking for Quahogs. The weather was not bad at all and the wind was light and the water temperatures were actually warmer than the air temperatures, so my feet did not do that bad on staying warm. But with the colder waters the Quahogs have buried themselves deeper into the sand so digging for them is much more difficult that normal and for those of us who only go out occasionally it is even more taxing, and I have the bruises on my shoulder to prove it.
Seeking solutions for Sandy Neck dune nourishment, Little League season is coming soon, and the Barnstable Police Department is looking for a few good men and women. These stories and more on this episode of Barnstable Today!
When you’re behind the wheel of a car or truck in winter, the only thing worse than heavy white snow is unseen black ice, so even on days when there’s no precipitation, cold weather presents awful road conditions everywhere in southeastern Massachusetts.