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Our Other Names

Many years ago, when people still used paper maps, I recall my excitement at the debut of the new edition of Butterworth Cape Cod Atlas & Guidebook. I was about 20 and this was a big deal, mostly because I am a map geek, and the release of a new map was akin to a blockbuster movie release. Also, this was not some far away land that was featured – it was of the Cape – and I am, for better or worse, a yokel.

Barnstable Today: October 21, 2014

Barnstable police nab a bank robber, Sandy Neck fees on the rise, and a water works project to begin this week on Yarmouth Road. These stories and more on our October 21, 2014 edition of Barnstable Today.

Barnstable Today: Monday October 20, 2014

How Town Officials are making sure they have a protocol in place to deal with Ebola, a project to replace aging Barnstable Public School trailers could cost more than projected, and a new program will help nurses get their Bachelor’s degree right here on Cape Cod.

Barnstable Today: Friday October 17, 2014

Town Council again postpones a vote related to the West Barnstable Shooting Range, Town Council approves a request for funds to make repairs to Barnstable High School, and rabies bating is set to begin next week in Barnstable.

It's All About Society

I had breakfast with former town engineer Gaetano (George) Calise this week. We decided to meet at the IHOP at the Bourne Rotary, as this local landmark is about to close, and it has been a favorite and convenient meeting spot over the last few years; George lives in Cotuit and I work off-Cape, so we have been able to schedule many an early morning catch-up on the issues of the day related to our beloved Falmouth. I’ll miss their shredded hash browns, a not-so-healthy but oh-so-delicious treat of grilled and shredded potatoes. I could (and did) eat them over and over.

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The Outdoor Shower & Brandy Alexander Pie

      One of the things I have grown to love it my outdoor shower. This is unique to the New England area or to the coastal areas up and down the east coast. You move much to the interior of the country and they you say you shower outside and they look at you like you are from another planet. But when it comes down to it, they don't know what they are missing. There are a few different styles of showers that are common here on the Cape. First is the total open concept, no walls, no door, just a shower head, may be hot and cold, may just be cold.

Barnstable Today: Wednesday October 15, 2014

Some tree clearing will soon need to happen near the Barnstable Municipal Airport, the Health Division hosts its first flu clinic of the season and find out where you can get pumpkins just in time for Halloween.

Barnstable Today: Tuesday October 14, 2014

Barnstable police arrest a Hyannis woman following a bank robbery, students evacuate Barnstable High school twice last week after two bomb threats were made, and updates are being made to the Paine Black House in West Barnstable.

Keeping Them Safe

The first duty of college administrators is not to educate or improve, it is to keep students safe

                                   By David A. Mittell, Jr.