Bourne News, 9/5

Sharks, Sagamore Lane Restrictions, TESLA

Bourne Beaches? Business As Usual, But Ominous Questions Abound...

The shark attack in Plymouth Wednesday prompted swimming bans at town beaches in America's Hometown. However, I have heard nothing of any restrictions being in place in Bourne.

I'd call the Bourne Police and find out the answer for sure, but I have ethics. Johnny Law is a busy man these days, and I only call/bother him if I really, really  need to know something. I'll see what I can find out during the daylight, as I'm working the Werewolf Shift.

Geography sort of saves Bourne's bacon. The shark with the taste for People Food seems to favor Cape Cod Bay, although I'm not 100% sure that the Manomet shark is the same one as the previous week's Duxbury one. That's what gamblers call a lose/lose, as we either have one Great White Shark who loves it here, or several of them, or maybe the whole posse at some point.

However, Bourne only has a wee bit of Cape Cod Bay coastline. Sagamore Beach is mostly cliff, so they won't have many people in the water tomorrow. Pocasset, Monument Beach and her neighbors are all on Buzzards Bay, and Sharky would have to find the relative needle in the haystack that is the Cape Cod Canal in order to have some South Coast dining.

Sharks eat seals, and while Cape Cod Bay has seals, most of them (and, one would assume, most sharks) are still in a sort of Chatham to Provincetown stretch.

We'd love for Dr. Gregory Skomal to take the boat over here and jab a tag into this shark, so we know where he's going at any moment.

I think that Sagamore Beach is all private, so the police need to threaten to arrest you for disorderly conduct to keep you from swimming. 

We'll update the story if it develops further.

Sagamore Bridge Lane Restictions Coming

Summer is over, but at least the traffic is going to lighten up. Gotta see the sunny side, I always say....

What's that?

On September 22nd, we lose our little grace period on Sagamore Bridge repairs. The US Army Corps of Engineers is coming back to finish a paint job.

It's a two-phase job. From 8 AM to 4:30 PM every weekday, one on-Cape lane will be closed. This will last until October 14th, when two lanes (one on-Cape, one off-Cape) will be closed.

The lanes will be open nights and weekends, and no work will be performed on Columbus Day.

The fun should continue until around Christmas.

TESLA Charging Station In Sagamore

At least your little electric car won't stall out on the Sagamore Bridge, 

Wary residents have noticed the new charging station over by Dunkin Donuts in Sagamore. I think they had 8, I counted while I was taking the picture, but have forgotten the total since then.

I have a rather large boyfriend I have to truck around everywhere, I have no use for a golf-cart as a main vehicle, and therefore have no idea how chargers or charging stations work.

To be fair to me, the TESLA car that can go 500 km on one charge costs $150,000, which is too much green for me to be Green.

However, if you do own one, you can recharge your battery in Sagamore. They also have a station in Barnstable somewhere.

TESLA must be doing a-ight, because they just built the world's largest battery plant. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on