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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.
We have details about what's on the agenda for tonight's Town Council meeeting on this episode of Barnstable Today. (Note: The zoning item was removed from the agenda following the taping of this interview.)
So are you ready for some summer? Temperatures that are above your age and not below the IQ level (and that is stretching for me). Are you ready for green grass and sandy beaches.? Are you ready for days that have more sunlight than darkness, and the sun actually brings warmth and is not deceiving. I am so looking forward to seeing my deck again, and being able to get to my grill and do some good old grilled hamburgers and hot dogs.
As I write this column, snow is falling gently outside my window. The gentle beauty of this silent sign of the ongoing drudgery of this winter ends when the flakes land on the four feet already packed on our corner of the Earth, each flake a further sign of Mother Nature’s omnipotence and indifference to our weary state of mind and being.
Repairs to the Barnstable Harbor bulk head are on the horizon, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is getting ready to make improvements to Rt. 28 in Hyannis, and new signs will make Barnstable Bikeways safer for cyclists and drivers. These stories and more on this episode of Barnstable Today.