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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The days are getting shorter, it's a full blood moon this week and a lunar eclipse, the leaves in some parts of New England have already peaked their peeping season and we on the Cape are still looking for ours to begin. Most of the bogs have been harvested, but a few have been left to stand a while longer. The pond that have had their waters used to flood the bogs are now lined with cranberry remnants as the water returned to the ponds get the missed leftovers and are now yummy treats for small woodland critters and flow with any kind of feathers.
Barnstable High School Students will soon have a new set of graduation requirements, the School Committee reviews the district’s MCAS scores, and a weekend celebration of Barnstable resident and author Kurt Vonnegut, these stories and more on this episode of Barnstable Today.
Selling anything is really hard work for sales people. I went to the Lakeville Art's Festival, and I swear that date brings rain. It's a small event in town, but everyone likes a sunny day to spend time walking their dogs and looking at the crafts. The sun was nowhere to be seen bringing a day of clouds and dampness. You know, that cold raw feeling in the air. Selling books at crafts shows is a tough business. Selling books on alcohol abuse is even harder.