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When will we learn?

Fossil fuels are not forever

Germany learned. Why can't we?

NY Times headline today shouts:

Sun and Wind Alter German Energy System

Germany’s renewable-energy push has had an impact far beyond its shores, driving down costs faster than almost anyone thought possible just a few years ago...

Only the Alliance Could Complain About This One

During construction, Cape Wind will need a staging facility at a New England port where it will assemble turbines and monopoles for transport to the wind farm site. Whatever port hosts that facility will benefit from significant additional economic activity. This will be especially true if, in the long term, Cape Wind spurs the development of a larger offshore wind industry in the Northeast (note to Cape Wind opponents: I said “if”).

Evan Falchuk Runs For Governor

Evan Falchuk Runs For Governor
By David A. Mittell, Jr.

Barnstable Today: Friday September 12th, 2014

A community gathers to remember the many lives lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks that occurred 13 years ago.

Barnstable Today: September 11, 2014

13 years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 Hyannis residents gather together to remember those that lost their lives on that fateful day.

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Festivals - Cranberries Plus & Simple Oven Fries w/Options

      Over the next 4 weeks will be one of the reasons I moved to the Cape. The only problem is Im not a millionaire and I'm not crapping a ship load of money. So I am having to pick and choice which festivals I can afford and which ones I want to really go out and find those extra pennies, nickels, and dimes in the sofa and easy chair. These festivals both on the Cape and just off Cape will be an experience you will not want to miss. These festivals celebrate one the most iconic events that of our little spit of land has to offer, the Harvest of the Cranberries.

Meeting the Culinary Needs of Baby Boomers with Cantonese Cuisine

Have you recently discovered that special aroma wafting overhead as you pass your local senior center? Are you surprised to discover the exotic source of these breezes that leave you wanting to share in the aromatic dishes that are being made? And are you still wondering how to grab a bite of such delicious treats? Or, where to get it?

Mission Accomplished for Zavala the Magician

A piece to the puzzle. A tile in the mosaic. A link in the chain. A leg of the journey.

No matter what metaphor you use to describe the positive and effective tenure of Jay Zavala as president of the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce and his impact on the vibrancy of our local economy, the conclusion is the same: it was an outright and categorical success. He was an important piece to the puzzle, a shining tile in the mosaic, a strong link in the chain, all of which made for a successful leg in our town’s economic journey.

Thoughts On A Toll Bridge...

Let's start with some numbers:

Bourne Bridge

Year round daily average (2011) = 42,505 vehicles

Summer daily average = 58,467

Sagamore Bridge

Year round daily average = 51,489

Summer daily average = 70,674