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Barnstable Today: Monday August 25, 2014

Economic issues are cited as the reason developers pulled out of a venture to bring a pirate museum to Hyannis, the town loses its appeal to take back a popular town way to water, plus we have details about upcoming events to celebrate Barnstable’s 375th Anniversary.

Barnstable Today: Friday August 22, 2014

Complaints of burns at a local tanning salon leads to new regulations, summer is winding down we have all the information on what beaches will remain staffed and which won’t, and a new shellfish area is opening in town next week.


There are lots of young eco-entrepreneurs who are starting all sorts of creative services, companies, and apps designed to help build the new sharing economy and benefit the environment at the same time. One of these companies is, RelayRides the nation's largest peer-to-peer car rental marketplace, a new concept in car rental.

Eggplant Bounty - Recipes Galore

India is the birthplace of eggplant. But seldom do we see Indian varieties. In fact, many people assume that eggplant, which is actually a fruit not a vegetable, comes from the English who originally thought of eggplant as having an ornamental virtue rather than a culinary one. Its beauty is not to be under estimated but the numbers of ways eggplant can be prepared to eat are virtually endless especially during the summer months. And the more I explore this lovely fruit the more I appreciate the multicultural possibilities.

An Update On Buses And Trains

An Update On Buses And Trains
by David A. Mittell, Jr.

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      Cool evenings and warm sunny days, work all day and take a lazy afternoon to relax at the beach, now this is what I call Cape Cod living. I don't live in the high rent district, I have neighbors that know each other, (ok we know each others pooches names better than the owners names but still.) Family coming to visit, and even as much as you love them you are also happy to see them go home.

You Know You're From Bourne If....

1) You have names for traffic. 

This is much like a true version of the "Eskimoes-have-200-words-for-snow" myth. Bourne residents are fully aware of at least 200 different styles of traffic, maybe more... I'm a washashore, and I learn a new one every day.

Why, just in the last few dozen months, I have been stuck in:

- Morning commute traffic

- Afternoon drive traffic

It's Too Late for Robin - But Not Too Late To Save The Lives of Others

I lost a longtime friend this week. He’s been a friend since my youth. For years, he made me laugh just at the right time. He brought me comfort during my sometimes awkward teenage years, and showed me that it’s okay to be unique, eccentric, spastic, and all those other tags and labels that were stamped on me with and without my permission in my younger years. They say he died from his own hand, butI believe he was murdered, killed by two sinister and insidious cousins, both ruthless serial killers.

Barnstable Today: Monday August 18, 2014

Plans for a pirate museum in Hyannis fall through, Barnstable Public School officials are gearing up for the upcoming school year, and Cape Cod Community College faculty are helping students save money on text books. These stories and more on this episode of Barnstable Today.