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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.


Bourne Hurricane Primer II: Evacuation

Got No Place To Stay...

Bourne Hurricane Primer I: Inundation

Run To The Hills...

We got ourselves a look at the current evacuation zone and hurricane inundation maps for Bourne, and the results are quite frightening. The Cape Cod Emergency Traffic Plan isn't exactly comforting, either.

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Vincent Cogliano Runs For Congress

Vincent Cogliano Runs For Congress
                          By David A. Mittell, Jr.

Barnstable Today: Special Edition - Cape Cod Lifesaving Competition

Today, we take you to Chatham for the 40th annual Cape Cod Lifesaving Competition. Barnstable came in first place in its division. Ten teams from across Cape Cod compete in sixteen challenging events.


Lessons from the Fall of Troy

I got to know Troy this week, and what I saw was a disappointment. This once-great pillar of strength and vitality has withered and declined. No, this is not a column about self-discovery and self-awareness; I actually traveled to Troy, New York, this week and saw the remnants of what was once one of the most prosperous and vibrant cities in the United States.