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January 31, 2015
2007: NH to Cape ferry service proposed. 1798: Native American writer William Apess born. 1988: The Breakthrough claims a dozen homes

1988: Chatham homes are doomed by breakthrough

Homeowners on Cape Cod battle sea and town

Pointing to a spot on his map where Holway Street reaches Chatham's eastern shoreline, Doug Wells, chairman of this town's conservation commission, said that the sea had come up to that point before, in 1875.

January 30, 2015
Plymouth & Brockton line to take part in pilot launch

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) recently announced a mobile ticketing app pilot. MassDOT is looking into ways to allow commuters and riders to purchase and store transit passes on their mobile devices.

MassDOT partnered with Bytemark to begin a 6-week pilot launch this week. The first two weeks will involve an internal testing phase, followed by a 4-week limited public testing period, according to a MassDOT release.

January 29, 2015
Sponsored by the Pizzeria Regina and local public libraries.

Pizzeria Regina along with Cape Cod public libraries will be sponsoring Story Hour at Cape Cod Mall. Story Hour will teach children the
joys of reading and each month local librarians will select stories and books to read to Story Hour group. Children can also participate in reading themed arts & crafts and more!

Enjoy a slice of pizza from Regina Pizzeria, and kids get to eat FREE! 

Held in the Cape Cod Mall food court.

January 28, 2015
Blizzard blasted island, leaving almost everyone without power

National Grid utility workers in forty-odd repair trucks headed to Nantucket Wednesday morning to restore power to the island. Although the storm brought the Cape to a standstill, Nantucket was particularly hard hit, with almost the entire island losing power Tuesday.

Around 7 a.m., utility workers gathered at Hyannis Harbor to board two ferries bound for Nantucket.

January 26, 2015
2006: Record cold today on Cape

1934: Police guard Mary Pickford en route to Falmouth

Married to Douglas Fairbanks and the most popular actress of the era

On this day in 1934, as reported by the Centralia (Wash.) Daily Chronicle under the headline:

"Actress Guarded" - FALMOUTH, Mass.

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January 23, 2015
Now don't you wish you'd saved all those old Best Read Guides?

1832: "Cranberry King" Abel Denison Makepeace was born on this day

On this day in 1832, in the off-Cape village of Middleboro, Abel Denison Makepeace was born, the son of Alvin and Drusilla Makepeace.

January 22, 2015
Benefits Cape Wildlife Center.

"Wildlife on Tap" Lecture Series, Wednesdays, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cape Cod Beer.

A donation of $10 per person in advance or $12.50 at the door will include admission and snacks. All proceeds will help Cape Wildlife Center care for about 2,000 patients in 2015. The brewery’s award-winning beer will be available for purchase.

January 22, 2015
A marathon, half marathon, 10K & marathon team relay.

An entire weekend, Friday, February 20 through Sunday, February 22 including a fun run, exposition and meals.

The marathon, half marathon, 10K and marathon team relay are all on Sunday, February 22 at 10am. Awards ceremony and refreshments follow. 

Start and finish at the Resort & Conference Center in Hyannis.

Complete information on the website.

January 22, 2015
1910: Schooner's epic rescue, crew lashed to rigging

1995: Clan matriarch Rose Kennedy dies in Hyannisport at 104

On this day in 1995, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, matriarch of the Kennedy family, died at home in Hyannisport at age 104.

The eldest child of John F. "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald, a Boston mayor who also served in Congress, Rose Fitzgerald married Joseph P. Kennedy in 1914. The marriage produced nine children, including a president, two war heroes, three US Senators, the founder of the Special Olympics and an ambassador to Ireland.

January 21, 2015
1961: The "Kennedy Inaugural" Storm

1873: Life-saving stations on Cape manned for first time

On this day in 1873, a series of stations on the Outer Cape built for the newly created U.S. Life Saving Service were manned for the first time.

January 20, 2015

Entrepreneurial Networking Group of Cape Cod's first networking event will take place at the Beech Tree Cantina in Hyannis on January 21st starting at 5pm. There will be complimentary appetizers and soft drinks for those who attend. This is going to be a fun-filled evening and a great opportunity to get to know other members of our unique Cape Cod community.

If you know someone that you think could benefit from attending this event feel free to extend your invitation. Please remember to RSVP if you plan on attending, 508-332-8726.

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January 20, 2015
1931: Canal reconstruction is part of FDR's Great Depression remedy. 1961: The "Kennedy Inaugural" Storm hits as JFK's speech stirs nation

1931: Funding provided for major reconstruction of canal during Great Depression

On this day in 1931, the "War Department," later known as the Department of Defense, allotted $39,000 for "the placing of 7,000 tons of riprap stone to protect the banks of the Cape Cod Canal," as reported by the Associated Press.

January 20, 2015
Chinese restaurant owners ousted in light of illegal drug activity on premises

The Shanghai Restaurant in Hyannis is no more. A recent police investigation at the Chinese restaurant at 11 Ridgewood Ave. has resulted in several arrests and blown the top off what appears to have been a steady illegal narcotics operation run by patrons.

During a three-month investigation into cocaine and heroine distribution led by Barnstable police, plainclothes officers reportedly made 12 illegal narcotics purchases from 8 individuals inside the restaurant. Police called many of the drug buys "blatant", saying they were done out in the open.

January 19, 2015
Presented by the Friends of Barnstable Music.

The Friends of Barnstable Music present Eaglemania in association with Help Keep Music Education Alive.

National touring production of Eaglemania. The complete Eagles Experience with songs including "Take It Easy", "Desperado", "Hotel California", "Lyin' Eyes" and more. Barnstable music students to perform on some of the songs. 

Tickets on sale through www.purplepass.com or by calling 800-316-8559. Tickets also available at Star Market or Shaw's Market.

January 19, 2015
1974: Gulf reveals wholesale gas prices on Cape is 24¢ a gallon. 2011: JFK's inaugural speech is Google Doodle

1972: Boozy burglar busts up a Truro summer home

Leaves a note and $10 to pay for the damages

On this day in 1972, as reported by the Associated Press out of Schenectady, NY:

A repentant burglar ransacked Mrs. Ann Dickey's summer cottage in the Cape Cod community of Truro, Mass., last week. When it was all over, he was out his last $10.

Mrs. Dickey, of Schenectady, was notified of the burglary last Friday.

January 19, 2015
Led by Shawn Vecchione.

After the success of its first fall SUP class, the Cape Cod Maritime Museum is pleased to announce a second two day class – Shape Your Own Stand-Up Paddleboard. The class will be taught by Cape Cod’s own Shawn Vecchione using traditional wood blank shipping tools in the museum’s boat building shop. Shawn grew up on Cape Cod where he learned to surf. He was a professional snowboarder and was selected to the 1990 US Olympic team.

January 19, 2015
Presented by the Cape Codyssey MeetUp Group.

Valentine's Day is Just around Corner, who do you have to share the love with? Valentine’s Day is for lovers but what if you are alone? Nothing to look forward to? Not this year! Cape Codyssey MeetUp Group is bringing you the opportunity to not only meet your new Valentine but to win great prizes too!

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January 15, 2015
Forensic evidence reportedly linked Randolph man to month-old crime

HYANNIS - Barnstable police Wednesday arrested a Randolph man in connection with an armed home invasion that occurred in December in Hyannis. According to a Barnstable police release, Barnstable detectives linked forensic evidence to a Randolph man, arresting him in Roxbury.

On December 15 around 1:45 p.m., Barnstable police responded to the home at 35 Fresh Holes Road in Hyannis where a man told officers two armed black men forced their way into the home, held a gun to the back of his head and stole $600 in cash.

January 13, 2015
This year's conservative comedy event features Anthony Scibelli and Dave Russo

Fifth Barnstable District State Representative Randy Hunt (R-Sandwich) will be looking to strike more than a few funny bones at this year's "LOL with Randy Hunt". The fundraiser has become an annual event and this year will be held on Saturday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road in Hyannis.

January 10, 2015
Toward a more affordable community college

Former town manager and a CPA views funding as "problematic"

Hopeful that Governor Baker will continue to support the increased funding requested enabling tuition and fees to be frozen

By John Cox

January 10, 2015
Cape Cod Community College would benefit greatly

President's plan met with caution by Baker administration

One cabinet member expressed support

President Barack Obama's new proposal to significantly reduce the cost of community college was met with some caution by the new Baker administration, while one cabinet member expressed general support.

January 10, 2015
1911: Seventeen lives lost off Cape Cod as three coal barges sink. 1962: Fire destroys Englewood Hotel. 1987: Three hundred jobs unfilled on Cape. 1967: Ed Brooke enters the U.S.Senate.

1911: Seventeen lives lost off Cape Cod as three coal barges sink

Three more victims of the treacherous Peaked Hill Bars

On this day in 1911, the Newport News reported...  

17 LIVES LOST OFF CAPE COD -
Three Coal Barges Wrecked During Northerly Gale -
Disaster One of the Worst in the Vicinity in Many Years

January 9, 2015
1961: JFK leaves Bay State for White House. The Blizzard of 1996

1781: Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court born this day

His explanation of the principle of reasonable doubt still used today

On this day in 1781, Lemuel Shaw, one of the most prominent legal figures in the early history of the United States, was born in West Barnstable.

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January 9, 2015
Presented by the Cape Cod Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD).

The Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD) is having a Rock to the Oldies Dance on Friday, January 16, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.) at The Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road, Rt. 132, Hyannis. Live music by Crocodile Tears.

There will be a cash bar, light refreshments and prize drawings.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by: