September 30, 2014
Benefits the Cape Cod & Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross.

October 18th is the date to mark! That’s when the Heroes Haul 3 Miler and Little Heroes Haul ¼ Miler hits the streets of Hyannis. The race benefits the disaster relief services of the Cape Cod and Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross. Here are just some of the activities planned in addition to the race:

September 29, 2014
Hyannis man under arrest, charged with assault with intent to murder

HYANNIS - A Hyannis man was arrested early Monday morning after allegedly throwing another man over a second story balcony. According to a Barnstable police release, officers responded to the report of a fight and a man thrown over a balcony at an apartment building at 519 Main Street around 3:30 a.m.

Officers arrived to find a 34-year-old man sprawled out on the pavement below the balcony. The man who reportedly threw him over the balcony, 37-year-old Taylor Johnson, reportedly fell to the ground as well and the scene before police arrived.

September 29, 2014
1983: Cape Cod trains to run again

1983: Train service returns to Cape Cod again

The on-again, off-again railroad

On this day in 1983, the New York Times reported that then Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis was promising that train service to the Cape would return.

According to the governor, work was to start in Attleboro, linking the rails to Hyannis.

September 28, 2014
Supporters of DA's re-election bid encouraged to attend Hyannis event

The Committee to Re-Elect District Attorney Michael O'Keefe will host a fall rally on Thursday, October 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center, 35 Scudder Ave. in Hyannis.

A sign stand-out at the West Main Street Rotary will preceded the rally from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Participants are asked to park at the conference center and walk to the rotary.

September 27, 2014
NOAA fisheries information session - Cape and Islands Regional Network to End Homelessness meeting - Keating volunteer appreciation brunch - Guv candidates debate Monday

Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2014

Guv candidates debate Monday

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September 26, 2014
Electricity routes, fees in state's updated ocean plan

Proposed revisions to the state's updated state ocean management plan released by the Patrick administration Wednesday include identification of preliminary transmission corridor routes for offshore wind development. Other revisions in the update of the five-year-old plan include a proposed mitigation fee structure for offshore projects and the identification of offshore sand resource areas that might be used to build up coastal areas that have been hit hard over the years by erosion.

September 23, 2014
Cyclist reportedly conscious and alert at scene

HYANNIS - A woman on a bicycle was reportedly struck by a car Tuesday morning in Hyannis. The accident occurred around 8:20 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Center Street.

The unidentified cyclist was reportedly conscious and alert before being taken to Cape Cod Hospital by Hyannis Rescue.

The driver of the vehicle involved in the accident remained at the scene.

Barnstable police are investigating. It is unknown if there will be any charges.

September 23, 2014
Three children were playing in the shed, evidence indicates one may have been playing with a lighter

HYANNIS - Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe today identified the young boy killed in a shed fire as 8-year-old Savvas Yianasmidis. Yianasmidis was reportedly in the shed playing with two friends on his laptop when the fire broke out, according to a statement from the DA.

Monday night, Hyannis firefighters responded to an outside fire at 252 Hinckley Road in Hyannis around 5:30 p.m. Rescuers arrived to find the 8' x 12' shed completely engulfed in flames.

September 23, 2014
"America's Most Eligible Bachelor" finally tied the knot

1996: Less than a dozen invited to see John F. Kennedy wed

Two days earlier, on September 21, 1996, John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Caroline Bessette were wed in a private ceremony on Cumberland Island, Georgia, where the wedding and a reception apparently took place. "America's Most Eligible Bachelor" finally tied the knot. And someone caught it on film (see below).

See the beginning of the New York Times story here:

John F. Kennedy Jr. Is Married, Quietly, Reports Say

September 22, 2014
Collected blood remains on Cape Cod.

Cape Cod Health Care blood drive for Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital. All blood collected at CCHC blood drives remains on Cape Cod.

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September 22, 2014
Fire broke out Monday afternoon

HYANNIS - A fire reportedly broke out in a shed in Hyannis Monday afternoon, taking the life of an 8-year-old boy. The blaze destroyed the shed behind the home at 252 Hinckley Road.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Hyannis Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal's Office.

State Police detectives assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office and Barnstable police are also investigating the circumstances surrounding the child's death.

Authorities have yet to release the name of the boy.

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September 20, 2014
Presented by HopeHealth.

HopeHealth announced it will host a new program for veterans, Caring for America’s Heroes: Veterans Preparing for the End of Life. The presentation is based on the principles of the We Honor Veterans (WHV) program. WHV is a partnership between the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Veterans Administration that provides veterans with comfort and support at the end of life.

September 20, 2014
Special guest speaker immigration attorney Jane Romney.

Living Free From Abuse...Immigration and Its Challenges

Special Guest Speaker Immigration Attorney, Jane Romney, Survivor Speaker, Candle Lighting Ceremony.

Complimentary with RSVP to donnag@indhouse.net or 508-771-6507 ext. 228. Space is limited. 

September 20, 2014
Nascar race car, photos and fun.

As Cape Tire Service prepares to kick off its 50th anniversary, the Hyannis based company is inviting all its loyal customers and Cape Cod residents for Cape Tire Service’s "50th Anniversary Street Festival," on September 20th, from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m, at 45 Falmouth Road, just west off of the airport rotary on Route 28.

September 19, 2014
Kids can climb, explore and learn!

Come join us and see all that the HYCC can offer for you and your family in the Fall and all year long! There is nothing more that kids love than climbing in a big truck, sitting in a large seat, and reaching for the horn.

September 17, 2014
Fingerprints match in several other Hyannis break-ins

HYANNIS - Two men arrested in August during a break-in at the Paddock Restaurant in Hyannis have been charged with several other break-ins in the Main Street area. According to a Barnstable police release, both 20-year-old Marcus Anding of Hyannis and 22-year-old Dajion Walters (homeless) were again arrested on Monday after evidence tied them to several other break-ins.

September 17, 2014
A holiday concert celebration.

Spectacle Management proudly presents The Vienna Boys Choir Holiday Celebration on Wednesday, December 10 at 7:30pm at Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis, MA. Tickets for The Vienna Boys Choir are $65-$55 and go on sale Friday, September 26, 2013 at 10am and are available by calling (617) 531-1257 and at www.spectacleshows.com.

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September 12, 2014
Statement issued by Cape Wind President Jim Gordon

By Jim Gordon, President of Cape Wind.

September 12, 2014
Cape hosts over 200 at Mass. Military Reservatiopn in Bourne

2005: Katrina refugees arrive on Cape Cod

On this day in 2005, refugees from Hurricane Katrina began arriving on Cape Cod.

The story in the Christian Science Monitor that day started:

The great Katrina migration

In just 14 days, the hurricane scattered as many as 1 million evacuees across the US, the largest dislocation in 150 years

September 10, 2014
More than 12,000 passengers flew to and from Cape Cod aboard JetBlue this summer

As the last JetBlue flight of the 2014 season departed Barnstable Municipal Airport Tuesday, Airport Manager Roland "Bud" Breault called the first of its kind service a success. Over the course of eleven weeks more than 12,000 passengers used JetBlue's daily service between Hyannis and John K. Kennedy Airport in New York City.

September 10, 2014
Suspects reportedly beat victim with a baseball bat

HYANNIS - Three people spent Tuesday night at the Barnstable House of Correction following their arrest in connection with a violent armed home invasion in Hyannis. According to a Barnstable police release, officers were dispatched to 12 Hiramar Road around 1:44 a.m. Tuesday morning for a reported armed home invasion where a suspect had brandished a firearm.

September 9, 2014
No injuries reported in fast moving fire

HYANNIS - Hyannis firefighters, assisted by firefighters from the firefighters from the other villages of Barnstable responded to a fast moving fire at 135 Main Street in Hyannis Monday night.

Flames were very visible from the roof of the two-story apartment building. It is not known how many apartments there are in the building or how many people live there.

There were no reported injuries in the two-alarm fire.

September 9, 2014
Featuring an international cast of 100.

Up with People presents "Voices", an international cast of 100. Powerful music and dance. Performed in over 60 countries.

Bring the World into Your Home, September 8-15. Up with People, the international educational and cultural program is coming to town to provide community service and perform their two hour show "Voices".


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September 7, 2014
Presented by the Original Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum.

2nd annual Show Us Your Tats Contest on Saturday, October 11 from 10pm to 12am.

$500 in cash prizes.

Judging by local tattoo artists.

Live musical performance by 57 Heavy.