October 29, 2014
1997: Indian advocate John Peters dies at 67

1911: Vigilante mob hangs Minister in effigy

On this day more than 100 years ago, the citizens of Hyannis acted more like a vigilante mob in the old west than church-goers on old Cape Cod.

Evan Albright wrote in Cape Cod Confidential about the murder:

October 21, 2014
Featuring over 90 crafters.

The 13th annual Quashnet Holiday Fair will be on November 1 from 10am to 4pm. Sponsored by the Quashnet Elementary School PTO. Cafe, raffles, baked goods, over 90 crafters.

Admission: $1 adults, kids free.

October 21, 2014
Nickerson is the author of "Chasing the Mermaid: The Lives and Art of Ralph and Martha Cahoon".

Come join us on November 7, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. to hear more about the Cahoon book. Wine and dessert will be served.

The highlight of the evening will be a 15 to 20 minute talk by the author Cindy Nickerson who will discuss the writing of the book. The fee for the evening will be $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

October 21, 2014
Featuring works by talented local artists.

Cape Cod is very fortunate because there are so many talented artists who reside here and add to the cultural lifestyle of the area. This exhibition will spotlight those artists and to provide the viewer an opportunity to take home one of those works for the holidays.

The following activity is in conjunction with the exhibition:

Friday, December 5, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Opening Reception

October 20, 2014
Queer things caught in our fishing weirs ~ Highland Cliffs are moving west 18 inches each year ~ One Cape town without a railroad ~ More

1908: What we were like over a hundred years ago

These amusing stories from Cape Cod over one hundred years ago were culled from various newspaper archives:


The Experiment in Artificial Watering of Cape Cod Acreage, If Successful, Will Be Boon to Industry.

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October 17, 2014
Celebrate with Arlene Myers--25 years in practice.

On Saturday, October 25, Acupuncture & Associated Therapies will celebrate Arlene Myers' 25 years of acupuncture practice on Cape Cod with an open house from 10am-4pm.

There will be refreshments, raffle/prizes (grand prize is an airplane ride with Arlene), free mini acupuncture treatments with Arlene, "Meet the Acupuncturist" for questions with Arlene, free mini treatments with some of our practitoners, special wellness video, 10% off supplements/Chinese herbs (all resale items) and the sound of the gongs (may they have something to say!).

October 17, 2014
They lost their case after a 40-day trial

1978: Tribal recognition trial began today, 40 days later the tribe lost their case

Many years later they finally win federal recognition

As of late, the Mashpee Wampanoag most often appear in headlines about casino development in the commonwealth. But it wasn't that long ago the tribe struggled to be officially recognized. Mass Moments recalls the begin of a trial on this day in 1978:

October 14, 2014
Benefits the ALS Family Charitable Foundation.

The A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation of Buzzards Bay is holding a "DEEP STACK No Limit" Texas Hold 'Em Charity Poker Tournament at Dino's Sports Bar, Route 151 in Mashpee, at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 9, 2014. Players can register at Dino's at 12:30pm the day of the event. COST: $50 Cash Donation per player. Must be 21 and up.

October 14, 2014
Calling for immediate medical marijuana law implementation

UPDATE: 50 protesters rally outside DPH over Medical Marijuana

One sign held up high read "Thanks for nothing, Deval." Another said: "Do your job DPH." Below the signs, a crowd of 50 protesters on Tuesday gathered outside the Department of Public Health's downtown Boston headquarters to decry the slow implementation of a medical marijuana system two years after voters endorsed a ballot question sanctioning the idea.

October 8, 2014
Town considers implementing waste removal program

Mashpee residents are encouraged to attend a pay-as-you-throw public forum to be presented by the town's board of selectmen on Wednesday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Mashpee High School.

The board is considering the implementation of the waste management program which the Mashpee Department of Public Works as dubbed the Save Money and Recycle Trash (SMART) program.

October 6, 2014
Kids & dogs: don't forget your costumes!

Mashpee Recreation Department. Hot Diggity and Mashpee Commons invite you to partake in their Annual Halloween Parade for kids and dogs! This year's Parade will take place on Saturday, October 25th at 2:00pm (rain date Oct. 26th). The parade will kick off at 1:00pm on the Mashpee Green (across from the library) with live entertainment and refreshments from 1:00 - 2:15pm and the parade will begin at 2:30pm. Prizes will be awarded for best DOG costume!

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October 6, 2014
Town releases "do not plow list"

In Mashpee, they are already thinking snow. Well, at least the town's Department of Public Works (DPW) is. On Friday, the Mashpee DPW released the 2014-2015 "do not plow" list. The list includes 153 private roads that will not be plowed or sanded by the town unless indicated repairs are made.

Mandatory repairs including cutting back overhead limbs and overhanging brush, filling in potholes, removing tree roots and speed bumps and adding signage. Residents living in New Seabury or Popponesset Beach should contact their association.

October 6, 2014
Don't forget your business cards!

The monthly Mashpee Chamber of Commerce business after hours for October will be on Thursday, October 16 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Government Center.

Members $5, non-members $10, payable at the door.

September 30, 2014
Presented outdoors by Organic Market.

On Saturday, October 11, Organic Market will celebrate Non-GMO month. 10% of sales go directly to the Non-GMO project.

Free samples, kids' activities, product demos.

At dusk there will be a free outdoor screening of the award-winning documentary "GMO OMG". 

September 30, 2014
Fun all day long plus German food and a Bier Garten.


Mashpee Oktoberfest to be held on Saturday, October 11th from 10am - 4pm at the Mashpee Commons Village Green across from the Mashpee Library. We will have live entertainment all day long, children's activities such as: train rides, moon bounce, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and other crafts as well. There will be a professional craft show, traditional fare food along w/ some German food and a Bier Garten.

September 30, 2014
1991: Stranded whales freed in Truro

1991: Stranded whales freed

Rescuers freed 18 stranded pilot whales that ran aground yesterday on Fisher Beach in Truro. All 18 were successfully herded into deep water at high tide and all apparently survived.

September 24, 2014
Wellfleet outscored all other Cape schools - Monomoy's third and eighth grade scores are shockingly low

Nauset excels while Monomoy fizzles

Scores erratic across Cape, big improvements in Orleans, Truro

Wellfleet outscored all other Cape school districts in the 2014 third grade MCAS results published last week by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Orleans and Truro saw strong recovery in their mathematics scores while the Monomoy Regional School District suffered severe drops in both reading and math.

See the complete MCAS score chart below.

Reading Scores

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September 24, 2014
Barry is attempting to unseat DA O'Keefe this November

A meet and greet for Cape & Islands District Attorney candidate Richard Barry will be held on Thursday, October 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lanes Bowl and Bistro in Mashpee Commons.

Barry (D-Cotuit) will be the incumbent DA's first opponent in eight years. Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe has held his current position since 2002. O'Keefe (R-Sandwich) ran unopposed in 2006 and 2010.

There will be light fare and a cash bar. RSVP to campaign@richardbarry.org or leave a message at 508-420-2761.

September 22, 2014
Nauset Regional Middle School leads the Cape in English - Barnstable science/tech engineering scores drop 30 points - Monomoy’s test scores belie the district’s self-proclaimed title as “the premier school of choice on Cape Cod”

Little good news in Cape's grade 8 MCAS scores

Middle school MCAS roundup

Barnstable’s eighth graders’ mathematics and science/tech engineering MCAS scores plummeted this year. Only 41% of the students scored advanced or proficient on the 2014 math test, down from 74% in 2013. 47% of Barnstable eighth graders scored advanced/proficient on the science and tech engineering test, down from 77% last year.

See the chart with all the MCAS scores below.

September 19, 2014
Arrest follows brief pursuit, 41 grams of heroin confiscated

MASHPEE - A Mashpee man was arrested Tuesday and charged with heroin trafficking following a brief pursuit and struggle with police. According to a Mashpee police release, an officer attempted to pull over 43-year-old Raymond Johnson of 78 Main Street in Mashpee, on Cotuit Road around  5 p.m. on Tuesday. Johnson refused to pull over his 1996 Dodge Ram pickup and led the officer on a brief pursuit to the area of his home.

September 19, 2014
Falmouth, D-Y soar in math, Sturgis, Nauset, Sandwich in English

Grade 10 MCAS roundup

Not a single student failed the math MCAS at Sturgis or Sandwich

September 18, 2014
Free samples, snacks and raffle prizes.

The grand opening celebration of Cape Cod Coffee Roasters will be on Wednesday and Thursday, September 24 and 25 from 8am to 4pm.

There will be free coffee samples, snacks and raffle prizes to celebrate the newly renovated store.

Please stop by and join the fun. Free and open to the public.

September 15, 2014
Six-week program teaches caregivers to care for themselves

Beginning Thursday, September 18, Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands presents a six-week course geared at caregivers.  "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" is for anyone caring for a spouse, parent relative or friend.

The workshop, which meets every Thursday from September 18 to October 23 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mashpee Senior Center, teaches participants to care for themselves.

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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