July 17, 2014
Patrick to make appearances in Mashpee and Sandwich

No passport is needed Thursday morning when Governor Deval Patrick will make three appearance on the Upper Cape--two in Mashpee and one in Sandwich.

At 9:30 a.m. the governor will attend at ground breaking at 32 Market Street in Mashpee. The Mashpee Commons project includes both residential and mixed-use buildings.

July 12, 2014
Four of the projects were located on Cape Cod, one on Martha's Vineyard

The state department of Energy and Environmental Affairs this week announced the completion of 15 fishing and boating access projects across the commonwealth to the tune of $2.2 million. Recreational boating and fishing are popular pastimes for both residents and visitors to Massachusetts, according to EEA Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett. The state estimates these outdoor activities generate $10 billion in consumer spending, $739 million in state and local taxes and $3.5 billion in wages and salaries annually in Massachusetts, according to an EEA release.

June 27, 2014
Two days of pirate fun for the whole family!

Two days of pirate fun for the whole family at South Cape Village. Pirate parade, performances, parties and pirate school. See a full list of events here: http://www.southcapevillage.com/events

June 27, 2014
Donate a pint of blood, get a pint of ice cream.

Friendly’s and the Cape Cod Baseball League have teamed up with Cape Cod Healthcare on the “Pints for Pints” campaign. Donate a pint of blood at a CCHC Blood Drive between now and August 31, 2014, and receive a coupon for a free pint of ice cream and an ice cream scoop at Friendly’s locations in Hyannis, Falmouth and Sagamore.

Blood drives will be held at the following locations in July:

June 26, 2014
Computers, files seizes from doctor's Mashpee condo

MASHPEE - A semi-retired pediatrician was arrested Tuesday, charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, according to a release from the United States Attorney's Office in Boston. Dr. Daniel O'Hern's Quashnet Valley condominium was raided by authorities following an investigation into peer-to-peer file sharing.

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June 24, 2014
1675: King Philip's War. 1979: Cape Cod lesson in the oil crises

1675: Wampanoags kill seven colonists, triggers start of King Philip's War

The bloodiest war in America's history takes lives of 600 settlers and 3,000 Indians

On this day in 1675, Wampanoag warriors killed seven colonists in Swansea in retaliation for a series of injustices suffered at the hands of the English.

This raid is generally considered the beginning of King Philip's War, a bloody conflict that would involve every New England colony and all the peoples of the Algonquian nation.

June 22, 2014
Appointment to last until May 2015 election

The Town of Mashpee is seeking a candidate for the Mashpee School Committee. According to a notice from the town, the appointed candidate would retain the seat until the May 2015 town election.

The chairman of the Mashpee School Committee is Scott McGee, Don Myers is the vice chair, Joan Oliver is the secretary and Christopher Santos is a committee member. 

June 19, 2014
Fun games, activities and FIREWORKS!

Pack the kids, lawn chairs & picnic baskets and join us for Mashpee’s 13th Annual Community Picnic and Fireworks on Tuesday, July 1st at 5:00pm at Mashpee High School, 500 Old Barnstable Road, off of Route 151.

June 18, 2014
2006: Circuit City coming to Hyannis

1936: My, how the times have changed in Mashpee

When we gave the Wampanoags gold instead of the other way around

On this day in 1936, the New York Times was running stories about our "polite little Indian children" receiving a few gold coins from their white Cape Cod neighbors at the Old Church (see photo).

June 10, 2014
Coakley's "Passion Gap" - Majority now disapprove of casinos

Costello testifies in corruption trial

Lawmakers ran job request through Speaker DiMasi's office

By Walter Brooks

Michael Costello, the same North Shore State Rep. who stuck a "stealth amendment" in the Budget Bill which would make area off the Popponesset Beach a "marine sanctuary" and thus prevent local shellfisherman Richard Cook from building a small, two-acre oyster farm on a patch of Popponesset Bay in Mashpee, testified yesterday in the Probation Department federal trial.

June 7, 2014
The developers are looking only for upper-income buyers.

1987: Ordinary folk need not apply?

Cape median house price increased 60% in last 3 years

On this day in 1987, a story in the New York Times, which was picked up in many newspapers across America which subscribed to its wire service,  began with this elitist headline:

Mashpee, Mass.: Developer Sells 'Snob Appeal'

The text which followed began:

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May 30, 2014
1971: John Kerry's claim to fame. 2006: Five sailors survive gale for three days

1952: A bygone, bucolic era recalled by the founder of The Cape Codder

$4 a day for food and rooms were $2 a night

The Sunday Travel section of the New York Times on this date in 1952 featured a sales pitch for Cape Cod written by the founder and editor of The Cape Codder weekly.

Jack Johnson had launched the newspaper only a few years before, and still had to eke out a living writing for others.

May 27, 2014
All blood collected will remain on Cape Cod.

Cape Cod Healthcare blood drive. All blood collected will remain on Cape Cod and used at either Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis or Falmouth Hospital in Falmouth.

May 24, 2014
One driver taken to Cape Cod Hospital following Friday afternoon crash

SANDWICH/MASHPEE - A three-vehicle crash on Cotuit Road at John Ewer Road on the Sandwich/Mashpee line sent one person to the hospital. According to a Sandwich police release, the crash occurred just after 3 p.m. on Friday. 

Officers arrived to find three cars involved, one of which, a Subaru Outback, was on fire. Sandwich and Mashpee firefighters responded and quickly knocked out the fire that consumed the car's engine. The occupants of the car were able to escape without injury, police said.

May 24, 2014
Annual Memorial Day observance.

The Mashpee Memorial VFW Post 5489 and the Mashpee Special Events Committee hosts the annual Memorial Day ceremony at 10am at the Mashpee Community Park & Veterans Garden. 

May 23, 2014
Featuring a different performer/band every week in July.

The 2014 TD Bank Summer Concert Series, presented by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod will feature concerts every week in July in eight different towns.

All outdoor concerts are free and will be held from 6pm to 7:30pm.

  • 07/10: Celtic Trio
  • 07/17: Two Cool & Friends
  • 07/24: Super Soulshine
  • 07/31: Four Guys in Tuxes

Concerts are held in Yarmouth and Harwich on Mondays, Hyannis on Tuesdays, Chatham on Wednesdays, Mashpee and Orleans on Thursdays, and Dennisport and Falmouth on Fridays. 

May 21, 2014
1962: The day southern segregationists sent Black Americans to Hyannis ~ 1960 JFK wins Oregon, comes to Cape Cod to celebrate

1833: Mashpee Indians demand self-government

Fearing an insurrection, the legislature granted the Mashpee the right of self-government

On this day in 1833, the Mashpee Tribe of Cape Cod signed what amounted to an Indian Declaration of Independence.

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May 19, 2014
Mashpee Police Chief Rodney Collins to speak

Mashpee Cares will host a community forum on Thursday, May 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mashpee Public Library at 64 Steeple Street. Mashpee Cares is a coalition comprised of residents, health professionals, public safety officials, town representatives and teachers dedicated to building a healthier, safer Mashpee.

Mashpee Police Chief Rodney Collins will attend the forum on Thursday and speak about substance abuse and how it relates to crime. Chief Collins will also discuss his department's current substance abuse related initiatives.

May 18, 2014
Mashpee Police Chief Rodney Collins to speak.


Community Forum with Police Chief Collins

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 5:00 -7:00 PM

Mashpee Public Library - Event Room

Mashpee Cares is a community effort committed to building a safe and healthy environment for all Mashpee residents. The mission of Mashpee Cares is to mobilize the community to be attentive to the health, safety and wellness of all Mashpee residents.

May 13, 2014
Jaws-of-Life used to remove victim

MASHPEE - One person was injured when their vehicle rolled over on Main Street in Mashpee Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters used the Jaws-of-Life to extract the victim from the vehicle.  

According to emergency broadcast reports, a MedFlight helicopter crew was requested.

The vehicle had a Massachusetts RMV issued Firefighters Memorial license plate, indicating the unidentified victim may be a firefighter or related to a firefighter, although the plates may be obtained by anyone.

Mashpee police are investigating the crash.

May 10, 2014
Open house for center dedicated to tick-borne disease awareness.

The Entire Health and Wellness Center will hold an open house from 12pm to 5pm Saturday. 

Lyme Awareness of Cape Cod (LACC) is happy to announce a preview of the Entire Health and Wellness Center - a place where those effected by Lyme Disease and Other Tick Borne Illnesses can come and receive holistic, integrative treatment and education. 

May 8, 2014
Mashpee, Monomoy schools head in opposite directions

Two towns, same problem, opposite approaches

As similar as the two districts’ challenges are, their approaches are entirely different

Mashpee Public Schools and the new Monomoy Regional School District are two of the most vulnerable school districts on the Cape. Both districts face enrollment challenges, both desire to bolster their declining enrollment with school choice students and both suffer from embarrassing MCAS results at certain grade levels.

May 6, 2014
Presented by Father Timothy Radcliffe, OP.

Part of the Summer Catholic Reflections 2014 Speaker Series Sponsored by Our Lady of Victory, Centerville; Our Lady of the Assumption, Osterville; St. Patrick's, Falmouth; and Christ the King, Mashpee.

Presented at Christ the King Parish Hall, Mashpee.


Thursday June 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM ~ Father Matt Malone S.J., “The First Year Of Pope Francis”

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May 6, 2014
Presented by Mark K. Shriver.

Part of the Summer Catholic Reflections 2014 Speaker Series Sponsored by Our Lady of Victory, Centerville; Our Lady of the Assumption, Osterville; St. Patrick's, Falmouth; and Christ the King, Mashpee.

Presented at Christ the King Parish Hall, Mashpee.


Thursday June 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM ~ Father Matt Malone S.J., “The First Year Of Pope Francis”