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 11, 2014
2001: Massachusetts pilot on AA Flight 11 on 9-11. 1985: The worker housing squeeze begins

2001: F-15 fighter jets scramble from Otis after first tower hit

After the first of the two World Trade Center towers was struck on the morning of September 11, 2001, two F-15 fighter jets were scrambled from Otis Air Force Base on Cape Cod.

The jets were 71 miles away when the second tower was struck.

Read the chronology from that fateful day in the New York Times here.

September 6, 2014
Third Mashpee man arrested on parole violation

MASHPEE - Three people were arrested early Friday morning following the execution of a search warrant at their Mashpee home. According to a MA State Police Cape Cod Drug Task Force release, the warrant was the result of a lengthy investigation into cocaine distribution.

Officers assigned to the Cape Cod Drug Task Force and Massachusetts parole officers raided the home at 56 South Sandwich Road in Mashpee, arresting two, according to MSP Lt. Jack Mawn. James "Tim Tim" Andrews, 47, and Kristina Miller, 25, were both taken into custody during the Friday morning raid.

September 5, 2014
Benefits the Cape Cod community.

Pre-race warm-up laps from 10am to 11:30am, opening ceremony with Congressman Bill Keating and a USCG Jayhawk flyover from 11:40am to 12pm, race from 12pm to 4pm. 

Featuring Formula One European style racing karts. Food, music, fun are more.

See a complete race day schedule here:


Sponsored by the Davenport Companies.

September 5, 2014
10K run, 5K walk and kid fit run.

Mashpee Chamber of Commerce presents the Dunkin Donuts Shipyard Pumpkinhead Pub Run a 10k road race , a 5k walk or run and a free kids fit run on Saturday, October 11th 2014.

Begins and ends at the Mashpee Public Library.

Town of Mashpee Oktoberfest begins when the race ends.

Complete details and register online:


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August 29, 2014
Double-dipper trying to dip a third time

Oh no, Mr. Bill,
you've done it again

Former Congressman William Delahunt sues to force state regulators to issue him three medical marijuana licenses in Dennis, Mashpee and Taunton

Congressman William Delahunt's (D-MA) long reign began with a question mark (see story below) and a disputed court decision to win his first nomination for Congress in 1961, now the former Congressman is suing Massachusetts after his bid to launch three medical marijuana dispensaries was rejected by state regulators.

August 29, 2014
Construction to be done during September

Construction on Job's Fishing Road in Mashpee will begin on Tuesday, September 2. According to the Town of Mashpee, lane closures and delays are to be expected between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

August 15, 2014
Featuring pumpkins, pies and more!

Mashpee Congregational Church's Annual Pumpkin Patch will be held daily at 10am to 6pm, September 24 through October 31.

In addition to pumpkins, there will be Church Pies of CC and the Timeless Treasure Sale. The pumpkin patch will be at South cape Village at the corner of Route 28 and Charles Street.

August 13, 2014
1983: Twenty Spanish sailors rescued

1635: Mammoth hurricane pounded colonial villages, swept Cape

Pilgrims are nearly wiped out, seventeen Indians drown

he winds whipped up to 130 mph, snapping pine trees like Pick-up- Stix and blowing houses into oblivion. A surge of water, 21 feet high at its crest, engulfed victims as they desperately scurried for higher ground.

The merciless storm, pounding the coast for hours with torrential sheets of rain, was like nothing ever seen before. One observer predicted the damage would linger for decades.

August 13, 2014
Time for a little mid summer spring cleaning

The Town of Mashpee, in conjunction with Barnstable County (Cape Cod Extension), will hold a household hazardous waste collection at Mashpee High School on Saturday, August 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

August 8, 2014
Police raided semi-retired pediatrician's Mashpee condo in June

Dr. Daniel J. O'Hern of Mashpee, a semi-retired pediatrician, was indicted Thursday on charges of distribution and possession of child pornography.  O'Hern, 64, was been in custody since his arrest in June. In May, according to a release from US Attorney Carmen Ortiz's Office, authorities discovered that O'Hern was using online file sharing programs to post child pornography.

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August 6, 2014
Veteran news anchor Tom Ellis among attendees at Willowbend fundraiser Saturday night

Supporters of Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe rallied around their candidate Saturday night at the Willowbend home of George K. Regan, owner of Boston-based Regan Communications. The fundraising event was emceed by legendary Boston news anchor Tom Ellis.

August 2, 2014
Discover common and rare birds.

Meet at Bayberry Parking Lot, pst South Cape Beach Entrance on right (Mashpee)
Discover a variety of common and rare birds found on the beaches, dunes and marshlands at South Cape Beach State Park. Highlights include Piping plovers, terns, oyster catchers and osprey.  

August 2, 2014
Presented by Waquoit Bay Reserve.

Meet at Bayberry Parking Lot, past South Cape Beach Entrance on right (Mashpee)
Interpretive walks highlighting coastal research. Learn the science behind coastal change, seal level rise, wildlife monitoring and more.

July 31, 2014
Presented by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Mashpee Commons.

Thursdays in August from 6pm to 7:30pm:

08/07: The Spaces
08/14: CrabGrass Bluegrass Band
08/21: Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Group
08/28: Bert Jackson Quartet

Presented by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Mashpee Commons.

July 31, 2014
An engaging educational experience for the whole family.

How the Body Works brings to life the wonders and fun!-of physiology. Included is a six-foot tall house that unfolds to 25 feet wide. Behind each panel is a surprise: human-cell micro-photographs, a giant brain, a chorus of skeletons, a ten-foot tall circulatory system, and an eight-foot blinking nerve cell. Discover the digestive tract! Hear the heart pump! Watch the blood flow! Join us for this engaging, delightful and educational family experience sponsored by the Mashpee Cultural Council.

July 31, 2014
Edgecomb is a featured storyteller on NPR.

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July 31, 2014
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mashpee Library.

The PuppeTree has created two exciting shows based on Leo Lionnie’s book, Swimmy, using animation, video projections and shadow puppets. The underwater extravaganza Swimmy is followed by The Swimmer, an original production that answers the question, “What can one child do to clean up her river?” This performance is an inspiring way to teach environmental sciences and leadership qualities. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Mashpee Library.

July 29, 2014
Kids of all ages will love this aquarium on wheels

The 4-H Coastal Explorer--a virtual aquarium on wheels--is making its way through a summer tour of the Cape.  During eight more stops from Brewster to Falmouth, families will have the opportunity to explore marine science at their local library or nature center.

July 28, 2014
Bureau of Indian Affairs, tribal representatives to meet July 29

On Tuesday, July 29, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will host a tribal recognition forum at the Tribe's Community and Government Center, 483 Great Neck Road South in Mashpee. The two-part forum will be attended by representatives from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and tribes from around the country.

July 26, 2014
"I'm just your neighbor down the street."

On Wednesday, Allen Waters kicked off his campaign for State Senator at Dino's On Deck in Mashpee. "I'm not a lawyer or very wealthy," Waters said. "I'm just your neighbor down the street."

Waters is running against the incumbent State Senator Dan Wolf (D-Harwich).

July 26, 2014
Tribe hosts DOI - GLAD summer event in Ptown today - Cape Mosquito Control Project discussion in Y-Port

ADVANCES - July 26-August 1

Tribe hosts DOI meeting - GLAD summer event in Ptown - Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project discussion in Y-Port

July 18, 2014
Hosted by Mashpee Commons.

Mashpee Commons will host a summer block party on Saturday, July 19 and August 23 from 12pm to 7:30pm. Family-friendly, free event.

Family Friendly Activities form 12pm to 6pm:

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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.