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By adamg - 9/19/18 - 9:32 am

WBZ reports:

Everything from building more cell towers to installing emergency call boxes or even placing old school pay phones on beaches should be explored, some say.

By adamg - 8/4/18 - 11:40 pm

Herald photographer Mark Garfinkel was in Winthrop shortly before 10 p.m. when he captured quite the lightning strike over Yarmouth.

By adamg - 7/27/18 - 1:15 pm

In a dispute among people who live on what was once a large parcel along Cape Cod Bay, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that the ones who don't live right on the beach can use the beach for the sorts of things people did in the 1600s - namely fishing and bird hunting - but that volleyball and suntanning are right out. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/17 - 11:23 am

WBUR reports on new vigilance in Massachusetts four years after the first outbreak of vibrio, caused by bacteria found in shellfish that was formerly confined to areas well to our south.

It’s 7 a.m. - just before low tide - and Wellfleet's assistant shellfish constable, John Mankevetch, is on “Vibrio Patrol.”

A big part of his job is monitoring compliance among wild and aquaculture fishermen during “Vibrio season,” which runs from May 21 through Oct. 16

By adamg - 8/26/17 - 9:29 pm
Dolphin on the beach on Cape Cod

Dan O'Brien was on hand this afternoon when six stranded dolphins were taken back out into the water at Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/17 - 10:13 am

The Coast Guard reports 55 people - five of them with injuries - had to be evacuated from the Steamship Authority ferry Iyanough when it hit a jetty in Hyannis harbor and wound up on the rocks around 9:30 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/15 - 10:45 am

White Shark 0: Seal 1 - Cape Cod

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy posted this video by state shark expert Greg Skomal of an incident off the beach at Chatham yesterday.

By adamg - 8/1/15 - 3:42 pm
New Yorkers suck sign on Cape Cod

M. Mantis reports somebody is driving around the Cape with this sign posted on their pickup.

Meanwhile, Drew Starr reports:

Just saw a sweet old lady give tourists completely wrong directions to Fenway Park. I caught her eye. "Yankees fans," she said.

By adamg - 8/11/13 - 12:36 pm

The Cape Flyer weekend service between South Station and Hyannis was originally going to end Labor Day weekend, but MBTA and Cape officials say it's proven popular enough to warrant the extra weekends:

The long awaited return of weekend rail service to Cape Cod has proven successful, attracting a total of 11,031 customers for the period from the beginning of service on Memorial Day weekend through this morning, August 11th.

By adamg - 5/22/13 - 12:18 pm

A German magazine takes note of the MBTA's rebooted train service to Cape Cod, or, as it's called in German, Cape Cod.

Die Züge starten von der South Station in Boston und sind damit gut ans MBTA-Netz, den öffentlichen Nahverkehr der Hauptstadt, angebunden. Nach Zwischenhalt in Buzzards Bay erreicht der Zug nach zweieinhalb Stunden Hyannis auf Cape Cod.

By adamg - 12/11/12 - 11:32 am

After 25 years, weekend passenger service to the Cape will start in April, Wicked Local reports. Trains will include cars outfitted for bicycles.

By adamg - 9/18/11 - 12:28 pm


Paul Marotta photographed a herd of seals on a Provincetown beach yesterday.

By adamg - 6/11/11 - 9:56 am

Kaitlin Maud asks:

Going to PTown for a night. Should we drive or fast ferry?

By adamg - 9/3/10 - 9:09 am

Cape Cod Today harrumphs over evacuations and cancellations on the busy Labor Day Weekend:

Chatham officials urged evacuation due to possible flooding without apparently realizing the storm would hit there a low tide greatly reducing that possibility.

These decisions were made by the wrong people. As a chamber director say to me yesterday, "we have to take these decisions away from people who carry guns."

By adamg - 2/15/10 - 11:50 am

Channel 5 reports the National Park Service is telling ravens on the Cape: Nevermore. Workers will build fake piping-plover nests in the Cape Cod National Seashore and fill them with hard-boiled chicken eggs laced with crowicide to kill the birds going after endangered plovers.

By adamg - 9/10/09 - 6:17 pm

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reports on a federal judge's anger that prosecutors agreed to dismiss a marijuana-possession case against Atlantic blogger Andrew Sullivan, allegedly caught with pot at the Cape Cod National Seashore - where federal, not state laws apply.

The judge noted the feds were not seeking dismissals against several other, lesser known people who faced the same exact charges the same day and questioned why prosecutors seemed so concerned about the adverse effect a guilty finding would have on Sullivan's immigration status.

With a link to the complete ruling.

By adamg - 9/9/09 - 8:52 am

Channel 5 alerts us that at least one swimmer down on the Cape seemed determined to recreate the Jaws poster:

... "[The shark] sensed that swimmer in the water from a quarter of a mile away. And we all know that sharks have these extra-sensory ways of seeking their prey and this was visual proof to me," Breen said. ..

In other menacing news, Channel 5 also reports a rogue manhole cover attacked several cars on Rte. 2 in Lincoln this morning.

By adamg - 9/6/09 - 1:16 pm

The Cape Cod Times chums things up:

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