Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend passenger train that will transport weekend riders from Boston’s South Station to downtown Hyannis made its inaugural trip to Cape Cod on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
A cheering crowd of residents, business owners, elected officials, and reporters greeted the CapeFLYER passenger train the when it rolled into Hyannis on Saturday afternoon. By all accounts, despite running late, the train offered a quiet and smooth ride between Boston and Cape Cod, as well as some spectacular views along the way. Billed as a convenient and cost effective way to travel from South Station to Hyannis, and vice versa, the CapeFLYER is the first passenger train service to offer riders a direct train route from Boston to the Cape for several decades. According to the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, the train will make stops in Braintree (Saturdays and Sundays only), Middleborough and Buzzards Bay. The cost of a one-way…
Cape Cod Art Association’s popular summer program for children returns! Enrollment in the workshops is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. What do you think? Is the proposal reasonable? About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. There were 114 DUI fatalities in Massachusetts in 2012, which were 34 percent of traffic-related fatalities last year, according to Mothers…
Check out the latest grocery specials featured on Barnstable-Hyannis Patch.
Our weekly round-up of police and court news from the South Shore, Cape Cod and the Vineyard.
Editor's note: The following information is from police departments, courts and state agencies serving Patch towns. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Man pulled from Oak Bluffs Harbor was drunk, reports say. Stabbing victim reports incident on Blue Hill Avenue. Police say Milton man and girlfriend targeted Hingham neighborhood to steal valuables. Kingston Man arrested on charge of mistreating a police animal. Fishing gear and bicycles taken in Braintree home break-in. Debris smashes windshield, creates backup in Centerville. Hull man arrested for indecent assault at Weymouth motel. 60-year-old Cape Cod woman arrested for shoplifting.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Here are the available rental properties and apartments on Zillow.
We highlight homes for sale each week on Patch, but let's take a look at the rental properties available on Cape Cod. Click on the homes on the map to explore what's available on Cape Cod now.
This week's "Wanted" involves a counterfeit $100 bill.
Each week, we'll feature a different outstanding criminal case from around the region. Information is courtesy of MassMostWanted.com. If you have any information regarding the case, contact your local police department. Theft - Case No. 130112 February 18, 2013 Mansfield: Shaw's Grocery Store Case Details: At 1:18pm the suspect purchased a small bag of Doritos, Dentyne chewing gum and two 16oz Cokes for a total of $6.52 and passed a counterfeit $100 bill. The suspect was a white or Hispanic male, thin, with chin strap facial hair. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a baseball hat with a gray visor with a large sticker on it. If you have any information about the identity of this person, please contact: Mansfield Police Department: (508…
Recap and analysis of the week in state government.
Like pieces of a puzzle that don't quite fit together yet, the Big Three may have been separated at birth, but with each incremental step their destinies seem to grow more intertwined. No, we're not talking about those Big Three - Gov. Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray and Speaker Robert DeLeo - though they play major character roles in this thickening plot. Instead, three bills have come to define the early months of the 2013 legislative agenda and resolutions on tax hikes, local road funding and the annual state budget continue to be elusive and dependent on one another. Patrick spent the early part of his week welcoming British Prime Minister David Cameron to Boston for a few quick meetings and a visit to the Copley …
Friday, May 17, 2013
This week three homes sold in Barnstable with hefty price tags.
Three homes over a million dollars sold this week in Barnstable, according to NewEnglandMoves.com. 1. 890 Sea View Avenue, Barnstable, MA 02655 Sold For: $1,700,000 Single Family | 4 Beds | 4 Full, 1 Partial Baths Garage: 2 | Sq. Ft.: 3,885 | Lot Size: 1.18 Acres Sold Date: 5/15/2013 | Last List Price: $1,750,000 2. 155 Ice Valley Road, Barnstable, MA 02655 Sold For: $1,650,000 Single Family | 5 Beds | 5 Full Baths Garage: 2 | Sq. Ft.: 3,402 | Lot Size: 2.73 Acres Sold Date: 5/15/2013 | Last List Price: $1,695,000 3. 242 Wianno Avenue, Barnstable, MA 02655 Sold For: $1,570,000 Single Family | 6 Beds | 4 Full, 1 Partial Baths Garage: 2 | Sq. Ft.: 4,554 | Lot Size: 0.58 Acres Sold Date: 5/13/2013 | Last List Price: $1,695,000
Service between New York and Provincetown, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket will be enhanced on June 14 with the addition of new flights between White Plains and Hyannis.
Cape Air provided the following. Cape Air will expand its reach with the addition of seasonal service between Hyannis and New York. Beginning on June 14, travelers can fly directly between Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA) and Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, NY, or continue through to Manhattan using Cape Air's optional limousine transport, which takes passengers from Westchester County Airport to the heart of Manhattan at 35th Street and 8th Avenue. The new New York to Hyannis route complements Cape Air's existing NY Connection, which includes service between Manhattan and White Plains to Provincetown, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. These fast, frequent flights to the Cape & Islands allow travelers to start their …