Monday, February 11, 2013
Governor Deval Patrick met with volunteers and people seeking shelter at the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School today in Yarmouth.
Governor Patrick thanked all of the volunteers and local officials working tirelessly to help those in need following this weekend’s devastating snowstorm. “I had a chance to go around and visit some of the folks who have had to take shelter here and there is a remarkable patience and grace among folks who are in many cases just barely out of harms way,” Patrick said. Patrick reminds anyone using a generator to make sure they are properly ventilated and not being used indoors. Patrick also said it may be time for utilities to do some hard analysis about the value of burying utilities underground. Patrick is aware the cost would be high, but when compared to costly restoration efforts following major storms the initial cost could be worth…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Over 60 percent of Barnstable residents remained without power as late as noon today, according to NSTAR's website. Barnstable schools are closed tomorrow as well as Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School.
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- Sean Walsh
Sunday, February 10
Some folks lucky enough to have generators linked to their furnaces had heat. But those folks seemed few and far between as the weekend's blizzard - dubbed Nemo - wreaked havoc on homes, power lines and patience. Late Saturday night into this afternoon, countless roads remained unplowed and difficult to navigate, if not for the ruts of ice then for dangling branches, limbs and in many cases, massive storm-felled trees. Calls made to numerous residents throughout town revealed they were without power and heat and the temperatures inside homes reached a dangerously low "44 degrees." "I could see my breath in the bathroom," one Marstons Mills resident and father of six schoolchildren said, but asked not be named. "We were huddled around our …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
In a packed house last night in Hyannis, the Barnstable High School basketball team outlasted the visiting upstart Dennis-Yarmouth Dolphins in thrilling, overtime fashion, 69-65, thanks in large part to the hot hands of Manny Perry and Sean Skagstead.
Dennis-Yarmouth looked like it was in the driver's seat all night long. That is, of course, until senior point guard Manny Perry drilled a jumper as regulation time expired to knot the score at 56-56. Perry finished the night with a well-earned 16 points, including an invaluable 5-6 performance from the charity stripe in overtime - an effort that very well may have proved the difference. Junior tall man Sean Skagstead - a new student this year at Barnstable High - matched Perry's offensive output with his own 16-point effort - an effort that seemed flawless beneath the basket throughout the evening. But with just 2:00 to go in the game and D-Y seeming to erase every ounce of momentum Barnstable tried to build with some inspiring play from …