Sunday, April 28, 2013
A fire ripped through Swimming Pool and Spa Sales on Enterprise Road Sunday afternoon destroying much of the building that also houses two other businesses.
One employee was working at Swimming Pool and Spa Sales at 12 Enterprise Rd. Sunday when the fire broke out at about 3:58 p.m. The employee called for help and quickly got himself out of harms way. He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation after having some trouble breathing. He did not have any other major injuries. Fire crews from the Hyannis, Barnstable, West Barnstable, Yarmouth, and Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills assisted in knocking down the blaze. Once the fire was under control crews noticed a chemical smell and milky water coming from the building and called a state hazmat team in to help. The hazmat team will look at the water run off and meet with the building’s owners to get an understanding of…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Officials are investigating four house fires believed to be arson that were set early Saturday morning in a Hyannis neighborhood.
Hyannis fire officials were called to the Hyannis neighborhood after some early morning shoppers reported seeing smoke near Rt. 28 at 4:22 a.m. Saturday. First responders followed the smoke and found 45 Pilgrim Ln. on fire. Deputy Chief Dean Melanson said that while working to put out the blaze they began to have water issues with the fire hydrant so they began directing additional companies to enter near Baxter Road. “While we were in the process of setting up an additional water supply we found a fire at 33 Pilgrim Lane,” Melanson said. Members of the Barnstable Police Department then began to search the area and almost immediately found additional fires at 27 Pilgrim Ln. and 135 Baxter Rd. It took 30-40 firefighters from Hyannis, …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Kohl’s is renovating the former Stop and Shop on Iyannough Rd. in Hyannis and plans to open the store this fall.
Kohl’s signed a lease for the 55,000 square foot former grocery store in January, according to the Cape Cod Times. Construction on the new store began in February. The store will be located near Home Depot and A.C. Moore. Old Navy plans to move out of the plaza this summer and will relocate to a store front in Capetown Plaza. We want to know what you think. Will you be shopping at Kohl’s this fall?
Friday, April 12, 2013
Whole Foods announced plans to open a Hyannis location later this year, but it could be a while before customers can start shopping.
Whole Foods Market, a natural foods supermarket based out of Austin, Texas, is delaying the Hyannis store’s opening, according to the Cape Cod Times. The company planned to open its Cape Cod location in the former Borders Bookstore on Iyannough Rd. in Hyannis in November. While an opening date for the store has not yet been selected a Whole Foods spokesperson told the Cape Cod Times the store will not open until the middle or end of 2014.
The Daily Paper on Main had a smooth first week after it’s opening Monday.
Owners, Aaron and Samantha Webb, opened their second location Monday in Hyannis. The Webb’s also own the Daily Paper on West Main St. The Webb’s purchased Perry’s Main Street Deli from Perry Gaines who was ready for retirement after running the restaurant for 23 years. The new restaurant serves breakfast all day and lunch. Despite having opened only a few days ago the restaurant was running like a well-oiled machine Thursday when I stopped by to grab lunch. That may be in large part to the Webb’s decision to keep most of Perry’s staff. When asked how the first week had gone Aaron Webb simply gave the thumbs up. “It’s good to be here,” Webb said. The Daily Paper on Main St. is open Monday through Saturday from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday’s…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Stop by and enjoy a free cone today at Ben and Jerry's.
Today is free cone day at Ben and Jerry's on Main St. in Hyannis. Stop by for a free cone today from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Will you go in for free ice cream today? What's your favorite Ben and Jerry's flavor?
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Barnstable police arrested Anthony Russ Wednesday following a five-month heroin and cocaine distribution investigation.
During the investigation police conducted numerous undercover purchases and extensive surveillance at 398 West Main St. Apt. C and 19 General Patton Dr., according to a press release. Detectives executed search warrants at both locations Wednesday. During the raid police seized $5,000 worth of heroin, cocaine, and marijuana in addition to $1300 in cash. Mashpee Street Crime Unit Officer Mike Assad and his drug-sniffing dog, Lola, located the heroin in an abandoned vehicle at 19 General Patton Drive. Anthony Russ, 25, of Hyannis was arrested and charged with trafficking heroin and possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute. Russ was arraigned Thursday in Barnstable District Court.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A mother and her 5-year-old child were taken to Cape Cod Hospital this morning after a three-car crash in Hyannis.
The crash happened after 8 this morning at the intersection of Yarmouth Rd. and Old Yarmouth Rd., according to the Cape Cod Times. Police closed the roadway while officials worked to clear the accident. There is no word yet on the condition of the mother and her child.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Green Lotus, a new vegan and vegetarian restaurant opens today on Main St. in Hyannis.
The Green Lotus is opening at 10 a.m. today in space formerly occupied by La Petite France. The café will feature vegan, vegetarian, raw and gluten-free cuisine. Owner Nate Fanara said the restaurant will fill a gap in the area. “There are no restaurants that do what I am doing. There’s a huge amount of people that eat vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free food,” Fanara said. Fanara has worked hard over the last three months getting the location ready along with three staffers that stayed on from La Petite France. Fanara is dedicating the restaurant to his father, John Fanara Jr., who passed away three years ago from pancreatic cancer. The Green Lotus will serve breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to…
Friday, March 22, 2013
Barnstable police arrested 4 individuals over the last two days on gun and drug charges.
Barnstable police began an investigation into activity at an apartment complex at 24 Betty’s Pond Rd. about a month ago, according to a press release. During the investigation police allege they conducted several undercover purchases. While staking out the apartment complex March 20 Barnstable police detectives interrupted an apparent drug deal. Police say Marcel Young, 35, of Yarmouth handed two bags of heroin to Norman Chausse, 54, of Hyannis who was sitting in his vehicle. After searching Young police say they also found 5 bags of cocaine, 3 cell phones and more than $500 in cash. Young was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and heroin with intent to distribute. Chausse was arrested for possession of heroin. Both men were …