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2010-11-19 09:02:00

BARNSTABLE COUNTY, Mass. and ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Cape Cod Commission and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a collaboration, dubbed "Smart Cape Cod," to deploy sophisticated technology for more efficient management of physical infrastructure, protection of natural resources, and enhanced opportunities for economic growth across the region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) This initiative is intended to help Cape Cod execute...

2010-10-29 07:58:00

Motorists encouraged to seek alternate routes during paving CONCORD, Mass., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paving operations for Phase 2 on the Bourne Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Mass., are scheduled to start on Monday, Nov. 1, in the morning and continue through Wednesday, Nov. 3, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues deck repairs and paving of the bridge, according to officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. While travel over...

2010-10-20 08:28:00

Additional Delays Possible Through Oct. 23rd CONCORD, Mass., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paving operations for Phase 1 on the Bourne Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Mass., are scheduled to start on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 and continue through Saturday, October 23, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues the deck repairs and paving of the bridge. While travel over the Bourne Bridge is currently restricted to ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION, motorists can expect...

2010-09-14 14:47:00

Travel restrictions scheduled for Bourne Bridge CONCORD, Mass., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deck repairs and paving on the Bourne Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Mass., are scheduled to start soon and continue until early December 2010. Starting on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, weather permitting, night work will be conducted on the bridge from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. weekdays only. Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction during the night work. This will take...

2010-09-10 14:01:00

PROVINCETOWN, Mass., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts port of Provincetown is receiving the first grant award of the Fishing for Energy initiative, a program which has provided commercial fishermen a cost-free way to recycle old and unusable fishing gear at 11 Massachusetts ports. The grant will be used to improve efforts to remove derelict fishing gear from the waters between Long Point and the breakwater in Provincetown harbor. This announcement marks an expansion of the...

2010-09-02 14:13:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released updated demographic information on the coastal communities potentially impacted by Hurricane Earl. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) Based on the current projected path of Hurricane Earl, currently a Category 3 storm, the Census Bureau calculates about 26 million people in 68 counties, stretching from North...

2010-07-19 17:37:00

HYANNIS, Mass., July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cape Air adds a new island destination in the Caribbean with two daily flights between the Island of Anguilla and San Juan, Puerto Rico beginning on December 22, 2010. "This is our 13th year of providing inter-island service in the Caribbean and all of us at Cape Air are excited about our newest destination," says Cape Air President Dan Wolf. "We have ensured that our Anguilla flight schedule allows for easy connections with major carriers arriving in...

2010-06-14 09:06:00

HYANNIS, Mass., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Cape Air's Midwest expansion continues with their newest route between Kirksville, Missouri and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. "With American Airlines as our Midwest code share partner our operation is continuing to grow with passengers finding Cape Air a convenient alternative to driving to and from St. Louis," says Cape Air's President and CEO, Dan Wolf. "Beginning on September 17th we plan to offer three daily round trips between...

2009-10-29 18:37:00

HYANNIS, Mass, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning November 8th Cape Air, one of the largest independent airlines in the United States, launches air service from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to Cape Girardeau, Missouri and the towns of Quincy and Marion, Illinois. "A Cape Air welcome to the mid-west," says Cape Air founder and CEO, Dan Wolf. "This is an exciting move for all of us. Our aircraft are in place and pilots, along with our airport personnel, are ready to greet our...

2009-10-15 09:25:00

Passenger Vehicles Screened for Explosives in a Three-Week Pilot FALMOUTH, Mass., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in partnership with the Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority, will begin testing advanced explosives detection technology today as part of TSA's Security Enhancement and Capabilities Augmentation Program (SEACAP). During the three-week pilot program, TSA will conduct explosives screening on...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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