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2008-12-28 10:38:25

Cape Cod Stranding Network coordinator Sarah Herzig says 10 dolphins have been stranded on beaches in the Massachusetts region in recent days. Herzig said eight of the animals became stranded on beaches in the towns of Wellfleet and Brewster on Christmas Day, followed by two more dolphins on Wellfleet beaches a day later, the Cape Cod (Mass.) Times said Saturday. Three of the stranded dolphins died on the beaches, while a fourth was euthanized by rescuers. The remaining six dolphins were all...

2008-09-28 18:05:00

SENATOR Edward Kennedy, who has brain cancer, has returned home after hospital treatment. The 76 year-old was rushed into A&E after complaining of feeling ill near his Massachusetts holiday home, sparking fears for his health. A statement issued by the senator's office attributed the condition to a change in medication, and said he had been allowed to return home. An emergency telephone call from the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port on Cape Codwas made at around 5pm on Friday, said...

2008-09-26 21:00:02

U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., under treatment following brain tumor surgery in July, was unexpectedly hospitalized in Cape Cod, Mass., Friday, officials said. Citing a Kennedy family statement, MSNBC reported that Kennedy suffered a small seizure after a change in medications, and the senator was expected to be back home later Friday night. The Hyannis Port Fire Department told CNN it sent a rescue squad to Kennedy's home, and said he was alert when the ambulance arrived. The...

2008-09-25 21:00:19

BUSINESS IN BRIEF Woman gets 61/2 years for tax fraud BOSTON - A North Dartmouth woman was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison after she was convicted on charges of paying more than $40 million in wages under the table through her temp agency to avoid taxes and workers' compensation insurance premiums. Aimee King McElroy was also ordered on Tuesday to pay $9.1 million in restitution as part of her sentence. King McElroy and her husband, Daniel McElroy, were convicted in...

2008-09-24 18:00:27

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet made a trip to Massachusetts to honor "one of the great and true friends of Chile," U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy. Bachelet presented the Massachusetts Democrat with the Order to the Merit of Chile in a ceremony at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, The Boston Globe reported. The award is the highest honor Chile can give a foreign national. "You were there for us when human rights were massively and systematically abused," she said. "You not only...

2008-09-11 15:00:26

It is interesting to note that two Maine airports, Augusta and Hancock County, received federal grants through the airport trust fund to improve commuter service. The airport trust fund is designed to improve air transport with dollars from airplane fuel taxes. It is also noteworthy that two similar airports, Hyannis and Nantucket, also got $5 million each for tower improvements. This was 10 times the Maine grant, but was obtained by Sens. Kerry and Kennedy through earmarks. Earmarks are...

2008-09-11 09:00:28

HYANNIS, Mass., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Albany, New York is the newest hub for Cape Air, the New England based regional airline, now offering three daily non-stop flights between the state capital and the three communities of Massena, Ogdensburg and Watertown. "All of us at Cape Air are excited to introduce non-stop, convenient and affordable air service to upstate New York and southern Ontario," said Cape Air President Dan Wolf. "With Albany International Airport's direct air service to...

2008-07-25 09:00:57

By IRIS FANGER JOYS OF SUMMER By day, Falmouth Academy rings with the voices of children at camp, but at night, the actors of the Cape Cod Theatre Project take over, at least for the next few weeks. Each summer for the past 13 seasons, an ever-changing troupe of young actors has camped out in Falmouth to present adventuresome, book-in-hand productions of plays that routinely go on to the stages of regional theaters across the country. Falmouth-area audiences do not seem to mind the...

2008-07-21 12:01:18

By Doug Fraser, Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. Jul. 18--ORLEANS -- If they could have voted last night, the Nauset Regional School Committee would have approved sending a proposed wind turbine project for the regional high school to town meetings this fall. After a presentation by principal Thomas Conrad and consultant Tom Michelman emphasizing the turbine's revenue-generating potential, an informal straw poll showed unanimous support from committee members. "It's such a great...

2008-07-09 18:00:05

By Emily Canal, Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. Jul. 9--SANDWICH -- Talk about lemonade out of lemons: Katheryn Maloney and Brady Cullinan made jewels out of this summer's cicada swarm. Yesterday, amid the tents of baked goods and vegetables at the Sandwich Farmers Market at Oakcrest Cove Field off Quaker Meetinghouse Road, their table featured earrings and necklaces made with colored beads, sea glass and dead bugs. The business partners, both 17, residents of Sandwich and seniors...


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