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2011-04-05 08:37:00

BOSTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The new website harborhotelptown.com launched today giving a sneak preview of the imminent transformation and rebranding of Provincetown's Cape Inn located on the Cape Cod National Seashore on route 6A. Although remaining open throughout the extensive renovation, Harbor Hotel Provincetown will officially debut on May 1st with a new look inside and out. The full-service waterfront hotel will boast fresh, contemporary interiors with 119 guestrooms and...

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...

2010-07-12 04:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Dog Fancy, the world's most widely read dog magazine, has named Provincetown, Mass., the winner of the 2010 DogTown USA competition, saluting it as America's most dog-friendly city. This year's contest, sponsored by WAHL® Clipper Corp., named the Top 40 dog-friendly cities across the U.S. in honor of Dog Fancy's 40th anniversary celebration. The criteria used to select the winning city include plenty of dog-friendly open spaces and...

2008-12-11 07:00:00

Service to second Bay Area airport resumes May 1 Easy connections to Provincetown, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket* BOSTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), the customer-centered airline with the most nonstop destinations from Boston, today announces plans to resume its seasonal service to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) effective May 1, 2009. San Francisco is one of 31 nonstop destinations JetBlue offers from Logan International Airport, including...

2006-07-21 07:30:00

By Jason Szep PROVINCETOWN, Massachusetts -- Provincetown, New England's summer gay capital, is facing a rise in harassment and discrimination. But this time it's straight people who say they are being ridiculed as "breeders" and "baby makers." Less than a decade after a successful campaign to end violent paroxysms of "gay bashing" in the beach town at the tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, police and town officials report a resurgence in tension between gays and straight people. Police Chief...

2006-07-20 18:05:00

By Jason Szep PROVINCETOWN, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Provincetown, New England's summer gay capital, is facing a rise in harassment and discrimination. But this time it's straight people who say they are being ridiculed as "breeders" and "baby makers." Less than a decade after a successful campaign to end violent paroxysms of "gay bashing" in the beach town at the tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, police and town officials report a resurgence in tension between gays and straight people....


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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