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Video report: Oil truck rollover reported in Brewster

BREWSTER – An oil truck reportedly overturned in Brewster sometime after 7:30 PM Friday evening. The incident happened on Long Pond Road (Route 137) at Old Long Pond Road. Officials from both Brewster and Harwich were on the scene. State hazardous materials technicians were called to the scene a significant quantity of oil was reported leaking from the Cape Cod Oil home heating oil delivery tanker. Firefighters extricated the driver from the wreckage who was transported to Cape Cod Hospital with unknown injuries. Route 137 in the area will likely remained closed for an extended time while cleanup is underway. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
BREWSTER, MA
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Camaro Hits Fishing Charter Business, Loses

The running joke is that Mustangs are naturally attracted to crowds of people, but it’s not like the Camaro’s image is completely untarnished. We’ve covered quite a few incidents of the Chevy muscle car being crashed into inanimate objects like a pond or a traffic control box. Here’s another one, a Camaro which face-planted into a fishing charter building on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
FALMOUTH, MA
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Somerville attorney arrested at Yarmouth residence by FBI on bribery charges

YARMOUTH – A Somerville attorney was arrested by the FBI in Yarmouth Friday on charges that he engaged in a scheme to bribe the Medford Chief of Police. Sean O’Donovan, 54, was indicted on two counts of honest services wire fraud and one count of bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds. O’Donovan will make an initial appearance in federal court in Boston this afternoon.
YARMOUTH, MA
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Sunday Journal – Casey Sherman and Helltown: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer on Cape Cod

Casey Sherman joins Sunday Journal this week for a longer interview on his new book “Helltown: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer on Cape Cod.” Sherman provides a deep dive into the story of the killer Tony Costa—a charming man responsible for the murders of several young women on the Outer Cape—as well as how famed local writers Kurt Vonnegut and Norman Mailer both set out on their own investigations. The true crime novel will be on sale July 12, with several local signing appearances by Sherman beginning July 2 at Yellow Umbrella Books in Chatham as well as elsewhere throughout the month.
CHATHAM, MA
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These New England boardwalks are worth a visit this summer

Nothing says summer fun like a stroll along a boardwalk. Here's a selection of boardwalks with beautiful views, great food, arcade games, and more. New England summers bring plenty of boardwalk fun. Some seaside pathways offer shops, restaurants, music, and carnival rides, while others are simply an escape into nature.
BOSTON, MA
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No injuries when front end loader rolls over at job site in Mashpee

MASHPEE – No injuries were reported after a front end loader reportedly overturned at a job site in Mashpee. It happened about 4 PM off Nathan Ellis Highway (Route 151) at a job site by Andy’s Market. Firefighters mitigated a fluid spill. The incident is under investigation. Further details were not immediately available.
MASHPEE, MA
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Harwich firefighters battle two brush fires

HARWICH – Harwich firefighters were called to a brush fire off shortly before 11 AM Friday off Queen Anne Road at the town disposal station near the solar panel farm. It was estimated about 3/4 of an acre was burning as crews worked to douse the flames. The solar panels did not appear to be involved in the fire. A Brewster forestry unit assisted at the scene.
HARWICH, MA
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Tisbury greenlights drainage project

On June 22, Tisbury’s select board voted unanimously to write a letter of endorsement for a Beach Street and Beach Street Extension Drainage project headed up by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The board learned MassDOT plans to execute the project in two parts and one of those parts remains in a study phase.
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*** WATCH *** TANKER ROLLOVER… LARGE OIL SPILL… DRIVER EXTRICATED, TRANSPORTED TO CCH… HAZMAT CLEANUP UNDERWAY

BREWSTER – A home heating oil truck overturned on Route 137 near the intersection with Old Long Pond Road this evening at around 7:40 p.m. The driver was entrapped for a period of time and needed to be extricated from … Continue reading → The post *** WATCH *** TANKER ROLLOVER… LARGE OIL SPILL… DRIVER EXTRICATED, TRANSPORTED TO CCH… HAZMAT CLEANUP UNDERWAY first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
BREWSTER, MA
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Phillips Hardware building sells to local business owners

The building that houses Phillips Hardware has sold. Owners Susan Phillips and Donna Leon sold their building to an LLC belonging to Bob and Donna Pacheco, who own Reliable Market. Phillips said the deal will allow her and her sister to run the hardware store for another three years. Phillips...
OAK BLUFFS, MA
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Memorial Wharf project wrapping up

Memorial Wharf parking lot is slated to be paved in the beginning of next week, as the town puts all efforts into finalizing the already much-delayed renovation project. The paving will commence Monday and go through Tuesday, according to a notification from Town Administrator James Hagerty. Additionally, the Chappy Ferry...
EDGARTOWN, MA
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Attorney accused of bribery in seeking Medford marijuana license

SOMERVILLE ATTORNEY Sean O’Donovan was arrested Friday and charged with trying to bribe a family member of the Medford police chief to convince the chief to help a marijuana company he represented obtain a license. The marijuana company, which was not named in the indictment but which CommonWealth confirmed...
MEDFORD, MA

These three beaches in Bourne all failed water quality testing

BUZZARDS BAY – Three public beaches in Bourne failed water quality testing during the first week of that program carried out by the Barnstable County Health and Environment Department. Bourne Health Agent Terri Guarino told the Board of Health on June 22 that the failed beaches registered elevated bacteria levels at Patuisset along Hen Cove in Pocasset, Picture Lake also in Pocasset and Sagamore Beach north of the canal at Cape Cod Bay. ...
BOURNE, MA
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Falmouth Continues Steps To Remove Town Manager

FALMOUTH – A public hearing was held this week allowing both parties to state their arguments on the ongoing effort by the Falmouth select board to remove Julian Suso from the town manager role. The effort began after a negative performance review of Suso by the board that indicated...
FALMOUTH, MA
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MVC is ‘backlogged’ with work

Preceding delving into agenda items at their Thursday meeting, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission took some time to discuss how to more efficiently use allotted meeting time. Commission chair Joan Malkin addressed the “backlog” of DRIs (developments of regional impact) submitted to the commission for assessment and deliberation. Commissioner Fred Hancock agreed, and said that due to “overstuffed agenda[s],” the commission “end[s] up late in the night trying to do stuff we really shouldn’t be doing.”
WEST TISBURY, MA
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