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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.
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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.
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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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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...

Oyster Shell Recycling Program Expands to Four Cape Cod Towns

WELLFLEET – A nonprofit’s summer program to recycle oyster shells from restaurants on Cape Cod has launched for its second year and has expanded its operation. The Massachusetts Oyster Project started shell recycling on the Cape in 2021, when it partnered with Wellfleet to divert more than 25,000 pounds of oyster shell over the season.

Barnstable Holding Household Hazardous Waste Collection

BARNSTABLE – A household hazardous waste collection will be held on Saturday, June 25 in Barnstable. The town’s Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division is collaborating with Barnstable County for the event to collect chemicals and other products too toxic to dispose of in regular trash. The...

Opinion/letters: Expand Supreme Court to protect rights

To protect our reproductive freedoms, we need to expand the Supreme Court. The Judiciary Act of 2021 would add four new seats to the Supreme Court, bringing the number of justices to 13. It would help restore balance to a court that Mitch McConnell has packed with right-wing extremists who just dismantled abortion care for half the states in the country. The results for women, especially, poor women, will be devastating. With these extremists on the court,all women's and sexual/gender minority rights are in danger. We have seen that the so-called assurances of recently appointed justices about settled law are pure fabrication, so what will stop them from further erosion of the right to privacy of all Americans?

Two Barnstable students win for business ideas pitched at competition in Boston

BARNSTABLE — Young people can learn a lot at Barnstable High School: how to solve an algebra problem, how to read DNA code and how to make sense out of literary classics. Some students are even learning what it takes to start a business.   In a competition similar to TV's "Shark Tank" — where entrepreneurs try to convince a panel of tycoons to invest in their idea — students recently pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges. ...

CAPE LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Cotuit stays undefeated after beating Chatham

In a makeup game, the Cotuit Kettleers (9-0-1) came out on top over the Chatham Anglers (3-6-1), 9-2, at Lowell Park. Cotuit continues to establish itself as the best team in the league through the first two weeks. UNC Wilmington senior Brooks Baldwin was the catalyst for the Kettleers offensively. He finished the day with a home run and three RBI. ...

OPINION/Maruca: The flag belongs to all 330 million of us

WEST BARNSTABLE – These are remarks made by West Barnstable Fire Chief Joe Maruca at the annual Flag Day event on June 14. We are here today to honor our flag, and to honor what our flag means to each of us and what it stands for in today’s world, as well as in the foggy past of history. And we might even think a bit about the future and what we want or hope the flag will mean then.