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‘Jaws’ child star named police chief of town where movie was filmed

From co-starring in “Jaws” to enforcing the laws. Jonathan Searle has been named the new police chief of Oak Bluffs — 47 years after he filmed Steven Spielberg’s iconic shark shocker in the same Martha’s Vineyard town. The news generated a big bite of buzz when the tiny town’s board announced it had voted 3-1 to offer the top cop role to the longtime community servant. “I’m finding the whole thing quite funny myself!” Searle, 56, told The Post on Thursday amid all the fuss on the island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Oak Bluffs, which is home to...
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Firefighters extricate victim after three-vehicle crash in Dennis

DENNIS – Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to free a victim following a three-vehicle crash in Dennis about 3:30 PM Thursday afternoon. The crash happened at the intersection of Trotting Park Road and Lower County Road. At least two people were transported by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital. Motorists were urged to […] The post Firefighters extricate victim after three-vehicle crash in Dennis appeared first on
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‘Jaws’: This Child Star Is Now the Police Chief of Massachusetts Town Where the Classic Movie Was Filmed

Little Jonathan Searle is all grown up and serving as the police chief of the same town that he pranked as a child star in Jaws. Searle has been named the newest police chief of Oak Bluffs, MA. The town served as the fictional town of Amity when Steven Spielberg filmed his classic shark thriller nearly five decades ago. And the officer, like most people in general, can’t help but laugh over how his life has come full circle.

2 Harwich men start foundation to house Ukrainian refugees in Poland

HARWICH -- When the war in Ukraine broke out, Tom Johnson knew he wanted to do something to help and utilize his connections in Poland. Along with Jim Peterson, the two Harwich men started the Ukrainian Relief Mission Charitable Corporation. "I had a business for 12 years in Poland, felt like I could be highly effective," said Johnson, adding he "met with Jimmy and he told me to be bold."During three trips to Poland since March. spanning 28 days in total, Johnson has been identifying where there is the greatest need for resources. A fourth trip is planned later this month. "On the ground,...

Introducing the New Bedford High School Hall of Fame Class of 2022

New Bedford High inducted seven members into its Hall of Fame on May 7. Here's a look at the 2022 inductees and their accomplishments. Thomas Eck showed early signs of determination and desire to reach goals he set for himself as a high school student when he managed to become the only student from his high school in Allentown, Pennsylvania not only to graduate, but also the only student to go on to college.

Plymouth’s Iconic Cordage Park Smokestack Is Demolished

An iconic Plymouth landmark is no more, after the smokestack at Cordage Park was demolished this morning. The smokestack was erected around 1899 for the then-bustling Plymouth Cordage Company, which was the world’s leading manufacturer of rope. The 220-foot structure, created with 500,000 bricks, was originally built for the...

Motorcycle Ride to Support Veterans Takes Over Cape Cod 5/21

On Saturday, May 21st, Cape Cod will be filled with the sound of rumbling engines as motorcycle riders come together in support of our veterans. The 22-K9 Motorcycle Ride stretches 31 miles from Sandwich to Dennis and raises funds for 22Mohawks Veteran Suicide Awareness and the Pups for Vets Program.

Don’t Get Trapped in a SouthCoast Sand Hole

I recently bumped into a former Shawmut Diner customer who used to stop in before going to work at Horseneck Beach in Westport. Matt was a nationally certified lifeguard. We talked about the recent tragedy of the young man from Maine who was buried alive after a pit he and his sister had dug on a Toms River, New Jersey beach collapsed on them. The sister was in the eight-to-10-foot-deep hole when the walls gave way, but was rescued. Her brother, though, was crushed and suffocated by the weight of the crumbling walls.

Historic New Bedford Ship Needs a New Logo

The beloved Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey is undergoing some rebranding and the advisory board is looking for a local designer to help. For those of you who don't know the rich history of the Ernestina, let's take a quick walk down memory lane before I tell you how you can help design the new logo.
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Pickup truck rolls over by airport

A Ford pickup rolled over on its side late Thursday morning by the entrance to Martha’s Vineyard Airport entrance. Edgartown EMS, police and fire responded, as did West Tisbury Police and airport personnel. West Tisbury Police Lt. Skipper Manter said nobody was transported from the scene and charges are possible pending further investigation. By 12:15 pm the pickup had been pushed back upright.

Fewer nip bottles litter towns that ban them

More liquor nips and plastic water bottles are cluttering Cape Cod beaches and roads than this time last year. Volunteer groups in April also collected more cigarette butts and construction debris during Earth Day sweeps. In Brewster alone, teams on April 23 recovered 22,153 pieces of litter, according to the Cape Cod Anti-Litter Coalition.

Barnstable signs host agreement with second offshore wind farm

The town of Barnstable has signed an agreement with Avangrid Renewables to host a cable landing for an offshore wind project called Park City Wind. This is the town’s second host community agreement; the first was for Vineyard Wind 1. The deal calls for Avangrid to pay Barnstable $16...

Livingston Taylors show in Edgartown, MA Aug 11, 2022 – presale password

The Livingston Taylor presale code has just been published. While this limited time presale offer exists, you have the chance to order tickets for Livingston Taylor before they go on sale!!!. You don’t want to miss Livingston Taylor’s show in Edgartown, MA do you? Tickets could sell out fast when...

Ripe in Oak Bluffs, MA Aug 26, 2022 – presale code

The Ripe presale code has been listed. For a little while you can acquire your event tickets before they go on sale!. If you don’t buy your tickets to Ripe’s event in Oak Bluffs, MA during this presale you might not be able to buy them before they are all gone!!