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Driver faces charges after rollover crash caught on camera in Barnstable

BARNSTABLE - A Reading man is facing charges after he allegedly led Barnstable police on a chase that ended in a crash early Wednesday.Police said a Barnstable officer tried to stop an Audi Q7 on Route 132 because it was driving erratically just after 3 a m. The driver, later identified by police as 48-year-old Kenneth Brickhouse, wouldn't stop. Moments later, the car ran off Route 6A, rolled over and crashed. It was recorded on a doorbell camera nearby. Police said Brickhouse ran away, but they caught him a short time later.He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital where he was treated for what they said are minor injuries. Brickhouse now faces several charges.
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Excursion vessel with 30 passengers grounds in Hyannis Harbor

HYANNIS – An excursion vessel with 30 passengers on board reportedly grounded off Railroad Bluff in Hyannis Harbor. No injuries were reported. The passengers were taken off the vessel and brought ashore safely. A commercial salvage company was working with the Captain to refloat the vessel. Further details were not immediately available.
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Eastham Fire, Wellfleet Harbormaster rescue capsized kayaker

EASTHAM – Eastham firefighters and the Wellfleet Harbormaster teamed up to rescue a person whose kayak capsized. It happened about 9:30 AM Wednesday off Cooks Brook Beach. The victim was able to call 911 to summon help. EMTs evaluated the kayaker once they were safely back to shore. The post Eastham Fire, Wellfleet Harbormaster rescue capsized kayaker appeared first on


WEST BARNSTABLE – A woman was transported to Cape Cod Hospital under a trauma alert after her car rolled over on Route 6 this morning. The crash happened at around 1:40 a.m., just past Exit 65 westbound. (The old Exit 5) Barnstable Police, state police, and West Barnstable Firefighters...

Towns add safety specialists to reduce risk

Adopted by private and public entities alike, a strong safety culture can prevent injuries, reduce operating exposures, and save money. A strong safety culture is an organization’s shared perceptions, beliefs, values and attitudes that create a commitment to safety and an effort to minimize harm. This is often the foundation of a shared safety goal. In many industries, workplace safety is considered every employee’s responsibility.

Native Americans urge boycott of 'tone deaf' Pilgrim museum

PLYMOUTH, Mass. - Native Americans in Massachusetts are calling for a boycott of a popular living history museum featuring Colonial reenactors portraying life in Plymouth, the famous English settlement founded by the Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower.Members of the state's Wampanoag community and their supporters say Plimoth Patuxet Museums has not lived up to its promise of creating a "bi-cultural museum" that equally tells the story of the European and Indigenous peoples that lived there.They say the " Historic Patuxet Homesite," the portion of the mostly outdoor museum focused on traditional Indigenous life, is inadequately small, in need of...

Bachelorette parties are 'destroying' LGBT 'safe spaces,' researchers claim

BOSTON (TND) — A pair of researchers are targeting straight, largely white women for allegedly invading LGBT "safe spaces" during bachelorette parties in a phenomenon labeled "hetrification." “Hetrification" is apparently a combination of the terms "heterosexual" and "gentrification." In an op-ed for the Boston Globe, researchers Vincent Jones II...

Massachusetts town of Scituate issues warning to residents about drinking water

SCITUATE, Mass. — Scituate officials are warning residents of the Massachusetts town about manganese levels in the drinking water. A notice from the Scituate Water Division states that water sample results received on July 26 confirmed manganese levels of 0.330 milligrams per liter (mg/L), which is in excess of the level advised by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).

Grandmother becomes lifeguard again to help keep Cape Cod pool open

BARNSTABLE -- After hearing about a lifeguard shortage at the YMCA Cape Cod, a 70-year-old woman jumped in to help. "We need staff in order to keep our facility open, we need help," said Mark Thurman, Director of Operations at YMCA Cape Cod. A text alert sent out in June pleaded for the community's help. At the time, YMCA Cape Cod was forced to close its small pool due to a staffing shortage. Barnstable grandmother Maggie Sullivan was one of the first people to respond. "I'm retired so I have time," said Sullivan. Her only hesitation - her lifeguard certification expired...

Shared Streets and Spaces awards $16.4M to 138 municipalities

On Aug. 2 in Plymouth, the Baker-Polito administration announced $16.4 million in grants to 138 municipalities and seven regional transit authorities through the Shared Streets and Spaces program. The largest award round since the program’s launch in June 2020 will be used by recipients to implement projects that focus on...