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What we know about Cape Cod power outages, schools, transportation and more

Times reporters are out in the field across Cape Cod reporting on the aftermath of the "bomb cyclone" nor'easter that slammed into the region Tuesday and Wednesday. We will be updating this story throughout the day, providing information about power outages, emergency shelters, where to charge cellphones, transportation and more. Please scroll down to find the information.
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After nor’easter, Cape Cod police reminds residents their priority is safety and ‘cannot check someone’s seasonal home’

A nor’easter earlier this week has caused downed power lines, fallen trees and more in Massachusetts, especially on Cape Cod. And police departments are working hard to keep residents safe. Checking someone’s season home, however, is not a top priority. “We understand your frustration, but we are prioritizing our calls,”...
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Nor’easter beaches boats, downs trees

(Oct. 28, 2021) High winds whipped across the island for much of Tuesday night, topping out with a peak gust of 70 mph at Nantucket Memorial Airport just before 4 a.m. Wednesday. They continued into late afternoon, beaching several boats, including a large sailboat in Monomoy, and downed branches and...

A Death in Wellfleet, as Case Numbers Gradually Decline

WELLFLEET — The number of new cases of Covid-19 was down slightly this week, according to the town’s health agent, Hillary Greenberg-Lemos, following the emergence of a cluster of cases that worried officials and led to the reinstatement of town-wide mask rules at an emergency meeting of the board of health on Oct. 7.

Final East End Park Design Comes In at $2.3M

PROVINCETOWN — The final design of the East End Waterfront Park includes fewer trees but has that bathroom that people requested. The cost to turn the existing crushed-shell parking lot at 387 Commercial St. into a park is now estimated at $2.3 million, a sum which would have to be approved at town meeting, said Recreation Director Brandon Motta.
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Power outage still widespread in Wareham, Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester

BOSTON - With the first nor’easter of the season bringing strong winds and heavy rain to the commonwealth that caused significant, widespread destruction, hundreds of Eversource line, tree and service crews are assessing and clearing damage to make hard-hit areas safe and restore power to customers. As of 9:47 a.m.,...

In Provincetown, a Family Fights a Rare Ailment

PROVINCETOWN — For her family and friends, Veronica Silva’s 80th birthday party on June 15, 2012 was more of a living funeral than a celebration, recalled her son David Silva, 59, an owner of the Red Inn. “We’d get all choked up and start crying,” he said. But Veronica would...

Yarmouth Police seek man who stole golf club from local pro shop

YARMOUTH – Help YPD identify this thief!. On Friday October 22nd around 2:30 pm a male entered the Bayberry Hills Golf Course Pro Shop and stole a PING driver. The driver is valued at $500. The suspect walked in carrying an old club and swapped it out with a new club. The suspect was driving a newer model blue Dodge Ram pick up truck.
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Take-It-Or-Leave-It reopening Nov. 10 with a new look

(Oct. 28, 2021) With two weeks left until the long-awaited reopening of the Take-It-Or-Leave-It at the Madaket landfill, town officials want to be clear the return is going to look a lot different than the longstanding dropoff site. “While Take-It-Or-Leave-It is really important to our community, it’s not as sustainable...

Power restorations underway in earnest after Wednesday’s bomb cyclone

CAPE COD – Power crews from across the region are working in earnest to restore power after Wednesday’s bomb cyclone that pounded Cape Cod with winds up to 84 MPH. After peaking at about 150,000 customers, as of 9 AM Thursday about 106,520 customers were still in the dark. There were more than 20,000 out in both Barnstable and Falmouth.
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A football life: Coach's son finds home in announcer's booth

(Oct. 28, 2021) In one way or another, Scott Capizzo, son of the late legendary Nantucket High School football coach Vito Capizzo, has been connected to the Whalers football program for most of his life. He was a waterboy when he was a little kid, then a player on his...

A New Library Director for Eastham

EASTHAM –– Library Director Debra Dejonker-Berry announced in the spring that she would be retiring after seven years here and more than 15 years in the same job in Provincetown. Melanie McKenzie, who has been the access and technology services librarian since 2019, became the director on Sept. 13. “I’m...

Strong fall storm categorized as ‘bomb cyclone’

The season’s first nor’easter barreled into Massachusetts, bringing with it the risk of flooding and wind damage. The storm picked up intensity Tuesday evening and continued into Wednesday with wind gusts topping 90 mph in at least one community. By Wednesday evening the storm, which was officially categorized as a...

South Yarmouth man sentenced for fentanyl and heroin offenses

YARMOUTH – A South Yarmouth man was sentenced Monday in federal court in Boston for fentanyl and heroin offenses. Dustin Monick, 23, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 70 months in prison and five years of supervised release. On April 26, 2021, Monick pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and 100 grams or more of heroin and one count of possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl.

Thousands without power as nasty nor’easter lashes the Bay State

CHATHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - A powerful nor’easter barreled up the U.S. Northeast coast into New England Tuesday as officials warned of intense flooding, hurricane-force wind gusts, and widespread power outages. The early nor’easter arrives before many trees have shed their leaves for the winter, raising the risk for power outages...