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'Dangerously cold' weather forecast: Arctic chill headed for Cape Cod this weekend

Just when you thought winter might have forgotten about Cape Cod, a short blast of intensely cold weather is headed our way. According to a Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service, "a dangerously cold airmass will be on our doorstep early on Friday as a deep trough digging into the eastern seaboard will deliver a shot of pure arctic air, the likes of which we haven't seen in years (Valentine`s Day of 2016 being the last time we saw cold of this magnitude)."
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Student escapes serious injury after being struck by car in Hyannis

HYANNIS – A teenager believed to be a student from Barnstable High School was reportedly struck by a car. The incident happened just after 7 AM Tuesday morning on West Main Street not far from the school. The student was transported to Cape Cod Hospital as a precaution. The driver remained on scene and was […] The post Student escapes serious injury after being struck by car in Hyannis appeared first on

Dennis firefighters respond to reported garage fire

DENNIS – Firefighters responded to a residence in the 200 block of Baxter Road shortly after 9 AM Tuesday. Smoke was showing from a garage on the property. A hose line was stretched and the fire was brought quickly under control. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The post Dennis firefighters respond to reported garage fire appeared first on

Suspect taken into custody in rash of car break-ins, stolen vehicles and arson of a vehicle

CENTERVILLE – From Barnstable Police: On Monday January 30th, 2023, 27 year old Austin Donn of Plymouth, was taken into custody by the Barnstable Police Investigative Services Division and Patrol Division on an arrest warrant out of the Barnstable District Court. Donn was developed as a suspect in a spree of motor vehicle break ins, stolen motor vehicles, and motor vehicle arson that occurred in the early morning hours on January 14, 2023 in the villages of Centerville and Marstons Mills. The Barnstable Police Department would like to thank the public and our Facebook community for their assistance in identifying Donn as the individual responsible for these crimes.

Retired West Barnstable Fire Chief passes away

WEST BARNSTABLE – The West Barnstable Fire Department is sad to announce that retired Deputy Chief James M. Barrett, Jr. died peacefully at home on January 23, 2023. Deputy Barrett joined the WBFD as a volunteer firefighter in 1973 and served for twenty-two years. He retired from the WBFD on December 31, 1995, having served […] The post Retired West Barnstable Fire Chief passes away appeared first on

Barnstable County Doubles Down on Need for Broadband

HYANNIS – Barnstable County Commissioners have seconded the need recently raised by the Assembly of Delegates for state assistance in providing last-mile broadband internet connection to the Cape. At the most recent meeting of the board, Commissioner Ronald Bergstrom said with remote work and virtual meetings here to stay, the Cape’s business and local government […] The post Barnstable County Doubles Down on Need for Broadband appeared first on

Barnstable Police investigating possible shots fired in Hyannis

HYANNIS – Barnstable Police are investigating after reports of possible shots fired on Mulberry Street in Hyannis. One person was detained after the report sometime after 7 PM Sunday but no charges have been filed. No injuries from gunfire have been reported. Barnstable Police tell CWN the incident remains under investigation. The post Barnstable Police investigating possible shots fired in Hyannis appeared first on

Management of our wastewater

The State of Cape Cod Waters is not good. Embayments, estuaries and fresh water ponds are all declining from excess nutrients in wastewater. On The Point, we discuss how many Cape towns have implemented comprehensive wastewater management plans, the promises and limitations of Alternative septic systems, and changes to Title V septic systems proposed by the Mass Department of Environmental Protection that would require upgrades to systems in nitrogen sensitive areas. Towns could be exempt from the septic regulations if they obtain watershed permits demonstrating they’re managing nitrogen.

When Cape Cod dogs lived differently

Many of us have dog stories, dog relationships. One amazing thing we learn is that dogs live full lives within a compressed bracket of ours; we join them as puppies, share time as they mature, witness them grow old, then wish them goodbye. This life cycle is one of many...

Latest Phinney’s Lane Road Work to Continue Through Feb. 2

HYANNIS – The latest round of work along Phinney’s Lane is set to continue through Friday, February 2. Phinney’s Lane will be shut down to through traffic between Old Strawberry Hill Road to Iyannough Road. Sewer installations will also be carried out on Phinney’s Lane from Great Marsh Road to Pond Street, as well as from Marc Avenue to Midway Drive.

Will You Help Sage Find a Home on Cape Cod?

Say hello to Sage! He is a 4 year old Pittie mix who is looking to be your next best friend! He can be a bit enthusiastic with his hellos, so he will need some help refining his manners using positive reinforcement and lots of patience/management to help him get it right. He has successfully lived with cats and dogs in the past, but has been dog selective here at the shelter. He could potentially live with another dog in the future pending a slow introduction, but he says no thanks to dog parks. He could live in a home with older, sturdy kids who won’t mind a bouncy dog and that could participate in training this exuberant boy!

Foul play not suspected after person found dead at Falmouth cemetery

YARMOUTH – From Falmouth Police: On January 30, 2023 at approximately 8:00 AM, the Falmouth Police Department responded to the St. Josephs Cemetery on Gifford Street, where the scene of an unattended death was discovered. This incident is under investigation by the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, Falmouth Police Detectives and the Office of the Medical Examiner. This is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public at this time.

Catie Flynn & Aaron Mayo: “Let Go Of My Heart” – Music VIDEO

MASHPEE – Catie Flynn has a great voice and is a wonderful performer who we had seen before with her four-piece band in big outdoor venues such as the Wellfleet Oysterfest and the Harwich Music Stroll. This weekend we saw her at the cozy Naukabout Brewery playing with just...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Barnstable track sets two school records

The Barnstable High School boys and girls track teams traveled to the State Coaches Invitational at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on Sunday and came home with plenty of highlights. Lilly DeDecko finished 10th and set a Barnstable and personal record in the mile in 5:22.47. DeDecko, along with her sister Callie DeDecko, Lili Leuchauer and Chloe Dibb, set another Barnstable record in the 4x800m relay (10:30.03). Dibb also had a top-10 finish in the 1000m...

Forget the groundhog: February likely to be warmer than usual on Cape Cod

While we await a seasonal prediction from Punxsutawney Phil, the world's most famous prognosticating rodent, there is perhaps more reliable information available about what February weather may be like on Cape Cod. According to the Climate Prediction Center, a service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there is...

Cape Country 104’s Teacher Of the Month: Mary Robbins From Centerville Elementary

Do you know Mary Robbins? She is the librarian at Centerville Elementary School, and here is what her co-worker, Nicole, told us about her:. “…Mary is the most amazing elementary librarian! In addition to being sweet and kind she is an amazing storyteller. She captivates the kids (and adults) when she reads a story each class. The way she reads is just so engaging it definitely inspires readers at a young age. She teaches the kids all about info you can get from a book, the different kinds of genres, authors, etc and at the end of the year she makes a giant interactive jeopardy game for each grade level. She is quick to find a book that you might want last minute for a special student or to jump in and help kids with a game or puzzle they are working on. Mary is always calm and approachable and ready to help. We are so lucky to have her at Centerville Elementary!”

Teen seriously injured in dirt bike accident in West Barnstable

WEST BARNSTABLE – A teenager was seriously injured in a dirt bike accident in West Barnstable. The dirt bike reportedly collided with a tree off Navigation Road around 12:30 PM Sunday. The victim was taken to the Cape Cod Airfield in Marstons Mills to meet a MedFlight helicopter for transport to an off-Cape trauma center. The incident is under investigation by Barnstable Police and Mass Environmental Police.