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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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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...

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.

Plymouth Homeowners Scramble For Emergency Supplies After Damage From Nor’easter

PLYMOUTH (CBS) — Once the worst of the Nor’easter was over in Plymouth on Wednesday, homeowners were on the move, hoping to get supplies that many discovered are now sold out. Generators, gasoline, and chainsaws are all in high demand right now. One of the only places with power on the South Shore was a local gas station, where people were filling up and taking a break from the damage back home. “We lost some siding of the house, and we lost a couple trees around the house,” said Kholoud Swenson, a Plymouth resident. There is already a nationwide supply shortage from the...
Wicked Local

Autumn nor'easter rocks Plymouth - could take four to five days to restore power to town

Plymouth - Beloved trees toppled from their roots downtown. Towering pines snapped 40 feet in the air in wooded neighborhoods. Telephone poles broken in a line at their peaks. The heavy winds that battered Plymouth early Wednesday took a historic toll, shutting down dozens of roads and cutting power to more than 90 percent of the community. It was still at 75 percent at the end of the afternoon.
Inquirer and Mirror

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...

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.

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...

Climb 116 Steps To The Top Of Pilgrim Monument In Massachusetts And You Can See All The Way To The Tip Of Cape Cod

If you’ve been to Provincetown, located at the very end of Cape Cod, you can’t help but notice the imposing Pilgrim Monument that towers above the town. The 252-foot granite monument features 116 steps and 60 ramps that take visitors up to the top for panoramic views of Cape Cod below. This must-visit attraction should be on the bucket list of anyone who lives in or visits the Cape.

Provincetown Museum Commemorating Pilgrim Landing

PROVINCETOWN – The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum have announced that the Annual Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument will take place on Thursday, November 11 at 6 pm. Every year, PMPM lights the monument to commemorate the landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims in Provincetown Harbor. Due to COVID-19, this year’s...
Martha's Vineyard Times

Storm aftermath: Schools canceled for second day

The nor’easter that ripped through the Island late Tuesday and most of the day Wednesday is gone, but there’s a lot of cleanup left in its wake. Schools were canceled for the second day and the Steamship Authority canceled two early morning ferries. SSA spokesman Sean Driscoll told The Times the Katama missed its first run of the day due to weather but the Nantucket and Island Home were making crossings.

Cape Wind should have fueled state's offshore wind industry 20 years ago

In May of 2000, Brian Braginton-Smith, local genius, gave a talk at the New England Aquarium about his idea to build 100 offshore turbines to create a wind farm. Only a year later, he met with the local paper to explain how a small piece of federal waters in the midst of state waters called Horseshoe Shoals was an ideal site for a wind farm.