CAPE COD TIMES: Pilgrim braces for sweeping inspection

Entergy Corp., owner-operator of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, notified federal regulators Sept. 2 that the plant was ready to undergo a huge, comprehensive inspection of its equipment, staff and procedures. But just four days later, operators were forced to shut down the Plymouth plant for nearly two weeks when a faulty valve caused a water leak in the reactor containment building. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

Plymouth South High School students chosen to receive violence prevention training

Plymouth South High School is one 34 high schools across the state will receive an on-site, in-depth training on violence prevention in the next phase of Game Change, the office’s anti-violence partnership with the New England Patriots, according to a press release from the Attorney General’s office.

Beginning this fall and continuing throughout the 2016-2017 school year, staff from Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) will provide direct training on preventing relationship violence to more than 1,000 high school students. Trained students will be equipped to teach their younger peers about healthy relationships and bystander intervention.

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Blood drive at the Moose Lodge on October 5, 2016

The Plymouth Moose will host a community blood drive in their lodge home at 601 State Road in Manomet on Wednesday, October 5 from 2  – 7 p.m.

Walk-in donations are accepted, but appointments are recommended; an appointment can be scheduled through the American Red Cross Web site www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 7756, or call 800-GIVELIFE.

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Plymouth police log and arrests for September 26, 2016

7:15 a.m. Larceny on Muirfield
Copper piping stolen from house under construction in the Pinehills. 7:31 a.m. Breaking and entering of a motor vehicle on Clearwater Drive
Cigarettes and $40 taken from a car. According to police it was open using a broom pole. 8:32 a.m. Vandalism on Tide View Path
A rock was thrown through a door window. 10:45 a.m. Breaking and entering of a motor vehicle on Clearwater Drive
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Two juveniles arrested for fight in Manomet

A pair of juvenile girls were arrested following an incident at the STARR program, a residential facility housing at-risk youth in Manomet.

According to Lieutenant Dana Flynn, a 14-year-old girl allegedly assaulted another girl, throwing and hitting her with a billiards ball as well as punching the alleged victim. SHe also allegedly kicked a door, damaging it, Flynn said.

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CAPE COD TIMES: Legislators push for Pilgrim upgrades

The Massachusetts Congressional Delegation has added its voice to those calling on federal regulators to reject a request from the owner of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to extend a deadline on critical safety vent upgrades mandated in response to the 2011 Fukushima disaster, according to the Cape Cod Times. The NRC last year approved a similar request from the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey , according to an e-mail from NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan. Oyster Creek is scheduled to cease permanent operations in December 2019. The agency approved Oyster Creek’s request to not have to install a reliable hardened vent from the plant’s torus, the doughnut-shaped reservoir of water at its base. However, the NRC has not ruled on the portion of the order dealing with a vent from the enclosed area around the reactor, Sheehan wrote. Continue Reading →

Plymouth police log and arrests for September 23 to September 25, 2016

September 23

8:45 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on State Road
9:11 a.m. Property damage on Stonebridge Road
Andrew Tolley, 28, of Cranberry Road arrested of malicious destruction of property over $250 and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
9:37 a.m.  Property damage on Old Sandwich Road
Andrew Tolley, 28, of Cranberry Road arrested of malicious destruction of property over $250 and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
12:33 p.m. Harassment on Long Pond Road
Two girls at Plymouth South Middle School don’t get along.
12:45 p.m. Drug overdose on State Road
1:20 p.m. Attempted breaking and entering on Long Pond Road
1:52 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on State Road
4:25 p.m. Motorcycle/ATV complaint on Jordan Road
5:06 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on State Road
10:44 p.m. Animal complaint on State Road
11:27 p.m. Drug overdose on Tide View Path

September 24

3:35 a.m. Suspicious activity on Donna Drive
6:15 a.m. Attempted breaking and entering of a motor vehicle on Vinal Avenue.
Caller reportedly saw someone near their cars after motion-detector lights went on.
9:22 a.m. Recovered hypodermic needle on Beaver Dam Road
1:00 p.m. Suspicious activity on Hiawatha Road
1:07 p.m. Fraud on Short Street
7:01 p.m. Animal complaint on State Road
8:01 p.m. Animal complaint on State Road
8:07 p.m. Drug overdose on Miller’s Joist
11:28 p.m. Noise complaint on Manomet Avenue

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