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Selectmen want answers about Pilgrim Nuclear safety concerns after memo is leaked

The Board of Selectmen don’t just want to hear from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, they demand it.

Selectmen were prompted to meet in an emergency session after a memo was leaked by an NRC official that described staff at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station as being “overwhelmed by just trying to run the station.” The memo came to the board’s attention via an article in the Cape Cod Times. The memo was written to update NRC officials about the inspection currently taking place at the power plant.

Pilgrim Station eyed as site for hydroelectric power cable

A Canadian energy company is looking to build a 900 megawatt power cable from New Brunswick, Canada, to Massachusetts.

The cable could potentially terminate at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. The 370-mile cable would start at Saint John, New Brunswick, making it one of the longest underwater power cables in the world, according to Robin McAdam of Emera, the company proposing to build the cable.

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Plymouth police log for December 6 and December 7, 2016

December 6
6:04 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Long Pond Road
6:47 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Long Pond Road
12:47 p.m. Suspicious activity on Cape Cod Avenue East
4:53 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Clark Road
December 7
3:22 p.m.  General disturbance on Manomet Point Road
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Manomet Center gets federal grant to expand internship program

The Manomet Center has received a $91,000 grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency to expand its internship program.

Called “U360,” the program gives students a chance to learn about climate change, energy, water, and toxins; practical tools for addressing these environmental issues; and how to apply this knowledge by helping small businesses improve their sustainability and reduce their environmental footprint, according to a press release. The grant allows the Manomet Center to expand the program to five schools in New England.

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OBITUARY: Gerard Doyle, Jr.. 70, enjoyed waters of Manomet, was always there to lend a hand

Gerard B. Doyle Jr., longtime Natick and Plymouth resident, passed away peacefully at Beth Israel Hospital in Plymouth on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at the age of 70.

Born in Somerville, the son of the late Gerard and Katherine (Bergen) Doyle, Gerard was a 1964 graduate from Matignon High School and proudly played on the first hockey team established at Matignon. He was proud to be a Matignon Warrior. After graduation, he attended Boston College. He gained employment at the Shipley Company, LLC of Newton and Marlborough, where he dedicated 35 years working to improve the company’s surface finishing chemicals.

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CAPE COD TIMES: NRC email: Pilgrim plant ‘overwhelmed’

In an in-house email sent Monday to Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials, the leader of a federal inspection team currently scouring equipment, procedures and staff performance at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station says inspectors are struggling to interpret just what they are seeing at the troubled plant. Read more at The Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

Too many new homes on historic road for Planning Board

Plans for a small housing development on a historically significant parcel of land in Manomet met opposition from neighbors and skepticism from the Planning Board.

Nancy Nolan, who owns 20 Brook Road, located near the northern end of the street, is proposing to build five single family homes, or two single family homes and two duplexes, on the 2.8 acre property. The property was once owned by Robert Bartlett, who came to Plymouth in 1623, according to Jan Rushforth, who once owned it along with her husband, the late Dr. David Rushforth. Nolan’s representatives brought the project before the Planning Board Monday night.

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On the Agenda for the week of December 4, 2016

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Wednesday, December 6
Zoning Board of Appeals, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:45 P.M.        Case #3851 – William & Marie Smyth – 6 Cobb’s Hollo Special Permit per Section 205-42 and Table 5 to waive the side and front setbacks in order to construct a 10’ extension to an existing 2-car garage
8:15 P.M.        Case #3849 – Dominic Abbatangelo & Roberta Fabrizio – 83A Taylor Ave Special Permit per Section 205-43 and Table 5 to waive the side & rear setbacks; a Special Permit per Section 205-25, Paragraph A3 to enlarge a non-conforming structure in order to construct a 12’ x 20’ deck

Thursday, December 8
Natural Resources and Coastal Beaches Committee, 6:15 p.m. at Town Hall

Update on White Horse Beach Bath House and White Horse Beach Management Plan

Building Committee, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

6:35 P.M. Plymouth South High School
6:50 P.M. Simes House
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