Manomet Village Steering Committee notes: Vacha takes over as chairman (for now)

John Vacha took over as acting chairman of the Manomet Village Steering Committee, following the resignations from the committee by both Chairman Linda Evans and Vice-Chairman James Hoagland.

While he was willing to oversee the committee for a short period of time, Vacha said work commitments made it impossible for him to take over permanently.

Plymouth police log and arrests for September 30, 2014

9:13 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Long Pond Road
9:53 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on State Road
Driver, 60, taken to Beth Israel-Deaconess Plymouth with minor injuries. 9:56 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Long Pond Road
11:40 a.m. Suspicious activity on Smith Terrace
5:48 p.m. General disturbance on Long Pond Road

Other arrests
Stephen Ottino, 51, of Stage Point Road arrested at Route 3 for leaving the scene of property damage, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and OUI. Continue Reading →

Driver arrested for OUI on Route 3

A Manomet man, 51, was arrested for drunk driving, Tuesday night on Route 3.

According to Captain John Rogers, a caller reported her car was rear-ended at the intersection of Commerce Way and Colony Place as she waited at a red light. The other driver then allegedly ran the light and headed east on Route 44. The victim followed the car and reported that it hit several lights and the guard rail. The car was finally stopped on Route 3 near the Kingston line.

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OBITUARY: Michael Belday, 85, engineer, enjoyed tennis


Michael P. Bleday, 85, of Plymouth, died September 28 at Stafford Hill Assisted Living Center, Plymouth, of complications resulting from a stroke last January.

He leaves a loving family of his wife of 26 years, Diane Bleday, two sons, Raymond and wife Kathy Bleday, Ronald and wife Maureen Bleday, daughter Irene and husband Richard Schneider, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was predeceased by his first wife, Eleanor Bleday. He also is mourned by the families of his wife, Diane.

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OBITUARY: Olive Shea, 87, nurse, member of Bonnie Seniors

Olive L. (Calder) Shea, of Manomet, formerly of West Medford, died on September 26 at Beth Israel Deaconess–Plymouth at the age of 87.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years Jeremiah Shea Jr. of Manomet and her daughters Ellen “Cookie” Gilchrist of Coventry, Rhode Island and her twin daughers Kathy Noone and Karen Price both of North Pembroke. She also leaves her grandchildren Brian Gilchrist, Seamus Noone and Katrina and Bridget Price. Olive was predeceased by her son Kevin and her brothers Donald and Arthur Calder.

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‘Why Do Fools Fall in Love?’, find out at the Priscilla Beach Theatre


Priscilla Beach Theatre proudly presents the delightfully funny and nostalgic musical, “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” by Roger Bean, Oct. 24-Nov. 2.

The story opens as Millie’s best friends decide to throw an impromptu bachelorette party for her. As the party picks up steam, the ladies share stories and some important secrets. Eventually, the would-be bride admits that her fiancé is nowhere to be found!

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