Cedarville man, 62, allegedly robs Manomet store

A 62-year-old Cedarville man was arrested for allegedly robbing the Dollar Tree store in Manomet at gunpoint, late Thursday afternoon.

According to John Rogers, Timothy Sheehan, wearing a hoodie and sunglasses, allegedly entered the store and demanded the contents of the store’s cash register. After reportedly taking a small amount of cash, he drove off.

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Alleged bank fraud scheme stopped at the Pinehills

A pair of Bridgeport, Connecticut men who had allegedly opened fraudulent bank accounts at several Massachusetts TD Bank branches saw their plan come to an end at the Pinehills, Thursday afternoon.

According to Captain John Rogers, staff at the Pinehills branch had been alerted to the alleged scheme when Raul Samola, 36, reportedly tried to open an account at the branch. They contacted police who arrived as Samola was leaving the building.

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WICKED LOCAL: Plymouth DPW proposes $34 million water expansion, wells would be at PSHS and Forges Field

There’s plenty of water in Plymouth, but there’s just not enough. Though Plymouth sits on one of the largest and purest sources of drinking water in Massachusetts – the Plymouth-Carver aquifer – it’s going to take a $34 million dollar expansion to meet the needs of the town’s near-term expected population growth, provide emergency redundancy, and plan for long-term sustainability. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

Plymouth police log for February 13 and February 14, 2017

February 13
5:13 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Clark Road
2:24 p.m. Harassment on Long Pond Road
4:15 p.m. Fraud on Long Pond Road
February 15
7:48 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Route 3
2:47 p.m. Fraud on Pinehills Drive
3:17 p.m. Suspicious activity on Beach Street
4:45 p.m. Fraud on Long Pond Road
5:34 p.m. Threats on Taylor Avenue
6:38 p.m. Police with ambulance on Shore Drive
A woman, 60, reportedly overdosed at her home. Police described her as conscious, but “out of it.” She was given a dose of Narcan and taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth. According to police, she has a history of heroin use. The incident was called in by her mother. Continue Reading →

Pinehills honored for water treatment facility

The New England Water Environment Association has awarded The Pinehills Waste Water Treatment Facility with the George W. Burke, Jr. Facility Safety Award for excellence and effectiveness in safety programming. 

The award was presented at The NEWEA annual conference held in Boston. John Judge, the president of Pinehills LLC was on hand to accept the award.

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Plymouth police log for February 10 to February 12, 2017

February 10

9:47 a.m. Suspicious activity on Jordan Road
10:18 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Tide View Path
4:57 p.m. Animal complaint on Purchase Street
6:22 p.m. Motorcyle/ATV complaint on Rocky Hill Road
10:55 p.m. Animal Complaint on Seal Cove Road

February 11

1:09 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Long Pond Road
1:39 p.m.  Motor vehicle accident on State Road
5:05 p.m. Suspicious activity on Reed Avenue East
6:51 p.m. Suspicious activity on Cape Cod Avenue

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WICKED LOCAL: Plymouth Planning Board says no to Long Pond Road cell tower

Plans for a 180-foot-tall monopole cell tower off Long Pond Road didn’t gain much traction last week from Planning Board members who said it isn’t needed and is just too tall. Now it’s up to the Zoning Board of Appeals to decide if the project moves forward. Read more at Wicked Local.   Continue Reading →

Pilgrim Station back online after storm shutdown

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station reconnected to the grid on Sunday after it had been taken off-line, Thursday in advance of the winter storm, according to a statement from plant spokesman Patrick O’Brien. Prior to going offline the station had been operating at 30 percent power to repair a small leak in a condenser tube and preemptively plug additional tubes to prevent future leaks, he noted.  The plant took advantage of the shutdown to complete additional preventative maintenance that cannot be down when the unit is operating at full-power, O’Brien added.  Continue Reading →