Pilgrim Station set to close by 2019

Entergy Corporation it will close its Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth no later than June 1, 2019, because of poor market conditions, reduced revenues and increased operational costs, according to a press release issued by the company.

The company notified the independent system operator of the electric grid, the ISO New England Inc. that as of that date, Pilgrim would not participate as a capacity resource in the market. The exact timing of the shutdown depends on several factors, including further discussion with ISO-NE, and will be decided in the first half of 2016.

Town Manager preparing response to closing of Pilgrim Station

Town Manager Melissa Arrighi said she will be meeting with department heads, as well as Board of Selectmen Chairman Ken Tavares,  to plan for the town’s response to today’s announcement that Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is closing.

“I want to assure the public that we have planned for this day,” said Arrighi.

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PSMS principals get wet to fight ALS

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Plymouth South Middle School Principal Steven Morgenweck and Vice Principals Virginia Marconi and Joseph Murphy took one for the team last week, allowing students to pour ice water over their heads in support of ALS research. The PSMS Student Council in turn, made a donation to Compassionate Care ALS, a non-profit organization based in Falmouth which helps families and patients struggling with the effects of the fatal disease. Continue Reading →

Plymouth police log for October 9 to October 11, 2015

October 9

1:35 a.m. Suspicious activity on State Road
9:02 a.m. Larceny on Long Pond Road
2:29 p.m. Suspicious activity on Ship Pond Road
3:57 p.m. Suspicious activity on Rocky Hill Road
4:54 p.m. Suspicious activity on Long Pond Road
5:18 p.m. Larceny on Manomet Avenue
Caller reports jewelry taken from home.
5:24 p.m. General disturbance on State Road
9:34 p.m. Suspicous activity on Sea View Drive

October 10

3:29 p.m. Animal complaint on Taylor Avenue
5:35 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Patriot Circle
11:22 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Old Sandwich Road

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Plymouth police log for October 8, 2015

12:50 a.m. Gunshots on Seaview Drive
1:17 a.m. Suspicious activity on Winthrop Road
11:57 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Long Pond Road
4:37 p.m. Suspicious activity on Thrush Avenue
6:44 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Taylor Avenue
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OBITUARY: Ann Richardson, 93, had a green thumb, enjoyed reading and bingo

Ann M. (Bray) Richardson, 93, of Plymouth, formerly of South Weymouth, passed peacefully Oct. 6, 2015.

Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Ann was the loving wife of the late Lt. Albert J. Richardson, USN Ret.

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Celebrate Halloween at the Manomet Branch Library


Start the All Hallow’s Eve celebrations at the Manomet Branch Library, 12 Strand Avenue, on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

There’ll be a spooky book pop, homemade harvest treats, fall ideas and more. No registration is necessary.

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Get a new car and help keep the Manomet Youth Center open


Time is running out to win a new Jeep Patriot and help the Manomet Youth Center.

With a minimum of 1000 tickets sold, the Jeep, donated by Best Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Plymouth, will be raffled off at the conclusion of Plymouth’s America’s Home Town Thanksgiving Celebration Parade on November 21, 2015. A maximum of 2000 tickets will be sold.  Tickets are $50 each and are available by visiting FriendsofMYC.com or calling 508-989-2994.

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Plymouth police log for October 6 and 7, 2015

October 6
9:06 a.m. General disturbance on Long Pond
3:27 p.m. Breaking and entering of a motor vehicle on Clubhouse Drive
Police report a laptop, iPad, cash, passport and medication taken from a car. The rear, passenger-side window was smashed. 4:14 p.m. Fraud on Pembroke Road
October 7
12:43 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Tide View Path
1:09 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Long Pond Road
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Discuss the Lady in Gold at the Manomet Branch Library


History enthusiasts are encouraged to join an engaging discussion of important topics of the past at the History Book Group.

The group meets one Thursday per month at 4 p.m. to discuss the month’s selection. For the next meeting, the group is talking about by “The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer” by Anne-Marie O’Connor on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the Manomet Branch Library, 12 Strand Avenue.

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Golfer Matt Tirrell shoots his way to PSHS Male Athlete of the Week honors

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Matt Tirrell, senior captain of the golf team, is this week’s Plymouth South High School Male Athlete of the Week. He has been the low scorer in many of the matches. Last week at Waverly Oaks he shot a 39 in a loss to Hingham. On Thursday he shot a personal best of 38 to help lead the team to another victory. Matt continues to be one of the most consistent golfers on the team. Continue Reading →