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NRC gives Pilgrim a downgrade, plans more inspections and site visits

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station got its latest grade from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and it’s not good.

The plant, which has been under increased scrutiny due to a number of unplanned outages, will continue to get additional inspections from the NRC, according to a letter from Regional Administrator Daniel Dorman to  Pilgrim’s Site Vice President John Dent.

Plymouth police log for September 1, 2015

1:46 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Rocky Hill Road
2:54 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on State Road
5:54 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Village Green North
7:33 p.m. Suspicious activity on Avalon Way
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Talk like a pirate at the Manomet Branch Library

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and to celebrate the Manomet Branch Library will have refreshments, a slideshow about the 1646 landing of pirates in Plymouth and more starting at 2:30 p.m. 

For more information about this event, contact the Manomet Branch Librarian at (508) 830-4185, email to jenniferj@ocln.org or visit the library’s web site, www.plymouthpubliclibrary.org, for a complete list of all library events. Continue Reading →

Plymouth police log and arrests for August 27 to August 30, 2015

August 27

12:26 a.m. Noise complaint on Manomet Avenue
12:10 p.m. General disturbance on Bowsprit Lane
2:50 p.m. Suspicious activity on State Road
3:03 p.m. Suspicious activity on Route 3
7:00 p.m. Harassment on Tide View Path

August 28

12:37 p.m. Vandalism on Elm Street
1:43 p.m. Suspicious activity on Manomet Point Road
5:19 p.m. Drug violation on Power House Road
Timothy Butler, 54, of Taylor Avenue arrested for conspiracy to violate controlled substances laws.
Wayne Little, 24, homeless, arrested for possession of a class A substance with intent to distribute, possession of a class A substance, carrying a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to violate controlled substances laws.
Sierra Rose, 18, of Standish Avenue arrested for conspiracy to violate controlled substances laws.
7:05 p.m. Noise complaint on Asiaf Way

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White Horse Beach reopens to swimmers

Swimmers who took a dip into the water off the south end of White Horse Beach this weekend needn’t worry. Despite the Massachusetts Department of Public Health closing the beach on Thursday due to high bacteria levels, tests taken the the following day came back clean, according to Plymouth Marine and Environmental Affairs Director David Gould. Continue Reading →

Three arrested in drug bust near power plant

Three people were arrested during an alleged heroin deal in Manomet Friday evening, including a White Horse Beach man.

According to Captain John Rogers detectives saw Wayne Little, 24, of Plymouth drive down Power House Road where he stopped and met with the driver of another car. Rogers said Little was “known to them.”

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History Book Group to discuss ‘The Hare with Amber Eyes’

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.

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Steering committee gets latest on White Horse Beach projects

The Manomet Village Steering Committee got an update Thursday night on the two Community Preservation Act projects currently taking shape on Taylor Avenue.

The houses at 161 Taylor Avenue, next to Bartlett Pond Brook will be demolished sometime in the fall, CPC Chairman Bill Keohan said. Town Meeting purchased the property using community preservation act funds in the spring. The purpose, Keohan said at the time, was to improve access for Department of Public Works vehicles, particularly after major storms.   The brook, Keohan said, becomes clogged with sediment and debris, which can result in yards and basements flooding. That, in turn, can cause septic systems to overflow.

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OBITUARY: Francis Battles, 73, taught at Mass Maritime, loved the outdoors, wrote on the blackboard with both hands

Francis P. Battles, 73, of Plymouth, who taught mathematics for more than 40 years and was the longest tenured professor at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy when he retired a few years ago, died suddenly Tuesday at Beth Israel Hospital, Plymouth.

Mr. Battles was active for many years in Alcoholics Anonymous and his friend and neighbor, Dave Walsh, of Plymouth, said, “He sponsored and helped a number of people over the years and for someone who was a quiet guy, he was so loved.”

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Performances added for ‘The Odd Couple’ at the Priscilla Beach Theatre

Priscilla Beach Theatre presents Neil Simon’s comedy, “The Odd Couple,” September 19-26.

Tickets are available for two added performances on Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m.

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On the Agenda for the week of August 30, 2015

Tuesday, September 1
Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:00 PM    Denise M. White, 179 Manomet Avenue, Parcel ID 048-049-290-000Z.  A Notice of Intent to renovate an existing dwelling, with utilities and amenities and the construction of an addition, in the buffer zone of the Top of a Coastal Bank. 7:10 PM   Harry Salerno, 135 Stage Point Road, Parcel ID 046-000-036-000,046-000-037-004, and 046-000-035B-000.  A Notice of Intent to repair and reconstruct a revetment and replace coastal stairs within Coastal Resource Areas. 7:10 PM  Samantha H. Kreitman, 141 Stage Point Road, Parcel ID 046-000-037-005, 046-000A-019A-000, and 046-000-037-004. Continue Reading →