Pilgrims clinch division title

After ending last season with just 15 wins, the Plymouth Pilgrims entered 2014 with low expectations around the league. Now, with four games remaining, they are at the top of the NECBL.

The Pilgrims (28-10) beat the Ocean State Waves 4-0 at Old Mountain Field Tuesday. With the win, the Pilgrims clinched the Southern Division.

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Plymouth police log for July 29

9:47 a.m. Indecent assault and battery on State Road
9:58 a.m. General disturbance on Patriot Circle
11:12 a.m. Fraud on Fairview Lane
11:41 a.m. General disturbance on Davenport Road
1:03 p.m. Trespassing on Rocky Hill Road
1:29 p.m. Larceny on Great Island
2:28 p.m. Harassment on Rocky Hill Road
4:09 p.m. Suspicious activity on Beaver Dam Road
5:04 p.m. Suspicious activity on Route 3
6:0 p.m.  Motor vehicle accident on Clark Road
9:16 p.m. Noise complaint on State Road
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OPINION: Money can’t buy public opinion – or can it?

If you’ve been listening to local radio stations over the past few months you may have heard messages – sponsored by Entergy – promoting Pilgrim as a “clean” and “emission-free” energy source. This campaign, also known as “greenwashing,” is a form of spin in which public relations or marketing firms deceptively promote the perception that an organization’s products, services, aims or policies are environmentally friendly.

Nuclear power, despite what the nuclear industry tells you, is not carbon free or “green.” Uranium used to generate power at nuclear power plants must be mined, milled, converted, enriched, converted again and then manufactured into fuel. The process requires the use of fossil fuels, and hence, carbon emissions are the consequence. Additionally, the method currently used to produce most of the uranium enriched fuels necessary to power nuclear energy plants emits substantial amounts of environmentally harmful greenhouse gases. The enrichment of uranium generates massive amounts of chlorofluorocarbons which are more damaging as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide and remain the primary agent for stratospheric ozone depletion. It should also be pointed out that nuclear power plants using one-through cooling systems (Pilgrim being one of them) kill billions of marine organisms each year, with far reaching effects.

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Pilgrims swept by Newport in double header

Going into Monday, the Plymouth Pilgrims needed just one win to clinch first place in the Southern Division. They are still looking for that win.

The Pilgrims (27-10) were swept in a double-header by the Newport Gulls, losing the first game 6-2 and the second 2-0. The Gulls, with the wins, clinched the season series over Plymouth for the second straight season.

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Plymouth police log for July 28

7:41 a.m. General disturbance on Long Pond Road
11:22 a.m. Harassment on Farnam Drive
1:39 p.m. Suspicious activity on Chapman Lane
3:36 p.m. Suspicious activity on Long Pond Road
8:39 p.m. Harassment on Long Pond Road
10:22 p.m. Noise complaint on Taylor Avenue

Aron Anderson, 24, of Long Pond Road arrested on multiple warrants. Continue Reading →

Red Cross blood drive at the Moose Lodge on August 4

The Plymouth Moose will host a community blood drive in their lodge home at 601 State Road in Manomet on Monday, August 4, from 2 – 7 p.m.

Walk-in donations are accepted, but appointments are recommended; donors can schedule an appointment through the American Red Cross Web site www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 7756, or call 800-GIVELIFE (800-448-3543).

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