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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 →

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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 →

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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. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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 →

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On the Agenda for the week of February 12, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, February 14
Board of Selectmen, 6:15 p.m. at Town Hall

8:10 p.m. STM Article 4 – Taylor Avenue (Jonathan Beder): To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow a sum of money for the construction and/or repair and/or purchase and/or lease of buildings and/or replacement of departmental buildings, ad/or equipment, and/or capital facilities for various departments of the Town and/or for feasibility and other types of studies or professional consulting services as follows: (Taylor Avenue) or take any other action relative thereto. 9:15 p.m. Licenses and Administrative Notes :Wildlands Trust Inc., 675 Long Pond Road, Alison Arnold is requesting a One Day Wine and Malt License for a National Beer Day Celebration being held on March 1, 2017 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Wildlands Trust Community Conservation Hall. Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:10 PM Article 19 presented by Betsy Hall, Open Space Committee & Richard Vacca, Conservation Planner: To see if the Town will vote to transfer the care, custody, management and control of the property shown below, from the Town Treasurer for tax title purposes to the Conservation Commission for conservation purposes pursuant to G.L. c. 40, section 8C; and further to authorize the Conservation Commission to execute any and all instruments as may be necessary to effectuate the vote taken hereunder, or take any other action relative thereto. Includes Priscilla Beach Road, (0.207 Acres) and Gunners Exchange Road (9.159 Acres). Continue Reading →

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Family Nature Walk at Davis-Douglas Farm

Join Manomet and Wildlands Trust staff on February 20 at 10 a.m. for a guided walk around Davis-Douglas Farm Conservation Area in Plymouth, searching for signs of life in the middle of winter. On the walk, learn how to identify local tree species by their bark and buds and look for tracks and other signs of local animals along the trails. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Brook Road man arrested for allegedly driving drunk downtown

A Manomet man was arrested for drunk driving early Thursday after being seen speeding on some narrow downtown roads. According to Captain John Rogers, an officer reportedly spotted Douglas Guertin, 34, of Brook Road speeding on Middle Street at around 1:30 a.m. He went down middle back up Leyden Street, turned left and then was finally stopped in the area of Warren Avenue and Sandwich Street. (more…) Continue Reading →

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OBITUARY: Ellen Hart, 56, psychotherapist, active in her church, enjoyed time spent at her family cottage

Ellen M. McNeill Hart, 56, of Plymouth, passed away on February 7, 2017 after a brief illness. Ellen was born and raised in Dorchester, daughter of the late Francis V McNeill and the late Mary J (Dowd) McNeill. Beloved wife of Gregory A. Hart of Plymouth. Loving mother of Mollie Jacobs and her husband Evan of Plymouth, Rose Curran and her boyfriend Kevin Greeley of Dorchester, Chris Frattaroli of Phoenix. Loving Nanny of her cherished grandchildren Austin and Adam Jacobs of Plymouth. Continue Reading →

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Andrew Wagner named PSHS Male Athlete of the Week

Plymouth South High School Male Athlete of the Week Andrew Wagner placed 4th at Saturday’s Massachusetts State Coaches Meet in the 55 hurdles with a time of 8.00, the 9th best time in the state and 2nd fastest in school history. 
Andrew is currently first in the Patriot League. Continue Reading →

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Pilgrim closes down for storm

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shut down this morning due to the impending snow storm, according to a statement from the company. Pilgrim has been operating at 30 percent power since Monday night when a small seawater leak was identified in one condenser tube and subsequently repaired, the statement noted. Pilgrim staff are currently plugging additional tubes to prevent the problem from happening in the future, the statement added. That work will continue while the plant is offline. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Jaiden Andrews runs off with PSHS Female Athlete of the Week honors

Jaiden Andrews the PSHS Female Athlete of the Week  placed 4th in the hurdles on Saturday’s Massachusetts State Coaches Meet with a personal best time of 8.94. She is currently the 10th fastest in the state, and #3 in the Patriot league. Continue Reading →

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Local students named to UMass Dartmouth Dean’s List

Jade Anderton, Jonathan Beane, Toni Bishop,Matthew Eaton, Kallee McGraw,Nicole Quinn, Brooke Shea and David Turley were named to the UMass Dartmouth Fall 2016 Dean’s list in recognition of earning a semester grade point average of 3.2 or higher of a possible 4.0. Continue Reading →

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Join the Writers’ Circle at the Manomet Branch Library

Join fellow authors and writers for a monthly discussion and workshop held the third Thursday of each month commencing February 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the Manomet Branch Library, 12 Strand Avenue. Get support, share work, and hear new ideas Learn about self-publishing. Light refreshments will be served. There is no need to register. 
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Curbside pickup postponed due to expected storm

Due to the inclement weather and the concern for public safety, the Department of Public Works and ABC Disposal will postpone scheduled curbside pick-up service of trash and recyclables for the following dates:

Curbside pick-up that was to occur on Thursday, February 9 will occur on Friday, February 10
Curbside pick-up that was to occur on Friday, February 10 will occur on Saturday, February 11
ABC Disposal will resume its usual pick-up schedule on Monday, February 13th. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: Pilgrim at reduced power for third day as crews fix seawater leak

The Pilgrim nuclear power plant remained at reduced power early this morning as crews continued work on seawater leak in the plant’s condenser. Operators at the 680-megawatt plant initially reduced power to about 50 percent Monday after the seawater leak was discovered. The plant remained at 30 percent as of early this morning, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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Family Nature Walk at Davis-Douglas Farm

Join Manomet and Wildlands Trust staff on February 20 at 10 a.m. for a guided walk around Davis-Douglas Farm Conservation Area in Plymouth, searching for signs of life in the middle of winter. On the walk, learn how to identify local tree species by their bark and buds and look for tracks and other signs of local animals along the trails. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Plymouth police log and arrests for February 3 to February 5, 2017

February 3
12:39 a.m. Traffic complaint on State Road
Cutter Drive man, 48, reportedly drifted into wrong lane, nearly hitting a police car traveling the opposite way. After being pulled over, he allegedly showed a falsified license. He also allegedly had a small amount of fentanyl on him. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, exhibiting another person’s license, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, motor vehicle operating refusing to identify self, possession of a class B substance and receiving stolen property under $250. 2:13 a.m. Police with ambulance on Clearwater Drive
Anthony Viola, 25, of Delancy Drive charged with witness intimidation, disturbing the peace and making a false 911 report. Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Possible sale could speed Pilgrim decommissioning plan

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station may be sold to a company whose sole focus is the efficient decommissioning of nuclear power plants. That could mean the difference between the old retired reactor and accompanying buildings sitting abandoned on a contaminated site for another 60 years – the likely scenario under its current owner Entergy Corp. – or the property being cleaned up and ready for reuse about a dozen years after the plant closes. Pilgrim is expected to permanently shut down in June 2019. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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Build a home for an owl at Tidmarsh Farms

The Herring Ponds Watershed Association is holding a  screech owl and bluebird nest box building workshop a the Barn at Tidmarsh West on February 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon. All wood parts will be precut from rough-sawn wood. Tools and fasteners will be available to assemble on the spot or to take home. Species habits and box placement advice will be dispensed. (more…) Continue Reading →

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OBITUARY: Beverly MacGregor, 82, enjoyed traveling and dining out, dedicated to her family

Beverly M. (West) MacGregor, 82, of Plymouth, Mass. Passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017. She was the beloved wife of James P. MacGregor for 66 years and mother of Raymond W. MacGregor of Fairfield, California, Donna L. Rambin of Plain City, Ohio and the late Robert J. MacGregor. Read more at Tributes.com. Continue Reading →

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Join the Writers’ Circle at the Manomet Branch Library

Join fellow authors and writers for a monthly discussion and workshop held the third Thursday of each month commencing February 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the Manomet Branch Library, 12 Strand Avenue. Get support, share work, and hear new ideas Learn about self-publishing. Light refreshments will be served. There is no need to register. 
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