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You’ve seen the movie, now read the book with the Vintage Reads Book Club

Enjoy reading classic books? Looking for a book discussion group to join? The Vintage Reads Book Club reads and discuss novels from the 20th century and earlier, focusing on novels and authors that have stood the test of time. Some of the classics read are popular while others are more unconventional and unfamiliar. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Learn to save more money at the Manomet Branch Library

Manomet is celebrating Money Smart Week at the library with a program on saving at the Manomet Branch Library, 12 Strand Ave, on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Pay Yourself First, a presentation by an Eastern Bank representative, will demonstrate the importance of putting money aside for unexpected expenses as well as cover the various investment option available. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Blood drive at the Moose Lodge on April 5

The Plymouth Moose will host a community blood drive in their lodge home at 601 State Road in Manomet on Wednesday, April 5, from 2 to 7 p.m.

Walk-in donations are accepted, but appointments are recommended; you can schedule an appointment through the American Red Cross Web site and enter sponsor code 7756, or you can call 800-GIVELIFE. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Plymouth police log for March 31 to April 2, 2017

March 31
5:57 a.m. Suspicious activity on State Road
7:47 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on State Road
A Plymouth man, 37, was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital with complaints of pain following a two-car crash. He was exiting from the Davis Funeral Home when a car driven by a Plymouth woman, 63, reportedly struck him. April 1
2:43 p.m. Breaking and entering of a motor vehicle on Kathleen Drive
3:22 Motor vehicle accident on State Road

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Plymouth police log and arrests for March 30, 2017, OUI on State Road

12:20 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Long Pond Road
3:36 p.m. Harassment on State Road
3:40 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on State Road
James German, 60, of Crest Avenue was charged with OUI and negligent operation of a motor vehicle after allegedly rear-ending a car near Fresh Pond, setting of a three-car accident. No one was hurt. Other arrests
Bay Colony Drive man, 35, arrested for shoplifting at Pilgrim Hill Road. Continue Reading →

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Feast of the Divine Mercy at Saint Bonaventure

The Feast of Divine Mercy will be celebrated on Sunday, April 23, at 3 p.m. at Saint Bonaventure Church. The prayer service will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction, prayerful music, singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and time for silent prayer. Reverend Kenneth Overbeck, Pastor, will preside. (more…) Continue Reading →

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OBITUARY: Shelly Lapsley, 53, avid reader and passionate gardener, loved taking care of her family,

Shelly Anne Lapsley, 53, of Plymouth, passed on peacefully at her home on Sunday, March 26, 2017. She was the wife of Stephen M. Lapsley, and the daughter of Warren Dean of Plymouth and Judith (Guidetti) Dean of Chandler, Arizona. Read more at Continue Reading →

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Plymouth police log for March 29, 2017

12:15 p.m. Animal complaint on Long Pond Road
2:10 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Long Pond Road
2:17 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Route 3
2:52 p.m. Suspicious activity on Andrew’s Way
3:41 p.m. Trespassing on Bogside Drive
4:18 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Landmark Drive
7:04 p.m. Suspicious activity on Long Pond Road Continue Reading →

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‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ kicks of Priscilla Beach Theatre season

– Priscilla Beach Theatre presents the musical comedy “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” by Roger Bean, May 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., and May 7 at 2 p.m. on its historic barn stage in Plymouth. This smash Off-Broadway hit takes you to 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy, four girls with hopes and big dreams. As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” In Act II, the Wonderettes reunite at their 10-year reunion and take to the stage with more classics from the ‘50s and 60s. 
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Plymouth police log and arrests for March 27 and March 28, 2017

March 27
12:48 p.m. Suspicious activity on Long Pond Road
8:42 p.m. Harassment on Clifford Road
9:55 p.m. Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on Clifford Road
James O’Brien, 18, of Scarlet Drive was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot), assault and battery, disturbing the peace, and affray. Mathew Concannon,21, of Ellisville Drive was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot), assault and battery, disturbing the peace, and affray. Plymouth man, 17,  was arrested for assault and battery, disturbing the peace, and affray. Plymouth man, 17,  was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (broomstick). March 28
1:30 a.m. Warrant arrest on State Road
Damien Chapman, 21, arrested on a warrant for aggravated assault and battery. Continue Reading →

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OBITUARY: Nancy Purbeck, 66, founded non-profit, enjoyed acting

Nancy Purbeck, 66, of Manomet and Boston, passed away unexpectedly on March 20, 2017. She was the beloved mother of Andrea Mary (Turgeon) Condon and her husband James Jude Condon of Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., and Jeffrey Cameron Turgeon of Keene, N.H.; and the daughter of Mary (Cameron) Purbeck of Plymouth (formerly of Keene) and the late Dudley B. Purbeck II. Read more at Continue Reading →

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OBITUARY: David Willis, 78, meat cutter, army veteran, loved camping

David L. Willis, 78, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Dave is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judith (Blanchard) Willis, his daughter, Pamela Randall of Plymouth, his two sons, Gary Willis of Carver and Todd Willis of Plymouth and his sisters, Jacqueline Buffington of Holbrook and Patricia McCarthy of FL. He also leaves eight grandsons and many nieces and nephews. David is predeceased by his sister, Virginia Litchfield. Read more at Continue Reading →

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Welcome Liam Robert Shoff

Robert Shoff and Hillary Clark of Plymouth announce the birth of their first son, Liam Robert Shoff. Born on March 8, 2017 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth. Liam came in weighing a whopping 9.1 pounds and was 20.25 inches long at birth.  His grandparents are Steve and Laurie Clark of Chatham, and Stephen and Sara Shoff of Marshfield. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: Plymouth eyeing properties that encroach on public land

They thought they had sold their house on Rocky Hill Road but when a title search showed that their pool had been built on town-owned conservation land the sale came to a grinding halt.

Now Peggy and Roy Geiger are hoping a last-minute addition of an article to the April 1 Special Town Meeting can salvage the sale and Town Manager Melissa Arrighi sees an opportunity for the town to resolve a number of similar situations throughout the town. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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Help count herring at Tidmarsh Farms

The Living Observatory at Tidmarsh Farms is looking for volunteers to help count herring this April and May. No experience is  necessary, but volunteers must commit to a regular schedule. Sign up if you are interested in learning more or helping out.  Or e-mail for questions. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: NRC gives Entergy green light to continue, despite protests

Nuclear Regulatory Commission brass said Tuesday night during a public forum at Memorial Hall that Entergy’s failures aren’t serious enough to merit closing the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station down. Pilgrim will remain in Column 4, one step away from shut down. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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Erin Studholme named to Stonehill College Dean’s List

Erin Studholme was named to the Stonehill College Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were registered. Continue Reading →

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Plymouth South High DECA students earn places at national conference


Plymouth South High School students Brianna Johnson, Nicole Mullally and Allysia Tavekelian earned Gold Level Certification in School Based Enterprise at the recently held State DECA Conference. 
That qualified them for the International DECA Conference in Anaheim, CA at the end of April. Joining them will be Brianna Lonergan and Alec Medeiros who won third place for the public relations category. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Pinehills restaurant denied license transfer due to unpaid back taxes

The Board of Selectmen decided to make an example of Cafe Roo, a restaurant in the Pinehills, during their meeting Wednesday. According to the Old Colony Memorial, the board voted to deny a license transfer for the business due to non-payment of back taxes. The owners of the company had requested a transfer of the common victualler’s license to a new company. However, the owners owe up to $6,242 in back taxes, according to Town Manager Melissa Arrighi. (more…) Continue Reading →

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