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PATRIOT LEDGER: Pilgrim site eyed for $100 milllion energy substation

When Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shuts down permanently in mid-2019, it may not be long before another energy producer — one with the ability to transmit considerably more clean power to the region each year — takes its place on the same site. Read more at The Patriot Ledger. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: With Pilgrim nuke plant about to close, EPA issues draft permit for water usage

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a new draft permit regulating water use at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant 25 years after it first permitted the plant under the federal Clean Water Act. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Pilgrim cooling system flaw went unaddressed

The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is operating safely, according to a report based on a special week-long federal inspection conducted in January, the first of three planned this year. Inspectors, however, did bring up a flaw in an emergency cooling system that had been known but not addressed for nearly a year. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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The Pinehills honored as Community of the Year

The Pinehills recently celebrated their a Best in American Living Award for the 2015 Community of the Year at The Summerhouse. Joining in the celebration were Malcolm MacGregor, Town of Plymouth Planning Board;  Marc Garrett, Town of Plymouth Planning Board; Ken Tavares, Chairman, Plymouth Board of Selectmen; Paul McAlduff, Vice Chair, Plymouth Planning Board; State Representative Matt Muratore; John Judge, New England Development/President, Pinehills; David Malaguti, Plymouth Board of Selectmen; Nicholas Filla, Former Member of the Plymouth Planning Board; Tony Green, New England Development/Managing Partner, Pinehills; Tim Grandy, Chairman, T Planning Board and State Senator Vinny deMacedo. Continue Reading →

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AD Makepeace to present latest road plans at forum on February 11

As part of its Redbrook Development, A.D. Makepeace Company is holding a public forum on Thursday, February 11 at 6 p.m. in the South Elementary School to present plans for roadway changes, including some near the Pinehills. Among the locations being discussed are the intersections of Long Pond Road and Clark Road, and the intersection of Long Pond Road and Ship Pond Road. (more…) Continue Reading →

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NRC announces plans for additional inspections at Pilgrim Station

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station may be closing, but the inspections continue. In a blog post, Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neil Sheehan announced that the first in a series of additional inspections would begin this week at the power plant. The extra inspections stem from the NRC’s decision in September to downgrade the plant’s  safety status to the NRC’s lowest ranking.  Pilgrim is now ranked at the bottom of the performance list among the nation’s commercial nuclear reactors, a distinction it shares with a pair of Entergy-owned reactors in Arkansas. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Mirbeau Inn chef is the champion of bacon

During a week-long battle for a World Food Championship title, Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills’ Executive Chef Stephen Coe won the title “World Bacon Champion,” beating out 22 other contestants. The Final Table round of the competition took place on Tuesday, November 10, and Chef Coe was the second highest-scoring winner overall. He was awarded a total prize of $15,000. (more…) Continue Reading →

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