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BOSTON GLOBE: GE faces lawsuit over role in Fukushima nuclear disaster

A group of Japanese businesses and doctors sued General Electric Co. in Boston federal court on Friday, claiming the industrial giant was reckless and negligent in its design of the reactors and related systems at the core of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. The reactor used at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is the same model, the GE Mark 1, has those used at Fukushima. Read more at the Boston Globe. Continue Reading →

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THE PATRIOT LEDGER: Feds want answers from Pilgrim nuclear plant

Potential problems connected to the radioactive spent-fuel pool at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station are once again the focus of federal regulators, who are questioning how the condition of two of the panels, installed to prevent nuclear fission from occurring, can be accurately tracked. Read more at the Patriot Ledger. Continue Reading →

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Plymouth South High School Freshmen of the Month for October

Anthony Bambus, Andie Therana and Steven Chiruna were named Freshmen Students of the Month for October at Plymouth South High School. They were selected by their teams and each received a certificate, a t-shirt and a voucher for treats from the culinary restaurant. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: $25 million a year decommissioning fee proposed for Pilgrim nuclear plant

Without sufficient funds for safely decommissioning the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, the state could be left holding the proverbial (glowing) bag once the plant ceases operations, environmental activists warned lawmakers Monday, asking them to impose a $25 million annual fee on the station if it misses deadlines. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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Buildings at Pilgrim Station lose power during storm

Power was lost to support buildings at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station as a result of the high winds that came through Plymouth yesterday. According to a report filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, power generation was not affected. However, the Emergency Data Response System was lost. The report stated that alternate systems were available. Continue Reading →

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TOWN MEETING ROUNDUP: Simes House gets its zoning change, PSHS gets its solar panels, beach parcel stays put

Town Meeting voted 96-26 on Saturday to approve a zoning change for the Simes House that will allow it to hold a wider variety of programs at the historic home. The vote changed the building’s zoning from residential to transitional commercial. That, according to Manomet Village Commons Incorporated President John Moody, will help generate the needed revenue to make the Simes House financially self-sufficient. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Neighbors say popular Pinehills restaurant is too loud

 

The amplified music permit for the Rye Tavern allows the popular Pinehills restaurant to have two musicians and one microphone at a time. For many residents living nearby, that’s too much. And in response, the Board of Selectmen held a formal hearing Tuesday night to review the restaurant’s music permit. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Plymouth South Senior named National Merit Commended Scholar

Christopher Tozlowski, a grade 12 student at Plymouth South High School,was recognized as a National Merit Commended Scholar. Chris represents a perfect example of what talented academic students can achieve at Plymouth South. Next year Chris hopes to major in computer science and math at Northeastern. Continue Reading →

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Selectmen want answers on Simes House parking concerns

Selectmen want concerns about parking addressed before they’ll give their blessing to a Town Meeting warrant article that would change the zoning for the Simes House. Neighbors to the Simes House have expressed concerns about where visitors to the Simes House will park their cars. Manomet Village Commons President John Moody tried to offer some answers, and some apologies, during Tuesday night’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Plymouth police log for September 15 to September 17, 2017

September 15
12:48 p.m. Recovered hypodermic needle on Long Pond Road
12:54 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on State Road
6:02 p.m. Suspicious activity on Presidents Lane
7:08 p.m. General disturbance on State Road
10:22 p.m. Suspicious activity on Fairview Lane
Incident took place on Old Sandwich Road. 11:31 p.m. Noise complaint on Taylor Avenue
September 16
2:57 p.m. Suspicious activity on Route 3
3:10 p.m. Suspicions activity on State Road

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Kevin Deardon graduates basic training at Fort Benning

On September 8th, 2017 Kevin Deardon of Plymouth  graduated basic training from Fort Benning, Georgia. Kevin is a Private First Class in the Army National Guard, Infantry. He is a 2015 graduate of Plymouth South High School. Kevin’s proud parents are Bonnie and Robert Scannell of Plymouth, and Michael Deardon of Wareham. His grandparents are Bob and the late Susie Davis of Bethel, Connecticut, and Robert and Carolyn Deardon of Plymouth. Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Pilgrim addresses deteriorating protective panels

Operators of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station have used geometry to ensure a fire and radioactive release won’t occur in the plant’s spent fuel pool, despite ongoing deterioration of hundreds of neutron-absorbing panels needed to prevent a nuclear reaction. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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Parking concerns raised as Simes House manager seeks zoning change (with poll)

Efforts to rezone the Simes House met local opposition and a less than enthusiastic Planning Board, Monday night. Members of Manomet Village Commons Incorporated, the nonprofit that has a contract to operate the home, have insisted that a zoning change is needed to make the project financially viable. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Twp cybersecurity violations found at Pilgrim

Federal regulators found two violations related to cybersecurity at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station during an inspection last month. And although details are scarce, in both instances staff performance at the plant, which is owned and operated by Entergy Corp., again fell short. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Pilgrim quarterly review finds 5 violations

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station’s performance in the second quarter of this year showed no improvement from previous quarters, based on five violations found by federal regulators that were connected to the staff’s failure to follow procedure and to keep parts in good working order. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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Plymouth police log and arrests for August 11 to August 13, 2017

August 11
9:27 a.m. Suspicous activity on Landmark Drive
2:33 p.m. Suspicous activity on Seagrass Trail
Dirt bikes reported in the area. 4:13 p.m. Vandalism on Ship Pond Road
Client at the Home for Little Wanders allegedly damaged a counselor’s car. Staff doesn’t plan on pressing charges, according to police. 5:39 p.m. Suspicious activity on State Road
August 12
12:17 a.m. Noise complaint on Abington Road
12:19 p.m. Motor vehicle thefts on Tide View Path
Caller reports person she invited into her home took her car and wallet. The car was later found in Brockton. Continue Reading →

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Sandwich man arrested for OUI in Manomet

A Sandwich man was arrested for drunk driving early Sunday morning in Manomet. According to Captain John Rogers, an officer monitoring traffic at around 6 a.m. near the Tiny Town Day Care Center on State Road reported spotting Brenden Caldeira, 23, driving erratically as he traveled north. He was eventually stopped and after a field sobriety test, arrested. (more…) Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: Emera’s bid to bring electricity to Plymouth is in

It’s official. Emera Inc. has formally proposed to the state the construction of a new 1,000 megawatt subsea transmission cable – the Atlantic Link – connecting “Atlantic Canada to the Boston load center” via Plymouth. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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White Horse Beach is open

Contrary to reports, White Horse Beach is open to swimming. According to Aimee Howell with the Plymouth Recreation Department, a bacteria test taken Thursday by the town Health Department showed the water was safe for swimming. A test performed Tuesday by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health did show a high bacteria level, Howell said. The retest showed the problem had cleared.   Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Pilgrim workers ‘deliberately’ violated security procedures

Two workers at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth were caught cheating their way into the secure plant grounds, but federal officials have determined they were simply cutting corners rather than planning mayhem. After a yearlong look at a March 2016 incident at the plant, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Office of Investigations concluded that workers were doing what is known as “tailgating.”

Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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Plymouth police log for July 12 and July 13, 2017

July 12
10:07 a.m. Harassment on Brigantine Circle
2:28 p.m. Suspicious activity on Long Pond Road
7:33 p.m. Threats on State Road
8:06 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on State Road
July 13
10:28 a.m. Animal complaint on State Road
12:52 p.m. Fraud on Everson Avenue
Caller reportedly had bank account accessed after he signed up for an online computer services contract. 
8:42 p.m. Noise complaint on Manomet Avenue
9:42 p.m. Suspicious activity on Tide View Path
11:03 p.m. Fireworks on Taylor Avenue Continue Reading →

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