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Simes House gets its zoning change

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 to come. 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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Zoning change may be needed for Simes House

Making the Simes House a sustainable operation will be next to impossible without a zoning change, Manomet Village Common Incorporated Chairman John Moody told the Board of Selectmen, Tuesday night. Manomet Village Common Inc., which was created by several prominent Manometians, was the sole bidder for the contract to manage the historic home. Moody described how the group planned to generate the funds needed to keep it operating. But, given the current zoning, the group is reluctant to commit to the planned five-year lease. He asked Selectmen to include a provision allowing MVCI to withdraw if a zoning change isn’t approved. Continue Reading →

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WATD-FM: Environmental Coalition Petitioning to be a Part of Emera Agreement with Entergy

The Coalition to Preserve Natural Plymouth, doesn’t find fault with Emera’s agreement with Entergy to build a transmission line from Canada to deliver clean energy to the state, but the Coalition has other concerns with the proposal. Read more at WATD-FM. Continue Reading →

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Pilgrim Station cited for security violation 

Enter by has been cited for a security violation at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. According to a letter from The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, an investigation that ended in March found a Level IV security violation at the plant. Level IV is the lowest level violation. Because sensitive information was involved, the NRC is keeping details of the violation confidential, the letter states. The violation was identified by Entergy and immediate corrective action was taken, the letter states. Continue Reading →

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Applicants wanted for new White Horse Beach Parking Committee

The Board of Selectmen seeks applicants to serve on the White Horse Beach Parking Committee.  
Those interested in serving should submit a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Letters may be addressed to: Board of Selectmen, Plymouth Town Hall, 11 Lincoln Street, Plymouth, MA 02360. For more information, please contact the Board of Selectmen’s Office at (508) 747-1620, ext. 106.  Continue Reading →

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Parking restrictions for July 3, 2017

Traffic on Taylor Avenue will be blocked to all traffic with the exception of residents between White Horse Rd. and Rocky Hill Rd. to Taylor Ave at Manomet Point Road beginning at 6:00 PM and remained closed as deemed necessary.   

All side streets that lead to the Priscilla Beach area will also be closed to all traffic with the exception of residents also beginning at 6:00 PM.  There will be NO PARKING along both sides of Manomet Point Road, Highland Terrace, White Horse Beach Rd., Manomet Ave, Old Beach Rd, and Rocky Hill Rd. Continue Reading →

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