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Winter storm warning until 7 a.m. Sunday

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST SUNDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel
conditions. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches are
expected. * WHERE…Portions of northern Connecticut, central, eastern,
southeastern and western Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island
except for Block Island. Continue Reading →

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THE PATRIOT LEDGER: Pilgrim reveals flaw in past emergency system testing

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station operators recently discovered that their procedure for testing an emergency system used to contain radiation violated federal regulations and could have left the public unprotected if a radiological release had occurred while the test was being done. In a letter sent to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in late January, officials from Entergy Corp., Pilgrim’s owner and operator, said the flaw was discovered Nov. 26 as workers prepared to test the standby gas treatment system. Read more at The Patriot Ledger. Continue Reading →

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Muratore expects new grocery store will replace Stop and Shop

 

Could another grocery store take over the space Manomet’s Stop and Shop once occupied? That’s certainly the impression State Representative Matt Muratore got following discussions with the building’s owners, Denver-based Black Creek Group. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Community Preservation Committee may need more money to build White Horse Beach bathroom

It’s been nearly five years since Town Meeting voted to buy a parcel of land across from the public entrance to White Horse Beach in order to build a bathroom on it. Now, with the bathroom still not built, the Community Preservation Committee may return to Town Meeting in April to ask for more funds in order to complete the project. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Pilgrim Station back on line

Pilgrim Station reconnected to the grid on Wednesday, January 10 at 6:23 p.m., restoring generation after last week’s winter storm damaged an offsite transmission line owned by Eversource, according to a statement released by the company. Station operators  shut down Pilgrim on January 4 following the loss of one of the two offsite 345-kilovolt Eversource-owned transmission lines to which the plant feeds its power.  The line fault occurred approximately 25 miles away from Pilgrim Station. As a conservative measure, per Pilgrim procedure, when one  line is lost during a storm, operators manually shut down the reactor, according to the statement. Continue Reading →

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BOSTON GLOBE: Plymouth nuclear plant remains closed after last week’s storm

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station remained shut down Tuesday after power lines that connect the plant to the region’s electric grid failed during last week’s winter storm. Officials at Entergy Corp., a Louisiana-based company that owns the 46-year-old nuclear plant, declined to say when Pilgrim would resume producing power. Read more at the Boston Globe. Continue Reading →

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CapeCod.com: Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Experiences Unplanned Shutdown During Storm

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission reports the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station had an unplanned manual shutdown Monday afternoon. One of the two lines that provide power to the Plymouth facility became unavailable, leading operators to shut down the reactor. Read more at CapeCod.com. Continue Reading →

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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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