On the Agenda for the week of March 19, 2017

 On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, March 20
Precinct 5 caucus, 6:30 p.m. at PCIS

Planning Board, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:05 pm Conceptual Review: Clifford Road RDD, Property Renovations LLC,38 Clifford Road, Map 42, Lot 29, Divide to create 3 single family dwelling lots with associated infrastructure and open space. 7:10 pm Public Hearing: B613 – Residences at Serenity Hill VOSD, 225 Beaver Dam Road, Map 75, Lots 13B and 13D (cont. from 2/13), Divide to create 5 residential units, open space and associated infrastructure. Tuesday, March 21
Plymouth South High School Council, 7 p.m. at PSHS

Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:35 PM     Manomet Beach Association Inc., Off Provincetown View Road (Adjacent to #9), Parcel ID 049-002-000A-001. Continue Reading →

Plymouth police log and arrests for March 15 and March 16, 2017

March 15
4:58 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on State Road
6:12 p.m. Harassment on State Road
9:34 p.m. Threats on State Road
10:39 p.m. Noise complaint on Papa’s Hollow
March 16
12:05 a.m. Larceny on State Road
Man reportedly spotted stealing clothes out of donation bin at the Moose Lodge. 3:57 p.m. Threats on Long Pond Road
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Plymouth South Middle School students kick off fundraiser for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Plymouth South Middle School, led by Student Council, has kicked off Pennies for Patients, a three week fundraiser that raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
In the past two years that the school has participated in the event, over $8,700 has been raised. In 2015 PSMS was one of the top five fundraising schools in New England. Homerooms will raise money for cancer research while competing for a pasta lunch donate by the Olive Garden.

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Public invited to comment on draft conservation plan for Massasoit National Wildlife Refuge

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting public comments on a proposed 15-year plan for managing wildlife, habitat, and public uses at Massasoit National Wildlife Refuge. The draft plans will be available for a 60-day public review and comment period through May 16, 2017, at  the Plymouth Public Library. It can also be found online.

The Service will accept comments provided in letters, faxes, and emails received by May 16, 2017. In addition, refuge staff will hold public meetings at 2 and 6 p.m. on April 26, 2017 at the Plymouth Public Library. During the meetings, the Service will give a short presentation on the draft plan and accept public comments.

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Maestas makes case for borrowing more money to build fields at new Plymouth South High

As Town Meeting nears, school officials pitched their plan for additional turf fields at the new Plymouth South High School, Monday night.

The school department wants to borrow an additional $3.7 million to pay for the fields, which would be located where the current high school building stands, But, those in attendance at Plymouth South Middle School seemed less interested in the cost and more interested in what they would be like.

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Plymouth police log and arrests for March 13 and March 14, 2017

March 13
9:19 a.m. Breaking and entering of a motor vehicle on Kathleen Drive.|
Loose change taken from an unlocked car. 4:59 p.m. Check well-being on State Road
State Road man, 35, arrested for disturbing the peace and resisting arrest. 
March 14
12:05 a.m. Noise complaint on Hilltop Avenue
6:38 a.m. Suspicious activity on State Road
2:28 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Route 3
7:57 p.m. Simple assault on Brigantine Circle Continue Reading →

Credit car scam catches local business

A small  business in Manomet was defrauded out of about $200 after falling for a phone scam, Friday.

According to Captain John Rogers, the businesses received a call from someone saying they were collecting $5 “for the town.” The victim, he said, provided a credit card number, which the caller then used to steal more money.

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Environmental agencies plan controlled burn for South Plymouth wildlife refuge

If weather conditions allow, firefighters from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service and other partners will be conducting prescribed burning on Massasoit National Wildlife Refuge to reduce the risk of wildfire to nearby homes and to improve wildlife habitat.

The burn area is is immediately south of Wildcat Lane, Strawberry Hill Road, Jason’s Lane, Evelyn Road and Crabtree Road,  and west of the junction of Alden and Long Pond Roads. Firefighters previously burned part of this area in 2007 and 2010. In 2015, additional fire breaks were constructed to facilitate the safe burning of additional parts of the refuge. If conditions allow, it is possible for burning to take place anytime from now until May 15, 2017.

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NRC to discuss Pilgrim Station safety inspection on March 21 at Memorial Hall

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will discuss the NRC’s assessment of safety performance at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station during the 2016 calendar year at Memorial Hall on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

The NRC will also discuss preliminary conclusions from the recent inspection stemming from Pilgrim’s poor safety rating.

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