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Plymouth South Middle School class makes plans to raise money for hurricane victims

Jonathan Hall’s 8th grade civic history classes have hit the ground running this school year with a service learning project to help the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The students brainstormed ideas of how to help and chose to design bracelets to be sold in Plymouth to raise money for the Red Cross. The students will present their proposal to the class and then vote on the best choice based on design, cost and profit margin. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Hurricane Sandy hits Manomet, but not that hard

Residents in the areas of Shallow Pond Estates and White Horse Beach might disagree, but Manomet made it through Hurricane Sandy relatively unscathed, Emergency Management Director Aaron Wallace said. About 6,000 customers lost power at some point during the storm. As of Tuesday morning, 500 were still without power, mostly in the West Plymouth area, which was the scene of most of the damage in town, Wallace said.  In Manomet, a transformer blew out on Bartleet Road, according to Police Captain John Rogers.Trees and wires were also affected on Crescent Avenue, Reed Avenue and Manomet Four Corners. Schools remain closed for a second day. Continue Reading →

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BOSTON.COM: In Plymouth, Hurricane Sandy brings out the birdwatchers

On Manomet Point in Plymouth, a high bluff with panoramic views of Cape Cod Bay, bird watchers from across Eastern Massachusetts braved wind gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour today to scan the horizon with binoculars. Read more about Manomet Point here. Continue Reading →

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UPDATED: Hurricane Sandy puts nuclear power plants on alert

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is not included in a list of Northeastern facilities receiving “enhanced oversight” due to Hurricane Sandy. Power plants between Maryland and Connecticut are included on that list. “Nuclear plants are robust structures,” Pilgrim spokeswoman Carol Wightman told The Patriot Ledger. “They’re designed to withstand hurricanes and tornados.” That wasn’t satisfactory to members of  Cape Cod Bay Watch, which which posted this message on Twitter:

#Massachusetts in State of Emergency due to #hurricane #Sandy but #Pilgrim #nuclear reactor still running; #NRC ignores this #Fukushima twin

— Cape Cod Bay Watch (@CapeCodBayWatch) October 29, 2012
 
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a press release Monday morning outlining storm preparations for power plants in the path of the hurricane. According to the release, inspectors are on site at all plants that could be affected by the storm. Continue Reading →

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Shelter open, business closings because of Sandy (updated at 9:37 a.m.)

The emergency shelter at Plymouth South Middle School is open and the Plymouth Emergency Operations Center is open. Plymouth Public Library will open at 10 a.m., but will close at 2 p.m.

The Summerhouse at the Pinehills, 42 Degrees North Restaurant have announced on Facebook they are closed due to the weather. E-mail manometnews(at)gmail.com with other closings. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: Hurricane preparations already underway in Plymouth

With the hurricane named Sandy now predicted to take at least a swipe at New England, DPW Director Jonathan Beder has ordered highway department staff to begin to prepare for the worst. Read more here. Hurricane safety tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Continue Reading →

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Storm had varying effect on local businesses

How local businesses managed their way through Tropical Storm Irene was often a case of what they were and where they were. With winds that reached 60 mph, and electrcity out in many places, Irene proved a challenge. Especially for places that sell food. The Pinehills lost power Sunday around 11 a.m. and didn’t regain it for 30 hours. Cafe Olio was closed all Sunday and Monday, owner Stephen Conte said. Continue Reading →

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NRC sends extra inspectors to Pilgrim

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has sent  additional personnel to Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant and other nuclear power plants likely to be in the path of Hurricane Irene. The extra staff will assist the NRC resident inspectors already stationed there. (more…) Continue Reading →

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UPDATED: Emergency shelter being set up at Plymouth South Middle School

The contact phone number has been corrected. The Town of Plymouth will open a Hurricane Shelter Sunday, August 28 at 8 A.M. at the Plymouth South Middle School. This shelter is being supported by the Plymouth Public Schools and volunteers. Shelter patrons should come prepared. Guidance on shelter preparation or an emergency kit can be found on www.ready.gov.
Pets will not be accepted at this shelter. Continue Reading →

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Manomet starts preparing for Hurricane Irene

 

    Summer is coming to an early end for many on White Horse Beach as Hurricane Irene heads towards Massachusetts.  

The National Weather Service has posted a hurricane watch for the area. “People are definitely packing up and shutting down,” said Paul Duseau, president of the White Horse Beach Association.  The last time residents got a warning this severe was for the Blizzard of ‘78, he noted. “The
wind is going to do some major damage,” Duseau said. Continue Reading →

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