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Police credit strong presence with decrease in July 3 arrests on White Horse Beach

Police made 10 arrests, mostly for underage drinking, during Monday night’s July 3 festivities on White Horse Beach. Over the past few years, the number of arrests on July 3 has been decreasing, according to Captain John Rogers. He credited the department’s highly visible presence during the entire day for keeping things under control. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Manomet Heights parking meeting gets low marks

 Attendees at last Tuesday night’s Manomet Village Steering Committee expressed frustration with how a meeting held last Thursday about a proposed parking plan for a portion of the White Horse Beach area went. “The disorganization was unbelievable” said MVSC member Harry Helm. The presentation, he added descended into a gripe session about all the issues affecting the area. Interviewed later, Assistant Town Manager Derek Brindisi agreed the meeting got contentious. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Insurance issues cited as reason for beach bath house delay

The White Horse Beach Bath House has been a long time coming, and it’s going to be longer still. Community Preservation Committee Chairman Bill Keohan gave the Manomet VIllage Steering Committee an update on the project’s status. Keohan explained that an unorthodox approach to designing the building has played a factor in the project’s delay. When Town Meeting approved the project in 2013, the article included  a provision to let the MVSC approve a design for the bath house with public input. Typically, building design is handled by the Building Committee, Keohan said. Continue Reading →

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Town Meeting roundup: Water mains for Taylor Avenue, $1 million for nuclear stabilization fund

New water mains for White Horse Beach approved
Town Meeting voted to spend $2 million to install a new water main for Taylor Avenue. Work, Finance Committee Chairman John Moody said, would begin before the summer in order to get the work done before the reconstruction of the road begins. That should start in the fall, Moody said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CPC Chairman outlines reasons for delay on White Horse Beach Bathhouse project

Anyone who needs to use the bathroom at White Horse Beach is going to have to wait a while. Last Thursday night, Community Preservation Committee Chairman Bill Keohan gave the Manomet Village Steering Committee an update on the slow progress of plans to build a bathhouse on a Taylor Avenue property the town purchased in 2013. He also revealed they might need more money to pay for it. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Parking fee hike proposed for White Horse Beach

It’s an idea that’s been kicked around as a potential tool in the battle against illegal parking at White Horse Beach and now it may become a reality. Town officials will propose at this spring’s Town Meeting to create a special parking district at White Horse Beach, Assistant Town Manager Derek Brindisi told residents at a meeting Wednesday night at the Plymouth Public Library. Fine in the new parking district would be up to $50, the maximum allowed by state law, he said.  The typical parking fine in Plymouth is $15, which has proven to be little deterrent to visitors looking to spend a day at the beach. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Apparent heroin overdose at White Horse Beach home

A Plymouth man, 23, was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth following an apparent heroin overdose at a home on Saint Charles Avenue, early Tuesday morning. According to Captain John Rogers, the man was found unresponsive by a woman who lived at the address. The victim did not live there. Police revived him with a dose of Narcan. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Help cleanup White Horse Beach

Join the Wildlands Trust at White Horse Beach  for COASTSWEEP on October 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. COASTSWEEP is an annual state-wide beach cleanup and data collection effort organized by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. This cleanup will also be part of the town-wide beach cleanup day in Plymouth. Volunteers will work in small teams to collect and record trash found on the shoreline. This data is then used to develop education and policy initiatives to help reduce marine debris. Continue Reading →

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Help cleanup White Horse Beach

Join the Wildlands Trust at White Horse Beach  for COASTSWEEP on October 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. COASTSWEEP is an annual state-wide beach cleanup and data collection effort organized by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. This cleanup will also be part of the town-wide beach cleanup day in Plymouth. Volunteers will work in small teams to collect and record trash found on the shoreline. This data is then used to develop education and policy initiatives to help reduce marine debris. Continue Reading →

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Man reportedly assaulted on White Horse Beach

A local man says he was attacked by a group of five men on White Horse Beach near the Full Sail, Wednesday morning around 2 a.m.

The alleged victim, 26, took himself the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth with a laceration to the head, according to Captain John Rogers.  Police do not have a motive at this time, but there is no connection to a recent pair of break-ins in the area, Rogers said. Continue Reading →

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Police look for suspect in White Horse Beach break-ins

Police are continuing to look for a man who allegedly entered a pair of houses on Taylor Avenue, Sunday night and Monday morning. Police searched the area using multiple vehicles, including a four-wheel drive truck on the beach following the first report around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to Captain John Rogers. However, police were unable to find the suspect. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Manomet woman pronounced dead after being found in pool

A Plymouth woman, 38, died at a Boston hospital after she was found at the bottom of a swimming pool in the White Horse Beach area late Sunday night. According to Captain John Rogers, the victim had returned home from work at around 10 p.m. She reportedly went for a swim and was found at the bottom of the pool by her mother at around 11:20 p.m. Several guests at the house got her out of the pool, Rogers said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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THE PATRIOT LEDGER: Mail delivery of Ecstasy results in arrest of White Horse Beach man

A 19-year-old White Horse Beach man who police say took delivery of 152 grams of Ecstasy through the mail has been charged with drug trafficking, said Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz. Liam Irving, who, according to Plymouth Police records, was listed as having a Taylor Avenue address , was arraigned Wednesday in Plymouth District Court on one count of trafficking a Class B drug over 100 grams. Irving pleaded not guilty to the charge. The state made a motion to revoke Irving’s bail on an open case that was denied by Judge John Julian, and requested that Irving be held on $10,000. Judge Julian set bail at $5,000, according to the district attorney’s office. Read more at the Patriot Ledger. Continue Reading →

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Too many fireworks leads to arrests on White Horse Beach

Some out of town visitors to White Horse Beach were arrested on assault and resisting arrest charges after allegedly taking offense to a police officer’s warning about the fireworks they reportedly had in their possession on July 3. While some fireworks are expected that night, the fact the quartet apparently had some 47 boxes of them the attention of police patrolling the beach, Captain John Rogers said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Plymouth man charged with July 3 OUI on White Horse Beach

A Pinehills man picked the wrong day to allegedly drive drunk on Taylor Avenue. According to Captain John Rogers, Matthew Loveitt, 30, of Bell Tree, drew the attention of officers patrolling the area after he repeatedly honked his horn at other cars traveling on July 3 at around 8:20 p.m. When police stopped him, the reportedly found him to be drunk and arrested him. Rogers was unable to say how Loveitt was on the street after it had been blocked off. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Multiple arrests made during White Horse Beach July 3 celebration

A total of 11 people were arrested on White Horse Beach during this year’s July 3 celebration. Even so, Police Chief Mike Botieri said he was generally satisfied with how things went at White Horse Beach on July 3, noting that most of the arrests were minor. (more…) Continue Reading →

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July 3 parking restrictions

The Plymouth Police department has anounced traffic restrictions for the July 3 celebration on White Horse Beach and surrounding neighborhoods. Traffic on Taylor Avenue will be blocked to all traffic with the exception of residents between White Horse Road and Rocky Hill Road to Taylor Avenue at Manomet Point Road beginning at 6 p.m. and will remain closed as deemed necessary. (more…) Continue Reading →

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OBITUARY: John Barrett, 87, built family home, enjoyed making jewelry and furniture

With deep sadness we announce the death of John (Jack) Francis Barrett, 87, of White Horse Beach who passed away at home on June 24, 2016. Jack is survived by his loving wife Betty (Kreuz) of 68 years; daughter Jean (Steve) Dzengeleski; sons Jim (Patty Reardon) Barrett, Bob (Kathy) Barrett, and John Barrett; daughter-in-law Gail Barrett; 6 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Read more at Tributes.com. Continue Reading →

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Underage drinking arrests on White Horse Beach

Two people from Taunton were arrested on a charges related to underage alcohol possession, Wednesday morning on White Horse Beach. According to Captain John Rogers, police responded to a report of public drinking in the area. When the officer arrived, he found the pair ages 21 and 19, carrying a cooler along Hilltop Avenue. The officer, Rogers said, asked what they had in the cooler, they opened the cooler which allegedly had Bud Light Straw-Ber-Itas and Coronas in it. (more…) Continue Reading →

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