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Town Hall meeting gives White Horse Beach residents a chance to vent frustrations

Last Wednesday, the combination of nice weather and senior skip day at Plymouth North High School led to multiple calls to the police and a seriously angry White Horse Beach community. Tuesday night, a quickly arranged meeting at Town Hall gave residents a chance to vent their frustrations.  Several department heads explained what they could and would do to keep the beach under control. The answers weren’t always well received. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Warm weather leads to White Horse Beach woes

Plymouth police were kept busy as the combination of warm weather and exam week at Plymouth North High School drove people to White Horse Beach. No arrests were made, but police responded to a number of nuisance complaints, according to Captain John Rogers.  Callers, he said, reported drinking, littering and, in one case, public urination. However, the offending parties were gone by the time police arrived. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Full Sail fire caused by arson

The State Fire Marshall’s Office has confirmed that the fire which gutted the old Full Sail Bar on White Horse Beach was arson. While Jennifer Mieth of the State Fire Marshall’s Office did not go into detail about the fire’s cause, she did confirm it was deliberately set. Having determined the cause, she said, investigators are now looking to find who set it. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Fire burns out iconic, abandoned, bar on White Horse Beach

The Full Sail Bar on White Horse Beach, which has been unoccupied for several years, was gutted by fire early Saturday morning. Reports on Facebook say the fire may have started at around 4 a.m.  While there has been no official confirmation of the cause, signs on the building offers up to $5,000 from the ArsonWatch reward program. (more…) Continue Reading →

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UPDATED: White Horse Beach Bath House facing additional delays, budget challenges

Nothing gets done quickly in Manomet. Community Preservation Committee Chairman Bill Keohan gave an update on the progress of the White Horse Beach Bath house to the Manomet Village Steering Committee, Thursday night. The town, he said, will soon be putting the project out to bid. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Blowing sand and parked cars causing hazards near Taylor Avenue bridge, residents say

A fire hydrant covered in sand.

Having torn down a pair of houses next to the Taylor Avenue bridge in order to improve access for both public works and public access, some White Horse Beach property owners are now witnessing some unexpected consequences. Sands of  White Horse Beach Association president Christine Bostek told the Manomet Village Steering Committee that sand blowing off the beach was causing a safety hazard, as it went into the road and even covered up a nearby fire hydrant. The house, she said, had served as a barrier keeping the sand in place. (more…) Continue Reading →

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DPW taking steps to get Taylor Avenue repairs under way

Slow progress is being made towards a start date for the Taylor Avenue Reconstruction project. Residents can expect meetings to be held this spring by both state and local officials about what to expect when the $5 million dollar project finally gets underway, according to Public Works Director Jonathan Beder. Beder didn’t know exactly when the meetings would happen, but he said that town meeting would likely be held after Memorial Day. Feedback from White Horse Beach residents told him that it would be best to wait until seasonal residents start arriving. He said he advised state officials to also wait until then. Continue Reading →

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Multiple car break-ins over the weekend

A rash of automobile break-ins hit Manomet over the holiday weekend. According to police records, there were 10 reports of cars being broken into between December 25 and December 27.  Calls on Christmas Day came from Brook Road and Heather Drive, while cars in the White Horse Beach area were hit on December 27. (more…) Continue Reading →

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White Horse Beach Bathhouse getting a lift

With construction projected to start this month or next, The White Horse Beach Bathhouse is undergoing some late design changes. The project recently received the OK from the Conservation Commission, with the recommendation that the building be elevated three feet off the ground. That, according to Town Manager Melissa Arrighi, means the addition of a handicapped ramp. Architect Bill Fornaciari is changing the design of the building to reflect the changes. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Residents pitch ideas for taming White Horse Beach

The White Horse Beach Master Plan continues its slow march to completion. Marine and Environmental Affairs Director David Gould, along with other town staff, met with residents Wednesday at the Plymouth Public Library to discuss the latest draft of the plan. (more…) Continue Reading →

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White Horse Beach reopens to swimmers

Swimmers who took a dip into the water off the south end of White Horse Beach this weekend needn’t worry. Despite the Massachusetts Department of Public Health closing the beach on Thursday due to high bacteria levels, tests taken the the following day came back clean, according to Plymouth Marine and Environmental Affairs Director David Gould. Continue Reading →

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Steering committee gets latest on White Horse Beach projects

The Manomet Village Steering Committee got an update Thursday night on the two Community Preservation Act projects currently taking shape on Taylor Avenue. The houses at 161 Taylor Avenue, next to Bartlett Pond Brook will be demolished sometime in the fall, CPC Chairman Bill Keohan said. Town Meeting purchased the property using community preservation act funds in the spring. The purpose, Keohan said at the time, was to improve access for Department of Public Works vehicles, particularly after major storms.   The brook, Keohan said, becomes clogged with sediment and debris, which can result in yards and basements flooding. That, in turn, can cause septic systems to overflow. Continue Reading →

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Lost dog leads to alleged assault on White Horse Beach

A Pearl Street man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a 67-year-old South Deerfield man, Monday evening. According to Captain John Rogers, Timothy Keneklis, 43, was allegedly upset when a group of people looking for a lost dog would not get out of his way on Pearl Street. He went to his house and reportedly returned with a weightlifting bar that he began swinging at people, Rogers said. The bar grazed the alleged victim, Rogers. (more…) Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: July 3 at White Horse Beach

Once again, police efforts to make White Horse Beach’s July 3 celebration a peaceful one paid off, with a families making most of those in attendance, according to Police Chief Michael Botieri. Police made only a handful of arrests, most of which were alcohol-related, according to Captain John Rogers. There were no fireworks related injuries, he added. Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: Painting the flag on White Horse Rock

White Horse Rock aka Flag Rock, got spruced up on Friday, just in time for Independence Day weekend. An American flag has been painted on the side of the rock since 1940, when, the story goes a group of local teens painted over a swastika that had been appeared on it.  That story was recently recounted at Boston.com. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Pearl Street man arrested for heroin possession on White Horse Beach

Two men were arrested on White Horse Beach late Wednesday night and arrested after they were allegedly caught preparing to  inject heroin. According to Captain John Rogers, officers with the street crime unit found the pair by a lifeguard stand at around 10 p.m.

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Parking restrictions for July 3, 2015

The Plymouth Police Department has issued parking restrictions for Manomet on July 3. 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. on July 3 and remained closed as deemed necessary. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Delay expected in bathhouse completion

Despite hopes that the White Horse Beach Bathhouse would be ready to be open by July, it now may not open until next year, according to Community Preservation Committee Chairman Bill Keohan.  A number of factors have led to the delay, he said. A change in the leadership of the Manomet Village Steering Committee led to a delay in selecting an architect for the building, Keohan said. Linda Evans stepped down as chairman in the fall and was replaced by Richard Vaccha. A design by Plymouth architect Bill Fornaciari, who has been assisting the CPC, was chosen in a vote by community members. Continue Reading →

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State responds for call to speed up Taylor Avenue repairs

There might be a glimmer of hope that the reconstruction of Taylor Avenue is coming a little sooner, according to Town Manager Melissa Arrighi’s report to the Board of Selectmen. In early March, Department of Public Works Director Jonathan Beder wrote State Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack noting the Taylor Avenue bridge was in dire condition and asking for the bridge work to be down now.  Pollack has replied, saying her department may advance to project to the 100 percent design phase. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Plan to purchase White Horse Beach land clears another hurdle

Selectmen voted to support the purchase of 161 Taylor Avenue during their Tuesday night meeting. The Community Preservation Committee wants  to tear down the two houses next to Bartlett Pond Brook in order to improve access to the area for Department of Public Works vehicles, CPC Chairman Bill Keohan said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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