Falmouth police search for vehicle involved in hit-and-run
Saturday, December 16, 2017

WOODS HOLE — Falmouth police are asking for the public's help in finding the driver of a vehicle involved in a Friday hit-and-run accident that injured a 24-year-old pedestrian. In a Facebook posting, police requested help locating and identifying a late-model Buick Enclave, a type of... .. read more..

Study: Ocean noise may hinder fish mating
Saturday, December 16, 2017

The party is noisy. The music and conversation drown out what you want to say.Welcome to the world of the cod, haddock and other fish species where it's considerably harder because it's done in the dark, 160 feet below the ocean surface, where vital communication — essentially “... .. read more..

'Stars Wars' fans out in full 'Force'
Saturday, December 16, 2017

FALMOUTH — With the latest "Star Wars" film making its debut on the silver screen this week, several Jedis, an Ewok, and a wee Darth Vader assembled at the Falmouth Public Library to show their love for all things from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ….The focus was a... .. read more..

New means to assess nursing home quality
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Nursing home residents and their families have a new standard by which to judge quality of care: staffing levels based on payroll or other auditable data.“Staffing is key to the quality of care and safety provided by a nursing home,” said Richard Mollot of the Long Term Care Communi... .. read more..

Reflections from a reader panel member
Saturday, December 16, 2017

It began with an invitation. Twelve people who self-identified as engaged readers of this newspaper were asked to make a commitment to convene one evening a month for a year. Together, we formed the Cape Cod Times 2017 Reader Panel.At the outset, we were told that management wanted to know what w... .. read more..

Living in a wind farm: Communities divided over pursuit of clean energy, its ...
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Wind farms generate clean energy. They also produce some unwelcome effects: Strobe-like shadow flicker. Loud, whooshing sounds. And throbbing, air-pressure pulsations. Some living in these wind farms say it's tolerable. Others say it's hell. .. read more..

Hollywood execs create panel to probe sexual misconduct cases
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Commission will be chaired by Anita Hill, who brought sexual harassment to forefront during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas .. read more..

Thousands evacuate as Calif. wildfires intensify
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Winds sweep fire toward wealthy community area near L.A. .. read more..

Neighbor demands shuttered Falmouth turbine be removed
Saturday, December 16, 2017

FALMOUTH — A neighbor of Falmouth’s two controversial wind turbines is invoking a town bylaw and demanding that the building commissioner order Wind 1 dismantled and removed.Wind 1, a 400-foot, town-owned turbine constructed on the wastewater treatment plant property in 2010, has... .. read more..

'This is happening': GOP revels in all-but-certain tax deal
Saturday, December 16, 2017

WASHINGTON — Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump's presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to the American people for Christmas."This is happening. Tax reform under Republican... .. read more..

At a glance: MSPCA Cape Cod's new adoption center
Saturday, December 16, 2017

CENTERVILLE — Cape Cod pets in need of homes will have new digs while they wait for families next year. Construction on Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cape Cod's new adoption center on Route 28 is right on schedule, according to officials with the animal care... .. read more..

Falmouth police search for driver in hit-and-run
Saturday, December 16, 2017

A 24-year-old male pedestrian found lying in the road late Friday near Nobska Road and Oyster Pond Road was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police and fire department accounts.On Saturday police asked for public assistance in a Facebook post in locating and ide... .. read more..

Army of firefighters takes on still-growing California fire
Saturday, December 16, 2017

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The fourth-largest wildfire in California history continues to grow and threaten thousands of homes despite armies of fire crews and fleets of bulldozers and aircraft.Although Santa Ana winds eased on Friday amid the blaze northwest of Los Angeles, they are expected ... .. read more..

Cape Cod weather: Cold and partly sunny
Saturday, December 16, 2017

There will be sunshine today but it won't do much to warm things up. The first half of Saturday will be mostly sunny before clouds move in later in the afternoon. High temp will top off at 36 with a low later of 21.Sunday looks to be much of the same with a high of 32.Here's a closer look at the ... .. read more..

ZBA denies appeal of rifle range decision
Saturday, December 16, 2017

FALMOUTH — Residents in a neighborhood abutting the Midway Trap & Skeet Club of Falmouth weren’t successful in halting daily target practice at the club, but members will have to do all their shooting on the rifle range while an adjacent pistol range remains off limits.On Thu... .. read more..

Fire leaves Cape-bound bus passengers out in cold
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Incident also snarls traffic on Route 6. .. read more..

Birding: Resourcefulness is key to survive winter
Saturday, December 16, 2017

I saw a few snowflakes the other morning and it was 34 degrees as I headed off to the gym for an early workout. As I got in my car with my duffel bag, I thought outdoor survival at this time of year is a death-defying trick if you can pull it off.Let’s assume you have all the latest high-te... .. read more..

Moore tells supporters 'battle is not over' in Senate race
Saturday, December 16, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Republican Roy Moore on Friday told supporters that the "battle is not over" in Alabama's Senate race even though President Donald Trump and others have called on him to concede.Moore sent a fundraising email to supporters asking for contributions to his "election... .. read more..

At a glance: MSPCA Cape Cod's new adoption center
Saturday, December 16, 2017

CENTERVILLE - Cape Cod pets in need of homes will have new digs while they wait for families next year. Construction on MSPCA Cape Cod's new adoption center on Route 28 is right on schedule, according to officials with the animal care organization. Here are some interesting tidbits about the... .. read more..

Mixed-use development proposed for Main Street in Falmouth
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Commercial property’s second floor would be used for apartments. .. read more..

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