• Barnstable County January 5, 2023 7:22 am

    Massachusetts Sheriff Ends Enforcement Agreement With ICE

    The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office in Massachusetts is ending an agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that gave deputies the authority to enforce federal immigration laws, civil rights attorneys said Wednesday. The Barnstable department was the last sheriff’s office in New England with such an agreement, called a 287(g), according to Lawyers for Civil Rights and the American...

  • Cape Cod July 6, 2022 7:46 pm

    Amid Cape Cod's Busy Tourist Season, Concern Growing Over Spread of Monkeypox

    With summertime in full swing on Cape Cod, there’s growing concern about the spread of monkeypox. “Biggest concern right now is making people aware that anybody can catch this disease,” said Maurice Melchiono, a public health nurse for the Barnstable County Health Department. Barnstable County is closely watching the spread of monkeypox — or MPV as it’s known. The...

  • monkeypox July 5, 2022 6:20 pm

    Growing Concern on Cape Cod About Spread of Monkeypox

    It’s the busiest time of the year in one of the busiest spots on Cape Cod, and amid all the fun in Provincetown, there’s growing worry about the spread of monkeypox and what it could mean for seasonal workers.

  • Cape Cod August 20, 2021 7:03 am

    Cape Cod Communities Brace for Henri

    Barnstable County officials are warning residents to take precautions and secure their boats as a hurricane watch takes effect on Cape Cod and the Islands.

  • Cape Cod August 20, 2021 11:57 pm

    Cape Cod Communities Brace for Henri Amid Hurricane Watch

    Barnstable County officials are warning residents to take precautions and secure their boats as a hurricane watch takes effect on Cape Cod and the Islands. The National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center issued hurricane watches for the Cape and Islands as well as most of the South Coast of New England Friday morning. The watches will remain in…

  • Cape Cod May 27, 2021 6:10 pm

    Cape Officials Say Keep Vaccine Card Close as Summer Kicks Off

    With capacity limits, required closures of some businesses and other Massachusetts COVID-19 rules set to end on Saturday, Cape Cod is now preparing for its first major holiday weekend since 2019 without pandemic restrictions in place. “While certainly we’re not in 2019 right now, this Memorial Day weekend sure feels a lot more like a traditional kickoff to the season,”…

  • COVID-19 December 8, 2020 6:20 pm

    Increased COVID Testing Coming to Cape Cod to Put ‘Dent' in Testing Desert

    Two new COVID-19 testing sites on Cape Cod will be open by next week with the ability to test over 500 people a day and put a “dent” in what Sen. Julian Cyr and others have described as a testing desert in Barnstable County.

  • hyannis November 22, 2020 3:53 pm

    Search Continues for Person Who Shot Mass. State Trooper

    The search continues for a suspect wanted in connection to the shooting of a Massachusetts State Police trooper.  State Police say the incident happened just after 11:30 p.m. on Friday on Camp Street during a traffic stop in Barnstable. The 28-year-old trooper was shot in his right hand, according to State Police. After hitting the trooper’s hand, the bullet...

  • Massachusetts September 27, 2019 11:15 pm

    Whitey Bulger's Girlfriend Now Living With His Relatives in Hingham

    Catherine Greig, the longtime companion of James “Whitey” Bulger, is finishing her sentence at a home in Hingham, Massachusetts. She was spotted by the Boston Globe this week. Her twin sister Margaret McCusker confirms the home belongs to a Bulger family member.

  • food September 1, 2019 4:26 pm

    Tornadoes, Taxes and Sharks: Cape Cod's Had a Tough Summer

    Between great white sharks, freak tornadoes and new taxes on vacation rentals, Cape Cod businesses have had a challenging summer. Lodging and beach visit numbers are down on the famous vacation destination, one year after the region dealt with two shark attacks, including the state’s first fatal attack in more than 80 years. Beaches have been closed to swimming for...

  • Boston August 22, 2019 7:59 pm

    Shark Sightings May Be Up on Cape Cod, But There Aren't Necessarily More Sharks, Expert Says

    White shark sightings and shark-related beach closings have surged on Cape Cod this summer, but that doesn’t necessarily mean more sharks have flocked to the waters. More people on the lookout for sharks and increased vigilance have contributed to burgeoning numbers of shark sightings, says Megan Winton, a research scientist for the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

  • Boston August 21, 2019 1:43 pm

    Great White Sharks Can Jump Out of the Water!

    South African Shark Expert Chris Fallows joins us this week to talk about his work studying an area where sharks are always jumping out of the water. (Collaboration with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy)

  • Chairman August 1, 2019 6:00 pm

    Forget Shark Week, It's Shark Month on Cape Cod as Officials Aim to Raise Awareness

    August has officially been declared ‘Seal and Shark Awareness Month’ on Cape Cod after the Barnstable County Board of Commissioners voted in favor of the measure. The proposal was brought to the county by two Cape Cod residents. They said the measure would bring much needed awareness to the threat that sharks pose and incentivize elected officials and special interest...

  • Chairman August 1, 2019 10:20 am

    Record-Breaking Season for Sharks on Cape Cod

    This week’s episode of Shark Tales shares an exciting research milestone, and tests your shark knowledge.

  • Marc Fortier July 30, 2019 11:58 am

    Shark Week Lasts All Summer on Cape Cod

    In recent years, great white shark sightings have become all the more common on Cape Cod. Already this year, more than 150 of the sharks have been spotted off of Massachusetts. Most of the sightings are on the outer Cape, from Chatham to Provincetown. But there have also been many sightings in Cape Cod Bay, where research scientists have been...

  • Marc Fortier July 30, 2019 11:38 am

    Shark Week: 17 More Great White Sightings Off Cape Cod

    Over the past week, there were 17 shark sightings off Cape Cod, including seven over the weekend alone. According to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Sharktivity app, great white sharks were spotted in Cape Cod Bay and off Truro, Eastham, Orleans, Chatham and Monomoy Island.

  • Boston July 24, 2019 11:49 pm

    2 Tornadoes Hit Cape Cod Tuesday, NWS Says, as Massive Cleanup Continues

    As cleanup continues on Cape Cod Tuesday from a powerful storm, the National Weather Service determined that two separate tornadoes had touched down, one of which began as a waterspout. Both “high end EF-1 tornadoes” had a maximum wind speed of 110 mph, according to the NWS’ damage summary.

  • Reporter July 23, 2019 11:41 pm

    EF-1 Tornado Causes Serious Damage on Cape Cod

    The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-1 tornado on Cape Cod hit wind speeds of 100 mph.

  • Massachusetts July 23, 2019 8:15 am

    Severe Weather Topples Trees, Knocks Out Power in Mass.

    Severe weather overnight Monday toppled trees, knocked out power for thousands and caused floods in southern New England. Thunder rumbled in several communities during the storm and lightning set fire to two Cape Cod homes. High winds toppled trees and triggered a tornado warning for Barnstable County, which was later lifted.

  • Boston July 23, 2019 11:47 pm

    EF-1 Tornado Thrashes Cape Cod, Causing ‘Extensive Damage'

    An EF-1 tornado touched down on Cape Cod Tuesday, with three towns hit, according to preliminary information from the National Weather Service. The tornado caused damage to buildings and trees and left some areas too treacherous for people to go, even while the region was packed with tourists. But there were no immediate reports of injuries or deaths, just power...

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