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02/16/2018 08:27 AM
ICYMI: Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day, Feb. 12-16
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02/16/2018 03:36 AM
ACCUWEATHER: Snowstorm to create wintry mess across much of northeast Saturday night
Another big warm up on way in wake of storm

02/16/2018 01:30 AM
If you were Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, where would HQ2 go?
Play GateHouse Media's online game to pick Amazon's second headquarters.

02/16/2018 12:25 AM
Beachcomber looks to lease Cahoon parking lot
WELLFLEET -- Todd LeBart isn’t giving up just yet.The owner of the Beachcomber, the popular bar and restaurant that sits at the top of Cahoon Hollow Beach and has weathered 40-plus years on the bluff, is still hopeful that an agreement can be reached with Wellfleet to allow him to lease and operate the town-owned parking lot at the edge of the dune.A chunk of the dune collapsed last August after a torrential, prolonged rainstorm and the lot, which had roughly 35 parking [...]

02/15/2018 08:01 PM
Bus ride to Boston rally for offshore drilling protest
 350 Mass Cape Cod and the Massachusetts Sierra Club's Cape Cod Group are organizing a bus to the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management hearing in Boston on Tuesday, Feb. 27, for local residents and business owners who wish to show their opposition to the Trump administration's proposal to open up waters off the Massachusetts coast to offshore oil and gas extraction."President Trump and BOEM should stop threatening the Cape's economy and environment with [...]

02/15/2018 08:01 PM
Nature's Ways: Remains of the season
The morning sky is heavy with dampness. Clouds are low on the horizon, full of purples and blues as well as the threat of rain.A thin ribbon of coral brightness hovers over the steel gray sea. Another winter morning on the beach is beginning.The sand, so soft and inviting in spring, summer and fall, is a sad shade of gray. Winds and tides have scattered shells, old feathers and bones far above the usual wrack lines.Layers of sand cover many more shells and relics from [...]

02/15/2018 02:00 PM
Two decades later, Dale Earnhardt's Daytona 500 win remains a landmark moment
After years of dominance and, eventually, heartbreak, the Intimidator finally won in 1998.

02/15/2018 12:00 PM
Report: Russia sparked fear at Missouri during 2015 protests
Air Force officer’s article: Twitter account spread fake news in warm-up for 2016 election meddling

02/15/2018 09:45 AM
Marijuana camp says Gov. Baker is trying to intimidate Cannabis Commission
Marijuana advocates want Gov. Charlie Baker and others who opposed legalization to "back off" and allow the independent cannabis regulatory body to move ahead with an industry that would include marijuana cafes, delivery-only businesses and other novel business types. Many of the same groups and people who held rallies outside the State House during the 2016 campaign to legalize adult use of marijuana returned to that spot Thursday to fire back at the Baker [...]

02/15/2018 08:32 AM
South Carolina student charged after threatening 'round two of Florida'
Student posted a Snapchat photo with the caption ‘the words of round two of Florida tomorrow’

02/15/2018 07:27 AM
Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 2-15-18
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02/15/2018 05:12 AM
Rescued donkey, pony ready to find a forever home
A donkey and pony who were rescued by the Animal Rescue League of Boston in January have spent nearly a month rehabilitating at ARL’s Brewster Animal Care and Adoption Center, and are now ready to find their new forever home.“Brighty,” an 11-year-old Gelded Donkey and “Misty,” a 16-year-old Mare Pony, are a bonded pair and will be adopted out as a pair. Both animals are extremely friendly, and anyone interested in adopting should contact ARL [...]

02/14/2018 08:51 AM
Waffle House waitress lost her love but won a Florida community's heart
Brenda Smith Cheek is spending her first Valentine's Day alone in years and was considering buying herself some flowers to mark the day. But dozens of strangers stepped in to made sure that wasn't necessary.

02/14/2018 06:16 AM
WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAY: Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day, 2-14-18
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02/14/2018 05:39 AM
CCH issues flu prevention tips as illness spreads on Cape
 Influenza and influenza-like illness activity continues to be widespread on Cape Cod and throughout the state, according to a recent advisory from the state Department of Public Health (MADPH). The following information is intended as a public service announcement from Cape Cod Healthcare to update and educate the Cape Cod community about the flu outbreak. Is the flu outbreak on Cape Cod comparable to the rest of the state/country? [...]

02/14/2018 02:21 AM
Digital First Media wins auction for Boston Herald
BOSTON - The second biggest newspaper in Boston is on track to be sold for $11.9 million. A subsidiary of Digital First, owner of the Denver Post and hundreds of other publications across the country, made the winning bid for the Boston Herald at a closed-door auction held at the downtown Boston offices of the Herald’s bankruptcy attorney, Brown Rudnick, which confirmed the bid selection to The Patriot Ledger  [...]

02/13/2018 10:49 PM
Valentine's Day special at Sanctuary: All about love birds
 Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 11 to 11:45 a.m., with a lecture focusing on the breeding behavior of bird species that nest on Cape Cod.Learn about unique breeding strategies, adaptations, and relationships. Coffee, tea, and sweet treats will be provided.The program costs $3 for Mass Audubon members; $5 for non-members.Register at or by calling 508-349- [...]

02/13/2018 02:45 PM
Democrat nabs upset victory in Florida House race
Margaret Good gets commanding win in district Trump carried in 2016

02/13/2018 09:27 AM
Pot licenses could be rolled out on timeline
With the chorus of critics calling for the Cannabis Control Commission to pump the brakes on its rollout of an expansive legal marijuana industry growing louder, the top marijuana regulator said Tuesday the agency will debate later this month whether it should license only certain types of marijuana businesses to open July 1 and wait to license others.Gov. Charlie Baker, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and others have called on the CCC to scale back the industry envisioned in its draft [...]

02/13/2018 06:33 AM
Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 2-13-18
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