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The pace of life seems to have sped up. Early summer breezes have brought with them the welcome familiar returnees; people re-opening summer homes, visitors, some really big striped bass (sorry, that’s all the information I’m sharing on that topic), and crowds at the...
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In Appreciation

Last week with the death of former Falmouth Selectman Virginia Valiela, I lost a role model, and the Cape lost a great public servant and environmental champion. Virginia was the type of person we need more of in the world. Intelligent, dignified, good humored,...
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Progress

I didn’t sleep much last night, but finally for a good reason. I spent Monday evening in my town meeting where Mashpee voters acted unanimously to authorize the expenditure of $54 million to begin implementing the Mashpee Clean Water Plan. There is a lot there to...
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Poisons kill. Duh

A story this weekend about efforts to prevent one juvenile owl from succumbing to the rat poison that killed its parents and sibling struck a chord with me. Combined with learning last week from APCC’s own Associate Director Kristin Andres that it takes 5,000...
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71 Million Reasons to Smile

Every now and again the stars align and something transformative happens and the world shifts. That happened last week when the board of the Cape and Islands Water Protection Trust made its first ever allocation of funds to 8 Cape towns, awarding almost $71 million in...
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Machine Gun Range: What is next

We asked and you responded. At last count over 350 emails have been sent to Senators Warren and Markey and Congressman Keating calling upon them to oppose the proposed Machine Gun Range. The Guard Bureau’s proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) ignores the...