What I’m Thinking

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...

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...

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...

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...

Many Balls in the Air

Usually, I sit down to write these pieces knowing what I want to say because something has been bugging me or a topic seems ripe. Today I have struggled a bit to focus, not because there isn’t anything to talk about, but perhaps because there is so much that APCC is...

Take a Minute

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." Audrey Hepburn The warmth of this past Saturday made it the first day it really seemed like spring on Cape Cod, at least until the cooling wind dropped the afternoon temperature. It was a day to appreciate the swelling...

A Role for Barnstable County

The restoration of the Cape’s water resources is among the most pressing issues facing the region. Our water resources define Cape Cod and are the underpinnings of our economy as well as our personal well-being and health. For far too long the Cape has failed to...

Which Way the Wind Blows

This week's move by the Biden administration to advance the Vineyard Wind project marks an important turning point in the move toward building a clean energy future. Don’t worry, this is not another column on the virtues of alternative energy. What is on my mind is...

Be Part of the Solution

By some measures, spring arrived on Monday. Many of us adhere to spring cleaning rituals, and if that includes you, I have a tip that can help protect groundwater quality on Cape Cod. Rather than dispose of unused or old medications down the drain or in the toilet,...

A Warning Shot

The climate-driven crisis in Texas warrants our attention first and foremost because of the scale of the suffering and loss experienced by millions. It should also grab your attention because it is an object lesson about infrastructure resilience, the free market, and...

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