What I’m Thinking

Long Walk Home

I’m just back home from attending town meeting as I write this and I’m agitated. Not for the typical reason that something I cared about lost. To the contrary, all the environmental protection measures were approved. I’m upset because I feel like the proxy culture...

What??

By the time you read this, the news will have broken that a contract has been awarded to construct an $8 million Multi-Purpose Machine Gun Range in Massachusetts. Before you spit out your coffee thinking that this is the MPMG planned for Cape Cod, this one is being...

More Than Meets the Eye

I was asked a question today about the Cape’s drought status. Ignoring the irony that questions of drought are usually asked on rainy days, I decided to look at the data before answering the question (I know, novel approach these days). What I learned was revealing...

Reasons to Feel Better

As many of you know, I am fortunate enough to live on a pond in Mashpee. This place has become a central part of my life. The lake has given joy to me, my parents before me, to my now young adult children throughout their lives and is now a happy place for my nieces...

Silence is Deafening

It has been a week since the Massachusetts National Guard released a pile of previously withheld damning documents related to the abuse of the public process in the review of the proposed machine gun range on the Upper Cape Water Supply Reserve at Joint Base Cape Cod....

Not Once, Not Twice, But Three Times

After filing not one, but two public records requests under the Massachusetts Public Records law and then having to appeal to the Secretary of the Commonwealth to compel full disclosure, APCC finally and belatedly received records from the Massachusetts National Guard...

That Was Fast

Monday is Labor Day. How did that happen? How did summer 2021 pass so quickly? Here at APCC it was a busy and productive summer and that helps account for why it passed so fast. Personally, there was so much happening, much of it good, that time flew by without enough...

We Deserve to Know

APCC has filed an appeal to the Massachusetts Secretary of State asking for an order to compel the Massachusetts National Guard Bureau to turn over requested documents sought under the state's Public Records Law. Starting in June APCC has sought, in two separate...

Kicking the Can

We all do it, but it rarely works. Ignoring a problem until it goes away is something we all try at some point. Problems allowed to linger usually get worse. How often does putting off bathing your dog result in the dog starting to smell better? Unless you want to...

Alarm Bells

Take the recently issued United Nations report on global climate change and combine it with the new study suggesting that the Atlantic circulation system is showing signs of slowing and there is much to worry about. Not that a lot of this is new news but the degree to...

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