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Coyotes Stir Up Controversy Across Cape Cod

08 March 2019 – EASTHAM, MA – The Outer Cape has no shortage of coyotes, though a recent coyote hunting contest sponsored by a local sporting goods store has stirred up controversy about the presence of these furry neighbors. Stephanie Ellis, Executive Director of Wild Care, offers some insight on the often misunderstood behavior of […]

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Wild Care Helps Feathered Friends Brave Winter Chill

28 February 2019 – EASTHAM, MA – There is no “off-season” for the staff at Wild Care as they continue providing emergency care to wildlife in need from across the Cape. Winter presents many challenges to wildlife and brings different species into the care center.

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Eastham Residents Call for Better Rte 6 Design

01 March 2019 – EASTHAM, MA – State officials have identified a stretch of Route 6 in North Eastham to consider for design improvements. Residents voiced ongoing areas of concern and safety risks at a recent listening session.

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Community Offers input for Summer Shark Safety

07 February 2019 – WELLFLEET, MA – The public offered their input at a shark safety forum recently held by members of the local surfing community. Public safety officials continue to rely on public dialogue and discourse when implementing shark safety strategies.  

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Seniors and Students Square off at Annual Spelling Bee

01 February 2019 – EASTHAM, MA – Fifth graders from Eastham Elementary School and members of the Eastham Senior Center teamed up for the annual Robert Gardner Spelling Bee. Everyone’s spelling skills are put to the test, and even though only one team is crowned the winner, everyone learns something new and leaves with a […]

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Cape Cod 5 Offers Assistance to Federal Employees in Record-Long Shutdown

24 January 2019 – BARNSTABLE, MA – As the record-long government shutdown nears its fifth week, Cape Cod 5 Bank has implemented a no-interest loan program to help federal employees facing financial challenges. Cape Cod 5 also made a $30,000 donation to the Cape Cod Military Support Foundation, with half of the money supporting immediate […]

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Construction Underway at Village at Nauset Green

18 January 2018 – EASTHAM, MA – Construction is well underway at the Village at Nauset Green, Eastham’s new 65-unit affordable housing development. The development is a big first step in combatting the housing crisis on the Cape, and many people have already expressed interest in submitting applications for the Nauset Green lottery.  

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Short-Term Rental Tax Bill: What You Need to Know with Sarah Peake

11 January 2019 – EASTHAM, MA – State Rep. Sarah Peake breaks down the new short-term rental tax bill, also known as the Airbnb bill, and where you can turn for information.

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Short-Term Rental Tax Law Update

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ new short-term rental tax law was passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor the last week of December. The Department of Revenue has released this guidance document last week https://www.mass.gov/info-details/short-term-rentals-frequently-asked-questions#overview- with future updates expected. The short term rental tax will begin July 1, 2019. The 2.75% Water Protection Trust […]

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Community Lights Lobster Buoy Tree

Each year, James “Jimmy” Filliman built a tree made of colorful lobster buoys outside his Massasoit Road home. In a tribute to the 38-year-old Filliman, who died in March after a brief illness, community members and friends have joined forces to keep the tradition going. (more) 

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