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Travel the road to the upper campgrounds in Nickerson State Park and you may think for a moment that you have been magically transported to the Berkshire Hills or the piney woods of the Carolinas. Nowhere in sight are the sand dunes and salt marshes usually associated with Cape Cod. Instead, you are surrounded by woods that slope down to the banks of eight crystal clear fresh water ponds. Yet, if you walk or bicycle through the woods, you will find no rivers or streams feeding the ponds. These are “kettle ponds,” among more than 300 formed as glaciers retreated from the Cape over 10,000 years ago. Completely dependent on groundwater and precipitation, the water level in the ponds fluctuates from season to season and year to year.

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Parker's River Bridge work ahead of schedule
Friday February 21, 2020
WEST YARMOUTH — Mild weather has allowed the Parker’s River Bridge replacement project to run ahead of schedule.Public works Director Jeff Colby told selectmen that the south side of the new bridge should be completed before Memorial Day. Traffic will then be moved to that section while the north side of the old bridge is torn down and work begins on its replacement.The plan calls for replacing the old bridge with a new 30-foot-wide bridge, which will allow [...]
State seeks to double down on utility pole removals
Friday February 21, 2020
For years, South Yarmouth resident Holly Shaker has seen broken or bent telephone poles — no longer in use and surrounded by litter — standing next to new ones. “I was wondering who’s responsible for replacing the poles and removing the old ones,” she said.Three bills that were sent to the House of Representatives on Feb. 10 would address the double poles and hold utility companies more accountable to following through and removing the [...]
Yarmouth chief outlines challenges as expense requests backed
Friday February 21, 2020
SOUTH YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Police Department responded to 35,000 calls in 2019, Chief Frank Frederickson recently told the selectmen.?Mental health and substance abuse dominate our calls, and they take a lot of effort,? he said. Officers undergo training to help them better handle those calls, he said.The department has seen an increase in white-collar crime, including telephone fraud, Frederickson said, but a drop in the number of burglaries to under 85 in 2019.  [...]
Yarmouth completes purchase of land for conservation
Friday February 21, 2020
YARMOUTH PORT — The town of Yarmouth completed the purchase of two lots totaling just under 6 acres of vacant land at 45 and 55 Starbuck Lane last week with $150,000 in Community Preservation Act funding.Voters approved the expenditure at last spring’s annual town meeting. The residential zoning in the area would have allowed for development. The property is environmentally sensitive, borders town water protection property and serves as a major wildlife corridor. [...]
Dr. Edward Schettino Named ARL's 9th President
Friday February 21, 2020
Deck: Currently ARL's VP of Animal Welfare and Veterinary ServicesTowns: BarnstableBourneBrewsterCentervilleChathamCotuitDennisEasthamFalmouthHarwichHyannisMarstons MillsMartha's VineyardMashpeeNantucketOrleansOstervillePlymouthProvincetownSandwichTruroWarehamWellfleetWoods HoleYarmouthTopic: BusinessHub Category: PetsAuthor: CapeCodToday StaffTeaser: Currently ARL's VP of Animal Welfare and Veterinary ServicesMain Image: Main Image?
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