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  1. To fight climate change, environmentalists say yes to nuclear powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 |

    A van used as mobile headquarters by the Clamshell Alliance, an anti-nuclear organization, to protest the Seabrook, N.H., nuclear plant at the plant's construction site, on April 28, 1977. But here's one that's the real deal: On Thursday, the venerable Cambridge-based Union of Concerned Scientists issued a report on nuclear power endorsing measures to keep financially struggling nuclear power plants alive to combat climate change.


  2. These crabs may not be friends, but they can be foodRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 |

    Fishermen, restaurateurs, and marine biologists from Maine to Cape Cod are working to turn lemons into lemonade - or, more precisely, pests into food. Since arriving in New England from Europe 200 years ago, green crabs have destroyed salt marshes by burrowing and eroding their root systems and become voracious predators of soft-shell clams.


  3. Man dies Friday night after being shot by police in BrocktonRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 21 |

    A man who was shot by police in Brockton on Friday afternoon died that night, the Plymouth district attorney's office said Sunday. Christopher Calabro, 25, was shot after he brandished a knife at officers near 209 Court St. at about 12:19 p.m., the Plymouth district attorney's office said in a statement.


  4. SWAT team, Plymouth police responding to report of man barricaded in homeRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2018 |

    Police and a SWAT team were extracting a man who barricaded himself in a house in Plymouth on Friday night, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an intoxicated man on 17 Pembroke Rd. around 5:45 p.m. Shortly after 9:30 p.m., police and a Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council SWAT team had a perimeter around the house, police Captain John Rodgers.


  5. Fishing regulators approve measures to conserve Atlantic herringRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2018 |

    The New England Fishery Management Council approved a rule that "establishes a long-term policy that will guide the council in setting catch limits into the future" at a meeting in Plymouth. Such an option will result in more herring being left in the water "to serve as forage and be part of the overall ecosystem," according to the council.


  6. The herring population is plunging, and other fish sufferRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2018 |

    The small, silver fish that teem in large schools in the waters off New England are vital to the marine ecosystem, providing a crucial source of food to many of the region's iconic species, including cod, striped bass, humpback whales, and seabirds such as puffins. But recent surveys have found that the Atlantic herring population in the Gulf of Maine is at risk of collapse, with so few being born that federal officials have slashed fishing quotas and are now considering even more draconian steps to reduce the catch.


  7. Boston fire district chief arrested on OUI charge in WarehamRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2018 |

    A district chief with the Boston Fire Department was arrested over the weekend for allegedly driving drunk at a Wareham community event, authorities said. "The Boston Fire Department is aware of the allegations facing Chief Mark Buchanan," Commissioner Joseph Finn said in a statement.


  8. Bird sightings across the regionRead the original story

    Sep 1, 2018 |

    There were many out-of-season sightings of red crossbills last week, including three at the Middlesex School in Concord and two at the Mass Audubon's Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon. There were also groups of four spotted at other locations in Sharon.


  9. Man who survived Hanson plane crash is paralyzedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2018 |

    A man who survived the crash of a small plane that killed his brother, the pilot of the aircraft, is paralyzed and may never walk again, according to a spokesman for the men's family. "He's going to be paralyzed from the waist down for life, and he's still got a lot of internal injuries, a spinal injury, too many broken things to list," said Adam Proulx, the family spokesman.


  10. A reminder from Provincetown: Pilgrims stopped here firstRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 |

    With preparations under way to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing, Provincetown wants everyone to remember: We were first. While the town of Plymouth gets most of the attention, it's important to note that the Pilgrims first touched American soil at the tip of Cape Cod, in Provincetown.


  11. Swansea man charged with ordering ketamine from Africa to Carver group homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 |

    A Swansea man was arraigned Thursday on a drug-dealing charge in connection with ordering shipments of ketamine from Africa to his home and the Carver adult group home where he works, according to the Plymouth district attorney's office. James W. Carey, 39, was charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute ketamine at his arraignment in Wareham District Court.


  12. Shark sightings force swimmers out of the water in Plymouth, Cape CodRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2018 |

    Swimmers at Plymouth and Wellfleet beaches looking to catch a break from the oppressive heat were forced out of the water Monday afternoon after sharks were spotted lurking nearby. Plymouth beaches were closed after a great white shark was seen off Manomet Point.


  13. On the Cape, tourists and locals take sharks in strideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2018 |

    A purple flag emblazoned with a white shark flies at Nauset Beach year-round, indicating the presence of dangerous marine life. Safety signs reading "Be Shark Smart" welcome visitors entering the Orleans waterfront.


  14. bird sightingsRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2018 |

    Last week's highlight was a brown pelican at Eel Point on Nantucket, which also hosted a yellow-crowned night-heron. A continuing snowy owl was also spotted at various locations on the island, a rarity this late in the summer.


  15. Cape Ann artisans open their studiosRead the original story

    May 27, 2018 |

    Nothing like enjoying a day at the beach - and taking in some art as well. The Cape Ann Artisans 35th Open Studio Tour will showcase the work of nearly two dozen artists in Rockport and Gloucester this weekend.


  16. Bird sightingsRead the original story

    May 26, 2018 |

    As the spring migration winds down, many birds will be heading north for the Boreal Forest, but breeding birds are settling into their summer in the Commonwealth. Plum Island: At Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, sightings included 80 long-tailed ducks, all three species of scoters, a yellow-bellied flycatcher, three mourning warblers, six bay-breasted warblers, one late palm warbler, and 13 Wilson's warblers.


  17. Wareham man indicted on charges that he left woman for dead in house he set on fireRead the original story

    May 25, 2018 |

    A grand jury has indicted a 40-year-old Wareham man on charges he knocked a woman unconscious and left her for dead in a house he set fire to, according to the Plymouth district attorney's office. Mondel Johnson is facing two counts of armed assault with the intent to murder, arson of a dwelling, two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, and malicious damage to property.


  18. Lawyer charged with smuggling drugs into Plymouth jail for inmateRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 |

    A lawyer allegedly used her attorney privileges to smuggle Suboxone into the Plymouth County House of Correction last week for an inmate, officials said Thursday. Elana Gordon, 42, will appear in Plymouth District Court for arraignment Thursday on various drug charges, District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz's office said in a statement.


  19. Forecasters issue advisory on dense fog along coastRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 |

    Dense fog conditions are expected to persist until 9 a.m. across Eastern Massachusetts along with Cape Cod and the Islands, the National Weather Service said Tuesday. The service issued a "dense fog advisory" that will remain in effect until 9 a.m. Tuesday for portions of Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth and Bristol counties as well as Cape Cod and the Islands.


  20. Man who allegedly shot at police will be arraigned in his hospital bedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 |

    The man police shot in Plymouth Thursday night after he allegedly fired at them will be arraigned in his hospital bed Friday afternoon on a slew of criminal charges, authorities said. Michael Walsh, 36, is to be arraigned at 2 p.m. at Massachusetts General Hospital, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz's office said.


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