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  1. Idea of killing sharks or seals gains some support around Cape CodRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 3 | SouthCoastToday.com

    In the wake of bodyboarder Arthur Medici's death after being attacked by a great white shark, County Commissioner Ron Beaty recently renewed his call for a cull of white sharks, requesting the formation of a task force to “fully and completely address the Cape Cod shark problem.” Last year, Beaty called for the use of drum lines - baited hooks attached to large buoys - to catch and kill great white sharks that approach beaches. At that time, you could hardly find a voice in support.

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  2. Body recovered off Cape Cod beach identified as Connecticut manRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2018 | SouthCoastToday.com

    The body recovered at 7:40 a.m. this morning off Ballston Beach in Truro has been identified as Ross A. Williamson, 27, of Bolton, Connecticut, according to a statement by the Cape and Islands District Attorney's Office. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has accepted jurisdiction of the case, and there is nothing at this time to suggest the cause of death was anything other than accidental, according to a the DA's statement.

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  3. Town holding shark forum after first fatal attack in decadesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2018 | SouthCoastToday.com

    The Massachusetts town where a man was fatally attacked by a shark this month is holding a public meeting to consider how the community can respond. Officials in Wellfleet on Cape Cod are hosting a forum Thursday evening at a local elementary school.

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  4. Revere boogie boarder killed in Cape Cod shark attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2018 | SouthCoastToday.com

    A 26-year-old Revere man died after he was attacked by what was believed to be a great white shark Saturday afternoon at Newcomb Hollow Beach. Witnesses at the scene told police that Medici and another man were about 30 yards off the beach boogie boarding when the attack occurred, according to a statement from the district attorney's office.

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  5. Police: Man bitten by shark at Wellfleet beach has diedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2018 | SouthCoastToday.com

    Wellfleet police Lt. Michael Hurley confirmed at 2:25 p.m. that the shark attack victim died of injuries at Cape Cod Hospital.

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  6. Police: Man dies after shark attack off Cape CodRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2018 | SouthCoastToday.com

    Wellfleet Police Lt. Michael Hurley tells The Associated Press a man in his mid-20s succumbed to his injuries following the attack in the waters off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet at around noon Saturday.

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  7. Cape victim says he punched shark in gills to escapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | SouthCoastToday.com

    The man bitten by a shark off Cape Cod this month said on Tuesday he escaped by punching the powerful predator in the gills after it clamped down on his leg. In his first interview since the Aug. 15 attack , William Lytton said he'd been swimming in about "8 to 10 feet" of water off Truro, when he felt an incredible pain shoot through his left leg and quickly realized he was being attacked by a shark.

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  8. Truro Beach closed to swimming indefinitely after shark attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2018 | SouthCoastToday.com

    As doctors upgraded the status of a Scarsdale, New York, man bitten by a shark last Wednesday at Long Nook Beach, Truro officials have closed the beach indefinitely to swimming. On Saturday, about 2½ miles north of Long Nook Beach, swimming was banned by lifeguards at Head of the Meadow Beach after a great white shark was spotted 30 yards offshore, according to the Sharktivity app.

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  9. Cape Cod town considers limiting the size of homes built thereRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2018 | SouthCoastToday.com

    Ten years after the town issued a building permit for the Kline house in South Truro - which has become a symbol of a trophy home and a lighting rod for controversy - the Planning Board is proposing a bylaw to limit oversized residences. “Is the sky the limit?” asked Charles Steinman, a member of One Truro, a citizens group advocating for construction size limits for dwellings to preserve the town's rural character and keep property affordable for year-round residents.

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  10. Our View: Westport cannabis farming plan deserves considerationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | SouthCoastToday.com

    The pitch? That small-scale farmers in Westport band together in an agricultural cooperative to grow recreational marijuana and sell it to state-approved, out-of-town buyers. Andrade and her husband Nathan run the chemical-free Healthy Futures Farm, growing a mix of vegetables and herbs on 5½ acres off American Legion Highway.

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  11. NY man in serious condition after shark biteRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | SouthCoastToday.com

    Officials have identified a Scarsdale, New York, man as the swimmer who was bitten by a shark Wednesday afternoon south of Long Nook Beach. William Lytton, 61, was taken with traumatic injuries to his left leg and hip by a medical helicopter to Tufts Medical Center in Boston, according to Cape Cod National Seashore Chief Ranger Leslie Reynolds.

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  12. Horseneck Beach evacuated after shark sightingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | SouthCoastToday.com

    A shark was sighted in Westport near Horseneck Beach and Gooseberry Island, according to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. On Tuesday, an unconfirmed report of a shark also closed Ballston Beach, in Truro.

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  13. 'Our living and our dead matter'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2018 | SouthCoastToday.com

    A patient's odd blood count, his lingering cough and a chest X-ray led physician Brian O'Malley in 1981 to recognize a newly described immunodeficiency syndrome in gay men. It was a diagnosis that O'Malley said profoundly changed him and the town.

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  14. Cape and Islands businesses feel visa crunchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2018 | SouthCoastToday.com

    U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Mass., wants the nation's top immigration official to see firsthand the hardship a lack of foreign workers is having on the Cape and Islands' seasonal businesses. On Thursday, Keating sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, inviting her to visit the region and meet with small business owners affected by the Trump administration's policy of limiting H-2B visas.

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  15. Challenge to ICE agreements faces uphill fightRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2018 | SouthCoastToday.com

    The Massachusetts state Senate passed a condensed version of the Safe Communities Act as a budget amendment this week, potentially nullifying an agreement the Bristol County Sheriff's Office has with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The amendment, proposed by state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, calls for ending 287 agreements between local sheriffs and ICE; prohibiting local police from inquiring about immigration status; ensuring immigrants in police custody are informed of their legal rights; and eliminating state participation in any type of registry based on race, religion, citizenship or other protected characteristics.

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  16. Why wasn't Sgt. Gannon's shooter already in jail? Cape legislators want to knowRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2018 | SouthCoastToday.com

    The Cape and Islands legislative delegation wants to know why Thomas Latanowich, the career criminal charged with killing Yarmouth police Sgt. Sean Gannon, was not behind bars at the time of the fatal shooting April 12. The region's eight state senators and representatives are pushing for an oversight hearing to be convened on Beacon Hill to scrutinize and identify lapses in the state's criminal justice system that allowed Latanowich to avoid prison time “through a combination of not-guilty findings by judges, failure of key witnesses to testify and outright dismissal of charges,” according to a letter sent Monday afternoon.

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  17. Sen. Warren touts opioid bill at Cape forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2018 | SouthCoastToday.com

    A bill in Congress - modeled on federal funding for the HIV and AIDS epidemic three decades ago - proposes to spend $100 billion over 10 years to radically alter the path of the opioid crisis - with at least $2.7 million a year for Cape Cod. “We are losing people every single day,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., co-sponsor of the bill introduced Thursday, told the more than 200 people gathered Saturday at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School.

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  18. Remembering Anita Shreve: A Voice of Southern New EnglandRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2018 | SouthCoastToday.com

    This was the late '90s, just before the dawning of true YA. And, finally done with the Baby-Sitters Club books that had sustained me since 4th grade, I found a new world in adult fiction.

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  19. New Bedford unemployment rate improves in FebruaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2018 | SouthCoastToday.com

    NEW BEDFORD – Unemployment in the city improved in February at 7.8 percent, about twice the state average, according to figures released Tuesday by the state Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The city had a labor force of 48,010 in February, up from 47,471 in January.

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  20. Senate advances health care overhaul, single-payer studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | SouthCoastToday.com

    The Massachusetts Senate approved a wide-ranging health care reform bill late Thursday that includes a call for the state to study how much a single-payer insurance system would cost. Final passage came on a 33-6 vote shortly before midnight after two days of debate and dozens of amendments.

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