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What to expect from the Sandwich High hockey team hockey this season
Head coach Jordan Mohre and the Sandwich Blue Knights seek to defend their Division 4 state championship.
Photo Shoot: Holiday rituals bring the season alive
CCT photographer Steve Heaslip bakes his way to happiness to keep up with holiday rituals and recommends we do the same.
Hi folks — Eric Williams from the Cape Cod Times here, the chief dreamer and schemer behind our weekly Curious Cape Cod feature. I roam around the Cape with my trusty Curious Prius, seeking out cool hikes, giant rocks, storm damage and odd nuggets of history. Sometimes I touch on vital issues like when to turn off the outdoor shower and where to get the best beef jerky.
Read the full story:Are you Cape Cod curious? Let us satisfy you with some secrets of the region
Hiking reward: Mysterious trail leads to awesome ocean vista in Truro
TRURO — I was checking out the damage from a sneaky frost that rolled in before dawn. Sure, I should have been crunching weather data the night before, but I got sucked into the "Great British Baking Show" and hypnotized by the eggy goodness of Custard Week.
Read the full story:Hiking reward -- Mysterious trail leads to awesome ocean vista in Truro
Tisquantum, known commonly as Squanto, spoke fluent English after he was kidnapped and taken to Europe. He lived with the Pilgrims.
His is such a seminal backstory to Plimoth Colony that the lack of historical reference to it is conspicuous. While Squanto avoided the Great Dying — an epidemic from 1616 to 1619 that wiped out tens of thousands of Natives from Maine to Cape Cod — his life was nonetheless tragic.
Read the full story:A man without a tribe: The true story of Squanto
At her victory speech at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa Tuesday night, Barnstable County Sheriff-elect Donna Buckley said she had never held her breath longer than while waiting for election results to come in.
Read the full story:Buckley win sets new direction for Barnstable County Sheriff's Office
Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is staffing up
Over the last month, at least eight open positions have been advertised at the state government office that implements and enforces the laws and regulations of both the adult-use and medical marijuana markets. The commission oversees everything from stores, to cultivators, to delivery businesses, as well as equity programs aimed at ensuring industry participation by communities disproportionately harmed by marijuana law enforcement.
Read the full story:Mass. Cannabis Control Commission is staffing up
It's out there: Top 5 odd things in the Cape Cod woods
I can't stay out of the woods. It's been that way since I was a little kid, building forts and searching for giant rocks. Even finding an old beer bottle was a thrill, as I imagined people of yore slugging down suds and perhaps planning to battle werewolves or Bigfoot. Anything was possible out there!
Read the full storyIt's out there --Top 5 odd things in the Cape Cod woods
Provincetown cold case 'Lady of the Dunes' identified
The Provincetown cold case of the "Lady of the Dunes" reaches a milestone with the identification of who she was.
Investigating the paranormal: Ghost hunter shares haunted tales of Cape Cod
BARNSTABLE — Latches lifting, knobs turning, and doors opening and closing by themselves. Footsteps on creaking floors polished smooth from centuries of use. Unseen fingers teasing your hair, tugging at your clothes, brushing the nape of your neck. Misty apparitions drifting across a road, or congealing from the fog on a beach. Shifting patches of darkness within the dark of night, and disembodied voices whispering, calling out, issuing warnings.
Read the full story:Investigating the paranormal: Ghost hunter shares haunted tales of Cape Cod
Check out the Cape's spookiest Halloween decorations, if you dare
As Halloween approaches, Times photographer Ron Schloerb zeroed in on some of his favorite haunts from Falmouth to Provincetown to catch up on the spookiest decorations created by Cape residents. You'll find a photo gallery, of skeletons, ghosts, witches, scary pumpkins and more at capecodtimes.com. Take a look too at the Cape Cod Times roundup of things to do for the Halloween weekend. Have fun out there!
See the full story:Check out the Cape's spookiest Halloween decorations, if you dare
'No one has ever seen one on Cape Cod': Rare bird sighting a sensation for nature fans
A far-from-home bird has been seen on Cape Cod for the first time, and birders are flocking to get a glimpse of it.
🔒 First varsity goal and more: Vote for the Cape Cod H.S. Girls Soccer Player of the Week
Welcome to our latest Cape Cod and Islands High School Girls Soccer Players of the Week Poll. High school sports fans can vote for which girls soccer athletes they think were standouts during the previous week.
🔒 Close-game heroics and more: Vote for the Cape Cod High School Football Player of the Week
Welcome to our latest Cape Cod and Islands high school football Players of the Week Poll! High school sports fans can vote for which football athletes they think were standouts during the previous week.
Saltmarsh sparrows, bobolinks at a 'tipping point.' The status of New England's birds.
A new report cites "immediate science and conservation actions" are required to turn around declines in 70 bird species headed toward extinction.
Read the full story: Are you Cape Cod curious? Let us satisfy you with some secrets of the region
Eric Williams: Curious Cape Cod
I was leafing through the latest issue of "Today's Loofah," the magazine for stylish exfoliators, when a raven landed on the windowsill and ominously asked, "When do you turn off your outdoor shower?"
"Nevermore," I replied. "I'm going to run that puppy all year long. I will rinse and repeat through blizzards and nor'easters. I will shower outside on Christmas Eve and New Year's Day. It's my happy place!"
The raven flew away, cackling something that sounded like "frozen pipes, frozen pipes."
Read the full story: When should you turn off your outdoor shower on Cape Cod? A plumber pipes in
🔒 CJ and André predict the winner of every Week 6 Cape Cod high school football game
In Week 6, we have four Cape vs. Cape matchups. The one that will be the game to watch will be Sandwich (3-2) going on the road to face off against Dennis-Yarmouth (2-3). Another game to be on the lookout for is Barnstable (winners of two in a row) at home against a powerhouse team in Mansfield (three-game win streak).
Read the full story: CJ and André predict the winner of every Week 6 Cape Cod high school football game
Theatergoers have two choices for fall holidays to enjoy with the plays opening this week at Lower Cape theaters. At the Academy Playhouse in Orleans, it's all Halloween with the start of just four performances of the world premiere of local writer Bragan Thomas' "The Vourdalak," based on a long-ago story. And the set turns into the theater's haunted house.
Read the full story: Lower Cape theater premieres-- Family drama, blood-drinkers and a haunted house
We're approaching the business end of the 2022 Cape and Islands League volleyball season. In addition to jockeying for position in the league, teams are also turning their gaze toward the postseason. There have been plenty of stellar teams looking to replicate, or build on, last year's success.
🔒 A new No. 1 sits on the throne: Cape Cod high school football rankings after Week 5
We are halfway through the Cape Cod high school football season. October is the most important month of high school football because it determines who makes the playoffs, the seeding for the MIAA tournament and league titles.
Read the full story: A new No. 1 sits on the throne: Cape Cod high school football rankings after Week 5
🔒 Defensive TDs and more: Vote for the Cape Cod High School Football Player of the Week
High school sports fans can vote for which football athletes they think were standouts during the previous week. The poll will be open from Monday through Sunday. The winners will be announced every Monday along with the new poll.
BREWSTER — Anne Smith-White, 51, calls Linger Longer by the Sea "my happy place." "When I’m trying to go to sleep at night and I‘m worrying about something, that’s always the place that I go to," Smith-White, who lives in Duxbury, said.
Read the full story: 'My happy place.' ... Linger Longer by the Sea in Brewster is for sale
🔒 CJ and André predict the winner of every Week 5 Cape Cod high school football game
This week we have nine games on the schedule, with four games having two Cape teams face off. The game of the week will be on Saturday morning when unbeaten Mashpee travels on the road to take on unbeaten Hull. Another matchup to keep an eye on will be Friday will be D-Y going up against Falmouth.
Read the full story: CJ and André predict the winner of every Week 5 Cape Cod high school football game
WEST FALMOUTH — The second Falmouth wind turbine came crashing down on Wednesday morning. The boom from the crash sounded like thunder.
Dillon Chapman scores winning TD for Monomoy football over SJP II
Monomoy High football team defeats Saint John Paul II with late TD
Antique Dennis home for sale is a fixer upper
This charming South Dennis home, built in 1880, needs a little love, but it is located on a splendid 1.67-acre lot that abuts conservation land.
Climate change and the ocean threaten to unearth centuries-old graves
Rising sea levels may not have impacted them in life, but inhabitants of a New England coastal cemetery were slipping underwater in death.
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