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Past articles by Taryn:

2 great white sharks spotted close to shore at Head of the Meadow Beach

The AWSC's airplane spotted two great white sharks close to shore at Head of the Meadow Beach at 12:40 p.m. this afternoon. Lifeguards called swimmers to → Read More

5th great white shark tagged off Nauset Beach

Earlier today, the fifth white shark of the season was tagged a quarter mile off Nauset Beach by Dr. Greg Skomol, chief shark scientist for the state Division of Marine Fisheries, working with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. The shark, spotted on the south side of Nauset Beach, measured at 12 feet long. This is the final year of a five-year population study from the AWSC. These high tech… → Read More

The final cut for longtime Hyannis barber

HYANNIS — "Come for the haircut, stay for the banter" should have been the motto for Richard and Son Barber Shop. Loyal customer Bob Terry, 76, would strategically schedule his haircuts. He would get one before leaving for Florida and another as soon as he returned to the Cape, hoping not to get too shaggy in the meantime. His son, Matt Terry, 40, used to drive 2½ hours home from college for a… → Read More

A prideful roar at Big Nick's Ride for the Fallen

For Yarmouth Police Deputy Chief Steven Xiarhos, the sound of motorcycles reminds him of the moments before laying his son, Nicholas, to rest. On Sunday, → Read More

'Original ice cream boat guys' mark 10 years in business on Cape

COTUIT — The sweet sound of an ice cream truck pulling up to the beach is one that prompts children to plead for cash and adults to second-guess their diets. Everyone knows it’s hard to resist. Those who spend sunny days swimming at Sampson’s Island and around the Popponesset Spit or boating in Barnstable Harbor may not hear that catchy jingle, but they have an alternative. Where the truck can’t… → Read More

Video: Great white bites down on fisherman's catch

ORLEANS - Captain Steve Peters has seen his fair share of sharks in over 40 years in the charter business, but they don’t generally hang around long enough to get their picture taken. Thursday morning, one did. In Cape Cod Bay off Orleans, one of Peters’ customers had a striped bass on his line, according to the captain. Hopefully he wasn’t already drooling over his fish dinner because a great… → Read More

Mashpee powwow activities canceled for Friday

Due to continuing rainstorms for the remainder of the day, the Mashpee Wampanoag Powwow is canceled today. The celebration will continue tomorrow and Sunday at 483 Great Neck Road South. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. Read here for more about the powwow. → Read More

Crash temporarily shuts down Rte. 6 in Dennis

DENNIS — A crash on Route 6 east of Exit 9 temporarily shut down the eastbound lane of the highway. The road has since been cleared, according to a state police official. A Dennis fire official said there were no injuries. → Read More

Donna Rex retires after 32 years with the Barnstable Fire Department

BARNSTABLE — “I’ve had a couple of saves." Donna Rex is not a relief pitcher in the MLB talking about the game. She's a firefighter paramedic in Barnstable. “There were people who were in cardiac arrest who we saved and they actually had quality of life afterward." Rex retired earlier this week from the Barnstable Fire Department after a 32-year career, which included two years of maternity… → Read More

'An act of love'

COTUIT — New England coastal towns are known for their Portuguese festivals. But the celebration in Cotuit — just a week before before the popular Provincetown Portuguese Festival — is a more intimate affair.In a sense, it’s a family reunion where everyone gets an invitation.According to tradition, the festival that celebrates the Feast of the Holy Ghost originated as a way to honor the selfless… → Read More