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Past articles by Tanner:

Planning Board delays discussion of 150-foot cell tower for southern Mashpee

MASHPEE — The Planning Board has postponed consideration of a controversial cell tower until early October.Proposed by Blue Sky Towers II LLC, the cell tower is slated for 101 Red Brook Road, which is town-owned land and the site of the town's Fire Rescue Station No. 2.The application for a special permit is the second Blue Sky Towers has put before the board. The first they withdrew following… → Read More

Sandwich voters face $20 million request for 'active living' facility, library renovations

SANDWICH — Sandwich residents got a peek Thursday at town plans for a new active living center, as well as a look at library renovations. → Read More

Annual tribe event promotes boxing as recovery tool

MASHPEE — The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is gearing up to host a charity boxing exhibition Aug. 31 aimed at raising awareness about addiction.The → Read More

Mashpee Wampanoag leader silent on possible competitor in Wareham

When Mass Gaming & Entertainment asked state gambling regulators last summer if they would reconsider awarding the company a license to build a casino → Read More

Oyster theft puts damper on Sandwich aquaculture efforts

SANDWICH — More than 4,000 immature oysters were stolen from Mill Creek near the Sandwich Boardwalk, according to David DeConto, the town's natural resources director.Officials discovered the missing batch on Aug. 9 when they went to check the floating cages containing the oysters in the aquaculture farm in the creek. The town has been cultivating the shellfish, which take between two and three… → Read More

Election date set for Sept. 15 to unseat Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe top officers

MASHPEE — A recall election to unseat the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s chief executive and financial officers has a date.The election to replace Tribal Council Chairman Cedric Cromwell or Treasurer Gordon Harris is scheduled for Sept. 15, according to a notice on the tribe’s website. The posting does not cite Cromwell or Harris by name.Tribe members have attempted to expel Cromwell, Vice Chair… → Read More

Wampanoag tribe ready to bring affordable housing to its members

MASHPEE — Where there once was just forest off Meetinghouse Road, there are now foundations of soon-to-be-built homes that will provide sorely → Read More

Falmouth firefighter admits to OUI in crash with cruiser

EAST FALMOUTH — A Falmouth firefighter admitted to sufficient facts Friday in Falmouth District Court to a charge he was driving under the → Read More

Whale washes ashore at Eastham beach

EASTHAM — Eastham police are assisting the International Fund for Animal Welfare in removing a deceased whale that washed ashore on Campground Beach on Thursday morning, according to an Eastham police dispatcher. The call about the whale came in at 9:21 a.m., the dispatcher said. IFAW spokeswoman Melanie Mahoney said the whale is likely a minke. She said rescuers are working to get more details.… → Read More

Selectmen on board with Mashpee Commons agreement

Selectmen vote to work with Cape Cod Commission, Planning Board. → Read More

Recreational pot dispensary nears finish line in Mashpee

MASHPEE — All appears on course for the opening of a recreational marijuana dispensary in Mashpee. The Mashpee Zoning Board of Appeals on July 24 approved a special permit modification request to allow Triple M, which presently operates a medical dispensary, to open a “combined medical-adult use” facility at 41 Echo Road. Adult use refers to the sale of marijuana for recreational purposes. The… → Read More

Firefighters extinguish two fires at Wequaquet Lake boat ramp

CENTERVILLE — Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills firefighters responded to a fire involving two boats in Wequaquet Lake just before noon Thursday, department officials said. The fire began on a 19-foot Sea Ray, which drifted into a pontoon boat moored nearby, according to a statement from the Fire Department. The pontoon boat then caught fire, and the Sea Ray drifted away from the mooring… → Read More

COMM firefighters respond to Wequaquet Lake boat blaze

Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills firefighters responded to a boat fire involving two vessels in Wequaquet Lake just before noon Thursday, department → Read More

3 charged in counterfeit check scheme on Cape Cod

YARMOUTH — Three men pleaded not guilty Monday in Barnstable District Court in connection with a $70,000 check fraud scheme, according to court → Read More

Storm sheds light on cell-reception issues in Popponesset, New Seabury

MASHPEE — Greg McKelvey was on his way to his home in Popponesset on Tuesday when he was caught in the lashing rain and sudden wind that → Read More

Body found in Bourne motel

Officials discovered the body of a 63-year-old man in the Scenic View Motel on Scenic Highway Sunday, according to Bourne Police Lieutenant Brandon M. Esip. → Read More

Source: Mashpee Wampanoag end contract with former congressman

MASHPEE — The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is no longer paying The Delahunt Group LLC, but the longtime lobbyist will continue working for the tribe on a pro-bono basis, according to sources.The Delahunt Group, which is led by former Cape and Islands congressman Bill Delahunt, D-Quincy, filed a termination report on July 3 as a lobbying disclosure. The group received $30,000 during the first quarter… → Read More

Lightning strikes condominium in Bourne

BOURNE — Emergency personnel responded to a lightning strike to a condominium in Bourne on Wednesday night, according to Deputy Fire Chief → Read More

Sandwich restaurant owner objects to beach parking changes

SANDWICH — Changes to the parking rules at First Beach adjacent to the Drunken Seal has sparked animosity between the restaurant owner and the town.“I do not appreciate ... this board’s decision and its impact on my family’s well-being,” Christopher Wilson, owner of the Drunken Seal, said at the June 27 meeting of the Board of Selectmen.Most of the town-owned lot, located to the left of the… → Read More

West Yarmouth surgeon touts alternatives to opioids

WEST YARMOUTH — Dr. Peter Bentivegna, a local hand surgeon, believes a solution to the opioid crisis could begin in his office and involve his → Read More