K. C. Myers, Cape Cod Times

K. C. Myers

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Barnstable, MA, United States

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Past articles by K.:

Overdose calls rise; deaths drop on Cape and Islands

Although the number of overdose calls to emergency responders in 2017 has risen overall on the Cape and Islands, the number of overdose deaths has declined. The state police assigned to Cape and Islands District Attorney's office recorded 59 unattended deaths last year, and, when combined with deaths at hospitals and medical facilities, is likely to increase slightly. Last year's unattended… → Read More

Eastham man charged in pellet gun shooting

EASTHAM — A SWAT team coaxed a man out of his apartment Tuesday evening after he was accused of shooting and hitting someone with a pellet gun at the Town Crier Motel. Stanley Cannon, 35, of Eastham, refused to open the door for the Eastham police when they went to talk to him at his apartment at the motel about the alleged assault earlier that night.Because of Cannon's criminal record, Eastham… → Read More

Harwich man to serve year in jail for stealing Dennis police cruiser

ORLEANS — A Harwich man charged with stealing a police cruiser from a Cumberland Farms parking lot in South Dennis was found guilty Monday in Orleans District Court of motor vehicle theft. Joseph Burns, 27, drove the cruiser into Harwich, where he intentionally crashed it into a small woodpile, a fence and a lawn mower on the side of the road, according to court records.Burns was sentenced to 18… → Read More

Retiring Brewster chief always mindful of power of police

Richard Koch focused on doing the right thing, friends and family say. → Read More

Provincetown principal leaving for job in North Carolina

PROVINCETOWN — Kim Pike, the principal of the Provincetown Schools for eight years, who oversaw the closing of the high school and instituted the International Baccalaureate program, is starting a new job Monday.Pike is driving to her second home in North Carolina and will begin work as curriculum director of a charter school in the state. She declined to name the school. Provincetown… → Read More

Hot homes, cool reception for tiny homes

Despite state and local roadblocks, the popularity of tiny homes continues, such as for a Provincetown homeowner who is restricted by building codes. → Read More

Former Provincetown time-share manager denies larceny charge

Donna Zoppi allegedly embezzled more than $1.8M from Harbor Hill resort. → Read More

CVS prevails in bid for Provincetown site

PROVINCETOWN — Opponents of a planned CVS on Bradford Street warned members of the Zoning Board of Appeals in June that the pharmacy chain would destroy the soul of the town.The largest pharmacy company in the nation will be “hated, despised and boycotted,” said Raymond Rigoglioso, one of dozens who spoke to the board or wrote letters about the proposal.Burger King, he warned, would be next.But,… → Read More

'Overwhelming' floods stress Provincetown

PROVINCETOWN — One of the oldest churches in town took a two-way hit from floodwater that ran like a river down Commercial and Bradford streets during Thursday’s nor'easter.Fish were seen swimming in the crawl space below the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House a few hours after Thursday's high tide, said the Rev. Kate Wilkinson of the Meeting House.At least 6 inches of water sat in the… → Read More

Cape bars cited for overserving

CHATHAM — There's a popular bumper sticker in town that reads: Chatham is a quaint drinking village with a fishing problem.There's some evidence that may be true.Eleven people convicted of drunken driving on Cape Cod between January 2016 and August of 2017 named the Chatham Squire as their "place of last drink," according to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.The Main Street bar… → Read More

Dangerous new opioid compound found on Cape

MARSTONS MILLS — A man who overdosed in his mother’s basement bedroom on Dec. 27 was allegedly found with 92 grams of a rarely seen opioid compound known as U-47700.Bret Carreiro, 28, of Wheeler Road, also allegedly had 220 grams of fentanyl, an opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.Although fentanyl is more common now than heroin in the… → Read More

Marstons Mills man faces drug charges after overdose

BARNSTABLE — A Marstons Mills man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Barnstable District Court to a charge of possession with intent to distribute a class B substance after police found him overdosing next to bags containing two extremely potent opioid compounds.Bret W. Carreiro, 28, of 26 Wheeler Road, overdosed Dec. 27. His mother called police when she found him slumped over a bed in the basement… → Read More

Cape Cod welcomes first baby of 2018

HYANNIS — The first baby of 2018 arrived at 4:32 p.m. Monday at Cape Cod Hospital.Jhulie Griti-Barroso, who weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce, was not expected until Wednesday, when her mom, Ozeneide Griti, of Dennis, had scheduled a Caesarean section delivery. But at 11:30 a.m. Monday, little Jhulie began to make it known through strong contractions that she would be coming early."It was a lot of pain,"… → Read More

Yarmouth offices reopen after burst pipe

SOUTH YARMOUTH — Yarmouth Town Hall will open Tuesday despite a burst pipe that flooded the municipal building on Saturday night.The Community Development Department and a meeting room in the basement will remain closed to the public because that’s where the water damage remains the worst, Assistant Town Administrator Christopher Dwelley said. But the rest of the building is drying out and ready… → Read More

School open at D-Y High School, despite 'fake news'

YARMOUTH — Administrators scrambled to dispel a case of "fake news" Monday after Boston 25 News and other stations reported that Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School would be closed one day this week."I really don't know how this happened," Dennis-Yarmouth schools Superintendent Carol Woodbury said.Woodbury said she has contacted police to investigate who may have given the television station or… → Read More

2 Hyannis bars charged with overserving

Duck Inn Pub and emBargo face state hearings. → Read More

State to give $4.5M to boost affordable housing stock on Cape

Eastham and Yarmouth developments will 'fill a void' in the community. → Read More

New coalition aims to attack Cape's alcohol problems

BARNSTABLE — A local investigator for the Alcohol Beverage and Control Commission has formed the Cape Cod Alcohol Coalition in the hopes addressing problems caused by the most deadly drug in the country.Even in the midst of a tragic opioid epidemic, booze still kills more people every year than all other drugs combined, said Jamie Binienda, an investigator with the Alcohol Beverage and Control… → Read More

Former Provincetown time-share manager indicted

Donna Zoppi allegedly stole $1.8M from now-bankrupt complex. → Read More

A pop-up Christmas in Provincetown

PROVINCETOWN — Pine bows and the smell of sausage wafting through the air, children skating on a mini ice rink, bonfires warming toes and holiday lights twinkling overhead.Christmas in the Alps?No. It's the Canteen Holiday Market just off Commercial Street, where 25 retail vendors offer a deep selection of hot drinks and soups, Japanese pastries, homemade pretzels and vintage holiday antiques… → Read More