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Surveillance Cameras Going Forward, Despite State Law Limiting Surveillance

A judge is refusing to issue a preliminary injunction that would block installation of three police surveillance cameras in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire, but is allowing a lawsuit challenging the cameras to go forward. The cameras are designed to provide a live feed to police of areas of Elm Street, which is the major street......

Mother of Boy Sues School District Over Parking-Lot Encounter Suspension

The mother of a boy who engaged in a sexual encounter in the parking lot of a public high school is suing the school district for suspending her son. The girl involved told school officials she was sexually assaulted after telling the boy to stop. The boy said the encounter was consensual. The district attorney’s......

Rainbow Flag Artifact Arrives in Provincetown With LGBTQIAPK-Oriented Cruise Ship

A cruise ship marketed to homosexuals arrived at Provincetown Harbor on the northern tip of Cape Cod bearing sections of a rainbow flag that the late designer made for the 25th anniversary of the original flag. Gilbert Baker (1951-2017) designed the first rainbow flag in San Francisco in 1978. It had eight colors, but two......

Border Patrol Seizes Drugs, Cash in Abandoned Vehicle Near Checkpoint in Maine

U.S. Border Patrol agents found 146 grams of methamphetamine, about 90 grams of an unidentified white powder, and $29,000 in cash in a Ford Mustang abandoned by the side of the highway near an immigration checkpoint in Sherman, Maine, the Border Patrol said. The Border Patrol seized the drugs, cash, and vehicle on Monday, August......

Time To Start Using Shark-Friendly Language, Environmentalist Says

“Shark attacks,” “shark-infested waters,” shark “invasion,” and shark “infiltration” should all be jettisoned as terms to describe huge increases in sharks off the coast of Cape Cod, a pro-shark environmentalist says. “Sharks are in desperate need of conservation and protection …” but instead have been subject to “decades of irrational fearmongering,” writes Reginald Walden in......

Draft-Kennedy Movement Pushing Joe III To Take On Ed Markey for U.S. Senate

A movement to draft U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III to run for Ed Markey’s U.S. Senate seat has put together a web site and Facebook page. Kennedy (D-Newton) so far says he’s running in 2020 for re-election to the Fourth Congressional District, not for Markey’s seat. The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro reported this week......

Stately Worcester Church To Be Demolished

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, a stately 90-year-old Romanesque church with an Italianate tower in Worcester, will be demolished sometime between Friday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 14, the pastor said. The church, built in 1929, stands next to Route I-290, which church officials say has contributed to its deterioration. The Roman Catholic Diocese......

Old Environmentalism vs. New Environmentalism:  Vernal Pool Defeating Solar Panels

The discovery of a vernal pool on a piece of land where school officials want to build solar panels is stymieing the project. Vernal pools, also known as spring pools, are shallow depressions in the ground that typically have water for only a portion of the year. They can be a breeding ground for salamanders......

Secrecy Abounds in Government Officials’ Shark Meetings on Cape Cod

Local, regional, state, and federal government officials afraid that supporters of hunting sharks and seals would dominate the discussion have kept meetings on Cape Cod’s shark problem closed to the public. “The public and the media have been banned from meetings of the regional shark working group composed of town employees, state shark scientists and......

Ballot Question That Would Make It Possible To Stop Public Funding of Abortion in Massachusetts Takes First Step

The chairman of a group seeking to ask voters to end a court requirement that public funds pay for abortions in Massachusetts says he has filed papers to put the measure on the November 2022 general election ballot. Thomas Harvey, chairman of the Massachusetts Alliance To Stop Taxpayer-Funded Abortion, said he filed papers with signatures......

Nantucket Recreational Marijuana Shop To Open – With Special Rules To Get Around Feds

A recreational marijuana store is scheduled to open on Nantucket on Thursday, August 8, now that the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has given approval. The Green Lady Dispensary – a play on the island’s nickname “Grey Lady” – needed special regulations because there is no testing laboratory on the island, which is 28 miles south......