Voters in a Massachusetts town have narrowly rejected a proposal to spend $100,000 on a shark barrier at a beach where children take swimming lessons. The Cape Cod Times reports that Chatham town meeting voters on Tuesday rejected the article 113-112. Selectman Jeffrey Dykens made the proposal. The money would have paid for a feasibility study, and if determined advisable, … [Read more...] about Chatham, Mass. Rejects Spending Money On a Shark Barrier
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Nick Perry Associated Press Published 6:27 AM EST Nov 30, 2018 Wellington, New Zealand – Fifty-one pilot whales died Friday in a mass stranding in New Zealand, less than a week after 145 pilot whales and nine pygmy killer whales perished in two other unrelated strandings. In the latest stranding, up to 90 pilot whales beached themselves late Thursday at Hanson Bay … [Read more...] about 51 whales die in another mass stranding in New Zealand
Foresight News provides a look-ahead to the key events that need to be in your news diary for next week… A decade ago, the world was in the grip of a financial crisis which led to the nationalisation of Northern Rock in the UK and the collapse of Lehman Brothers in the United States.TimelineSeptember 28, 2018News diary 1-7 October: Las Vegas marks mass shooting … [Read more...] about News diary 8-14 October: Royal wedding for Princess Eugenie and Joe Biden to deliver talk at Chatham House
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers have reached a deal on taxing short-term rentals such as those offered through Airbnb. The compromise reached over the weekend by House and Senate negotiators is expected to go before the House and Senate for an up-or-down vote on Monday. It calls for extending the state’s current 5.7 percent hotel tax to most short-term … [Read more...] about Bill Calls For Taxing Airbnb, Other Short-Term Rentals In Mass.
Officials in Chatham, Massachusetts are searching for the owner of a dinghy that was found unmanned Thursday. Boat crews from the United States Coast Guard in Chatham responded to the dinghy after it was reported by a good Samaritan. The 7-to-10-feet boat was found at approximately 5:45 a.m. near Monomoy Island. No missing people have been reported, according to officials. … [Read more...] about Unmanned Boat Found Near Monomoy Island in Chatham, Mass.: USCG