Regional News Roundup, December 23-24, 2010

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By: Michael C. Bailey
Published: 12/23/10

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Region Photographs

Pictured or mentioned in regional news photographs in the December 23&24, 2010 issue of the Enterprise include the following: Daniel Wolf, State Senator-elect of the Cape Cod and Islands District; Elizabeth Swanson-Goldberg, departing chairman of the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission; new HRC coordinator Thomas Ryan; Riane Riche and Tara Cronin o fht eALS Family Charitable Foundation team; patient services coordinator Deborah Bell; co-founder Mary Ann Singersen; special projects manager Susan Panos; foundation board member Lenny Ferrara; County Commissioner Sheila Lyons; George Bryant of Provincetown; Commissioner William Doherty; Charlotte Striebel of Yarmouth; Carol Sim of East Dennis, new chief operating officer of Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod; philanthropists Chuck and Doreen Bilezikian; Larry Murphy, vice president of the Nickerson Society; Brooks Thayer, society president and Cape Cod Foundation board member; Judge Henry L. Murphy; and Michael Lauf, newly appointed president and CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare.

Region Stories

Fate Of Wind Turbine DCPC Hinging On Cape Cod Commission, Town Support

Barnstable County officials may already have their first controversial issue of 2011 lined up.

The Falmouth Planning Board has submitted to the Barnstable County Board of County Commissioners a formal request to have the Upper Cape declared a District of Critical Planning Concern (DCPC), a first step toward granting the Cape Cod Commission regulatory authority over land-based wind turbine development.

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Senator-Elect Dan Wolf Talks Wastewater

The Barnstable County Board of County Commissioners had several items on their "wish list" to share with State Senator-elect Daniel A. Wolf, but wastewater issues stole the spotlight.

Named in this article: State Senator-elect Daniel A. Wolf; departing State Senator Robert A. O'Leary (D-Barnstable); Commissioners William Doherty and Sheila R. Lyons; and Andrew Gottlieb, executive director of the Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative.

Massachusetts' Sluggish Growth Leads To Loss Of Congressional Seat

Since 2008, Massachusetts federal lawmakers have been bracing for the loss of a Congressional district.

That fear was confirmed Tuesday, when the US Census Bureau released the results of the 2010 decennial census and the accompanying Congressional apportionment--the breakdown by state of the US House of Representatives' 435 available seats.

County Braces For Possible CLF Lawsuit

Barnstable County is bracing for a possible lawsuit over wastewater.

The Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates last week approved transferring $100,000 out of reserves to stand ready should a lawsuit by the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and Coalition to Protect Buzzards Bay move forward.

Named in this article: John ohman, Dennis's delegate to the assembly and chairman of the standing committee on finances; Ronald J. Bergstrom, Chatham delegate and speaker of the assembly; and Anthony Scalese, Brewster delegate.

Cape Light Compact Announces Rate Decrease

Call it an early Christmas present for Cape Cod homeowners, courtesy of the Cape Light Compact (CLC).

Named in this article: Robert Mahoney, chairman of the Cape Light Compact

Matt Patrick's Farewell Speech
Rep. Patrick Appeals To Colleagues To Heal Wounded Legislature

Matthew C. Patrick (D-Falmouth) unofficially ended his fifth and final term as state representative of the Third Barnstable District last Thursday, delivering his farewell address on the House floor.

Named in this article: outgoing state representative Matthew C. Patrick (D-Falmouth); state representative-elect David T. Vieira (R-Falmouth); aide Peggy Konner; Mr. Patrick's wife Louise, daughter Mia, and son Sam.

New and Familiar Faces Join ALS Foundation For 2011

The ALS Family Charitable Foundation announced two new additions to its team, and welcomed back a familiar face.

Named in this article: Diane Riche, the foundation's new administrative assistant; Lenny Ferrara of Raynham, new member of the board of directors; Anthony Ferrara; the late Janice Ferrara; Tara Cronin of Yarmouth; and Mary Ann (Sciaba) Singersen.

Many Vacancies To Fill On Human Rights Commission

The Barnstable County Human Rights Commission, now in its sixth year, will begin 2011 with new leadership and several vacancies.

Named in this article: Elizabeth Swanson-Goldberg of Forestdale; G. Thomas Ryan of Orleans; Michael Medeiros of South Yarmouth; and HRC Commissioner Paul Houlihan of East Sandwich.

Hospice Names Carol Sim To Lead Clinical Operations

Carol Sim of East Dennis has joined Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod as the organization's new chief operating officer. HPCCC is the region's largest independent, nonprofit hospice provider, founded in 1981. Through its recent expansion, the organization now serves six counties, spanning Provincetown to Boston and Martha's Vineyard.

Business Briefs

Named in this article: Jay Zavala, president of the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce; real estate expert Gregg Wagner of Falmouth; Jody Sastry, speech therapist; and Michael Lauf, president and CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare.

Beacon Hill Roll Call
by Bob Katzen

Weekly Nature Watch
by Mary Richmond

Word Play: Understanding The Written Word
by Arthur Silverstein

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