Showing posts with label Cape Cod. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cape Cod. Show all posts

Thursday, June 10, 2021

FM #559 - Don Wilding talks "Shipwrecks of Cape Cod" - 06/01/21 (audio)

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Franklin resident and author Don Wilding. We had our conversation outdoors, on the Town Common, albeit with some traffic and a gentle breeze. We were able to remove the sounds of the one truck that interfered. We had a pleasant talk about Don’s story, living in different parts of the Hockomock League area and now here in Franklin. 


It was exciting to be in person, my second time for a recording this year. We get into Don’s recent book: Shipwrecks of Cape Cod. He is out on a lecture circuit of sorts with a presentation on this book. 


The recording runs about 33 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Don Wilding


Audio file = https://player.captivate.fm/episode/d9d1ec1a-fcbe-4527-9c85-e09fe9d3fb87



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Don Wilding’s page -> https://www.dwcapecod.com/ 


Shipwrecks of Cape Cod -> https://www.dwcapecod.com/books-articles 


Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/donwildingscapecod/ 



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Steve Sherlock (left) Don Wilding (right) on the Town Common
Steve Sherlock (left) Don Wilding (right) on the Town Common

Friday, April 23, 2021

"Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Triumph & Tragedy" - Apr 27

Franklin resident Don Wilding will be presenting a talk on his new book, "Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Triumph & Tragedy" Tuesday night (April 27) at 7 PM. Presented by the Foxborough Historical Society & Foxboro Cable Access.


"Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Triumph & Tragedy" - Apr 27
"Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Triumph & Tragedy" - Apr 27



Sunday, August 23, 2020

In the News: Dean goes remote learning; post-pandemic Cape Cod maybe more unaffordable

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Under normal circumstances, Dean College would be getting ready to welcome students from near and far back to campus 
Not so in the world of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Instead, the campus in downtown Franklin will remain a quiet oasis as the college goes with a fully remote fall semester. 
In a statement posted on the Dean College website, President Paula Rooney noted that a lot of careful consideration was given to how the college would approach a return to classes for the 2020-21 academic year. 
“Throughout this process, the health and well-being of our entire community has been and will continue to be our primary concern,” she stated."
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Dean goes remote learning;
Dean goes remote learning; 

"Cape Cod officials said Thursday that the COVID-19 pandemic and the financial disruption it’s caused for many have shined a spotlight on connections between housing, health care and the economy.

On a call with other members of the Cape’s reopening task force, state Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, said he’s worried that trends in the housing market linked to COVID-19 “will only exacerbate how Cape Cod is so profoundly unaffordable.”

Cyr said housing and the lack of affordable places to live was one of the biggest, most urgent issues facing the Cape and Islands region, where much new housing production caters to second-home buyers, before the pandemic hit.

“Cape Codders of my generation are struggling to make a life here,” Cyr said, adding that the crisis has revealed existing societal inequities to be “gaping fissures.”
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Thursday, July 16, 2020

“I think 2025 is a very aggressive schedule"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"State Department of Transportation officials have laid out the three-stage process it will likely take to start replacing the Bourne and Sagamore bridges, with the goal of starting construction on the same timeline as laid out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 
The multiyear process will include preliminary design, a 25% design and then handing it over to a design and building firm for the construction phase, department officials said in an interview with the Times on Tuesday. 
The department took the lead on replacing the two 85-year-old bridges last week after signing an agreement with the Corps, the owner of the existing bridges, that would hand over ownership of the newly constructed bridges to the state. 
The project was originally going to be done by the Corps, but the state is taking over because Massachusetts transportation officials said it was better suited to build two highway bridges. Replacing the bridges will be the largest construction project on Cape Cod in recent memory, and the state is currently embarking on the preliminary design phase."
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https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200715/massdot-shoots-for-2025-construction-start-on-1b-project-to-replace-bourne-sagamore-bridges?rssfeed=true

The press release announcing the transfer of ownership from the Army Corp of Engineers to Mass DOT  https://www.mass.gov/news/memorandum-of-understanding-reached-between-massdot-and-the-us-army-corps-of-engineers

Further updates can be found on the Mass DOT page
https://www.mass.gov/cape-cod-canal-transportation-study

Further updates can be found on the Mass DOT page
Further updates can be found on the Mass DOT page