On the Lowdown – Ron Beaty, Tea Party/Republican Candidate for State Senate – Oct 14 and 18

With Election Day fast approaching we’ve been focusing our attention on two closely watched regional races. One is the race for Commissioner of Barnstable County, whose current administration is currently  under government investigations regarding financial mismanagement. The other is the contest for the Cape and Islands senate Seat held by two-term incumbent Democrat Dan Wolf, among the most liberal-thinking candidates currently […]

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On the Lowdown – The Barnstable County Commissioner’s Race – Oct 7 and 11

Most county governments in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts were abolished decades ago but among the few remaining, Barnstable is considered one of the strongest. Barnstable County has changed radically in the past few decades, in its population, its services, and its budget, which now totals $28.5 million dollars. County programs encompass environmental, health, safety, conservation, recycling, […]

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On the Lowdown – Architect Peter Chermayeff, the World’s Foremost Designer of Aquariums – Sept 30 and Oct 4

In the past few years there’s been a passionate wellspring of interest in the Cape Cod Modernist Houses of Truro and Wellfleet, an interest that included not only the innovative structures and the group of architects and designers who built them but the free-spirited, nature-respecting community they created. So far, though, there hasn’t been much […]

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On the Lowdown – Police Militarization – Is it a smokescreen for what’s really happening? – Sept 16 and 20

In August, 2014, an 18-year-old African American male was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, sparking a wave of protests and acts of vandalism. The police response, which included armored vehicles and sniper rifles pointed at demonstrators, called world-wide attention, not only to the racial imbalance of many police departments but […]

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