Plastic forum will precede bottle ban revival in Cape Cod towns

Madhavi Venkatesan would disagree with the one-word whispered advice Dustin Hoffman’s character received at a party in the film “The Graduate.” “Plastics” is not the future. “Sometimes we make mistakes and this product is a mistake,” she said.  “Recycling will not be a solution to this problem. Elimination will be. The productsContinue Reading

Eastern Cape preschool affected by toxic environment

Pupils at Sozama preschool in KwaNobuhle township in the Eastern Cape are forced to use over-full classrooms, endure terrible smells from a nearby dumping site and often witness violence.   The preschool’s classrooms are in a hall partitioned into two rooms. A nursery is used for children under three and theContinue Reading

Susan Henderson heads out with her dog Napi for their morning walk Thursday at the Nauset Village Green affordable housing development in North Eastham, where she has lived for a year. The town had resisted such large-scale housing projects, and it took 18 years from the land purchase to completion of the 65 units of rental apartments.

HARWICH — Earlier this month, the Board of Selectmen balked at a property owners’ request to join them in what is known as a “friendly” Chapter 40B affordable housing application to the state, known as a Local Initiative Program. Under that program, developers and communities indicated they will work cooperatively, withContinue Reading