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Feds Won't Evict 95-Year-Old Painter From Seaside Shack

They agree to deal with Salvatore Del Deo giving him 5 more years in longtime Cape Cod home

(Newser) - A 95-year-old painter and his family threatened with eviction from the Provincetown, Massachusetts, dune shack they've helped care for and occupy for nearly eight decades have won a reprieve. A legal team representing the painter worked out an agreement with federal officials that allows Salvatore Del Deo and his...

DA: We Know Who Killed the 'Lady of the Dunes'

Authorities conclude Guy Rockwell Muldavin killed wife Ruth Marie Terry on Cape Cod in 1974

(Newser) - Authorities in Massachusetts on Monday concluded a woman whose mutilated body was discovered on Cape Cod nearly 50 years ago was killed by her husband. The announcement by the Cape and Islands District Attorney Robert Galibois brings to a close one of the state's most famous cold cases, per...

Cape Cod Is Being Ruined by Human Waste
Cape Cod Is Being
Ruined by Human Waste

Cape Cod Is Being Ruined by Human Waste

And by the septic tanks that currently capture it

(Newser) - Cape Cod has been "a cherished destination for generations," writes Christopher Flavelle for the New York Times , and in some ways, that very fact is what's hurting it. Flavelle digs in to the troublesome and odorous situation the Massachusetts locale is experiencing thanks to a ballooning population....

Massachusetts' Oldest Unknown Murder Victim ID'd
'Lady of the Dunes'
Now Has a Name

'Lady of the Dunes' Now Has a Name

Woman brutally murdered on Cape Cod in 1974 identified as Ruth Marie Terry

(Newser) - Massachusetts' oldest unknown murder victim is unknown no longer. The "Lady of the Dunes," found brutally murdered in Provincetown, Cape Cod, on July 26, 1974, has been identified as Ruth Marie Terry , a 37-year-old mother and sister from Tennessee, authorities announced Monday. They said it was the biggest...

Child's Evening Frolic on Cape Cod Beach Ends With Coyote Bite

Luckily, animal didn't have rabies; child said to be recovering from non-life-threatening injuries

(Newser) - A child's visit to a Provincetown beach turned ugly on Wednesday evening. A coyote bit the unidentified youngster at North Herring Cove Beach, part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, around 8:30pm, sending the child to Cape Cod Hospital with what the National Park Service says were non-life-threatening...

Restaurant Takes Day Off After Customers Make Staff Cry
Restaurant Takes Day Off After
Customers Make Staff Cry
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Restaurant Takes Day Off After Customers Make Staff Cry

One patron told a server, 'I hope you get hit by a car'

(Newser) - It’s not news that people sometimes aren’t at their best at a restaurant. But telling a server you hope they get hit by a car is a special level of unkind. That sort of behavior—things that made the staff cry—is why a Massachusetts restaurant shut down...

Man Swallowed Whole by Whale Is Doing Much Better Now

Michael Packard was diving for lobsters when he got gulped down off of Provincetown, Mass.

(Newser) - The Cape Cod Times calls Michael Packard's tale a "truly biblical" story, but for the 56-year-old Massachusetts man, he just considers it an incredibly lucky one. Packard, a lobster diver who's been working out of Provinceton for four decades, tells CBS Boston he was about 45 feet...

They Thought NWS Station Had 10 More Years. Now, Just Days

Cape Cod station abandoned 2 weeks ago due to coastal erosion to be razed later this month

(Newser) - Crashing waves were clearly eroding the land around a National Weather Service station on Massachusetts' Cape Cod. Still, officials thought it would stand for another 10 years at least. That's not the case now. The Chatham station, which has been in use for 50 years, was abandoned on March...

Bones of 'Robin Hood of the Sea' May Be Found
Bones of Legendary
Pirate May Have Been Found
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Bones of Legendary Pirate May Have Been Found

Experts hope to identify the 'Robin Hood of the Sea'

(Newser) - Experts may be close to identifying the remains of a legendary pirate whose treasure-filled ship went down off the coast of Cape Cod 300 years ago. At least six skeletons were pulled recently from the Whydah Gally and are now being examined by the man who in 1984 discovered the...

Cape Cod Island Opens to Public for First Time in Centuries

Sipson Island opens to visitors for first time in 300 years

(Newser) - A Cape Cod island is open to the public for the first time in three centuries. Sipson Island, located in Pleasant Bay off the coast of Orleans, Mass., opened to visitors last month, marking the first time the public has been welcomed to the island since 1711, the Cape Cod ...

Cape Cod Warns About Getting Back in the Water

They say great white sharks are coming close to shore

(Newser) - Cape Cod's beaches and towns may be quieter because of the coronavirus pandemic, but officials are reminding visitors ahead of the July 4th holiday that the famous Massachusetts getaway remains a popular destination for other summertime travelers: great white sharks. Cape Cod National Seashore Chief Ranger Leslie Reynolds warned...

In Massachusetts, a 'Really Exciting' Bald Eagle Nest

It's the first active nest in Cape Cod in more than a century

(Newser) - For the first time in 115 years, a bald eagle nest with eggs has been spotted on Cape Cod. The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife has reported a "dramatic uptick" in active bald eagle nests this spring, with more than 70 seen across the state, reports CNN . Nine...

There's Only One Sure Way to Avoid a Shark Attack

Research for Cape Cod finds no perfect tech solution

(Newser) - A 192-page report commissioned by Cape Cod communities advises that the only foolproof way to avoid being attacked by a shark is to stay on land. Technology can help, but there's no device yet that can protect swimmers, the Woods Hole Group said, and just knowing sharks are in...

Great White Leaves Water to Steal Family's Catch

Shark takes fish off line in Cape Cod Bay

(Newser) - A family fishing in Cape Cod Bay had an up-close and personal encounter with a great white shark that leaped out of the water to snatch a fish they had caught right off the line. Doug Nelson, of Franklin, who caught the leaping shark on video on Saturday, told New...

190 Turtles Freeze to Death
190 Turtles Freeze to Death

190 Turtles Freeze to Death

Two chilling nights killed them off the coast of Cape Cod

(Newser) - Nearly 190 sea turtles died off Cape Cod in a way no one wants to go—slowly freezing to death. The Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary says the turtles were found "incapacitated" along the coast of Massachusetts early Friday, NBC News reports. "A lot of the turtles were found...

Cape Cod Shark Attack Victim Assured Aunt, 'They're Not Going to Bite Me'

'I'm Superman,' Arthur Medici used to tell his aunt

(Newser) - Marisa Medici was always concerned about her nephew, Arthur, when he went boogie boarding in what the Boston Herald describes as the "shark-infested waters" of Cape Cod. "Oh my gosh, that’s where he wanted to be every day. Every day. Always I asked him, 'Don’t...

Shark Sightings, Encounters off Cape Cod Up in 2018

This month brought the first attack on a human since 2012

(Newser) - As another beach season draws to a close on Cape Cod, researchers are trying to figure out what's driving the increase in shark sightings and encounters—including Massachusetts' first attack on a human since 2012. One prominent researcher suggests the presence of younger and smaller great white sharks this...

Cape Cod Shark Attack Victim Explains How He Survived

William Lytton says he punched shark in the gills

(Newser) - The man bitten by a shark off Cape Cod this month said on Tuesday he escaped by punching the powerful predator in the gills after it clamped down on his leg, the AP reports. In his first interview since the Aug. 15 attack, William Lytton said he'd been swimming...

Cape Cod Suffers First Shark Attack in 6 Years

Man suffered wounds to torso, legs

(Newser) - A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human at the popular summer tourist destination since 2012. The victim was a 61-year-old man who suffered puncture wounds to his torso and...

Stephen King's Son Thinks He's Found Murder Victim in Jaws
Stephen King's Son
Thinks He's Found
Murder Victim in Jaws

Stephen King's Son Thinks He's Found Murder Victim in Jaws

'If nothing else, it's a pretty good little ghost story'

(Newser) - "What if the young murder victim no one has ever been able to identify has been seen by hundreds of millions of people in a beloved summer classic?" It's a wild idea, but one Joe Hill just can't shake since seeing Jaws on the big screen in...

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