Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The NRC and plant officials say Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is safe after a small fire started Monday morning.
Plant personnel are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out Monday morning during start-up at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, causing the plant to go offline again. The fire started in an auxiliary oil pump motor in the Turbine Building Lubricating Oil Room at 3:53 a.m., Monday, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Plymouth firefighters responded to the fire, but plant workers were able to extinguish it using dry chemical extinguishers before firefighters arrived. There were no injuries to plant or offsite personnel and no threat to public health or safety, according to Entergy spokesman Carol Wightman. The NRC says the plant is in a safe condition and plant personnel are investigating the cause. The plant will be …
Donating money to organizations that help victims is quick and easy.
Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone from the Plymouth area who was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sacred Heart High School graduation takes place Friday, May 24.
Sacred Heart High School Class of 2013 will graduate 52 seniors Friday, including 19 from Plymouth. Graduation takes place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the high school in Kingston. Awards and winners Share your graduate's success on Plymouth Patch by posting an announcement.
Tricia Delph is deaf, but it doesn't stop her from succeeding.
Tricia Delph, 16, studies CAD/CAM, or computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing at Bristol-Plymouth Technical High School. Although she's deaf and uses sign language to communitcate, she's fully mainstreamed in classes, and uses an interpreter to talk with her teachers. "She's very creative and excels at math," Tricia's mom, Patty Delph, said. Patty acted as interpreter for her daughter during a recent interview with Plymouth Patch. It was Tricia's creative and mathematical talents that convinced her READS teacher Laurie Achin to recommend Tricia apply to a science fair dedicated to deaf and hard of hearing students. More than 1,000 middle and high school students from across the country apply to attend the RIT National …
Patch wants to see your favorite Plymouth teams in action.
Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around Plymouth and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community. Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on Plymouth Patch. News about any team – from youth t-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more – it’s all welcome. Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring:
This Memorial Day, Emeritus will deliver care packages to local senior veterans as part of its "Heroes Emeritus" to honor them for their service.
1. Plymouth's Run for 1 to support Boston's One Fund, takes place at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 25 starting at Pilgrim Memorial Park on the waterfront. The entry is fee is $25 per person or register a team for $100. Participants are encouraged to donate more. 2. Sending care packages to troops overseas is a time-honored tradition. This Memorial Day, Emeritus is continuing the tradition by announcing “Heroes Emeritus” – an initiative to deliver care packages to local senior veterans and veterans' families and to honor them for their service. The care packages will consist of nightlights, first aid kits, medication management containers, water bottles, nutritious snacks and other items to help ensure our local heroes are safe in their homes. …
Former high school teacher Pat Conaway sees real hope in the young people who help him clean the area's trails, waterways and roadways.
Pat Conaway admits he is "kind of a nut" about the environment, so when he retired from teaching in 2008, it didn't take long for him to find a number of productive ways to spend his time. "I wanted to get people fired up about the environment, to try to encourage citizens to get involved locally," said Conaway, founder of Big Hearts, Little Feet. A nearly constant presence on area roadways, trails and waterways, Conaway can be found leading groups of volunteers, including many students, to pick up trash, improve trails and remove invasive species. From beer cans to soda and coffee cups, trash tossed by the roadside washes into local rivers and, if left alone, eventually finds its way to the ocean, where scientists have found plastic …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Starting July 1, all Plymouth residents who use the town’s transfer stations or town curbside pickup must use orange Town of Plymouth SMART/PAYT bags, which will be available at local stores.
There are a number of solid waste options to purchase by July 1. Programs A, B, and C will utilize the three operating transfer stations from July 2013 through the end of December 2013 using the orange SMART/PAYT bags for all trash. Options and costs OPTION DESCRIPTION COST BEFORE JULY 1 A Your curbside trash pickup and recycling will start on January 1, 2014, and you can use any of the three Transfer Stations in Town until that time. $80 B From now until the end of December, use any of the three transfer stations in Town; starting in January, you will bring rubbish and recycling to Manomet Transfer Station only $50 C You have full flexibility year round. You can use any of the three transfer stations in Town until the end of December …
Winner gets $25 gift certificate.
Editor's note: The contest is now closed to submissions. Please vote by stating the number of your favorite photo in the comments section below. Voting will close Friday, May 24, and a winner will be announced on Saturday, May 25. "Sunrise, sunset, swiftly flow the days." At Patch, we know that our readers have captured these colorful paintings in the sky on camera. Upload your sunrise and sunset photos for this week's contest. We’ve added a little incentive. The winning submission will get a $25 gift card, plus bragging rights. To upload your photo, just click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button. For more information about the rules, please see the rules document attached to the article.
South Middle School students take both sides in a reenactment of the Boston Massacre.
South Middle School students take both sides in a reenactment of the Boston Massacre. Read more news from Plymouth's schools: Share your student's success with Plymouth; post an announcement.