By Debi Boucher Stetson
Don’t let the parking lot at the Cape Cod National Seashore’s Salt Pond Visitor Center scare you. This time of year, the large lot is often relatively full, and teeming with families climbing out of mini vans. But the Seashore has a way of scattering crowds, and many of the visitors are cyclists bound for the bike trail and destinations farther afield.
A recent presentation by the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority to the Barnstable Town Council's Committee to Assess Homelessness in Hyannis highlighted improvements to public transportation."You can get to anywhere on Cape Cod much more efficiently than you used to be able to," said Tom Cahir, administrator of the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority.He said routes have been expanded and ridership has increased since he took the job in 2010.But while fixed route service
Town Manager Mark Ells has named Andrew Clyburn, a career Coast Guard officer, as his top pick for the job of assistant town manager, a selection the Barnstable Town Council ratified on Thursday, Feb. 2.*"I'd like to give a big thank you to the town manager, Mark Ells, for the opportunity to join his fantastic team," Clyburn told the council.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".