Sunday, September 8, 2013

Yarmouth Town Readies For Ferry's Return

With ferry service between Yarmouth and Maine to be restored in time for the next tourism season, the Mayor of the town is anxious to get cracking at preparing for it. Pam Mood is organizing a community meeting this coming Wednesday evening. She says things have been allowed to slide a bit cosmetically in the town since the original ferry service was shutdown in 2009. However, the mayor says that has got to change and everyone needs to work together.

Economic Development Minister Graham Steele says the province has reached a deal with STM Quest to begin operating the new ferry service starting May 1st.  He anticipates there will be sailings out of Yarmouth each morning and overnight sailings from Portland.

Town Wants Meeting To Discuss Off-Leash Dog Space

The town of Bridgewater is looking to hold a meeting with proponents of a space for dogs in Generations Active Park. Mayor David Walker says the town could potentially set up a partnership with local veterinarian clinics, and other community organizations for a leash-free dog space. Walker says the town can't afford to shoulder the entire cost of a dog space estimated around $200,000. He says they want to discuss other options.

Walker says they hope to meet with the various groups after they further understand the cost breakdown for the dog park.

Football: Mixed Results For Seahawks At Home

The South Shore Seahawks atom club earned a 'W' in their home-opener Saturday. The Seahawks beat the Bedford Saints 16-14 at Kinsmen Field. Meanwhile, the Bantam club wasn't as fortunate. They fell 30-6 to the Cape Breton Panthers. The peewee Seahawks are in action Sunday against the Halifax Argos in Halifax.