September 21, 2012 |
Edward Hopper is famous for showing people lost in urban isolation, in paintings such as "Nighthawks," the bereft 1942 diner scene that's in the Art Institute of Chicago's collection, and "Hotel Window," a 1955 canvas that fetched $26.8 million at a Sotheby's auction in 2006. Now his 1946 oil painting "October on Cape Cod" will be going under the gavel in a Nov. 28 auction at Christie's in New York. The emotional tenor of the work, which is 3 1/2 feet wide and a little over 2 feet high, seems to suggest that little beachfront cottages can get the lonelies too, even if they have a tiny wooden barn to keep them company.
April 28, 2010 |
The Obama administration has approved a long-delayed, highly controversial offshore wind project off Cape Cod, Mass., the Interior Department said Wednesday morning. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is set to announce Wednesday afternoon in Boston the decision to grant federal permits to the Cape Wind project. Cape Wind proposes to string 130 turbines in Massachusetts' scenic Nantucket Sound and supply the majority of the power on Cape Cod and nearby islands. In a decade-long fight, the project has divided Massachusetts politicians, earned objections from the Kennedy family and most recently drawn opposition from Native American tribes.
July 9, 2012 |
NEW YORK - The giant dorsal fin sliced through the sparkling blue water, trailing an oblivious kayaker. Closer to shore, bathers splashed in the waves. One tourist shot video of the idyllic scene. The only thing missing was the ominous soundtrack from"Jaws,"the 1975 blockbuster about a great white shark eating its way through a seaside resort. That and terrified hordes fleeing the water. But this came soon enough, after a paddle-boarder spotted the huge fin behind the kayaker and shouted the one word sure to clear swimmers from the sea: "Shark!"
January 13, 1990 |
Pleas from Cape Cod residents for someone to rein in development on their fragile, sandy peninsula were officially answered Friday with the signing of a law creating the Cape Cod Commission. "In 1991--1992 at the latest--we are going to face a lot of very, very tough growth pressures," Gov. Michael S. Dukakis said at a Statehouse news conference before signing the Cape Cod Commission Act. Establishing a regulatory commission "gives everybody a chance to do it right," he said.
December 2, 2003 |
About 300,000 customers lost electric service Monday night in blackouts that knocked out power on Cape Cod and affected wide areas of southeastern Massachusetts. The combination of a fire at a power plant here and an out-of-service transmission line between Walpole and Carver could have caused the power outages, according to authorities. The blackouts, which began about 6:15 p.m., affected residential and commercial customers.
August 24, 2006 |
A manatee surpassed the previous confirmed northern boundary for the species when it reached Cape Cod this week, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which has been tracking the animals for decades. "It's swimming, eating and ducking into harbors to drink fresh water," USGS spokeswoman Catherine Puckett said. Manatees, which are endangered, mostly keep to the warm water off Florida, where about 3,000 of them live.