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Category Archives: Cape Cod Politics
Cranberries are known for their antioxidents power. Our Cape Cod legislative delegation must be having more than a small glass of the stuff each morning.
I zipped in and out of the Sandwich transfer station this weekend with more recycling than rubbish. Ten years ago, I would have waited in a line of cars stretching onto Rt. 130 waiting to unload more rubbish than recycling. There’s a lesson here that can inform the debate over landfills and the cost of trash disposal, noted in an end of the year Globe article by Beth Daley.
Massachusetts politics descended upon Sandwich this weekend. Again. We are used to it because we have the benefit of having competitive two party politics. It is a battleground for both parties. Since 2002 a Republican has held our state representative’s seat. We have a Democratic state Senator (who also happens to be the Senate President) and between this cycle and the previous cycle, we’ve been front and center as a model for what two party politics might look like in the state.
The natural beauty of Cape Cod is matched only by the expert pours of our local bartenders and our competitive politics. And 2010 promises a good deal of competition.
Sam Sutter’s race for the Democratic nomination in the 9th congressional district just hit a brick wall: Rob O’Leary is out of the race.
It’s not the foliage that looks a little bit more red this season. The new congressional maps put out today create a new district on the South Coast, Cape and Islands-the very heart of Cranberry Country. Democrat Bill Keating is moving into his home in Bourne and will contest the district, avoiding a divisive primary fight with Stephen Lynch in the new MA-08. But will he encounter a few obstacles.
Cape Cod’s declining population resulted in a few changes to our legislative boundaries.
An announcement in my local weekly brightened my day on Friday. Both local parties here announced upcoming meetings. Nor normally the kind of thing to cause excitement, but for fans of political parties it was heartening.
Today the view from Cranberry Country is one of gridlock. As the traditional end of summer, Labor Day is marked by a long line of traffic as summer visitors leave the Cape to go home and get ready for the start of school. Still, some still use the day to reflect on the political, economic, and social strife in Massachusetts and the nation that led this state to declare a Labor Day holiday in 1888 and the status of the labor movement today.