Once Upon A Time: April 7, 2014

75 Years Ago
April 14, 1939
Agitation for a field where spring baseball can be played in Falmouth grew more insistent this week with allocation by the selectmen of $200 for twilight league baseball from the $3,000 entertainment appropriation. The money, the same amount that was granted in 1938, will be turned over to the league president, Director John R. Tulis of Community Center.
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Falmouth saved $3,521.52 in welfare expense on March 17 by winning a civil suit covering 16 settlements brought by the city of Boston against the town.
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A formal request that there be no further publication of articles concerning tularemia was made by resolution of the Falmouth Rod and Gun Club Tuesday night at the regular monthly sportsmen’s meeting at the Falmouth House. The resolution followed announcement that 246 rabbits from Oklahoma were liberated in Falmouth on Wednesday, March 29. Six of the 252 rabbits shipped were dead upon arrival.
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40 Years Ago
April 12, 1974

Now that it has acquired the onetime railroad right of way between Locust street and Woods Hole, the town of Falmouth finds itself in the parking lot business.

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With the former railroad line, which the town is converting into a hiking and bicycle path, was acquired a parking lot capable of holding as many as 400 cars.
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With the contractor’s punch list of corrective work still largely untouched and a new six-page list of problems with the new high school from Joseph F. Montle, building manager, the school building needs committee was unhappy and frustrated last night.
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As town elections go, the one Tuesday generated little interest, much less excitement. It drew only 30 per cent of the voters, 3,417 of 11,368 registered, the lowest percentage since 1968.
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20 Years Ago
April 12, 1994
Falmouth’s solid waste advisory committee last night called on selectmen to consider the creation of a new supervisory position within the Department of Public Works to oversee management of the town’s solid waste disposal.
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Falmouth Recreation Director Jeffrey R. Wakefield made an appeal to selectmen last night for more help to handle the steadily growing programs and services provided at the Gus Canty Community Center.
He said he and the assistant director are the only two full-time staffers in the building, along with two custodians.
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The Commonwealth Electric Company will start work soon on a major project running a new main power line from the substation off Jones Road, underneath several Falmouth streets to the waterline and then under water to Martha’s Vineyard.
ComElectric spokesman Richard French appeared before selectmen last night to discuss the big project.
“We just don’t want to have equipment show up and have you say,” he said “’what’s going on here?’” 

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