Bourne news in brief
ABCC gives warning to Canal Café
The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission issued a warning to the Lost Dog Canal Café in Sagamore after an ABCC investigator noticed the establishment bartender serving a glass of wine to an intoxicated patron.
The café reserves the right to appeal the ABCC decision to Superior Court within 30 days of the May 7 warning.
Cataumet kennel plan is withdrawn
Todd Wolf has withdrawn his plan for a dog kennel off Whimbrel Drive, Cataumet. The planning board said complications cited by the Bourne Water District needed to be resolved before special-permit review continued.
Boards to discuss sewer pact renewal
Town Administrator Thomas Guerino will arrange a meeting between Bourne and Wareham selectmen to consider renewal of the inter-municipal sewerage contract.
Wareham selectmen are considering ways to eliminate their duties as sewer commissioners, and that town’s finance committee has resigned; so Guerino said it may be difficult to plan a meeting soon.
Drawbridge makeover needs volunteers
The June 31 dedication of the Three-Mile Overlook at the old drawbridge approach to the canal at Perry Avenue, Buzzards Bay, will include a block party.
In the interim, the project needs volunteer help with weeding, raking, landscaping and construction work on the landing. Volunteers should visit the overlook or contact former Selectman Roland Dupont.
Food protection vote is recorded
Bourne is the 27th community in Massachusetts to adopt a Town Meeting resolution on genetically engineered foods that calls for federal legislation to protect farmers and the food supply.
Wetlands panel won’t meet July 5
The conservation commission’s scheduled July 5 meeting has been rescheduled for July 12 at Town Hall at 7 p.m.
Board summer to be biweekly affair
Selectmen plan to meet biweekly during June, July and August, leaving dates open for workshops on goal-setting, Town Administrator Thomas Guerino’s performance evaluation and the future of the Department of Natural Resources among other issues.
DNR review date may be June 5
Selectmen may review the future of the Department of Natural Resources in June with attention paid to marinas, arming natural resources officers and the administrative framework of the top DNR position held by acting Director Tim Mullen. A possible review date is June 5.
Human services panel seats open
Selectmen invite letters of interest from residents to serve on the human services committee. There are four positions available. Selectmen also seek a resident to serve as the town’s representative to Barnstable County Human Rights Commission.
New fence will catch litter from landfill
The Bourne landfill division will build new fencing to stop wind-blown litter from blowing into neighboring Camp Edwards.
National Guard Capt. Jeremy Oliver said the litter has blown “several hundred meters” into trees and ponds on the northern fringe of the Massachusetts Military Reservation. He said the Guard does not have cleanup crews to deal with the litter.
“This is starting to be a huge issue,” Oliver said. “This stuff has to be picked up.”
Dan Barrett, landfill operations manager, said his division has increased litter crews from two to eight and will clean the base.
Barrett said a bid package has been prepared for new fencing and netting at the northern and eastern boundaries the landfill shares with the base. He said litter on the base would be picked up this week.
Business changes in Buzzards Bay
Laura Gomes and David Finlay plan to open a restaurant in the old Buzzards Bay National Bank building across from the Main Street Park.
Plans call for 19 seats in the building that over the years has served as a bank, antiques store, coffee shop, breakfast nook and café.
Planning board review of the plans is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 14 in the Community Center.
Joseph Baird plans an auction house in a building at Wagner Way, along the approach to the Buzzards Bay Water District tank. Site plan and special permit review by the planning board is also set for June 14.
Dunkin’ Donuts has remodeled the former Burger King restaurant at the east end of Main Street and plans to move out of the Ocean State Job Lot building shortly.
And the Buzzards Bay House of Pizza is expanding in the shopping plaza next to the professional office complex at Main Street.
Golf clubhouse will be renovated
The planning board approved Pocasset Golf Club plans to renovate and add to its clubhouse at 24 Clubhouse Drive. Donovan Construction Co. is the contractor.
The board also approved Dennis Mascetta’s plan to add two apartments above his brick garage at Cohasset and LaFayette Avenues.
Second school access will be asphalt
The police and fire departments as well as Administrator Thomas Guerino insist the planned emergency access road at the proposed Buzzards Bay elementary school site off Scenic Highway be constructed of asphalt and not gravel.
The conservation commission, when approving the layout across designated open space, opted for gravel. Public safety access concerns, however, won out over environmental issues.
MMA ship to visit Boston in August
The training ship Enterprise will sail to Boston as a part of freshmen orientation over Aug. 29-31, returning to State Pier in time for the first Chowder Bowl football contest between Massachusetts Maritime Academy and SUNY-Maritime at 7 p.m. Aug. 31. The Boston visit is partly in preparation for the planned winter cruise to the Caribbean and Panama Canal.
Bay cadet is facilities officer at MMA
Cadet Second Class Joshua Weidman of Lebanon, PA, is the new regimental commander at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, taking over from Cadet First Class Brian Taylor of Pocasset.
The new regimental facilities officer is Cadet Second Class Wesley Chillson of Buzzards Bay. Regiment command changes were made on National Maritime Day.