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RD's Deli owner indicted for larceny

The woman purchased the $5 instant scratch ticket called “$1,000,000 Payday” on Nov. 3 and a later investigation by the Massachusetts Lottery and police revealed that the $10,000 winning ticket was sold at RD’s, but the prize had not been claimed.

With more snow, Boston surpasses 100 inches

Cape Cod and the South Coast of Massachusetts received the most snow overnight, with 4.5 inches in Fall River, 4.2 inches in Barnstable and 4 inches in Rochester and on Martha's Vineyard.

With more snow, Boston passes 100 inches

Snowfall on the North Shore last night ranged from 1 to 3 inches.Cape Cod and the South Coast of Massachusetts received the most snow overnight, with 4.5 inches in Fall River, 4.2 inches in Barnstable and 4 inches in Rochester and on Martha's Vineyard.

100 inches of snow--and counting--have fallen on Boston this winter

Cape Cod and the South Coast of Massachusetts received the most snow overnight, with 4.5 inches in Fall River, 4.2 inches in Barnstable and 4 inches in Rochester and on Martha's Vineyard.

Police: Man Leaves Dead Woman at Hospital

A man has been arrested after police say he dropped a dead woman off at Cape Cod Hospital in Barnstable, Massachusetts, and was subsequently found with a pound of marijuana. Police responded around 5:45 a.m. Sunday and found the 22-year-old victim ...

Sally Pebbles Shufelt, 86

Survivors include her daughter, Christie and husband Thomas Murphy of Lexington, MA; son, Eric Shufelt and his wife, Laura of West Barnstable, MA; five grandchildren, Annalyce, Kelly, Whitney, Sarah and TJ; and grandniece, Sara Beals Fugitts. Services will ...

Massachusetts Gov. Baker unveils plan to fight prescription drug abuse

These trends were found to be most prevalent in Plymouth, Bristol and Barnstable counties ...
health officials say there were 978 unintentional opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts in 2013, the last year for which complete statistics were available.

Block Grant program

and all public service projects that can be completed by April 2016 will be considered. Visit /cdbg for eligibility requirements and application instructions.

Yarmouth, Dennis, Barnstable police team for heroin arrest

Officers from Barnstable, Dennis, and Yarmouth took part in the search ...
Both children were turned over to the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

Winter Storm Neptune to bring snow, subzero temps to weather-weary Massachusetts

Western Massachusetts accumulations are expected to range from ...
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for all of Barnstable, Nantucket and Suffolk counties, and for eastern portions of Essex, Norfolk and Plymouth counties.

This Date in Rock Music History: February 26

1955:  LaVern Baker wrote a letter to Michigan Representative Charles Digges, Jr. requesting that the Copyright Act of 1909 be updated.  It was common practice for Caucasian artists to remake African-…

Fat Bikes: from obscure to annoying in 24 months

Fat bikes started out as sort of a secret society. Now they're incredibly hip. Maybe that's the secret to success in America: Get fatter. The original mountain bikes were fat-tired, fun-loving and dur…

Martha's Vineyard and Provincetown — Barnstable, MA

Martha's Vineyard and Provincetown - Barnstable, MA Barnstable, MA This morning we drove to Falmouth, about 45 minutes, to catch the Island Queen Ferry to Martha's Vine…

Mail Deliveries Not Being Made To Some Barnstable Homeowners

BARNSTABLE (CBS) – Every day 58-year-old John Finn takes a long walk down his driveway with the hopes of getting his mail, but for the past five days his mailbox was empty. “When you go there four ti…

Mail Deliveries Not Being Made To Some Barnstable Homeowners

BARNSTABLE (CBS) – Every day 58-year-old John Finn takes a long walk down his driveway with the hopes of getting his mail, but for the past five days his mailbox is empty. “When you go there four t…

Break-In Suspect Attempts To Distract Police By Calling 911

HYANNIS - A Boston man was arrested on Cape Cod after police say he unsuccessfully attempted to distract officers from searching for him by placing a 911 call for a fake shooting. Barnstable police o…

Don’t miss out! Lucky 13th St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

The Barnstable Democratic Town Committee Presents The Lucky 13th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Brunch Join in a Morning of Fun • Friendship • Food Saturday, March 21, 2015 -10:00am – Noon  – Double Tree Ho…

Cape Cod Break-In Suspect Attempts To Distract Police By Calling 911

HYANNIS (CBS) – A Boston man was arrested on Cape Cod after police say he unsuccessfully attempted to distract officers&nb sp;from searching for him by placing a 911 call for a fake shooting. Barnstable po…

Amanda Bender Joins EXIT Realty in Barnstable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dave HarrisOwner/BrokerEXIT Cape Realty in Barnstable508-499-2202dav e@exitcaperealty.comwww.e Amanda Bender Joins EXIT Realty in Barnstable Barnstable,…

Poetry in the News

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There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in BARNSTABLE MASSACHUSETTS.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) [2]


    Beans and peas are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc

    Beans and peas are unique foods

    bowl of beansBeans and peas are the mature forms of legumes. They include kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, lima beans, black-eyed peas, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), split peas and lentils. They are available in dry, canned, and frozen forms. These foods are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc. They are similar to meats, poultry, and fish in their contribution of these nutrients. Therefore, they are considered part of the Protein Foods Group. Many people consider beans and peas as vegetarian alternatives for meat. However, they are also considered part of the Vegetable Group because they are excellent sources of dietary fiber and nutrients such as folate and potassium. These nutrients, which are often low in the diet of many Americans, are also found in other vegetables. Because of their high nutrient content, consuming beans and peas is recommended for everyone, including people who also eat meat, poultry, and fish regularly. The USDA Food Patterns classify beans and peas as a subgroup of the Vegetable Group. The USDA Food Patterns also indicate that beans and peas may be counted as part of the Protein Foods Group. Individuals can count beans and peas as either a vegetable or a protein food. Green peas, green lima beans, and green (string) beans are not considered to be part of the beans and peas subgroup. Green peas and green lima beans are similar to other starchy vegetables and are grouped with them. Green beans are grouped with other vegetables such as onions, lettuce, celery, and cabbage because their nutrient content is similar to those foods.

    How to count beans and peas in the USDA food patterns:

    Generally, individuals who regularly eat meat, poultry, and fish would count beans and peas in the Vegetable Group. Vegetarians, vegans, and individuals who seldom eat meat, poultry, or fish would count some of the beans and peas they eat in the Protein Foods Group. Here´s an example for both ways:

    Count the number of ounce-equivalents of all meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, and seeds eaten.

    1. If the total is equal to or more than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group (which ranges from 2 ounce-equivalents at 1000 calories to 7 ounce-equivalents at 2800 calories and above) then count any beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.OR

    2. If the total is less than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group, then count any beans and peas eaten toward the suggested intake level until it is reached. (One-fourth cup of cooked beans or peas counts as 1 ounce equivalent in the Protein Foods Group.) After the suggested intake level in the Protein Foods Group is reached, count any additional beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.


    Avoiding job scams in BARNSTABLE MASSACHUSETTS

    Scammers know that finding a job can be tough. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do. They also make upbeat promises about your chances of employment, and virtually all of them ask you to pay them for their services before you get a job. But the promise of a job isn’t the same thing as a job. If you have to pay for the promise, it’s likely a scam.

    Signs of a Job Scam

    Scammers advertise jobs where legitimate employers do — online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio. Here’s how to tell whether a job lead may be a scam:

    You need to pay to get the job

    They may say they’ve got a job waiting, or guarantee to place you in a job, if you just pay a fee for certification, training materials, or their expenses placing you with a company. But after you pay, the job doesn’t materialize. Employers and employment firms shouldn’t ask you to pay for the promise of a job.

    You need to supply your credit card or bank account information

    Don´t give out your credit card or bank account information over the phone to a company unless you´re familiar with them and have agreed to pay for something. Anyone who has your account information can use it.

    The ad is for "previously undisclosed" federal government jobs

    Information about available federal jobs is free. And all federal positions are announced to the public on Don’t believe anyone who promises you a federal or postal job.

    Job Placement Services

    Many job placement services are legitimate. But others lie about what they’ll do for you, promote outdated or fake job openings, or charge up-front fees for services that may not lead to a job. In fact, they might not even return your calls once you pay.

    Before you enlist a company’s help:

    Check with the hiring company

    If a company or organization is mentioned in an ad or interview, contact that company to find out if the company really is hiring through the service.

    Get details — in writing

    What’s the cost, what will you get, and who pays — you or the company that hires you? What happens if the service doesn’t find a job for you or any real leads? If they’re reluctant to answer your questions, or give confusing answers, you should be reluctant to work with them.

    Get a copy of the contract with the placement firm, and read it carefully. A legitimate company will give you time to read the contract and decide, not pressure you into signing then and there. Make sure any promises — including refund promises — are in writing. Some listing services and "consultants" write ads to sound like jobs, but that’s just a marketing trick: They´re really selling general information about getting a job — information you can find for free on your own.

    Know whether it’s job placement or job counseling

    Executive or career counseling services help people with career directions and decisions. They may offer services like skills identification and self-evaluation, resume preparation, letter writing, and interview techniques, and general information about companies or organizations in a particular location or job field.

    But job placement isn’t guaranteed. Fees can be as high as thousands of dollars, and you often have to pay first.

    The National Career Development Association (NCDA) offers some tips on finding and choosing a career counselor, and explains the different types of counselors active in the field.

    Check for complaints

    Your local consumer protection agency, state Attorney General´s Office, and the Better Business Bureau can tell you whether any complaints have been filed about a company. Just keep in mind that a lack of complaints doesn’t mean the business is on the up-and-up. You may want to do an internet search with the name of the company and words like review, scam, or complaint. Look through several pages of search results. And check out articles about the company in newspapers, magazines, or online, as well.

    Where to Look for Jobs

    You’ve read the many resume and interview tips from respected sources available for free online, and scoured online job boards and newspaper classifieds. Some other places to look for leads in your job search include:


    Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop lists hundreds of thousands of jobs. It also links to employment and training programs in each state, including programs for people with disabilities, minorities, older workers, veterans, welfare recipients, and young people. For federal jobs, all open federal positions are announced to the public on

    State and county offices

    Your state’s Department of Labor may have job listings or be able to point you to local job offices that offer counseling and referrals. Local and county human resources offices provide some placement assistance, too. They can give you the names of other groups that may be helpful, such as labor unions or federally-funded vocational programs.

    College career service offices

    Whether it’s a four-year university or community college, see what help yours can offer. If you’re not a current or former student, some still may let you look at their job listings.

    Your library

    Ask if they can point you to information on writing a resume, interviewing, or compiling a list of companies and organizations to contact about job openings.

    Report a Job Scam

    If you’ve been targeted by a job scam, file a complaint with the FTC.

    For problems with an employment-service firm, contact the appropriate state licensing board (if these firms must be licensed in your state), your state Attorney General, and your local consumer protection agency.

    To learn about credit and background checks when you’re looking for a job, read What to Know When You Look For a Job.



    Feed Widget

    If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
    business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
    it is all the more important that the public understand
    that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
    Thomas Sowell Selected the top stories of the city of BARNSTABLE MASSACHUSETTS. Political events, traffic accidents on highways, downtown events, neighborhoods and inside. Also researched local newspapers and social networks, as well as the site of City Hall. Crimes, are always subject to demand generally for information. Also the tragedies and disasters such as fires, floods, flooding, rain, hail and winds. Tags: Breaking News, BARNSTABLE MASSACHUSETTS, City, Indoors, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday , Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Car, Crash, Elections, Beating, Accident, Crime, Police, Criminal, Police, Road, Highway Access, Elections, Party, Hail, Rain, Flood, Anniversary, Award, Month, Week End , Today, Yesterday, Female, Male, Family, Child, People.