Save the Date! A Conversation with Maura Healey

September 17, 2015


A Cape & Islands Conversation with Attorney General Maura Healey

Our new Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is making economic security for all a top priority as she puts her stamp on the Office of the Attorney General and its mission. We have a great opportunity to talk with her right here on Cape Cod about the new initiatives already underway and those planned for the immediate future.

The date is Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7:30pm.

The location is the Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road (Rte 28) in Hyannis (map location below)

Sean Gonsalves will moderate this non-­partisan event sponsored as a public service by the Barnstable Democratic Town Committee. Most of us remember Gonsalves for his work as an award-­winning journalist for the Cape Cod Times. He is now an account executive at Regan Communications.

Come add your voice to the conversation.

For more information: Susan Truitt 774-­327-­7277 Robin Gunderson 617-­283-­7952

Barnstable Senior Center Location:

Press Release: What if there is an accident at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant?

March 27, 2015

Contact: Nina Greenwald
Barnstable Democratic Town Committee

Press Release: For Immediate Release

What are the emergency procedures if there is an accident at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant? What are the dangers?


Hyannis, MA: Join us April 8, at the Barnstable Senior Center in Hyannis, from 7 to 9pm for a panel discussion about the emergency and safety issues and procedures for Cape Codders.

Our local newspapers regularly feature stories about problems with the aging Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth. Many Cape Cod residents want to see it close, while others in the Plymouth area believe it is an important source of employment. But what about the real safety issues? It is located on the other side of the Sagamore Bridge, so we wonder how we evacuate when it seems evacuation means heading closer to danger.

While the debate about the plant’s future continues, here on Cape Cod we often ask each other, “What are we going to do if there is a disaster at the nuclear power plant in Plymouth?” “Where do we go?” “How do we get there?”

Spent nuclear fuel stored underwater and uncapped at the Hanford site in Washington, USA.

Spent nuclear fuel stored underwater and uncapped at the Hanford site in Washington, USA.

And, many of us wonder about the risks. What are the real dangers? Are we within range of exposures here Cape Cod? What is the range of the exposure? How can we protect ourselves? What is the recent legislation filed that addresses some of these issues? How would it help?

Our panel discussion is designed to address these issues and will provide for audience questions after the presentation. There is no cost for attendance.

This is a non-partisan issue and a non-partisan discussion. This is not about politics, it’s about all of our safety. We all have to play our part in securing change.

The panel will be moderated by the Hon Robert O’Leary.

The panelists include: Read the rest of this entry »

Interactive Panel Discussion on Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant

March 15, 2015

Join us for an Interactive Panel Discussion on:
Barnstable and the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant; What’s Important for Residents to Know?
A Non-Partisan, Free Public-Service
Sponsored By The Barnstable Democratic Town Committee
DATE: April 8, 2015
PLACE: Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd., Hyannis
CONTACT: Nina Greenwald (
RSVP: Nina Greenwald, before April 1 (
Moderator: Honorable Robert O’Leary, Ph.D., Former State Senator, Cape and Islands


  • Representative Brian Mannal: Vice Chair, Joint Committee on Environment Natural Resources and Agriculture
  • Seth Rolbein: Senior Advisor to Senator Dan Wolf
  • Diane Turco: Co-founder, Cape Downwinders
  • Sean O’Brien: Coordinator, Barnstable County Regional Preparedness Committee
  • Arlene Williamson: Executive Steering Committee, Media, Pilgrim Coalition

Topics Include:

  • Evacuation procedures in the event of a plant failure
  • Protection from the effects of radiation
  • Geographic reaches of a nuclear accident
  • Legislative initiatives under consideration to protect residents
  • Potential plant closure and subsequent problems

Meeting Reminder: Wednesday March 11 7pm

March 10, 2015

Reminder! Meeting Wed evening at 7pm
reminder(Members please review revised bylaws emailed by the secretary BEFORE the meeting!) Read the rest of this entry »

Next Meeting: March 11, 2015

March 4, 2015

barnstabledemocratsfacebooklogoPlease join us for our next meeting Wednesday March 11, 2015 at the Centerville Rec Building, 524 Main St. Centerville, MA at 7pm.

We have several events coming up and need all members and associates to attend (guests are always welcome) as we Read the rest of this entry »

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

February 20, 2015

The Barnstable Democratic Town Committee
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 Hotel • The Cape Cod Room
287 Iyannough Road  Route 28  Hyannis
Enjoy a Full Breakfast Buffet and A Tale or Two from Cape & Slate Legislators Read the rest of this entry »


February 12, 2015
  • savethesedatesMarch 21st for our St Patrick’s Day – Lucky 13 – Breakfast with Legislators 10 am, at The Double Tree Inn in Hyannis.
  • April 8th at 7pm – location tba – Our forum on Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant; our new designation within the danger zone; what does that mean and what are the plans?

Watch this spot for more details!

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