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Butcher Family Celebrates 50th Season at Ship’s Knees Inn

The historic East Orleans inn was purchased as an investment by William Butcher in 1971.  Since 2004, Pete and Denise Butcher have made it their home and life’s work.  The 2021 season marks the Butcher family’s 50th year at Ship’s Knees Inn. Located on Beach Road a quarter of a mile from Nauset Beach in…

Cape Rep Theatre Presents the Vinyl Sessions

Cape Rep Theatre will present The Vinyl Sessions, a new series of concerts celebrating the greatest albums of the 20th Century performed by some of your favorite Cape Rep artists. Each session will cover a different album from start to finish with a rotating cast of Cape Rep’s artists and musicians. The Vinyl Sessions will…

WOMR Quietly Celebrates 39 Years on the Air

Cape Cod’s community radio station is looking forward to celebrating 40 years with public events in 2022 Provincetown, MA, March 22, 2021: Lower Cape Communications’ station WOMR is celebrating 40 years on-air, the community radio station revealed today, though the current celebration will be low-key due to the ongoing pandemic. The milestone will be marked…

Shuttered Venues Operator Grant Portal Opening April 8

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal today in anticipation of opening applications for the much-anticipated critical economic relief program on Thursday, April 8, 2021. “Help is here for venue operators hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The SBA has worked diligently to build the Shuttered Venue…

SBA Extends Deferment Period for all COVID-19 EIDL and Other Disaster Loans until 2022

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced extended deferment periods for all disaster loans, including the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, until 2022. All SBA disaster loans made in calendar year 2020, including COVID-19 EIDL, will have a first payment due date extended from 12-months to 24-months from the date of the note.All SBA disaster…

Legislature Plans Tax Deadline Delay, Mirroring IRS

State House News – With the Internal Revenue Service moving the federal tax filing deadline back about a month, the Massachusetts Legislature folded a matching extension for the state tax deadline into the unemployment insurance, paid leave and tax relief bill that passed the Senate on Thursday. The U.S. Treasury and IRS announced Wednesday that the…

U.S. Treasury Gives Green Light to State Tax Cuts

State House News – The U.S. Treasury has given state lawmakers some breathing room as they consider a tax relief package worth as much as $350 million, indicating that states may cut taxes without being penalized under the new federal stimulus law. The Treasury told the Associated Press that tax cuts are allowed under the stimulus bill…

Moderna Testing New Vaccine that Does Not Require Ultra-Cold Storage

Boston Herald – Cambridge biotech company Moderna is testing a “next generation” coronavirus vaccine with the potential to remain stable at standard refrigerator temperatures instead of requiring ultra-cold storage. The first participants have already been dosed with the new vaccine candidate, called mRNA-1283, the company announced on Monday. “We are pleased to begin this Phase 1 study of…

Massachusetts is Getting Another Modest Increase in Vaccine Supply

Boston.com – Massachusetts is set to see another modest increase in vaccine supplies for next week, including thousands of unexpected doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration said Monday night that Massachusetts is receiving 170,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccines this week, after getting 155,000 last week through the federal…

Facebook, Boston Children’s Hospital offer new way to find COVID shots

Boston Globe – Next time you’re searching for places to get a COVID-19 vaccination shot, don’t forget to check out Facebook. The social network on Monday announced a partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital to provide US residents with information about vaccine availability in their neighborhoods. The organizations are working to add the ability for users to…