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Ten Men of Saugus Plaque Back in Town Hall

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A sign that used to hang in Town Hall is back. After being in storage for an unknown number of years the plaque commemorating the founders of Sandwich, the “Ten Men of Saugus,” is now back up in Town Hall. It … Continue reading

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Owners of Canal plant to allow dig at site of solar project

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CREDIT: Cape Cod Times By George Brennan May 18. 2016 SANDWICH — The owners of NRG Energy Canal Generating Plant will allow an archaeological dig on land once owned by one of the town’s earliest settlers. Bourne resident Jack MacDonald … Continue reading

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Historical Markers Part of Improvements Planned for Mill Creek Park.

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Sandwich Okays Plan To Turn ‘Restroom Park’ Into Something More Memorable By TAO WOOLFE A gift of flowers, benches and greenery popped up among the political brambles when a volunteer group offered to beautify a scruffy grove across from Sandwich … Continue reading

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A Name for the Park at 135 Main Street

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by Cindy Russell 135 Main Street has been privately owned from 1639 until 1963 when Town Meeting voted “to purchase a certain parcel of land located at Main Street, at Town Hall Square, owned by Manuel and Leona R. Jacinto … Continue reading

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Voters Reject Renovating Clark-Haddad Building

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Sandwich voters reject using $1.1 million to renovate Clark-Haddad building  By George BrennanMay 02. 2016 11:20PM SANDWICH – Voters rejected the use of $1.1 million in community preservation funds to renovate the Clark-Haddad Memorial Building, formerly the Sand Hill School. … Continue reading

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New Civil War Memorial Wall Plaque Now in Town Hall

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The Civil War Memorial Wall Plaque has been delivered and it now hangs on the wall of the first staircase case landing at Town Hall. It shows the full names of the 294 Sandwich men who served as soldiers and … Continue reading

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The 10 Men of Saugus

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“The year 1637 marks the era of the first English settlement on the Cape. The settlement at Sandwich was projected by Mr. Edmund Freeman and others who, April 3 of this year, obtained a grant from the Colony of Plymouth … Continue reading

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Twinning with Sandwich, England

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  “Our towns share more than their name, not least local and national distinction as historic communities. I hope that we can grow closer in mutual understanding and appreciation of each town’s heritage and community life.” –The Mayor of Sandwich, Kent, … Continue reading

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Sandwich & The Civil War

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By William F. Daley The Sandwich Guards – 29th Regiment, Company D On April 12, 1861, the American Civil War began with the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The shelling rapidly escalated into a series of … Continue reading

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Historical Tid-Bits of Cape Cod’s Oldest Town

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By Don Bayley Cape Cod Baseball: The First Team Was In Sandwich Sandwich, Seals and Sandwiches Parson’s Walk Dodge Macknight A Bit About the Boardwalk The 1885 Sand Hill School Sandwich’s Animal Night Club and the Locust Grove Asylum The … Continue reading

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