January Infrastructure: Vineyard Wind, Cape Light Compact, sharks & the bridges

It was reported to the Infrastructure Committee at its January meeting that the comment period for the Vineyard Wind proposal may be extended due to the government shutdown. Vineyard Wind, which has proposed the largest wind farm in the U.S. off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, presented their plan to the Infrastructure Committee last spring. […]

Infrastructure Committee

At its December meeting, the Infrastructure Committee followed up with members on several topics, from bridge replacement to sharks. Since our last meeting, Infrastructure Committee members attended meetings in Bourne and Barnstable, where they discussed options for repair or replacement of both the Sagamore and Bourne bridges. According to a recent article in the Cape […]

First Friday: the Blue Economy

Chris Adams, Chief of Staff at the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and Program Director for the Cape Cod Blue Economy Project, spoke at the December First Friday Breakfast Meeting about the Blue Economy. Chris is a native of Cape Cod, and came back because he loves it here. In a strategic plan session at […]

Infrastructure Committee: Energy Efficiency Plan

At the Infrastructure Committee’s December meeting, Austin Brandt presented the three-year energy efficiency plan developed by Cape Light Compact. He explained that the plan is a product of the 2008 Green Communities Act. In lieu of building more power plants, their focus is on cost effective energy storage and other active demand management technologies. The […]

First Friday: Thriving on social media

Craig Orsi, owner of the Cape Cod-based marketing firm Orsi & Company, came to November’s First Friday Breakfast meeting to address navigating and thriving on social media in what he called, “a very interesting time.” We are living in a divisive climate, filled with uncomfortable changes. Social media as we know it has grown into […]

First Friday: Building the STEM Pipeline on Cape Cod and the Islands

Bridget Burger, director of the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network (CCRSN), came to the First Friday Breakfast Meeting to fill us in on what the STEM network is, what they do, and where they’re headed. She was joined by Cape Cod Community College colleagues Erik Benton, Dean Patrick Preston, Andrea Lyons, Louis Beco, and Kathleeen […]

October Infrastructure: the digital, blue economy

At its October meeting, the Infrastructure Committee reviewed broadband in downtown Hyannis and how it will impact Hyannis and the Cape. The Infrastructure Committee feels Cape Cod needs to keep pace with the digital economy in order to remain relevant economically. In addition, there’s a growing awareness here of the Blue Economy. The question is, […]

Infrastructure Committee: Sharks

In light of the fatal shark attack this month, and the spread of shark activity, the Infrastructure Committee discussed how the Tech Council might be helpful in addressing these issues. In both incidents people had to reach the top of the bluff to get cell service. In the fatal attack, a doctor was quoted as […]

First Friday: From Bitcoin to Blockchain

If you ever wanted someone to explain Blockchain, September’s First Friday breakfast meeting was for you. If you missed it, you might have to wait for our speaker’s forthcoming book, Blockchain for Everyone, now in production with Simon & Schuster. In the meantime, here’s what you missed: Sir John Hargrave is the publisher of Bitcoin […]

Infrastructure Committee: Broadband in Hyannis and the Bridge Fix

At the August meeting, the Infrastructure Committee discussed progress on broadband in the Hyannis GIZ, and the Bridge Fix. Broadband The Tech Council, the Town of Barnstable, the Hyannis Area Chamber, and other stakeholders are working to develop a strategy for providing a broadband infrastructure for downtown Hyannis. We discussed the potential for funding, the […]