Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Barnstable Municipal Airport is looking for local artists to feature in the new terminal.
This will be the second exhibit in the terminal. The airport is again working with the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod to select artists for the exhibit, according to the foundation's website. "The first year of exhibits at the airport has been very popular," said Arts Foundation Executive Director Kevin Howard in a press release. "Local artists have received terrific exposure, and several works have sold because of it." This year organizers are specifically looking for mobiles and sculptures that could be seen from long distances as well as artwork done in oil, acrylic, watercolor, fabric, metal or bronze, glass (including stained glass), stone, clay, wood, collage, digital art and photography. The Town of Barnstable will insure the pieces …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A Cape Air plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Barnstable Municipal Airport after experiencing landing gear issues.
The Cape Air pilot radioed for help due to a problem with the landing gear around 12:30 p.m. today, according to the Cape Cod Times. The pilot also later reported smoke in the plane’s cockpit. The runway was shut down for a short time and the Hyannis Fire Department responded to the scene. The plane was able to lower the landing gear and land safely. No one was injured during the incident. The passengers were able to board another plane and continue to their destination.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Barnstable police arrested a Falmouth man Friday and a Cotuit teen Saturday on drug charges at the Barnstable municipal airport in separate incidents.
The Barnstable Street Crime Unit arrested two men Friday after Nantucket police alerted them to suspicious activity at the Nantucket airport, according to a press release from the Barnstable Police Department. Authorities met up with Matthew Chicoine, 21, of Falmouth and Russell Viera, 22, of Hyannis when their flight from Nantucket arrived in Hyannis at 7:36 p.m. According to police, Chicoine was in possession of $1,800 in cash, two small bags of marijuana and 12 suboxone at the time of his arrest. Viera was arrested on three outstanding probation violation default warrants. Chicoine was charged with possession of class B/suboxone with intent to distribute and possession of class D/marijuana with intent to distribute. Viera is being held …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A Cape Air passenger plane struck a bird during its trip from Hyannis to Nantucket. The impact broke the plane’s windshield and forced the plane to turn around.
No one was injured during the incident and the pilot was able to fly safely back to Barnstable Municipal Airport, according to Airport Manager Bud Breault. The bird made quite a mess after crashing through the windshield. The pilot, co-pilot and several passengers were covered with blood. After a quick change of clothes all passengers boarded another plane to Nantucket. Cape Air is inspecting the airplane for structural damage.