a Cadillac traveling north collided

Posted by admin | Cadillac | Friday 26 September 2008 4:16 pm

Around 2:50 p.m. Thursday, a Cadillac traveling north on Route 28 near Trinity Place collided with a pickup exiting Noisy Hole Road.  The Cadillac’s driver swerved to his left, went into a gulley and up onto an embankment before crashing into a utility pole.

Mashpee Police directed traffic around the scene for over two hours while waiting for utility crews to arrive and stabilize the severely damaged pole so the car could be removed and the pole could be replaced.  The car sustained heavy damage, including air bag deployment, and the driver was transported to Falmouth Hospital with apparent minor injuries.

COMCAST workers on scene reported that several hundred customers in the area were affected due to damage to their equipment mounted to the pole.

Photos and story by John Bellerose.

Coast Guard prepares for tropical storm, warns mariners

BOSTON - Coast Guard units in New England are pre-staging crews and equipment and warning mariners today in anticipation of Tropical Storm Kyle which is expected to arrive Sunday.

The National Weather Service is calling for wind gusts up to 80 knots and seas around 10-20 feet offshore.

“When we get a report of an empty boat drifting, we don’t know if someone is in distress or if a boat just broke free from the dock,” said Lt. Jonathan Rice, a command duty officer for the Coast Guard First District command center. “To avoid those false alarms, which take assets away from true distress calls, we ask owners to notify us if they lose a boat and keep contact information inside their vessels.”

Coast Guard shore units are broadcasting weather warnings via VHF-FM radio and a Falcon jet crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., is flying offshore and broadcasting the latest weather to mariners at sea.

High seas, heavy rains, and damaging winds that accompany tropical storms may present serious dangers to mariners and coastal communities. Assistance by the Coast Guard and other agencies may be degraded or unavailable immediately before, during, and after the storm.

For mariners who are underway, the Coast Guard urges them to seek shelter from the storm.

The Coast Guard urges boat owners not underway to secure their canoes, kayaks and boats both before and after the storm and if they discover that their boats have broken loose during the storm, report it as soon as possible to the nearest Coast Guard station.

“When we get a report of an empty boat drifting, we don’t know if someone is in distress or if a boat just broke free from the dock,” said Lt. Jonathan Rice, a command duty officer for the Coast Guard First District command center. “To avoid those false alarms, which take assets away from true distress calls, we ask owners to notify us if they lose a boat and keep contact information inside their vessels.”

Mariners are encouraged to closely monitor VHF-FM channel 16 for updated storm information. For more marine weather information please visit National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The Euclid Corridor project has turned the heart of the city into a collapsed artery — lined with empty storefronts, darkened windows and dust, dust, dust.

Cadillac Ranch is fixin’ to change that.

On Thursday, Oct. 9, the “All American Bar & Grill” will swing open its doors in the old May Co. location, 200 Euclid Ave. But it’s what’s behind the unassuming doors that will surprise Clevelanders.

Cadillac Ranch, part of a Columbus-based chain, is a maze of a complex that features an Americana-themed bar-restaurant with a mechanical bull, hundreds of hanging guitars, stone pillars, colorful murals, 35 flat-screen TVs, a VIP mezzanine and a dance floor.

And that’s just one of the three places.

There’s also an upscale martini bar, called, uh, Bartini’s, and a spacious Las Vegas-style dance club called Cleveland Bar Room. Both open Friday, Oct. 24.

Altogether, the complex shoehorns three themes and nine full-service bars into 24,000 square feet.

“We want to provide every level of entertainment, from the casual to the upscale,” says regional manager Mike Morales. “You can come in for a burger or a steak and then go into the martini lounge and relax with a cocktail. Or dance. Or even ride a mechanical bull.”

The idea, says Morales, is to strike a middle ground between East Fourth Street and the Gateway District.

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