Orleans News

ORLEANS – Keith Kenyon has resigned as principal of Nauset Regional Middle School. In 2010, Kenyon was hired as athletic director and football coach at Nauset Regional High School. He was later named interim principal at the middle school, a post he assumed full time in November. Read our previous story here. Kenyon is one of several defendants named in a lawsuit filed last month in Bristol Count...

ORLEANS – A Nauset school administrator is denying allegations in a lawsuit that he was negligent in his oversight of a coach accused of inappropriate conduct during their tenure at a Rhode Island high school. Keith Kenyon, principal of Nauset Regional Middle School, is one of several defendants named in the civil suit, which was filed April 19 in Bristol County Superior Court. See updates to this story...

Orleans Officials Address Town’s Debt

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS – Town officials last week attempted to correct the record on information presented in the annual town meeting warrant that they say painted an inaccurate picture of the town's finances. The annual report from the finance committee that was included in the warrant addressed the town's debt service, the amount of money the town annually puts toward paying down principal and interest on funds borrowed fo...

Housing Crisis Weighs On Nauset Schools

By: Ryan Bray

EASTHAM – Speaking to his fellow Orleans Select Board members last week, Mark Mathison recalled when the existing Nauset Regional High School was built, a "slew" of teachers were hired to round out staff at the new building and what is now Nauset Regional Middle School. When they came, they had a place to find housing, he said. "In fact, that whole development off of Millstone Road in Brewster was 80 percent t...

ORLEANS – As efforts to site a new fire station in town continue, the select board doesn't want to rule out the possibility of keeping the existing station intact for some other future use. Built in 1987, the current fire station on Eldredge Park Way no longer meets the needs of a modern fire department. The town initially explored the possibility of renovating the existing building, but it was determined last...

ORLEANS – A Nauset school administrator is denying allegations in a lawsuit that he was negligent in his oversight of a coach accused of inappropriate conduct during their tenure at a Rhode Island high school. Keith Kenyon, principal of Nauset Regional Middle School, is one of several defendants named in the civil suit, which was filed April 19 in Bristol County Superior Court. The plaintiffs, identified as...

ORLEANS – A Nauset school administrator is denying allegations in a lawsuit that he was negligent in his oversight of a coach accused of inappropriate conduct during their tenure at a Rhode Island high school. Keith Kenyon, principal of Nauset Regional Middle School, is one of several defendants named in the civil suit, which was filed April 19 in Bristol County Superior Court. The plaintiffs, identified as...

ORLEANS – Outdoor music is returning to the Barley Neck Inn, but musicians will have to leave their amplifiers at home. In a compromise with neighbors to the Beach Road restaurant, the select board unanimously voted May 11 to approve a seasonal outdoor entertainment license for non-amplified, acoustic music at the inn through November. "We've known for a while that the season is coming, and we need to move ...

ORLEANS – On May 6, town officials, residents and Eversource representatives gathered at the utility's electrical substation at the corner of Route 6A and Eldredge Park Way. They were there to try and hash out a plan to better screen the substation with trees and plantings, but the building adjacent to the station also caught the eye of Select Board Chair Mefford Runyon. The aging condition of the Orleans Cham...

ORLEANS – The needs of any town are multi-faceted. On Cape Cod, affordable housing, wastewater treatment and protection of open space often top the list. But that doesn't mean those needs have to compete against one another. That's the philosophy behind Grow Smart Cape Cod, a new data-driven program that uses interactive mapping to help communities prioritize future projects in those areas. The program, whi...

ORLEANS – It was a clean sweep in Tuesday's annual town election, as Orleans voters passed all four override questions put before them on the ballot. Question 1 to approve $627,032 to cover the town's portion of the Nauset regional school budget for next year passed 705-182, according to preliminary results released Tuesday night. Voters also approved two questions on Meetinghouse Pond, one to fund the constru...

ORLEANS – The signs told the tale at the Orleans Rotary last weekend. "Protect Roe," one read. "No Choice No Sex," read another. People packed the rotary early Saturday afternoon to protest the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade following a draft ruling from the Supreme Court that leaked to the public earlier this month. The Orleans rally was one of several held across the country Saturday in support o...