- Sail Aboard a Tall Ship, the Kalmar Nyckel, While She's in Provincetown
- Despite This Cold Weather, Thousands Enjoy First Light Provincetown, Our 6-Day Celebration of the New Year!
- Provincetown's Oldest House, and a Tale of Two Time Capsules
- End of an Era for Adams Pharmacy
- Mid-April Snow Storm in Provincetown Actually Brought a Pleasant Tranquility
- Provincetown's Best Lobster Roll May Well Be at John's Footlong, a Best Bite
- It's Souper Saturday, Benefitting Provincetown's Amazing Soup Kitchen
- Drift Whaling or Strandings Brought an Occasional Bonus to Provincetown Shores.
- PTown Snow Brought Dramatic Photo Ops
- Box Lunch Clam Chowder Earns TheYearRounder's 'Best Bite' Award
Friday, June 29, 2012
No Butts, please
People look around and try to find a place to put out a cigarette, and sometimes they decide to toss it into the storm drain, thinking it'll be out of sight and on its way to some magical place where it will disappear. I think their hearts are in the right place, but they don't realize that everything that goes down the storm drain ends up down on the beach at the edge of the harbor. Storm run-off from the streets, and anything else that gets into these drains, washes down through a big pipe that empties out onto the beach just off of Commercial Street. The drains were designed to carry water from rainstorms harmlessly down to the beach and out into the sea, so please don't toss anything into the drains, and look for a proper place to dispose of your butts. And remember, a lit cigarette dropped on the street actually can burn down the town.