Wareham is NOT part of Cape Cod.
I aim this specifically at the Taunton Gazette, which ran a story with the following opening:
A Cape Cod woman could face multiple theft charges after police said they caught her Sunday trying to either sell or exchange merchandise for drugs.
Nicole Petronelli, 23, of 1 Highland St., Wareham, was arrested by Taunton police at around 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Cumberland Farms on Broadway, after cops say they saw her pick up a suspicious man seen walking out of Fairfax Gardens Housing Complex on DeWert Avenue.
No, no, a thousand times, no.
Cape Cod is a geographically distinct region, a collection of 15 towns in Barnstable County, and Wareham is not one of those 15 towns, no matter how hard it wishes it were.
Wareham is part of Plymouth County. The closest it comes to being part of Cape Cod is the fact it is part of the Second Plymouth District, which overlaps with Bourne, and its self-proclaimed status as the “gateway to Cape Cod.” Wareham’s major export is Geena Davis.
The management concedes this is a very petty gripe, but as a native Cape Codder from a long line of Cape and Island natives, I’m genetically predisposed toward putting Wareham in its place.
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