Harwich News

Clark A Finalist For Yarmouth Town Administrator

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Town Administrator Christopher Clark was named a finalist for the town administrator's position in Yarmouth on Tuesday. The final decision is not anticipated until after another round of interviews is conducted, which are scheduled to take place on Nov. 19. The Yarmouth Town Administrator Search Committee presented the names of two finalists to selectmen on Tuesday evening. They had planned to presen...

Killed In A Senseless Crash, Jordan Fisher Is Fondly Remembered

By: Alan Pollock , Kat Szmit

HARWICH — Jordan Fisher was best known for a smile that was infectious and was a welcoming window into his upbeat and endearing personality. Sadly, in news that left the community reeling Monday, the 19-year-old Harwich man was killed in a horrific early morning traffic accident in Middleborough. Fisher was with three friends driving on Route 495 in Middleborough, apparently returning to college after a weeken...

Harwich Man Among Five Killed In Highway Crash

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — Jordan J. Fisher of Harwich, 19, was among five people who died in a fiery crash on Route 495 in Middleborough Monday morning, state police report . Fisher was in a vehicle with friends Kraig Diggs of Osterville, Jordan Galvin-Jutras of Hyannis, and Cory Licata of West Babylon, N.Y.  Fisher and Licata were classmates at Becker College in Worcester; Galvin-Jutras and Diggs attended Anna Maria College...

HARWICH — The Luce family has operated a charter boat out of Saquatucket Harbor for nearly as long as the municipal harbor has existed, but that will be coming to an end this year based on a vote of the board of selectmen Monday night to uphold provisions in the harbor management plan. Captain Bob Luce had fished from his slip in the harbor for 30 to 40 years and was a well-respected charter captain with many ...

Parking Agreement Holds Back Harwich Port Plaza Approval

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH PORT — Parking arrangements with the two abutting property owners appear to be the issue standing between Camelot LLC's Harwich Port Plaza project and approval by the planning board. But that could be resolved in the next week. The project calls for the demolition of the four shops in the center of Harwich Port and development of a two-story mixed-use building totaling 12,400 square feet at the former ...

HARWICH — The state Department of Environmental Protection has upheld the conservation commission's decision to allow the reconstruction of the fish house on the Herring River. DEP sided with the commission in an appeal for a superseding order of conditions filed by abutters. Francis and Debra Zarette, trustees of Farm View Realty Trust, purchased the former Lucas fish house about a year ago and have been work...

Rt. 39/Pleasant Bay Road Roundabout On Capital Plan

By: William F. Galvin

EAST HARWICH — Residents could see a roundabout at the intersection of Route 39 and Pleasant Bay Road in a couple of years, Town Administrator Christopher Clark told a group of homeowners who live near the intersection during an informational meeting Tuesday afternoon. The purpose of the meeting was to solicit input from residents who live near the intersection as the town moves toward locating a roundabout th...

HARWICH — Seventy-three years ago Navy Lt. Ralph Wallace Burns informed his commanding officer he was making one more run on an enemy target in the South Pacific before returning to home base. Burns, considered one of the finest pilots in Torpedo Squadron, never made it back. On Saturday approximately 250 people came to honor the World War II pilot with the dedication of the Route 124 bridge over Route 6 in hi...

Aron Makes The Case For The Libertarian Ticket

By: Alan Pollock

WEST HARWICH — If you're unenthusiastic about voting Democratic or Republican in next month's presidential election, Robert Aron has a place for you. The mild-mannered, 71-year-old clinical psychologist wants you to consider voting Libertarian. He's the chairman of the Cape Cod Chapter of the Libertarian Party, and said he was drawn to the ticket because he couldn't see himself voting for either Donald Trump o...

Brooks Library Painting Remains A Contentious Issue

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The preservation of the face of Brooks Free Library has been a hot topic in town over the past couple of years. While selectmen have approved an architectural firm to oversee the work to be performed, the firm remains a bone of contention, as do comments made against a former historic district and historical commission member who takes exception to recommendations made by the firm. Mirande Dupuy-Dewi...

Barnstable County Plans To Expand Dredging Capabilities

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Barnstable County has placed an order for a second dredge to be used in keeping local harbor channels open for boaters. But the county is also beginning to discuss extending dredging activities into freshwater, including rivers and streams leading to headwaters. “My main goal is to clean up estuary passages because they are not flushing out the way they should,” County Commissioner Leo Cakounes said ...