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Conservation Commission Issues Fines For Fish House Work

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The conservation commission has issued fines to Francis Zarette, owner of the fish house along the Herring River, for work done outside the emergency order the commission approved in January to shore up the structure. The commission also issued its approval of the after-the-fact filing for the emergency structural work and site improvements, though there was opposition to that approval and an effort ...

Prognosis Is Good For Community Health Services

By: Ed Maroney

HARWICH — Everyone had something to celebrate at the National Health Center Week legislative breakfast Aug. 16. The Community Health Center of Cape Cod held a grand reopening of its expanded Bourne office just the night before. The Duffy Health Center of Hyannis reported on its new program to cure Hepatitis C. And the event's host, Outer Cape Health Services, showed off its new space, much of it still under ...

Eldredge Named Harwich's New Health Director

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Senior health inspector Meggan Eldredge has been named to replace Paula Champagne as the town's new health director. Selectmen on Monday night confirmed the appointment made by Town Administrator Christopher Clark. Eldredge has served in the Harwich Health Department for nearly five years. Clark told selectmen she has more than18 years of experience. “It's nice to see an internal promotion as well...

Saquatucket Dock Work Contract Approved

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Saquatucket Harbor waterside dredging and reconstruction project will be moving forward this fall, but no decision has been made at this point on whether the town will proceed with the landside project based on the bids opened last week. Selectmen on Monday night voted to award the waterside reconstruction project to BTT Marine Construction of East Boston, the low bidder. In doing so, selectmen a...

HARWICH ─ Riley Demanche and Jason Masiello spent their summer vacations like many high school student athletes, working and prepping for their respective sports, but they also took time out to attend an MIAA leadership conference they hope will further unify not only Monomoy's student-athletes, but the school's student body in general. The duo, Monomoy Regional High School's student MIAA Ambassadors, first ...

CHATHAM ─ When Tom Holliday realized after 41 years in baseball that he was best known as a college ball guy, he decided to stick with that label, which is why it suits the former Oklahoma State University head coach just fine that he'll be taking the reins as the new manager of the Chatham Anglers. “When (former head coach) John Schiffner told us mid-season that this would be his last, we knew a replacement...

CHATHAM ─ It all started in a hockey rink half an hour outside London, England when I was four years old. I had never seen anything like it. What happened between the boards captivated me. I loved the sound of skates slicing the ice, chaotic in the frenzy of push and shove. And the speed. They glided like dancers, graceful with an awareness of their surroundings that I could not comprehend. When my parent...

Generous Cape Cod Chronicle readers, many of whom are summer visitors or seasonal residents, dug deep and raised more than $149,000 for the Family Pantry of Cape Cod as part of the newspaper's first-ever summertime “Helping Neighbors” campaign. The campaign topped its $50,000 goal thanks to the support of a group of anonymous Chatham summer residents who issued a matching grant. While the summertime campaig...

The Monomoy Theater Company under Terry Layman's astute direction concludes a remarkable summer season of live theater with "Once In A Lifetime," Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's comedic expose on the vice and folly of Hollywood's film industry on the eve of talking pictures (1928). In a cosmos of great pretenders, where stars align and misalign in a universe radiating energy, the show's beguiling theme crea...

When her book club read “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett, a novel set in Jackson, Miss. in the early 1960s, Jen Stello of Chatham was struck by a scene in which a woman’s front yard is filled with donated “commodes” instead of “coats.” Faced with the challenge of portraying “The Help” in flowers for the third annual Books in Bloom party and fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Eldredge Public Library, Stel...

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 24

By: Tim Wood

Restore Labyrinth Space Editor: Having heard so much about the Chatham Labyrinth, I was excited to be in its presence and experience the serenity it offers. When I arrived my attention was immediately drawn to a Trump sign on a garage facing the labyrinth. The owners of which have every right to do so on their property. But I ask why would you want your only audience to be those that seek solitude, healing...

John Whelan: Cape Cod Lightships

By: John Whelan

Ground Control to Major Tom Ground Control to Major Tom Your circuit’s dead there’s something wrong Can you hear me Major Tom   David Bowie was a English singer and actor well known for his creativity. Bowie created a full-blown character for Major Tom, a fictional astronaut complete with space suit and helmet. Ground Control orders Major Tom to exit the spaceship for a walk outside and, of cour...

Our Readers Come Through

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Simply put, we are blown away. The response to our first-ever summer Helping Neighbors fundraising campaign to benefit the Family Pantry of Cape Cod admittedly got off to a slow start. We had doubts that a planned matching grant of $50,000 could be met. But as that matching pool of money grew, so did the donations coming in from both year-round and summer residents. This week the Pantry announced that the c...

ORLEANS — The word “decision”appeared three times on the selectmen's Aug. 17 agenda, but the only decision the four voting members could agree on was to hold another meeting to clear the air on the way forward with water quality remediation projects. Colleague David Currier remained sidelined due to a potential conflict of interest if he discusses or votes on the design of a wastewater collection system for ...

Songs And Solidarity Mark Orleans Unity Rally

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — On a day when 40,000 marched to Boston Common to protest hate speech, Cape Codders held a unity rally to show their support. “Love stops the hate,” the Rev. Sally Norris of Federated Church of Orleans told more than 125 people gathered in an arc before her on the village green Aug. 19. “Goodness stops the evil.” Norris and the Revs. Ken Campbell and Wesley Williams, co-chairs of the MLK Action T...