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CHATHAM – Town officials are willing to talk with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to try to resolve the dispute over the western boundary of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, but only if both parties have an equal voice management of the area. However, federal legislation may still be the ultimate avenue the town takes to resolve the issue. Representative William Keating said last week he will submit...

CHATHAM — There are a number of steps the town needs to take to prepare for the expected surge in its senior population in the decades ahead, but the one that's likely to generate the most discussion is the replacement of the senior center on Stony Hill Road. Consultant Kathleen Schatzberg, the former president of Cape Cod Community College, is offering her services for free to the town; she analyzed the resul...

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy will sponsoring its own “Shark Week,” kicking off with a reception and screening of “Jaws” at the Chatham Orpheum Theater Friday. “Shark Week on Cape Cod,” a week-long series of events focusing on the great white sharks that have become the region's most intriguing summer visitors, is the lower Cape's own version of the Discovery Channel's annual “Shark Week,” which happene...

Newest Harry Potter Casts Spell On Local Bookstores

By: Elizabeth Kintz

  CHATHAM – Harry Potter is casting a magical spell on bookstores once again. On Saturday night, Harry Potter fans, wizards, and witches queued outside Yellow Umbrella Books to countdown to midnight—and the greatly anticipated July 31 release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two.” The timing was fitting – July 31 is the birthday of both J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter. Based on an origi...

CHATHAM – Since its construction in 1915, the former Chatham Bowling Alley building at 45 Chatham Bars Ave. has been a commercial building, and the town is wrong in trying to stop its continued use for commercial purposes, property owner Chatham Bars Inn argues in a lawsuit filed against the town last week. The inn filed suit in Barnstable Superior Court seeking to overturn the zoning board of appeals' June 30...

CHATHAM — Including the old service station and the even older livery stable, the Eldredge Garage property is rich with local history. But with more than an acre and a half of land on Main Street with a view of Mill Pond, it's also rich with development potential. Selectmen Dean Nicastro and Cory Metters toured the site Tuesday, a day before the board was expected to hold another closed-door session to discu...

CHATHAM – The view from Stage Harbor of three iconic homes – known as “The Three Sisters” – will not change much under a redevelopment proposal approved by the zoning board recently. One of the historic homes will be relocated to another site, a second will take its place and a new one will be built that will closely resemble the original, according to plans proposed by property owners John and Tanya Lund. ...

HARWICH — Brooks Free Library is expected to continue to operate in a diminished capacity at least into next week. The library was closed to public access more than a week ago because of a failed transistor disrupting the flow of electricity to the lights and emergency lighting system. Officials say the library is anticipated to be closed Monday while repairs are made and will reopen with full service on Tuesd...

HARWICH — The Cape Cod Commission subcommittee sitting on the development of regional impact application for the Harwich Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan unanimously voted on Thursday to recommend adoption of the plan to the full commission. The full commission is scheduled to act on the recommendation in a hearing on Aug.18 in Barnstable. Thursday's hearing was the second time in three months the subc...

Commission Orders Removal Of Addition Next To Wetlands

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The conservation commission has issued an order directing Jeffrey King, owner of a house at 30/34 Lothrop Ave., to remove a 10-by-12-foot addition and a 8.5-by-32-foot covered porch constructed nine feet from the edge of a wetland without a building permit. The commission voted in its July 20 meeting to issue an enforcement order directing the removal of the addition and the porch, citing them as unl...

Route 124 Bridge To Be Named For Ralph Wallace Burns

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Route 124 bridge over Route 6 has been officially designated as the United States Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Ralph Wallace Burns Bridge. The Legislature and Gov. Charles Baker approved the law making the designation in June. Burns was a pilot who lost his life while serving in World War II. The legislation was put forward by Rob Mador and Steven Xiarhos, deputy chief of police in Yarmouth, w...

Harwich Fish Reef Celebration On Thursday Morning

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — State officials will be here today to celebrate the artificial fish reef that was constructed 2.8 miles off Saquatucket Harbor in Nantucket Sound this spring. The new reef was a joint venture between the town and state and was funded by the Division of Marine Fisheries. The reef was constructed using miscast catch basins and remains from the foundation of the former Harwich High School building which...

Charter Issues Continue To Brew In Harwich

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Voters in the May town meeting turned aside an article seeking to establish a charter enforcement commission. But Sandra Hall, sponsor of the article, continues to see the need for oversight of the town's constitution. Hall was the chair of the original charter commission that shaped the Harwich Home Rule Charter adopted in 1987. She also served for four terms on the board of selectmen. While there h...

Harwich Roars Back To Beat Chatham

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ It took one big inning for the Chatham Anglers to take a huge lead against the Harwich Mariners on Friday, and one big inning for the Mariners to take that lead away, ultimately winning the last contest between the two teams, playoffs pending, 6-4. After two innings of 1-2-3 baseball, the Anglers struck in the third, scoring four runs to take a commanding lead in the game. Leading off the hitting w...

Harwich Hangs On To Defeat Hyannis

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The Hyannis Harbor Hawks had five hits, the Harwich Mariners four, but within those four hits were just enough runs that the home team needed to eke out a 2-1 win as the end of the regular season fast approaches. It helped that the Mariners had the pitching prowess of stellar southpaw Packy Naughton to fall back on. The West Roxbury native pitched seven solid innings for Harwich, allowing just thre...

CHATHAM ─ What do you do when your team is fighting for a spot in the playoffs and you're facing the top team in the league? If you're the Chatham Anglers, you come out swinging, and if you're pitcher Caleb Gilbert, you give it everything you've got en route to an impressive 9-3 victory against the Falmouth Commodores that puts you that much closer to the post-season. At the start of Monday night's game the ...