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Ballantine, Howell And Mador Vie For Selectmen's Seats

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Harwich voters go to the polls Tuesday, May 16 to decide a three-person race for two three-year terms on the board of selectmen. Below, candidates Larry Ballantine, Don Howell and Rob Mador answer questions posted by The Chronicle. The polls at the community center will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Name: Larry Ballantine Age : 72 Occupation : Semi-retired; own several rental properties How long ...

HARWICH — There is some movement on permits the town is seeking from the Army Corps of Engineers for the dredging and reconstruction of docks and floats at Saquatucket Harbor, with the agency putting out notice that it is accepting public comment on the work. The town had hoped to have the project underway this past winter, but ran into permitting problems with the ACE. The permitting problems were twofold: On...

HARWICH — Voters will face a lengthy ballot when they go to the polls on Tuesday for the town's annual election. They will choose two new selectmen from the three candidates vying for those positions, and will be asked to act on 15 questions, seven relating to funding issues, seven charter amendments and one non-binding referendum relating to Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant. The ballot is three pages long, with th...

HARWICH — Town meeting members made it clear last week they want to retain the West Harwich schoolhouse in its present location. Selectman Peter Hughes told the board this week the message he took away from the vote was for selectmen to be stewards of the historic structure. Sally Urbano, who has been active in the Captains' Row Historic District initiative along Route 28 in West Harwich, offered a positive mo...

Harbormaster: Revenues Will Support Saquatucket Project

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — While town meeting provided strong support for the $3 million landside improvements to Saquatucket Harbor, there were a couple of ancillary votes in last week's session relating to the harbor project and its funding. On the second night of town meeting, voters debated for an hour the sale of town-owned land on Bank Street. The land, 2.08 acres, contains the former fire station, which has been used fo...

SOUTH YARMOUTH ─ They say that attitude is everything, and in the case of the Monomoy girls lacrosse team, it is. It’s been a bit of a challenge making their way through their first season as a varsity squad, but even after a tough 18-6 loss to Sturgis West on Tuesday, the collective team attitude was one of determination. Along with a number of successful faceoffs, Emma Mawn netted a hat trick in the travel...

CHATHAM ─ With the winds blowing steadily across the fairways at Eastward Ho! Country Club on Monday, the Monomoy girls golf team drove, chipped, and putted their way to a 4-2 victory against Nauset. The event was a Howard family trifecta, with Caroline Howard, Monomoy's No. 2 golfer, defeating Corrine Monger 2-1, and sister Annie Howard winning against Helen Gainey 1-up. Completing the circle was Jane Howar...

HARWICH ─ After the Cape Tech boys baseball team took a four-run lead following the opening inning in last Thursday's game against Monomoy, the Crusaders were hoping to cruise through the rest of the game in good shape, but the Sharks had other plans and rallied back to claim a 10-6 victory. The Crusaders kicked off the outing in top form, pushing across six runs in the first three innings of the game, much ...

Along The Sidelines May 11

By: Kat Szmit

Cape Cod Bulls Enjoy Winning Weekend The Cape Cod Bulls ninth grade AAU basketball team is celebrating success after placing second in the Div. 3 State Championship recently. The team, comprised of Zach Parker, Jason Ready, Dave Malone, Riley Varner, Joe DiMango, Aidan Melton, Bobby Joy, and Jackson Cote, coached by Bob Joy and Lou Parker, competed in a number of games off-Cape last weekend, defeating the...

Education can be an equalizer and a ticket out of poverty, but why are the so-called “uneducated” quickly discounted? Can education satisfy a desire for a better life, or does it ultimately make one cynical? Eventide Theatre Company explores these questions in its illuminating drama “Educating Rita.” Playwright Willy Russell’s semi-autobiographical, Pygmalion-type play focuses on Rita (Erica Morris), a ...

Weddings and funerals bring families together. It’s hard to avoid that. The Apple family has convened in a house on a death watch; a family member is under hospice care in a room upstairs. Richard doesn’t want to linger but is forced to stay as his three sisters welcome the opportunity to confront and advise him on his shortcomings. Uncle Benjamin is in and out of a dementia-induced fog, and Tim, Jane’s boyfriend...

Cape Cod Women's Music Festival: A Good Time For A Good Cause

By: Annemarie Della Morte

VIP tickets are already sold out. Anyone who lives on Cape has probably heard of the Cape Cod Women’s Music Festival, which will be held this Saturday, May 13 in Dennis. What they may not know is that this music festival has catapulted musicians into fame and recognition, all the while supporting an incredible cause. Locals and music lovers alike know Sarah Swain for her creative abilities as a singer- songwri...

Ballantine And Howell

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Ballantine And Howell   At last week's Harwich Town Meeting, outgoing Selectmen Peter Hughes and Angelo LaMantia were recognized for their combined 24 years of public service to Harwich. With their departure there will be a major absence of experience on the board. The three remaining selectmen – Michael MacAskill, Jannell Brown and Julie Kavanagh – have a total of five years of service on the board and a l...

Practical Solutions in Unsettled Times

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Hasty action seems to be the rule of the day in Washington, where sweeping legislation is rushed through to meet an artificial deadline. Fortunately, that's not the case with the menu of ballot questions awaiting Orleans voters on May 16. They'll find five items that have been well vetted by town officials and, as of Monday night, by town meeting. That body said yes to a new DPW/natural resources facility, to ...

Letters to the Editor, May 11

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Against Chatham Marijuana Sales Editor: As a citizen of Chatham, I hope no one is interested in having a pot shop in our town. There are enough drug and alcohol problems on Cape Cod. We do not need to add to them. Carol Cummings Chatham   Sewer Plan Unaffordable. Editor: The question is how much will the Harwich wastewater plan really cost. Harwich Selectmen claim the next two phases of th...

Treasure Under Our Toes

By: Donna Tavano

Our son had his hands full that dreary early spring day a few weeks ago. Mom was working, there was no school, the kids were bickering, and the dogs were being their usual annoying selves, having been cooped up for too long. The walls closed in and nature beckoned. He marshaled the motley group together and deftly herded a pug, a huge chocolate lab and a five and seven year old (who could have used some tethers ...