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CHATHAM – Is a rental registration bylaw the right way to collect data about residential water use? That was one of the central disagreements among members of the board of selectmen last week during their first review of a draft residential rental licensing bylaw. Ultimately board members agreed the measure needed more input from both the public and town boards and they decided not to place it before voters at...

CHATHAM – Another round of sewer funding – this time for $31 million – will go before voters at the May annual town meeting. The money will cover the next phase in the town's 20-year wastewater project and include replacement of a section of sewer main downtown that was part of the original sewer system installed more than 40 years ago. Most of the money will be used to install sewers along the Route 137 corri...

Skydive Suit Moves Toward Trial

By: Alan Pollock

BARNSTABLE — After waiting on the edge for years, the legal battle between skydive opponents and the town of Chatham just got a shove. Last week, Barnstable Superior Court Judge Gary Nickerson set a Dec. 4 trial date for the suit filed against the town by the Citizens for a Safe Chatham Airport. Skydive opponents, who were arguing for a preliminary injunction to block the issuance of any skydiving contracts ...

Skull Originally Found On Outer Beach

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The human skull found on the grounds of the Atwood House Museum in December was initially found more than two years ago on the outer beach. The new information was revealed this week about the skull, which apparently belonged to a Native American and was more than 100 years old. Its discovery by landscapers doing fall cleanup work on Dec. 9 generated considerable interest locally and regionally. “...

CHATHAM – Members of the Aunt Lydia's Cove committee won't get a say in how money that will be collected into a new waterways user fee revolving fund will be expended. The waterways user fee revolving fund, which will be established in an article in the May 8 annual town meeting, is expected to collect some $300,000 annually from the new waterways user fee and fish pier docking permit, lease and fuel pier reve...

Howell Enters Race For A Selectman's Seat

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — There will be a race for the two seats on the board of selectmen. Former selectman Donald Howell took out nomination papers this past week, joining former selectman Larry Ballantine and conservation commission member Rob Mador on the May annual election ballot. Ballantine and Mador have filed their nomination papers. The deadline for taking out nominations papers for positions on the annual election ...

HARWICH — The message was clear Monday night from selectmen: annual election ballot questions seeking funding outside of Proposition 2½ may be too much for taxpayers to shoulder. Selectmen were presented with a sample ballot Monday night with nine ballot questions seeking funding through an override, debt and capital exclusions. The board has until Monday to shape that ballot and make final votes on which ques...

EAST HARWICH — How do you choose a ripe melon? When is the best time to buy green beans? What's the easiest way to cut a pineapple? When it comes to questions about produce, Al has the answers. That's one reason Al Garnett, the produce manager at the East Harwich Stop & Shop supermarket, will be traveling to Chicago in June to receive the 2017 Retail Produce Manager Award from the United Fresh Produce As...

HARWICH — The District One Hazardous Material Response Team was called to the fire department headquarters on last Friday afternoon after a local resident received a white powdery substance in the mail. Fire Department Captain Joseph Mayo said the letter was sent from Las Vegas to the local resident, who Mayo said he could not identify because of potential application of the Health Insurance Portability and Ac...

Town Counsel Declares No Open Meeting Law Violation

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town's legal counsel has declared the community preservation committee did not violate the state's Open Meeting Law as asserted by resident Donald Howell in a complaint filed with the committee in early February. Howell questioned the legality of the actions taken by the committee in its Jan. 26 meeting in which it made several recommendations to include articles in the annual town meeting warran...

HYANNIS ─ The Hyannis Youth and Community Center was hopping on Sunday, with fans packing the stands of the gym for one more chance to see their favorite high school hoop stars in action in the 30 th Cape and Islands High School Basketball All-Star Games. Players representing each of the schools on the Cape and Islands took part in the annual event, with Christine Friedel stepping up for the Monomoy girls a...

HARWICH ─ Monomoy students came through in a big way for the local Dollars for Scholars program on Friday, netting nearly $2,000 by shooting some hoops as part of a special Hoop-A-Thon. The event drew a healthy representation of Monomoy Regional High School students to the gym after school on Friday, where participants had five minutes to sink as many free throws as possible. Successful shots earned money in...

Kat's Pause: Believe In YOU

By: Kat Szmit

This is a message for specific people. For the kid who helps out each year with a particular team, secretly longing to join the competition, but just...can't. For the one who dreams of getting in the game or racing down the track to beat the clock, but who instead listens to the voices of others saying “nope” and remains sidelined. I was there. I get you. Now hear me: your time is now. When I was a kid, my sib...

School News, March 23, 2017

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham Elementary School Brad Morgan and Jacob Keeler from Ms. Chieffo's class interviewed Miss Maloney for the class newspaper, The Chieffo Chronicle. Getting to Know Our School Nurse, Miss Maloney by Brad Morgan and Jacob Keeler Brad: Why did you decide to become a nurse? Miss Maloney: I always thought I’d like to become a nurse, but I thought I couldn’t go to school. I decided I could go to s...

The Skydiving Effect

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Once again, there will be no skydiving in Chatham this summer. Some residents will no doubt greet that news with cheers. Others will see it as giving in to “not in my backyard” pressure. Most will see little or no impact to their own lives and will move on with a shrug. Yet there is a lesson here that residents, and especially the town's business community, should heed. It's been more than three years since...

Letters to the Editor, March 23

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Cloth Is The Way To Go Editor: In light of the recent letters to the editor concerning shopping bags, this subscriber's suggestion is to use neither paper nor plastic.  Personally, when I do the grocery shopping, I use cloth bags with handles.  Some are even given away as advertising incentives.  These may be purchased at most (if not all ) grocery stores and easily re-used time and time again.  Perhaps The...